Remember when we could just jump in the car and hit the road in search of a great day out? Well good news: as of June 1, we can now visit every corner of New South Wales again.
So it begs the question: now travel restrictions have lifted, where should you visit first? You're certainly spoilt for choice, so we've cherry-picked a selection of the best day trips from the city – featuring quaint villages, seaside hangouts and mountain escapes.
Around a two-hour drive or a scenic train ride away from the CBD, you'll find yourself rambling through eucalypts and gums, gazing out over gorgeous ocean cliffs, or watching the world go by in a sleepy village café. All these places have two things in common: they're close enough to get you there and back within a day, and they're well worth your time.
While you're on an adventure, check out the power of nature at these waterfalls and blowholes in NSW. Sticking closer to home? Check out all the lovely parks that colour the city with greenery, or hop in the car for one of the best scenic drives on the fringes of Sydney.