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Featured Guest Post: 6 Things Not to Miss in Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia– One of the largest cities in Australia and also the capital of New South Wales prides itself for being amongst the top fifteen most-visited cities in the world; and there’s good reason for that! Not only does Sydney have marvellous natural features, but it also boasts extraordinary man-made attractions, which have the ability to bedazzle any curious visitor. Of course, there are a few things that you simply shouldn’t miss while in Sydney and here, you can find out what are some of the Sydney must do’s.

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While Australia is known to be the home of some of the most magnificent (and deadliest) animals in the world, it’s good to keep in mind that you can have a close encounter with these beasts at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. This establishment cares for 4,000 animals from over 350 species, many of which are threatened. But this place is much more than a regular zoo; it’s actually a conservation society with a wildlife hospital, community education programs, and science and research programs aimed to secure a shared future for wildlife and people. If one day here isn’t enough, the zoo offers a special package where guests can make a sleepover at the zoo.

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With traditional vernacular houses made of wattle and daub, thatched rooftops and local sandstone, the Rocks represent the historic area of Sydney’s city centre and is quite a popular tourist destination. It has a variety of souvenir and craft shops, but it also offers a great deal of cultural establishments, galleries and museums. There are numerous historic walks through the area where you can visit historical buildings such as the Cadmans Cottage and Sydney Observatory, which alone make this visit worthwhile.

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If you decide to take a trip to a more rugged part of Sydney, you’ll have the unique chance to see the Blue Mountains, a mountain range known for its dramatic scenery, charming rural villages, enchanting waterfalls and magnificent eucalyptus forests. One of the most significant attractions is taking the Giant Stairway to observe the Three Sisters, an amazing natural sandstone rock formation.

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Located in the heart of Sydney, the Royal Botanic Garden is one of the things that will make you awe in wonder. It’s the oldest scientific institution in Australia and it offers free guided walks, aboriginal heritage tours, a chocolate garden (yes, you’ve read that right), but also plant sales, a breakfast among birds, aboriginal art classes and many other, entertaining activities.

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One of the most iconic images of Sydney, the Harbour Bridge is also known to be the tallest steel arch bridge in the world. The bridge is nicknamed “The Coathanger” because of its arch-based design and climbing this astonishing structure should surely be on your list. Not recommended for the faint hearted!

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The Land Down Under is renowned as a destination with some of the most mesmerizing beaches in the world, so it would really be a shame to miss the opportunity to enjoy paradise itself. Taking a 30-minute ferry ride to incredible Manly Beach is one of those signature things to do, while you can also book a private ferry, for a more intimate experience. The Corso, a pedestrian plaza is one of Manly’s main streets and here you can find a wide array of shops, night clubs and dive bars to keep you occupied. Don’t miss the chance to visit an acclaimed Sydney restaurant and indulge in some of the finest Australian specialties made by some of the best cooks in the world.

When someone says Sydney, you probably immediately think of its harbourfront Opera House. While it surely is a magnificent structure, Sydney is deserving of your attention for far more reasons than this. If you’re planning on visiting, make sure not to miss these few attractions!

About the Author: Roxana Oliver  me.jpg

Roxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing on her websitesHighStylife.com and UpUpAndaBear.com.  Also be sure to follow Roxana on twitter.

By |2017-02-08T12:52:55+00:00February 8th, 2017|Destinations, Solo Female Travel|9 Comments

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On August 14th, 2015 I left my life in the United States behind with the intention to never look back. I had the "American Dream" and I woke up from it, to create a new reality for myself. I sought out beauty in a world that was increasingly dark for me at the time and ended up finding more than I bargained for. With only a backpack, I traveled across Europe, South East Asia and then on to Africa. With over 30 countries stamped in my passport, I've become an entirely new version of myself with a broader perspective on what it means to be a woman in today's world. My hope is that by sharing my stories and featuring women like me from around the world, we can inspire others to break down their own internal barriers and go cross a few international borders while they're at it. I truly believe travel can be healing to a troubled soul, empowering to the lost and rejuvenating for the exhausted. Perspective is everything, and I believe in the power of "going global," what about you? SheGoesGlobal.net is a site that started out with my stories and grew into a platform for women all around the world to tell their travel tales of trials and triumph. We all believe that the more you see of the world, the better you can be as a person who inhabits it. Women encouraging other women to grow, travel, evolve- that's what SGG is all about. ---> Read my very first blog post (see "Archives" for August 2015) to learn how this all began.


  1. nausheenfarishta February 13, 2017 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Dying to go to Australia, and this post makes me want to go even more! One day…:)

  2. neha February 14, 2017 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Beach and Kangaroo are definitely two things that I knew not to miss when ever I happen to visit Australia. Now, I got a few more to add to the list, from this post. Particularly the chocolate garden 🙂

  3. Maria February 14, 2017 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Great post. Australia (and Sidney) are so high on my to go list that every time i read a post about it i tart dreaming.

  4. Tahoe Lyfe February 15, 2017 at 4:42 am - Reply

    You will never regret visiting Australia because it has the best of both world, modern city and life in the backcountry. Everyone is so fascinated with Australia because there’s so much to see and do there.

  5. Christina from Happy to Wander February 15, 2017 at 7:58 am - Reply

    That sunset photo is absolutely stunning! I’m a sucker for views though I think that walk on Harbour Bridge would be my top activity. Can’t wait to visit sydney for myself one day!

  6. Global Brunch February 15, 2017 at 8:50 am - Reply

    I’ve not been to Sydney or Australia for that matter, but the Blue Mountains would definitely be high on my list. It sounds like a fantastic place for a day trip from Sydney.

  7. Ilka Elise February 25, 2017 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    So beautiful. Sydney is definitely on my travel bucket list <3

  8. findingfin February 26, 2017 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    I wish I had read this post before I’d gone to Sydney! I didn’t do some of the things on the list and 100% wish I had!

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