If you love the outdoors then a visit to Sydney must include a trip to Ku-Ring-Gai Chase. Located 25 kilometres north of Sydney, this national park sees around two million visitors each year. The Hawkesbury River flows out to the sea through this parkland. There are bushwalks catering to all levels of fitness as well as horse riding, swimming and boating to be enjoyed.
is home to many sacred Aboriginal sites
, and rock paintings and engravings are scattered throughout, accessible by marked tracks. Camping
is only allowed with certain areas, but there are plenty of nearby accommodation options. Bobbin Head is a great nearby spot for lunch and the park information centre is located at the historic Bobbin Inn. Address: Bobbin Head Rd, Mt Colah, NSW, 2079.