The main attractions in Sydney centre on Sydney Harbour. Visitors can enjoy ferry rides, swimming, hiking tours and fabulous food. Ferries take tourists to various points along Sydney. Here are five popular attractions for visitors to check out.
Known as the most beautiful harbour in the world, Sydney Harbour is the embarkation point to take in all the great sights in Sydney. Tourists can enjoy a one-day or a week holiday here. The harbour encompasses about 54 square kilometres of water where tours can be made of white sand beaches, great shopping, top-notch restaurants and the Sydney Harbour National Park. The entire family will enjoy visiting the Taronga Zoo, taking a bush walk and eating dinner on a cruise ship with a band and a dance floor.
The best way to take in Sydney Harbour is by visiting Circular Quay, which is a seaside terminal where visitors can book a seat on one of the many ferries that take visitors on various tours of the harbour. Tourists have the choice of many private cruise operators who offer custom tours. Choices include short tours around the harbour to more extensive excursions that offer a sumptuous dinner and evening entertainment. These ferry tours will stop at popular attractions like Darling Harbour, The Rocks and Bondi Beach. A cruise to the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge is popular for all visitors to Sydney.
Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk
Tourists who embark on the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb will be rewarded with a birds-eye view of Sydney. The trek begins at Bradfield Highway and takes you along the road deck to the pylon. From here, you climb four ladders to reach the upper arch of the bridge. Then you climb the outer arch until reaching the summit. You cross the bridge spine to finally descend back to the base at Darling Harbour. The walk takes about four hours and is limited to groups of 14 individuals.
Bondi to Coogee Beach Walk
This is an easy two-hour walk, about six-kilometres in length, along the coastal cliff in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. The views are panoramic and include parks, beaches, cliffs, bays and seaside rock pools.
Various opportunities to rest and refresh yourself are presented. This walk is dotted with cafes, restaurants, hotels, parks and takeaways. Visitors can also stop at playgrounds, toilets, change-rooms, barbecue areas and shelters for picnics suitable for the entire family. Stairways are available as access to the beaches where you can dive, swim and snorkel. Mackenzie’s Point is the spot for surfing, and Bronte Beach is special for families with children.
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world with more than 1,500 performances annually. The expressionist design has made the opera house the most distinctive in the world. It sits on the northern part of Sydney’s business district surrounded by Sydney Harbour.
Royal Botanic Gardens
This free attraction offers train tours, guided tours and authentic Australian food. Visit the Government house and the Sydney Tropical Centre for views of waterdragons, flying foxes and the outstanding Succulent Garden.