When you ask frequent travellers to name which city on earth is the most beautiful, Sydney, Australia is usually high at the top of the list of responses. There’s no doubt that this exciting city, located in New South Wales (NSW), is a visual delight. As a coastal city, Sydney’s dazzling Harbour and beaches feature prominently in the imagery that most frequently portrays the region’s character.
Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD) is an ideal starting point for a broad variety of interesting day trips, sightseeing tours and city tours. This is the place to view some of the city’s most spectacular architecture, including numerous skyscrapers and high rise buildings.
One noteworthy landmark in the area is the Sydney Tower, the tallest structure in the city. The Tower Eye poised on the upper level offers visitors one of the best views of the area. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is another fantastic place to discover a range of dramatic city views.
New South Wales is home to six awe-inspiring World Heritage Sites. The most famous of these is the Sydney Opera House, a venue where you can, indeed, see an opera. However, you’re also able to book tickets to watch comedy shows, dance performances, musical theatre acts and all kinds of other performing arts events at the Opera House. You can also take a backstage tour of the landmark itself, which is an enticing cultural experience all on its own.
Sydney Harbour beckons visitors to come and explore its sparkling sapphire waters. There are a number of different ways to experience Sydney Harbour up close. You could charter a yacht, paddle a kayak or take a Sydney Harbour cruise. Ferry rides are also available.
The shores of Sydney’s Harbour are host to many additional attractions, one of which is Taronga Zoo. This zoo is home to more than 4,000 animals and serves as a hub for both wildlife conservation and education.
Nearby is Darling Harbour, a family-friendly precinct offering opportunities for dining, entertainment and shopping at stylish boutiques. Darling Harbour is the home of educational attractions including the Wild Life Sydney zoo and the ultra-educational Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. These facilities give you the opportunity to view kangaroos, koalas, sharks and other Australian wildlife in the safest possible manner.
About 46 kilometres west of Sydney is Featherdale Wildlife Park. Featherdale is a kid-friendly and wheelchair-accessible attraction offering you and your small group the opportunity to pet, touch, feed and take photos with various animals.
Catch Some Rays at Sydney’s World-Famous Beaches
Sydney offers visitors the opportunity to relax and sunbathe at some of the world’s most appealing beaches. The most famous of these include Bondi Beach, Coogee and Manly, but there are around 100 outstanding beaches all together in the Sydney area.
North of Sydney, you’ll find Port Stephens, another charming coastal city offering fabulous beaches. Port Stephens is an excellent place to view wild bottlenose dolphins and climb massive sand dunes.
Where to Go Sandboarding in New South Wales
If you enjoy board sports such as surfing, skateboarding or snowboarding, you’ll want to make some time to try out sandboarding, too. Sandboarding has similarities to all the more familiar methods of boarding – but, rather than riding on waves, snow or asphalt, you’ll be descending from the top of a sand dune.
You can go sandboarding in many locations around Australia. One of the best sandboarding spots near Sydney is the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes. The dunes are about a two and a half-hour drive up the coast from Sydney -- close to Nelson Bay, located slightly north of Newcastle.
Sydney Area Wine Tours
The Hunter Valley wine region is located about two and a half hours north of Sydney. The 150 wineries in this district are best known for producing Semillon, which is a crisp, fresh white wine with an aroma that can be citrusy, herbaceous or vaguely grassy. Wine tours and tastings are available for savouring Semillon, Shiraz and dozens of other desirable Australian wine varieties.
Foodie Adventures in Sydney
Foodies tend to agree that Sydney and Melbourne are the two cities that offer the best brunch opportunities available anywhere on the planet. Sydney has a vibrant and lively café culture, with over 7000 independent cafés serving coffee and an assortment of other beverages, snacks and meals. In many of Sydney’s cafés and restaurants, the opportunity to have a long, leisurely brunch is available until 3 p.m.
Beyond brunch, Sydney’s many restaurants and cafés serve just about any type of cuisine you could possibly want to sample.
Private Guided Sydney Tours and Custom Australia Tours
Perhaps you want to spend your holiday exploring Sydney exclusively; or maybe you’d rather visit other Australian destinations in addition to Sydney. Either way, a private, custom tour is an excellent way to ensure you’ll get to experience exactly the cities, sights and activities on your travel bucket list.
The Road Trip OZ offers you multiple options for taking private guided tours
in Sydney and other Australian city tours. Each of our tours is led by a knowledgeable tour guide who is dedicated to ensuring you’ll maximise the time you spend in Australia. We invite you to work with us to create your ideal private tour of Sydney and any of the surrounding areas.
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