The most populous city in Australia, Sydney is considered to be the unofficial capital of the country. After all it is here, where many of the most iconic photos of the country have been taken.
Between the city lifestyle and the nearby beautiful beaches and hiking trails, Sydney provides a place for visitors to explore a thriving metropolis and nature just moments from each other.
The city is served by Sydney Airport, as well as the CityRail system and light rail that goes from the Central Railway Station to the suburban regions.
Explore the Harbor
What better way to explore Sydney than starting at the heart of it all, the harbor. Sydney Harbor might be one of the most iconic and well known in the world. With a skyline made famous by both the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, it is the perfect place to head to first. Wander the harbor from the famous Opera House to the Royal Botanic Gardens, and some of the very best Sydney has to offer is along the way.
No trip to Sydney is complete without taking a stroll across the Sydney Harbor Bridge. This structure provides incredible views of the region, and for the very daring, the opportunity to voyage to the very top of it via the BridgeClimb.
Plenty of Dining Options
Another great feature about Sydney is the food. There are a number of fantastic Australian chefs who are working to make their mark at some of the premiere dining spots, and there are more than a few excellent locations to grab a meal or just a snack. Plus, one of the biggest benefits of the multicultural existence of Sydney means it has a number of different imported cuisines, giving it a truly international flair.
One favorite among visitors for some real local style Australian food would be Oxford Social. For some of the freshest seafood around many love to visit either The Sardine Room or Fish at the Rocks. And for a delicious (and affordable) contemporary cafe experience, head over to the Fine Food Store for breakfast and coffee, a can’t miss spot.