Five top Sydney activities
Sydney truly is a world class city, with plenty to do, see and eat, but what are the ultimate things to do if you come to Sydney from overseas or simply have a day off work? In this blog I’ll be detailing my top 5 best things to do in Sydney. Without further ado, here we go:
- Go Whale Watching – This is perhaps the least known activity available to Sydney visitors but in my opinion the best. The best whale watching tours leave directly from Sydney Harbour and if you time it right you can witness the phenomenal annual migration of humpback whales as they make their way from Antarctica to Queensland. Whale watching in Sydney should be at the top of your bucket list if you’re in the area, I know it’s at the top of mine. TOP TIP – Make sure you book your whale watching trip with a company who cares about the environment and is committed to sustainable tourism. If the price is too good to be true, there’s usually a very good reason for it.
- Bondi Beach – A trip to Bondi Beach is also something you cannot afford to miss out on. Located a mere 7km east of Sydney CBD you can take in all the sights and sounds that makes this special beach the iconic place it is. But, it’s not all about the beach! There are a stack of other things to do here, including dramatic coastal walks and some of the trendiest eateries in town!
- Sydney Opera – I don’t really have to list this one as it’s the best-known tourist attractions in the whole of Australia, but it really has to be seen to be believed. If you’ve only ever seen it on TV before, the sheer presence of this architectural masterpiece will simply blow you away.
- Sea Life Sydney Aquarium – As a nature lover, the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is right up there amongst the top things to do in Sydney. Ok, I could get my mask on and head into the reef, but I’m not too keen on getting that up close and personal to Australia’s marine life. This fantastic place lets you experience the best Australian aquatic environments without setting foot in the water!
- Chinatown, Sydney – For me, this part of Sydney is absolutely fascinating, I just love the shops and restaurants and always stock up on authentic Asian goodies before heading home after a long day. Chinatown in Sydney is the biggest one in the country and makes a contrasting change to the usual places to visit and eat.
The above 5 suggestions are my personal favourites, I’m sure you can find more! If you do, I’d love to hear from you, so I can visit them myself and perhaps recommend them to other people. Sydney is a fantastic place to visit, just make sure you make the most of it!