Sydney is the ultimate choice for beach lovers and sunshine seekers.The most famous beaches include Coogie, Bondi, and Manly.
The Australian capital is built around extended cultural heritage too. You can enjoy visiting many museums as the Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Australian National Maritime Museum and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The most famous and extremely astonishing attraction in the city is the Sydney Opera House with its eternal sea view.
In this article, we will provide you with the ultimate Sydney traveler’s guide which includes the best city attractions and some tips to actively save time and money from expensive time-consuming activities.
Tips to ace Sydney.
1.Buy an Opal card.
The public transport system in Sydney is easy to use and affordable when you use an opal card as your integrated payment method.
This card can be used on trains, buses, trams, and ferries.
You should only keep recharging it with money from any train station or some stores.
The Opal card will save you money on your travel with special discounts for its carriers.It will also help you reach most attractions such as Bowral and the Blue Mountains.
2.Plan for plenty of lost time.
Sydney as a city lacks fast, easy to use mass transport system as subway and metro stations.
The available options are trains, every 15 minutes and buses which are usually half-hourly or hourly but they are sometimes late.
Another special transport for Sydney are the ferries but they are not that frequent.
The ferries can be the best way to travel to some places and enjoy the amazing sea view.
So the best advice here is to plan your trip with plenty of time in between visits as sometimes the first way through the city is walking due to the heavy traffic.
The shops and restaurants usually close early, it is not common to find late night restaurants or shops. Most shops in Sydney will close around 5 pm. In CBD usually shops open till 7 pm while most of the other places close at 5 or 6 pm.
On Thursday the late night shopping is available till 9 pm in some places. You will usually stay late on your trips and tours, so here is a list of some great restaurants which stay open for late such as Hot Star Large Fried Chicken, Golden Century, Chat Thai, Mr. Wong, Unicorn Hotel, The Paddington, The Paddington, Mr. Crackles Carryout, BL Burgers and Thirsty Bird.
4.The downtown is not your only concern.
We have to admit that Sidney contains many great restaurants and coffee shops in downtown but you should not just stay in the city center for all the time.
If you will be visiting the beaches more you should try to stay in beachside areas like Manly or Bondi.
The Paddington, Surry Hills and Darlinghurst are the best locations to stay if you are going to shops, and restaurants a lot.
Music lovers and nightlife seekers should definitely stay in Chippendale or Newtown where you can enjoy lots of live music plays, late-night shopping, and walking distances.
5.The galleries are free
When you are visiting any country the galleries are the places which will give you the best idea about the history, culture, and future of the country.
Fortunately, many galleries are totally free in Australia such as the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
On the other hand, even the best museums in the city will cost between 5$ to 15$.
The Top Sydney Attractions
1.Sydney Opera House
The top attraction in the Australian capital and one of the world’s greatest icons. The marvelous building shaped like bowing sails settled on an island surrounded by water.
The activities to do there are endless, so you will never regret the visit. You can take memorable photos by the seaside, relax at a restaurant or take a tour of the opera house. The tour will show you all about the history and contents of the amazing building which includes theatres, studios, a cinema and exhibition rooms. The tours start every half an hour from 9 am to 5 pm through the day.
It is to be mentioned that the building is undergoing an upgrade until early 2021 but it surely won’t affect your visit.
2 Sydney Harbour Bridge
The city most famous landmark before building the opera house. The bridge built in 1932 still the world’s largest steel arch bridge. It connects the south and north shoes in one curve with a height of 134 meters above the water.
The bridge carries two lanes for trains and eight lanes for traffic. A harbor tunnel was constructed in 1992 to ease traffic jams. You can walk or drive over the bridge to for the amazing panoramic view of the city and harbor.
If you are adventurous enough you should climb the 135-meter summit by booking a ticket to the
Sydney BridgeClimb. This is unforgettable climb which takes 3.5-hour climb to the top of the outer arch of the bridge in groups of 13 climbers.
This harbor is thought by the visitors to be the most beautiful natural harbor all over the world.
The harbor built on 150 miles of shoreline and 30 square miles of water.
Landmarks like Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens preside and can be seen from the shores. The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge towers over the harbor’s water.
The best view can be seen from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, where you can enjoy the view at the tip of one of the areas peninsulas.
The visitors of the harbors have plenty of options to enjoy their time. A simple walk will be amazing. A lunch by the seaside can be the highlight of your visit, plenty of shops are available for shopping.
If you have enough money you should take a ferry at sunset, you will never regret it.