Sydney is one of the most exciting cities in Australia and has much to offer the tourist. Sydney hotels are available in a broad range of categories from budget right through to five-star so you are certain to find somewhere to stay in a matter what your budget.
As with any large city, Sydney has dozens of top tourist attractions to keep you busy for several months, but if you are planning a holiday for a short time then you will find this a handy list a real timesaver when it comes to deciding where to go.
The Beaches. Bondi Beach is probably one of the most famous beaches in Australia and is only a short distance from the CBD. The surf here is legendary, but if surfing is not your thing then you are certain to enjoy the people watching. The boulevard which stretches for the length of the beach is a popular place to sit and watch the world go by. Restaurants dot the foreshore or you can choose from dozens of takeaway eateries to while away your day.
Sydney Harbour. The harbour is probably the defining element in any description of Sydney and you if you are fortunate enough to be able to stay in a harbourside hotel you will have commanding views of one of the world’s greatest harbours. Take a ferry or a guided cruise which will take you to many highlights along the foreshore. Not only will you see mansions of the rich and famous but other important landmarks like the Opera house and Taronga zoo.
Sydney Opera House. Surely one of the most spectacular architectural achievements of the last 100 years, the Sydney Opera House is an icon famous around the world. Take in a show or just stand outside and gaze in awe at the famous sails, either way you will have a memory to last a lifetime.
Darling Harbour. Located adjacent to the CBD, Darling Harbour is a home to dozens of restaurants and eateries plus other attractions including the Sydney Maritime Museum and the conference and exhibition centre. You’re sure to find plenty to do just walking around and choosing not just somewhere to eat, but to really get into the Sydney lifestyle.
Kings Cross. Many years ago this was the seediest part of Sydney but it has now been cleaned up and is the most popular night-time destination of thousands of tourists. Of course you can still visit many adult entertainment centres and you will certainly need to be aware of the scam artists that roam the streets, but a careful stroll will give you a night full of free entertainment.
One of the easiest ways to get a full picture of the lifestyle that Sydney offers its inhabitants is to simply take a short stroll from your hotel accommodation and walk the streets, have a coffee in a cafe or have a few beers at a local pub. This is the best way to meet Sydneysiders and will make your stay in Sydney one to remember.
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