If you’re heading or thinking of going to Australia then I’m sure a trip to Sydney is somewhere up there at the top of your list?
And rightly so, it’s one hell of a place.
The only problem you’ll find when getting to Sydney is squeezing all the things you want to do, into the time you have there.
Sydney is a huge city with such a diverse range of things to do from sipping cocktails on the top floor of the city bars, to kicking back for a surf lesson on Bondi Beach, hiking in the Blue Mountains and enjoying dinner at the Opera House with views over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Honestly? Planning is key if you’ve got a big Sydney Bucket List. For many, Australia is a once in a lifetime trip and in order to not miss any of your favourites, you’ll want to plan it well.
There is SO much to Sydney, and even with a week there, we felt we had only just begun uncovering it.
From the Botanical gardens, Darling Harbour, and it’s stunning beaches to the CBD (central business district), Hyde Park and the Opera house… Sydney caters for every type of traveller.
Get your bucket lists at the ready, here’s a little taste of what your adventure in Sydney could look like and a few things to do whilst in Sydney to help you along the way!
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 over the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
For more information, click here.
Located just beside the Opera House itself with incredible views over the landmark, grab your favourite cocktail or glass of bubbles and toast to the incredible adventure you are on! Check out their website here.
Click here to see my post about my self-guided experience – the cheapest way of doing it.
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! Tickets start at $42.30 for an adult day pass, and can be purchased on the website here.
Wander around one of the oldest parts of Sydney, located just beside Sydney Harbour Bridge. Look around the boutique shops, stroll through the markets and pick up souvenirs, grab lunch in one of the gorgeous cafes, or grab a smoothie on the go.
Paddy’s market is also great!
My favourite place in Sydney! See my complete guide to Manly here.
Watson’s Bay, Double Bay, Cockatoo Island… the world is your oyster!
– World Bar (King’s Cross)
– The Ivy (Thursdays student night, free entry but expect queues)
– Chinese Laundry
– Sunday nights at Sash (House music)
– Drinks at The Glenmore Hotel
– St. George’s open air cinema with views over the opera house
(Beef Massaman curry is to DIE for)
Don’t knock em till you’ve tried em.. 30cents each. You’ll also find deep fried timtams and oreos here!. See their website for the dessert shop and the restaurant here.
See more and my full adventure here.
See my complete guide here.
See my full experience here.
Sitting amongst my top 3 favourite things about Australia has to be the brunch culture and just how well the ozzies do it. Check out my top brunch spots in Sydney here.
One of Sydney’s most instagrammable locations, this ocean pool makes a great day out! It’s $8 casual entry – giving you access to the pool, the sauna and the changing rooms. Click here for more info.
See my 6 walks in Sydney you must go on here.
What were your favourite things to do? I’d love to know!
Love as always + happy adventuring,
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