Popular for its distinctive attractions like arched Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Garden, there are plenty of striking places to be discovered in the city of Sydney and beyond it.
Though it’s completely understandable that the capital city of New South Wales, Sydney, offers enough places of interest for holidaymakers, they should not fail to discover the beauty of this Australian State beyond its capital. I think it is important to plan a tour wherein you can explore each and every part of the city in the first place and then look forward to exploring the wilderness beyond it.
A few months back I went on a camper van road trip with Aussie Campervan. I discovered a lot of beautiful places near Sydney, some of which are mentioned below.
Discover The Striking Wineries Of Hunter Valley
Located nearly 120 kilometers north of New South Wales’ capital Sydney, the Hunter Valley is one of the most iconic and oldest wines-producing places in Australia. This place which is also known as the Hunter Region is home to nearly 150 wineries, many producing world-class wines. Although it would be a tall order to visit all of the wineries, you should definitely try to explore a few of them if you are interested in knowing how to produce quality wines. The vineyards create a striking landscape in this region with a variety of grapes grown. Nothing should stop you from exploring the Hunter Valley if you have a passion for wine, it’s only a three hour drive from Sydney.
Apart from visiting wineries and vineyards, you can also enjoy tremendously succulent food produced in the area and relax in some incredible spas.
Explore The Tranquility Of The Blue Mountains
Located in the west of Sydney, the ‘Blue Mountains’ is but a rugged mountain range that’s popular for its phenomenal views. Packed with plenty of beautiful things like striking waterfalls, stunning cliffs, and beautiful villages, the Blue Mountains is a mesmerising place that will keep you thoroughly occupied. Some of the most interesting things that you can discover in the Blue Mountains include eucalyptus forests and awesome gardens located in the villages. You can also visit the Blue Mountains National Park and enjoy hiking as well as bushwalking there. In addition to that, if you feel like exploring a town in this region you can look forward to visiting Katoomba.
Enjoy The Commendable Beauty Of Port Stephens
Known worldwide for its conspicuous beaches and astonishing bays, Port Stephens is a perfect place for family holidays. Consisting of approximately 26 attractive beaches, Port Stephens will not disappoint any holidaymaker who comes to this place hoping to experience some quality moments. Considering the fact that it has numerous sandy beaches, and perfect bays, it’s really an ideal place for enjoying water sports like surfing, snorkeling, and swimming etc. Enjoy beach walking and discovering beautiful sealife and aquatic animals like dolphins along the way.
Visit Lord Howe Island
If you want to see the real charm of turquoise waters and want to experience some of the most incredible beaches near Sydney, you must visit Lord Howe. Lord Howe Island, which is located at a distance of two hours from Sydney, is a kind of place that you can hardly see anywhere in the world. This incredible tourist destination is not only famous for its beaches but also for its stunning rainforests. Not just that, you can also adore its extremely beautiful mountain ranges.
Travel To Batemans Bay
Located at a distance of 280 kilometers from Sydney, Batemans Bay is one of the most incredible towns in the state of New South Wales. The town which lies on Princes Highway is an extremely interesting holiday destination not only for the people of New South Wales but also for the holidaymakers from neighboring states like Victoria, Queensland, and South Australia. As far as Batemans Bay is concerned, some of the things that you can look forward to include its food, shopping centers, and picture-perfect beaches.