A Guide to Traveling and Camping in the Sydney Area

Sydney is well known for its beautiful location on the east coast of Australia. There are almost countless hiking opportunities. The many beaches in the area also offer the chance to go swimming or hiking. Have you been bitten by the travel bug? Travel in style and camp in comfort with this handy guide.

Hit the Open Road

If you can’t hit all the places on your list you can at least drive through them. A very popular road trip route takes you north from Sydney to Brisbane. Be warned, though, that it is 900 kilometers (almost 560 miles). If you are using an RV you might find yourself in need of trailer repairs along the way. You will encounter many landmarks that are both natural and manmade. The Blue Mountains are one such icon.

Pitch a Tent

Camping is not for the faint of heart but it’s ideal for those who prefer roughing it. The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service preserves many locations for camping groups large and small. One option is Bents Basin. The Basin is a good choice for families. It is right on the water so you can take out a kayak or give fishing a try. The Capertee campground offers a more rustic experience. You can walk through the woods and go bird watching.

Take to the Water

Of course any trip to Sydney wouldn’t be complete without experiencing its famous harbor. Sydney boasts an extensive ferry system that gets you from point A to point B without hitting land. Hop off and explore Manley Beach or Taronga Zoo. The waterfront view as the ferry approaches the Sydney Opera House is truly majestic. It can’t fully be captured by a few clicks of the camera.

Feel Like a Local

Sydney is often named as one of the most livable cities in the world. It has well-maintained public transportation that includes trains and buses. The Transport NSW office has an accessibility map to ensure that both locals and tourists can all use these services comfortably.

Plan your trip to Sydney by starting with the sights you want to check off your list. Then plug in exactly what it will take to get there. Is it a quick excursion by land or by sea? Sydney makes it easy to travel around so you’ll get the most out of your trip.

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