One of the world’s most sophisticated cities is Sydney. It is also the oldest and the biggest city in Australia. Behind the busy metropolis and picturesque skyline, Sydney is the home to beautiful beaches, historical landmarks, impressive architecture and varied cultures and traditions. As a first-time visitor, deciding on where to go around Sydney can be overwhelming. Get your map of Sydney ready as we take a tour to some of the must-see sights in Sydney.
- Sydney Harbour Bridge
Before the Sydney Opera House was constructed, the Sydney Harbour Bridge or the “coathanger” was the most popular landmark in Sydney. Built in 1932, the coathanger connects the city’s business district to the North Shore. Those who are adrenaline junkies can book a climb to this 135-metre architectural marvel.
- Sydney Opera House
Situated at Bennelong Point, Sydney Opera House is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also one of the most iconic landmarks in Australia. The Opera House is among the busiest performing arts centres in the world. In fact, at least 2,500 events, concerts and recitals are put on show here.
- Darling Harbour
Near the city centre is Darling Harbour. Tourists and locals frequently visit this part of Sydney because of the entertainment complex housed here. There are also shops and restaurants in every nook and corner of Darling Harbour. On weekends, the area is very alive and vibrant due to weekend activities being held here. Oh, don’t miss the fireworks show every Saturday!
- Sydney Olympic Park
Just a few kilometres away from the business district lay Sydney Olympic Park. It is a multipurpose venue used for various sports and cultural events. After a tiring day, visitors can relax at parklands and establishments near the Olympic Park
- Luna Park Sydney
Built in the 1930s, Luna Park is an amusement park located at Milson’s Point. This is the best place for families to bond and have fun. Kids and those young at heart can enjoy the Ferris wheel, Coney Island and Tumble Bug, among others.
- Sydney Tower
This 309-metre high structural spectacle is the tallest building in Sydney. The skyscraper is standing high at Market Street and is called by different names, such as Sydney Tower Eye and Centerpoint Tower. Atop, tourists can have a 360-degree view of the city while munching tasty cuisines at a revolving restaurant.
- Royal Botanic Gardens
Who would’ve thought that at the heart of a bustling city, there is a tranquil oasis waiting for you to discover? One of the best parts of Royal Botanic Gardens is the Palace Rose Garden that is home to more than 1,500 roses. The garden can be visited by tourists all year round.
- The Rocks
The Rocks can be found at the heart of Sydney. The area is a historical site and an important tourist destination. Take a look back at the colonial era as you stroll around the district.
- Taronga Zoo
Taronga Zoo is Sydney’s city zoo. This attraction highlights eight zoogeographic areas spread across the 52-acre zoo. It houses more than 2,500 animals of various species. Among the wildlife you can see here are leopards, giraffes, koalas and kangaroos.
Treat yourself with mouth watering Chinese cuisines and specialties after shopping for Chinese items and products. During the Lunar New Year celebration, the streets of Chinatown are becoming more high-spirited and lively. If you want authentic Asian gastronomical experience while in Sydney, head to Dixon Street between Darling Harbour and Central Station.