Sydney is the most famous city in Australia, despite not being the capital. Located on the shores of the Pacific, it is known worldwide for its Opera House, among other attractions. The city is huge and as we will see, it has many treasures.
In this post we suggest 10 essential things to do in Sydney, those that you really should include on your itinerary, so you can experience everything the city has to offer.
In addition, many of these activities are free, which is an added bonus.
Take the Bondi to Coogee walk
This scenic route is a must-do in Sydney. As its name indicates, this coastal walk starts at the famous Bondi Beach and ends at Coogee Beach, passing by various hidden little beaches and beautiful places on the way. The route is 5.5km but it is very easy. If you like to run, it is also a great option if you want to burn a few calories. You will not be alone running alongside those breathtaking views, this walk is enjoyed by many locals.
Bathing on one of Sydney’s beaches, especially Bondi Beach
Although the beaches of the city are not known for their crystal-clear waters, they are spectacular. The best known is Bondi Beach; extensive and free of sharks, with the in famous Bondi beach Life Guards. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that the water temperature is usually freezing should you wish to take a dip.
Hallucinate with the Sydney Opera House
There is no other word to better describe the feeling when contemplating this monument. Did you know that it is composed of three different buildings? When you approach you will see it!
Cross the Harbour Bridge by walking
This iron bridge is one of the most famous in the world. The bridge, which connects the European neighbourhood of The Rocks with North Sydney, is freely accessible, although if you want to climb it you will have to pay a small fee.. From the bridge itself you have spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House.
Attend a tribute at the Anzac War Memorial
There you can see personal objects of the war and some documentaries about Vietnam and other wars. At 11am, they hold a two-minute silence in homage to the victims. Very emotive.
Feeling like Beijing in Chinatown
It is the best place to eat cheaply in Sydney and you will find many clothes bargains if you know where to look. As in many big cities, Chinatown in Sydney is impressive. We also recommend visiting the Chinese Garden of Friendship.
Have a privileged view of the city from the Observatory Hill Park
Located on a hill near The Rocks, it offers amazing views of the city. In the upper part of the park there is an altar where photo sessions are usually held for weddings. Do not forget your camera!
Take bus 555 for free by George Street
George St. is one of the longest in Sydney and runs almost the entire length of the centre, so if you’re feet are aching, jump on board, it is a good way to save your strength and money.
Be amazed while shopping at the Queen Victoria Building
This historic building, located next to the Town Hall, today houses a shopping gallery and is an attraction that you have to see in Sydney. If your budget allows you, you will find luxury stores that will provide many temptations. If you don’t have the budget, you can still enjoy a stroll around, which is free!
Stroll through the botanical gardens of Sydney
Besides being precious, they are huge. Also, from there you will have great views of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. An experience to really enjoy!