So what is there to do and see on a visit to Sydney? Here are 15 ideas for anyone visiting this vibrant city.
1. Climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge
Get the best view possible of Sydney and its world famous harbour and Opera House by climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You can pre book this online at www.bridgeclimb.com there are a number of different options available. But having done it I can confirm it is a experience that will live long in the memory.
2. Visit The Sydney Opera House
3. A trip to the Blue Mountains
This stunning range of hills and temperate forrest are within easy reach of Sydney and trips to them are available. Here you will find some stunning viewpoints and scenery as well as the Worlds Steepest Railway that takes you down deep into the forrest below.
4. Stroll Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour is a popular recreational complex adjacent to Sydney city center with fantastic river views and plenty of venues to keep you fed and hydrated. It is also home to the National Maritime Museum.
5. Visit Bondi Beach
6. Have dinner at Circular Quay
7. Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens
The gardens were established in 1816 which makes them the country’s oldest gardens. They are situated only a few minutes walk from the Opera House. A number of guided and self guided tours are available. Or, why not take the Choo Choo Express and zip around the gardens by small train.
8. Visit Sydney’s Fun Fare
Get a adrenaline rush with a visit to Sydney’s very own fun fare overlooking the harbour at Luna Park. If this is your thing you can purchase a Unlimited ride pass online or at the park on the day.
9. Take the ferry to the seaside town of Manly
This is a relaxed beach suburb of Sydney. It’s a popular destination for both tourists and locals to escape the city and enjoy a fun day at the beach. It has numerous beach activities on offer alongside a good selection of bars, cafes and restaurants.
10. Go full Aussie and catch a game!!
Visit the SCG and like the locals watch a sports game. The SCG arena has something going on most weekends of the year as the venue plays host to a range of sports from Cricket, Rugby and the AFL.
11. Visit Taronga Zoo
12. Go on a Spooky Ghost Tour
One of these tours is of Quarantine Station, a location which was used to isolate people believed to be carrying contagious diseases.
13. Visit Parramatta Park
The park is a home to New Government House a 18th century mansion built by the first British Governor of the then new land of New South Wales. The house later became the summer residence of the subsequent Governors including many famous Australia names and today is open to the public with still some original furniture inside. The park also has some beautiful walkways and gardens.
14. Enjoy a Panoramic view on top of Sydney Tower
If climbing the bridge is a step too far for you, then this is another option of a view of the Sydney skyline. The Sydney Tower Eye is the highest point in Sydney, from which you can see 360-degree panoramic views. It’s lovely both during the day and in the evening; it’s particularly worth going shortly before sunset so that you can enjoy the daytime and the night-time views, but there’s never really a time when it’s not a wonderful sight. The Tower is open every day of the year, and you can also sign up for a SKYWALK tour of the outer perimeter.
15. Visit The Rocks
Bottom line, this is a great city to visit at anytime with plenty to offer the visitor.