13 Aug 2015
Sydney is the must-visit city for anyone travelling around New South Wales. There is a multitude of fun things to do in Sydney, regardless of your age. Make sure you book your accommodation in NSW before you go.
Here is a list of the top ten Sydney attractions:
Things to do in Sydney 1: Taronga Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
It’s impossible to talk about things to do in Sydney without mentioning Taronga zoo. This Sydney zoo is home to some of the most exotic animals you will find in Australia, including gorillas, tigers and penguins.
If that doesn’t fulfil your need to see fascinating animal displays, you can also visit the Sydney Aquarium. Here you will see dugongs, sawfish, turtles and you can even go snorkelling to get up close and personal with the sharks!
Things to do in Sydney 2: Circular Quay
Quite possibly the most iconic urban area in Australia, Circular Quay is home to two of the most notable Sydney attractions. The Sydney Harbour Bridge has a fascinating history, with proposals for the structure beginning in 1815 until it was finally opened in 1932. You can even take part in the infamous bridge climb and see the city like you’ve never seen it before.
When people think of Australia, one of the first images that springs to mind is the Sydney Opera House. Since 1973, tourists have flocked to this beautifully designed building, either to see an amazing concert or simply admire it, as it provides a perfect backdrop to their evening meals in Circular Quay.
Things to do in Sydney 3: Sydney Beaches
Need to escape the hot Australian summer? Get ready to feel the salty breeze on your face and wriggle your toes in the soft sand. Australia is famous for its beaches, and Sydney is home to some of the most iconic beaches in the country. Bondi Beach is undoubtedly one of the most notorious Sydney beaches, where you can just relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery or take part in a number of events including Sculpture by the Sea and Festival of the Winds.
Things to do in Sydney 4: Chinatown
Sydney has a proud and much-celebrated Chinese history. This can be seen in Chinatown, where you are able to enjoy the delicious delicacies of the orient and buy gifts for the entire family.
Once your belly is full and your pockets are full of souvenirs, you can visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship. This authentic Chinese garden has waterfalls, exotic plants and koi carp swimming in the river. You won’t want to leave the tranquillity of this important Sydney attraction.
Things to do in Sydney 5: Shopping
Sydney shopping is one of the most diverse shopping experiences in Australia. Shopping in Sydney can give you access to high-end boutique fashion brands such as those found on Oxford Street. You will also find a few hidden secrets in the various Sydney markets including the iconic Paddy’s Markets, which provides some of the most fascinating Sydney shopping experiences.
Things to do in Sydney 6: Sport
Sydney has a proud sporting history. Catch a game of footy or rugby before the end of the AFL and NRL seasons and visit the many beautiful sports stadiums the city has on offer. If you’re looking ahead and planning your summer vacation, you can also catch a number of local cricket matches, including the third international test between Australia and the West Indies in early 2016.
Things to do in Sydney 7: Nature and Wildlife Tours
Looking for a worthwhile day trip easily accessible from Sydney? The Blue Mountains are a set of picturesque rock formations right at Sydney’s doorstep. Not only will you see these natural structures, you will gain access to Australia’s most interesting flora and fauna. The best part? You can see all of these Sydney attractions via cable car or railway.
Things to do in Sydney 8: Ferries
By now you’re probably convinced that you need to see all of these fun things to do in Sydney, but how do you access them? Transportation in Sydney can be fun, especially if you go by ferry. From here you can a number of Sydney attractions including Taronga Zoo, Darling Harbour and Cockatoo Island.
Things to do in Sydney 9: Art Gallery of New South Wales
Feed your cultural side by visiting one of the most fascinating Sydney attractions on this list. The Art Gallery of New South Wales is a must-see for art enthusiasts everywhere. Some of the upcoming exhibitions include Rosemary Laing’s Transportation and Hidden War, a series of photos from World War I from Cecil Bostock, Weaver Hawkins and Dora Ohlfsen.
Things to do in Sydney 10: Royal Botanic Gardens
Visit the oldest scientific institution in Australia and learn all about plants and horticulture. It is also a scenic and tranquil garden, ideal for relaxation after enjoying all of these Sydney attractions. Wrap up your Sydney tour in the Royal Botanic Gardens and get a feel for the natural beauty of the city.
Make the most of this wondrous Australian metropolis and book your NSW accommodation to see these Sydney attractions in NSW today!