Although it is the sixth largest country in the world as Australia’s territory, its population is only 22 million. Sydney, Australia’s oldest and largest city, has a population of about 4 million. We strolled the beautiful city of this great continent for you and prepared you a Sydney city guide.
Sydney and serenity
Before I can start to describe this city, I must emphasize one feature. If you are coming from any city of the world, the place where you were was most likely crowded from here. Even if you come from a less crowded population than here, you’ll be surprised by the calm of Sydney. But if this is not deceiving you, the people here are energetic, full of excitement and always ready to have fun.
Where to stay in Sydney?
One of the things that makes a trip even better is the hotel you stayed in. A good evening meal or a casual bed at the hotel where you spend your day’s tiredness will double your travel enjoyment. That’s why you will have to choose a good hotel. The best way to do this is to do a little research on online booking sites. Carefully review the comments of the hotels in the city and choose the hotel with the best comments about it. So you can start your journey by getting the comfort of rest.
You have two options in this city. The first is the hostel, the second is the hotel. If your holiday budget is not high, than you can choose hostels. Sydney Harbor YHA and Wake Up are just a few of the hostels I can recommend. As a hotel, I can recommend the Vibe Hotel CBD in the city center. If you want to camp, you should go to Cockatoo Island.
Things to see in Sydney
First I would like to present you with a list of these places:
– Sydney Opera House
– The Rocks
– Royal Botanic Gardens & The Domain
– Blue Mountains
– Darling Harbor
– Bondi Beach
– Taronga Zoo
– Circular Quay
– Hyde Park
– Sydney Tower
– Daintree Rainforests
Sydney Opera House, one of Australia’s most important icons, was completed in 1973 and is one of the most important architectural structures of the 20th century. Every year approximately one and a half million people watch the performances in this magnificent building and you can join them.
In every city there are some structures that are identified with that city. In Sydney, this is the Harbor Bridge. If this bridge differs from the other bridges, because it will give you a view of the city. You can climb up to this 134 meter high bridge and watch a wonderful Sydney view.
If you are interested in the history of the city, you should go to The Rocks, Sydney’s first settlement. This neighborhood is also known as the place where the first white people came to settle centuries ago and began to colonize.
Toranga Zoo, the most beautiful zoo you can see throughout your life, covers an area of 28 hectares and houses more than two animals. This zoo also has an exquisite view of the city. You reach here by ferry, then by cable car.
The Sydney tower is also in the city center and you are climbing to the tower with a lift. The visit costs around 25 Australian dollars. Before you go upstairs, you’re watching a four-dimensional Sdyney intro film. The tower is leaving afterwards. After the view you will see from a height of 250 meters, you can fall in love with this city.
When going to Blue Maunts, which is about an hour and a half away from the city center, you will meet regular roads and wonderful nature. On this mountain you will expect a view where you will be able to watch for hours with a wonderful forest smell.
Museums and art galleries in Sydney
Museums are the heart of a city. Just as it is the heart that keeps people alive, it is also the art that gives life to it. Sydney is a museum city, in this respect. There are more than thirty museums to visit in this city. Australian Museum which is Australia’s first museum, Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art, The Art Gallery of New South Wales and The Rocks Discovery are just a few of them.
If you intend to do some shopping or get a gift for a return trip, Pitt Street shopping center, Queen Victoria and Westfields will be your place to be.
What’s to eat in Sydney?
If you are after cheap and different tastes, your goal is to be Chinatown. When you eat Chinese dishes, you can also protect your budget. Similarly, Thanon Khaosan Thai restaurant serves delicious and cheap Thai food.
The most legendary meal you can eat in this city will be in Sydney Tower. The food here may not be perfect, but when you meet with a view of Sydney from 250 meters, there is a great result.
Final tips for Sydney
– If you come across an opera show in this city, you must see it.
– If you have a chance to enter an Australian Open tennis tournament, consider this chance.
– Sydney is not a cheap city.
– Take a walk to the Three Sisters on Blue Mounts.
– You can rent a car or a caravan if you want to visit other cities of Australia.
– Stop by King’s Cross for a fun night.
– The best place to see a kangaroo is not a zoo! Ask someone and try to see the kangaroos in open-lands.
– Surf! If you do not know how to surf, there are courses you can take for this fun activity.
– If you are in the city on January 26th, you can take part in Australian day celebrations and watch fireworks display at night.
– Meet Aborigines, you will see how fun they are.
– If possible, go to this city at the beginning of the year and enjoy the new year entering in the summer!