Cheap Day Tours From Sydney

Sydney is the capital state of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. It is one of the richest Australian Native archeological sites with thousands of engravings throughout the region. It stands as one of the world’s most livable cities with many tourist attractions – sublime Opera house, theatre, beautiful beaches, Taronga Zoo, National Parks and a massive architectural masterpiece like the Cathedral Church are some of the attractions that will make you visit Sydney.

On your visit to Sydney, this article will offer you the adequate information you need to make the most of your Sydney day trips, giving you full details on the best attraction’s sites around the country. If you are considering having the best of times on your Sydney tour, then outlined below are some must-visit locations for you.

1. Palm Beach Day Trip

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Overview

25 miles north of Sydney central business district in the local government area of Northern Beaches is the Palm Beach. It is popularly referred to as palmy and stands as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This beautiful beach gives the town its fame that attracts many affluent visitors all year round.

Your day trip from Sydney to Palm Beach promises an awesome experience as you explore the shore of the beautiful town observing the exquisite building ranging from a cottage to Grand Estates, owned by some of Australia’s most prominent citizens. Your day trip from Sydney to Palm Beach gives you the chances to join thousands of famous and affluent individuals including footballers and other celebrities who come here for holidays every year, especially in the summer month.

Visiting the “Barrenjoey Head Lighthouse” designed by James Barnet in 1881 is one of topnotch experience that your Sydney day trip to Palm Beach offers – the 66 feet tower with balcony and light source that can shine up to 19 nautical miles range will give you something new to learn about the town Summer Bay. Take time out to visit the various luxurious restaurants like The Cook Room. Barrenjoey house, Dunes Pam Beach, Jonah Restaurant that offers delicious and continental dishes to whet your appetite.

Official Home and Away Tour to Summer Bay

Reviews: 4.4 (66 reviews)

Duration: 4 hours 15 minutes

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  • Experience the outdoor filming locations made famous in Home and Away
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Palm Beach and Pittwater Kayak Tours

Duration: 3 hours

Highlights

  • Snacks and beverages are included
  • A great tour for families with kids
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Gourmet Lunch at Jonah's by Seaplane from Sydney

Reviews: 4.7 (8 reviews)

Duration: 4 hours

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  • 4-hour tour with scenic seaplane flight and gourmet lunch at Jonah's restaurant, from Sydney
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Sydney's Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Small-Group Tour

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Duration: 7 hours

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  • Full-day tour of the Northern Beaches from Sydney
  • Marvel over Aboriginal rock art in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
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2. Manly Beach Day Trip

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Overview

Manly Beach is one location to visit for the best day trip Sydney experience. Manly is one of the best beaches in Northern Sydney, it is one of the safest beaches to swim in Australia because it operates lifeguard all year round, volunteer lifesavers also patrol on weekends and holidays. This beach was named by Author Philip after the people as a result of their good character, strength and has been a suitable location for family holidays as well as surf camps.

Awesome experiences await you on your Sydney day trip to Manly as you explore the history of this beautiful sandy beach at Manly Art Gallery and Museum. The gallery has a section of regularly changing exhibits and permanent art collections, it also hosts the annual Manly art festival that features fine local artistsmtrb4 and musicians. The Manly Corso is a popular shopping destination that has many luxurious boutiques, designer stores and galleries that you can get the best of designers at affordable prices.

Take time out to visit Manly Wharf lined with cafés, bars, and restaurants that offer amazing dishes including seafood with irresistible tastes. Visit to Manly Sea Life Sanctuary on your Sydney day trip promises to be an awesome experience as you explore the many species of sea creatures it harbours.

Sydney: Half-Day City Sights and Manly Coach Tour

Reviews: 5.0 (1 review)

Duration: 3.5 hours

Highlights

  • See the highlights of central Sydney on an orientation coach tour
  • Drive across the Harbour Bridge to the Northern Beaches
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Sydney Harbour: 20-Minute Coast & Skyline Helicopter flight

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Duration: 20 minutes

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  • Enjoy a 20-minute flight over the best attractions in Sydney
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Manly and Shelly Beach Snorkeling Tour

Reviews: 4.8 (5 reviews)

Duration: 2 hours

Highlights

  • Snorkel in the protected Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve
  • Try to identify more than 200 fish species, invertebrates and algae
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Sydney: 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Harbor Cruise

Reviews: 3.8 (12 reviews)

