Sydney is an amazing city with so much excitement going on every day that visitors have a myriad of things to choose from to entertain themselves. Many visitors however miss out on the great things to do in the areas around Sydney including Newcastle, Port Stephens, The Central Coast and Blue Mountains. So, if you are looking for a bit of a drive and sight see outside of Sydney while you are staying with us – here are some great things to do ion those 3 locations.

Firstly the Newcastle & The Central Coast is located within an hour of the northern suburbs of Sydney. Some great things to see and do there are :

The Blue Mountains is one of Australia’s most iconic destinations. It is a huge area located between Sydney and the Central West towns of Lithgow and Bathurst. The Blue mountains has many culturally significant locations for the Darag, Gandangarra and Wiradjuri first nation people. The mountains have a wealth of incredibly beautiful locations for visitors including :

  • Red Hands Cave Glenbrook – Red Hands Cave walking track, in Blue Mountains National Park, offers impressive Aboriginal stencil art with picnicking and birdwatching, near Glenbrook.
  • Aboriginal Blue Mountains Walkabout – Aboriginal owned and guided, learn by traditional methods and bushwalk a walkabout song line of sacred sites mostly through a beautiful moss covered rainforest.
  • The Three Sisters Katoomba – The Three Sisters are an unusual rock formation at Echo Point near Katoomba.
  • Scenic Skyway Katoomba – Offering sweeping views, this glass-floor cablecar travels over ravines of rainforests & clifftops
  • The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden – is a 28-hectare public botanic garden located approximately 100 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district at Mount Tomah in the Blue Mountains.
  • The Glowworm Tunnel – is a disused railway tunnel between Lithgow, New South Wales and Newnes, New South Wales, Australia. It is notable for its resident glow-worms.
  • Megalong Valley Horse Riding – there are at least five great horse riding farms in the Megalong Valley at the southern side of the Blue Mountains.

If you want to you can also do a Blue Mountains Deluxe Small-Group Eco Wildlife Tour from Sydney.

Enjoy Sydney and the great locations to the north and west on your next stay with Uptown Apartments in Sydney. Dave and Nicki Lee.

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