Often dubbed as the most exhibitionist city, Sydney in Australia has its own appeal. As one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, the city offers many unique and interesting spots to explore.
Enjoy the sunrise from Sydney Harbour Bridge or wait for sunset from the Opera House. Need a little adventure? You can go swimming, sun bathing, or enroll yourself in a surfing lesson at Bondi Beach. Join in and do what the locals do – take a stroll along the Bondi to Congee Coastal Walk to enjoy the stunning views along of the beaches, cliffs and coastal lines. Refresh yourself after your walk at one of Coogee Beach’s many cafés and restaurants, and then take a bus back to Circular Quay.
Bondi to Congee Coastal Walk (Credits: Destination NSW)
Bondi Icebergs Club, Bondi Beach (Credits: Destination NSW)
Are you a wine lover? Don’t forget to stop by at Hunter Valley, which is located about 2 hours away from Sydney. Tour the vineyards and sample local wines at cellar doors, including Tyrrell’s, Brokenwood, Briar Ridge, De luliis and McGuigan.
Bistro Molines, Hunter Valley (Credits: Destination NSW)
Explore Sydney’s colourful convict history in the Rocks, the harbourside quarter where settlement began. Its cobblestone laneways are lined with boutiques and shops selling bespoke fashion and local handmade goods, and on weekends, head down to The Rocks Markets from 10am to 5pm for fashion, handcrafted jewellery, textiles, homewares, art, beauty products and photography, lure and inspire. Then stay a while to enjoy the harbour breeze and the warmth of the sun.
The Rocks, Sydney (Credits: Hugh Stewart)
As you plan your trip, don’t forget to check out Sydney’s events calendar, packed with exciting events throughout the year to entertain and delight. Watch the spirit of the city come alive every May to June during Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, or bring the kids down to the Sydney Royal Easter Show for a taste of Australian culture, food and shopping, and even encounters with cuddly animals.
Vivid Sydney, 25 May to 16 June 2018 (Credits: Destination NSW)
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