Sydney, often referred to as the capital of Australia is a tourist hotspot year round with swarms of Working Holiday Maker setting up camp during the first year of their stay in Australia. With so many exciting attractions we’ve created a list of 7 Sweet Things you have to do when in town.
7. Opera Bar Sydney
The Opera Bar is a must when in Sydney, a great place to chill out for a meal, a few drinks and soak up the views and atmosphere. Located a 5 minute walk from the Sydney Opera House, it’s also within close proximity to Ferries and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
6. Bondi Beach
Bondi beach, a mecca for working holiday visa holders during the Aussie summer, you’ll find people from all over the world enjoying a swim and soaking up some rays. The beach can get awfully busy during peak periods but the atmosphere is unique and a definite must see when in Sydney.
Bondi was actually the home of the worlds first Life Saving Club and surprise surprise now we have a famous TV show called “ Bondi Rescue” .Once the sun goes down in Bondi the action starts heating up, with a stack of busy bars where you can quench your thirst or catch up for a laugh.
5. NYE Fireworks
Sydney is known worldwide for its fireworks, the romantic views of the Sydney Opera House and Bridge with the water and city skyline are simply amazing. This is a unique experience so if you’re around it’s something you must see.
Last year the T eight-hour show cost the City of Sydney Council $6.8 million and is expected to earn about $156 million which is a huge return on investment.
4. Sydney Tower Eye
Sydney Tower Eye takes you to the highest point above Sydney for breathtaking 360 degree views of the beautiful harbour city. From the golden beaches to the distant Blue Mountains, you’ll be amazed by the views.
The Sydney Tower Eye doesn’t ring a bell? Well it’s often referred to by locals as Sydney Tower, AMP Tower, Westfield Centrepoint Tower or Sydney Skytower, Centrepoint Tower, amongst other names. It has been a cornerstone of the famous Sydney skyline for the past 30 years.
The 420 windows of the tower are cleaned by a semi-automatic window cleaning machine name ‘Charlie’. ‘Charlie’ recycles and filters 50 litres of water and takes two days to clean all the windows.
3. Blue Mountains
Visiting Sydney would not be complete without a visit to the Blue Mountains. Under two hours from the city centre by road or train the Blue Mountains are one of the country’s most beautiful icons, no wonder their on the World Heritage List.
The Blue Mountains is a happening place, with village festivals and flower festivals to classic car meets, sporting events and markets.
The Blue Mountains make for the perfect holiday destination whether it’s for a day trip or a few days of relation it’s a must see.
2. Harbour Bridge
Carrying rail, car, bicycle and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney CBD and the North Shore the Sydney Harbour bridge is another icon of Australia.
Opened on March 19th 1932 by Premier Jack Lang, after six years of construction. Made of steel the bridge contains 6 million hand driven rivets. You can climb the bridge and Absorb the 360 degree panoramic views of Sydney as you journey to the summit.
1. Opera House
Did you know this was coming all along? It’s probably easy to say that the Sydney Opera house is the on Australia if not the worlds most distinguishable attractions. Constructed from 1957-1973 the Opera House was added to the world heritage list in 2007.
Positioned with the harbour ,the view from a ferry, the air, or by approach on foot, breathtaking and unforgettable. The best way to experience the bridge is definitely on foot, find a nice day in the sun, go have a couple beers at Opera Bar an then wonder of to the Harbour Bridge.
There’s heaps of options for exploring the Opera House , both inside and out that cater for all budgets. There’s many half day, full day, internal, external tours, each having it’s own way of portaying the beauty that is the Sydney Opera House
If you do go on a tour please let us know how it is and you may also like 10 Must Do Things In Sydney You Probably Don’t Know.