Are you looking for things to do in Sydney? Sydney will sweep off your feet with its amazing monuments, high-rise buildings and beautiful scenery. With several things to do, here are the must-do ones on your first visit to Sydney – ATTRACTIONS IN SYDNEY
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House is a masterpiece of architecture and missing it when you are in Sydney is a crime I’d say! Every brick in this majestic, iconic monument speaks creativity. It is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its roof structure has been a backdrop for many photographs for many years. Apart from being a landmark for the city, it also hosts plenty of symphony concerts, choir performances, ballet and other popular music shows. You can combine your visit with tasty food at the Opera Kitchen or vintage drinks at the Opera Bar.
Taronga Zoo is home to many favourite animals with spectacular views of fantastic Sydney Harbour. You’ll be amazed to see many exotic and rare species here. The zoo is only a 12-minute quick ferry ride from the Circular Quay. Though there are many wildlife parks and sanctuaries in Australia, this is the one among the best. It offers a wide range of activities like Tiger Trek, Elephant Trail and much more. Don’t miss the “Rustic Bridge” when you visit Taronga; it is a romantic pathway adorned with plants.
Do you want to get a bird’s eye view of the zoo? Try the Wild Ropes Adventure to indulge in an adrenaline rush. The zoo is open daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Being the quintessential icon of Sydney city, Sydney Harbour Bridge is more than a landmark to the locals. It holds a special place in their hearts. One of the best ways to explore its beauty is to walk across it from Circular Quay to Wharf 2. As you take up the elevator up to the Cahill Walk, you’ll witness a picture-perfect Instagram-worthy spot.
If you want to reach the top of the bridge with a tinge of adventure, then you must try the Bridge Climb. The feeling of reaching the top and seeing the city gleaming beneath can’t be described with words. I’d say climbing during the sunset adds a lot of magic to the experience.
No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to the Bondi Icebergs. This is mainly for those who don’t like waves. A dip in the Bondi Icebergs gives a similar experience. Located at the southern end of Bondi Beach, this is a popular getaway for locals as there is a clubhouse above the pool where people can enjoy drinks and food on the sunny balconies.
Located in the heart of the Sydney Harbour, Cockatoo Island is a perfect destination to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life. It is a short ferry ride from the Sydney CBD. The island boasts not only sweeping views of nature but also has a significant history attached to it. With heritage accommodation, family-friendly cafes and waterfront campgrounds, the island offers an unforgettable overnight stay with panoramic views of the harbour. You’ll be surprised to know that it has also emerged as an iconic arts venue hosting a lot of events and performances.
Have you ever heard of an amusement park that offers unlimited fun with unforgettable views? Luna Park is a must-visit amusement park when you are in Sydney. It is specially designed for children and those who are young at heart. Ferris Wheel and Tango Train are a few exciting rides that are worth doing. The entrance of the park itself is so welcoming with a giant smiling face of the moon. Grab delicious food at one of the many shops after every ride.
Sydney Fish Market
Sydney Fish Market is the largest seafood market in the entire southern hemisphere. It is surprising to see how a market has evolved into a world-class foodie destination and a landmark in the urban landscape. Buying seafood on your vacation is not something you would want to do. But the market offers tours and cookery classes. Or else, enjoy a yummy fresh seafood meal for your lunch.
Brett Whiteley Studio
Brett Whiteley Studio is located in the cosmopolitan suburbs of the Slurry Hills. It is where Brett Whiteley, one of the most renowned artists of the 20th century, lived and worked. Sketchbooks, photographs, music collection are a few pieces of evidence of his talents. It offers the visitors a unique experience through glimpses of his private world and personal memorabilia. On Fridays and weekends, the entry to the studio is free and is now managed by Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Though you have Chinatowns in many global cities, the one in Sydney is the most vibrant. It is a vivid fusion of shopping, cuisine and Asian culture, located a few minutes away from the city centre. The shopping here is a memorable experience as the market is flooded with malls, arcades and supermarkets in Sydney. The gastronomy here is too overwhelming, ranging from dining restaurants to noodle bars. But Chinatown comes alive during the spectacular Lunar New Year Celebrations which goes on for weeks.
Nestled in the city centre, the Observatory Hill offers panoramic views of the Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge for free. It is a great spot to witness the fireworks during New Year on grassy terrain. Apart from being an observation point, it is also a perfect place for a picnic. There are several bus stops near the park. You can also take a quick ride on a ferry or train.
Well, there you have it, folks, don’t miss out on these! Now, it’s time for you to pack your bags and fly to Sydney to explore big. For customized Australia tour packages reach us at pickyourtrail for your international vacation.