Visiting a city like Sydney is one of the best ways to see the quintessential Australia – or at least, the one seen on the postcards. The best way to really see Australia though is to spend a weekend away from Sydney.
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Just outside of Lithgow, in the Blue Mountains, sits the Zig Zag Railway. It’s not the most well-known tourist destination, but taking a ride on the Zig Zag Railway should be a part of any tourist itinerary.
Hiking in the Lane Cove National Park is one of the closest places to bushwalk to Sydney. As such, it’s both the most convenient park to visit for those visiting Sydney – and one of the most overlooked as visitors favour the Blue Mountains or the Royal National Park.
Sydney is a city with a very hectic past. From the harsh lives of the early settlers to the rumours of men trapped inside the Sydney Harbour Bridge, there are plenty of ghost stories around. It makes sense then, to bring together the best of Sydney’s ghost tours.
On Manly’s North Head lies an odd attraction. It’s a collection of buildings on a hill top that run all the way down to the water’s edge. It’s said that at night you can hear eerie noises coming from within. It’s Sydney’s Quarantine Station, and it’s a fascinating thing to visit.
The Great North Walk is a hike through the bush of NSW, covering 250km (160 miles) from Sydney to Newcastle. It’s a two week journey to cover the whole thing, but it’s so incredibly easy to hike sections of the Great North Walk that we don’t think you should miss it.