Sydney is AMAZING.
Day 1 – Be a tourist
Explore The Rocks…
Have a wander around one of the oldest parts of Sydney located just beside Sydney Harbour Bridge. Wander around the boutique shops, grab breakfast in one of the gorgeous cafes, or grab a smoothie on the go.
Tip: The Rocks Market – Every Sat/Sun 10am-5pm
& Foodie Market – Every Friday 9am-3pm
Explore Surry Hills…
Another gorgeous superb of Sydney, you could easily spend the day wandering the flower and pastel filled streets, stumbling across dreamy vintage stores, bakeries and breakfast spots.
SEE MY GUIDE TO SURRY HILLS HERE.
Get the money shots…
As much as you try to deny it – you know you want them. Go and grab a snap of yourself with Sydney’s most Iconic landmarks – The Harbour bridge and The Opera house.
If you fancy another cool snap, there is a little street (Angel Place) a 10 minutes walk from Circular Quay filled with Bird Cages.
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Book in for the climb of your life!
Tip: Book in advance! Try book in for a twilight climb… it’s incredible!!!
Take a tour of the Opera House…
Choose from a variety of tours and explore the inside of this incredible landmark. If you can, grab tickets to see a show!
Walk through Hyde Park and sunbathe in the Botanical Gardens…
Visit Paddys Markets…
Pick up some souvenirs and browse the big Sydney Market! Open: Wed-Sun 10am-6pm
Indulge in a mind blowingly good ice cream.
My favourite recommendations: N2 (China Town) or Messina (Surry Hills)
Watch the sunset from Mrs. Macquaries Point…
Walk past the Opera House and continue along the waterfront until you reach this point where you will get a view like no other of the sun setting over the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
Dine at the incredible Altitude Restaurant…
Located 36 floors up, at the top of the Shangri-la hotel, is a restaurant with unrivalled panoramic views over Sydney. An unforgettable experience.
See website here
Dine and wander through Darling Harbour…
With claims of being Sydney’s playground this development surrounding Cockle Bay is filled with restaurants and by Saturday night – a firework display.
Located just outside the CBD, there are PLENTY of restaurants here to choose from or grab a cocktail in.
Day 2 – A day out…
The Zoo with a View! Head down to Circular Quay and hop on a 12 minute ferry to Taronga where you can view over 4,000 animals including Kangaroos & Koalas!
Hop on a ferry from Circular Quay to this gorgeous beach-side superb in the northern region of Sydney.
Grab a car, hop on a train or book onto a group excursion to the outer region of Sydney where this World Heritage listed phenomenon lies. Partake in a bit of outdoor activity or simply grab lunch at one of the restaurants and take in the views.
SEE MY BLUE MOUNTAINS POST HERE
Rent a car for the day and explore the outer Sydney Region. The first time I visited Sydney I drove North to Morisset to see the Kangaroos in the wild, and on my recent visit, I ventured south to Jervis Bay where we picnicked on the award winning Hyams Beach.
READ MY SYDNEY TO HYAMS BEACH POST HERE
READ MY SYDNEY TO MORISSET POST HERE
Day 3 – Kick back and Relax…
Coogee to Bondi walk…
Grab the bus into the eastern suburb of Coogee, to explore this gorgeous beach and town. Ensuring you have enough water for the walk, begin the 6km diverse and ridiculously stunning walk over to Bondi through Bronte and Clovelly beaches.
Roam and shop in Sydney…
If scenic walks aren’t your thing, stay in Sydney this morning. Mooch around the array of shops, treat yourself to a couple of bits and gaze at the gorgeous architecture Sydney has to offer
Kick back and relax on Bondi…
Head down to this world famous beach and rest up for the afternoon. Dip in the water or even try your luck at surfing – you won’t struggle for company in the water!
Head into Bondi town and grab some lunch…
There’s a lot of choice but my favourite place is a place called Envii. They serves ‘make your own’ wraps salads and smoothies with all the superfoods and goodness you could dream of!
There’s also a gorgeous (but slightly pricey) cafe called Speedo’s where you can grab a famous Acai Bowl.
Oh one more thing.
For the best ice creams in town head to Messina Gelato for a life changing flavour cone.
Throw on a beach dress and head to this beach side cocktail bar and restaurant. Filled with the young, old and hippy, you can dance the night away to live dj’s and mojitos.
Head back into Sydney for dinner…
Hop on the bus or grab an Uber back into the City (or to wherever you are staying), have a wander and see what tickles your taste buds.
My favourites: Home Thai Restaurant, Guzman Y Gomez (Mexican – unreal burritos!)
That’s it! 3 days well spent in Sydney!
P.S. Watch out for Harbour Life festival Nov/Dec time – IT’S INCREDIBLE. GET TICKETS.
Getting to Sydney from the Airport…
Using buses in Sydney…
Other Australia posts on my blog that may help you:
- A 3 Day Guide to Sydney
- The perfect bike ride itinerary from St.Kilda
- My favourite health cafes in Australia
- How to choose a hostel in Byron Bay
- A Guide to Surry Hills
- Nomads Fraser Island Tag Along Tour
- Top 20 Things to do in Sydney
- A Sydney to Hyams Beach roadtrip
- How to choose a hostel in Sydney
- 10 Ways to Save Money Whilst Backpacking Australia
Have you been to Sydney?
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