Newcastle Skydive in Sydney
While the Wollongong Skydive location is situated an hour south of Sydney, the Newcastle skydive centre is situated a couple of hours drive north of Sydney in Newcastle. The Newcastle Skydive experience is also a stunning beach skydive experience and offers some of the most gorgeous skydiving views in the world. The jagged coastline of Lake Macquarie is a special sight.
Hunter Valley Wine Tour
With almost 200 years of winemaking history and over 150 wineries, a visit to the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region is a popular day trip from Sydney for food and wine lovers. They have done all the hard work; hours of research and yes, a little taste testing to help you narrow down the choice of the best Hunter Valley tour and wine tasting experiences.
The region is world renowned for its award-winning Semillon and Shiraz. Chardonnay and Verdelho are also among the top wines here. Newer varieties that have begun to show promise over recent decades include Tempranillo and Sangiovese.
Hot Air Balloon Ride over Camden Valley
A sunrise flight across country towns with Sydney city skyline on the horizon and the blue eucalyptus haze of the Blue Mountains in the other direction. In the padded basket, everyone gets a spectacular view of the sun rising in the east and the pink tones and long shadows hitting the countryside below, including the steep hills of the Razorback Ranges to the pretty church steeples of Camden.
Walking Tour of Dharawal National Park
Sixty minutes from Sydney’s CBD, Dharawal National Park has stunning scenery and until recently public access to the bushland was restricted. Now you can enjoy guided tours of the park every second Saturday of the month. Guiding the way will be an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger, who will share local knowledge about flora and fauna, as well as Dreamtime stories that connect Indigenous Australians to the area.
Hermitage Foreshore Walk
his easy, breezy 1.8km walk rewards visitors with stunning views of the harbour for not a lot of effort. Along the way, you’ll catch views of the Harbour Bridge and Shark Island, as well as historic Strickland House, a heritage-listed Victorian Italianate mansion built in the 1850s.
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