Day Trips from Sydney Australia | Tours in Sydney


Anyone who lives in Sydney knows how amazing it is and how many day trips from Sydney Australia are available to take on. The heart of Sydney itself is a lively place with many festivals and events and attractions to see. Outside the heart of the city, there are also many places to visit and things to see by a tour from Sydney Australia. The great thing about the Sydney area is no matter which way you travel you will find a perfect spot to visit by a day tour. A day tour from Sydney is a perfect way to see the sites without having to do the thinking for yourself.

Why you should book a day trip from Sydney Australia with a tour company?

Booking with a day tour company in Sydney means that you can have the best trip planned for you. This including the travel to and from the location without the stress and worry. You don’t need to think about the traffic or how much fuel you will need. Not to mention if your GPS is up to date with the locations. As an example, if you want to see wild Kangaroos, you won’t find them on Google maps. Secondly, local knowledge is essential to see nature.

There are many options on where to book the best available Sydney day tour. This depends on if you are on a budget or want to experience the luxury. So, do a little bit of research beforehand. Within one or two hours, you can see most of the best Sydney attractions.

Day Trips from Sydney Australia – wine tasting

Hunter Valley wine tours from Sydney

If wine and cheese are your things then you can book a Hunter Valley wine tour from Sydney. One of the highly recommended day trips from Sydney can reach a two-hour drive north of Sydney. Here you can experience the beauty of the land and gardens, enjoy local produce, and attend wine tastings. You also spice up the day trip to Hunter Valley by visiting a wildlife park to encounter native animals. Sydney Top Tours offers Hunter Valley wine and wildlife tours if you link this option.

Hunter Valley wine tours
Hunter Valley wine tours

The best part about doing this with a Sydney private tour is that you can enjoy as much (or as little) wine as you like and not have to think about how you are going to get home. A day tour to the best Sydney wine regions can be booked for a couple, small groups, or parties. You are driven from your starting location and driven through the different wineries and attractions that the Hunter Valley has to offer.

A day trip from Sydney to Shoalhaven and South Coast wine region

Southern Highland region offers to taste Pinot, Nebbiolo, Shiraz, Reisling, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay. A day tour to South Coast NSW from Sydney gives you to taste the best wines, best views, and wildlife.

Shoalhaven winery tour
Photo by Two Figs winery

Orange wine tours

Idyllically set on a majestic dormant volcano; Mount Canobalas. Orange region is not to be missed as part of your day trip listing from Sydney. As a result of the naturally high altitude and with mineral-rich soils. The orange wine region has the perfect growing conditions to create a careful selection of delectable cool climate wines. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Noir are the best grape varieties you can taste on a day tour from Sydney to Orange region. read more about Orange wine tours.

Sightseeing Day Trips from Sydney Australia

Blue Mountains Day trip from Sydney

If you are looking to spend a day sightseeing beautiful mountains, lookouts, and bushland then booking a Blue Mountains day trip is the way to go. With an array of attractions to see including Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, and Jenolan Caves you will have a fun-filled, busy day. The Blue Mountains are situated 90 minutes from the city. If driving and the scenery on the way up is almost as good as your final destination.

Blue Mountains Private tours

There are many different Sydney tours that you can do when visiting the Blue Mountains. You can choose the destinations that suit you and your guests. Not only is the Blue Mountains home to the beautiful landscape, wilderness, and mountain top views. Furthermore, it also full of many small towns like Leura, Katoomba, and Megalong. Many businesses are in these towns are family-owned and operated. These providing you with opportunities to shop for homemade, handmade, and locally sourced products and produce on a day tour. Our suggestion is to book a Blue Mountains private day tour from Sydney to avoid large bus crowds.

Blue Mountains cable car
Blue Mountains cable car

Day tour from Sydney to Kangaroo Valley and South Coast

Our Kangaroo Valley day tours are perfect for those looking to get out of the heart of Sydney for the day and experience the beauty of water, outdoors and local heritage.

Starting at your location and traveling down to the Kangaroo Valley with the option to stop off at Wollongong and Kiama Blowhole. This is the biggest blowhole in the world and it is at its highest can reach up to 25m high. It is an amazing site when it is going and one not to be missed on a tour. Down in the Kangaroo Valley, you are taken to see many sites including the Kangaroo River. Not only the river famous for its sparkling water but also a paradise for trout fishing. You can even kayak or canoe down it if you are wanting the full experience.

Port Stephens tour from Sydney

Port Stephens day tours from Sydney
Port Stephens tours from Sydney

If you are looking for a beautiful blue beach escape with fresh seafood restaurants then Port Stephens day trip is for you. Port Stephens day tours are available and take you through the wonders of the area.

