Sydney needs no introduction. Sydney is Australia’s oldest, largest and most diverse city. It hosts the stunning Sydney Harbor, opera house, Bondi beach to soak up the sun before partying away those memories you just made at King’s Cross, Sydney’s nightlife hub. Explore the rocky headlands, azure bays and legendary surf beaches. When it is time to leave the city, strap on your hiking boots and hit up the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains is one of the most photogenic cities in the world! If you want to explore the city and its surroundings, I suggest that you take at least 3 to 4 days.
What to do?
Get the perfect photo
One of my favourite ways to get the awesome photo of the Harbor Bridge and Opera House is by purchasing a Ferry Ticket (around $5 – $10 for the day) and cruising around the CBD. The ferry also runs return transfers to Manly Beach – a great day out!
Visit the Blue Mountains
A day tour to the beautiful Blue Mountains National Park is also a must!
Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk
The famous coastal walk between Bondi and Coogee Beaches should also be on the top of your Sydney Bucket List. Public buses operate from the CBD to Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach all day.
A walk down to Darling Harbour is also worth your while, as well as checking out Chinatown for a cheap bite to eat and Paddy’s Markets for a spot of souvenir shopping.
Swim at the Bondi Icebergs Pool
What is it? It’s the most photographed ocean pool in Australia – at Sydney’s most famous beach (Bondi). The 50-metre saltwater pool is a popular spot for sunbathers and a bottleneck spot on the Bondi to Coogee walk. The baths have been a landmark of Bondi for 100 years, and it’s only $7 for casual entry, giving you access to the pool, the sauna and the gym.
Eat brekky at Carriage-works Farmers Markets
Carriageworks Farmers Market is the busiest Saturday market in the city. It’s well worth the trip for its range of seasonal produce, including organic and biodynamic foods from farmers and producers from across New South Wales.
Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge
A chance to scale the world-famous “Coathanger”. You can see Sydney Harbour in all its majesty. We recommend the express climb, which is a little shorter and takes you up the inside arc so that you are surrounded by hand- riveted steel and feel a little like you’re inside the ribs of a metal skeleton.Don’t miss: The views out west. This is an incredible experience at dawn, dusk or at night.
Discover local street art on a Culture Scouts: Inner West Tour Newtown
A three-hour walking tour of Newtown and Enmore where your local guide will point out the iconic and lesser-known street art of the Inner West. You may have heard of local artists Lister, Numbskull and Skulk, but how many times have you stopped to look at their work? Now’s the time to appreciate their works right under our very noses!! For example, Lister’s dancing ballerinas on the Hub building, or the sweeping layers of pink, blue and turquoise of ‘Save Our Coral Reef’ by Phibs and George Rose.
Take a sunrise swim at Bronte Baths
Built into the rocky cliffside, this ocean pool is popular with early risers for salty laps and Instagram pics of the sunrise. The waves at Bronte Beach can get a little hairy for the less experienced swimmers, but here you can enjoy the best of both worlds with a protected saltwater pool that has waves crashing at the walls. Try and get here before 7am, watching the sun breach over the ocean’s horizon from this vantage point is pretty special.
Let’s Go Surfing on Bondi Beach
Surfing a wave at Bondi should be on everyone’s bucket list. If you’re rusty with a surfboard, book in for a class at Let’s Go Surfing. After your lesson, head to one of North Bondi’s excellent cafes like Porch and Parlour or Harry’s Bondi.