Sydney is Australia's largest capital city and best known internationally for: its World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, its magnificent harbour, and Bondi Beach. Of course there is much, much, more to this fabulous city. So-much-so, that we could devote a whole website on Sydney alone. As we are a RV, campervan and motorhome rental company, we would prefer to give you information on where-to-go touring out from Sydney. Especially for overseas visitors, Sydney is a "must see" destination. Because of Sydney's congested traffic, we recommend that you spend a couple of days in or close to the City before taking delivery of your vehicle to tour out of Sydney.
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Touring Trips out from Sydney.

The Northern Beaches.

Manly to Palm Beach. Although Bondi Beach is Sydney's most famous, the northern beaches from Manly to Palm Beach are more beautiful. Manly is a great place to start. From Manly you can take a short drive up to North Head and look out over, what many people describe as: "the most magnificent harbour in the world". From Manly you can catch a ferry into the city. This is a wonderful and most relaxing way to experience Sydney Harbour and to view the Opera House and the City. Manly has two beaches: a protected harbour beach and the ocean beach, separated by great cafes and restaurants, AND the best fish'n'chip shops. There are 13, beautiful, golden, sandy beaches within 28 kilometres between Manly and Palm Beach; a beach lover's paradise in summer. Palm Beach is also the filming location for the popular television series: "Home and Away". Apart from the beach, it's a beautiful drive around the peninsula and into the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The West Head Lookout has superb views out over the Hawkesbury River, Pittwater; and Bobbin Head is a popular place for picnickers. Holiday Parks are scarce in Sydney; however there is an excellent 4 star park nestled between the Narrabeen lake and beach.
The Central Coast.

Gosford to Newcastle. Just over an hour's drive north of Sydney the Central Coast has everything to offer the holiday traveler. For a start there are plenty of holiday parks, in great locations; some next to beaches and lakes. Whatever your holiday likes are: fishing, swimming, surfing, sun-baking, bushwalking; or just lazing about, the Central Coast has it all. It's well worth a drive to Patonga in the Brisbane Water National Park. On the other side of the Hawkesbury River to Palm Beach, Patonga is a pretty little place with a sheltered beach, beautiful surrounds and a lovely camping area. Nearby is Pearl Beach which is an exclusive retreat for Sydney-siders. It has a lovely beach with bush surrounds and is a great place to stop for a swim or for a coffee. There are many popular and beautiful beaches and towns up the coast including The Entrance, where Tuggerah Lake connects to the sea. This is a very popular holiday town and is famous for the daily pelican feeding, where hundreds of these beautiful birds waddle up the shore to be fed. It's also a good place for you to have a feed.
Newcastle & Lake Macquarie.

Newcastle. Traveling further up the Central Coast and driving through the elevated southern suburbs of Newcastle, the views over the city are distinctly industrial; however looks are deceiving. With beautiful beaches, great restaurants, bars, outdoor cafés and art galleries, Newcastle is going through a metamorphosis, swapping its industrial image for a vibrant, cosmopolitan one. To the south is a body of water, four times the size of Sydney Harbour; yet Lake Macquarie is an undiscovered tourism gem; the locals probably prefer it that way. There's nothing overly sophisticated about the towns and villages that dot the foreshore; however there is a wonderful sense of relaxation where afternoon sleeps seem perfect. Wangi Wangi is such a place. Situated at the end on a long, narrow peninsula, which juts out into the middle of the lake, the Wangi Point Flora and Fauna Reserve is a beautiful place to camp and to explore the foreshore, walk out to Wangi Point and maybe see a Koala.
Hunter Valley.

If you love food and wine; and who doesn't, then the Hunter Valley is a great place to visit. This area is considered the birthplace of Australian Wine and home to Australia’s oldest continuously operating winery – Wyndham Estate, established in 1828. The region is best known for it's Semmion and Shiraz varieties; but everything to do with tourism is 'vintage'. The Hunter has something to please everyone's palates from cheeses to chocolates and of course wine tasting. We recommend that if you want to go wine tasting, then it's safer and more informative to take a tour.
Blue Mountains & Beyond.

