Sydney is a vibrant, lively metropolis that is steeped in colourful history and whether you’re staying for a week or a month, there’s plenty to see and do in this unique coastal city. Of course, every visitor to Sydney must experience the amazing Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House and if you are planning your stay, here are some of our favourite attractions in Sydney.
- Helicopter Tour – This is the ultimate way to experience Sydney and surrounding areas, including the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley. There are quite a few tours to whet your appetite and you can marvel at Sydney Harbour, then enjoy a low flight along Bondi Beach before the pilot turns left and heads to the stunning Blue Mountains. You can have lunch at one of the top vineyards in Hunter Valley and sample some of the best wine produced in Australia.
- Whale Watching – You simply must experience whale watching in Sydney from one of the specialised boats that offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get close-up with these majestic creatures. Learn about whale behaviours online to enrich the experience and who knows, you might get to see a full breach, when the whale leaves the water. A Google search will take you to a leading whale watching tour operator, where you will find all the information you need. You are advised to book early to avoid disappointment, as whale watching is probably the most popular tourist activity of them all.
- Taronga Zoo – Sydney’s best loved zoo overlooks the scenic Sydney Harbour and is located on Bradley’s Head Road in Mosman. Here you can experience being close up with Sumatran tigers, Asian Elephants, Chimpanzees and all the species of Kangaroo. This makes for a great day out and will be very educational for you and your kids. There is very diverse wildlife in Australia and the zoo takes care of giraffes, gorillas and meerkats, all of which are endangered species.
You are probably going to spend at least one week in this amazing city, which isn’t enough time to see and experience everything the city offers the tourist. Search online for a long list of local attractions and you can book your holiday day by day; that way you won’t waste valuable time. The above 3 options should definitely be on your list, especially the whale watching, which is a one-off opportunity.