New South Wales
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Our most recommended New South Wales Day Trips

  • Byron Bay: Sea Turtle Snorkel Tour in Julian Rocks Reserve

    1. Byron Bay: Sea Turtle Snorkel Tour in Julian Rocks Reserve

    Head out to sea on a fun snorkel tour around the unique Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, as it combines the marine life found in the deep Southern Ocean as well as that found in the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a 1-hour swim alongside sea turtles and a wide variety of other underwater creatures. Arrive at the Byron Bay Dive Centre either at your scheduled departure time, or, if you’d like a free snorkel lesson, arrive 30 minutes before departure to practice in the heated pool. All tour participants must be able to swim to participate in this tour. Receive a short safety briefing before heading out to the Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Journey to The Pass, about a 10-minute ride, and learn about this snorkeling spot. Get in the water for a 1-hour swim allowing you to spot underwater creatures such as small wobbegong sharks, hard and soft corals, an assortment of rays, and ...

    If you like snorkelling... this location “Julian Rocks” is a MUST DO! We saw 4 sea turtlea and so many Leppard sharks and massive sting rays. Quite incredible!!! The only downside of this experience is that it is often cancelled due to weather conditions. Ours was cancelled the first time just 15 min prior to departure and almost again the second time at time of departure. It’s no ones fault (it’s the weather!) so just be prepared to be flexible. We had no trouble rebooking for a few days later and they offer full refunds.

  • Blue Mountains: Small Group, All-Inclusive Tour

    2. Blue Mountains: Small Group, All-Inclusive Tour

    Head west from Sydney to the Blue Mountains on this small group full-day tour away from the large tour groups. Walk to a cliff lookout for panoramic views of the Jamison Valley, with its rust and pink sandstone cliffs and subtropical rainforest. Arrive to the Blue Mountains and escape the crowds. Visit Scenic World, and ride the Scenic Railway, Skyway and Cableway. Your tickets are already bought for you so there is no waiting in line and you can head straight to the rides! Your guide even comes on the rides with you. Enjoy a guided rainforest board walk and hear all the commentary about this natural ecosystem. Following this, take time to walk down the road to Echo Point and admire beautiful views of the Three Sister's lookout. Spend 20 minutes to wander around, take photos and take in the stunning scenery. Enjoy a chef prepared lunch at the a historic hotel - a wonderful and warm b...

    It was great but our email gave us incorrect pick up details! When we found our pick up point things looked up

  • Sydney Harbour: 20-Minute Coast & Skyline Helicopter flight

    3. Sydney Harbour: 20-Minute Coast & Skyline Helicopter flight

    Climb aboard for a 20-minute helicopter flight over Sydney Harbour for an experience you'll remember for a lifetime. Get a safety briefing and pre-flight photos at the heliport before boarding. Enjoy time to relax, use the bathroom, grab some water and chill out in the beautiful lounge room area. Then it's liftoff time. Fly over sights such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Taronga Zoo in the company of a licensed pilot. Listen to a running commentary through the provided voice-activated headsets as you continue over Watson's Bay, Rose Bay, and Manly Cove. Upon take-off, enjoy full panoramic views of the Sydney skyline, Pacific Ocean and the historic port of Botany Bay. Within minutes of your departure, your experienced and skilled pilot will have you above the glistening waters of Maroubra Beach and heading north along the coast at 500 feet. You will fly along the ...

    Great views of the city, harbour bridge and opera house. Nice cruise along the coast line back to the airport as well.

  • Sydney: Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves, and Kanangra Lookout

    4. Sydney: Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves, and Kanangra Lookout

    Take a full-day tour to discover the stunning landscape of the Blue Mountains and visit some of the region’s natural highlights. Your day begins with pickup at your hotel in Sydney in a 4-wheel-drive vehicle. Head towards the UNESCO-listed Blue Mountains, and relax during the drive there. Visit the incredible Jenolan Caves, the oldest discovered open caves in the world. Learn about and explore this outstanding limestone cave system, dating back 360 million years. Discover what the caves might have been used for throughout the ages. Next, enjoy a walking tour of the Blue Mountains to see the most scenic spots, including the Grand Arch. Admire stunning waterfalls and glistening blue pools as you learn about native flora and fauna from your knowledgeable guide. Stop at the breathtaking Kanangra Lookout where you can appreciate the unforgettable views. As you walk through this unique land...

    We were unable to visit the Jenolan caves due to riad damage. Antoine still provided an amazing comprehensive and interesting tour.

  • Port Stephens: Unlimited Sandboarding & 4WD Sand Dune Tour

    5. Port Stephens: Unlimited Sandboarding & 4WD Sand Dune Tour

    You have to experience sandboarding in Port Stephens. The thrill of sliding down the spectacular Stockton Sand Dunes is so much fun. From the meeting point at Birubi beach, you will board the custom-built off-road vehicle to start your adventure on the short, bouncy ride into the largest moving sand mass in the southern hemisphere. The dunes stretch 32 kilometers, the entire length of Stockton Beach, and can reach over 40 meters high, the same as a 10 storey building. The views alone are spectacular. Once you are in the dunes, the team will give you a rundown on sandboarding and how to use the handmade custom-designed boards for maximum safety and speed. Then you are off. Climb to the top of the dunes, jump on your board, then slide on down and repeat. Your ticket includes unlimited sandboarding so you can stay and play as long as you like. For most people that’s about 1 – 1.5 hours. Wh...

