There are two types of people in the world: The first ones are those who like travelling and intend to visit their dream destinations at some point in their life, and second ones are those who cannot wait for another day to satiate their wanderlust and have already set out to explore the places they wish to see. An intense craving to travel and explore the unknown comes naturally to us. There would barely be anyone who doesn’t like to tread on the path that leads to distant, far-off, and unknown lands where nobody knows you, not even your name.

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Sydney harbour bridge

If you fall into the second group of people, have your passports stamped, bags packed, and tickets booked to set route to Sydney, gear up for some amazing and memorable times of your life. Over the past decade, Sydney has emerged as a prime destination in the global tourism industry. Lively, warm, and sunny and with a chic and trendy overall flair, Sydney is a cosmopolitan city that is home to one of the most prized tourist attractions of the city, as well as some of the most hotly anticipated global festivals and occasions.

Visit the botanical gardens, sit on a park bench and read your favourite book, hang out at the best burger joints in town, or let yourself engulf in the view of the Opera House from Sydney harbour bridge – you won’t be short of things to do while you are in Sydney.

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Here, some of the best things to do in Sydney, those that will help you make the most of your stay.

  • Spend a Day at the Beach
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Bondi beach, Sydney

Sydney is blessed with the most exquisite beaches in the world. They lie in all their glittery and sandy glory, spread over miles across the never-ending coastline. You can relax on the sun loungers by the beach, surf along the crashing tides, or just reserve a day for some fun on the beach.

  • Go for a Ferry Ride

Australia Day in Sydney

Many ferry services operate near Sydney harbour and take the visitors and sightseers on a magnificent 30-minute ferry ride across the bridge and along the harbour. The rides are economical and offer a great means to cruise around Sydney Harbor to cherish the magnificent views.

  • Get Lost in the Blue Mountains

Pack your backpack, put on those trekking boots, and set course for the magnificent Blue Mountains that stand tall in their elegant glory on the outskirts of Sydney.

  • Visit Local Museums

Sydney is home to several museums that have preserved the rich cultural and ancient heritage of the city. Most of these museums, including The Museum of Contemporary Art, White Rabbit Gallery, The Rocks Discovery Museum, and the Australian National Maritime Museum offer free entries and present exquisite illustrations, runes, and other relics of the modern as well as the colonial era.

  • Attend a Multitude of Events

Sydney takes pride in celebrating its cultural diversity and frequently organises cultural nights as well as daytime events. These social gatherings allow the people hailing from different ethnic and cultural origins to socialize, mingle and get to know about each other’s cultures, countries, and history.

Traveller's guide to Sydney