The Best Road Trips from Sydney

In search of some of the best road trips from Sydney? Sydney is the perfect starting point for some of Australia’s best road trips.

The Best Road Trips from Sydney
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The city's picturesque surroundings and proximity to the coast make it a great place to begin exploring many of the beautiful landscapes and diverse offerings in the area. Whether you're looking for stunning coastal views, picturesque wine country, or rugged wilderness, there are countless adventures to choose from if you’re looking for scenic drives Sydney and beyond!

Five of the Best Road Trips from Sydney

The Hunter Valley

Famous for its wine industry and also known for its natural beauty and charming towns, The Hunter Valley is only a few hours away from central Sydney and easily one of our team’s best road trips Sydney and beyond! The region is home to a large number of stunning wineries, which offer not only wine tasting, but impeccable tours of the area, as well as delicious food and accommodation options to make a holiday out of. The few large rivers that flow through the Hunter Valley provide for a tranquil ambiance that tourists and locals continue to adore.

Visitors to the area can also take in all that the great outdoors has to offer by hiking, hot air ballooning or cycling. Additionally, the historic towns of Cessnock, Kurri Kurri and Singleton are well worth a visit for their architecture and history, as well as their art galleries and charming antique shops.

Vineyard in Denman, New South Wales, Australia

Snowy Mountains

The Snowy Mountains is one of the best road trips from Sydney due to the stunning natural scenery they offer. The mountains are home to Australia's highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko, as well as a number of other peaks, glaciers, and alpine meadows. The region also includes several national parks, such as Kosciuszko National Park and Namadgi National Park, which offer a wide range of outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, skiing, and fishing. If you’re looking for a longer trip, the Snowy Mountains region is also home to many small towns and villages that offer a variety ofservices, making the area an ideal adventure for a multi-day road trip.

Main Range Track, Kosciuszko National Park

The Central Coast

A road trip to the Central Coast is a great way to explore the diverse and scenic region. Our recommended trip starts from Sydney and takes about 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on traffic and the specific route taken. There are a few different routes to the Central Coast, but one popular option is to take the M1 motorway north from Sydney, which provides for ample time to spend in the area.

Once on the Central Coast, there are countless things to see and do. The beaches along the coast are a must-see, with options such as Avoca Beach, Copacabana Beach and Terrigal Beach. Visitors can also take in the region's natural beauty by hiking in the Bouddi National Park or the Brisbane Water National Park, where you are met with scenic coastal views, bushwalks, and waterfalls. For the adventure seekers, options include rock climbing and abseiling in the Ourimbah State Forest or skydiving over thecoast.

Terrigal Beach

The Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains, located west of Sydney, are known for their truly breathtaking natural beauty, with sandstone cliffs, deep valleys, and eucalyptus forests. The area offers a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking, as well as scenic lookouts such as the Three Sisters, Echo Point and Govetts Leap. The area is also rich in cultural experiences, with a history of the indigenous people, The Darug, as well as historical sites such as the Jenolan Caves and old mining towns. Easily accessible by car, the Blue Mountains make for a great day trip or weekend getaway from Sydney and are one of our favourite scenic drives Sydney and beyond!

The Blue Mountains

Jervis Bay

Situated about 2.5 to 3 hours south of Sydney via the Princes Highway lies Jervis Bay. Known for crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, and stunning coastal views, Jervis Bay is easily one of the best road trips Sydney wide! Some of the most popular beaches include Hyams Beach, Greensfields Beach and Chinamans Beach all of which are well regarded for their clear turquoise waters and fine white sand.

Outdoor activities in the area include kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and snorkelling with several guided tours available for beginners and adventure seekers alike. For those who are looking to immerse themselves in some of the area’s famous bushwalks and bird watching opportunities, the Bonderee National Park is also well worth a visit.

Before heading back to Sydney, make sure to stop by a few of the charming towns in the area like Huskisson and Vincentia to pickup local souvenirs, experience some local food or to simply enjoy a well-deserved café break before heading home.

Jervis Bay

Looking for your next adventure?

Whether you’re looking for windy roads and adventurous mountain escapes, calming seascapes, or to immerse yourself in the local culture of a quaint town, some of the best road trips from Sydney can be found within a few hours’ drive from our car subscription Sydney office.

If you’d like to learn more about how subscription cars work, you can try out our handy car ownership cost calculator or get in touch with us online to see why thousands of Australians are choosing a car subscriptions over buying traditional car ownership! As always, remember to drive carefully and safely, and don't forget to pack snacks and plenty of water. Happy travels!

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