Sydney – Australia’s most popular city to visit and the largest metropolis in the country absolutely begs to be visited, so if you’re planning a holiday Down Under be sure to include this must-visit city in your itinerary during your time in the country. In fact, as you’ll probably be flying into Sydney International Airport, you may not have a choice but to spend some time here! Here are some of the most popular things to see and do while in Sydney.
Sydney’s most iconic beach actually isn’t its most beautiful but there’s so much going on here that you don’t want to miss the opportunity to visit it. Bustling throughout the day and night, it features many great restaurants and bars, there are many fashionable places to shop and, of course, there’s the beach. The neighbouring beach at Bronte is one of the most beautiful beaches in Sydney.
Sydney Opera House
It’s one of the most iconic sights in Australia despite the controversy surrounding its design and construction all those years ago, so if you’re in town, make sure you visit it even if you don’t go inside. Nowadays there are many concerts held here, so if there’s something on that interests you, it’s a great place to spend a few hours listening to live music. It’s beautiful at all times of the day and night too, so be sure to see it under the sun and under the moon.
One of the most magnificent natural wonders in the area (there are many), Darling Harbour is one of the most popular places to visit while in the city. While you’re on a cruise you can take in the Sydney Harbour Bridge but you can also join a whale watching tour at certain times of the year as the whales make their way north and then back south once again.
Whale watching in Sydney is very popular and tours tend to get booked out quickly on the day, so it’s well-worth booking ahead to make sure that you don’t miss out. Here are a few more handy tips to help you make the most of your time in Sydney watching whales in the wild:
- Go at the right time of year. The times of the year when you can join a tour are mid-may through to July and September through to mid-November.
- Go at the right time of day. While there’s no ‘best time of the day’ to watch whales, the ocean tends to be calmer in the morning so bear this in mind if you get seasick.
- Research suitable tours. Some cruise operators offer better tours than others so look for online reviews to source the best tour operator to book a tour with.
Those are some handy tips that will help you to choose the right time and the right tour to join!
As you can see from the destinations and tours discussed, there’s so much to see and do in Sydney, so why not look at booking a holiday to Australia’s biggest metropolis sometime soon?