Top Things to See and Do in Sydney

A holiday to Sydney, NSW is a once in a lifetime experience. Although companies such as Flight Centre have made holidays to Sydney more available and affordable, it’s still a special experience, and there’s a good chance you’ll only experience it once. Due to this, you have to ensure that you see all the top attractions during your visit. Here are just 4 of the top things to see and do in Sydney, Australia that you absolutely have to see.

Opera House

Completed in 1973, it cost 102 million Australian Dollars to build and is one of the most distinctive and recognisable buildings in the world. The Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. Over 1.2 million people go to watch performances at the Opera House annually, and you should make sure one of them when you visit. The design and the acoustics will take your breath away.

Top Things to See and Do in Sydney: Opera House at night
Sydney Opera House at night

Bondi Beach

Located around 4 miles (7km) outside the tourist centre of Sydney, Bondi Beach is incredibly popular with tourists and locals alike. The beach itself is just over 1km long with separate areas for surfing and swimming. Some areas of the beach are safer than others for surfers, so check with the lifeguards: you don’t want to get caught up in the dangerous rip current. An Australian National Heritage site, Bondi Beach also holds the Guinness World Record for the largest swimsuit photo – 1,010 women took part.

Top Things to See and Do in Sydney: Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Offering views out across the city, Harbour Bridge is a must-see for all tourists; especially those who are brave enough to climb it. Harbour Bridge and the Opera House offer perhaps the most iconic view in all Australia.
It’s known as “The Coathanger” because of its curved design and it’s the sixth longest spanning arch bridge in the world. Tours run regularly through BridgeClimb, so tourists can legally climb the southern half of the bridge.

Sydney Harbour Bridge NSW Australia reflections after rain
Sydney Harbour Bridge: Photo on Flickr by Paul Bica / CC BY 2.0

Taronga Zoo

Finally, if you’re an animal lover, then Taronga Zoo is the place for you, as it’s home to some of the world’s most exotic animals. With over 4,000 animals from 350 different species (many of which are under threat), you can also learn more about conservation and breeding programs.

What are you all looking at Gorilla Taronga Zoo
What are you all looking at……. Gorilla at Taronga Zoo: Photo on Flickr by Nicki Mannix / CC BY 2.0

Hopefully this blog post on the top things to see and do in Sydney has sufficiently whetted your appetite for your Sydney adventure and has sparked your imagination. There’s so much to see and do in Sydney, it’s impossible to fit it all into one blog post.

About James Crier

I'm 22 year old history graduate keen to share my travel ambitions and experiences in informal yet informational contributions to this site. I have in the past stayed in a variety of accommodations ranging from luxurious 5 star hotels to the most basic of youth hostels, in destinations all around the world including Paphos, Paris, London Sardinia, New York and Amsterdam. My contributions will not be limited to these locations however as I have a an in-depth knowledge of many other countries and cities and I aim inspire fellow Travel enthusiasts to pursue their travel ambitions!

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