There are plenty of places to visit to make your trip to Sydney worthwhile, here’s just a select few –
This iconic bridge is one of the most well-known symbols of Sydney and one of the world’s few climbable bridges. Though be prepared with health and safety essentials and any weather-appropriate gear. Venture out on your climbing adventure with a group of other climbers and an experienced Climb Leader.
The Royal Botanic Gardens were established in 1816, making them the oldest botanic gardens in Australia as well as the oldest scientific institution. Various guided and self-guided tours are available and the Choo Choo express offers a quick, scenic way to get around the gardens.
Luna Park is worth visiting for the so-kitsch-it’s-cool entrance alone; it makes a hilarious photo backdrop. If you’re into amusement park rides, you’ll have a great time here. The Wild Mouse is perfect for that terrifying-yet-awesome rollercoaster thrill.
Manly is a relaxed beachside suburb and a short, gorgeous ferry ride away from Sydney’s city centre. It’s extremely popular with locals and tourists alike and it’s ideal for beach and water activities such as beach volleyball, running, kayaking, scuba and surfing. Manly also boasts excellent al fresco dining options, an engaging museum, a sea life sanctuary and even a shark-diving experience. Various guided walking tours by knowledgeable locals are also available.
Cruising past the Opera House and enjoying the stunning views of Darling Harbour is a wonderful way to relax after a long day of pounding the pavement. There are various sightseeing cruises available, many of which are catered. However, if you’re on a budget you can enjoy the same views at a much cheaper price via public transport.