Sydney 3 Days, 3 Ways
One of the best things about exploring beautiful Sydney is the incredible variety in the type of experience you can have. Stay at one of the many cheap Sydney hotels and whether it’s beautiful beaches you’re after or the chance to bask in the city’s rich history, there is something for everyone, and Sydney sightseeing is an adventure best undertaken over at least a few days, in order to take full advantage. Here, we’ve put together three different tourist options that take in the varied and wonderful aspects of Sydney that make it one of the premier holiday destinations in the world.
The Laid Back Beach Break
Sydney boasts some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and the ocean has a strong influence on many elements of life there. A visit to Sydney is not complete without a day spend relaxing in the sun and surf and in terms of quality, we’re spoilt for choice! Depending on the type of vibe you’re looking for, you can choose from Bondi’s trendy scene full of beautiful sun-worshippers and fashionistas, Manly’s laid back surfer vibe, Coogee’s and Bronte’s family-friendly vibe or the serious surf at Maroubra. These are but a handful of the incredible options open to the beach lover, and a day spent on any one of these gems will have you coming back for more. Just remember to slip, slop and slap!
Food and Wine
Sydney is also a melting pot of cultures and you’ll find some of the most diverse, exciting and quality foods all in this one city. For high-end dining you can’t go past Testuya’s in Sydney’s city centre. Started by Japanese-born Tetsuya Wakuda, who emigrated to Australia in his twenties, Tetsuya’s is a jewel in the city’s culinary crown, but if you don’t feel like dishing out the big bucks, there are several other fantastic options in terms of sampling the local produce. North Bondi Italian food right down on Bondi beach offers a fun, frenetic vibe with high quality meals, or for an explosion of multicultural fare wander down Newtown’s King street of an evening where you’ll find everything from exquisite and low-priced Thai food to African fusion. Wherever you go in Sydney, there’ll be a culinary treat to unveil.
Historical Sydney and Harbour Activities
Visitors to Sydney can’t go past the city’s rich colonial history, and a Sydney sightseeing bus tour is the perfect way to cover several in the space of a day. Driving around the Rocks, the city centre and the Eastern Suburbs you’ll discover areas that were originally inhabited by Indigenous Cadigal people and then colonised by British and Irish convicts, evolving eventually into colonial settlements that grew into the communities and suburbs we recognise today. You can also learn about the history of the harbour and participate in a range of harbour activities for every taste–whether you climb the bridge or take a thrilling jet-boat tour around the harbour itself, Sydney’s beautiful and legendary harbour will not disappoint the tourist.