Duration: 2 days

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  • Discover Sydney's best attractions with a 2-day pass to the hop-on hop-off harbor boats
  • Take a round-trip in just 60 to 90 minutes to ori... read more

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Sydney: Manly Beach Tour, Harbour Cruise & Taronga Zoo Entry

Reviews: 4.0 (1 review)

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  • Soak up the laid back atmosphere of Manly Beach
  • Take in the breathtaking views of Manly Beach and Sydney Harbour
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3. Royal National Park Day Trip

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Overview

The Royal National Park is one of the most loveable places to visit on your day trip from Sydney. The best way to get to the Park is driving on your private car or considering one of the several car rental options since it’s just 18 miles from south of Sydney business district. It stands as the second oldest Park in the world with coastal beaches, bushes and biking trails.

The National Park is a home to about 11 beaches and some rivers and pool that gives you that perfect swimming environment either in fresh or salt water – Wattamolla beach has a large expanse of land along its coast that you can play volleyball or beach soccer. You can hire a rowboat, canoe or kayak and explore the shores of the rivers. You can hike the various trails around the park for a better view of the Park or hike along the coastal track that runs from Otforf to Bundeen in summer months for a chance to see migrating whales.

Your Sydney day trip to Royal National Park will not be complete if you miss the chance to go mountain biking. The park’s cycling trails are one of the most challenging biking trails in the world ranging from flat wide trails to steep single track that will give you that professional biking test. You can explore the park using many natural tracks to discover many beautiful wild plants and flowers that grow in this natural habitat, also discover the sandstone cliff and Curracurrong waterfall along Otford and Bundeena walking tracks

Sydney: Wildlife, Waterfalls and Wine Small Group Tour

Reviews: 5.0 (1 review)

Duration: 10.5 hours

Highlights

  • Join a private koala experience with a keeper and take your photo with Australia’s favourite marsupial
  • Feed kangaroos and wallabies
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South Coast Day Tour: Illawara Flyway & Wine Tasting

Duration: 10 hours

Highlights

  • See the picturesque Royal National Park
  • Visit Sea Cliff Dive
  • Experience the fascinating Kiama Blowholes
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Sydney South Coast Scenic Nature Tour

Duration: 11 hours

Highlights

  • Gaze out across the Pacific Ocean from panoramic clifftop lookouts
  • Walk in a rain-forest with wildlife, cascading waters, and grand old t... read more

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Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour

Reviews: 4.7 (45 reviews)

Duration: 3 hours

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  • 4-hour city sightseeing tour of Sydney
  • See Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach
  • Explore districts like The... read more

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4. Hunter Valley Day Trip

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Overview

Another must-visit location on your Sydney day trip is the Hunter Valley, it is a region of New South Wales that extends from 75miles to 193 miles north of Sydney. It’s commonly referred to as Hunter Region because of the presence of Hunter River with many other amazing landscapes. The Hunter valley stands as one of the most attractive rivers valley in the whole of New South Wales coast, popularly known for its wineries and coal industries.

Feel the awesome Australian natural environment on your trip from Sydney as you explore the various wineries to enjoy the best of wines, there are about 150 wineries that produce over 70 varieties of wine brands. The hunter valley is home to many wine industries and has wine schools that you can learn the complete wine-making processes from the growth stage to the bottling stage.

Your day trip from Sydney gives you the chance to play golf at one of many 18 holes world-class golf court located around the Hunters valley – the golf course opens all through the week, you can book reservations online or through the golf shops. You can explore the luxurious garden at Hunter valley and discover some of its amazing plants and flowers – this environment also provides a good background for pictures, make sure you go with your cameras. You can go skiing or hike along the various trails for the best view of the beautiful natural environment.

Hunter Valley Winery, Wine Making & Lunch Tour from Sydney

Reviews: 4.7 (10 reviews)

Duration: 11 hours

Highlights

  • Travel from Sydney to the Hunter Valley with a small group for a personalised tour
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From Sydney: Hunter Valley Tour with Lunch & Distillery

Reviews: 4.8 (16 reviews)

Duration: 11 hours

Highlights

  • Sample white and red wine varieties, guided by local experts at 3 local and boutique Hunter Valley Wineries
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Hunter Valley: Food, Wine and Whisky Lunch Tour

Duration: 5 hours

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  • Enjoy a delightful exploration of the Hunter Valley scenery
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Hunter Valley: Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Tasting Tour

Reviews: 4.6 (16 reviews)

