Sydney – a cosmopolitan city that is one of the most sought-after places in the world. Tourists flock to be in Australia’s largest city, surrounded by a beautiful harbour, iconic beaches, amazing world heritage sites, countless food destinations, exceptional hotel accommodation and more.
The pleasant weather all year-round in Australia means you can go to Sydney just about anytime of the year and explore the wonders the city has in store. If this is your first time visiting Sydney, this article can help you with planning your itinerary.
The Royal Botanic Gardens
Enjoy a chill day taking in the sights of the city. A walk to The Royal Botanic Gardens is just about one of the finest ways to enjoy the views offered by Sydney. Start at Circular Quay to see where the ferries dock, head towards the Opera House, to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for one of the best vantage points, and then into The Royal Botanic Gardens where countless trees and vegetation grows.
Chill at the beach
What is a Sydney visit without going to the beach? You can do just about anything in a Sydney beach. Learn how to surf, go paddling or wakeboarding, take a stroll at the beach, or you can just laze under the sun if you want. Make sure to visit Bondi Beach, Manly Beach, Watson’s Bay, and Coogee beach.
While Manly beach is known for its waves and exhilarating nightlife, it is also known for giving tourists one of the best ways to view the city. A ferry ride to Manly beach gives you the most breathtaking view of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. The ride takes about 30 minutes each way.
Go to Sydney Harbour Bridge
One of the main destinations in Sydney is the Harbour Bridge. It was built in 1932 as a means to employ people during the Great Depression. You can choose to climb one of the most famous bridges in the world, but it could be quite expensive. However, walking through it is definitely free.
Visit The Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains was given the World Heritage status by UNESCO, and one glimpse of the place just shows you why. The haze covering the mountains is made from the oil mist escaping the eucalypts, creating a shade onto the valleys down below. It is about 1100m high, an ancient sandstone plateau that has eroded for over a millennia. This is one of the sites you should not dare miss, but be sure to prepare appropriately for the hike.
There are still a lot of things you can do in Sydney. It is a city that is just bursting with life, and you would not want to miss it breathing right around you. When you plan your trip here, be sure to do all the things listed here and make room for more of what the city can offer. We promise you that a trip in Sydney will be a trip of a lifetime.