Do you want to experience the beauty of nature in Australia while also looking for some urban fun? Sydney is the ideal place to be. As the most populous city in the country, Sydney boasts a mix of world-class modern architecture and cultural destinations, and a variety of natural attractions immersing visitors and locals in Mother Nature. Fly to Sydney now and visit some of these jaw-dropping natural attractions!. Here’s our pick of top 5 natural wonders to visit when you are in Sydney:
Stockton Sand Dunes
The Stockton Sand Dunes at Worimi National Park sprawling an area of 4200 hectares is the biggest system of sand dunes in Australia, reaching heights as high as 40 metres. The sheer size of the beautiful sandscape is striking enough. This moving colossal mass is not to be missed by any tourists. Created thousands of years ago, it is still evolving and ever changing. Slopes there can be as steep as 60 degrees, making it an ideal destination for sand-boarding. Tourists can go on various tours on this majestic landscape, such as Quad biking, horse and camel riding, four wheel driving, and even beach fishing! Simply walking on the sand and feeling the heat of the sand is a mesmerizing experience like no other. This amazing ancient heritage could give you some of the most memorable experiences in your lifetime.
West Head Lookout
The West Head Lookout at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park offers stunning views and leisurely walking trails for visitors to stretch their legs while enjoying amazing landscaped vistas. It offers a great panoramic view over Pittwater on your right, Barrenjoey Headland in front, and Broken Bay on your left. There are a few benches for you to sit down and catch your breath after long walks. It would be nice to have a picnic here. Be sure to go bushwalking to get the most out of the national park, It will lead you to some idyllic and secluded beaches. One of the more popular walking trails is the Red Hands Track, which will take you to the Great Mackerel Beach and Resolute Beach. Expect beautiful green hills and stretching white sand beaches on your journey.
Maddens Falls at Dharawal National Park
Situated in Dharawal National Park, this natural wonder is a lesser-known spectacle. The cascade waterfall comprises a few levels. The walk to the falls is not challenging at all, but you need to go off the trail to get to the bottom of the falls. After an approximately 1-km long walk, you will be rewarded with the beautiful scenery of the falls, surrounded by lush greenery and wildflowers. Along the way, you will encounter some lovely native birds and frogs, chirping and croaking to cheer you on. The track is easy and suitable for families with young children. However, if you are feeling adventurous, you can climb on the boulders and enjoy different sides of views from the falls. As this is not an official track, only seasoned hikers are recommended to do so. The national park is open to visit all year round, which means visitors can enjoy views in every season, from the energetic and blooming season of spring to the captivating snowfields and evergreens in winter.
The Three Sisters
Formed by land erosion, the Three Sisters towers above the Jamison Valley. The unrivalled views are a result of unique rock formation. The name came from an Aboriginal legend, where three sisters living in the Jamison Valley who were in love with three brothers from another tribe. Their marriage was forbidden according to tribal law, leading up to a battle between the two tribes. As the battle continued, the sisters were turned to stone by a witchdoctor in an attempt to keep them away from the brothers. The tragic tale is one of the reasons why the mystical sandstone peaks are an iconic landmark. To this day, you can still see the sisters, somewhat weathered over time, standing tall among the awe-inspiring scenery of the Blue Mountains, around 3000 feet above sea level. Apart from admiring the marvelous views of the mountains and valleys, activities such as rock climbing and abseiling are popular among thrill-seekers. For a picturesque walk, tourists can go on the Giant Stairway which leads to the base of the Three SIsters. Alternatively, if you prefer a view from afar, Scenic World offers an aerial view of the Three Sisters, while you are riding cable cars or railway from the other side.
As a world-famous beachside suburb, Bondi has a lot to offer on its beach. The water is bright blue and crystal clear; the beach is sandy and lined with cafes and bars. As a trendy coastal resort that attracts lots of surfers and beachgoers, Bondi Beach is indeed one of the most iconic beaches in Australia. Activities to do here of course are not limited to swimming, surfing and sunbathing. As a vibrant area, there are a lot of other laid-back entertainment options for tourists. Don’t miss out on the shopping along Gould Street if you are into small fashion stores. For casual trekkers, the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk is a 6-km to be added on your bucket list. Begin at the Bondi Icebergs to start a 1-hour scenic walk. At the end of the walk, you will find yourself near the famous seaside restaurant Coogee Pavilion. Not a bad reward after all the sweat! A public market is held on weekends. On Saturdays, it will be a farmer’s market selling fresh goodies; while on Sundays, the market will be full of vendors selling fashion items, jewellery, cosmetic products and other miscellaneous stuff.
Now, are you ready for an eye-opening trip to Sydney from Hong Kong? Sparkling bays and lush greenery await! Booking a flight with Cathay Pacific is never too late, with its user-friendly and fast booking system. Have a safe and comfortable flight with Cathay Pacific and learn what is hospitality. See you in Sydney!