Duration: 6 hours

Highlights

  • Visit 3 wineries to sample white and red wine varieties
  • Try organic vodka, schnapps, gin and liqueur tastings served in test tubes
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Full-Day Hunter Valley Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch

Reviews: 4.5 (15 reviews)

Duration: 1 day

Highlights

  • Travel to the beautiful Hunter Valley and taste local wines
  • Enjoy the beautiful Australian scenery
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5. Blue Mountain National Park Day Trip

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Overview

The Blue Mountain National Park often referred to as the Blue Mountains is another location you should consider if you hope for the best of experiences on your Sydney day trip. Just like the name “Blue Mountain” the mountains get their blue tint from the many Eucalyptus plants in the forest – the Eucalyptus plants releases oil to the atmosphere which then mixes with water vapor and dust to reflect the blue haze.

Visit to the Three Sisters Mountains will blow your mind as you take time out to learn on the myth that led to the formation of the landmarks – the mountains stands 3,000 feet above sea level and gives the best point to hike for a better view of the region. Wentworth Falls is one of the many waterfalls in this mountainous region that you must explore, the trail that runs from the top of the mountains to a nearby village is suitable for a walk to have a sweeping view of the landscape.

The Leura village is a perfect location you can take pictures on your day trip from Sydney, the village offers variety of lush gardens own by individuals that that open at different times of the year to the public – the Leura cascade also gives you that perfect picnic location if you traveled with your family or your spouse. Visit to the Scenic word gives you the chance to enjoy the view of the region from one of world’s steepest train ride.

Blue Mountains Tour, Scenic World, Leura Village & Cruise

Reviews: 4.6 (389 reviews)

Duration: 10 hours

Highlights

  • Discover native Australian animal species at Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • Visit Echo Point for views of the 3 Sisters rock formation
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Blue Mountains Small Group All-Inclusive Tour with Lunch

Reviews: 4.9 (88 reviews)

Duration: 10 hours

Highlights

  • Hand feed a Kangaroo at Featherdale Wildlife Park and walk amongst all the native Australian animals
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Small Group Blue Mountains, Featherdale & Cruise Day Tour

Reviews: 4.6 (234 reviews)

Duration: 11 hours

Highlights

  • Visit Echo Point, the Leura Cascades, Featherdale, as well as Cahills Lookout
  • Spot the world-famous Three Sisters rock formation
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From Sydney: Blue Mountains Tour with River Cruise

Reviews: 4.7 (26 reviews)

Duration: 10 hours

Highlights

  • See a koala and feed a kangaroo at Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • Explore the Blue Mountains National Park on a guided bushwalk
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6. Hawkesbury River Day Trip

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Overview

The Hawkesbury River is one of the must-visit locations if you are to get that best Sydney day trip experiences. Exactly an hour drive from North-west of Sydney is this exquisite River that is often referred to as the Nepean River where it draws its root, the picturesque River has been a major attraction in New South Wales for tourists and indigenes who troop in here to get away from the bustling city of Sydney.

Hawkesbury River host water sports yearly ranging from boat races, canoe paddling, and kayaking that tourist and citizens can participate – you can also experience the many moods of the Hawkesbury and Colo River on a cruise including morning tea cruises, evening and sunset cruises while observing the beautiful shores of the River. One of the best experiences you might have on your Sydney day trip to Hawkesbury is taking a leisure stroll around the surrounding villages to discover the amazing landscapes and greens.

There are several markets and Malls around the historic towns that surround this picturesque River where you can make some good purchases at affordable prices. Take time out to visit the Hawkesbury Golf course on your Sydney day trip for a chance to play at the world class golf course which has been used for Australia GPA tour over the years.

Sydney: Port Stephens Dolphins and Dunes

Reviews: 4.3 (6 reviews)

Duration: 11 hours

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the wildlife and scenery of the North Coast region of Port Stephens
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Hunter Valley Tour with 3 Wine Tastings & 2 Course Lunch

Reviews: 4.5 (2 reviews)

Duration: 10 hours 15 minutes

Highlights

  • Explore the stunning and fertile landscape of Hunter Valley
  • Enjoy 3 wine tastings, including one at McGuigans Winery
  • Enjoy a d... read more

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Small-Group Hunter Valley Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour from Sydney

Reviews: 5.0 (92 reviews)

Duration: 11 hours

Highlights

  • Full-day wine-tasting tour of the Hunter Valley
  • Taste 20 different varieties of wine and sample cheese from a local cheese shop
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Hunter Valley Luncheon Tour by Helicopter

Reviews: 5.0 (16 reviews)

Duration: 5 hours

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  • Breathtaking 2-hour helicopter return flight from Sydney to the Hunter Valley
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7. Port Stephens Day Trip

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Another location you must visit in your quest for the best Sydney day trip experience is the Port Stephens. This natural environment is located on approximately 134 square kilometers on the Hunter region of New South Wales. Port Stephens is a popular tourist destination that focuses strongly on aquatic activities such as fishing, recreational boating, swimming and dolphins and whales watching.

