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.
Camp at the Zoo
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.
Stroll Around the Rocks
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.
Marvel at the Three Sisters
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.
Experience Nature in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden
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.
Observe Sydney from the Harbour Bridge
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!
Enjoy a Romantic Walk on the Beach
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
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.