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7 Best things to do in Sydney
Are you looking for a paradise? Sydney is a city of unmatched beauty in the south east coast of Australia. If you are visiting Sydney for the first time, this guide will help you find the best things to do without the need to break the bank.
Sydney has been voted many times as one of the "most beautiful tourist cities in the world" and offers excellent career opportunities, great English language schools and brilliant nightlife. Thus, it is a city ideal for long stays if you can combine work or study with travelling.
Visit the Sydney Opera House
You probably have seen the Opera House of Sydney already in pictures and videos as it is one of the most iconic buildings in the world, but pictures cannot compare to a walk tour around the landmark where you can fully admire the architecture. "Sydney Opera House" is the unmistakable symbol of the City with its peculiar architectural structure with spherical section. The opera house is now part of UNESCO World Heritage, opened by Queen Elizabeth II in person in 1973 now offers the best theatrical performances and cultural events in the city.
Walk Across the Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a beautiful arch bridge in the center of Sydney. It was designed by a British firm and opened to public in 1932. It is one of the longest-arch bridges in the world and today it is considered a symbol for the city of Sydney. One of the things you must do in Sydney is walk (or cycle) across the bridge and enjoy the magnificent view. Walking the bridge from one side to the other will take about 15 minutes, while if you love extreme sports there is an option to climb on the top of the bridge!
Vist the Royal Botanic Gardens
In the heart of Sydney you can find a natural oasis. The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney is considered one of the most significant botanical institutions in the world. See trees and plants from all around the world, some of them rare or 100 years old. Enjoy the magnificent scenery with gardens and flowers and the Opera House in the back. Best part of it? It's totally free!
Get a ferry and visit Cockatoo Island
Cockatoo Island is a UNESCO World heritage site with a fascinating history. This fact alone should intrigue you to visit this magnificent place. In the old days Cockatoo Island was a naval dockyard and housed old convict buildings. You can access it easily with a ferry from Circular Quay and there are cafe and restaurants there that will make your trip even more enjoyable.
You Love street art and diversity? Visit Newton!
If street art is your passion you will be very pleased with the street art scene in Newton. Newton is a unique neighborhood in Sydney full of great indipendent stores, cafe and restaurants and most importantly great street art. Walk in King Steet and feel that you are part of this vibrant community!
Get a tan (or surf) in Manly Beach
One of the most famous beaches in Sydney is Manly Beach. Great for a day of relaxing, swimming and sunbathing. You can play beach volley in one of the beach volleyball courts or surf. If you don't want to burn so many calories you can just relax in the beach and then grab a bite in one of the many excellent restaurants near by.
Take a day trip to Buccaneer Archipelago
Take a day trip to Buccaneer archipelago and see with you own eyes the Horizontal Waterfalls, which were described by the famous natual historian David Attenborough as "they 8th natural wonder of world". Swim in Cape Leveque and enjoy the magnificent view of sea and islands.