Frequently regarded as one of the finest cities in the world, Sydney is a city with a mighty reputation for internationally-renowned culture, scenery and landmarks. What Australia’s largest city does best, however, is not just meet expectations, but exceed them. The allure of Sydney rests as much in fantasy as it does in reality, the image of the truly iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, the promise of flawless weather and the excitement of sampling its renowned social scene adding to its magnetism before you’ve even touched down.
Of course, many will recognise the distinctive ridges of the Sydney Opera House, one of man’s finest architectural feats, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge that stretches behind it, but nothing prepares you for the grandeur of seeing them with your eyes.
For the very best views of Darling Harbour, however, it is recommended that you jump aboard one of the ferries that criss-cross in and around the harbour or, for the brave-hearted, perhaps even take a walk over the top of the Harbour Bridge for a truly unique vantage point.
Sydney is internationally reputed in culture and there are a number of venues from which to provoke thought and inspire the little grey cells, including Australia Museum, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Museum of Sydney. Of course, this is even before considering taking in a performance at the Opera House.
Famously heralded as hosting the ‘best Olympic Games ever’, the 2000 extravaganza lends a spirit that lives on today, with many opportunities to swim, surf, cycle, walk and kayak, as well as venues to play tennis, soccer, rugby, or even try your hand at Aussie Rules Football.
In fact, Sydney prides itself on offering a ‘good time’ and dependent on when you arrive in the city, there is often a festival taking place, the most notable of which are the Sydney Film Festival in June, V music Festival in March, Sydney Festival in January and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in March.
For families, Sydney offers a plethora of activities to enchant both older and younger visitors, including the iconic Luna Park amusement park, Taronga Zoo and the Koala Park Sanctuary.
Green spaces are also in abundance, including Hyde Park and the quaintly named Chinese Garden of Friendship, both of which are perfect for enjoying a picnic or for appreciating the natural splendour amidst the striking man-made architecture.
Further afield, the Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney city centre are an excellent place to inhale fresher air and savour the picturesque views. Though not the tallest mountain range in Australia – the ‘peaks’ are in fact a plateau at the summit -, the calm surroundings are a welcome change of pace, making it ideal for a day-trip adrift from the concrete jungle.
Indeed, for those that do embark on a dream holiday to Sydney, the rewards are boundless, whether recreation, culture or complete spontaneity are the elements for your perfect trip. In fact, arguably Sydney’s greatest element is that it can be every thing to every man.
It is no exaggeration when Sydney is frequently labelled as one of the world’s very best cities to visit, its iconic landmarks, vibrant atmosphere, pleasant climate and endless activities making it a must-visit destination for even the most discerning traveller.
Whether you’re viewing the Opera House and Harbour Bridge with your own eyes, taking to the sands of Bondi Beach, feasting on some of the world’s finest cuisine, absorbing the atmosphere on an unforgettable night out or taking in the incredible views across the Blue Mountains, a holiday to Sydney is an experience never to be forgotten.
Book a holiday with Travelbag to Sydney and surrounding New South Wales to find out why this corner of the world will take your breath away.
Key Highlights of New South Wales & Sydney
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New South Wales and Sydney are known for their beautiful beaches - so first off, we’d definitely recommend packing some beachwear and swimming gear.
The temperature does vary depending on the season though, so if you’re visiting in the Australian summer (November - March) pack light clothing that will keep you cool and feeling fresh. You probably won’t need a coat - but maybe take a raincoat as the weather can be unpredictable. In the Australian winter, pack some extra layers and rain-friendly shoes - Sydney storms can last for days!
A range of outfits is advisable, so pack yourself some smart clothes alongside the casual ones. There are some world-class restaurants and nightlife in Sydney - which you’ll definitely want to pay a visit to if you get the chance.
Sydney and New South Wales generally tend to have hot summers and mildly cool winters. Summer highs average at around 27–30 °C (81–86 °F) when it can get hot and humid, and winter highs at 17–21 °C (63–70 °F) which is pleasant and cool. Expect the highest rainfall between March and June, when weather can be unpredictable and storms common.
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