This Australian city is very versatile, everyone visiting will be able to find something to do, see, try, eat and so on. Sydney is a very large city but it is definitely not hard to get around here, the trains go all day and night and buses reach the most remote places.
When you are walking around here you will be surprised by the amount of different animals living in this metropolis, there are cockatoos, “bin chickens” (you will know what we mean when you see them strolling through the park), possums and parrots.
1. Visit Australia’s oldest park
These soft and gooey caramel-honey-filled waffle cookies aren’t the only uniquely Dutch sweet treat you’ll find in this town, but they are by far the most popular.
Hyde Park is the place to go at any given time.
Located next to Sydney’s CBD, this park is a relaxing place for many people in Sydney on a daily basis.
You can also get off the train and walk anywhere in Sydney’s city center from this station.
Everything good in Sydney in some way includes Hyde Park, events, parades and performances, it all happens here.
The moment the sun returns to Sydney, Hyde Park is filled with both people and wildlife.
Wherever you go in the park, people are picnicking, birds are singing songs and taking care of their babies and possums are chilling in the trees.
You will be surprised with all the action (human influenced or not) in this centrally located park.More Info (click to show for all)
2. Enjoy dining at eagerly awaited Night Noodle Markets
The noodle market is an annual free event in Hyde park where you can try the best Asian food while enjoying the rest of the event that is filled with dancers, dragons and music.
This is truly an event for everyone.
It is fun, though from time to time quite busy, and you have the chance to try an array of different styles of asian food from dumplings to sweets and of course, an immense offer of different kinds of noodles.
There is a daily planning filled with live performances and kid’s activities.
There are also stands with burgers and beers for the ones not really feeling as adventurous.More Info (click to show all)
3. Refresh and cool down at Blue Mountains
Whenever you want to escape the crowded city of Sydney, or any other place in New South Wales, make sure to plan in a few days to the Blue Mountains into your travel schedule.
This national park is a true gem, you can travel as deep into the park as you wish, there are things to see and places to go in each small town.
Whenever you visit the blue mountains, it is definitely smart to also book some Airbnb’s along the way to really have a laid back experience.
The wildlife in the Blue Mountains area is truly magical and astonishing, you are missing out on a great Australian experience if you don’t go!More Info (click to show all)
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4. Enjoy a cool drink at a rooftop bar
Rooftop bars in Sydney are phenomenal, especially when you get to one just outside the CBD.
From these type of bars you have the most beautiful view of the city and its surroundings and usually these are the best bars to party during summer.
Because of the extreme heat and dryness in New South Wales from time, partying outside on a rooftop is a great way to get through the evening and night comfortably.More Info (click to show all)
5. Visit the hottest hawker market in town
Spice Alley is the best place for foodies.
There is an array of Asian food available in Spice alley, varying from dumplings to sushi and even roti, covering the whole Asian continent from Vietnam to Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.
The alley is lit by a ceiling of glowing traditional lanterns, providing a great theme to eat in and also for taking pictures.
You can eat here in all weather conditions, in winter the terrace is heated and covered, in summer it is opened.
Spice Alley is also a very affordable place to eat, it is loved by students and backpackers.
There is no alcohol service but you are allowed to bring your own booze.More Info (click to show all)
6. Visit the true hidden gem of a bar
Tatler is one of Sydney’s most beautiful bars, it has a great outdoor garden, a golden bar and figures, mirrors and mythical creatures in all over.
This is a space that can be turned from an event venue to a disco fever nightclub in a matter of seconds.
Make sure you take a look at what’s on when you are visiting Sydney, you will not regret having a classical cocktail here made by both Aussie and international staff.
The dynamics in this former speakeasy are phenomenal and great and you will always leave feeling good and having danced off all negativity.More Info (click to show all)
7. Grab a drink in the most 1920s-influenced bar
In this 1920’s style speakeasy you are in for one of the best and most complete A to Z experiences of your life.
All cocktails come with a story and an explanation, some of them are even finalized at your table with complimentary comments.
There is a classical almost alchemic theme to the bar supported by Jazz music in the background.
The set up is almost theatrical and the service is super slick and rounded.
You can order anything from whiskeys to classical cocktails and cocktails with a country theme or a preferred spirit.More Info (click to show all)
8. Eat at Lentil as Anything – a unique and not-for-profit Restaurant
Situated in the heart of Sydney’s neighborhood Newtown, Lentil as Anything is one of the best initiatives that arose in Sydney in the past 10 years.
With a daily changing menu depending on seasonal produce, this place is never the same but always a culinary highlight.
The restaurant is fully vegan and is mostly dependant on donations and volunteers.
The concept behind Lentils as Anything is that people of all ages, genders and origins work together to make it work, get the ingredients to the restaurant and on the table for the guests to enjoy.
Everyone can be a part of this, either working in restaurants or as a part of community projects.More Info (click to show all)
9. Discover the fascinating history Australia’s oldest botanic garden
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is your oasis in the city!
Wrapped around Sydney Harbour, the Gardens occupy one of Sydney’s most spectacular positions.
Established in 1816, it is the oldest scientific institution in the country and is home to an outstanding collection of plants from Australia and overseas.
From the provocative rare and threatened plants of the world to the romantic rose garden, the themed garden areas show the diverse beauty of nature.
Its stunning position on Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House and the large public parklands of The Domain ensure it is one of the most visited attractions in Sydney.
For a relaxing day in the city why not take a stroll around Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens!More Info (click to show all)
10. One of Sydney’s must-visit neighbourhoods
Newtown borders the University of Sydney and is home to rows of restored 19th century terrace houses.
The residents of this vibrant inner Sydney neighbourhood are colourful, unconventional unapologetically themselves and this attitude has spawned a thriving music, theatre, design and food precinct.
King Street is the pulsating heart of Newtown.
As well as being a delectable ‘eat street’ it’s also a cool shopping strip with an enviable range of designer boutiques, vintage stores and specialty shops.
Newtown is a booklover’s paradise. Stroll along King Street for even more attractions such as the cavernous Gould’s Book Arcade.
The southern end of the strip is nicknamed SoKi, short for south King Street. SoKi institutions include Leo Monk Handbags and All Buttons Great and Small.
The beating cultural heart of this neighbourhood is the Enmore Theatre, where some of the best musicians and comedians perform.
The hip vibe of Newtown pulsates in its small bars, cool cafes and craft breweries.More Info (click to show all)
There are events and parties on every single night and in summer there are festivals pretty much weekly, you cannot get bored in this city that also never seems to be sleeping.
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