The famous east coast city in Australia may be a favourite with backpackers and luxury travellers alike, but New South Wales has so much more to offer than just the Opera House and a Harbour bridge. Some of the best day trips (or at a push overnight trips) from Sydney can enhance your stay in this part of Australia.
The Blue Mountains National Park is one of the most beautiful spots in New South Wales. Not only can you get great views from up above, but there is the chance to spot some endangered Australian wildlife like kangaroos and wallabies.
The Jenolan Caves are not far from the Blue Mountains and consist of many limestone caves that have been a favourite for travellers for a long while. The subterranean scenery is certainly spectacular!
Port Stephens is the home of whale watching and dolphin spotting, perhaps one of the best places on the East Coast to see these beautiful marine creatures.
Lord Howe Island is a true desert island locale, although you will not find many cheap accommodation options on here. The island is home to perhaps the best barefoot luxury south of the Great Barrier Reef.
The Great Ocean Road may not be navigable in one day, but enroute to Melbourne this spectacular coastal road will give you the chance to spot incredible rock formations in the water, as well as the opportunity to see wildlife aplenty!
Hunter Valley is probably the most famous vineyard region of Australia, but there are more things to do here than just rural wine-tasting. Why not hop in a hot air balloon and take in the grassy scenery from the sky?
Canberra is the National Capital Region of Australia and it is here where amidst the change of pace of Sydney you can find museums, mega shopping malls, and food and drink galore.