A playground of natural and cultural delights, Sydney is the ultimate destination for visitors of all ages. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains, absorb the city’s rich history or get up, close and personal with wild creatures, the New South Wales capital has something for everybody.
The best way to take in all that Sydney has to offer is via Pegasus Coach Tours. As a family owned company with more than 30 years of industry experience, we proud ourselves on providing safe, luxurious and enjoyable tours that take the hassle out of travelling.
The only question is: What will you see?
To help you decide, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite Sydney day tours. From wine tasting in the glorious Hunter Valley to shopping sprees in Birkenhead Point, here are seven world class things to see and do in Sydney and the surrounding areas:
Reconnect With Nature in the Blue Mountains
Situated about 50 kilometres northwest of Sydney, the Blue Mountains offer beautiful scenery, phenomenal photo opportunities and the chance to reconnect with nature. As the name suggests, the mountains are in fact blue, thanks to the naturally occurring haze generated by the sprawling eucalyptus forest. The region is home to a stunning array of waterfalls, valleys, canyons and caves, which are guaranteed to delight nature lovers of all ages. Explore the wilderness, take part in adrenaline packed activities such as rock climbing and abseiling or simply spend time at the cliff top lookouts taking it all in. Whatever you decide to do, make sure your camera batteries are fully charged – you’re going to be taking a whole lot of photos!.
Shop Till You Drop at Birkenhead Point
No Sydney trip is complete without a shopping trip or three, and there’s perhaps no better place to pick up some stylish bargains than the Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre, located just six kilometres from the CBD. The largest shopping mall of its kind in Sydney, the Outlet Centre comprises 170 fashion, food and entertainment stores that are sure to appease even the most seasoned shopaholic. Here you’ll find all your favourite luxury and designer international brands at prices you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Unwind after your shopping spree in one of the many great cafes that are scattered throughout the area.
Quench Your Thirst in Hunter Valley
Hunter Valley is an essential stop on any foodie’s itinerary, so loosen your belt buckle and get ready to give your taste buds a workout. Australia’s oldest wine region is veritably overflowing with a satisfying mix of established wineries and innovative up and comers. With more than 150 cellar doors to choose from, Hunter Valley is the perfect place to put your wine tasting skills to the test while expanding your knowledge of Australia’s world renowned wineries. Of course, Hunter Valley is no slouch in the food department either, with dozens of gourmet restaurants drawing inspiration from local flavours to create tantalising and diverse cuisine.
Explore the Australian Reptile Park
Situated just one hour north of Sydney, the award warning Australian Reptile Park makes for a fantastic day trip and gives you the chance to explore the reptile world like never before. The park is home to an enormous variety of exotic reptiles from all four corners of the globe as well as a diverse population of local Australian critters. Marvel at the majestic grace of the Galapagos tortoises, learn all about the park’s conservation efforts and watch in amazement as the daring keepers get a bit too close for comfort during the always popular crocodile feeding exhibitions.
Take a Trip Back in Time to Fighter World
If you’re a bit of a history or aviation buff, you definitely won’t want to miss Fighter World. Located slightly over two hours north of Sydney, Fighter World is dedicated to preserving the fascinating history of the Royal Australian Air Force’s fighter aircrafts. Spread across two hangars you’ll find a slew of famous aircraft from across the ages, including the Mirage III, F-111, MiG-21 jet fighter and many more.
Find tranquility in the Minnamurra Rainforest
Inside the stunning Budderoo National Park you’ll find the Minnamurra Rainforest, a lush region of waterfalls, walking trails and lively wildlife situated less than two hours’ from Sydney. There’s a 1.6 kilometre walking loop made up of elevated boardwalks and suspension bridges that take you deep into the rainforest, culminating with sensational views of the Minnamurra Falls. Be sure to spend some time at the multi award winning Visitor Centre and have a chat with the friendly, expert staff to learn more about the area.
Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Featherdale Wildlife Park
What Sydney trip would be complete without visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park? Teeming with more than 1,700 native animals, the park makes a special effort to remove barriers between humans and animals, allowing you to get face to face with all your favourite Australian creatures. Whether you want to cuddle a koala, feed a kangaroo or meet an enormous saltwater crocodile, Featherdale Wildlife Park is a wildlife experience like no other. As with just about every other Australian zoo, conservation is also a key focus here. The park’s koala breeding program is an important part of nationwide conservation efforts, while the park also works with endangered species such as the tiger quoll and yellow footed rock wallaby.
As one of the most vibrant cities on the planet, Sydney has more attractions than you can shake a stick at. If you’re thinking about taking a day trip to one of these destinations – or just about anywhere else in Sydney, for that matter – get in touch with the friendly team at Pegasus Coach Tours. With a strong emphasis on safety, comfort and affordability, we pride ourselves on being the number one way to experience all that Sydney has to offer.