Sydney is a great place to kick off your Australian travels. As the largest city in the country, and often described as the one of the most beautiful cities in the world you definitely won’t be disappointed about what you find here.
There are loads to do in Sydney, so try and save at least 4 days for adventures. But if you’re in a bit of a rush and want to experience the area like a local then make sure you grab a cheap flight and check these off your to do list!
Catch a ferry to Manly
Manly is a suburb in North Sydney that embraces the perfect work and life balance, with beaches among their business district. Do yourself a favour and catch the 30 minute ferry from Circular Quay to Manly Wharf.
Not only will you get to experience all that Manly has to offer but on your journey across the harbour you will get outstanding views of the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and Kirribilli House.
See an AFL game at the SCG
The heritage-listed Sydney Cricket Ground hosts some of the most exciting sports in all of Sydney and it’s a must for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in the Australian sport culture.
The Australian Football League’s (AFL) season lasts from March to September, so do some research before you leave home and see if you can fit a game somewhere into your trip. Choose your team and start cheering with the other 40,000 passionate fans!
Stroll through The Rocks
The Rocks district, located just next to Circular Quay is an area full of history with a story to tell around each corner. With cobblestone streets, cute cafes, boutique stores and some of the country’s oldest pubs, this is definitely a place to come and explore. If you want to have a drink or two and take in the view, check out the Glenmore Hotel rooftop bar.
Walk from Bondi to Coogee
The gorgeous Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk is a 6 km path that wraps around the coast at the edge of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. This is a great way to fit a little exercise into your trip whilst also taking in the views and exploring the rockpools, beaches and parks you will pass on your trip. Once you get to Coogee take a stroll down the main road and pick one of the cosy cafes to grab a coffee or some breakfast.
Brunch in Surry Hills
Surry Hills is a buzzing inner city neighbourhood, just a stroll from Sydney’s Central Station. Take some time to make your way through the streets of Surry Hills where you will find busy cafes, creative restaurants, and eclectic bars. Home to several art galleries and Belvoir Street Theatre, this fascinating area has something for everyone. Pick one of the many cafes that are dotted along the popular streets and enjoy people watching.