Best Day Trips Around Sydney

Make the most of the cooler autumn weather by heading out on a day trip. We think day trips are a great way to explore your local area and escape the daily grind. 

On a day out, you can expand your horizons and relax. You can just get in the car and head off, without the hassle of booking accommodation. 

If you’re looking for some ideas for your next big day out, then you’ve come to the right place. In this blog, we’ll share our top day trip spots around Sydney to inspire you. 

Blue Mountains

Head west for two hours from Sydney, and you’ll find yourself in the Blue Mountains. Here, you can take walks through ancient forests, see famous rock formations and enjoy spectacular views at the lookouts. If you’re a keen off-roader, then you’re in luck. The Blue Mountains have some great 4wd tracks to explore. There’s also plenty of foodie fixes nearby, with quaint cafes, historic hotels, and local wineries. 

There’s so much to see in the Blue Mountains. If a day trip is too short, you can also camp overnight near the national park. 

Southern Highlands

Head to the NSW Southern Highlands region for rural towns and rolling hills, set to a backdrop of the state forest. Explore the towns to find vintage fashion, antiques, cafes, museums and historic buildings. It’s only one hour from Sydney, so it’s perfect for a day trip. 

Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley region features lush countryside, nestled with restaurants and wineries. It’s the perfect place to unwind and explore at a leisurely pace. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy wandering through the valley. 

If you find the 2.5 hour drive from Sydney is too long for a day trip, you can also camp overnight

Royal National Park

Just an hour’s drive from Sydney, Royal National Park offers the ultimate bush escape. Experience 15 hectares of bushland, complete with 4wd tracks, cliff top walks and secret swimming spots. There are plenty of walking trails and caves to explore.

Royal National Park is also one of the best places near Sydney for stand up paddling. The tranquil waters of Cabbage Tree Basin are perfect for paddling, kayaking, fishing and swimming. It’s known as a paddler’s paradise. 

Are you ready for your day trip this autumn?

Whether you are going to the mountains, valleys or the bush, you’ll want to be prepared. At CAOS, we stock everything you need to make your next day trip a great one. 

Come in store or shop online to pick up your gear! 

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