Top 10 Sydney Tourist Attractions
Sydney is to be one of the most iconic cities in the world, with so many tourist attractions on offer it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of one of Australia’s most well-known locations! You should look to make the most of everything it has to offer while you can, although there is some distance between top attractions so consider hiring a bike or taking a Taxi Sydney, so you can spend less time travelling and more time exploring. Whether you want to relax with a cocktail in hand, soak up some local culture or start an action packed day of adrenaline filled activities, Sydney has it all covered, and here are the top 10 tourist attractions in Sydney.
This laidback surfers paradise is home to the whitest sands and the bluest of waters which make it the perfect spot to relax and take in the atmosphere. For those with a little more energy there’s picturesque coastal walks to Coogee and Bronte beach with quirky cafes and trendy fashion boutiques scattered along the way.
Often described as the most beautiful harbour in the world it offers diverse landscapes that are ideal to be explored by boat or by foot. You will see the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, stunning secluded beaches and the greenery from the city’s National Park. Once you’ve finished exploring be sure to take advantage of the many restaurants that showcase the locally sourced, exquisite fresh seafood.
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens are located in the heart of Sydney and offer a peaceful escape from busy city life. The heritage listed gardens opened in 1816 and have been amazing visitors ever since with a range of unusual and exotic plants. A new exhibition that displays bizarre carnivorous plants that feed on live insects has recently opened and is a must see!
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House may be the most iconic building in the world and one to tick off the bucket list when visiting Sydney. The building and it stunning architecture can be explored during the day or at night by taking a behind the scenes tour. You can also see the Opera Hose in action by watching one of the breath-taking performances and indulging in a fine dining experience to top off your evening.
Discover over 350 different species of animals at Toronga Zoo as well as taking in the beautiful views of Sydney Harbour. This zoo is easily accessible and ideal for visitors of all ages. You can also see the rise of the dinosaurs with the new exhibition that focuses on exploring the life-size prehistoric creatures and their habitats.
Museum of Sydney
If local history and culture interest you then this is the place for you. A modern museum built over and around the remains of Australia’s first government house, the Museum of Sydney celebrates the people and events that have helped shape the city.
Sea Life Aquarium
For those who would like to do a bit of underwater exploration without getting wet, the Sea Life Aquarium is for you. There are over 13,000 species on display from adorable Gentoo Penguins to terrifying Grey Nurse Sharks and with guided tours and knowledgeable staff you get to learn everything you need to know about all these fascinating creatures whilst admiring their beauty.
Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art welcomes over 1 million visitors a year to delve into the work of world famous Australian artists. The MCA aim to stimulate the imagination and bring exceptional exhibitions to as many people as possible with the belief that “art is for everyone”.
The Blue Mountains
For those who have a little extra time to spare, the Blue Mountains should definitely be on your itinerary. Just 90 minutes from the centre of Sydney the Blue Mountains have some of the most dramatic natural scenery. Explore by glass topped carriages on the scenic railway to get the best view of the deep valleys and the Wentworth falls.
Wendy’s Secret Garden
Located near Lavender Bay Wendy’s Secret Garden was created by Wendy Whiteley when her husband sadly passed away. With a real focus on aesthetics, form and colour the garden is a feast for the eyes and a quiet haven hidden in the centre of such a busy city- probably the worst kept secret in Sydney.
All in all Sydney has so much to offer. When visiting, take the time to plan your trip to make sure you squeeze everything in and make the most of your trip. Whether you’re into art & culture or simply looking to take in the sights, there’s more than enough to keep you busy during your time in Sydney. The only struggle you may have is trying to fit everything in!
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