The Ultimate Guide to Sydney and Things to Do
This is a Guest Post by: Marie Nieves
The land down under and its famous metropolis are the perfect destination for all of you wanting to experience the laid-back Aussie lifestyle. With its sandy beaches, superb cuisine and diverse culture, Sydney will leave you wanting for more of its charm. Whether you want to relax at a beach, wine and dine with the locals or soak in the arts and culture, you can do it all in one city.
Daydreaming from Spit to Manly
Sydney is rich in natural beauties – blue horizons, clear waters and sandy beaches. So why not escape the hustle and bustle of this urban city at least for a while, and go meandering along the coast of Sydney? A scenic walk from the Spit Bridge to Manly, one of the most popular suburbs in Sydney, will take you past some of the city’s most famous sites. On your way to Manly, you can discover hidden beaches, enjoy a beautiful sunny day and learn more about the Aboriginal art. Once you arrive to Manly, have a picnic and unwind at its famous beach.
Climbing the Harbour Bridge
As one of Sydney’s landmarks, the Harbour Bridge is definitely worth the visit. However, don’t you just stare at it from distance, but climb or walk across this monument. If you book a BridgeClimb, you can enjoy the most spectacular panoramic view of the city.
Chilling at the Royal Botanic Gardens
Right in the heart of the city lies a little piece of heaven – the Royal Botanic Gardens. Here, you can enjoy the atmosphere of tranquillity and serenity, have a relaxing picnic and admire some of the most beautiful native and exotic species.
Cruising around the Harbour
How does sipping a cocktail on a private boat sound? Perfect, right? Well, combine it with the fiery colours of the setting sun and the beautiful silhouette of the city and it becomes an out-of-this-world experience. There’s no better way to explore Sydney Harbour than by going on a private cruise.
Surfing at Bondi Beach
A sandy beach and wild waves are located in one of the world’s most popular metropolises. You cannot visit Sydney without surfing at the iconic Bondi Beach. You’ve been looking for that laid-back Aussie vibe? Well, you’ve found it! Whether you’re an experienced surfer or just a newbie, the waves are waiting for you at the Bondi Beach.
Soaking in culture at the Opera House
Not visiting the iconic Opera House while in Sydney would be like not seeing the Eiffel Tower while in Paris. At this centre of culture and art, you can admire the monumental sail-like structure, attend one of numerous cultural events, or sign up for a backstage tour to have a peek at the happenings behind the scene.
Being wild at the Taronga Zoo
It’s time for a wild party with the wild species at the Taronga Zoo. The zoo is home to more than 4,000 both exotic and native species. However, the party starts even before you arrive – take a ferry ride to the Taronga Zoo and admire some of the most beautiful views.
Dining with the locals
Instead of spending a fortune on dining in a fancy restaurant that you need to book a week in advance, head to Chinatown. After strolling down the Dixon street, you can choose one of the cosy and intimate restaurants, dine at affordable prices and mingle with the locals.
Staying at the authentic Old Clare Hotel
The local hotels in Sydney have a unique and authentic vibe that you cannot find at one of those chain hotels. The Old Clare is one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in Sydney right at the heart of Chippendale. Stretching over two heritage-listed buildings, this hotel breathes with an authentic ambience that combines style, history and art.
Soak in the vibrant culture, experience the laid-back Aussie lifestyle and reconnect with nature in one of the most popular cities in the world. Here, you can really have it all.
About the author:
Marie Nieves is a lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and to surf the Internet. Her favourite writer is Tracy Chevalier and she always carries one of her books in her bag. Most of her free time at home she spends walking her Labrador Retriever named Max. She is an avid lover of photography who loves to talk about her experiences. You can find Marie on Facebook or follow her on Twitter and Pinterest.