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Sydney local, big on the outdoors and adventure travel. Have explored and lived in Europe and Asia, and loved both for different reasons.
Within Sydney (although you shouldn't miss a trip to the Blue Mountains) there are loads fun outdoor activities to do.1. Camping: Cockatoo Island in the Harbour is a great place to camp. If you want to combine a beach and camping, then go to Coledale... See More
There are a bunch of great hikes in Sydney.1. The first is The Spit to Manly. You can get a bus to the Spit, and then finish at Manly. If it is warm you can stop for swims along the way, and at the finish. The views are stunning.2. The second is Taro... See More
Hi Valerie,Here are some suggestions:1. As others have mentioned, take a ferry to Manly, or to Watsons Bay. Not free but pretty cheap.2. Walk across Sydney Harbour. It is a spectacular walk.3. Take a free tour of Sydney. E.g. www.imfree.com.au/sydney... See More
Hi Emily,Here are my favourite drives out of Sydney:1. From Sydney, head out to Windsor (New South Wales), then Richmond (New South Wales), following the signs out of Richmond to Lithgow. This will take you on the less touristy route across the Blue ... See More
Hey Emily,Building on from Maddie's answer - on the northern beaches, just head north from Manly. As you get further up the peninsula the beaches can get quieter, with more locals. I like Whale Beach and Avalon Beach but there are quiet a view to see... See More
Hi Sophie,The Melbourne vs Sydney debate comes up often here.Canberra is not everyone's favourite - it is hot in summer and cold in winter. There are no beaches, and there is no "cafe culture" like in Melbourne. But it has its own charms, there are s... See More
To add to Brad's excellent response, there is a ferry that runs from Circular Quay to Shark Island. If they wanted a relaxing day, they could pack a picnic and spend some of the day on the island.Balmoral Beach is a nice beach in the harbour that is ... See More