    Really nice and friendly instructors. It was a beautiful day. They will bring you to the sand dunes with a 4wd car, really impressive. After gliding some dunes sitting on the board we decided to try them standing, scarrrry but so much fun. Really nice to do with your partner, group of friends or as family. Thanks a lot for the amazing day! :)

  • Ultimate Sydney Pass with Sydney Tower Skywalk

    6. Ultimate Sydney Pass with Sydney Tower Skywalk

    Experience the best of Sydney with an Ultimate Sydney Pass and enjoy fun-packed attractions suitable for the young and old. Not only is it the best value pass in Sydney, it's the only one to include the Sydney Tower Skywalk. Once you have collected your tickets at the Sydney Tower Eye, you can plan your time without the worry of having to do everything in a day or weekend. The pass is valid for 30 days and grants access to the following attractions: 1. Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk: Get stunning views of the harbor city from its tallest building and then take an incredible virtual flight at the 4D cinema. Experience active special effects, such as wind, spray and bubbles. 2. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium: Go to the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, the city's number 1 attraction, to experience all the marine life at one of the best aquariums in the world. 3. WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo: Enjoy an all-Aust...

    My main advise to people is to definitely do this exercise but DO NOT BUY tickets through any agencies - cheaper to buy from actual sky tower plus you get more things to do as well for less money with the voucher. Booking this in advance we thought we would get a better deal when in fact we ended up pay8ng over £40 extra (64 Australian Dollars extra) which could go to buying lunch or something else. This was for 3 people. We did have a great morning and great fun with the only di a at the tower David.

  • From Sydney: Hunter Valley Multi-Brewery Tour with Lunch

    7. From Sydney: Hunter Valley Multi-Brewery Tour with Lunch

    Travel from Sydney and visit four famous breweries in Hunter Valley. Taste award-winning craft beers and ciders, learn about beer production on guided brewery tours, and enjoy a delicious lunch. Begin your full-day tour with a convenient pickup from central Sydney and admire the picturesque surroundings as you drive in Hunter Valley, Australia’s popular wine and spirits region. Discover some of Australia’s best craft brewers with the help of your expert local guide as you sample the variety of brews and beverages created in these fertile landscapes. Go on a guided tour inside one of the production houses, see behind the scenes, and learn how craft beers and ciders are made. Take a break from all the sightseeing and take in the Valley’s charm with a relaxing lunch with a wine, craft beer, or cider. Stop at the following breweries: HUNTER BEER CO.: The oldest operati...

  • Sydney Harbour: Private Helicopter Flight with Transfer

    8. Sydney Harbour: Private Helicopter Flight with Transfer

    Start your helicopter adventure at the Sydney Airport with a preflight briefing and photo opportunities before boarding the helicopter. After take-off, enjoy spectacular aerial views of the buzzing coastal metropolis and landmark sights such as the iconic Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, and the famous beaches of Bondi and Manly Cove. As you cruise over the Harbour City, your pilot shares informative commentary on the landmarks below. Look down on the Taronga Zoo and the wave-capped waters of Watsons Bay and Rose Bay. As you loop back toward the airport, hover above the Sydney Football Stadium and Sydney Cricket Ground.  Upon landing, enjoy light refreshments back at the heliport before returning to the city.

    My Fiancé and I had an amazing time the staff were so friendly and courteous I will recommend this to anyone as it was amazing and a great experience with exceptional value for money Please keep up the great work looking forward to the next flight I book with this service

  • Sydney: Blue Mountains Glow Worm Adventure by Night

    9. Sydney: Blue Mountains Glow Worm Adventure by Night

    Following collection from your Sydney accommodation, begin your truly extraordinary adventure into the Blue Mountains. This thrilling thrilling experience sees you guided on a bush walk through the forest during the evening - equipped with headlights. Your evening hike leads to a cave, which includes a waterfall. There you can encounter native glow worms, candescent like a starry night. As you travel to and from the cave, be on the lookout for other forms of local wildlife. Throughout your experience your guide is also happy to introduce you to some bush tucker, and can also talk with you about general survival skills. At the conclusion of your authentic and informative Blue Mountains experience, your guide returns you back to your tour starting point.

    The tour guide from wildscape adventures was exceptional, so knowledgeable and well mannered, I can’t speak highly enough of him, will definitely recommend friends and family to do the glow worm tour with him

  • Sydney: Blue Mountains Afternoon and Sunset Tour

    10. Sydney: Blue Mountains Afternoon and Sunset Tour

    After a lazy start to your morning in Sydney, embark upon a truly special day in one of the most spectacular world heritage listed national parks, the Blue Mountains. You will leave the hustle and bustle of the Sydney metropolis and avoid the peak hour traffic, driving west towards the national park. Once there, you will explore the Blue Mountains National Park, with the regular tourist buses long gone, you will be left alone to soak in the golden hours before sunset. On your Blue Mountains tour, you will learn all about the native flora and fauna as well as the indigenous people of the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains has a very special indigenous dream-time creation story linked to the national park. Upon arriving in the Blue Mountains, you will commence an awe-inspiring scenic bush walk overlooking the breathtaking Jamison Valley. You will make your way to a sensational lookout acr...

    Overall the experience was good. We had problems with the bus . It broke down but the tour guide handled it great. We did see all of the sights.

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What people are saying about New South Wales

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,901 reviews

This bike tour was awesome! We got to see and learn about Sydney, exercise, and bond as a family. This was my son’s pick, but it suited all of us. Thank you!

Great views of the city, harbour bridge and opera house. Nice cruise along the coast line back to the airport as well.

A little bit hard to find but once we were there it was all fun fun fun. Grant was the best and the bikes exceptional

It was great but our email gave us incorrect pick up details! When we found our pick up point things looked up

Going on an official Home and Away two hours on my bucket list for quite a few years