Day tours and trips

Join a day tour from Sydney and explore coastal attractions, such as the dolphins and whales with Jervis Bay Wild Cruises in Jervis Bay or Moonshadow Cruises in Ports Stephens. Visit the Blue Mountains on a day tour and descend into an ancient forest.

Visit Glenworth Valley, an hour north of Sydney. Join Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures for abseiling, horseriding and kayaking. For wine tasting, enjoy a day tour of the Hunter Valley or get on a train and travel to Berry on the South Coast.

Whale watching, Newcastle
Shoalhaven inland touring, South Coast

Exciting day tours and trips

Experience some of NSW’s top attractions on a day trip from Sydney. Watch dolphins frolic in the crystal clear waters of Jervis Bay, which has some of the world’s whitest beaches.

You can explore canyons and caves in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, or for connoisseurs of fine wine and food, there are day tours to Australia’s oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley.

Venture south by train to Wollongong, where you can indulge in beer tasting by the beach at the Illawarra Brewery. Or visit Glenworth Valley, an hour north of Sydney, and participate in abseiling, horseriding and kayaking with Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures.

Tour operators such as Colourful Trips offer day trips to destinations such as the Blue Mountains, Jervis Bay, the Hunter Valley and Port Stephens. Zepher Tours has day trips to the Hunter Valley, including to big name concerts that are held at wineries in the region.

Road trips are a popular way to explore NSW; among them is Grand Pacific Drive, which can be completed in a day. It winds through spectacular coastal scenery south of Sydney and through the Royal National Park, Australia’s oldest national park. The Snowy Valleys Way meanders through the Snowy Mountains.

The Legendary Pacific Coast is a minimum four-day road trip from Sydney to Byron Bay, where you can enjoy ocean kayaking with operators such as Cape Byron Kayaks and Go Sea Kayaks. Along the way, stop at uncrowded surf beaches, parasail above dolphins at Port Stephens and explore national and marine parks.