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Blue mountains can be seen westward from any high location in the City. Stretching across from Penrith towards inner NSW covering an area of 11,400 sq. km, this is one of the most popular locations to visit if you are visiting Sydney for a couple of days.

Alpine region located some 300 km north of Melbourne offers world-class ski resorts and great family holiday both in winters and summers. If you have a couple of days to yourself the best option would be exploring some nice towns and cities on the way. The region has some of the earliest European settlers which is visible in architecture, lifestyle and name of the towns as well.

Sydney offers a wide range of cuisine from around the world. Most tourist and visitors to the town tend to explore places near Darling Harbour and Circular Quay which is the most visited areas of the city. However, there are a number of neighbourhoods with quality restaurants in all price ranges. I have tried to short-list some interesting and popular restaurants by neighbourhood and proximity to the CBD. If you staying in Darling Harbour or CBD area, most of these establishments are easily accessible. 

Jervis Bay is 200 km south of Sydney. The drive takes you on a scenic coastal Old Princess Highway through beautiful cities of Helensburgh, Stanwell Park, Thirroul and eventually descending near Bulli Pass to the beaches of Fairy Meadows and Wollongong. New Princess Highway offers a direct route to Wollongong. Princess Highway connects Sydney with Melbourne along the south coast of NSW. 

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Exploring South Coast including Ulladulla, Mollymook and Jervis Bay

Lake Burrill is approximately 300km south of Sydney. August is a great time of the year to explore southern highlands as the weather is quite cold at night and days are warm and sunny at this time of the year.  The roads are not very crowded and it is quite easy to find accommodation along the coast. Lake Burrill and surrounding regions are popular for fishing all year round.  

The Snowy Mountains Region is home to premier skiing resorts in NSW, Australia. Easily accessible from Canberra (1.5-hour drive) and Sydney (4.5-hour drive), the region attracts large crowds from around the country. The ski season begins around mid-June and lasts till mid-September. Early snow is sure to bring hordes of skiers and tours to this region and accommodation at Thredbo and Persihers is quickly taken up.

Southern Highlands, Fitzroy Falls

Total Diving Distance: 300km Loop

Areas covered: Sydney to Mittagong, Kangaroo Valley, Berry, Kiama, Wollongong and Sydney

A one or two day trip is ideal for exploring southern highlands in NSW. From Sydney drive on M5 towards Canberra. M5 merges into Hume Highway. Exit for Mittagong from Hume Highway. Mittagong is a beautiful town with a couple of nice cafes and restaurants in the main shopping areas. This place gets quite crowded on the weekends as it attracts visitors from nearby areas. Mittagong has some nice wineries including Artemis WinesBou-Saada Wines and Howards Lane Vineyard. A man-made Lake Alexandra feeds into nearby Nattai river. You can explore a couple of lookouts to have a bird's eye view of Southern Highlands. Some of the popular spots are Mount Gibraltar Lookout and Bowral Lookout.  

There are several car rental options on Sydney International and Domestic Airport. The average car rental per day including insurance for a mid-size car will vary from A$60-$A$100. In order to get great discounts and good deals on car rentals, it is a good idea to book in advance. Rentalcars.com, you give great deals and price comparison on all the top economy and luxury car rental.

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