Top drives close to Sydney
It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind of work and family life, so it’s good to know that some of Australia’s top driving is right on our doorstep, only hours from Sydney’s CBD.
Feeling adventurous? Most of Sydney’s top drives are popular among surfers, beachgoers, backpackers, hikers, fishers and many other travellers. It’s the perfect way to break away from everyday life and recharge - all in the comfort and convenience of traveling in your own car.
Here are 3 of the best day trips close to Sydney, and some checks you should perform on your tyres beforehand to ensure a relaxing and stress-free time away.
The Grand Pacific Drive
The Grand Pacific Drive takes in the southern coastlines of Sydney. Stretching as far south as the Sapphire Coast, and only a day trip to Jervis Bay (2.5hrs), it’s the perfect way to escape city life.
Recommended as a weekend getaway, you can quite easily leave early and spend the day relaxing on the white tranquil sands of Hyams Beach before heading back along the coast taking in Kiama, Wollongong and Shellharbour.
Located north of Wollongong is the beautiful stretch of road around Stanwell Park. Famous for the 665m sea-clifftop bridge that snakes its way along the coastline, Stanwell Park offers stunning beaches and amazing restaurants.
Royal National Park
The Royal National Park was Australia’s first national park proclaimed in 1879 and is the second oldest national park in the world after Yellowstone. Home to native flora and fauna, the area is rich in diverse ecosystems. There is plenty to see within the park including the amazing figure 8 pools.
Popular among walkers, surfers, adventurers and photographers The Royal National Park has an entry fee of just $12.00, which can only be paid in cash from selected access points located within the area.
With little to no reception and infrastructure, it’s wise to let others know of your trips to the park. Always download or screenshot maps and other ways of navigating.
Forget Queensland - Jervis Bay is said to have the whitest sand in the world. The stunning beaches are very popular among day trippers from Sydney. Only a 2.5hr drive from the CBD, Jervis Bay is the perfect city escape. Take a stroll along the pristine beaches or adventure into Point Perpendicular lighthouse for a breathtaking view from the cliffs over the bay.
Packed full of recreational activities, Jervis Bay offers kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, sailing, snorkelling and is well known for its scuba diving. Popular must see dive sites include The Labyrinths, Gorgonian Wall, Point Perpendicular, Fairey Firefly aeroplane, scallop beds, Middle Grounds, Ten Fathom Reef and Bowen Island.
The drive to Jervis Bay is sealed and mostly a highway terrain, making touring tyres the best suited tyre for a trip of this nature. Kogarah Tyrepower stock a wide range of touring tyres from big brands including Pirelli, Toyo Tires, Goodyear, Dunlop, Maxxis, Continental, Bridgestone and Michelin.
To ensure your safe for any road trip a few easy steps to take before leaving will guarantee your return. Tread depth can often be overlooked or even missed if your wheels are not balanced correctly.
Make sure you have an even wear across your tyres with plenty of depth in the grooves. Check the depth bars located in the central grooves and when down or even with these bars, it's time for new tyres.
Inflation is vital in your vehicle's stability and control. An easy check with a digital gauge or drop into the servo for a reading at the beginning of your trip. It’s also worth keeping a visual eye on your tyres inflation on longer trips.
For more info of your tyres conditions or to book in, call today at Kogarah Tyrepower to discuss your tyre needs for your next road trip getaway!