Discover Sydney and its surrounds in a campervan rental for an iconic Aussie road trip adventure. The East Coast of Australia is one of the most stunning locations in the world, where the city of Sydney is no exception. From the hustle of the city centre to the many road trip destinations just a short drive away, Sydney is the perfect place to hire a campervan and begin your road trip.
Sydney is an unforgettable destination and home to world-famous sites such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, and Circular Quay. The state capital of New South Wales offers visitors a wide range of beaches, bays, national parks, and shopping destinations. The city experiences a moderate climate throughout the year, with mild winters and warm summers. Drive through Sydney in a campervan hire and visit some of the beautiful surrounding regions.
Some of our favourite things to do year-round in Sydney are:
Summer (December, January, February): Manly Beach is a must-visit for those looking to experience an iconic Aussie beach day. With golden sand, blue water and pristine views, this location is perfect for a day at the beach. Pack a picnic with you and drive out to Manley in just 30 minutes from the CBD of Sydney. Other popular beach locations include Bondi Beach and Palm Beach are also well worth-visiting in your rental car.
Autumn (March, April, May): Hunter Valley is a popular wine region just a 3-hour drive out of Sydney. Autumn is a stunning time of the year to visit this wine region as it is a bit quieter than the harvest season (being summer), the weather is also perfect around this time. The majority of wineries can be found in Pokolbin, Rothbury, and Lovedale. We recommend checking out Brokenwood Wines, Roche Estate, and Two Rivers Wines.
Winter (June, July, August): Swap the beach for inland scenery in the Blue Mountains. Perfect for a winter getaway in your campervan, the Blue Mountains are one of Australia’s most iconic destinations. Blue Mountains National Park sits 81 kilometers west of Sydney within the Blue Mountains region, an area that covers 268,987 hectares of land. The park is popular because of the fantastic views of Blackheath and Wentworth Falls. The Three Sisters lookout in Katoomba has particularly sought after. The park has abundant flora and fauna, and many venues for outdoor activities such as abseiling, canyoning, mountain biking, and rock climbing.
Spring (September, October, November): Illawarra is a stunning coastal region in New South Wales. This area is where you will find the impressive Sea Cliff Bridge. To reach this amazing destination, you can pick up your rental car in Sydney and drive south to Illawarra. From there, you can continue down the pristine east coast of Australia to Melbourne. If you want to check out some of Australia's must-see locations, including impressive cities, beautiful beaches and impeccable views such as those in Illawarra, then give a road trip from Sydney to Melbourne a go.
Year-Round: One of the most popular road trips in Australia is the drive from Sydney to Melbourne. Taking about 12 hours, popular stops include Royal National Park, Jervis Bay, Batemans Bay, Wilsons Promontory National Park, and the Mornington Peninsula. No matter what time of the year it is, the scenery is just as stunning. It’s up to you if you’re looking for a summer road trip or a cooler travel experience.
is situated along Chaseling Road, Webbs Creek at Wisemans Ferry. This is perfect for families and large groups who are in search of a quick getaway in Sydney. The resort is also ideal for conferences because of its mountainous backdrop. Choose from a wide range of accommodation options including Waterview Villas, Riverside Villas, Waterfront Cabins, and Lodges. They also offer appointed houses as well as powered and unpowered camping sites. Guests can take advantage of Del Rio's first-class facilities such as a swimming pool, 9-hole/put putt golf courses, netball/basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball court, and BBQ area.
Bents Basin Campground lies 53.8 kilometers west of Sydney and can be accessed via Wolstenholme Avenue off Greendale Road in Greendale. The area sits on a deep section of the Nepean River gorge in proximity with Camden and Penrith. The site is highly popular for people who love camping and travelling in campervans. Its campsite facilities include a campground shelter and kitchen, picnic areas and a hall with a commercial kitchen, toilets, rubbish bins, water, and electric barbecues.
BIG4 Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park is located at 38 Lake Park Road in North Narrabeen. It is an award-winning holiday park that offers a wide range of accommodation that includes sites for campervans. The park is near Narrabeen Lake, offering a safe and secured patrolled beach. Its popular campsite activities include canoeing, fishing, surfing, snorkeling, and swimming. The site has barbecue facilities, a boat ramp, camp kitchen, car park, communal kitchen, communal refrigerator, conference facilities, cots, recreation room, high chair, ice, iron, laundry, playground, public telephone, TV/Lounge area, and tour desk.
Lane Cove River Tourist Park sits along Plassey Road in North Ryde. The park is children friendly and offers a wide variety of accommodation in an area of impressive natural beauty. There are sites for campervans and tents at the park. Its campsite facilities include barbecue facilities, bicycle hire, camp kitchen, car park, child pool, communal lounge, communal refrigerator, recreation room, gas, ice, Broadband Internet access, WiFi, iron, kiosk, laundry, playground, night call button, tour desk, TV/Lounge area, public telephone, swimming pool and walking tracks. Popular activities within the Lane Cove River Tourist Park are bird watching, canoeing, cycling, swimming, bushwalking, hiking, and guided walks.
Chinatown lies on the southern side of Sydney's CBD in Haymarket between Central Station and Darling Harbour. Some of the area's highlights are its wide variety of affordable Asian food, boutique shops, bilingual street signs, the Chinese Garden of Friendship, the Gold Water Mouth, Market City, flea markets and souvenir shops.
Luna Park Sydney is a popular theme park with a history dating back to 1935 located at Milsons Point, Sydney. The park has a wide range of rides for people of all ages. Its current rides include Wild Mouse, Hair Raiser, Ferris Wheel, Rotor, Mystery Manor, Spider, Magic Castle, Dodgem City and more.
Museum of Sydney is located at the corner of Phillip and Bridge Streets. The museum showcases wonderful collections that tell the story of Sydney's history and contains items related to the Aboriginal people and the famous Captain Cook. The venue is open every day from 09:30 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. except on Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Sydney Harbour is a natural harbour connected to the South Pacific Ocean. It famously features the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, and Darling Harbour. Its natural beauty has it rated as one of the world's most beautiful harbours. The site also acts as the venue for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, and the Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks display.
Sydney Opera House can be found at Bennelong Point. It is a multi-purpose performing arts centre and certified UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building opened on 20 October 1973 and is famous worldwide because of its distinct architectural style from Danish architect, Jorn Utzon. Aside from watching a musical performance, visitors can also book a tour of the venue.
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