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Top Sydney Day Trips & Excursions

Once you’ve explored Sydney, use the city as a jumping-off point to see nearby regions with lush wilderness and rich culture. From visiting native kangaroos to trekking through colorful rain forests, see below for your day trip options from Sydney.

Blue Mountains — 90 miles (145 km) away
Take in the natural beauty of the UNESCO-listed Blue Mountains National Park on a day trip from the city. Many tours combine visits to top outdoor spots such as the Three Sisters rock formation and Scenic World’s cableway and railway with stops at the mountain town of Leura and the Waradah Aboriginal Centre.

Hunter Valley —105 miles (170 km) away
With a reputation for fine wine and tasty foods, the Hunter Valley is a great choice for a relaxing day trip from Sydney. Discover some of the region’s best wineries and restaurants on a tastings tour, which can include a scenic helicopter flight or a visit to a native wildlife refuge.

Port Stephens –  115 miles (185 km) away
Set just over two hours from Sydney by car, Port Stephens offers the chance to immerse yourself in nature. Discover the beaches and rain forest on the scenic north coast, then check out Australian critters at a wildlife park, take a dolphin-watching cruise, or go four-wheeling or sandboarding at the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes.

Canberra – 178 miles (285 km) away
Delve into Australia’s cultural treasures on a visit to the nation’s capital, where you’ll find highlights such as the Australian War Memorial, the National Portrait Gallery, and Parliament House. Find great photo ops of the city as you approach from Mt Ainslie, and learn from your guide about the architects who designed the city in the early 1900s. A major plus? All tours from Sydney include roundtrip transportation, so there’s no need to worry about logistics.
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All Inclusive Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Trip from SydneyDay Trips

All Inclusive Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Trip from Sydney

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Experience the majestic World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on a small-group full-day tour from Sydney. Enjoy sweeping views of the Blue Mountains and sites including the Three Sisters and Jamison Valley. Hop onboard the Scenic Railway (or other rides) at Scenic World, enjoy a chef-prepared lunch (dietary requirements accommodated), and visit Featherdale Wildlife Park to see kangaroos and other native Australian critters. Then, cruise by boat back to Sydney Harbour on the Parramatta River.
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Full Day Sydney Tour with Opera House and The Rocks TourDay Trips

Full Day Sydney Tour with Opera House and The Rocks Tour

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Spend a day exploring Sydney with an expert guide, and take in iconic highlights around the famous harbor-side city on this full-day tour. Admire the swoop of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the sails of the Sydney Opera House. Tickle your toes in the sands of Manly Beach, and then head over to Bondi Beach later that day. Take in the sights of downtown Sydney, and wrap up with a scenic drive to The Gap and Watson’s Bay. You can also upgrade to add a lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour if you'd like.
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All Inclusive Full-Day Blue Mountains Trip from SydneyDay Trips

All Inclusive Full-Day Blue Mountains Trip from Sydney

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Hit all the highlights of Australia's Blue Mountains on this day tour from Sydney. View native Australian animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park, see the famous Three Sisters at Echo Park, then head for Scenic World (all three rides included). Wind up on a river cruise on the Parramatta back to Sydney for drop-off at Circular Quay or Darling Harbour. National Park fees and round-trip transportation from select hotels included.
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Canberra Day Trip from SydneyDay Trips

Canberra Day Trip from Sydney

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Take a full-day tour from Sydney to explore Canberra, the fascinating capital city of Australia. Enjoy guided tours of key sights including the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, the National Museum and the Lodge, home to the Prime Minister. As you approach Canberra, stop in the quaint town of Sutton Forest and snap photos from Mt Ainslie. Your guide shares the backstory behind the design of Canberra, conceived of by visionary architects and one of only a handful of planned cities in the world.
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Blue Mountains Day Trip Including Parramatta River CruiseDay Trips

Blue Mountains Day Trip Including Parramatta River Cruise

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Enjoy a full-day tour from Sydney to the Blue Mountains to discover the charms of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed region. Enjoy sweeping views of the Blue Mountains from Kings Tableland. Take a walk at Wentworth Falls or Leura Cascades; visit Leura and Katoomba; stop to see the Three Sisters rock formation and explore the rides at Scenic World (own expense). See ancient Aboriginal rock carvings, then take a boat cruise down the Parramatta River to Circular Quay in Sydney Harbour.
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Sydney Private Tour featuring Wilderness, Wildlife, Waves, Waterfalls and WineDay Trips

Sydney Private Tour featuring Wilderness, Wildlife, Waves, Waterfalls and Wine

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Explore breathtaking wilderness, visit beautiful beaches, pat kangaroos or hug an emu, away from the usual tourist trail! Are you in Australia only for a few days? This comprehensive, CUSTOMISABLE one day tour is for you! Make friends with Aussie animals in their natural habitat. Relax at waterfalls and lush rainforest with complimentary wine and chocolate. Discover ancient Aboriginal carvings in untouched forests... - Enjoy uncrowded beaches and dramatic coastlines - Experience gourmet local produce; fresh oysters, gin distilled on site - Lunch is at a stunning, waterfront restaurant. Guests receive a discount and premium seating overlooking Pelican Island. - Explore rock pools brimming with sea life - Visit the only pearl farm in NSW - Get photos of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge from Mrs Macquarie's Chair As a professional photographer, documentary maker and expert guide, I'm also trained to locate and monitor Aboriginal sites. More photos on IG: @sydneyguidedtours
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Walking with Wombats Day Tour: All InclusiveDay Trips

