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Daytrips from Sydney

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Daytrips from Sydney
It doesn't take long to head out of the central business district and into national parks, scenic vistas and wine country. Two hours to the west are the Three Sisters and other formations in the Blue Mountains; two and a half hours north are the world-famous vineyards of the Hunter Valley.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains are named for the delicate azure haze that lingers along the region, which is actually a fine cloud of oil emitted by eucalyptus trees. The mystical mountains are a labyrinth of plateaus, gorges and gum trees. Check out the Katoomba Scenic Railway (the steepest railway in the world), the Jenolan Caves and the Giant Staircase nature walk.

Ku-Ring-Gai Chase
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Ku-Ring-Gai Chase

This national park is 25 km north of Sydney and accessible by car, rail and boat. Located at the southern end of the Hawkesbury River, Ku-ring-gai boasts many walking and hiking trails, scenic picnic spots and a bit of Aborginal history in rock carvings throughout the park.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Scotland Island
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Scotland Island
Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Canberra
Canberra

Far more than just a city of civil servants, Canberra is an oft overlooked beauty in the midst of Australia's inland hills, conveniently located between the ski slopes of Brindabella National Park and the beaches of the east coast. The country's history and culture are on proud display in the many museums, galleries and theaters, while innumerable green spaces and parks give the city a... More

Far more than just a city of civil servants, Canberra is an oft overlooked beauty in the midst of Australia's inland hills, conveniently located between the ski slopes of Brindabella National Park and the beaches of the east coast. The country's history and culture are on proud display in the many museums, galleries and theaters, while innumerable green spaces and parks give the city a fresh vitality and colorful flair. Less

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