Sydney, located at the east coast of Australia, is a lively city and it calles to everyones imagination. Its famous for its Opera house and the Sydney harbour Bridge. The climate is mild and varies from about 12 degrees in winter to about 35 degrees in the summer. All people have heard about the big fireworks during the millennium change but there is much more to Sydney. It has rich beaches and many parks that are really worthwhile seeing. For seeing the city you will need quite some time. Its a town with great views due to the location it has a hilly structure meaning that from almost each top you will have some marvelous views. Many of the views are ocean views and the more you enter the coastal area the more you will see of them. There is no road along the coast but if you are driving around you will find that it is possible to stay along the coast side for quite some time. some areas are a bit difficult to find but once there you will have great views.
On the other side of Sydney, 2 hours driving to the west, there is a big park that is called the Blue Mountains. This is a big area where the name is chosen right. Due to the oil from the Eucalyptus trees the air has a blueish color and a clear day is not often to be found. Its quite a popular park and going to the default places will result in meeting many other tourists. The only way to see this park on a way that will give it the view it should deserve is by going 'bush' although the roads are not that bad but you could find some nice gravel roads that will lead into the Blue mountains. Asking locals once driving into the area will help you finding your way. The result could be a great sight along the roadside and once walking onto some tops it will become even better. Of course you will need to travel with food and water. To see a small part of this great area you need some days as there are many ways to discover the blue mountains. There are some scenic routes that are really worth while but doing a walk at some water falls will make a great impression. I walked around in some nice places and did not see any tourist so that was a good experience although the paths are sometimes better to go with at least two people or at least take a mobile phone as to my amazement I found they are working on most places unless you go down into a gorge. One of the most famous things to see is the 3 Sisters that got their name after a story of people that turned into stone. Unfortunately this place is also heavily set up to a tourist attraction that is sometimes a bit of a waste but never the less a great place and certainly a place to visit. From here there is also quite some activities one could undertake. There are trike rides (2 people) together with a guide along the great sites that exist here. Another thing is take a train ride that goes steep down (or up) the mountains. A good way of doing this is to climb down the mountains and walk along the big fall. This will take quite some time and on the way back take the scenic train up to the place where you started. Close to the 3 sisters you can find the visitors center where much info can be found of what to do in the area. Make sure you check this out as they have much info available.