One of Australia’s largest cities, Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and is known for it’s beautiful harbour and iconic landmarks. A visit to Sydney is more than recommended on a visit to Australia and here are my top 5 things to do there.
Climb the Harbour Bridge
The huge 1,149 metre harbour bridge is an arched bridge that crosses Sydney’s huge harbour, the bridge carries rail, pedestrian, vehicular and bicycle traffic but the coolest thing to in to climb up to it’s 140 metre peak. The bridge isn’t too steep and you can strap a harness on and walk up the top for a death defying view of the city’s harbour. Not for the feint of heart but well worth it when you reach the top.
Bondi Beach Visit
Bondi Beach is situated in Sydney’s suburbs and is the most visited tourist sites in Australia. The beach is renowned for it’s fantastic surfing and surf schools, plus other activities on the water and of course, the beautiful kilometres of golden sand. The beach is often used by film and television as shooting location due it’s beauty and a visit to Sydney wouldn’t be complete with hitting the Bondi sands.
Taronga sits on the Sydney harbour and covers over 52 acres of incredible animal species across it’s 8 divided ‘regions’. The zoo houses over 4,000 animals and it is a fantastic day out for visitors to see some of Australia, and the rest of the World’s greatest animals. The zoo offers any educational guides and shows which kids and adults will love and there are areas where you can even interact with the animals. Make sure that you set at least a day aside for this zoo as if you rush the visit then you are bound to miss some amazing creatures. One feature that the zoo also offers is it’s ‘roar n snore’ package which allows you to sleep over at the zoo to experience the creatures by night, if you can make the time then definitely take this offer.
The only way to truly appreciate the beauty of the Sydney harbour is from the viewing platform at the top of the incredible Sydney Tower. The tower’s main observation deck sits 50 metres up in the sky and offer 360 degree views of the city. At the top of the tower there is a restaurant that offers fantastic food which you can enjoy with one of the most awesome and iconic panoramic views in the World. Along with a restaurant, the tower also features a 4D cinema and a glass-floored, open-air SkyWalk that gives visitors the feeling of walking on air. A wonderful experience and one that I totally recommend.
Visit the Australia Museum
The Australia Museum is the oldest museum in Australia and is dedicated to Natural History and Anthropology. The museum regularly puts on specific exhibitions as well as it’s usual collections of fossils, mammals, artefacts and some art. A visit to this museum is nothing short of fascinating as it allows you to take a look into the past and into the beginnings of our species. The museum also takes a deep look into the birth of Australia and the importance of the indigenous Aborigines on the land. It is possible to spend anywhere between 3-6 hours in the museum so make sure you set enough time aside for this great place.