BIG Hostel Recommends: 5 Ways to Explore the Sydney Outskirts

Things to do in sydney outskirts

With Sydney being the number one destination for overseas visitors to Australia, make sure you explore what lies beyond the famous city’s surrounds. When Staying at BIG Hostel on Elizabeth you’ll find yourself well located to explore the Sydney Outskirts and discover a wealth of things to do. One of the best ways to explore the state is by booking yourself on a small group tour of Sydney. These a great options for independent travellers, couples of even Aussies travelling inter state as you’ll meet like minded travellers and get taken to the best locations. 

The Sydney outskirts have so much to offer. Get away from the bustling city and take an adventure into the wilderness. Whether you want to walk across the sun-soaked sand dunes or climb the Greater Blue Mountain cliffs, these diverse biomes of New South Wales are just a couple of hours away and well worth a visit when visiting Sydney. Here are some awesome things to do in Sydney outskirts while staying at Big Hostel.

Official Home and Away Tour
Stroll along the golden sands of Palm Beach, visit Alf’s Bait Shop and see where all the action takes place on the Official Home and Away Tour to Summer Bay. On this four-hour tour, you get to make the beautiful locations that you see on Home and Away a reality as you jump on the minibus from Sydney and take the journey to the Northern Beaches.
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Sydney Outback
Just one hour from the hustle and bustle of Sydney CBD, the unspoilt wilderness of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is one destination you simply have to tick off your list. Enjoy views of Broken Bay, Lion Island, Palm Beach, Pittwater and the Central Coast as you walk amongst Aboriginal rock engravings carved thousands of years ago.
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Explore the Northern Beaches
Sydney’s northern beaches are a must-see for both the resort lovers and the outdoorsy adventurers. This half-day trip will take you through the high swells, sweet villas, windswept dunes of Manly, Curl Curl, Palm Beach, and more. The northern leafy beach suburbs Arabanoo Lookout will offer an amazing view of the seas and humpback whales!

Go Abseiling in the Greater Blue Mountains
Descend the impressive cliffs and rock faces of the Blue Mountains. Getting up close and personal with this ancient landscape, you’ll also benefit from impressive unparalleled views of this incredible mountain range, accessible just a couple of hours from the city. If you’re up for an outdoor adventure, this should be on top of your things to do in Sydney outskirts list!

Sharpen Your Survival Skills
Awaken your inner Bear Grylls with these unique Bush Survival tours. Learn how to prepare plant foods and medicine, light a fire without matches, and secure water supply in extreme weather and deprivation. Only an hour and a half west of Sydney CBD, this tour will take place in some of the best vantage points of Australia’s wilderness.

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