Sydney is a great place to live and one of the most amazing cities in the world to visit. Here’s our list of some of the most exciting things to do when in Sydney.
1 Take a Ride with the Iconic Manly Ferry
This is one of the first things to do after you arrive in Sydney. Just mention the Iconic Manly Ferry to your Sydney airport taxi driver, and he will get you there in no time. The tour will take you past the Sydney Opera House, Camp Cove, Shark Beach, The Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Taronga Zoo. It is magnificent scenery and one of the best ways to check out some of the city’s greatest landmarks.
2 Spend some time at the Carriageworks Farmers Market
It is the busiest Saturday market in Sydney and an excellent place to taste the local cuisine made from fresh local products. Josh Niland is a world-renown chef that prepares food every week. If you want a taste of his work, you need to head to the Saint Peter Stand.
3 Try Young Henrys Beer
Young Henrys is a locally produced beer that can be found on tap all over Sydney. For the best experience, head to the brewery and grab a pint or two. Plus, you get to mingle with other beer lovers.
4 Visit Sydney Harbour Bridge
The bridge was first open for public in 1932, and since then it is one of Sydney’s best-known attractions. The best way to experience their precious “coathanger” is on foot. There are stairs and lifts on both shores.
5 Visit Bondi Beach
The beach is 8km from Melbourne and is considered as one of the best beaches in the world. It is a spectacular beach that has only one flaw – it is almost always crowded with people.
6 Visit the Opera House
Not to visit the Sydney Opera House is the same as you’ve never been to Sydney. It is an iconic landmark known worldwide. The Opera House has been designed by Jorn Utzon and is under the protection of UNESCO.
7 Hot Air Balloon Ride Above Camden Valley
It is a spectacular flight that takes approximately three hours. From the moment you jump into the padded basket to the moment you get off, you will be in awe all the time. Watching the sunrise over the Sydney city skyline is an absolute delight and an experience of a lifetime.
8 Visit Dharawal National Park
The park is just an hour from Sydney and until recently was closed for the public. Nowadays, the exceptional bushland is open for guided tours every second Saturday of each month. Tourists are guided by an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger that will share his knowledge of local flora and fauna, as well as the history of the local indigenous Australians.
9 Visit the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
It is an amazing 14,928-hectare park, north of Sydney. The park is a mix of water vistas, bushland, and sandstone. The park also includes more than 100km of spectacular coastline.