Sydney is a city of countless wonders. One of the most vibrant metropolises in the world offers a steady balance of mesmerizing architecture, captivating surrounding nature and spectacular cityscape on the coast of Pacific. It’s impossible to enjoy everything Sydney has to offer in a short time-window, but if you’re interested where to begin, here are five things you must do if you want to see all of Sydney in two days.
Climb the Sydney Tower Eye
Sydney is an enormous city and it can be really hard to get a handle on things if you are a newcomer. This is why the Sydney Tower Eye is such a convenient landmark. As it’s 309 meters tall, it offers an unparalleled vantage point from where you can get your bearings – with a 360-degree view, you can pinpoint the things you’d like to see and how to get to them easily. Furthermore, you can rent binoculars and inspect points of interest in detail. If you plan to go visit the surrounding neighborhoods, you can use this towering landmark as a reference point, so you’ll never get lost.
Visit Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour is one of the most popular hubs in Sydney downtown (which is also known as Business Central District). It’s easy to see why – a plethora of activities on picturesque docks offer several days of fun, but if you are to pick and choose what to enjoy, visit SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Stroll over the Pyrmont Bridge and go on a shopping spree in Harbourside Shopping Centre. Additionally, if you have some extra time on your hands, enjoy a delicious meal in Cockle Bay Wharf.
Take an excursion to Randwick
Randwick is a renowned south-eastern suburb in Sydney with the population of 30,000. With quaint surroundings, picturesque houses and amazing gothic architecture, sightseeing is only one of many things to do in Randwick. Golf is very popular in the area, with the most high-end terrains you can possibly find. The Nearby Maroubra Beach is a hub of aquatic activities and local service and rentals are amazing. If you spend one out of your precious two nights in Randwick, you will surely not regret it.
Do not miss the Sydney Opera House
Of course, a first-time arrival to Sydney is nothing without a visit to the Sydney Opera House. It’s one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world and an architectural marvel. Designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon, it came to represent the entire continent of Australia. The structure almost stands on the waters of Sydney Harbour, right beside historically important Sydney Harbour Bridge, so the Panorama you can enjoy from this location is truly breathtaking. It’s open for visitors throughout the day, but it still hosts over 1,500 performances each year – which draws the audiences of around 1.2 million.
Spend an afternoon on Bondi Beach
The Australian continent is lined with amazing beaches, but none has the cultural impact of Bondi Beach. Chances are – you have heard of this beach even if you have never visited Australia. This is why you must spend an afternoon mingling with tourists and locals in its azure shallows. It’s truly a miracle how clean the water and the sand are, considering proximity to such a busy urban area. You can do many things in Bondi area – from surfing and kite running to barbeque making and simply making new acquaintances. No matter how you slice it, a day at Bondi Beach is a day well spent.
You will notice there’s a prevailing atmosphere of positivity in Sydney. Vibrant cityscape captivates first-time visitors and remains so vivid in their memories; they usually make a firm decision to return. Sydney is one of those cities that “has you at hello” and even though you will spend only two days in town, you are guaranteed to return.
About the author:
MARIE NIEVES IS A LIFESTYLE BLOGGER WHO LOVES UNUSUAL TRIPS, GADGETS AND CREATIVE IDEAS. ON HER TRAVELS SHE LIKES TO READ POETRY AND PROSE AND TO SURF THE INTERNET. HER FAVOURITE WRITER IS TRACY CHEVALIER AND SHE ALWAYS CARRIES ONE OF HER BOOKS IN HER BAG. MOST OF HER FREE TIME AT HOME SHE SPENDS WALKING HER LABRADOR RETRIEVER NAMED MAX.