Visit the iconic Opera House, explore the Eastern beaches, the many bays and harbours and trendy suburbs and foody eateries of this amazing city
Whether you’re staying for a weekend or a week, have fun exploring Sydney!
destination guide: Sydney
Bondi - Bondi offers dining, shopping, nightlife, and of course- spectacular golden sands and perfect waves. it’s a go-to for surfing, walking, backpacking and bar hopping.
Manly - manly is a beach the whole family can enjoy because it offers everything. it has an ocean pool that is sheltered, an aquarium, yummy food and plenty of scenic walking paths.
Coogee - Coogee is a beach with shimmering sands and a favorite destination for surfers, snorkelers and scuba divers. It has shops and a cinema too - fun for everyone.
Northern Beaches - Sydney’s northern beaches are world famous scenic destinations for any traveler. With the ocean on one side and the Pittwater on the other side, you’ll definitely want to bring your camera.
Harbour Bridge (bridge climb) - This thing is made of 52,800 tons of steel and has about 200,000 cars cross it every day, it’s huge and it’s actually possible to it! From the summit you can see the whole city and your adrenaline will be pumping as you take it all in. Don’t miss this- it’s one of the coolest things you can do in Sydney.
Taronga Zoo - this is much more than a zoo, it’s a Sydney icon. With gorgeous views of the harbor, educational talks, shows, and tours it’s a great way to spend the day. You can even sleep at the zoo in their safari tents. It’s only 12 minutes outside of Sydney and is accessible by ferry, train, bus or car.
Sydney Tower Eye (Centrepoint) - the Sydney Tower Eye is one of the most recognized parts of the Sydney skyline. The massive tower (309 meters tall) has shops, restaurants, a coffee lounge, and even an observation deck. The skywalk at the top is an outdoor adventure you have to check out. It’s 268 meters up in the air and makes you feel like a bird flying over the city when you look down.
Ferry trips - Sydney’s harbor is its most precious possession. It’s stunning. There are about 28 ferries that cruise through the harbor and you’ll be sorry if we don’t check out at least a few of them. No trip to Sydney is complete without cruising between wharves and beaches on the ferries. A harbor ferry is the only way to truly experience Sydney, including the reliably warm and sunny weather.
places to visit
•Sydney Opera House - the well-known Sydney Opera House is a must see. With a huge assortment of operas, music, theatres, dance and more we’ll always have the opportunity to be entertained. They even have bars, shops, tours, and restaurants so it’s the place to go to get a taste of Sydney, catch a show, and have fun.
a night on the town
CBD - this is Sydney’s “central business district” which is referred to as “the city” by most locals. if we want to go out for an evening that’s unforgettable- this is the place to do it.
Surry Hills - Surry Hills is an affluent suburb in Sydney that’s also a nightlife destination for many. There’s plenty of places to eat and drink and be merry for us to visit and no shortage of fun to be had in Surry Hills.
Kings Cross - Otherwise referred to as “The Cross” by the locals, it’s where things get wild and crazy. it’s a vibrant night life center known for catering to those seeking “adult entertainment.” be careful and play nice.
Oxford St. – known for its gay bars and colourful cabarets, it’s another lively part of town which plays host to a great party atmosphere.
events to check out
Vivid Sydney - this is Sydney’s 2 ½ week festival of music, lights, and ideas with about 1.5 million attending each year. It puts on music shows, art events, and hosts creative speakers that will appeal to the artist in everyone.
New Year’s fireworks - Sydney’s fireworks over the harbor have helped put the city on the map. The fireworks display uses 7 tons of fireworks to create an unforgettable experience. if you’re in the city you can watch from almost anywhere.
Sporting events - Aussies love their sports. When you’re in Sydney there’s plenty to do and watch from cricket to AFC Asian football. No sports enthusiast will be let down by what Sydney has to offer.
things to do in sydney
Sydney is one of the most popular travel destinations in Australia. Everybody knows Sydney which is made famous by the iconic Opera House and of course, the hit movie “crocodile dundee.” But what are you going to do once you get to Sydney? Sydney has tons to do so keep reading and take some notes.
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