Best Sydney Road Trip Routes
Driving is one of the best ways to experience Australia, a country known for its wide-open spaces and wonderful scenery. Whether you are visiting Sydney for the first time, or a local looking for a weekend getaway, consider picking up a rental car and hitting the road. The team at VroomVroomVroom have put together a list of some of the most enjoyable scenic drives from Sydney.
Sydney to the Blue Mountains
Around 50 minutes drive from Sydney, the Blue Mountains consists of eucalypt bush-land, waterfalls, rainforests, rock formations, wildlife and more. The Greater Blue Mountains Area is abundant in natural wonders, and home to unique Australian wildlife. Visitors to the region can also enjoy exploring waterfalls, canyons and bush-walking trails.
Sydney to Brisbane
Follow the legendary Pacific coastline from Sydney to Brisbane, one of Australia's unmissable road trips. Spanning 900 kilometres along the Pacific Coast corridor, this drive certainly has something for everyone - from exquisite beaches to green rolling hills to the hinterland, smaller beach-side towns, riverside towns, wineries, wildlife viewing, and every type of water sport imaginable. For more ideas for your Sydney to Brisbane road trip, see our guide here.
Sydney to Orange
Situated about 26 km west of Sydney, Orange is another great destination for a short break. Around three and a half hours drive from Sydney and just three hours from Canberra, the Orange region is a playground featuring tremendous natural attractions. Immerse yourself in nature, culture and history, or just relax and unwind. Make sure to try and taste the town's mouth-watering food and wine, so bring your appetite.
Sydney to Jervis Bay
Bordered by beautiful white-sand beaches, the driving distance from Sydney to Jervis Bay is 197 km (2.5-3 hours drive). You can stop at the Royal National Park (which is the deemed as the second oldest National Park in the world behind only Yellowstone), pull in at the Grand Pacific Drive, which takes you along the coast towards Wollongong and over the famous Sea Cliff Bridge, before continuing to Jervis Bay.
Sydney to Woy Woy
Located 8 km south of Gosford and 85 km north of Sydney via the Newcastle Freeway, Woy Woy is a holiday and retirement centre which gives a relaxed vibe, despite its somewhat crowded population. Around one and a half hours drive from Sydney Airport, Woy Woy is surrounded by beaches, marinas and the Brisbane Water National Park - it's easy to see why there's a lot of things to visit and do, whether you prefer the open ocean or green reserves.
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