The capital of Australia’s New South Wales and one of the world’s famous cities, this beautiful city of Sydney has a lot of scenic attractions to offer visitors making tourism one of the backbones of its economy.
Sydney City Tours
The iconic Sydney Opera House remains one of the most visited places on earth. Then there’s the charming Darling Harbour and Harbour Bridge as well as the equally impressive Circular Quay port.
Near the harbour is the historic area of the Rocks, and if you want to shop to your heart’s content, there’s the elegant Romanesque-style Queen Victoria Building.
To have a panoramic view of the Sydney landscape, climb up the 309-metre high Sydney Tower Eye and go sky walking on its glass-floor viewing platform.
For an idyllic scenery, hit the city’s fabulous beaches. There’s the iconic Bondi Beach, Cronulla, Bronte, Maroubra, and Tamarama. For some excitement on the surf, try the surf beaches of Collaroy, Dee Why, and Narrabeen.
Explore the city because there’s a lot of quaint places, corners, and historic structures this NSW capital showcases which make your Sydney tours fun and exciting.
Want some more getaways outside the city to add to your Sydney tours excursion? Try exploring Port Stephens of the Hunter Region. It is home to excellent sandy beaches, pristine blue waters, and diverse marine life. A must-visit for fun-loving folks who want some aquatic adventures.
You can sunbathe, swim, and surf in the beaches of One Mile, Nelson Bay, and Stockton among some of the best seaside scenic spots in the area. Or dive into the depths of the 98,000-hectare marine park to view the corals, coral reefs, and the life underwater.
Dolphin-watching on board Moonshadow-TQC Cruise on Nelson Bay is a popular daily tourism activity. During migration season you can have the chance to see the humpback whales passing by the marine park.
Explore the sand dunes of Stockton Beach. There’s plenty of fun activities you can do including sandboarding, camel riding, horse riding, 4WD riding, running, walking, sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling, diving, picnic, and camping. The 32-kilometre stretch of sand is a thing of wonder.
From the sandy shores to the turquoise waters, the region offers a unique, exotic, and unforgettable Port Stephens tours experience.
The Hunter Valley
Within the Hunter Region, travel to the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region.
Naturally, the most common tourism activity must be the winery tours. Never miss the iconic Semillon wine variety Hunter Valley is famous for. There are also other traditional wine varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Shiraz among others.
Big name wineries include Audrey Wilkinson, Bimbadgen, Gartelmann, Pepper Tree, Oakvale, Tempus Two, and Scarborough.
But wine tasting is not all you have to do on your Hunter Valley tours.
Visit the 60-acre of themed gardens in Pokolbin, the Hunter Valley Gardens showcases an impressive floral display unrivalled in New South Wales.
Or you could view the entire region on board a helicopter or on a hot air balloon. On the ground, you can visit Lake St. Clair to have a family picnic. If you’re into golf, hit a birdie at The Vintage, one of Australia’s top-notch golf courses.
Outdoor concerts are also held in this charming region that provides a musical accent to your Hunter Valley tours. There’s the annual jazz festival you can catch. Catch the 31st Newcastle Jazz Festival 2018.
The Blue Mountains
About 50 kilometres northwest of Sydney stands the mystical Blue Mountains National Park.
The blue haze covering the mountain ranges under the azure sky is a phenomenon of wonder. Forests of gum trees and eucalyptus emitted tons of oil scattering in the air. This results in the sunlight being refracted that our eyes are allowed to see blue.
Explore the mountain ranges dotted with impressive waterfalls and waterways, eucalyptus forests, ridges, cliffs, and sandstone formations.
On the Blue Mountains, you can visit the tourist town of Katoomba. At Echo Point, you can have the amazing views of the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls, Mount Solitary, Narrow Neck Plateau, and the Jamison Valley.
Try bushwalking to reach Wentworth Falls, the most impressive waterfalls in the Blue Mountains. You can also visit Blackheath to view the equally impressive Govetts Leap Falls.
Your Blue Mountains tours experience would not be complete without viewing the entire region on the Scenic Skyway or the Scenic Cableway. You can also ride the Scenic Railway, the world’s steepest funicular railway.
With so many picturesque places to explore within and outside the city, it is not surprising why Sydney tours remained the most fun to do in Australia.
By Kelvene Requiroso, content writer and member of the SEO team of the Melbourne-based Get Lost Travel Group.