We are on the other side of the world, in one of the most multicultural and well-known cities on the Australian continent. On the shore of Sydney Bay, the city offers us the perfect combination, pure metropolis and wild nature.
Accustomed to plan our trips and having to choose between A or B. You can't have everything – they say. City or Nature? Beach or mountain? On foot or by public transportation? Day or night? You're lucky! because this city has it all.
Its pleasant climate, similar to our Mediterranean climate, allows us to ensure a visit without an umbrella or coat at practically any time of the year. Below we tell you which places you cannot miss and what are the best plans to do in Sydney in 1 day.
In the morning
In Sydney the day starts very early. This city activates at 6AM and the sheets better not stick to us, otherwise it will be difficult to find a good place to have breakfast. Although you will see plenty of takeaway coffee places and people having breakfast on the way to work, you can choose one of the many coffee shops in “The City”. Sit back and enjoy the typical “Banana Bread”.” to start the day in true “Aussie” style.
First stop: Circular Quay. Here is one of the most photographed places in the city. The Sydney Opera House It is one of Australia's best-known architectural images and a World Heritage Site. Without moving even a bit, we only need to look up to see the other most prominent monument of the city in front of us, The Harbor Bridge.
If you are daring and not afraid of heights, do not hesitate to do the famous “Harbor Bridge walk”. A climb to the top of the bridge, where you can record in your memory one of the most spectacular and unforgettable views of Sydney.
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Next to Circular Quay is the oldest district of the city called The Rocks. One of the most visited places by tourists due to its history, live music on the streets, pubs, “food markets”, handmade clothing stores, and much more.
Plus, The Rocks has the perfect place if you want to learn a little more about the Australian and Aboriginal Culture: The Museum of Contemporary Art. Open to the public every day for free with different exhibitions. What few people know is that on the top floor there is a cafeteria with a magnificent terrace, from where we can enjoy some of the best views of Sydney Bay.
Walking through this area it is difficult not to encounter The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney: Located in the heart of the city, they have an area of 30 hectares. Without a doubt, a place in which to get lost and discover the multiple varieties of trees, plants, flowers and even native insects that we have never seen before.
In the afternoon
Another plan that we cannot miss if we are in Sydney is to travel on one of its ferries. If it is Sunday for only 2.5$ You can travel all day, as many times as you want on any public transport, bus, train or ferry Take advantage of it! Transport in Sydney is quite expensive. There are a number of boats that leave with different routes and destinations from Circular Quay, but we advise you to visit manly. The best-known suburb of North Sydney.
Australia is one of the main destinations for surf lovers due to its paradisiacal beaches and weather conditions. Are we going to leave without trying to surf? Manly Beach It has surf schools and shops on every corner, so we advise you to opt for a fun plan to spend the afternoon alone, with your partner, among friends or with your family. Even if you don't manage to stand up the first time, laughter will be guaranteed.
Don't hesitate to check availability and prices at the most well-known school on the Northern Beaches: Manly Surf School.
However, if water sports are not your thing, to the south of the Bay is the Bondi Beach which offers the perfect alternative. One of the most beautiful “Coastal Walks” you have ever imagined.
“The Bondi to Cogee walk.” The famous walk next to the rocks of the Pacific Ocean, with a landscape that leaves anyone speechless. Crossing different beaches on the coast and leaving behind the views of the city. A visit you won't want to miss.
If we feel like taking a dip, you can swim in any “Rock Pool” that you find along the way, there are many along the coast, they are open all year round and best of all They are public! Incredible ocean views and waves crashing next to you.
“Fishbowl Manly It can be a good option for lovers of “Poké”, the typical Hawaiian dish which is so fashionable lately. This small place offers fresh, healthy, quality food at a good price.
For the most classic palates The Steyne Hotel has a variety of elaborate dishes, pizzas, pastas or hamburgers specials with Kangaroo meat. In addition, this place is full of corners where you can listen to live bands or play pool or ping pong, take some photos in the photo booth or see a skateboarding exhibition, among others. A different restaurant that will surely surprise you.
This pedestrian port area is full of bars and clubs where the atmosphere is guaranteed. You can often see fireworks displays from the water. Without a doubt, a round ending to say goodbye to Sydney.