7 Most Scenic Sydney Ferry Trips

Sydney ferry trips

One of the best ways to experience the beauty of Sydney Harbour is by doing one of the many scenic ferry trips with Sydney Ferries.

You can go east to Cremorne Point, Rose Bay, Watsons Bay, or Manly for a refreshing swim, an exciting hike, or a nice cold beer. Or, you can go west and spend a few hours exploring Cockatoo Island or visit one of the many waterside suburbs along the Parramatta River for a nice lunch.

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Discover Kanangra Walls in Kanangra-Boyd National Park

Kanangra Walls in Kanangra-Boyd National Park

Part of the Greater Blue Mountains, Kanangra-Boyd National Park is a remote wilderness area just under 200 km from Sydney.

This beautiful national park is a real treat for those in need of an exciting city escape, with various walking trails, lookout points, and waterfalls to explore.

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15 Best Picnic Spots in the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains picnic spots

Not only is the Blue Mountains the perfect day trip destination to go hiking and visit amazing lookouts, but there are also many fantastic picnic spots where you can enjoy a lunch in the great outdoors.

We have shortlisted 15 of the most scenic picnic spots in the Blue Mountains, some easy to find with great facilities and others a bit harder to get to but with fantastic views.

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Bridal Veil Falls Circuit (Via Amphitheatre and Fern Bower Track)

Bridal Veil Falls Circuit

The Bridal Veil Falls Circuit is a stunning walking track in the Leura area of the Blue Mountains, navigating through a rainforest landscape with waterfalls, creeks, and large cliff walls.

Bridal Veil Falls, also referred to as Leura Falls, is a stunning cascade waterfall on Leura Falls Creek, flowing into Jamison Valley.

The best way to see this waterfall and its beautiful surroundings is by doing the 4 km Bridal Veil Falls Circuit, which includes the Amphitheatre Walking Track and the Fern Bower Track.

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Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest Walking Track

Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest Walking Track

The steep walking track from Perrys Lookdown near Blackheath to the Blue Gum Forest in the Grose Valley is a challenging but rewarding bushwalking adventure.

The Acacia Flats camping ground is only 500m away from the forest, where you can set up your tent and stay overnight in beautiful surroundings.

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Govetts Leap Lookout and Falls in Blackheath

Govetts Leap Lookout and Falls in Blackheath

The Govetts Leap Lookout near Blackheath in the Blue Mountains offers spectacular views of the Grose Valley and surrounding cliff walls.

Near the lookout are several short and long hiking trails, one leading to the Barrow Lookout, from where visitors can see the Govetts Leap Falls from very close by.

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Discover the Dams of Sydney (Visitor Guide)

Dams in Sydney

There are currently more than 100 major dams in New South Wales and more than 20 storage dams in the Greater Sydney region.

Dams exist to store water that can be used for irrigation and as a source of drinking water for urban areas. Most of Sydney’s drinking water is sourced from catchment areas created by these dams.

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Elysian Rock Lookout and the Buttenshaw Bridge

Elysian Rock Lookout and the Buttenshaw Bridge

The Elysian Rock Lookout is a beautiful viewing point in the Leura area of the Blue Mountains, with panoramic views over the Jamison Valley.

Elysian Rock consists of two sandstone viewing platforms (with seating) that are connected by the historic Buttenshaw Bridge.

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The Beautiful Burragorang Lookout and Picnic Area

Burragorang Lookout and Picnic Area

The Burragorang Lookout is a scenic viewing platform overlooking Lake Burragorang, with picnic facilities nearby to make a day of it.

The lookout is the highlight of the Burragorang State Conservation Area, with panoramic views towards the lake and the Blue Mountains to take in.

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Faulconbridge Point Trail and Lookout (Lower Grose Valley)

Faulconbridge Point Trail and Lookout

Faulconbridge Point is a fantastic lookout in the Lower Grose Valley of the Blue Mountains, offering 360-degree views of the Grose River and the surrounding mountains and valleys.

A moderately challenging, 6.5 km long track via a fire trail leads to this lookout, the perfect spot for a quiet picnic in beautiful natural surroundings.

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Echo Point Lookout at the Three Sisters

Echo Point Lookout at the Three Sisters

The Echo Point Lookout in the Katoomba area of the Blue Mountains offers fantastic views of the Three Sisters and the Jamison Valley.

It is the most popular lookout point in the Blue Mountains region, with the best views and many walks and sights nearby to explore.

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18 Historical Buildings in Sydney You Can Visit

Historical buildings in Sydney

Sydney is a relatively young city with lots of great (and not so great) modern architecture, but for the history buffs, Sydney has a lot to offer too.

The British colony of New South Wales was first established in 1788, and many historical buildings from the 19th century still stand strong today.

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Discover Mount York in the Blue Mountains

Mount York in the Blue Mountains

Mount York is a mountain located just outside the township of Mount Victoria, the westernmost village in the City of Blue Mountains.

The summit of Mount York is home to various monuments, memorials and plaques related to the first crossing of the Blue Mountains in 1813 and subsequent attempts to build roads to the plains west of the mountains.

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7 Best Lookouts in Blackheath (That You Can Drive To)

Blackheath lookouts

The Blackheath area in the Blue Mountains, between Medlow Bath and Mount Victoria, is home to many panoramic lookouts offering scenic views of cliffs, waterfalls and valleys.

Most of these lookout points can be accessed by car without the need for intense bushwalking, although there are enough trails nearby if you do wish to go hiking.

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Point Danger Lookout and Lighthouse at the NSW and Queensland Border

Point Danger Lookout and Lighthouse

Situated at the border between Queensland and New South Wales, Point Danger is home to the Captain Cook Memorial, a large lighthouse, and a short coastal walking track commemorating ships and lives lost during WWII.

Spend a half day in Point Danger and learn more about Australia’s history while enjoying some of the best ocean views on the east coast.

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Discover the Paradise Pool in Linden (Blue Mountains)

Paradise Pool in Linden Blue Mountains

The Paradise Pool in Linden in the Blue Mountains is a beautiful natural waterhole on Bulls Creek, which can be reached via a short, moderately challenging bushwalking trail.

A small but pretty waterfall drops into this pool, which has experienced a strong increase in popularity as a swimming hole in recent years.

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5 Best Sydney Harbour Cruises (Lunch and Dinner)

Best Sydney Harbour cruises (lunch and dinner)

Reviews of five of the best Sydney Harbour cruises, lunch and dinner, based on value for money, duration, inclusions, route, and tour operator.

The incredible Sydney Harbour is one of Australia’s biggest tourist drawcards. One of the best ways to take in all the popular sights and natural beauty of the Harbour is by doing a cruise.

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Federal Falls Walk Near Orange (Beautiful Waterfall and Scenery)

Federal Falls Walking Track near Orange

Federal Falls is a stunning waterfall in Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area near the city of Orange in the Central Tablelands region.

A moderately challenging circuit walking track, starting from the Federal Falls Campground, leads to the base of this waterfall, with scenic bushland to explore along the way.

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