Here’s a list of things to do in Sydney which we’ve classed as awesome and an absolute must –
The Opera House may be the first thing to come to mind when you think about Sydney, or indeed Australia. The world-heritage listed building is stunning in person and is beautifully illuminated at night. There’s always plenty of events and shows going on in the Opera House and the surrounding area and you can also tour the building itself or enjoy a tasty meal inside the premises.
Darling Harbour is a popular recreational complex adjacent to Sydney’s city centre with breathtaking river views and plenty to keep you well-fed and entertained. There’s a massive variety of attractions in the Harbour and some favourites include the serene Chinese Garden of Friendship and its lovely teahouse, the Carousel, the National Maritime Museum and the beautiful Dockside Pavilion.
Guided by passionate volunteering locals who want to share their love of the city with you, they’re a wonderful way to get a deeper understanding of the sights that you’re seeing as well as the history and meaning behind them. There are three tours per day and what you’ll learn on the tour makes for a great starting point from which to explore the city.
These markets have been a Sydney institution for over 150 years. Paddy’s is the biggest market in Sydney with over 1,000 stalls offering fruit, veg, meat, fish, clothes and gifts between the Haymarket and Flemington locations.
Bondi Beach is one of Australia’s most famous beaches and a popular hangout for Sydney’s beautiful people, as well as local and international celebrities. It’s always busy here, but usually not too busy, and the atmosphere is always worth a visit alone. The surrounding suburb has some great retail and dining options too.