Places to Visit in Sydney in One Day by a Local Guide

Hi to all my readers, this is your own smileytraveller. Today I am happy to collaborate this post with my Australian friend Raki, who has compiled these wonderful places to visit in Sydney.

The Best Ways to Experience Sydney by a day trip 

Sydney, Australia, is a hub of commerce and economics. A metropolitan behemoth, and yet, it is a magnet for tourists who visit to experience Australia in all its entirety. 

It is a prominent piece in the soul of Australia and is also one of the most iconic cities in the world. You may be a visitor from abroad or a fellow Australian, but always, Sydney will draw you towards her sooner or later.

Sydney is home to several iconic and beautiful landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House with its sail-like roof and the Sydney Bridge.

An Australian city is a vibrant place full of life, and it draws the tourist with its long list of “must-see” and “must-do” attractions, and missing some of them will feel like missing out on the Sydney culture and even might be a cause for regret!

Sydney Harbour Bridge 

Sydney Harbor Bridge

An important feature of the Sydney landscape is Sydney Harbor, and any visit to Sydney would not be complete without a tour of Sydney Harbour and the activities that come along with it. Several Sydney sightseeing tour operators can help you with activities like visiting the Sydney Tower Eye and the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb.

One might think that they’d have to go along with international travelers, but in reality, a day trip from Sydney is a popular option with first-time Australian Tourists, and it comes along with the neat benefit of not paying those pesky car hire fees as well.

You can have a sudden urge to explore outside Sydney?

 Well, not to worry. 

Excursions to the Jenolan caves and up into the Blue Mountains are a recommendation. 

For those who might want to experience another side of Australia’s culinary world, a trip to Hunter Valley’s wineries would be just the thing. But even if that’s not for you, Sydney has everything to please tourists from every nook and corner of the world, be it the budding biologist or even the history buff.

Sightseeing day trip to the Blue Mountains

If one wants to take a break from the coast and venture inland, the Blue Mountains are an excellent destination choice. A little inwards to the northwest of Sydney. The Blue Mountains are an internationally known geographical feature of New South Wales. 

The deep valleys, flanked by the sheer cliffs, offer the tourist a striking sight as they rise from the forests of eucalyptus that are nourished by the waterfalls of the Mountains. The mountains do have a lot to offer in terms of the rugged and wild landscape combined with the green of the forests. However, the mountains do also offer much more engaging activities. Cliff climbing is a widely popular international attraction and combined with hiking across trails across the mountainside while commanding fantastic views of the vista, one can truly enjoy the Blue Mountains experience.

Blue Mountains, NSW

If you’re not up for the hikes, Blue Mountains tours can take you on cable car rides to capture those amazing photos of the landscape below. However, we do recommend that one remembers to check the weather before planning any excursions.

Blue Mountains, NSW

Wine Tasting in Hunter Valley 

With a three-hour-long ride to the foot of the Brokenback Mountain Range, one would not expect to see the sight of vineyards spreading across the land when connected to the name of Hunter Valley.

One of the popular places to visit in Sydney. When you tend to think of wild, untamed wasteland. But far from the name though, Hunter Valley is the oldest wine region in all of Australia. And as such, it is a must-visit destination for the traveler. Don’t forget to try out the famous Semillon white wine courtesy of the Hunter Valley Wine tasting tour as you take in the sprawling vista that is the beautiful Hunter Valley. If you like a more personalized experience, you can book a Hunter Valley private tour at a cost. 

places to visit in Sydney
Hunter Valley distillery 

Grand Pacific Drive

Often overshadowed by the Great Ocean Road, The Grand Pacific Drive is just as, if not better than its counterpart. Stretching south of Sydney for 140 kilometers, The Grand Pacific Drive is a drive that is easy to locate. So, strap in and enjoy as you will be on a treat to beautiful coast dotted with lovely coastal towns and cities along with green stretches of rainforest to enrich the experience. 

places to visit in Sydney
Grand Pacific Drive

It is also possible to turn back around to Sydney and enjoy even more locations on the way as well. 

We recommend that you get a tour guide as well. 

Port Stephens day trip

About 2 and a half hours drive away from Sydney and quite near to the city of Newcastle, and it’s an airport, lies the experience is namely Port Stephens. Commanding splendid views of the ocean with great stretches of coast without the hustle of big crowds, Port Stephens is a destination to dream for places to visit in Sydney suburbs. 

It lacks the modern commercial atmosphere and is a nice change from the humdrum of the city as well.

For folks who come to unwind be it, families or beachgoers, the giant dunes, and the harbor provide a sense of tranquillity while the marine biologist also may indulge in their worlds by examining the marine life in the harbor itself. Port Stephens also lays claim to some excellent weather and combined with that comes a vast array of activities be it on land or at sea.

Visit famous wineries that are inland or choose to walk or drive to stunning scenic locations. 

Port Stephens tours will graciously aid you in any of these activities while you crunch on the fresh, mouth-watering seafood that is quite reasonably priced. 

Take in the magnificent colors of the country and truly experiences an uncut gem of the essence of Australia in its vivid colors, unique tastes, and dazzling views.

About the Author 

Raki is a private tour driver based in Sydney, Australia. He offers day trips in and around Sydney since 2017. The popular tours are the Hunter Valley wine tasting tours and Blue Mountains day tours.

If you happen to visit Sydney, contact Raki for a personalized and guided Sydney tour.

you can find him by searching Sydney Top Tours or via his FB profile and the link is –

Hope you enjoyed reading about places to visit in Sydney.

Thank you.