Top Reasons To Visit Sydney, Australia!

If you are wondering what the top reasons to visit Sydney are, then you came to the right post! As the capital of New South Wales, Sydney stands as the most populous metropolis in Australia, with 4.6 million inhabitants. This comes as no surprise though since it is among the first British colonies established in the area, receiving as many as 2.7 million international visitors per year. You’ll most likely be arriving at Sydney Airport which is a little bit outside the city center. Your best bet is to secure a car rental at Sydney Airport as many of the cities attractions are spread out. Many poeple require an Australia Visa before traveling there as well, so make sure to check if you require one before booking a ticket!

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Two of Sydney’s most famous landmarks and best known tourist attractions have always been the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and just standing across a magnificent steel arch bridge across Sydney Harbor, the Opera House is actually named as one of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings. It was built back in 1958 and was opened after 15 years of construction, giving the country its most groundbreaking accomplishment. Today, it serves as a multi-venue performing arts center, hosting as many as 1,500 performances each year and accommodating about 1.2 million people.

But they are not the only reasons to visit Sydney. In addition, there’s also the Royal Botanical Gardens, which is on the southern edge of the Cahill Expressway. It spans 30 hectares and overlooks Farm Cove, another great local destination. It is one among the three major botanical gardens in the city that are open to the public – the other two being Mount Tomah and Mount Annan. At Farm Cove, you’ll find hundreds of species of flora. But what is most interesting is the colony of over 22,000 Grey-headed Flying Foxes (fruitbats) residing in the area.

Sydney’s most famous amusement park, Luna Park, is found at Milsons Point and is a blast for the entire family. Sydney Tower is a nearby place where you can get unobstructed, panoramic views of downtown Sydney.

Now, if those aren’t not enough exciting recommendations for things to do in Sydney, then you should just check out one of the things Australia is most known for, its beaches! Don’t forget to try out surfing as well. There are about 40 beaches in the city, facing the Pacific Ocean and they are classified as either Northern or Southern. Some of the famous ones are Bondi, Manly (Shelly) and Coogee, where the most illustrious surfing competitions are held. But there are also tranquil areas like Sans Souci and Monterey, where you could just enjoy a relaxing swim. If you are an experienced diver, you’d certainly enjoy the many dive sites in the area, including Cape Solander, Gordon’s Bay, and Bare Island. And you could also sail out into the open with a rental and just embrace the open open for the day.

Other top reasons to visit Sydney include the Australian Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Taronga Zoo and Darling Harbor.