Sydney is only a short hour or two away from Australia’s largest cities. Whether you are flying from Melbourne, Brisbane or feel like making the trek from Adelaide, Sydney is one of Australia’s favourite destinations – and for good reason. Don’t let this amazing city sit enjoyed by only its locals.
Or if you’re from Sydney, playing tourist in your own city is one of the best ways to spend your weekends. Don’t wait for an interstate visitor to arrive before you start exploring your backyard.
Here are a few of our favourite things to do while in Sydney no matter the season or weather.
1. GO SAILING
Why do you think most of Sydney’s most memorable landmarks are clustered around the harbour? Short answer – because it’s stunning!
Book yourself a yacht, spend a day on the water and go visit all of the sites that you normally see in movies whenever Sydney appears. (Opera House, Sydney Harbour bridge etc.)
We sailed with East Sail.
Here’s a .gif of Zac Efron sailing. Enough said.
2. EAT SOMETHING
We are completely biased, Melbourne has some of the most amazing food. Sydney comes in a close second with amazing restaurants with views you can’t find in Melbourne.
Eat at The Rocks (it’s a suburb on the harbour) to enjoy Sydney Rock Oysters while enjoying a view of the Harbour and Harbour Bridge. You don’t get much better dinner with a view than this.
Feeling Fancy? Spice Temple by Celebrity Chef Neil Perry is pretty amazing. Don’t miss it.
3. LIVE THE #BEACHLYF
Sydney has some of the best beaches IN THE WORLD. Nobody can deny that, even us proud Melbourne-siders (what even is St. Kilda beach??)
From Bondi to, the arguably better, Coogee beach, take the hour long walk between both and enjoy the coastline.
Everyone Some would argue that this is better done in warmer weather, so perhaps wait until the Winter Freeze is over.
4. GET SOME CUL-CHA
When you finally feel like it’s time to stop trawling blogs and instagram’s, take a trip to one of Sydney’s many art galleries.
Home of the Archibald Prize, The Art Gallery of NSW is Sydney’s most popular with something for everyone. From classical, contemporary and modern galleries from around the world, if you don’t like it here, than it’s time to reconcile the fact that art isn’t for you.
For the bolder of art tastes, check out the Musuem of Contemporary Art. Purist beware, experimental works lay in wait.