Sydney is not just the home of the Opera House and Bondi Beach. There are so many more things to do and see in Sydney and with it being just a short flight from New Zealand it’s the perfect option for a short break away. Here’s a list to inspire you to start planning your Sydney holiday!
See the Opera House
It wouldn’t be a visit to Sydney without seeing the famous Opera House. Take a walk around the outside, see it from the water with a harbour cruise, or visit one of their restaurants to enjoy some food in a picturesque location. If you’re interested in the history and a closer look, taking a guided tour is a fantastic option.
Visit a beach
Bondi beach is not the only option when it comes to getting a bit of sunshine in Sydney. Try Queenscliff, Balmoral, Cronulla, Bronte, Clovelly, or Shelly beaches. There is no shortage of options and something to suit every beachgoer!
Explore the well-known sights that Sydney has to offer such as the harbour bridge. Consider doing a bridge climb to get a unique view of this landmark. The Sydney Tower Eye is another popular tourist attraction in Sydney. This is the tallest building in Sydney and provides unparalleled panoramic views of the city. A visit to The Rocks is a great way to experience some of Sydney’s culture. The Rocks are a neighbourhood of historic laneways and host to the Rocks Markets, a great place to look around and shop.
Exercise and Explore
Get some fresh air and enjoy some beautiful scenery by taking a walk around the Royal Botanic Garden. Take a Nature Therapy Walk or join a guided walk or tour which focuses on the plants that are best that month. Biking or walking around the Barangaroo Reserve is a great way to explore while getting some exercise in. The waterfront park has walking and cycling paths and has scenic views as well as grass areas which would be perfect for picnicking.
Sydney is also home to an incredible shopping experience. The Queen Victoria Building is beautifully restored and located on the oldest road in Australia, George Street. It is a five-level shopping centre that is home to over 200 shops. A highlight of visiting The Queen Victoria Building is the amazing architecture and stained-glass windows.
Take a day trip
As well as being an exciting place to visit in itself, Sydney also has a good range of fun locations close enough for a day trip. Some great options:
- Blue Mountains National Park
- Hawkesbury river cruise
- Port Stephens
- As well as many places to hike, including Box Head lookout and Two Creeks Track
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