Sydney is a dynamic city, with a lot of unique places to visit, great food to taste and many things to explore. We were lucky enough to enjoy the last warm weather while we traveled in April. It’s a great mix of the big city life and a small coastal town with amazing rock pools and burgers at every corner.
Summer season is between December and March, however, during spring and autumn the weather is also great but with a couple days of rain. However, if your not only there for the beaches and want to make some sightseeing to explore the city, it’s best to travel at the end of spring or the beginning of autumn.
What to see in Sydney
Out of our three weeks visit, we stayed for nearly two weeks in Sydney, and we decided that among the usual sights we want to experience the real feeling of the city.
- Sydney Opera House
- Take the ferry to Manly (Pro tip: For $2.70 unlimited transport on Sundays)
- Sydney Harbour Bridge
- The Royal Botanic Garden
- Queen Victoria Building
- Bondi Beach
- Hyde Park
- Palm Beach area (Amazing beaches and restaurants)
- St. Mary’s Cathedral (Similar to the Notre-Dame in Paris)
- The Rocks
- Royal National Park (Great day trip for nature lovers)
- Bondi to Coogee coastal walk
- Bronte Beach
Where to eat in Sydney
Many options when it comes to restaurant choice in Sydney
- Opera Bar (Dinner with a view of the Harbour Bridge)
- The Grounds of Alexandria (Amazing food and magical setting)
- The Newport (Grab a bite in this incredible venue on your way back from Palm Beach)
- Mappen Japanese Noodle Bar
- 360 Bar & Dining (Above Sydney)
- Macchiato (If you’re looking for pasta and pizza)
- Nick’s Seafood
How to get around Sydney
Public transportation is excellent in Sydney, it’s easy to get anywhere by metro or bus. Buy an Opal card, charge it by the entrance and tap in when entering and exiting a vehicle.
Side note: It charges differently for the same distance depending on the time of day you travel. On Sunday it will only charge $2.70 for the whole day.