“Looking for P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney” is what you’ll be saying once you touch down in Australia’s most famous city. Just kidding, you probably won’t be saying that, but what you will be saying is “where should we start?”. From the Opera House to the Harbour Bridge and everything in between, there is so much to see and do in Sydney. This guide will help you make the most of your next visit to Nemo’s beloved city.
Top 3 must-dos
Watch the sunset over Sydney Harbour at Opera Bar.
Head to Sydney’s hottest bar, Opera Bar. Located underneath the Sydney Opera House in Circular Quay, you’ll be in a prime position overlooking Sydney Harbour. There’s no better place to indulge in a glass of white wine and some oysters as you watch the sunset.
Have some fun in Darling Harbour.
A stone's throw from Circular Quay is Darling Harbour, Sydney’s own playground. Take the ferry from Circular Quay to Pyrmont Bay for some epic views of Sydney Harbour and visit the SeaLife Aquarium, Madame Tussauds or the National Maritime Museum while you’re there.
Shop up a storm in Pitt Street Mall
Being Australia’s largest and most global city, Sydney is home to some world-class shopping. Find all your favourites in Pitt Street Mall and high-end designer fashion.
Where to stay?
On a budget?
Sydney is no cheap city but luckily there are some cheap accommodation options available! Try Sydney Harbour YHA for budget accommodation ranging from shared dorms to private rooms. Better yet, the hostel is located on The Rocks in Sydney Harbour so you’ll be getting priceless views on a budget!
If you have a bit more in the bank but don’t want to over do it, try the Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour. Although this hotel is basic in amenity, it’s located right in Darling Harbour and boasts some sensational views of the harbour and city skyline.
For those with cash to splash, try the Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour for panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House.
How to get there?
Sydney is a major international hub and very accessible from within Australia and overseas. Flight time is approximately 1-2 hours from most Australian destinations, 7 hours from Singapore and 12 hours from the Middle East and the USA.
Drive time is approximately 9 hours from Melbourne and Brisbane on the M1, 14 hours from Adelaide and 3 days from Perth.