Sydney is a city that is filled with many things to do and see. It’s fair to say that you will never be bored when in Sydney and there’s even more to see every time you visit but if you are a new visitor and have absolutely no idea which things to see or what things to do then here are seven must do things when you visit Sydney. If wondering where to lay your head each night to get some good solid sleep after a day in the harbour city click here and consider a Sydney furnished apartment.
Here is our 7 must do things on your visit to Sydney, Australia.
1. Bondi Beach
Bondi is the typical beach thing you simply HAVE to do when visiting Sydney, even if you hate the beach and the surfers you must pay a visit because if you don’t, you’ll have everyone who has done so giving you a dismayed look and saying “You didn’t go to Bondi?!?!”. Bondi is very popular with tourists who are looking for the ultimate beach experience and you can’t get that anywhere but on Bondi Beach.
2. A Walk through Newtown
If you enjoy walking and experiencing an authentic Australian suburb then a walk through Newtown cannot be beaten. On a walk down King Street you’re going to come across Sydney’s best culture and entertainment. Also, there are many pubs to be sampled if you like your ale. The Tocadero dance hall is a conservation project that is a symbol of Newtown’s wonderful bygone age.
3. Ferry to Manly
Manly is a suburb in Northern Sydney, to the north east of the Sydney Central Business District. There are roads to Manly but it is highly recommended you take the ferry service to Manly Wharf from Circular Quay. The ferry allows for you to see the stunning Sydney harbour in all its glory and the surrounding national parks on the 30 minute journey. Once in Manly, you have the option of heading to its world famous beaches, which stretch all the way along the coastline. Manly was named by Captain Arthur Phillip for the indigenous people that lived there, Phillips said in his report that their confidence and manly behavior made the name choice easy.
4. Watsons Bay and the Gap
Watsons Bay is another high on the list of the must do things while in Sydney. Watsons Bay is noted by many for its stunning sea views and cliff walks. The south head peninsula is commonly known as ‘The Gap’ and due to it being a very high cliff edge has become a well known suicide spot similar to Beachy Head in England. It is strongly advised that you don’t end your holiday to Sydney this way. If you enjoy cliff walks and stunning views of the Tasman sea then Watsons Bay and the Gap are perfect to enjoy on your holiday in Sydney.
5. A Walk through Oxford St and Paddington
Oxford Street and Paddington are very much like their London counterparts, busy and full of shops and restaurants that will keep you busy and entertained for hours, perhaps even days! If you’re feeling up to a bit of retail therapy then there are all kinds of specialty stores and even some cheaper stores for those who don’t want to break the bank on a shopping trip.
6. A Tour of Sydney Opera House
To round off your trip, this might be the ultimate must do on a trip to Sydney, seeing the Sydney Opera House from the outside is thrilling but did you know you could tour the inside? The opera house conducts walking tours of the complex that last approximately an hour and show you the whole behind the scenes action! A perfect end to your trip to Sydney.
7. A Visit to the Rocks
If you’ve come to Sydney on a Magical History Tour, then a visit to the Rocks is a must. The Rocks is the name given to an area in Downtown Sydney which was established just after the British settlement in 1788 and is adjacent to Circular Quay. This is a major tourist destination due to its proximity with the aforementioned Circular Quay and also the Rocks offer a stunning view of the Harbour Bridge. This historic value and buildings of the Rocks is also another reason why it is a must do on a visit to Sydney.