Sydney offers an abundance of things to do and sights to see. Make the most of your time by prioritizing these top 5 ways to enjoy the city in your itinerary.
1. Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach itself is the main attraction, with white sands & a surf school that beginners flock to from across the globe. There is something for everyone. Whether there to catch sunrise or sunset, exploring one of many beautiful places to walk, or enjoying one of the many restaurants/bars offered, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views from any angle.
2. Manly Beach
Visitors from around the world travel to Manly to surf, swim, shop, eat, and drink. For another perspective of the stunning views that Sydney has to offer, make sure to catch the Manly Ferry.
3. Royal Botanic Gardens
If you would rather explore the garden without one of the volunteer tour guides, keep an eye out for these popular spots in your travels.
- Macquarie Culvert and Wall
- Wollemi pine (Wollemia nobilis)
- Cadi Jam Ora – First Encounters
- Glasshouse Latitude 23 and Fernery
- Agathis robusta and Palm Grove
- The Ponds
- Bottle Tree (Brachychiton rupestris)
- Childrens Fig (Ficus macrophylla f.macrophylla) and Lord Howe Island fig (Ficus macrophylla f. columnaris)
- Wurrungwuri sculpture by Chris Booth
- Australian Rockery
Climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge was hands-down my favorite experience. A step-by-step trek to the top of the bridge carried me to a jaw-dropping view of the Sydney Harbour, widely rated as the #1 best thing to do in the city.
This iconic landmark is known as one of the most distinct buildings in the word. While opting out of viewing a live opera performance due to time and other stronger interests, we did spend some time at the Opera Bar. Enjoying a fresh mint mojito overlooking the harbor is something that I can definitely appreciate!
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." – Grace Hopper