When visiting Australia, Sydney is one of the top destinations on most people’s lists. Often referred to as ‘the lucky country because of its warm climate and many natural wonders, there are so many fun things to do in this coastal city that you would need months just to scratch the surface!
If you’re looking for a list of ten must-see attractions then look no further than the list below:
1) Sea Life Aquarium
Darling Harbour Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, also known as Taronga Zoo has been voted one of the best aquariums in the world with over 8,000 marine animals. If you love all things aquatic and sea-dwelling creatures such as fish, reptiles and mammals, this is the place to go.
There are also shows and interactive experiences which allow visitors to get closer than ever before to some of Australia’s most interesting creatures.
2) Sydney Opera House
Circular Quay The iconic Sydney Opera House was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon in 1957 after winning an international design competition. It has 3 main theatres as well as other smaller performance spaces but what makes it truly unique is that it consists of a large number of interlocking shells giving it a rounded look from all angles.
Visitors can take daily tours through the building where they will be able to see for themselves why this UNESCO World Heritage site is considered one of the examples of 20th Century Architecture in the world.
3) Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk While you might not be able to swim at this beach, the lush coastal walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach is still a brilliant outdoor activity and one of the most popular things to do in Sydney.
The walk takes you through many famous Sydney beaches such as Tamarama, Bronte and Clovelly before arriving at your final destination of C Coogee Beach. Along the way, there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops which sell anything you might need for a perfect day out on the beach.
4) Royal Botanic Gardens – Farm Cove
The Royal Botanic Gardens were established in 1816 by Governor Macquarie and comprise 140 hectares of beautiful gardens and lawns containing over 8500 species of Australian plant life. These are best viewed during the spring when everything is in bloom or during the annual autumn-winter Festival of Flowers.
5) Scenic World
Katoomba Scenic World consists of five independently themed attractions including Featherdale Wildlife Park, Skitube Alpine Railway, The Explorer Bus, Scenic Cableway & Skyway as well as numerous cafes bars and restaurants.
The attractions are all located on top of 1200 metre high cliffs which offer some amazing views out over the Jamison Valley below!
6) Warragamba Dam
Warragamba Dam is Australia’s largest water supply dam with a huge 4100 megalitre capacity. Visitors to the dam can take an hour-long tour through the underground facilities where they will learn about how it was built and how it provides water for over 1 million people in Sydney’s water supply.
7) The Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains are a range of sandstone peaks located 100kms west of Sydney, named after their distinctive blue haze which often hangs above them on humid days. There are many activities you can do including bushwalking or just driving along lookouts taking photos of the breathtaking scenery.
8) Hunter Valley – Pokolbin
One of Australia’s most famous wine regions, Hunter Valley is home to some award-winning vineyards as well as fun tours and cellar door experiences. If you’re looking to enjoy the scenery as well as the wine be sure to visit during spring or autumn when there are many festivals taking place.
9) Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk
Sydney Take the time out of your day and enjoy what nature has provided us with by taking a walk along with any one of the numerous coastal walks in Sydney. One particularly good option is that between Bondi Beach and Coogee which takes around four hours for an average person to complete.
Along the way you will pass through several beaches, areas of bushland and local villages where you can stop for some food or drinks. This makes for a perfect full day activity adventure.
10) Royal National Park – Sutherland
Taking up nearly half of the land space in Sutherland Shire, the Royal National Park consists of over 15,000 hectares making it the third-oldest national park in the world. It is home to some spectacular scenery including Govetts Leap, Loftus Peak and Bundeena Lookout.
The park also contains many walking trails ranging from easy to expert so there’s something for everyone.
So that are the Sydney attractions top 10. You might want to check them out.