Walking with Wombats Day Tour: All Inclusive

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Get out of the city and into the wild on this small-group tour from Sydney. Soak up natural wonder such as Sublime Point along the Wollongong coast, the Kiama Blowholes, and Minnamurra Rainforest, and get up-close to charming wombats and kangaroos in their natural habitats.
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Blue Mountains day tour includes our popular breakfast in the Aussie bushDay Trips

Blue Mountains day tour includes our popular breakfast in the Aussie bush

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Head into the Blue Mountains with this small group tour from Sydney. Visit Featherdale to see koalas, kangaroos, crocodiles, and more incredible animals. Enjoy thrilling rides at Scenic World, and check out dramatic cliffs, waterfalls, and the striking rock formation known as the Three Sisters. Take in scenic views of Sydney with a ferry ride down the Parramatta River under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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Blue Mountains Day Tour Including Three Sisters, Scenic World and Wildlife ParkDay Trips

Blue Mountains Day Tour Including Three Sisters, Scenic World and Wildlife Park

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See the dramatic landscapes of the Blue Mountains from different perspectives on this action-packed full-day tour. Ride the world’s steepest railway at Scenic World; observe kangaroos and koalas at the Featherdale Wildlife Park; and snap photos of the Three Sisters from Echo Point lookout. The fun doesn’t stop there! Stock up on sugary treats at Leura’s famous candy store and finish your day on a scenic cruise along the Parramatta River to Sydney Harbour.
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All-Inclusive Blue Mountains Day Trip with River CruiseDay Cruises

All-Inclusive Blue Mountains Day Trip with River Cruise

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Explore the Blue Mountains on a full-day tour that features the UNESCO World Heritage-listed region’s natural beauty, including landmarks like Three Sisters, Jamison Valley, Leura, and unlimited rides at Scenic World. On the return trip to Sydney, meet native Australian wildlife at Sydney Zoo, then cruise back to the city on a scenic Parramatta River cruise. Bonus: includes a delicious 2-course lunch at an award-winning restaurant.
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Blue Mountains SMALL groups day tour from Sydney with Wildlife Park and CruiseDay Trips

Blue Mountains SMALL groups day tour from Sydney with Wildlife Park and Cruise

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Explore the beautiful Blue Mountains on this small-group excursion with a local guide. After a convenient hotel pickup, watch for koalas, wombats, and crocodiles at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Then, take an optional cable car ride with amazing views of Katoomba Falls, visit Australia’s Grand Canyon, and enjoy a relaxing cruise back to Sydney on the Parramatta River.
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Jervis Bay South Coast Day Trip from Sydney - CyclingDay Trips

Jervis Bay South Coast Day Trip from Sydney - Cycling

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Enjoy a quintessential Aussie beach break and discover the natural wonders of Jervis Bay on this full-day tour from Sydney. After a thrilling coastal drive, passing the Kiama blowhole and Mt Bulli lookout, tuck into a delicious picnic lunch (included). Then choose between a cruise of the Jervis Bay Marine Park to spot bottlenose dolphins swimming and playing around the boat, or free time on the southern shoes at Hyams Beach to soak up the sun, sea, and sand before heading back to the city.
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Blue Mountains Nature and Wildlife Day Tour from SydneyDay Trips

Blue Mountains Nature and Wildlife Day Tour from Sydney

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Escape Sydney’s urban bustle for a day to explore the World Heritage-listed wilderness of the Blue Mountains. Soak up panoramic views of eucalyptus forests, and learn the Aboriginal legends behind ancient rock formations including the Three Sisters. Explore the charming mountain town of Leura, and catch sight of koalas and kangaroos at the Sydney Zoo. Plus, you can upgrade to include admission to Scenic World and a delicious lunch.
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Blue Mountains Eco Active Day Trip from SydneyDay Trips

Blue Mountains Eco Active Day Trip from Sydney

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Hike through the rugged peaks, majestic waterfalls and lush rainforests of the Blue Mountains on this active full-day eco tour from Sydney. Hike to Wentworth Falls and through the Jamison valley, then take in the scenery from a different perspective with a ride on the Scenic Railway (own expense). Enjoy views of kangaroos and koalas at the Featherdale Wildlife Park; admire dramatic views of the Three Sisters; and tuck into a delicious picnic lunch looking out over the mountains.
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Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and DistilleryDay Trips

Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery

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Indulge your inner foodie as you discover the fine wines and culinary delights of Australia’s famous Hunter Valley. Set out from Sydney on a full-day small-group tour, stopping to enjoy tours and tastings at the region’s most prestigious boutique wineries. Along the way, tuck into lunch at a local restaurant, sample regional cheeses, and chocolates, and visit The Hunter Distillery.
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Kiama Coast, Bush, Beaches and BBQ Lunch Small Group TourDay Trips

