Planning to explore the prepossessing cityscape of Sydney, are we? Taking a stroll across the magnificence of this lively city is something many have on the top of their bucket list. But we can imagine that you would want to taste the best that Sydney has to offer. So, as your virtual tour guide and a good GFE companion, I will introduce you to the top five places that you should most definitely visit. To begin with, we have:
Sydney Opera House
We can’t sing enough praise for this beauty right here. Sydney Opera House is, without a doubt, one of the central attractions of the city. This shell-shaped Opera House sits towards the east of Sydney Harbour Bridge. The architectural elegance of this place can rock your senses if we put it like that. Sydney Opera House takes the appearance of a cluster of shells, beautifully bound together. Being surrounded by water just pours more into its mesmerizing glamor. There is a reason why it owns the title of UNESCO World Heritage site.
This stately opera house has a lot to offer when it comes to entertainment. You can march towards the opera theatre and relish some fancy opera. It also hosts ballet shows to keep you entertained. There is also the concert hall where you can catch the glimpse of some of the finest choir shows and musical performances. If you think the fun ends here, then you haven’t paid a visit to the 3 other theatres residing in the Opera House. These theatres host musical shows and stage plays.
Oh, and you can also enjoy some outdoor performances hosted at the forecourt of the Opera House. The place houses some fine restaurants as well, where you can grab a bite. Just before you leave, don’t forget to catch a few selfies around the “World Heritage Site.”
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Yes, another charming place with a “Sydney” suffix. Okay, all kidding aside, this bridge is one of the best places to visit in the city. The Harbour Bridge offers a serene moment to all the eager tourists who wish to scale the lands of Sydney. You can take a moment and appreciate the calming busy yet calming scene served to you. Nevertheless, if you are in the mood for some exhilarating action, then Harbour Bridge has some “fun activities” to offer. To begin with, you volunteer for BridgeClimb Sydney. It’s a fun and adrenaline-pumping exercise where you are offered to climb the outer arch of the bridge. Not just that, there are also different types of climbs, we wonder what they would be?
We would also advise you to catch a glimpse of the night sky around the bridge. They say it’s the most beautiful sight that you will ever get to witness. If you are a devoted foodie, then you can also munch at the numerous food joints located around the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Of course, Circular Quay had to be on the list. You know, Sydney is famous for its scenic Waterview and Circular Quay acquaints the visitors with the watery beauty of the city. You can witness numerous cruises sailing through the water and best yet, you can even join one of those cruises and enjoy a luxurious look at the city called Sydney. Just keep a camera ready as you will be bumped with several sights that are worth capturing. If you visit Sydney around the time of the annual whale migration, then you can grab the opportunity to watch some delightful acrobatics of the humpback whales. The whale season is between April and November.
There is another cool thing about Circular Quay; you can easily transverse to other popular spots around Sydney from this place. You can call this place a tourist-friendly checkpoint from where you can easily walk towards other fan-favorite spots around the city.
Because The Rocks rocks! Yeah, that’s an overused pun but we couldn’t resist it. This place preserves the strands of Sydney’s history and that’s one of the reasons for its soaring popularity. As expected, once you would want to visit the Rocks Discovery Museum when you first visit this place. Here, you can learn a bit about how this land, which was once housed convicts and criminals, came to become one of the most fascinating tourist spots.
You can stroll around the streets and grab some souvenirs from the gift shops. There are also guided tours around the place which can help you learn some more intriguing facts about the place. Feeling hungry? Well, you can always walk towards the many eateries and cafes nesting around The Rocks. While you are admiring the place, enjoy the full liberty to capture a few photos.
Royal Botanic Garden
And we have reached the gardens now, folks. What you see here is Australia’s oldest botanic garden and the most popular one as well. If you are a fan of nature’s beauty, then you will surely fall head-over-heels for Royal Botanic Garden. The vivid sight offered by the diverse greenery is just too beautiful to be expressed in mere words. Just carry a picnic basket with you and savor the serene atmosphere here.
Interestingly, there are also guided walks available here which can certainly pour more into your experience. It’s a place that offers a calming escapade from the buzzing city life. It’s always nice to catch a break from all the busy noises of the urban sphere.
So, did you enjoy this little virtual tour? Stay tuned and we will be back with some more spicy content to satiate your wanderlust