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Top Day Trips Near Sydney (Part 1)

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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
I am a travel writer and photographer with a passion for the great outdoors and food! I love travelling and discovering hidden gems... experience the journey on Instragram! @gypsy_compass
Published February 6th 2016
Escape for a day with these Day Trips
With today's busy lifestyle it is hard to get that time off and take a break from it all. A day trip from the list below is the 'perfect escape for a day'!

The list includes the top day trips in Sydney and near, making it convenient for everyone to take that day trip and enjoy the best of nature that Sydney has to offer...

1. Day Trip to Royal National Park
With so much things to do, see and experience and being Australia's biggest National Park, this is a must add to the day trip lists. Situated approximately 33km from Sydney you will be welcomed to a world of pure nature, with many lookouts, short & long walks, beaches including hidden secluded beaches and swimming holes, waterfalls, flora & fauna, abundance of wildlife, and if you are driving through the National Park you might discover a hidden gem! You will certainly want to come back and explore more... Click here for website.

A magical view from Coast Walk at the Royal National Park...

2. Day Trip to Wollongong
The Gong has it all! You can catch a surf at one of the beaches, take a romantic or family-friendly stroll at the Botanical Gardens, indulge in fine food & drinks at some of the best restaurants around, spot birdlife at lookouts, or explore the town and surroundings with tourist drive routes. Wollongong is located approx 80km From Sydney, making it the perfect day trip! Click here for website.

History at Wollongong...

3. Day Trip to Kiama
For one of the best day trips with family or your significant other, this is a perfect day escape. At Kiama you are welcomed to a laid back marina life, with two blowholes that are a must see, short walks to experience or take a dip at one of the beaches, maybe try your hook at fishing, or better yet explore it all in that one day! Kiama is situated approx 118km from Sydney and the drive is quite scenic too. Click here for website.

One of the spectacular marina's at Kiama...

4. Day Trip to Blue Mountains
You will certainly feel like you are a world away with the majestic beauty of the Blue Mountains. It is home to the iconic Three Sisters, stunning waterfalls and swimming holes, Botanic Gardens, lookouts that will take your breath away, bird watching galore as well as wildlife spotting, museums and galleries. There are also so many different short & long walks to be enjoyed, the Blue Mountains will certainly make you come back for more. The Blue Mountains is an approx 90mins drive from Sydney.Click here for website.

Sunset over the mighty Three Sisters at the Blue Mountains...

5.Day Trip to the Southern Highlands
Breathe in the crisp air, admire the valleys and its beauty at the Southern Highlands. In just under a 2 hr drive from Sydney you will be welcomed to some of the best pies & pastries in the country, waterfalls, awe-inspiring lookouts, short & long walks, National Parks that are loaded with an abundance of things to do, see and experience, tourist drives, kayaking or canoeing, swimming at waterholes and plenty more natural experiences. The Southern Highlands certainly does make you feel like you are a world away. Click here for website.

Enjoying the breathtaking scenery on a drive at the beautiful Southern Highlands...

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Why? Enjoy a day out with these wonders...
When: All year round
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Cost: Free or ticketed depending on what you do
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I absolutely love all these places. Looking forward to Part 2.
by Diana (score: 2|719) 1608 days ago
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