Sydney is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, and it is packed full of attractions and things to do when you visit. If you are going on a trip to Sydney, then you will want to do some planning to maximise your stay and see as much as possible when you visit.
Here are some of the must-see attractions that you should add to your bucket list to ensure that you have a memorable visit to the Emerald City.
The Most Famous Beach In The World
Sydney has many iconic attractions, but Bondi Beach is one of the most famous beaches in the world. You can go for a swim, snorkel in the sea, go scuba diving or surfing, or go for a walk. No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to Bondi Beach, and many sightseeing bike tours in Sydney will visit there as you explore and show you all the cultural sites along the way.
The Opera House
Another landmark that tourists flock to when they visit Sydney is the Opera House, which has graced the skyline for the past 61 years. The building is beautiful both inside and out, and you can also gain a unique perspective of it by taking an organised tour and climbing to the roof.
The Harbour Bridge
Only a stone’s throw from the Opera House is the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, which is another iconic landmark popular with tourists. Just as with the Opera House, you can also climb the bridge and gain a unique perspective of the city with a bird`s eye view.
The Rocks, now a suburb in Sydney, is one of the oldest suburbs and is formerly the area that incoming ships would unload their cargo of convicts from the UK. It is an upmarket area today and offers visitors trendy cafes and boutique stores which lines its cobbled streets. You can also visit the oldest pub in Sydney here and enjoy a refreshing drink in the Fortune of War.
Cockatoo Island was formerly a prison and was where repeat offenders were sent, and later on, it was transformed into a shipyard and storage facility. Nowadays it is an area that is full of historic architecture. There is accommodation and a café available, with a space for people to camp for the night if they wish.
As you may suspect, Observatory Hill is named so because of the observatory built on top of the hill to measure accurate time. It is a pleasant walk up the hill, and when you get to the top, you can enjoy a picnic at the summit while you take in the view of the city below. The view includes the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, as well as spectacular views looking out over Sydney and the harbour.
A Visit To Luna Park
You can enjoy visiting Luna Park, which is an old-style amusement park with rides and attractions from yesteryear. It is an excellent place to go with children and entry to the park is free, although there are charges for all the rides.