Sydney is home to the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, but it also boasts gorgeous beaches, national parks. The city is alive with a cosmopolitan mix of culture, from shopping to bars to delicious restaurants. The CBD is a fine place to explore modern architecture mixed with heritage buildings neighboured by shady fig trees. Shop up a storm on Pitt St where you can find popular designers alongside high street fashion, and you will often see a show in the avenue put on by local Buskers. Venture to the famous Bondi Beach or venture further to explore the Sydney harbour national park or Manly area.
What to see and do:
Wander one of Sydney’s largest markets to taste local treats, and peruse plentiful stalls of creative wares and artworks for sale. It’s a wonderful place to pick up a souvenir and spend Saturday morning strolling through this vibrant scene to the tune or the resident musicians who play there. There are also many opportunities to pick up a vintage gem, as many local fashionistas will set up stalls to rehome unwanted clothing, much of which is ultra-stylish.
Sydney’s most famous beach is a must-see, with its bustling surfer vibe, beach murals, and expansive white sands. Dive into the surf or wander the surrounding beachy boutiques, before grabbing a delicious lunch or smoothy from one of the many vendors along the strip.
Explore Sydney’s wonderful architecture and shopping with a walk around the CBD. Start at town hall station to visit the Queen Victoria Building with its stained glass and intricate tiling. Be sure to look up to view the amazing Clocks hanging in the upper levels. If you’re lucky you can also catch a tune on the public grand piano between browsing the unique array of stores.
Located in Sydney’s Inner West, Newtown is a hipster Hub rich with Cafe’s unique stores and entertainment venues. Take a stroll down King Street and you never know what you might find. From put put golf, to boutique cinemas, there’s plenty to explore and the unique outfits of the local bohemian community add colour and excitement to this metropolitan strip.
With amazing views of Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo sits on Sydney’s north shore. See all of the Australian and international animals for a great day outdoors. For a truly unique experience, stay the night with Taronga Zoo’s ‘Roar and Snore’ packages.
If just driving over the Harbour bridge wasn’t enough, you can actually take a tour and climb it! Enjoy spectacular views of Sydney and a rush of adrenaline as you scale the 134 metre structure.
Darling Harbour’s Sydney Aquarium is home to all kinds of exotic sea life. Lose yourself in this underwater world for a great day out!
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How to get there:
Fly direct into Kingsford Smith Airport, just 15 minute’ drive from the CBD.
Best time to go:
Sydney shines in Spring and Autumn, but many guests from around the world will find that the winters here are fairly mild. Summer days can be hot, but they offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy a swim. Depending on the type of holiday you are looking for, Sydney can be wonderful at any time of year.