Top 5 Experiences in Sydney

“A must visit place in Australia…”

“One of the best vacation spots…”

“Such a beautiful city…”

…these are just a few of the reviews heard from people who have travelled to Sydney with us.
Considered amongst Australia’s most vibrant cities, Sydney, capital of New South Wales, offers pleasant weather, popular tourist attractions and some great local cuisine for the international visitor…

And although there’s a lot to experience in Sydney, every trip starts with a visit to arguably its most famous attraction, the Sydney Opera House. A World Heritage Site, it’s one of the greatest triumphs of modern architecture as well as one of the world’s most creative and busiest performing arts centres. Right in the heart of the business district, it’s an oasis of art and culture. An average of 1600 performances are hosted here each year including ballet, opera, theatre and more. No trip to the Sydney Opera House is complete without a stroll around the verdant and lush Royal Botanic Gardens. Take a picnic basket, lie down on the grass and make the most of Sydney’s gorgeous harbour views and sunny weather.

And when you are at the Sydney Opera House, a visit to the Harbour Bridge nearby is a must. One of the longest steel arch bridges in the world, it spans across the Sydney Harbour, connecting Sydney’s city centre to its North Shore. Apart from serving as a transportation link, it also serves as a place for some adventure. You can climb the 440 ft tall ‘coathanger’ (as Sydneysiders call it) to get a breathtaking view of Sydney’s skyline, any time of the day. Watch the sunrise, its rays waking up the city or watch the sunset, its pretty pink and orange hues spreading across the sky. If you’re a night owl, you can climb the bridge at night and take in the view of the city illuminated with sparkling lights. No matter when you go, the experience will always be an unforgettable one.

Sydney not only boasts of great architecture but also of great wildlife, which, you will find at Australia’s largest zoo- Taronga Zoo. A ferry from Circular Quay, located between the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, will bring you to the zoo in 12-odd minutes. The word Taronga is an Aboriginal word meaning “beautiful view” and whoever came up with it was most probably (we mean definitely) referring to the view of the city that you get from the zoo. Taronga, sitting on a hill, houses over 4000 animals from over 350 species. From native koalas and kangaroos to Sumatran Tigers, Asian Elephants and an extensive collection of birds, Taronga is a wildlife haven. You must not miss the QBE Free-Flight Bird Show where exotic birds soar through the sky against the Sydney Harbour skyline.

From Circular Quay, you can also take a ferry to the world famous Bondi Beach, another one of Sydney’s many natural wonders. The beach is famous, not only for its wide, crescent shape but also for the many activities that one can take part in. You can surf the waves, take a walk till the Coogee coast, shop at Bondi Markets or enjoy some lip-smacking local delicacies at one of its restaurants. You can also swim in the outdoor pools of the Bondi Icebergs Winter Swimming Club and wine & dine at its clubhouse while enjoying the beautiful view of the glistening Pacific Ocean.

But it’s not only the ocean that is blue; the mountains of Sydney seem to be covered in a blue haze too. It’s magic.

(well, it’s science)

The Blue Mountains are so named because from the city, they appear to be blue. They are clad in eucalyptus trees that release tiny droplets of oil from their leaves. These droplets cause refraction of light which produces the distinctive blue colour. To feel Sydney’s wilderness, Blue Mountains will be your best bet. With walking trails, hikes, cycling and much more, the mountains make for a great place of adventure. But The Three Sisters – an unusual rock formation located 300 feet above sea level, are its most famous landmark.. The view of the sun’s rays gracing the rock’s surface, making it glow against the green and blue of the mountain backdrop, is stunning!

Though we’ve listed just 5 places, there’s so much more to experience in Sydney. It’s a city worth visiting for its energy, its spirit and for everything it has to offer. And you’ll find all these umpteen experiences on feelaplace.com, your all-in-one travel planner. We’ll take care of your entire journey from start to end and not only help you experience Sydney but feel it as well…

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