The Tomaree Head Summit is an excellent lookout to visit to see the panoramas of the waters. The Port Stephens Marine Park is twice the size of Sydney Harbour. The view from the lookout showcases its beauty. Whilst there, you are bound to see a dolphin or two. Read the Port Stephens travel guide before you plan a day trip or use our Port Stephens Tour booking link to make an online booking.

Other Day Trips from Sydney

Learn Aboriginal and Indigenous Culture

If you are seeking a tour that connects with local life and to country, we highly recommended looking for an Aboriginal day tour. There are a couple of day tour options on your hand that comes to Aboriginal history. The first option is to seek a tour of Ku-ring-gai Chase national park and Aboriginal rock arts. The second option is to combine Blue Mountain sightseeing a tour with Aboriginal experience.

Sydney aboriginal tours
Sydney aboriginal tours

Adrenaline Experience

Head to our article on available adventure day tours near Sydney. We have comprehensively discussed available adventure activities that you can do in a day tour. These include F18 combat fighter flight simulator, skydiving, to sandboarding at Port Stephens.

Adventure day tours from Sydney
Photo credits – Wollongong skydive

Spot native Australian wildlife

Seeing native animals in Sydney Australia especially kangaroos and koalas is on the top of most visitor’s lists when planning their trip to Australia. Sydney provides quite a few opportunities to see our Aussie wildlife including wombats, kangaroos, koalas, and platypus up close. 

Australian Kangaroo

What kind of wildlife?

Kangaroos – one of the animals you shouldn’t miss on a day trip from Sydney. Only can see Eastern Grey Kangaroo in the NSW area, The word kangaroo derives from ‘Gangurru’, the name given to Eastern Grey Kangaroos by the Guuga Yimithirr people of Far North Queensland, Kangaroos can’t move backward. It’s for this reason that the Australian coat of arms features the emu and the kangaroo: two animals that can only move forward as symbols of national progress.

Koala – Australia’s most famous animals., fussy eaters, ‘Koala’ is thought to mean ‘no drink’ in the Australian Aboriginal language, Koalas can sleep up to 18 hours a day. It is hard to spot a Koala in the wild around Sydney by a tour and best to see one at a zoo.

Platypus – furry mammal with a duck’s bill and webbed feet.  , flat tail is covered with dense waterproof fur, The Platypus uses its tail for storage of fat reserves and the strong claws on its feet for burrowing and moving on land. Take a day trip from Sydney to Jenolan caves during the summer to spot Platypus.

Day trips from Sydney to wildlife parks

Sydney is placed with popular wildlife parks are some of those are Taronga zoo, Featherdale, Walkabout, Australian Reptile Park, and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Each of these parks carries distinct characteristics. For example, Walkabout is a wildlife sanctuary. In addition, its a great place to see a rich Aboriginal landscape. Featherdale Wildlife Park is most popular for Koala encounters and photos.

featherdale wildlife park

Spot native Australian wildlife in native habitat

Wild kangaroos – Please read our blog on Spotting wild kangaroos in Sydney.

Wombats – There are several places around Kosciuszko National Park where people can see the common wombat. NSW National Parks recommends the High Plains area. The nest to spot wombats in wild is Kangaroo valley. The best place to see them in the wild in Kangaroo Valley is at Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area.

Platypus – at Blue Lake, right next to the entrance to the Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains. 

Kookaburra – There are several national parks across New South Wales where you can spot the laughing kookaburra. The closest is the Euroka clearing and it is easily accessible via a day tour from Sydney. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service’s website has a comprehensive guide to kookaburra hot spots.

Half day trips from Sydney

If you have a limited time to spend in Sydney, half-day tours may be the best option. There are many half-day tours leaves from the city that suits your travel style. A half-day tour to the North can explore Aboriginal art sites such as Bulgandry. A half-day tour to Bondi is a perfect way to spoil yourself with a sandy shore.

Day trip to Palm Beach by SMH

Sydney multi day tours

A few tour companies offer multi day tours which are a combination of above day tour options from Sydney. A multi day tour to the south can be a combination of Southern Highlands and Canberra. Hunter Valley and Port Stephens is a great combination for 2 day multi day tour from Sydney.

Travel Advice

Booking a day trip from Sydney Australia to any of these attractions is quick and easy. It not only gives you an easy travel option but it equips you with a tour guide who knows the area, the best places to see, the best places to eat and they are full of strange and interesting facts about the area.

What are you waiting for? Book a tour from Sydney Australia with Sydney Top Tours.

Sydney Day trips