Sydney to Katoomba
Plan a family road trip from Sydney to Katoomba
Ready to escape to the Blue Mountains? Follow our Sydney to Katoomba road trip guide and take the scenic route through some of New South Wales hottest destinations. If you need some extra room for the kids, check out our wide range of 4WDs and SUVs, which are perfect for large families. Book now and save.
For an unforgettable start to your journey, treat the family to a day out at Darling Harbour. Come face-to-face with some of the world's most fascinating underwater creatures at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium before saying hello to the friendly koalas next door at the Wild Life Sydney Zoo. On the way out of town, be sure to stop off at the Royal National Park and make a splash at Wattamolla.
Woollongong 88.5 km
Just under two hours from the CBD, Wollongong is a great spot for you and the family to stretch your legs and recharge. Wander through one of the largest Buddhist temples in the Southern Hemisphere, Nan Tien, in the nearby suburb of Berkeley. Then, if you get peckish, pick up some takeaway in town and head to the Botanic Gardens for a picnic by the pond.
Jervis Bay 116 km
After a relaxing stop in Wollongong, head south to Jervis Bay for some outdoor fun. From surfing to paddle boarding, there's plenty of fun things to do with the kids at the beach. On shore, pick up a bike hire and explore the parklands or, if you're feeling brave, hop on the flying fox at Trees Adventure.
Canberra 222 km
Canberra may be the political centre of the country, but there's still heaps of family friendly things to see and do in the ACT. Located in the heart of town, Questacon is a science and technology centre that has a wide range of rides and activities for the kids. To take it up a notch, head over to the Canberra Reptile Zoo for a tour through their ever-expanding enclosure.
Bowral 178 km
Located in the heart of the Southern Highlands, Bowral is a wholesome country town that's chock-full with colonial charm. Join visiting sports fans for a trip down memory lane at the Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame or, if you're looking to relax, take a step back from the crowds and head to The Scottish Arms for a drink and a bite to eat in their family-friendly dining room.
Katoomba 160 km
Before heading back to Sydney, venture west to Katoomba for an action-packed day at the Blue Mountains. Snap a photo at the Three Sisters before hiking through lush rainforest along the Grand Canyon Walking Track, which conveniently loops back around to the lookout carpark.
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