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Sydney and surrounds region

Overview

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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Delve into Sydney's cultural heritage

Burrawang walk, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: Andy Richards

Itinerary: Sydney's cultural heritage

Discover some of the richest Aboriginal culture in one of the most iconic harbour cities. This itinerary is a great introduction to Sydney’s ancient Aboriginal rock art and rich cultural sites. You don’t have to travel far from the modern city centre to find the story of Sydney’s first inhabitants.

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 Lane Cove National Park

Picnic area, Lane Cove National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath

Lane Cove National Park

Lane Cove National Park, not far from Sydney's city centre, is the perfect place for a family day out or school excursion. Explore historic sites along the Heritage walk or enjoy a picnic, canoe or go birdwatching.

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