It’s hard not to be impressed by Sydney. Its iconic landmarks are known the world over and there’s truly nothing quite like seeing the gleaming sails of the Sydney Opera House and the iron-grey struts of the Sydney Harbour Bridge standing guard over the beautiful harbour, or the sweeping crescent of Bondi Beach, whether it’s for the first or the twentieth time.
Sydney is a thoroughly modern city and alongside some of Australia’s finest shopping you’ll find a dining scene that covers the spectrum from household name chefs, serving up seriously impressive gourmet dishes to local neighbourhood pubs, cafes hidden in tiny alleyways and glorious outdoor dining spaces making the most of the weather. You honestly can eat your way around the globe in the Sydney.
For all the style and sophistication that Sydney exudes it’s also easy to unearth the city’s ancient Aboriginal culture, which flows though everyday life. Take a guided walking tours through the historic Rocks and the Royal Botanic Gardens or spend time with experts who live and breathe this heritage.
Hop in a seaplane for birds-eye view of the magnificent harbour, or if you prefer to keep your feet on terra firma the Sydney Tower Eye offers 360-degree views stretching as far as the hazy distant Blue Mountains, from the highest point in Sydney.
- Head to the glorious waters of Bondi or Palm Beach and catch the perfect wave. Beginners or those looking to perfect their style can take lessons with a pro.
- Take in a performance at possibly the most famous Opera House in the world and soak up the picture-perfect views with a cocktail in the Opera Bar.
- Scale the heights of the Sydney Harbour Bridge by day or night for memorable city views.
- Hop on the ferry to Manly for brunch, or for an impromptu sunset cruise.
- Get up close and personal to Australia’s unique wildlife and sea creatures at Taronga Zoo, Sydney Wildlife World or SEA LIFE Sydney.
- Embrace the fabulous weather and dine alfresco overlooking the water at Woolloomooloo Wharf, Rose Point or Watsons Bay.
- Absorb the past, present, and future at the Museum of Sydney, the Australian Museum, and the Powerhouse Museum.