Sydney is one of the coolest cities in the world, home to the Harbor Bridge and the iconic Opera House. You have a lot here and with our three-day guide you wont waste a second soaking up the vibes.
For your first day we suggest rising early and visiting the main attraction of Sydney, the Opera House. It’s important to arrive early to avoid the huge amount of tourists that flock to the attraction mid morning. This place is a masterpiece of architecture and you will be certainly impressed. We would typically spend the morning here to enjoy the views of the harbor and atmosphere it brings. Situated in the main harbor, this icon is very easy to navigate to. Even if you have decided to stay a little further out-of-town, you will have plenty of public transport option. Click here for more info
The afternoon get even more fun. Before arriving, we suggest you book your tickets in advance to climb the Sydney harbour bridge (website here). The tour lasts a couple of hours, taking you to the top of the Harbor Bridge and showing incredible views of the city. Plus how cool would it be to say that you have climbed it?
Don’t worry safety is paramount for these guys and you are attached to the railings at all times. You even have a training session before you being your climb with the fully experienced guide. Enjoy!
For the evening we suggest you a nice relaxing walking along the harbour and stopping off in a bar for well-earned Aussie beer. Great day full of fun and what a way to start you Sydney break!
Today is a much more relaxed day and much less walking. Today we suggest you make your way to the harbor once more but this time catch the ferry to Manly. The ferry is regular though out the day but please check before your trip (click here for website). The ferry across to Manly is worth the $10 dollars in itself as you get the perfect view of both the Opera House and Harbor Bridge in the distance as you leave, so have your cameras at the ready (stand at the back of the boat for the perfect shot).
Manly itself is a beach town, known for its surfing and rugby. Once docked, walk through the small town center to reach the beach. Here you can enjoy a picnic or even try your hand at the surf school. We would recommend the Manly Surf School. If surfing isn’t your thing then you can always relax by the man-made sea pools, perfect for taking a dip to cool down in. Manly beach has plenty of nice eateries and ice cream stalls to temp you from you sun loungers, so don’t get to comfy!
On your return back to the Sydney Harbour, swing a left and walk past the Opera House to the incredible Botanical Gardens. You can spend a whole day in the area, but it’s deffinatly worth a couple of hours of you day to explore. You have collections flora from around the world with perfect views of the Harbour itself.
For the evening we suggest you take a walk around Darling Harbor, her you have beautiful boats and yachts parked up, a huge range of restaurants to choose from ranging in price. If you would like a more oriental meal, Sydney has a great China town not too far from the Harbor also. Click here for more Darling Harbour information.
OK, so after your rest day, its time to get those walking shoes back on because today you will enjoy the Coogee to Bondi coastal walk! This walk is around 7km and takes about 3 hours. This walk really shows off the Aussie lifestyle, with people relaxing on the beach, taking a dip in the sea and of course the totally awesome surfers catching the perfect wave. The walk is very easy with a good path throughout. Depending where you are staying, you may need to take public transport to Coogee and then a separate bus from Bondi once you finish. Check buses here.
Such a beautiful walk and trust me, you wont be disappointed. Taking in 6 different beaches and three peninsula points, you will be spoilt for choice where to stop for pictures.
In the evening we suggest finishing you Sydney get away in style by booking a table at the Sky Tower for diner and drinks. The restaurant rotates whilst you enjoy your meal, meaning you get 360′ views of the whole of Sydney. What a way to finish! Check it out here.
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