Travel Magazine

3 Day Trips from Sydney

By Smartgirltravel @SmartGirlTravel

A breath of fresh air awaits you outside the bustling city limits of Sydney. Head towards the mighty mountains and get sidetracked by the towering sandstone edifices. Take a drive through the hinterlands to beaches that rival the best in the world. Study the grapes hanging heavy on the vine. Book Australia holidays online and plot a blissful short escape from town.


Blue Mountains

sydney day trip 1

Set your senses alight at the Blue Mountains. They derived their name from the blue haze hovering above the mountains caused by the oils from the bountiful Eucalyptus trees. In fact, a number of plants here can’t be found anywhere else. The Blue Mountain area is one of rugged plateau, inaccessible gorges, cascading waterfalls, and sandstone escarpments. Walk along Victorian-era trails that lead down to the temperate rainforest teeming with wildlife. Listen to the mimicking call of the Lyrebird. Peer through a lookout at Echo Point and view the peculiar rock formations that make up the iconic Three Sisters.


Jervis Bay

sydney day trip 2

Drive to Jervis Bay on Grand Pacific Drive, a coast-hugging route that offers a sensationally scenic ride. Jervis Bay has been officially recorded as having the whitest sand in the world. Discover a remote beach with the powder-fine sand among the bay’s hidden inlets. Its calm waters make it an ideal spot for snorkelers, anglers, and divers. Join a dolphin cruise and laugh in amazement as the playful creatures pop out from the teal waters. Whale watching is available during their migration season. After a swim stroll on the Scribbly Gum track through the forest to photograph the fascinating trees it’s named after.


Hunter Valley

sydney day trips 3

Wine country. Become a discerning wine drinker with a tour through the beautiful Hunter Valley. Get ready to conquer several of the 130 wineries have made the region its home. Rolling fields and rows of budding grapes fill the countryside. Become acquainted with the subtleties of tasting wine and learn about the delicate process of crafting it. Savor the different varieties and select a favorite to pair with sumptuous artisanal cheeses. Alternatively, head towards the Hunter Valley Gardens where over 60 acres come ablaze with color and character. Each of the dozen gardens is differently themed, creating a unique journey through 8,000 roses and fairytale fables.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Day Nine

    The Rings Cycle – Your Historic Sporting Fact of the Day from The Daily Constitutional in London Sunday 5th Tennis Between the 1924 and 1988 Olympiads, tennis... Read more

    By  Lwblog
  • Day Thirteen


    The Rings Cycle – Your Historic Sporting Fact of the Day from The Daily Constitutional in London Thursday 9th Football In 1948, the Great Britain Football team... Read more

    By  Lwblog
  • Day Fourteen


    The Rings Cycle – Your Historic Sporting Fact of the Day from The Daily Constitutional in London Friday 10th Hockey India remains the most successful hockey... Read more

    By  Lwblog
  • In for the Count: A Sydney Tally and a New Manifesto

    Like Mochi and Macarons, I tend to let a bit loose when I’m travelling.Over five days in Sydney (plus travel to and from the airport) I spent about $400. Read more

    By  Eemusings
  • 5 Tips for Easy Road Trips with Dogs

    Tips Easy Road Trips with Dogs

    Lauren and I are so excited! Thanks to our friends at the World Walk About blog, we have our very first guest post. This is an article that we wrote called “5... Read more

    By  Kenin Bassart
  • I Remember - Melbourne (via Sydney)

    Remember Melbourne (via Sydney)

    My "I Remember" posts take me back to my travels that happened more than a decade ago. It was a time when we didn't have digital cameras as easily available as... Read more

    By  Raghavmodi
  • Ladurée Sydney

    Ladurée Sydney

    Last weekend, I went up to Sydney for IMATS. Sunday morning, I woke up with this massive urge for macarons and since so many people has been saying how awesome... Read more

    By  Kerker