|When people think of Sydney, usually two things spring to mind – the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and both are an iconic part of the city’s landscape and architecture.
The Sydney Opera House was opened in 1973 and its modern and striking design make it one of the most photographed buildings in the world. If you can catch a performance here it makes it all the more special.
Nearby is the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This has been standing far longer than the Opera House as it was opened in 1932. You can walk across the bridge or travel over by car or train also, and for a very unique experience you can try a Bridge Climb where you climb to the top of the arch!
One of the best ways to enjoy the city is to make use of a tourist bus, called the Sydney Explorer. This tours the city on a loop and has 27 stops where you can hop on and hop off as many times as you like within a day. The bus makes it more convenient to explore the city as it stops at all the major tourist attractions.
Another good way to see the city is from up high! A visit to the Sydney Tower (also called Centrepoint Tower) gives you a view from the tallest structure in the city which stands 305 metres tall. The observation deck is at a height of 250 metres and gives amazing 360 degree views of the city.
Like most large cities, Sydney has many museums and galleries on offer. These include the Australian Museum and the Museum of Sydney amongst others. There are also a good many wildlife attractions in and around the city. The Sydney Aquarium, situated in Darling Harbour, is very popular, as is the Koala Park Sanctuary in the Outer West region of the city, whilst in North Sydney you’ll find the Taronga Zoo. The aquarium though is very large and features two underwater glass corridors for viewing various marine life including sharks and rays.
For something a bit different, visit Sydney’s theme park, called Luna Park situated near to the Harbour Bridge. This is a large theme park with a variety of rides to suit all ages. Entry is free and then you pay for a ticket to ride whichever rides you want to.
Whilst in Sydney you can soak up the sun on one of the many beaches around the city. The most famous beach is Bondi Beach which is actually the closest and most accessible one to the city centre.