Sydney Travel Guide – Where to Go and What to Do in Sydney
Sydney, the state capital of the New South Wales, has been described by many as a sort of exhibitionist, with all its glitter and glory. From its sunny beaches to its twinkling sandstone coves and from its famed harbor to its access to the Pacific Ocean, one cannot deny the fact that it is befitting of this title. But there is more to this Australian city than just these things: the city, together with its nearly 5 million residents, is where business hubs, culture, and creativity blend well together.
With all these being pointed out, you should know that, if your next travel plans involve a trip to this beautiful city, the following are the places that you should not fail to wander to.
- Circular Quay
To start things off, head to Circular Quay to have your breath taken away by the grandeur of the Harbour Bridge. Next stop is the Opera House, wherein its sails are sure to magnetize you on the spot. If you are into art, you will be happy to know that there is a great stop for you to make here too: the Museum of Contemporary Art, which is housed by a building designed way back in the 30s. There’s also the Customs House Library for you to peruse the books of. A few steps away is the Museum of Sydney.
- Bondi Beach
One thing you need to know about Bondi is that, once you set foot on it, you probably would not want to leave. Surfing lessons are offered here, but if you are not into this kind of water sport, you can always just chill while sunbathing or take a dip into one of its clear-watered beaches. It is also here where you will find majestic stretches of coves and sandstone cliffs.
- Sean’s Panaroma
If gastronomic delights are what you are after, then head to Sean Moran’s Sean’s Panaroma, which can be found just above Bondi Beach. Even if tourists flock to this dining establishment, you can rest assure that it still has a neighborhood dining vibe. Unpretentious, the Panaroma team only makes use of the most exquisite and fresh ingredients. A full-course meal is recommended, but if the price is too steep for you, you can always just check the other offerings – they’re all worth it.
- Surry Hills Galleries
There are several art galleries for you to visit at the Surry Hills. First, there is the Brett Whiteley Studio, which still houses unfinished paintings, books, art equipment, and a wall covered with graffiti, images, and quotes. Then there is also the First Draft Gallery, which is a must-visit for new artists who want to feast upon works of art in their department.
- Oxford Street and William Street
If you are hoping to do some shopping while in Sydney, then Oxford Street is a great place to start. Local shops here are quite famous, such as the Sass & Bide, located at No. 132. Another excellent choice is the High Tea with Mrs Woo, which you will find at No. 72B. Head to No. 33 William Street (which sits right beside Oxford) to see what Collette Dinniganhas to offer, No. 29 for Belinda Seper, and No. 43 for Belinda and the Corner Shop.