10 Things to do
No doubt you will keep yourself busy while in Sydney, but we thought we would offer you a list of top 10 things created by a Sydneysider
1. Circular Quay
Visit the iconic Circular Quay. Take a walk around the opera house and the Harbour Bridge.The beautiful Sydney harbour has plenty to see and take in, you can spend an entire morning walking around this area. Take photos and take in the gorgeous harbour but don’t forget to visit all the neigbouring areas also, including a visit the Museum of Contemporary Art MCA, lunch at The Rocks; Sydney’s historic area
Visit Bondi and other beaches, take a surfing lesson at Bondi beach and then head away from the crowds at picturesque Watson’s Bay, a quiet little beach with a great view.
2. Head to the Art Gallery
The Art Gallery of NSW has amazing views and some of Australia’s best known artists including Arthur Streeton, Sidney Nolan and Albert Tucker to name a few. There is a spectacular Aboriginal & Indigenous Art section, they have dedicated a whole floor to this type of art. There are also regular exhibitions from all over the world. For those with children there are activities held throughout the school holiday period. This is of course though for the Australian school calendar year.
3. Catch the ferry to Taronga Zoo
Taronga Zoo is by far one of the most beautiful zoo’s in the world. Whether you are an animal lover or not, Taronga allows you to get close to some native Australian animals. You can hold a koala or wombat, and even walk alongside a kangaroo. There is plenty to see and do with animal activities running throughout the day. The seal show is always a popular event so make sure you get there before it starts to get a seat. The ferry across takes you along Sydney Harbour a great way to start and end the day. The ticket lines can get long so try purchase before hand. To purchase or read more visit Taronga Zoo Tickets
4. Eat out in Surry Hills
Dinner at Surry Hills will please, with loads of restaurants scattered throughout, Surry Hills caters to all palletes try indian, asian and infusion foods at some of these establishments: Red Lantern, Maya Dhaba or BirdCowFish.
5. Fish & Chips in Watson’s Bay
Watson’s Bay is a great place to visit for a relaxing beach setting. No doubt you will be visiting Bondi, but head through the Eastern Suburbs and stop for some fish and chips at Watson’s Bay. There is a park for the kids, and a nice grass area to relax and read a book or take in the sights.
6. Shopping in Paddington
Walk along Oxford St. and you will find some of the best Sydney designers and stores have to offer. Dinosaur Designs, Sass & Bide and Allanah Hill showcase some of the great aussie fashions. It’s best to visit Paddington on a Saturday for that lively feel. You can also stroll along through the Paddington Markets: these markets offer a lovely way to take in some of Sydney’s up and coming designers at great prices.
7. Surfing lesson in Manly
You are in Sydney and there is no way you could pass up the chance to take a surfing lesson. Manly is one of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches. There is plenty to do in Manly and plenty of surf lessons to be had. Just take your swimsuit, book a lesson and hit the beach.
9. Watch some sport
Whether its a cricket match at the world famous Sydney Cricket Ground SCG, or a football match at a local field. Cheering a team on a warm sunny day is the best to see what the locals have to offer and why they love sports so much. Visit the SCG website to see whats on now.
10. Have a drink at a Balmain Pub
Sydney is full of pubs with character. The Exchange Hotel is one of these local pubs, but also has lots of new visitors. Whether you are wanting a schooner of beer or a delicious cocktail. Visit one of the cities beautiful pubs for that all aussie drinking and relaxing experience.