Australia is among the most popular vacation destinations on the planet. The weather is amazing, and landscapes are beautiful and there is so much to do and see. While there are tons of places worth visiting in Australia, Sydney is definitely at the top or near the top of that list.
There are so many different things to do and see in Sydney that can be a little bit overwhelming at times. In an effort to help you out, here are four things you really should do next time you are in Sydney!
Check out Bondi Beach
Despite being a relatively small beach by some standards, Bondi Beach is among the most famous beaches in the world. The sand is incredibly fine and the views are spectacular. It is perfect for swimmers, surfers or just those who want to relax year-round in the amazing weather.
The beach itself has a ton of things to do from hiking, swimming, surfing, or just taking a stroll on the water. In addition to that, there is a lot of different restaurants and shopping nearby, so you can make a day out of your trip to the beach. It wouldn’t be a trip to Sydney without taking in Bondi Beach.
Go “Off-Road” and Check Out the Great Outdoors
While relaxing on the beach is great, it is not the only way to enjoy the great outdoors in Sydney. There are a variety of different parks and mountains which are the perfect opportunity to “get away” for a while. And to ensure you don’t get stuck in the mountains or on a hilly trail, it could be a good idea to rent a 4×4 vehicle.
Thankfully, Sydney is home to a 4wd hire company, which allows you to rent a capable vehicle to explore the outskirts and mountainous areas around Sydney. There is some truly great scenery, so this is definitely a great idea if you want to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city.
Visit the Sydney Harbor
The Sydney Harbor is one of the most picturesque on the planet and goes about 20 KM inland to the Parramatta River. Many recreational activities take place on or near the harbor and there are harbor islands, places to camp and even a national park. Lots to do and see and you can easily spend the majority of a day there.
However, the star of the show at the Sydney Harbor is most definitely the Sydney Harbor Bridge. The bridge opened back in 1932 and is a great place to take a stroll and see some of the amazing sights of Sydney. Day or night, it is a beautiful place to go for a bike ride or a walk.
Go to the Sydney Opera House
When a lot of people think of the city of Sydney, they think of the Sydney Opera House. It is one of the most iconic pieces of architecture on the planet and first opened its doors back in 1973. It took over a decade to complete and constantly has some sort of performance or show going on.
The opera house has numerous different venues and more than 8 million people visit and/or attend it’s shows every year. There are also tours available if you’d rather explore the entire building (and it’s multiple venues) as opposed to viewing a show. It is a world famous site, so you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t check it out.