With a population of less than 5 million, Sydney is the most populous city on the continent of Oceania. Its history begins about 2 centuries ago when the British governor Arthur Philip arrived there in 1788 with the First Fleet of his country and founded in the natural harbor he discovered the settlement named Sydney from the homonymous Lord, who at that time was Minister of the Interior in his country. However, findings have shown that the area has been inhabited for centuries by the natives, who were deported inland by settlers, most of whom were convicts from Britain and Ireland.
Nowadays, it is a modern multicultural city on the list of cities that offer the best quality of life. Both its natural beauty and the peculiarity of the country of Australia have made it a popular tourist destination. In fact, in 2000, he organized the Olympic Games with absolute success.
6 Amazing Things to Do & Must-Visit in Sydney
See the Sydney Opera
A visit to watch the opera up close is a must if you are in Sydney as it is one of the most characteristic sights of Australia. It is located in the coastal part of the city (Circular Quay). You are free to walk around it or admire it from afar from different parts of the city. If you want to see it from the inside, you have two options: book an organized tour which costs a lot, or see a show.
Take a Walk to the Rocks area & the Sharney Bridge
The Rocks area is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, with beautifully preserved buildings and charming alleys that are a must for a walk before you sit in one of the many shops located there. But beware of the so-called “tourist traps”. Above there is the famous Sydney Bridge. You will definitely take many photos with the bridge in the background, but you can even cross it all in about 20-30 minutes. There are also options to walk to the top of the bridge, closing the activity with one of the organized groups that exist in the area or to admire the view by walking the 200 steps to the southeast pillar of the bridge. It’s totally up to you.
Admire the View from the Sydney Tower
The Sydney Tower is the tallest building in the city, where you can go and enjoy the view. There, to enjoy the fantastic view you have to pay an actual fee. To make this experience more special, this place offers you the choice of a luxurious meal as you enjoy from above all this magical setting. The tower also rotates at a slow speed, which allows you to see different sides of the city from the same point where you stand.
Cross the Botanical Garden and See Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
A beautiful garden next to the Sydney Opera House in an area of three hundred acres where you will see a huge part of the country’s flora. Admission is free, and your walk should also include a visit to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. It was a historical place where it was built in 1810 for the wife of the then governor of the city. In general, the whole route in this huge “park” will make your escape for a while from the hustle and bustle of the world.
Stroll to Harbourside (Darling Harbour)
A new neighborhood that is essentially an extensive marina with lots of shops, parks, fountains, and places to rest. A beautiful place both during the day and at night with the lights from the surrounding skyscrapers stealing the show.
Swim in Bondi Beach
If you want to swim in Sydney, this is the place for you. A large sandy beach very close to the city. You will need to take a bus or taxi to get there. What we ideally suggest to you, however, is to rent a car for your travels. This way, you will have solved the transportation problem throughout your vacation, and you will also have the opportunity to enjoy all the fantastic routes that the coastal areas of Sydney offer you. Choose the vehicle that suits your needs and trust Enjoy Travel, one of Australia’s most reliable car hire options. So driving your car to the area of Bondi Beach, there you will discover a natural paradise on earth. There you can swim in the icy waters, surf with many locals – since the waves are usually big or dine in one of the seaside shops. Trust us on this one; it doesn’t get any better than this.