So many things can be done in Sydney, and so many different possibilities to explore… Sydney is home to many parks, sightseeing places, shopping areas and beaches, from Bondi to Coogee, Manly to Freshwater.
My main friend with regards to food was Tripadvisor, I used this as my quick-to-food guide. There were multiple cool ways of dine, like hotdogs for a dollar (Sodafactory) on Tuesday’s, great Mexican food (Manly Mexican), awesome Asian food (Mamak, Malaysian & Thai Pothong). Besides this in Sydney you will most likely be able to find great food, for more expensive or luxurious dining places, Darling Harbour might mostly be the place to be for that.
In the city centre there are more than enough shopping opportunities, such as the broadway mall. Darling Point offers some shopping places and on and around George Street you will find more than enough places to anyone’s taste. In North Sydney, you will find the Birkenhead outlet mall, which is easily accessible with the bus.
All beaches are easily accessible with the help of the extensive public transport (buses and ferries). Additionally, there are more than enough beaches to choose from, each with its own characteristics in the neighbourhoods/surroundings. Of which Manly is my favourite, I went there by ferry almost every Sunday, taking advantage of the $2.50 cap on Sunday traveling.
One other activity that was a great choice, was the Bondi to Coogee (beach) walk, its approximately 5 km and provides great views of several beaches. At any beach you can simply chill out, take a dip in the ocean and enjoy the (most of the time) beautiful weather. The trip includes Bondi, Tamarama, Bronte, Clovelly and Coogee beach.
At Circular Quay you will find the main sightseeing attractions of Sydney, being the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. The Harbour Bridge is open for a guided tour on top of the bridge itself, which happens to be very cool to do. Additionally, here you will also find the Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney, with in the background the concrete jungle, providing a great place to make a photo. Something that is also cool to keep in mind, and maybe do, is to check out whether the Opera House has an open event, then check whether you can join in, it appears to be an experience on itself, to be inside the (giant) Opera House. And lastly, you got the Sky tower in central Sydney, which provides a great view over the entire city (360 degrees)
Blue Mountains National Park, was just mind-blowing, hiking all day, at one of the most amazing National Parks I have ever been. It is accessible by public transport, from Sydney central, the train to Katoomba, and from there a bus will bring you to the National Park. To me, this trip to Blue Mountains was one of the things I missed most, being in nature. Sydney offers a lot of parks, but is not the same to me… I consider Blue Mountains as a must do trip when in Sydney.
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