School Holiday Day Trip Ideas Outside Sydney
Spending the school holidays by staying right in the heart of the city in one of the best serviced apartments Sydney has to offer is a dream trip for many families and one you’ll never forget. But once you’ve seen everything Sydney’s city has to offer, what’s next? Here, we’ve listed some of the very best day trip ideas that are just a short car trip or bus ride outside the city centre:
The Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains is a wonderful place to go for a day out with the entire family. Pack the kids in the car, bring some refreshments and head into the mountains for a day of exploring amazing bushland and taking in some of Australia’s most iconic landmarks. If you aren’t too keen on driving there, there are plenty of guided tours you can take right from the city centre.
Palm Beach has to be one of the most iconic Sydney beaches. Take a trip there and enjoy some fun water activities like surfing or kayaking. Then why not finish off by taking a walk to the Lighthouse in the afternoon? Once you’ve taken in the sights relax at one of the local restaurants and cafes in the area.
All Out At Sea!
We all take the time to explore the surrounding areas by land, but what about by sea? There are plenty of great whale and dolphin spotting cruises than run from the heart of Sydney and take you out into the open waters to see some of our most magnificent marine life, close up.
Take the Ferry to Manly
Taking the ferry from Circular Quay on a gorgeous summer day is the perfect way to spend some time and relax during your holiday. Head across to Manly and visit Oceanworld, walk along the pier and enjoy some good old fashioned fish and chips.
Spend a day at the Royal National Park
Located just 32km from Sydney, the Royal National Park has a number of great places to explore and activities to enjoy. Have a riverside picnic, go on a clifftop heathland walk, cycle the rainforest tracks or go surfing at one of the beaches. This beautiful place is great for the whole family. There are heaps of activities that everyone will enjoy.
If you are staying in centrally located apartments Sydney has to offer, you will find that organising day trips outside of the city is easy as there are a number of tour buses that run several times a day. Do some research before you arrive to find out where and how frequent these tours run from and if possible, book your seats in advance. If you are travelling during school holidays, there will be many people that have the same idea.
There are so many great places to visit just outside Sydney. It’s just a matter of taking your time to do the research and find out the places you want to visit during your next stay, in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.