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Best things do to around Sydney

  • Driving from Sydney to Wollongong

    Sydney to Wollongong Road trip

    Wollongong is a very popular destination some 80 km from the city. You can drive or catch a train that takes around an hour and cost approx $16 on city rail to get there. The train runs from central station at country link platform. Wollongong is located on South Coastline, passing through Hurstville, Shire District and some of the most scenic spots like Helensburgh, Stinson Beach, Thirroul. 

  • Exploring Blue Mountains near Sydney

    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. Katoomba the main city in the Blue Mountains is some 80 km from Sydney. Take M4 and you can get there in less than an hour. Once past Hawkesbury River in Penrith you will start climbing up the mountains with beautiful towns of Springfield, Hazelbrook, Leura, Wentworth Falls Katoomba and Black Health. 

  • Exploring Nelson Bay and Port Stephens NSW

    Port Nelson NSW

    Nelson Bay and Port Stephen are great destinations for a relaxed as well as adventurous holiday if you are travelling with kids. The regions boast of longest sand dunes in Australia and 10-mile beach where you can indulge in plenty of tours and activities run all throughout the year. 

  • Some interesting locations to explore around Sydney

    Sydney things to do

    Sydney Metropolitan area covers an area of surrounded by dense national forests on Northern, the western and southern tip of the city.  The city landscape is a good mix of hilly terrain, waterways, rivers, beautiful beaches and amazing lookouts commanding great views of the city.  I have explored Sydney for over 20 years and still come across new and interesting locations. The National Parks around Sydney covered hectares of bushland and isolated locations. 

  • Sydney to Armidale Road trip

    Sydney to Armidale

    Planning a road trip from Sydney to Armidale? The driving distance from Sydney to Armidale is 585 km (6.5 hours) which makes it ideal for a day trip for a weekend excursion to this beautiful part of New South Wales. There are two alternative ways of travelling between Sydney and Armidale. The shortest way is to take New England Highway 15 which starts near the city of Newcastle and passes through laid backcountry towns of Scone, Singleton and Tamworth.

    These are midsize agricultural towns and popular for dairy, horse breeding and cattle production. New England region of NSW attracted early settlers around the 1820s and enjoyed a boom during Gold mining days. 

  • Sydney to Jervis Bay and Canberra

    Jervis Bay is 200 km south of Sydney. The drive on Princess Highway towards Wollongong. In order to save time fist stop can be Kiama which is 1.5 hours from Sydney. Kiama is famous for its blow-hole and light-house. You can stop by for brunch or lunch at one of many cafes in the city. Drive further south takes you to the historic town of Berry. Berry is a nice historic town and has very lively ambience. There are many nice cafes and restaurants along the Princess Highway. The next stop on the way is Ulladulla and is quite popular for fishing. There are nice cabin available along the river and offers an ideal environment for relaxing by the waterfront and enjoying boating and fishing.