Sydney is hands down one of the most vibrant, charming, and beautiful cities in the world. The oldest and biggest of cities in Australia, Sydney has a distinct aura about it that will seduce you with its breathtaking amalgamation of the land and the sea. Dive into the beautiful beaches while enjoying the kisses of sun on your skin, while your time away in the gardens, take a guided tour of the opera house, marvel at the architecture of Queen Victoria Building, or climb the largest arch steel bridge in the world.
Top 5 Things to Do in Sydney
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House should be on the top of your Sydney itinerary. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Need I say more why it’s a must see attraction in Sydney? The building is a boon to the eyes. It’s constructed in the shape of bulged up sails on the harbour. Its theatres, studios, exhibition rooms, a concert hall, and cinema make it one of the best concert halls of the world.
- You can take one of the many guided tours that are available throughout the day from 9 am to 5 pm and depart in every half an hour.
- If you’re a keen photographer, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is a perfect opportunity for you to show your skills.
Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney
The Royal Botanic Garden
Away from the humdrum of the city, The Royal Botanic Garden offers a peaceful and picturesque stroll. It’s located along the waterfront from the Sydney Opera House. Established in 1816, these gardens cover an area of 30 hectares including themed gardens with sky reaching trees, palm groves, orchids, ferns, and a huge colony of fruit bats.
Queen Victoria Building
Popularly known as QVB, its Romanesque architecture is something you should certainly not miss. Its underground arcades connect it to Town Hall Station.
It was originally constructed as a market hall somewhere around 1893 to 1898. A high central dome sits like a crown on its head with 20 comparatively smaller domes surrounding it. Due to the neglect of people, it lost its charm. However, it was restored in the early 1980s.
Let’s come back to the present
Over 200 luxurious showrooms adorn the light-filled galleries of this building. Even if you don’t want to shop, it’s a must visit for its elegant architecture, gorgeous stained glass windows, and mosaic floors.
Address: 455 George Street, Sydney
Locally known as Coathanger, this bridge is the largest steel arch bridge in the world. It was constructed in 1932 linking the north and south shores of the harbour with a curve that rises 134 meters above the water supported by two huge double piers at both ends.
- You can enjoy a pleasant walk on walkways.
- Adventure seekers can even climb the bridge if they want to see the wonderful view of the harbor and the city.
- History lovers can visit the museum to dive deeper into the history of the bridge. The museum is located in the southeastern pier.
Address: 5 Cumberland Street, Sydney
Bondi to Bronte
Have a marvellous beach-y time on the Pacific coast. Stroll along the well-known Bondi beach to the not-so-popular beach of Bronte. Start from Marks Park and to the beautiful Tamara Beach with high cliffs surrounding it and end your pleasurable walk at Bronte beach.
Been to Sydney and didn’t surf! Is that even a thing? It’s perfectly fine if you don’t know even the S of surfing. You can book your surfing lessons at Bondi beach which provides a great location for beginners.
When are you ticking Sydney off your bucket list?