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Top 10 Places to go in Sydney, Australia

8. Sydney Harbour National Park

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 Sydney Harbour National Park protects large swathes of bushland around the harbour shoreline, plus several harbour islands. Besides greenery, this national park has one of the most breath-taking scenic lookouts. You’ll also find walking tracks, Aboriginal carvings, beaches and a historic sites.

More info: Sydney Harbour National Park

Tips: A short distance away at Watson Bays, the Beach Club restaurant offers one of the best Fish and Chips in town. Its beer-battered fish is something not to be missed! Be sure to make reservation as this waterfront restaurant is popular with locals and tourists alike.

Address: 1 Military Road (Corner of Marine Parade), Watsons Bay, Sydney

 

9. Hunter Valley

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Situated about two hours’ drive from Sydney, Hunter Valley is the oldest wine-growing region in Australia with over 150 wineries.

Visit some of the cellars and sample a broad selection of wines such as cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, chardonnay and merlot. You can also join a wine tasting master class.

Besides wine, the local producers also offers samples of cheeses and dairy goods, hand-made chocolates, bread and olive oils.

Tips: Best times to visit Hunter Valley is in Spring (Sept to Nov) and Summer (Dec to Feb), where the vines, hills and pastures are beautiful, lush and green.

More info: Hunter Valley

 

10. Blue Mountains National Park

Photo: Official Australia tourism

Located just a few hours away from Sydney, Blue Mountains National Park is famous for its blue-tinged beauty and Three Sisters rock formation.

Photo: Official Australia tourism

The World Heritage Area has one million hectares of tall forests, sandstone cliffs, canyons, waterfalls and bushland. It has been a popular spot to bushwalk, hike, climb, mountain-bike and abseil. You can also explore the underground rivers and chambers of Jenolan Caves, if caving is your fancy.

Photo: Official Australia tourism

More info: Blue Mountain National Park

 

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