Your day trip from Sydney promises an experience of the highest value as you take advantage of the Tomaree Summit Walk for the best view of the Port Stephens – taking the 2km climb up the steep to reach the highest top of the mountain for an opportunity to view the beautiful landscapes from about 161 meters above sea level. Take time out to explore the beaches in the Port Stephens, The Zenith Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches that you can go for a refreshing dip after hiking, the stunning views of Zenith Beach from the surrounding parks is breathtaking.

You day trip Sydney will be short of some experiences if you ignore the dolphins and whales watch – the Port Stephens is known as the capital for dolphins and whales, if you have ever wished for a one-on-one life experience with the dolphins then a visit to Port Stephens should top your itinerary on your Sydney day trip.

Port Stephens Dolphin Discovery Cruise & Boom Net Experience

Reviews: 4.4 (14 reviews)

Duration: 1.5 hours

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  • Experience the fun of a cruise of Port Stephens and see the world famous Bottlenose Dolphins
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Port Stephens: Unlimited Sandboarding & 4WD Sand Dune Tour

Reviews: 4.3 (3 reviews)

Duration: 2 hours

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  • Try something new in an incredible location on this sandboarding and 4WD tour of Stockton Sand Dunes
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Port Stephens: Worimi Sand Dune Quad Bike Adventure

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Duration: 1 hour

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  • Enjoy a 1-hour quad bike ride at the Worimi Sand Dunes, near Port Stephens
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Port Stephens Dolphin Experience

Reviews: 4.0 (1 review)

Duration: 11 hours

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  • Drive across the Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • Tour the coast north of Sydney to the blue water paradise of Port Stephens
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8. Canberra Day Trip

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Your Sydney day trip will not be complete without a visit to the capital city of Australia. It is the country’s political hub that is often overshadowed by Sydney in terms of a tourist destination. Vibes and nightlife may not be one of the attractions in the city but it stands out as the best locations for an intellectual pursuit with one of the best research universities in the world with museums and galleries that exhibit some of the best arts that Australia has to offer.

There are so many attractions sites you might take time out to visit on your Sydney day trip, visit to the Parliament House will make your day trip from Sydney an impactful one – the amazing and picturesque view of this building is mind-blowing that you cannot afford to miss. The National Zoo and Aquarium with thousands of animal species is one of the best places to have a wildlife experience – your day trip from Sydney gives you the chance to explore the various animal species in the zoo including feeding hand feeding the giraffe, bear, and rhino.

Visit to the numerous museums and galleries in the city will help you to explore the Australian history – the National Museum of Australia is available to get you acquainted to the Australian culture as we as other fascinating international exhibitions. You can also take some time out to cruise Lake Burley Griffin by boats, experience the Australian glassworks at the Glass Gallery and shop for the best of fresh products at Old Bus Depot Market.

Canberra Day Tour from Sydney

Reviews: 4.0 (2 reviews)

Duration: 13 hours

Highlights

  • Travel from Sydney to Canberra with a small group for a personalized tour
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Jervis Bay Cruise and South Coast Day Tour from Sydney

Reviews: 3.5 (2 reviews)

Duration: 1 day

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  • Look for dolphins and other marine life on a cruise of Jervis Bay Marine Park
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Full-Day Coach Tour of Canberra from Sydney

Reviews: 4.2 (9 reviews)

Duration: 13 hours

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  • Get acquainted with Australia's capital city on a sightseeing tour from Sydney
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Canberra: Day Tour of Australia's Capital

Reviews: 4.3 (4 reviews)

Duration: 13 hours

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  • Visit the historic township of Berrima
  • Tour through the Southern Highlands and Goulburn sheep district
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9. Kangaroo Village Day Trip

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Overview

The wonderful ambience of the Kangaroo Valley makes it one of the loveliest places to consider for the best day trip from Sydney experience. The Kangaroo valley is also known as the Kangaroo Island and stands as the third largest Island in Australia after Tasmania and Melville Island. Right at the heart of the Kangaroo Valley is the Kangaroo village, this historic village with its gardens and greeneries holds lots of experiences for your day trip from Sydney especially for nature lovers.

