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Romancing the outskirts of Sydney

By Carlton Leisure - 07/08/2015

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Sydney Harbour, Opera House and Bondi Beach have becomes cliché and travellers visiting Sydney are looking for places which are not much frequented. And it is when day trips from Sydney come to mind. Because as a destination it is hard to overlook Sydney but what you can do is to explore least travelled destinations that can be explored on a day trip from the city. So if you are booking a flight to Sydney for business or leisure include these day trip destinations in your itinerary to make your visit memorable. On your trip you will come across lush green parks, breathtaking mountains or most romantic beaches. So embark on a fascinating day trip with us.

Blue Mountains

Situated at 90 minutes drive from Sydney, the Blue Mountains is known for its spectacular scenery which makes its favourite destination for locals as well as foreigners. Mountains with carpet of green and steep gorges washed in blue haze earn it the moniker of “Blue Mountains". On arrival the guests can see a good number of World Heritage Site, Bridal Veil Falls and several hiking trails. The travellers should hire a car to reach this destination in style and comforts.

Hunter Valley Vineyards and Wine Tasting

It doesn’t matter whether you are a wine lover or not. You should plan a trip to Hunter Valley, which is one of the most prominent wine producing regions of Australia and makes for an ideal day trip. On their visit the guests would make a tour of vineyards and taste some locally produced wines that include Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Muscat, Cabernet Sauvignon and other varieties. A two hours trip from Sydney will take you to the Lower Hunter Valley where more than 100 farms are situated. Visiting these farms could be a great learning experience as it acquaints you with various stage of wine production. A trip to Upper Hunter valley is also recommended which is well known for the production of Rieslings and Tramingers.

A Ferry ride to Manly Beaches

It is going to be an experience of different kind when you leave the Sydney Harbour riding a ferry while leaving the spectacular waterfront behind. Keep your camera ready as you might love clicking the pictures of waterfront from the sea. This 30 minute ride takes you to Manly Wharf where a large collection of shops and eateries waits for your arrival. The Manly beach is situated at a walking distance from here, where you can see a large number of people sunbathing. The path from Wharf to beach is lined with restaurants and bars where you can treat your appetite. Apart from being a beach bum you can take lesion in surfing swimming and diving. The beach is considered safe for travellers and it is why it gets visitors from around the world. The travellers should also visit Oceanworld where they can spot sharks, turtles and several varieties of fishes.