The Blue Mountains are about a 90 minute drive west of Sydney. The area is often compared to the Grand Canyon in the USA. A futile comparison really, as they are totally different in size, geological make-up and flora; HOWEVER, the Blue Mountains are World Heritage listed and have magnificent vistas. Katoomba is the gateway to many attraction such as: The Scenic Railway, which is the steepest railway incline in the world, providing visitors with a 'gripping' decent to the valley floor. High above, the Scenic Skyway and Scenic Cableway give visitors spectacular views of the ancient rainforest below, waterfalls and the splendid Jamison Valley. The Three Sisters are the best known and most photographed natural attraction in the Blue Mountains, and are best viewed from Echo Point which is easily accessible from Katoomba. There are many spectacular and beautiful walks in the Blue Mountains National Park, varying in length and difficulty, from wheelchair access to advanced bushwalker's.
Jenolan Caves. From magnificent views above to remarkable scenery below-ground, the Jenolan Caves are an impressive system of 22 major limestone caves that have attracted tourists since the 1880's. Today they are easily accessible and nine are open to the public on guided tours. The experience is enhanced with spectacular lighting that highlights the amazing cave formations. So magical are these caves, that many of couples have decided to get married in the Cathedral chamber in the Lucas cave. Others have found the surrounding bush walks just as inspiring.
Bathurst. Beyond the Great Dividing Range, around 200 km west of Sydney, the Barhurst region is rich in the history of the first explorers, bushrangers, early pioneering settlers and the gold rush. The prosperity, brought about with the discovery of gold, can be seen in the ornate architecture of its grand heritage buildings. These days Bathurst is better known for one of the greatest touring car races in the world: the Bathurst 1000. At a more leisurely and legal pace, the drive to Sofala is very pretty. Claimed to be Australia's oldest surviving gold town, Sofala is a tiny, ramshackle, village with plenty of character and the 'odd' prospector. You can test your own luck by fossiking for gold in the in the Turon River with equipment bought at the souvenir shop. Hill End, 35 km from Sofala (unsealed road), is a well-preserved gold mining ghost town. At the height of the gold boom in the 1870's, Hill End had a population of 8,000 people. Today tourists have replaced the miners and prospectors. Other riches come out of the soil in Mudgee in the form of grapes. The region is famous for its full-bodied reds and whites. There are over 35 Cellar Doors where you can sample these distinctive wines. Mudgee can get very cold in winter; however a warm mead in front of a cosy open fire is wonderful.
The South Coast & Southern Highlands.

The Royal National Park, just south of Sydney is the world's second oldest national park - after Yellowstone in the USA, and is World Heritage listed. The park covers an area of 16,000 hectares and contains pretty picnic areas, beautiful beaches, rivers, creeks, bushwalking trails and rainforests. Being so close to Sydney, it is very popular on the weekends; however it less crowded and more relaxed during the week. You can drive all the way through the park and come out at Lawrence Hargrave Lookout. There are many wonderful coastal views around Australia and the view south, over Stanwell Park beach and Wollongong in the distance, is considered amongst the most spectacular. This lookout is of great significance to the history of aviation and the inscription on the monument reads: 'Lawrence Hargrave - 1850-1915 whose pioneering research in aeronautics with engines, monoplanes and box-kites, much of which was carried out at Stanwell Park, played a vital part in the development of the aeroplane'. This place is an inspiration to the hang-glider pilots who, like Hargrave, find the thermals excellent for flying. Like Newcastle north of Sydney, Wollongong is undeniably and industrial city; however it is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with beautiful beaches, botanical gardens and harbour. The 'South Coast' has a unique, special ambience about it. South of Wollongong one can't help but feel that you are on holidays. Driving along on a sunny day, through lush-green dairy farms and hills, gently rolling down to pristine beaches and sparkling ocean.... the feeling is bliss! Shellharbour & Kiama are great examples of south coast village towns with glorious beaches, laid-back holiday lifestyle, and friendly and hospitable people. Kiama is famous for its 'Blowhole', where waves crash onto nearby rocks and the water is then channeled up through a large cavity, exploding in a burst of water, high above the spectators' heads. Leaving the coast and heading inland, you drive up through the very pretty Kangaroo Valley and into the Southern Highlands. There are some wonderful views, down over the coast, from high up on the escarpment in Morton National Park. In the park there is an award winning Visitors Centre and many scenic lookouts and waterfalls. The 230 metres high Fitzroy Falls are a spectacular sight, cascading off the escarpment. From the thunder of waterfalls to a more peaceful setting Berrima is a delightful, historic, Georgian village in the Southern Highlands. It is a very popular place and could easily be considered as the arts and crafts capital of the Southern Highlands. Scones, jam and fresh cream, are highly recommended. Indeed all the towns in the Southern Highlands have their own, individual character and charm. These are places to relax and enjoy the country lifestyle; to browse through antique shops; to sample the fine food. Bowral is famous for its magnificent gardens and Tulip Festival in September; the Bradman Oval and Museum of Cricket; and the intrinsically Aussie, Bong Bong Picnic Races in November.
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