19 Great Day Trips from Sydney

19 Best day trips from Sydney

No matter how beautiful Sydney is, sometimes we just want to escape the city for a nice day trip, discovering beautiful destinations we haven’t been to before.

With a beautiful and long coastline, and so many different national parks surrounding the city, there really isn’t any shortage of great day trips from Sydney.

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12 Great Weekend Getaways from Sydney

Weekend getaways from Sydney NSW
Looking for great weekend getaway ideas?
We have shortlisted 12 excellent weekend getaway destinations in New South Wales, all within driving distance from Sydney.

While Sydney has a lot to offer to both tourists and residents, it doesn’t hurt to sometimes escape the city and have a relaxing weekend getaway.

Luckily, Sydney and New South Wales have lots of options for awesome weekend getaway destinations, and some of them don’t even require a lot of driving.

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15 Best Beaches in NSW You Should Visit

Best beaches in NSW

One of the advantages of living in New South Wales is that this state has a very long coastline, home to some of the world’s prettiest beaches. Some of these beaches are famous all over the world, while others are still very much undiscovered.

With so many great beaches in NSW to choose from, there is no such thing as a top 10 or a top 15. But the below list of 15 beaches is what we believe a good representation of the many beaches we have on offer in New South Wales, Australia’s most beautiful state.

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Best Places to Stay in Byron Bay (Hotels and Resorts)

Best places to stay in Byron Bay
Where to stay in Byron Bay for your holiday
We have outlined the best places to stay in Byron Bay, catering for different budgets, from luxurious 5-star resorts to comfortable 3-star hotels.

Tucked away in the far north of New South Wales, close to the Queensland border, Byron Bay is a popular beach-side town that attracts a great amount of tourists each year. Despite its growing popularity and influx of visitors over the years, Byron Bay has always been able to maintain its pleasant laid-back atmosphere.

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Mount Kosciuszko Hiking Guide (Walking Tracks to the Summit)

Mount Kosciuszko summit walks (hiking guide)

Mount Kosciuszko in the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales is Australia’s highest point, peaking at 2,228 metres above sea level.

While Mt Kosciuszko is primarily known as a busy ski destination during winter, the area is a very popular spot for hiking as well as for mountain biking during the warmer summer months.

This Mount Kosciuszko hiking guide describes the different walking tracks that take you to the summit of Australia’s tallest mountain, offering breathtaking views of Kosciuszko National Park.

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Ettalong, Umina and Pearl Beach – Spend a Day Beach Hopping on the Central Coast

Ettalong Beach, Umina Beach and Pearl Beach on the Central Coast

Escape the crowds at Sydney’s popular beaches, and visit Ettalong, Umina and Pearl Beach on the Central Coast instead.

Overlooking Brisbane Water and Broken Bay, these three family-friendly strips of sand are perfect for swimming and other water-based activities.

Ettalong, Umina and Pearl Beach are neighbouring beaches all within easy driving distance, so why not explore all three of them in one day?

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