Best day trips in Sydney

Check out the top day trips in Sydney, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Manly Beach
1. Manly Beach
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137 local reviews
Manly Beach, Manly
(02) 9976 1430
Establishment
Troy
World famous Manly Beach is one of Sydney's must-see ocean beaches. It's at Manly on the other side of the har…
Fiona
Great day trip! This is a beautiful beach. Take the ferry for 30 min from Circular Quay.
Maree
Enjoy a ferry ride to Manly beach- make a day trip out of it- lots of cafes, bars and restaurants. We love Hug…
1. Manly Beach
1. Manly Beach
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137 local reviews
Manly Beach, Manly
(02) 9976 1430
Troy
Troy
World famous Manly Beach is one of Sydney's must-see ocean beaches. It's at Manly on the other side of the harbour. It's easy to make a day …
Fiona
Fiona
Great day trip! This is a beautiful beach. Take the ferry for 30 min from Circular Quay.
Maree
Maree
Enjoy a ferry ride to Manly beach- make a day trip out of it- lots of cafes, bars and restaurants. We love Hugos for an afternoon drink. You…
2. Manly
2. Manly
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59 local reviews
Manly, Manly
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Nick & Antoinette
Sydney's finest ocean beach. Remember to swim between the flags. Great restaurants as well. Arrive by ferry fr…
Bernadette & Martin
Nice day trip. Catch a ferry over. Swim at the beaches. Eat out. Watch the sunset sitting on the pier. Catch a…
Fiona
Great day trip! This is a beautiful beach. Take the ferry for 30 min from Circular Quay
2. Manly
2. Manly
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59 local reviews
Manly, Manly
Nick & Antoinette
Nick & Antoinette
Sydney's finest ocean beach. Remember to swim between the flags. Great restaurants as well. Arrive by ferry from Circular Quay. Great day tr…
Bernadette & Martin
Bernadette & Martin
Nice day trip. Catch a ferry over. Swim at the beaches. Eat out. Watch the sunset sitting on the pier. Catch a ferry home after sunset - bea…
Fiona
Fiona
Great day trip! This is a beautiful beach. Take the ferry for 30 min from Circular Quay
3. Watsons Bay
3. Watsons Bay
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63 local reviews
Watsons Bay, Watsons Bay
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Fiona
Fantastic walking trails, restaurants, and beaches. This is a beautiful area on the ocean. Take the ferry from…
Bridget
A beautiful spot for a day trip!
Spencer
From Circular Quay catch the Ferry to Watsons Bay and enjoy fish and chips from Doyle's in the park. After ta…
3. Watsons Bay
3. Watsons Bay
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63 local reviews
Watsons Bay, Watsons Bay
Fiona
Fiona
Fantastic walking trails, restaurants, and beaches. This is a beautiful area on the ocean. Take the ferry from Circular Quay for 20 min. Gre…
Bridget
Bridget
A beautiful spot for a day trip!
Spencer
Spencer
From Circular Quay catch the Ferry to Watsons Bay and enjoy fish and chips from Doyle's in the park. After take a walk to The Gap Park and …
4. The Boathouse Palm Beach
4. The Boathouse Palm Beach
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68 local reviews
Governer Phillip Park, Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach, Sydney
Open now
+61 2-9974-3868
Australian Restaurant
Juana
For a day trip from our home, place to stop and have a bite to eat The Boathouse. 2 other Boathouse cafes: Bal…
Bradley
Great place to visit for a day trip to Palm Beach.
Colin
Fantastic rustic cafe - serve delicious breakfasts & lunches. Beautiful location sitting on the deck on Pittw…
4. The Boathouse Palm Beach
4. The Boathouse Palm Beach
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68 local reviews
Governer Phillip Park, Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach, Sydney
Open now
+61 2-9974-3868
Juana
Juana
For a day trip from our home, place to stop and have a bite to eat The Boathouse. 2 other Boathouse cafes: Balmoral Beach and Shelley Beach(…
Bradley
Bradley
Great place to visit for a day trip to Palm Beach.
Colin
Colin
Fantastic rustic cafe - serve delicious breakfasts & lunches. Beautiful location sitting on the deck on Pittwater.
5. Palm Beach Ferry Wharf
5. Palm Beach Ferry Wharf
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14 local reviews
1151 Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach
Establishment
Kirsty
Take a day trip to Patonga, the Basin, Mackeral Beach or the Central Coast - such a great way to see Pittwater
Hannah
You can get ferries to the popular camping area "The Basin" and explore the area. A good day trip, perfect for…
Colin
Ferry trips up Pittwater, across to the central coast or to the Basin national park.
5. Palm Beach Ferry Wharf
5. Palm Beach Ferry Wharf
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14 local reviews
1151 Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach
Kirsty
Kirsty
Take a day trip to Patonga, the Basin, Mackeral Beach or the Central Coast - such a great way to see Pittwater
Hannah
Hannah
You can get ferries to the popular camping area "The Basin" and explore the area. A good day trip, perfect for a packed lunch or picnic. Bri…
Colin
Colin
Ferry trips up Pittwater, across to the central coast or to the Basin national park.
6. Palm Beach
6. Palm Beach
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78 local reviews
Ocean Rd, Palm Beach, Sydney
Beach
Mal
Great day trip to the top end of Sydney! Too far to attempt via public transport, must go by car. Traffic can …
Andrew
A lovely day trip, only takes about 40 minutes to drive up. There's the light house walk which is up a steep h…
Bobbie
2108 and another opposite the main swimming beach at Palm Beach. Also 'Dunes' and 'The Boathouse' (just past t…
6. Palm Beach
6. Palm Beach
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78 local reviews
Ocean Rd, Palm Beach, Sydney
Mal
Mal
Great day trip to the top end of Sydney! Too far to attempt via public transport, must go by car. Traffic can be horrible so leave early (pr…
Andrew
Andrew
A lovely day trip, only takes about 40 minutes to drive up. There's the light house walk which is up a steep hill but is fairly short and th…
Bobbie
Bobbie
2108 and another opposite the main swimming beach at Palm Beach. Also 'Dunes' and 'The Boathouse' (just past the golf course) further up on …
7. Royal National Park
7. Royal National Park
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52 local reviews
Farnell Ave, Royal National Park, Sydney
+61 2 9542 0648
Park
Fiona
Stunning and a fantastic day trip. A good spot for paddle boarding, the beach, swimming, and hiking.
Sandra And Kristy
Beautiful rainforests, Hiking tracks, Hire a row boat and see tortoise in their natural environment. Great for…
Liz
Best for a day trip or overnight camping trip.
7. Royal National Park
7. Royal National Park
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52 local reviews
Farnell Ave, Royal National Park, Sydney
+61 2 9542 0648
Fiona
Fiona
Stunning and a fantastic day trip. A good spot for paddle boarding, the beach, swimming, and hiking.
Sandra And Kristy
Sandra And Kristy
Beautiful rainforests, Hiking tracks, Hire a row boat and see tortoise in their natural environment. Great for picnic's swimming, day trip
Liz
Liz
Best for a day trip or overnight camping trip.