Explore the Yarrawa Estate to discover the many crop species that is grown including wine and table grapes, walnuts, citrus, Chinese raisin trees, kiwi fruits, and avocado and sample the best of locally produced beverage in the region. Take some boat trips along the shores of Kangaroo River to observe the area and spend some days camping in the Morton National Park for best exploration of the wildlife. You can also take cooking classes to improve your cooking skills using some of the local ingredients produced by the farmers and artisans to make local delicious dishes.

Take advantage of The Farmers Market to get the best of fresh agricultural products including fruits, vegetables, and herbs directly from the growers at low prices. The Kangaroo Valley festival that holds in October is also one of the experiences that will make your day trip a memorable one, also take the yoga classes to relax your mind.

Blue Mountains Tour, Scenic World, Leura Village & Cruise

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Duration: 10 hours

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  • Discover native Australian animal species at Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • Visit Echo Point for views of the 3 Sisters rock formation
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Private Day trip from Sydney Kangaroo Valley and Wollongong combo

Duration: 1 to 10 hours

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  • Explore Kangaroo Valley with visits to Fitzroy Falls and a historic pub
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Australian Wildlife 4WD Tour from Sydney

Reviews: 4.5 (66 reviews)

Duration: 10 hours

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  • Australian wildlife tour by 4WD from Sydney
  • View Australian wildlife in their native habitats
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10. Kiama Day Trip

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Kiama is one location you must visit if you are to make the most of your Sydney day trip. Kiama is just 120km from Sydney which makes a perfect location you can explore by your personal care or using one of the various car hiring services to allow for flexibility of movement. One of the main tour is the Kiama Blowhole – Kiama features popular beaches where you can surf and fish with many parks, cafés, and restaurants that command a substantial amount of visitors every year.

Watching migrating whales is one of the experiences your day trip from Sydney offers, at the height of the season about 400 whales pass daily – the best whales watching spots are Blowhole, Bombo Headland, Marsden Headland, and Black Head Reserve at Gerra. Take advantage of the heavy stride in the beaches to surf – you can also take a dive for a stunning view of the aquatic habitat.

Some other places to visit for wonderful experiences on your day trip from Sydney are; Saddleback Mountain Lookout, Kiama Harbour, Kiama light-house and Kiama Blowhole.

Sydney South Coast Scenic Nature Tour

Duration: 11 hours

Highlights

  • Gaze out across the Pacific Ocean from panoramic clifftop lookouts
  • Walk in a rain-forest with wildlife, cascading waters, and grand old t... read more

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Jervis Beach Day Trip from Sydney Including Barbecue Lunch

Duration: 12 hours

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  • Australian-style barbecue lunch, Tim Tams, vegemite, and beverages
  • Explore Jervis Bay's with a guide's insightful commentary
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Private Grand Pacific Drive and Southern Highlands Tour

Reviews: 4.0 (1 review)

Duration: 10 hours

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  • Combine the sights of the South Coast on a full-day private tour from Sydney
  • Explore the Southern Highlands and the Grand Pacific
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Grand Pacific Drive and Minnamurra Falls from Sydney

Reviews: 5.0 (2 reviews)

Duration: 11 hours

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  • Experience Australian beaches, wildlife, and outdoors on a full-day tour
  • Get up close to koalas and kangaroos at a wildlife park
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FAQs about Sydney Day trips

Sydney day trips are special, professionally-guided tours which are designed to take you on long hour trips outside Sydney city or sometimes combine various Sydney main attractions together at a low cost just to occupy your day with fun-filled moments and interesting activities.

Tripindicator did a thorough research to provide the best Sydney day trips by comparing features like easy booking, price – friendliness and also carefully reading all travellers reviews and feedback - subsequently following FAQs about Sydney Day trips.

How much is a Day tour from Sydney?

Sydney day trips are trips that take you on a day exploration inside or outside a city. They vary in days (including: Sydney multiple day tour, day trips outside Sydney city, day trips in Sydney city), and varies also in prices based on type of Sydney day trips starting from €7.79 to €5188.94.