Top Things To Do while Travelling To The Vibrant City of Sydney
Well, i went to Sydney by chance, or as they say, circumstances got me there. My hubby got some official work for 3 weeks and i joined him there for a good 10 days! Thanks to our friends there who made our trip most memorable. I had a great time travelling Solo on weekdays and enjoyed Outings with hubby and friends on evenings and weekends 🙂
Well, Sydney is a pretty charming place, and tons of fun if you get to stay right in the city center, near to Darling harbour. The lights, the ongoing music throughout the day, the water- all bring that sense of happiness from within! We went in the month of July. It was a little chilly and the wind was cold so it was good to have a wind cheater handy at all times.
So, i am going to tell you how amazing it can be to be in and around Sydney and what all one can check out! It’s a place with sand, sea, sun, water, mountains all around it. It’s absolutely stunning! Just don’t forget your wind cheater and a good Sun cream, Australian cream would be better for that Sun out there!!
Sydney- Places to see!
There are many beaches in Sydney, and they are clean and blue, just like the Australian sky, clear and blue with no pollution
The most popular beach is the Bondi beach where there are fun activities for kids and adults both
Then there is the Manly beach– you would see people walking there in the mornings and doing sports activities throughout the day. To get there, you have to take a ferry from the Circular Quay. The beach has amazing French breakfast cafes right across the road and you could even book hotels to put up there in case you wish to.
Another one is the Coogee beach. This beach has a semi circle sort of area and steps where you can sit down and enjoy the breeze. It, again, has some restaurants of various cuisines right across the beach.
Tourist attractions around Darling harbour and Circular Quay
One can take a Sydney pass for a 3,5, or 7 attractions. There are umpteen attractions to see in and around Darling harbour. I chose to do Madame Tussauds, the Whale watching cruise and the Sealife Sydney Aquarium. One could also take the Opera house tour, check out the National Maritime museum and if you got kids with you, do visit the Sydney zoo and Taronga zoo. One could even take the Hop on Hop off bus and check out the entire city plus not to forget the Sydney cricket Ground and ofcourse the Harbour Bridge
The IMAX experience
There is the IMAX in Sydney right on Darling Harbour which one must experience- A movie theater known for showcasing the blockbusters on a big 3D screen
The Malls, Shopping, Dining and Casinos!
Well, one thing you should know about Sydney- everybody believes in having a work life balance. The people there believe in having a good time with family, thus, some shops in the malls do close early. And weekends seems to begin on Thursday evenings itself. You can shop and dine at various cuisines- Sydney has almost every cuisine to offer. And there is a Casino ‘The Star’ right across the Pyrmont Bridge- if stars are in your favour that night, you might just get lucky!
Day trips from Sydney
Blue mountains and Jenolan caves
One can hit the road any time and reach Blue mountains in just about 1.5 hours. On the way, do stop by the Harry D wheels for lovely pies, hotdogs and shakes 🙂
Jenolan caves is another one must do where you get to Go inside the caves with a guide. You can choose which cave you wish to visit and be ready for a real good experience.
And on the way, you also get to see the Kangaroos and feed them. They are one cute, non-hurting animals
Bald hill, Kiama blowhole, Jervis Bay white sand beach
Though the Pacific ocean road trip from Sydney to Melbourne is the most sought after, even if you don’t plan to hit Melbourne and just have a day in hand, you can visit some viewpoints on that road.
The Bald hill is one such point – don’t forget to have ice cream there too 🙂
The Kiama blowhole is another tourist attraction. Kiama means ‘where the sea makes a noise’. The blowhole can spray as they say, upto 50 litres of water to 25 m in the air.
Then there is Jervis Bay white sand beach– A must Go! It is world famous beach for having the whitest sand! Sit, relax, romance and watch the sunset in the clearest of Skies on the Beach.
Wine tasting tours
Though we couldn’t visit, but have heard there are many wine tasting tours in Sydney, which if you do have time, must go and try!
All in all, Sydney is a city that gives lively vibes and recently, and has a festival for a short duration in May and June months named Vivid Sydney festival – Do check out that as well if you are planning a trip to Sydney!
I love dancing (from Bharatnatyam to freestyle to Zumba), travelling (for work and pleasure both), watching movies, going for walks, socializing with people, and playing with my daughter 🙂
All my experiences that I pen down here will showcase that life is beautiful and can be lived with a bindaas attitude. Live full to the fullest and travel for experiences.