Just a short 20+ hours flight away is one of the world’s most beautiful cities Sydney. Situated to the east of the Pacific Ocean, Sydney has the Blue Mountains to its west and Hawkesbury river to its north. The city itself sits on the world’s best-known harbours, where you are greeted by the magnificent wonders of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Not far from the city you have the Bondi beach, where lots of beautiful people spend their day surfing and topping up their tans. Not far from the city you will also be able to head out a famous Aussie bushwalk in Manly.
Things to Do
Visitors to Sydney will find no shortage of activities, sightseeing opportunities or local attractions. One of the top things to do in Sydney is, of course, to head on down to the harbour and check out the white-sailed Opera House. However, why just look at The Opera House when you can climb to the top of the south pylon and enjoy 360-degree views. After climbing to the top, why not take in one of the 2000 shows they have on every year? While in Sydney you also should head to one of the cities museums where you will learn about the history of Australia and its people. Heading away from the city, a must is a visit to Bondi Beach. Get out those swimsuits and try some surfing or maybe enjoy a famous Aussie BBQ, the choice is yours. The Blue Mountains is not for the faint-hearted, but if you can manage it is well worth a visit, with over 70,000 square feet of the national park to explore.
As a modern cosmopolitan city, you are well catered for if you want to go shopping. If you are looking for gifts for loved ones, there is plenty of speciality shops with quirky gifts, bonkers fashion and hand-painted ceramics. Under the arches of the Queen Victoria building, you will find more high-quality designer shops. The high-end shops primarily are in the fashionable Paddington and Surry Hills suburbs. While at Bondi Beach, why not take a break from surfing and check out what is on offer at the Bondi market?
Sydney is a multicultural city, meaning you have no shortage of choice when it comes to dining. Visitors to the famous old city will be able to head to Chinatown and get some fried rice or noodles or even go the Spanish Quarter for some home cooked Paella. King Street is where to head if you want Thai food, but you will also be able to find French, Japanese and American restaurants. You name it they have it! Head to the waterfront for a real dining experience where you can sit by the window and see the sights at the harbour lit up in the darkness. However, the most authentic dining experience you can have while in Sydney is grabbing a BBQ and some burgers and heading to the beach.