Kiama Coast, Bush, Beaches and BBQ Lunch Small Group Tour

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Escape the city and explore the Kiama Coast region, its bushland, forests, farmlands and coastal beaches on this full-day adventure. Travel from Sydney taking in panoramic views along the route including clifftop lookouts and multiple viewpoints. Look out for indigenous wildlife, walk across secluded beaches and discover aboriginal engravings before indulging in a freshly prepared BBQ lunch outdoors. Enjoy a more personal experience on this small-group tour led by a local guide.
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Blue Mountains Day Tour with Wildlife at Sunset from Sydney Lunch IncludedDay Trips

Blue Mountains Day Tour with Wildlife at Sunset from Sydney Lunch Included

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Avoid the early-morning traffic (and enjoy a sleep-in) on this trip to the Blue Mountains by departing Sydney mid-morning. Embark upon a scenic bushwalk overlooking Jamison Valley, learn about native flora and fauna, as well as the local indigenous people, from your guide, enjoy an included picnic lunch, then enjoy some free time in a quaint town. Finally, arrive at the famed Three Sisters to watch the golden light of sunset cast its glow over the mountains.
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Jenolan Caves and Blue Mountains Tour from SydneyDay Trips

Jenolan Caves and Blue Mountains Tour from Sydney

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Venture underground as you explore the Blue Mountains on this full-day tour, including hotel pick-up and round-trip transport from Sydney. First, climb to the Echo Point lookout for a spectacular view of the Three Sisters and Jamison Valley. Next, explore the magnificent Jenolan Caves, which stretch over a mind-boggling 25-miles (40km) through the Megalong Valley. Follow your guide into the largest of the caves, Lucas Cave, to admire the ‘Cathedral’ chamber, so called for its breath-taking acoustics.
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Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River CruiseDay Cruises

Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise

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Enjoy a visit to the Blue Mountains while in Sydney. Your full-day tour of the World Heritage-listed park visits highlights including the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, and Jamison Valley. En route, stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park, and have your photo taken with cuddly koalas. Cruise back to Sydney on the Parramatta River and see the Sydney Olympic Park, before gliding through Sydney Harbour to wrap up your Blue Mountains tour. Travel with a small group, providing a more intimate experience.
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Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP, Bush Walk, Aboriginal Rock Art, Palm Beach, Day TourDay Trips

Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP, Bush Walk, Aboriginal Rock Art, Palm Beach, Day Tour

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Spend the day exploring Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park in the company of a guide, which enables you to get the most out of your visit. You and your group of just nine people or fewer will learn much more than you would simply traveling on your own through guided commentary focused on the park's history, flora, and fauna. Embark on a guided bush walk, see the Barrenjoey Lighthouse, visit Palm Beach, and fill your belly with a traditional Australian barbecue.
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Private Blue Mountains Escape The Crowds SUV TourDay Trips

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Private Blue Mountains Escape The Crowds SUV Tour

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Benefit from traveling with a private guide on a customizable full-day tour from Sydney that explores Blue Mountains National Park. Take in highlights including Wentworth Falls, the Narrowneck Peninsula, and Echo Point Lookout, and look for Australian wildlife in this UNESCO-listed region. Escape the crowds at Jamison Valley and the Three Sisters; stop to purchase lunch in picturesque Leura; and have the option to visit Featherdale Wildlife Park.
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Blue Mountains Luxury Small Group Touring Experience - With Scenic World RidesDay Trips

Blue Mountains Luxury Small Group Touring Experience - With Scenic World Rides

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Ride in comfort through the Blue Mountains in a comfortable coach during this full-day tour from Sydney. Listen to commentary about the local sights from your guide and upload scenic pictures with the onboard Wi-Fi. Stops include the Featherdale Wildlife Park, the famous Three Sisters formation, Scenic World, and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.
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Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Day Trip from SydneyDay Cruises

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Day Trip from Sydney

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Visit Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park for a day full of fun in the great outdoors just north of Sydney. Learn about indigenous traditions, and see ancient Aboriginal rock carvings and sacred sites. Join a 2.5-hour catamaran cruise through scenic waterways that lead to remote beaches and hidden waterfalls. Then visit West Head lookout and learn about the park's diverse plant and animal life. This small-group tour is limited to 22 people, ensuring an in-depth experience with your guides.
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Fantastic views, aboriginal culture, beautiful wildflowers and amazing wildlife.Day Trips

Fantastic views, aboriginal culture, beautiful wildflowers and amazing wildlife.

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I am an expert on Sydney's natural environment having worked for over 30 years in Sydney's bushland as a professional wildlife educator. With Sydney Nature Tours you get me, arguably Sydney's best informed guide, taking you to some of Sydney's most magnificent environmental locations. These include aboriginal heritage sites, amazing views, fascinating flowers and wildlife. My tours cater for up to 4 people and you are guaranteed to have my full attention while we explore this unique landscape, all within one hour of the center of Sydney
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