Sydney is Australia’s most glamorous city with so much to offer and every weekend something new to discover. Many have made the move there and never looked back, finding the relaxed lifestyle, great weather and festival-like atmosphere too good to pass up. If you’re thinking about relocating to the harbour city, here’s 5 cool things you’ll to get to visit whenever you want as a local!
Sydney Harbour & Ferries
There are few things more spectacular than standing on the deck of a Sydney ferry as it departs Circular Quay and heads out into the harbour on a sunny day. A ride on the ferry to Manly is a must do for any first timer and will dazzle beyond your expectations. Those famous landmarks – the harbour Bridge and the Opera House – flank your departure and then you pass the many islands, bays and glamorous backyards of the waterfront mansions Sydney is famous for.
Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk
The Australian coastline is truly spectacular and Sydneysiders can enjoy it up close and personal on the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk. Taking in some of Sydney’s most famous beaches and most gorgeous natural scenery, the walk hugs 6 kilometres of coast with plenty of places to stop for a rest, a swim or even lunch.
The Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge
These two famous Sydney landmarks are iconic to Australia and even more impressive in reality than they are on the front of a postcard. It’s a gorgeous walk along the waterfront around the opera house and over to the bridge, allowing you to take in the views of both from all angles. If you’re brave enough you can even do the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb to enjoy spectacular views of the city and harbour.
Darling Harbour has something for everyone and continues to be a favourite spot for Sydneysiders to head to for family leisure time or nights on the town. There is an aquarium, museums, playgrounds and regular activities and events for the kids, while the adults are more than catered to with Imaxx cinemas, theatres, restaurants and bars. There are also dozens of firework displays held there throughout the year.
Queen Victoria Building
Sydney is oozing with history and one of the best places to experience its colonial heritage is at the Queen Victoria Building. Its ornate architecture is only half the attraction though, it also has some of the city’s best shopping and greatest food, all in one handy undercover location.
Our comprehensive Sydney city guide contains everything you need to know about Sydney and more. From its sights and attractions, to how to get around, we also give you an overview of the suburbs to help you decide where to live, for whatever stage of life you’re in.