Best Things to do In Sydney


Sydney’s home to many popular beaches like Coogee, Bondi, and Manly which you shouldn’t be missed upon your visit in this city. If you’re want to explore the waters here by boat, Darling Harbour and Sydney Harbour is a must. These harbours offer spectacular views of the majority the city’s popular landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and even Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. If you want to learn more about the country in totality, visit several museums for you to explore such as the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Australian National Maritime Museum as well as the Hyde Park Barracks Museum. If you’re up for some leisurely stroll, the perfect places are the Royal Botanic Garden and The Rocks neighborhood. Looking for the perfect place to stay for the duration of your vacation? Worry no more because there are numerous Sydney vacation rentals in the area to choose from which will further make your getaway a remarkable one.

Here are some of the best things to do while you are in Sydney.

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge

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The Sydney Harbour Bridge is located just next to the Opera House. It is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. It called “Coathanger” by the locals. It holds the title as the world’s largest steel arch bridge. You can capture the best shot of the bridge from one of the Sydney’s Harbour’s ferry boats. For a more remarkable experience, you can sign up in order to climb through the Bridge. It will take approximately 2 to 4 hours but will surely worth the effort since at the top of it, great panoramic views of the popular attractions can be witnessed like the Harbour, Opera House, and Sydney skyline.

In order for you to reach the Sydney Harbour Bridge, you can take a ferry, drive, walk or even climb through it. There are also several bus and train drop-offs and parking areas available in the vicinity of Circular Quay.

  • Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbors’ location which is 150 miles of shoreline and more than 30 square miles of water is the reason why it is the most beautiful harbour in the world. Here, the water laps up to the sandy shores wherein some of the popular landmarks like the Royal Botanic Garden and even the Sydney Opera House is also located. The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge can also be seen which stands on the harbor’s waters. In order to get the best view of the Sydney Harbour, a visit to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair is a must. It is located at the tip of one of the peninsulas.

According to the visitors, ferry rides here at the harbor is scenic. A more stannic view can be witnessed when the sun sets which resulted in a wide array of colors. Allot enough time to explore the areas nearby wherein there are plenty of shops and restaurants for you try on.

  • Sydney Opera House

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Sydney Opera House is designed by Jørn Utzon, a Danish architect. It is inspired by a sailboat structure which was submitted during an international design competition held in 1965. This opera house makes use of more than one million tiles on its four roof shells and even on its six theater and music venues. Its carpeting is colored in bold purple. A comprehensive view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and even the Sydney awaits you in the Opera House’s foyer.

  • Coogee Beach

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Congee Beach is an ideal spot for those who are looking to soak up some sun and even swim in Sydney’s popular waters. If you want to be mesmerized by the colorful world under, go for a snorkel. You can also take a leisurely walk from the scenic Bondi to Coogee coastal. There are numerous eateries along the shore which you can try on to refuel while exploring the area. Coogee beach is located in a spectacular setting and features a calmer waters making it also an ideal beach for those who are traveling with children.

  • The Rocks

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Its name was coined from the sandstone rocks that line Sydney Harbour. Travel back in time as you walk through the cobblestone streets while appreciating the 19th-century buildings. Numerous shops, pubs, restaurants, and galleries are present in the area. The location of The Rocks is just next to the popular attractions like the Harbour Bridge and the iconic Opera House.

  • Manly Beach

Manly beach is an ideal spot for those who would like to surf. The waters here are known for its rough waves which surfers will surely admire. Go as early as possible to get the best spot especially if you’re planning to go during the weekend. It is complete with the amenities needed by the visitors. These include cafes and restaurants, barbecue areas, bush walks, playground, shops, restrooms, and showers.

  • Bondi Beach

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Bondi beach is known for its challenging waves. With that, it is known as one of the surfing destinations in the world. Aside from surfing, it is also an ideal location for leisurely strolling, swimming and even sunbathing. Topless sunbathing in Bondi Beach is allowed although there is a limitation especially to areas without children.

Since you’re already in Bondi, a 6-mile trek is a must. Be sure to arrive early to get the best spot on the sand. It is also a relaxing spot for picnics.

  • Hyde Park Barracks Museum

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It is considered as one of the most significant convict locations in the world as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It used to house convicted men that were brought to Sydney from Great Britain. This former barrack was turned into a Female Immigration Depot. It also serves as the hotel for orphan girls who flew from Irish Potato Famine before closing its doors in 1886. Upon its closure, this historic structure lay in shambles until a plan for its restoration was executed in 1975. Today, it is now a museum and an archeological treasure.

The museum features extensive exhibits portraying through a painting of what life was like as a convict in Sydney. Visitors in the area recommended that climbing into one of the hammocks is a better experience wherein those hammocks once served as the prisoners’ sleeping quarters. This site is located near the Art Gallery of the New South Wales and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

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