Sydney is known as Australia’s most well-known city, and it’s for obvious reasons. New South Wales, its capital is a thriving metropolis that boasts a vibrant scene, world-class hotels, restaurants, gorgeous beaches, and great experiences that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
In this article, we’ll list some of the favourite Sydney experiences that you shouldn’t miss on your first (or next couple of visits). And, don’t forget Sydney food too.
Visit the Rocks
The Rocks is a network of Victorian streets with a flurry of pop-up shops and creative street performers, which makes it a hit destination for tourists of all sorts. Visit on Friday for the food market and get yourself smokey barbeque skewers. Head over to the Glenmore pub to experience the Tasmanian brewed James Boag beer and see stunning views of the harbour and of course, the iconic Opera House.
Visit a zoo
If you are an animal and wildlife lover or even if you visit Sydney with young children, then be sure to add a zoo to your travel plan. But, do you know that there are three zoos in this beautiful destination of Australia? Yes, there are three zoos in Sydney which makes it difficult to choose one to visit during a short stay. Choose the best zoo in Sydney where you can easily engage with animals. Children would love such animal encounters which are best for a family holiday! Other than zoos, there are also several wildlife parks in different locations in Sydney including Featherdale Wildlife Park and Symbio Wildlife Park.
Get wet at the beach
We mean that in the literal sense. And hey, admit it. Sydney’s beaches are one of the reasons you’ve actually come this far. Kick off with a splash at one of Australia’s – the world’s most famous beach – Bondi! The beach flaunts amazing waves, powdery sand, and fantastic sun, Dry off on a sun-soaked stroll along Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk. Take a break at the fantastic Tamarama Beach. After, keep walking until you reach the saltwater baths at the far end of the half-moon shaped Bronte Beach.
Stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens
The amazing outdoors is one of Australia’s most prized treasures, and Sydney has nature right at its centre. The Royal Botanic Garden is found in the city centre, a perfect and shady place for strolling and gawking at lovely fauna and flora. Don’t forget to visit Mrs Macquarie’s Chair located at the northeastern tip.
Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge
This activity is almost always ceremoniously done by everyone who has visited Sydney. It might be a cliché, but if it’s your first time here, it’s worth every bit your effort. You’ll be rewarded with a majestic view of the Harbour. Try the sunset tour for a truly exciting experience. You won’t need superhuman strength for the climb but you’ll need a head for it.
Location: Cumberland Street, Sydney
Learn how to surf
The tourist scene in Sydney is a fantastic experience all year round. The most touristy area is on Bondi beach. The biggest swells roll in during winter, so if you’re a novice you’re better off watching the experts go at it. It’s an easy ride in the summer, though. You can have quick and easy surfing lessons in schools lining up the beach.
Stay in the Astral tower
The Astral tower is a top-rated hotel accommodation in Sydney you shouldn’t miss. It features modern comforts of luxury accommodation fit for all occasions. You have the option of staying in a deluxe room, a Royal suite or even a lavish penthouse. Indulge in a plethora of modern facilities including a fitness centre, an indoor/outdoor pool, buffet restaurant and access to The Star’s wide range of dining and nightlife venues.
The tower is just ten minutes from anywhere within the CBD, so you can go from here to any destination in this list.
Location: 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont NSW 2009
There you have it! Here’s a challenge: Why not try to visit them all on your visit? Bets on, mate!