The capital of New South Wales, Sydney is one of Australia’s largest and most popular cities. Best known for the iconic Opera House that sits on the water’s edge of the world’s largest natural harbour, easily one of the most recognised landmarks of Australia.
The harbour, along with Circular Quay, is a lively waterfront hub of bars and restaurants. The rest of the city is no exception, with no end of choice for places to eat, drink and party in Sydney; Head to Kings Cross for a mix of live music and trendy clubs, Darlinghurst Road is the place for a cheap and cheerful night partying with fellow backpackers, pub crawl some of Australia’s oldest pubs in The Rocks area, and make a trip to Surrey Hills for quirky pubs and cool underground bars.
Not far from the city is the legendary Bondi Beach, famous for it surfing, golden sands, turquoise waters and buzzing atmosphere. Take in the stunning coastal scenery on the Bondi to Coogee walk, as you pass beautiful bays, beaches, coves and spectacular cliffs. Catch a ferry to Manly for another picturesque beach and more laid back vibe; the journey takes just 30 minutes and gives excellent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
For even more incredible views of the city, harbour and suburbs visit Sydney’s 309 metre high tower and step onto the SkyWalk or do the Harbour Bridge Climb that takes you across the arches of the bridge.
The Royal Botanical Gardens, located in the heart of Sydney, are a great place for a picturesque stroll and picnic looking across the water to the Opera House.
Nearby to Sydney you have the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley, both well worth a visit!