There are excellent climbing trees at our secret spot.
Both visitors and locals alike want to discover or experience something new and different in Sydney. I want to know where you go when you step out of the city for a day. Tell us about those secret places that, though not the big ticket tourist items, say Sydney or Australia to you.
A place I love to go with others or alone is The Settlers Arms in St Albans. It's right across the river by car ferry from Wisemans Ferry. There are several things to love here, the scenic drive there, the pub itself built from convict hewn sandstone, the history, the massive open grassy spaces, and sometimes the live music.
Such a great questions. Guys, I also want to know your "hidey-holes" in Sydney. For a resort like escape that doesn't cost the earth...Marvellous Manly! Otherwise a day at The Blue Mountains or hopping in the car and hitting a nearby country location help. I have to say a little park on Parry Avenue Narwee rocks..shhh!
For me, Australia is about these hidden little places with a rich history that make up what Australia is today. A great day trip with visitors for me is a ferry trip into North Sydney to see some of the amazing architecture and visit the various older pubs for lunch. Walk across the Harbour bridge on return and sneak into Darling Harbour to see what the city has become. For dinner, you cant go past the Opera Bar.
I love heading up to the Blue Mountains whenever I feel like getting away for the day. It's wonderful having so many interesting little towns so close together so you can just drive around and explore without ever getting bored.