If you are not from Australia, it is a big deal to travel across the Indian Ocean or the South Pacific Ocean (depending on where you are flying from) to visit. Therefore, it is essential that you make the most of your trip, see all the sights, visit all the landmarks, and do all the activities.
Most foreign visitors to Australia are drawn to Sydney and it is not hard to see why. Sydney is located on the eastside in New South Wales and is the largest and most populated city in the country, famed for its stunning harbourfront, the Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Garden, Bondi Beach, relaxed lifestyle, and gorgeous weather year-round.
If you are planning an upcoming trip to Sydney, here are five things you must do and see:
Swim In The Bondi Icebergs Pool
Bondi Beach is world-famous. It stretches for about 1km and is home to surf enthusiasts and golden-skinned Aussie locals looking to top up their tans. Bondi is also a tourist hotspot and is a must-see when visiting Sydney for the first time. One of the most special parts of Bondi Beach is the Icebergs pool; an international landmark located at the southern end of the beach, which is open all year round (you may recognize it from Instagram). Relax by the pool with a book or enjoy lunch and drinks at the clubhouse for a truly luxurious day out.
Hire A Boat On Sydney Harbour
There is no harbour on Earth that can compete with Sydney Harbour’s beauty; the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge combined create the most picturesque cityscape backdrop that lines the glistening blue water dotted with boats, and the best way to see the sights is from the water. For boat hire in Sydney and the opportunity to rent luxury catamarans and yachts, visit .
Take A Hike Around The Blue Mountains
Sydney offers multiple hiking trails, most of which are costal and span between beaches. The Bondi to Coogee walk is popular because of its stunning views: it features cliffs, parks, rock pools, cafes, restaurants, as well as regular toilet facilities and places to rest. The distance is 6km and it takes between 2-3 hours.
Other beautiful walking trails are in the Blue Mountains, which is a mountain range located two and a half hours away from Sydney center by train. They include the Three Sisters Walk (1km return), the Mount Solitary walk (12km return), the Six Foot Track walk (44km one way), and the Grand Canyon Loop (6.3km return).
Walk around The Royal Botanic Garden
For those looking for a relaxed day activity, Sydney’s Royal Botanical Garden is a top place to visit. It is located in the heart of Sydney in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, just a short walk from Hyde Park and Circular Quay. It is a picturesque garden blooming with flowers and wildlife and is a great place to wander around on warm sunny days in-between lunching and shopping.
It is open every day between 9am and 5:30pm and is free for everyone. A must-visit for Sydney newcomers.
Visit Taronga Zoo
Taronga Zoo is located in the Mosman suburb on the edge of Sydney Harbour, just a 12-minute ferry from the city. The wildlife conservation is home to 4000 animals and 350 different species, many of which are endangered. The Zoo holds over 20 keeper shows and talks every day, as well as tours including the Tiger Trek and the Squirrel Monkey Jungle Walk. You can even stay overnight in safari-style tents and wake up to spectacular views of Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Sydney is a buzzing city full of culture, landmarks, breathtaking views, and stunning beaches, so whatever you like to do and however you want to spend your time, Sydney can offer you all of it!