If you are heading to Sydney sometime soon, you may want to add a few road trips to your agenda.

While Sydney is a beautiful, bustling city, it is worth venturing out to surrounding areas to see what picturesque attractions New South Wales has to offer.

Organise a Sydney Airport car rental and enjoy the freedom of being able to get behind the wheel and travel anywhere you please.

Here are our top five must-drive Sydney road trips to get you inspired!

The Blue Mountains

One of NSW’s most popular destinations, the Blue Mountains are located around 50 minutes from Sydney – they are so close, there’s no excuse not to go and see them!

Rent a car for the day and see what these magical mountains have to offer. Don’t forget your camera – this road trip will be one for the photo albums.

Hunter Valley

Calling all wine connoisseurs, Hunter Valley is the place for you! Located two hours north of Sydney, this area is famous for its vineyards and wineries.

Book yourself a wine tour (or two!) and enjoy tasting some of the best pinots, savs and chardonnays in the region.

Jervis Bay

Just three hours south of Sydney you can find picturesque white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters at Jervis Bay.

This destination is well-known for its wildlife. Spot dolphins swimming in the ocean, or head to nearby National Parks and catch a glimpse of kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and more.


You wouldn’t go to France without visiting Paris, so don’t miss out on the rich history and culture that Australia’s capital city Canberra has to offer.

Canberra is not only home to parliament, it is also home to a range of museums and art galleries – perfect for budding artists or historians!

Myall Lakes National Park

Australia is famous for its wide range of natural attractions. Myall Lakes National Park is a gorgeous slice of nature located around 250km from Sydney.

Here you will find coastal lakes, perfect for activities such as kayaking and canoeing but also with spots for surfing. Be sure to pack your swimmers!

No matter where you decide to head on a road trip, be sure to organise your car rental before you plan your journey.