It’s Christmas time and many of us are making lists and checking them twice. This is traditionally a time for giving, but there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself too. If you love to travel, and you’ve got aspirations to explore more in the New Year, you may be thinking about potential destinations. If city breaks are your thing, why not take a trip Down Under and visit scintillating Sydney? Here are just some of the reasons Sydney should be next on your wish list.
The sights and attractions
There are so many things to do in Sydney, and there is absolutely no risk of anyone getting bored. Whether you’re flying solo, you’re holidaying with friends, or you’re taking the kids, you won’t be disappointed. It’s always a good idea to plan a rough itinerary before you go to make sure you don’t miss anything. Highlights include Sydney Harbour and the iconic Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. This is a quirky part of town nestled on the water, which is home to independent shops and eateries and a host of street stalls. Catch a boat and enjoy the views as you make your way to Manly Beach or Watson’s Bay or stay on dry land and spend the day at Taronga Zoo or the Museum of Sydney. If you’re feeling adventurous, the famous bridge climb is a must. This is the best way to appreciate the scale and beauty of Australia’s most popular city.
Although Australia enjoys seasonal weather, the range of conditions is much narrower than in the UK, and you can expect temperate climes all year-round. In the summer, the mercury rises, and this is a great excuse to hit the nearby beaches of Bondi and Coogee. Bondi is a major tourist trap, so try and get there early to enjoy the views and catch some waves before the crowds arrive. The coastal walk to Coogee is a perfect way to blow away the cobwebs and take advantage of the stunning rugged coastline.
Sydney is a bustling, enigmatic city. There’s always something going on, it’s always busy, and there’s a great vibe. The harbour is the heartbeat of the city, and it’s well worth whiling away the hours with a cool drink or lunch with a view on the waterfront. As you go further into the CBD, you’ll find an array of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as hotels and markets. You can indulge your cultural side at the city’s museums or chill out in the Royal Botanic Garden or Hyde Park. Enjoy the thrills and spills of Luna Park or meet some of Oz’s native residents at Featherdale Wildlife Park. As the sun sets, head to vibrant King’s Cross for a night on the tiles or catch a gig in Darlinghurst.
If you’re looking for a unique city break, which gives you the chance to do everything from surfing and soaking up the rays to seeing koalas, perusing galleries and scaling one of the world’s most iconic structures, look no further than Sydney!
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