If you’re planning a trip to Australia, then I bet that travelling to Sydney has crossed your mind. It is often mistaken as the country’s capital city, and it has some of the most famous sights to see. But what are some of the reasons to travel to Sydney, and what are the best things to see and do? Here is the down-low on all things Sydney.
Five of the Best Reasons To Visit Sydney Australia
One of the most famous beaches in the world, Bondi Beach is a must if you are planning a trip to Sydney. It is easy to see why it is one of the most famous, as it really is one of the world’s best beaches. You get the vast and gorgeous blue sea, right by the green and lush land, as well as the light sand. It is perfect for an Instagram shot! It is great for relaxing, as well as for water sports, so there is something for everyone.
Sydney Opera House
The world-heritage listed building is a must when in Sydney; have you even been to Sydney if you don’t go to the Opera house? The location of it is great but going inside is pretty epic. Many tourists report that it is smaller than they might have imagined, but it doesn’t stop it being a sight to behold.
Food and Drink
While Aussies don’t necessarily do fine-dining like you might get in cities like London, eating out each night at a restaurant is key. There are some amazing restaurants in Sydney that will cater for all appetites. Don’t forget to wash your meal down with some of Australia’s famous beer afterwards. I mean, it would be rude not to, right?
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Set right by the opera house, the harbour bridge is a must for any visitors. As well as taking some pretty epic pictures of it from afar, the best way to experience it is by walking across. There are stairs that climb up the bridge from both sides, leading to a path on the eastern side (the western side is a bike path). You can climb the south-eastern pylon to the Pylon Lookout or go up the arc on the popular but expensive Bridge Climb.
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
A little forgotten treasure is the 14,928-hectare National Park, set a little out from the city. With stone, bush, and water, there are plenty of things to see and do, in the park that gives a nod to the country’s aboriginal beginnings. There are rock paintings and caves to explore, as well as taking a boat out on the water, or simply hiking around the area. Picnics in the park are a must, as you explore and discover the wildlife of the area.
Have you ever been to Australia or Sydney? Have you been to any of these destinations before? It would be great to hear if you have. If not, and you’re thinking of going, then be sure to read my post about applying for work or holidays visas if you’re coming from abroad.