Home to some of the world’s most recognisable icons, stunning stretches of beaches and a truly breathtaking waterside harbour, Sydney holidays are sure to impress. As the capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, with holidays to sydney you will be instantly swept away by the city's mix of a trendy metropolitan city culture with a laid-back beachy vibe, where you can both unwind and explore, and make the most of the adventures surrounding you.
Things To Do on a Sydney Holiday
It is unthinkable to go on a Sydney holiday and not take some time to explore the famous landmarks. With the picture-perfect harbour as a backdrop, gaze at the famous Sydney Opera House or head inside for a tour. Wander the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens with their outstanding collection of exotic plants. Let your tastbuds come alive at one of the many fine dining restaurants on offer, have a pint at Fortune of War, Sydney's oldest pub, and sample coffee and flakey croissants at one of the alfresco cafés in the warm Sydney sun. Hire a bike and cycle around the city and across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. For the more adventurous, you can also venture up the iconic monument on a BridgeClimb for panoramic city views – definitely one to tick off your travel wish-list.
Considered one of the most stunning natural harbours in the world, Sydney Harbour has over 240 kilometres of shore and plenty to see and do. Sydneysiders love to spend their time on the water. You can join them by taking a ferry or chartering your own boat to explore the city’s many and varied suburbs. From Circular Quay hop on a ferry to the popular beach suburb of Manly. Catch a bus to explore the famous Bondi Beach and watch the surfers and lifeguards in action while you enjoy a fish & chips. Take a stroll along the Bondi to Coogee walk or the Manly to Spit Walk for stunning coastal views and access to secret beaches.
Sydney holidays boast a delightful mix of culture and heritage. Head to The Rocks; a restored historic precinct of cobblestone streets and sandstone terraces, where you can explore the city’s intriguing convict history. Or visit the Museum of Sydney to see artefacts from when the settlers first arrived.
Sydney Holiday Ideas
After your Sydney holiday, the options are endless to where you travel to next. Why not explore the rest of the state of New South Wales and discover the sun drenched beaches of Jervis Bay and Byron Bay, sample fine wine in Hunter Valley and hike to waterfalls in the Blue Mountains, see the Sydney, Wine & Mountains Discovery for inspiration? Head north on the East Coast Adventure escorted tour with APT and experience beach after stunning beach, and experiences that will last a lifetime. Alternatively fly over to New Zealand to explore dramatic landscapes and lively cities, or fly to the South Pacific for unbelievable underwater discoveries and total island paradise.
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