We are coming to Australia for the first time this Dec. from the US. We are attending my brothers wedding in Margaret River in Western Australia. We will be staying there for a week at a nice beach resort. We are coming to Sydney for 4 nights at the end of our trip and are trying to decide if we should spend all 4 nights in Sydney or should spend 1 night somewhere else (within an hour or so from Sydney). A friend recommended Balmoral, Manly Beach, and Wollongong as good places to see. Do you think it's worth it to go out to one of these places? Which is the best? Or should we just spend all 4 days in Sydney.
Thanks for any suggestions!