Sydney Travel Tips
Want to hear all about Sydney? It's Australia's oldest city, the economic powerhouse of the nation and the country's capital in everything but name. It's blessed with sun-drenched natural attractions, dizzy skyscrapers, delicious and daring restaurants, superb shopping and friendly folk.
And want to know what to see in Sydney? Although it's come a long way from its convict beginnings, Sydney still has a rough and ready energy, an invigorating blend of the old and the new, the raw and the refined. While high culture attracts some to the Opera House, bohemian history and gaudy nightlife attract others to Kings Cross.
Set on a picturesque natural harbor, Sydney is blessed with over 37 beaches, most of them just a hop, skip and a jump away from the center of the busy city action. While it may seem all work in ...
Blessed with warm weather and sunshine most of the year round, Sydney’s parks, gardens and beaches are perfect for picnicking. Here’s our pick of the bunch: 1. Royal Botanic Gardens The Royal ...
Sydney is a great family destination so if you’re traveling with kids you won’t struggle to find things to keep you all entertained. Here’s my pick of the best! 1. Powerhouse Museum, Darling ...
Written by Brooke, Australia, August 2012
One might consider Australia to be the land of adventure activities – well, if New Zealand
hadn’t already beat them to that title. Just about anywhere in this
country, a visitor can throw ...
Written by Emma, Australia, February 2012
February marks the last four weeks of the Australian summer and Sydneysiders are determined to make the most of it! Check out some of the events happening in Sydney, Australia this month.
Written by Emma, Australia, January 2012
Sydney ’s heritage buildings continue to stand the test of time. A wander around the historic ‘ Rocks ’ area to the west of Circular Quay will give you a small taste of the city’s history in ...
A 90-minute train ride separates visitors from Sydney city and the beautiful Blue Mountains. It’s just an hour and a half to fresh, clean air, speckled with breezes of eucalyptus, and plenty of ...
If you are lucky enough to be in Sydney between May 25 and June 11, then you’re in for a treat, as the city’s iconic landmarks become a spectacular canvas of color and light during the Vivid ...
Written by Undercover American, Australie, October 2010
Even if you are not the type of person who wants to jump off a sheer cliff over the ocean, you might want to consider watching other people do it. Bald Hill is about an hour South of Sydney. There ...
When Sydney lovers speak of this city's beauty, they are often referring to the beauty that comes from being a city on a harbor, and with close proximity to beaches of worldwide fame. The water ...
Written by Emma, Australia, June 2012
You don’t have to be an opera fan to get inside and enjoy all that the Sydney Opera House has to offer. There are numerous ways to make the most of your visit to this world famous icon. Editor’s ...
From May to December, whales are commonly sighted on their annual migration along the New South Wales coast and it is possible to see them up close from Sydney .
Seeing whales up close is a ...
Vivid Sydney (May 27 to June 13)
There’s a few more days left to catch the spectacular light
installations on the city’s iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House
and Harbour Bridge. 3D ...
Written by Brooke, Australia, February 2013
One of the beautiful features of Sydney, besides its laid-back attitude, huge selection of trendy restaurants and bars, and shopping, would have to be its close proximity to the water. Sydney not ...
Beautiful Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine growing region and lies just two hours north of Sydney . Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Sydney Things to Do blog . ...
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