Summer is a great time to visit Australia’s most famous metropolis, with Sydney offering glorious beaches, top-quality culinary encounters, a lively atmosphere and iconic attractions. Your camper hire adventure simply wouldn’t be complete without visiting at least one or two of Sydney’s star attractions and sights.
1. The Opera House
If it’s your first time visiting Sydney, make a beeline for the popular Circular Quay where you will find one of Australia’s most iconic man-made structures: the Sydney Opera House. Take a tour of the grand building and explore beneath the iconic sails or simply appreciate its beauty from a distance and take that iconic photo to share on your Facebook page.
2. The Sydney Harbour Bridge
Equally as famous as the Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is impossible to miss on your Sydney adventure. Appreciate its grandeur from one of the many great viewing points or overcome your fear of heights and brave the Bridge Climb where you will suit up and experience spectacular views of the harbour from the peak of the bridge.
3. Bondi Beach
Known around the world for being perhaps Australia’s most famous beach, Bondi offers a laidback surf vibe and is surrounded by a chic and urban café scene. Pull up a corner of sand, ride the waves and keep your eyes peeled for the local lifeguards filming an episode of Bondi Rescue.
4. The Rocks
Known amongst tourist and locals alike for being the place to dine in Sydney, The Rocks offers a variety of metropolitan bars and restaurants nestled under the grandiose of Sydney Harbour Bridge. Visit over the weekend to drink in the old world charm of this historically significant place and get amongst the lively Sydney scene.
Catching a ferry to Manly from the harbour is simply a must-have experience for all those visiting New South Wales’ capital. Over the 40-minute ferry ride you will witness unparalleled views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the famous sails of the Opera House for an affordable price. Enjoy a laidback breakfast in this chilled suburb before enjoying the afternoon lazing by the beach or exploring boutique art galleries and stores.
6. Darling Harbour
If you’re visiting Sydney and looking for the place to be make your way down to Darling Harbour just a short walk from the heart of the city centre. This former dockside area is teeming with fantastic restaurants, the Sydney Aquarium, great shopping facilities, an IMAX
theatre and is an entertaining outing for everyone in the family.
7. Royal Botanical Gardens
If you’re seeking a picnic with a view, Royal Botanic Gardens will offer you more than you need. Just moments from the water’s edge with spectacular views of the Sydney Circular Quay, the Botanic Gardens are a great setting for that perfect holiday photo. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the gardens under ancient trees or jump on board the ‘hop-on, hop-off’ train for a more unique experience.
8. Luna Park
Make your way to the iconic red lips on the water front to Luna Park, Sydney’s premier amusement park. Located at the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Luna Park is a great place to take the kids and has a heightened atmosphere.
9. Chinese Garden of Friendship
Explore a charming secret garden in the heart of iconic Darling Harbour. Experience peace and tranquillity in the heart of the bustling city
centre and admire the scenic walled garden with its lakes, exotic plants and waterfalls. The Chinese Garden of Friendship offers a peaceful
escape from the city rat race.
10. Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk
Those on a mission to capture spectacular panoramic photos of Sydney shouldn’t miss an adventure up to the Sydney Skywalk, 268 metres above the city. Here you will be rewarded with prime sweeping views of the area including the marvelous Sydney Quay.