Things to do in the beautiful Sydney, Australia

The most popular destination for tourists, Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales. The city is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as “Sydneysiders”.

Being one of the oldest and most urbane city in Australia, Sydney has always been one of the top choices to visit when thinking of Australia for its broad sandy beaches, top-quality dining, shopping and recognisable landmarks. With so many must-do-activities, still unsure what to do in Sydney, here’s our choices for you;

Sydney Australia: A group of people seen climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the 18th of November 2015

 

  1. Bird-eye view at the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge…

If you are adventurous enough, take a climb to the top of the bridge and enjoy a breath-taking panoramic view after 1332 steps up. The bridgeclimb is twice the height of Sydney Opera House, with a initial vertical climb via 4 sets of ladders that allows you to view the traffic down below, the view would be totally worth it! The whole experience costs AUD308 per person and for safety reason, no recording devices are allowed. Just fully immersed in every second of it. And of course, when you reach the top, the crew will assist with all photo taking for prints to purchase later on.

 

The scenery of Sydney Opera House

 

  1. Take a tour at the iconic Sydney Opera House…

An opera house of an iconic building on the shores of Sydney Harbour, shaped like the sails of a boat. Many concerts and events take place in this performing arts centre, with 2000 performances yearly. With such massive theatre, it will be a fascinating eye-opener for a 2 hours backstage tour to see more of the behind-the-scenes which starts from 7am daily. With a scenic sea view, you can just sit and have a good dinner or drinks at the bars and restaurants in the centre, totally a different feel in the daytime and night.

 

Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

 

  1. Get close to nature at Bondi Beach…

Known for its clean sea water, Sydney beaches are a must-go for all tourists as you get to see the roughest waves and strongest rip tides, definitely picture-worthy. Trek at the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk with a distance of 6km clifftop trail between Tamarama and Coogee beaches. Wander around to immerse in each beaches’ unique charm and get change to your swimwear if you want to swim along. Grab a chance to dine in one of those cafes and restaurants. To add on, every Saturdays, the Bondi local farmers market happens where you find popular dishes like Mr Bao and Bar Pho.

 

Sydney, Australia – March 26, 2017: Oceanides statue on rock in Tasman Sea in front of Manly beach by Helen Leele. Two small boats idle in water.

 

  1. Stroll barefooted at Manly Beach…

While Bondi Beach gets most of the attention from the tourists still, there is a Manly Beach known for its golden shore and visitors can get to enjoy a scenic view when you can choose between a 30 minutes ferry boat ride or a 17 minutes fast ferry for a difference of a few dollars. Once anchored, what welcomes you will be the stretch of shops and bars where you can easily hop into one to get that ice-cold beer or even gift shopping. Get your foot on the sandy beach, either you can rent chairs and umbrellas to sunbath or get into the water to surf and snorkel! Walk slightly more from the surf club, you will find sculptures along the way to Shelly Beach. Be ready to go WOW.

 

 

  1. Experience the locals’ lifestyle at Paddy’s Market…

There are 2 markets at the biggest iconic Paddy’s Market in Chinatown, Sydney – The Haymarket and the Flemington, with over 1000 stalls in a flea-market style. Not too pricey, you will find all kinds of souvenirs, accessories, flowers, local delights and fun items to bag home. Do take note that they are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

 

 

  1. Shop at Chinatown Night Market…

If your visit coincides on a Friday, be sure to plan this visit to Chinatown in your itinerary. Dixon street will transform into a paradise filled with diversified culture which you will relish in. Like most night markets, opens from 4pm, you will find a wide variety of gourmet food from different countries. While feeding your tums, you might bag home tons of shopping loots and souvenirs too.

 

The Blue Mountains National Park is a national park in New South Wales, Australia

 

  1. Set out on a trail at Blue Mountain…

This will take about 2 hours’ drive from Sydney city, and about 1 hour 40 minutes from Sydney Airport. You wouldn’t regret having to see the grand landscape with tall forests and waterfalls to fall in love with. The most iconic landmark not to be missed is The Three Sisters – an unusual rock formation representing three sisters who according to Aboriginal legend were turned to stone. Sits above 3000 feet sea level, The Three Sisters portrayed a different feel and views with the natural light throughout the day. You can read more about how the Three Sisters were formed. Another must-see is the Botanic Garden, wander around to explore the gardens, breathe in fresh air and enjoy the sight. Not forgetting to head into town for a rest and to pamper yourself in one of the cafes.

 

Battered fish served on a plate against fishing boats at sunset in Sydney Fish Market wharf in Sydney New South Wales Australia.

 

  1. Treat your taste bud to Sydney Fish Market…

Seafood lovers, you wouldn’t want to miss this place! As what the documentaries always show, Sydney is known for its seafood freshness, especially so to satiate the food, sip on some wine in an alfresco space with seagulls flying freely, yes this is real in Sydney. Open as early as 7am (Australia time), you will find everything at its best here – be it the typical fish and chips or the mixed seafood grill ranging from AUD$15 to AUD$20. Go with an empty tums please.

 

Vineyards at sunset in autumn harvest. Ripe grapes in fall.Cluster grapes on left

 

  1. Level up your knowledge with Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour…

Book a day tour to experience the production of wine, starting with the selection of the fruit, its fermentation into alcohol, and the bottling of the finished liquid. There are over 120 wineries producing the best wines and you will sure enjoy any of the picks. You can book a group tour with maximum 17 people from AUD$80 onwards per person. Plan your tour with Hunter Valley for greater insights now.

 

Make the best of your visit in Sydney, check the weather to pre-plan your activities and to know what to pack. Just have fun!

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