Australia is definitely one of the leading countries when it comes to fabulous beaches, urban lifestyle and commitment to the ocean and extreme water sports in general. Being one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, Sydney definitely has so much to offer to the millions of globetrotters who visit every year. Here are some of the best spots that you need to check out in this fantastic city.

 

Beautiful Beaches

Australia is well-known all over the world for its magnificent sun-drenched beaches, and Sydney in particular, is attractive to the lovers of extreme water sports. Bondi beach is famous among the surfers who love to gather there to ride the waves. bondi beach

It is also known for its urban vibes and plenty of cafes where you can drink the best Australian beer. Walking along the cliffs from Bondi to Coogee will stun you for one special reason – the extraordinary ocean view. Manly beach, on the other hand, is one of the most amazing destinations with excellent shops, restaurants and a beachfront promenade.

 

Nature

The breathtaking nature is one of the symbols of the Land Down Under, especially when talking about its stunning parks. Chinese Garden of Friendship is located in the middle of Sydney’s most popular pedestrian precinct, Darling Harbour.Chinese Garden

It features an unbelievably peaceful environment that includes alleys of lush willows and a magnificent Koi pond. Such a place will help you achieve a Zen state of mind. When it comes to exploring exotic wildlife, Taronga Zoo is definitely one of the best places for that. It is located in the suburb of Mosman, and features the Koala Encounter, Lemur Adventure Park and Seal Show. This place is perfect for kids, too.Taronga

Besides the zoo, the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is also available, and it shows the largest collection of Australian marine creatures in the world.

 

History

Being the cradle of the Australia’s history, the Rocks are currently the most popular historical part of the city. This area was home to the Aboriginal people at first, and later on it was the first settlement of the convicts.TheRocks

Many museums are opened in this part of the city, such as Susannah Place Museum and The Rocks Discovery Museum. This area is connected to the rest of the city by George Street, which features a large number of churches that are architectural treasures of Sydney. Besides these sights, Queen Victoria Building is also very significant for the history and architecture. Built in a Romanesque style with stunning central dome made of stained glass, it was a market hall in the beginning. Today it is a luxurious shopping complex located in the business quarters.Randwick City

Randwick City is one of the most authentic suburbs which represents old Sydney at its finest. Houses built in Victorian style are beyond gorgeous, and great news is that you can even find authentic accommodation in Randwick Sydney which is much more affordable than in the city centre.

 

Adrenaline Rush

Extreme sports lovers who are seeking for the adrenaline rush will be thrilled to visit Sydney for various reasons. Sydney Tower is an absolute must for all the fans of breathtaking views, since the 309m high building offers the most amazing city panorama from a glass-floor viewing platform known as Skywalk.SydneyTower

Besides that, hot air balloon flights are also a huge hit, and leave you with long lasting memories. Balloon Aloft covers Australia’s most spectacular locations including Camden Valley that is located in the Sydney Macarthur Region. Bridge Climb is also very popular among the adrenaline junkies –ascending the arches of the Bridge and enjoying the iconic views of the city are guaranteed.

bridge climb

 

Contemporary Art

Surry Hills is one of the most amazing areas in Sydney, stacked with vintage boutiques, galleries, artsy cafes and modern restaurants. It is definitely the heart of this city, especially when talking about the contemporary art and urban lifestyle.GRAFFITI_SURRY HILLS_100707 - 4

Museum of Contemporary Art is also one of the sights that simply have to be seen, and it often displays controversial exhibitions. On the other hand, Cockatoo Island features amazing street art festivals. This place is rich in street murals, live performances and urban drama shows that will amaze every art lover.CockatooArt

As you can see, there are so many amazing things that should really be seen during your trip to Sydney. And what is even more fascinating – those aforementioned are just a drop in the ocean! No matter what, Sydney is definitely one of those cities you simply must love.

 

 

About the Author Nicole is an avid traveler passionate about yoga and healthy living. She always seeks new adventures and enjoys sharing her experiences with others. You can find her on Twitter and FB.Nicole Noel

 

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5 comments on “Best Spots to Visit in Sydney for an Unforgettable Vacation

  1. This arilcte keeps it real, no doubt.

  2. Pues no, decididamente no he podido ver el vídeo. Me pone realmente enferma. Es una salvajada que alguna vez será prohibida. Pero dudo mucho que este sea el sentir general y nadie se atreve a poner el casacabel al gato. Sin embargo si se atreven a matar a un toro. Cosas de la vida de este país nuestro.Un beso

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