Sydney is among one of the best locations to visit in the world. The main reason for it being the best is the diversity. You can do tens of totally different things in Sydney. From beaches to cathedrals, from parks to museums, from markets to zoos, from palaces to parks, it is second to none.
Things To Do in Sydney
1. Sydney Opera House
With a 4.7-star rating by about 57500 people, it is surely a must-visit. It was inaugurated on 20 October 1973 and since then it is the mode of attraction for tourists from all over the globe. It is located at Bennelong Point at the Sydney Harbour between Sydney Cove and Farm Cove. Performers from all parts of the world conduct show here and entertain the audience. Anytime you go, you will witness exciting shows from famous stars. According to Wikipedia, more than 1.2 million people attend shows by more than 1500 performers. US architect Frank Gehry says about The Sydney Opera house that it is “a building that changed the image of an entire country.”
For adults, the ticket costs AU$42 and for children, it is AU$22. A special ticket which they call “family ticket” costs AU$105 that is for two children and two adults. A discount on the ticket price is also available for the elderly and students above the age of 16. The Sydney Opera house has its own website and you can learn more knowledge about it over there.
2. Bondi Beach
Arguably, Bondi Beach is one of the best beaches across the globe. It has a Google rating of 4.6 and must be visited. The sand, the water and the facilities like surfing available over there combine to give tourists an overwhelming experience. The southern end of the beach is a dangerous one as it is highly exposed to the Pacific Ocean. Also, two people claimed that they saw a shark over there and the Wavery Council also confirm the sighting of a baby shark at the southern Bondi Beach.
Most importantly, it is extremely clean! Surfers can also be seen surfing from a distance if you are afraid of surfing yourself. You can also book a boat and sail in the sea. At Bondi Beach, there are a lot of coffee and lunch shops too. Clothing is optional and a change room and shower facility are also available which is completely free. The beach holds a Guinness World Record for the largest swimsuit photo shoot in which 1010 bikini-clad women took part.
3. Sydney Harbour Bridge
Rated 4.7-stars, it is one of the few through arch, climbable bridges in the country and the largest one in the world of its kind. It cost almost AU$1.5 billion (today’s currency) and 272,000 liters of paint were used for its first coat. It took 6 years to be completed and was formally open for the public in 1932. 16 men gave their lives to make this marvel.
You can cycle or walk across the bridge or climb the majestic bridge. Accompanied by an expert and equipped by all the necessary climbing elements, a person can climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and relish the heart-wrenching experience and the stunning view from the top. It has a safety record of no serious injury in the past 20 years so it is perfectly safe to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. To climb you must be older than 8 years and your height must be higher than 1.2 meters. Children aged 8-15 must be accompanied by an adult. 3 children are allowed per adult and you can pre-book your climb too.
4. Queen Victoria Building
Built as a monument in the remembrance of Queen Victoria, it replaced the original Sydney markets. It is open 24 hours so you need not worry about the time to visit it. There are tons of shops and tourists can shop for their friends and family over there. Typically, tourists spend about 20 minutes here so you can easily visit it in less time. To know more about exactly what can be bought from this 122-year-old monument.
5. The Sydney Tower Eye
Sydney Tower is the largest tower in Australia and the second largest in the southern hemisphere. It has 19 floors and the top floor is located at a height of 279 meters. /There is a deck from where you can see the streets of Sydney from about 250 meters of height. At the base of the tower, there is a Shopping Centre. Merlin Entertainments and Sydney Tower Dining are also present over there.
6. Sydney Park
A St Peters there is a recreational park at over 103 acres of land named, “Sydney Park”. There is an adjacent café too so you can get ice cream, food and coffee served from there inside the park. This is again a must-visit site and most of the people spend an hour over here. Due to the high-class facilities over there, it has been ranked 4.6-stars.
In Sydney, you can go to the Opera house, the Darling Harbour, Paddy’s Markets, Bondi Beach, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Luna Park, Taronga Zoo, Australian, Powerhouse and Hyde Park Barracks Museum, SCG, Garigal National Park, Sydney Historic Pub Crawl, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Sydney Fish Market, The Rocks, Cockatoo Island, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney Observatory, Port Denison, White Rabbit Gallery and this list goes on forever.
So surely if you have a limited time, you would be wishing to at least visit the best of the lot tourist destinations in this remarkable city. In the above article, I have compiled a few of the best sites and have tried to just give you a glance at what happens in each of the following places. It is highly advised to have more time if you are coming to Sydney from abroad; else, you will be missing and later regretting a lot of things.