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Everyone knows that Sydney is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world, which is exactly why it attracts millions of globetrotters every year. However, the fact is that it may be perceived as too crowded and overwhelming, which is exactly why you should leave it for a day and go for a trip outside of Sydney. Here are tree most amazing easy day-trips you mustn’t skip when visiting Sydney, so check them out and pick at least one that suits your personal preferences in the best possible way. We’re sure that our list won’t fail to surprise you!

Don’t skip the fabulous Northern Beaches

If you’re a huge fan of gorgeous sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, you definitely mustn’t skip the fabulous Northern Beaches! This is particularly true if you’ve already explored all Sydney’s city beaches, so make sure to head north in order to find a new stretch of sand. There are 23 fantastic beaches from Manly up to Palm Beach, and we must say that these are so breathtaking that you’ll forget that you’re so near the crowded city such as Sydney. The vibe here is really chill, so you’ll be able to relax and unwind to the max. The best part about it is the fact that it will take you about an hour and a half to get there by bus from Sydney CBD, so don’t miss an opportunity to explore new beaches and enjoy your me-time far away from the city crowd.

 Northern Beaches

Snorkeling at Nelson Bay? Why not!

Even though it’s about 210km north of Sydney, we must say that you won’t regret if you decide to pay a visit to Nelson Bay – a charming coastal resort town located inside the mouth of Port Stephens, a large natural harbor. This short trip is particularly attractive to tourists who would love to explore its wonderful facilities when it comes to aquatic recreation, as the diving and snorkeling here are beyond exceptional. So, if you’re a passionate snorkeler, be sure to get a quality scuba equipment and don’t forget to bring it along. You should definitely check out Broughton Island and the ‘Looking Glass’, which is a split that runs through the middle of the island that’s crowded with marine life. Apart from these, you should also explore the tiny promontory of Fly Point, which is an aquatic reserve with prolific marine life. One thing is certain – you’ll absolutely adore your one-day trip to Nelson Bay!

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Royal National Park is a must-see, too

On the other hand, if you’re up for embarking on a new outdoor adventure that includes breathtaking coastal views, we reckon that Royal National Park is your cup of tea. This is one of the most popular day trips among the travelers, but you can always opt for it as your perfect weekend getaway, too. In order to appreciate this amazing region at its finest, you should probably go for a 26km coastal track which will stun you with its beautiful beaches, gorgeous waterfalls, and exciting creeks. Of course, you’ll have to carry enough food and your camping gear, but trust us when we say that it’s completely worth it. Or you can just hire a car for a day and stop to enjoy the viewpoints and short walks, which is also a good way to spend a day exploring the beauties of Australia. Remember that it’s just an hour drive south from Sydney, which makes it a truly memorable one-day trip!

National Park travel

As you can see, there really are fantastic short trips you mustn’t skip when visiting Sydney and these three are definitely the most popular of them. You certainly won’t make a mistake whichever you go for, as the Northern Beaches, Nelson Bay, and Royal National Park indeed has a lot to offer. All you have to do is to stick to your personal preferences and we’re sure that you’ll make a good decision!


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