National Parks Near Sydney That You Should Put on Your Bucket List

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Royal National Park, Sydney. Photo by Yuriy MLCN on Unsplash

Sydney has so much to offer to visitors that most people don’t even find time to get out of the city, but the real magic happens when you start exploring its surroundings. There are many beautiful national parks located less than 25 miles away from Sydney, and here are a few that you should check out.

Royal National Park

One of the most popular day-trip destinations from Sydney, the Royal National Park is actually the world’s second-oldest national park. If this isn’t enough to impress you, its oceanfront cliff walks and grassland and forest trails certainly will.

Sydney Harbour National Park

Royal National Park isn’t even the easiest national park to reach from Sydney. That title belongs to Sydney Harbour National Park, located on the shores of Port Jackson Bay. It offers some of the most breathtaking views of the city and it’s best known for its harbor islands, sheltered beaches, and rich Aboriginal heritage.

Lane Cove National Park

Lane Cove National Park is located only 20 minutes away from Sydney’s city center, but it will make you feel like you entered a different universe. It’s the perfect place to relax from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy boat rides and hiking trails it has in store.