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Sydney and surrounds region


Explore the twisting inlets and harbour islands of Sydney Harbour National Park, and head to south Sydney for world-class bushwalking and mountain biking experiences in Royal National Park. Looking for more things to do when in Sydney? Visit the Three Sisters and hazy blue valleys of Blue Mountains National Park.

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Go camping in style at Lane Cove and Ku-ring-gai Chase national parks, which offer breathtaking views of Sydney’s twisting inlets and rocky cliffs. On the city side, catch a ferry to the harbour islands, go kayaking on Sydney Harbour or take a historic walking tour of convict heritage at Goat Island.

Take a short day trip from Sydney to admire the hazy blue valleys of World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. A bushwalker's paradise, join a guided walking tour to explore the park's cascading waterfalls, Aboriginal rock art sites, mountain bike trails and picnic spots - and don't miss the world-renowned views of the iconic Three Sisters at Echo Point Lookout.

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Paddle Sydney's waterways

Explore Sydney's military history

Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/NSW Government

Japanese mini submarine tour: Fort Denison

In 1942, 3 midget submarines entered Sydney Harbour to attack naval vessels docked there. What happened next? Find out on this great harbour tour into Sydney's history in Sydney Harbour National Park.

Discover Yengo's rugged landscapes

Valley view from Big Yango homestead. Photo: NSW Government.

Yengo National Park

Take in the spectacular views, immerse yourself in World Heritage-listed wilderness, and visit Aboriginal cultural heritage sites at Yengo National Park.

Panoramic views from Sydney’s most northern point

Barrenjoey Lighthouse and nearby tree. Photo: Kevin McGrath

Barrenjoey Lighthouse

Barrenjoey Lighthouse stands at Barrenjoey Head at Palm Beach on Sydney's northern beaches. Built in 1881, this heritage lighthouse is an iconic Sydney attraction.

Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan