Updated: Nov 13
There is no better time to put the land down under Australia, on your bucket list. The most iconic city in Australia is Sydney and for good reason. It is home to the architectural wonders, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge, natural wonders, Mahon Pool and Bondi Beach, and many more. There is something in Sydney for every type of traveler.
Sydney is the perfect place for adventurous travelers. For the adrenaline junky, there won’t be a dull moment. The Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb is one of the most heart-pounding walks, where you can hike up the bridge and take in the beautiful city. I recommended planning ahead and booking an early morning, sunrise, or late evening, sunset climb for the best views. You can take to the sky and take a tandem sailplane flight and just float through the air. If you take the adventure indoors, you can find an indoor skydiving in one of the largest indoor tunnels to defy gravity.
A city full of culture, with one of the most iconic buildings in Sydney being the Opera House, you know that there are cultural sites that you can’t miss. The Opera House was designed to resemble a sailboat, bringing thousands of immigrants to Australia. At the Opera House, there are multiple concert halls and venues for performances. You can even tour this magnificent opera house, even if you don’t catch a performance. Once you’ve finished at the Opera House, there are plenty of art galleries to experience, from contemporary, at The Museum of Contemporary Art or aboriginal, at Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery. Visiting the art galleries is one of my favorite recommendations to tell people when visiting new countries. If you are looking for a more hands-on experience of the culture, you can participate in an aboriginal tour. One of the best is in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
As the oldest city in Australia, Sydney has enough sites to fill your itinerary. The first stop on your historic trip should be Grotto Point. They have found evidence at Grotto Point of the first aboriginals that inhabited Sydney. After hiking to Grotto Point, you can head in to tour the Sydney Susannah Place Museum. This was the first place that was colonized when the British landed. Convicts from Britain mainly built Australia, and the history of Australia shows that. One of the buildings that was built is Fort Denison. It was built as prison but quickly served as a gruesome reminder to potential crooks what their fate would be. Today you can take a ferry there and enjoy a tour of the fort. One last stop on the convict tour is Cockatoo Island, one of the largest shipyards built by prisoners. Today you can camp on the island and gain a one-of-a-kind view of the harbor.
As a country built for outdoor lovers, Sydney is not missing out on the outdoor lifestyle. There are over six national parks in and around Sydney. One of the most amazing spots is Kamay Botany Bay, National Park. There are plenty of trails for hiking, coves for swimming, and beaches for relaxing at the park. You can even take a snorkel to the beautiful reefs. Another park that checks the box for rugged beauty is Dharug National Park. It is an excellent transition from the coastal area to wooded cliffs. You’ll discover caves and cliffs, and you may even catch a glimpse of a wombat.
Sydney has something for everyone, and I hope that you were able to discover this. Now you are ready to take a trip down under. We can schedule a consultation to plan your perfect trip to Sydney.