How to Spend a Week in Sydney

If you’re planning to visit Australia, Sydney simply has to be on your list of must-see destinations. Being the largest city in the Land Down Under with some of the most photographed landmarks in the world, glorious wine, fascinating food and spectacular beaches, Sydney definitely deserves at least a week of your time to fully enjoy it and get to know as much as possible. From whiskey tasting, through sightseeing to cruising the harbor, you can have seven thrilling days in Sydney.

sydney-3605033_960_720Cruise the harbor

When you’re visiting Sydney, you simply can’t miss a chance to take a cruise on Sydney Harbour. Whether you choose a sightseeing cruise or a dinner cruise where you’ll enjoy a delicious meal while watching the sunset over the city, make time in your itinerary for this wonderful activity. If you decide to cross the harbour to Manly, you’ll have the chance to try some of the best seafood specialities in this part of the world.

Go on a walking tour

Spending a day sightseeing will absolutely mesmerize you, because Sydney has so many landmarks to offer. Start at Circular Quay and inspect the famous Harbour Bridge up close, and walk all the way to the Opera House through the historic Rocks District. The Museum of Contemporary Art should be on your list of must-see places, as well as the Sydney Museum. If you decide to pay a visit to the Art Gallery, make sure you also go to the Royal Botanic Garden and see some of the most beautiful flora in Australia.

drink-1543247_960_720Food and alcohol tasting

Uncover Sydney’s hidden culinary treasures on some of the greatest food tasting tours. On some of the tours, you can even go hunting for wild mushrooms, which will offer you a combination of workshop and dining events. If you’re more of a beverage type of person, whisky tasting in Sydney is certainly something you have to try. Visit a distillery to learn firsthand how whiskies are produced and even get a taste of some of the finest whiskies in the Land Down Under. Blend whiskies and create a perfect beverage that is most suited for your palate.

Check the wildlife

Unusual wildlife is one of Australia’s trademarks, which is why you shouldn’t miss getting to know all the exotic species that live in the Land Down Under. You won’t be able to see a Tasmanian devil, a wombat a kangaroo and a koala so beautiful anywhere else in the world, so use the chance to inspect the wonderful wildlife while visiting Sydney. Taronga Zoo is home to thousands of native and exotic Australian animals, and here you can marvel at all of them and even have a sleepover in a luxury safari tent if you don’t feel like going home after meeting all those lovely species.

the-sea-657043_960_720Hit the beach

Beaches are another one of Sydney’s trademarks, so make sure you spend at least a day relaxing on one of them. Whether you decide to go swimming, water skiing, snorkelling, surfing or just soak up the sun, you’ll have an amazing time either way. Don’t miss out on the quintessential Aussie experience and visit Shelly Beach and enjoy the view of the harbour after a thrilling snorkelling session. Take a six-kilometre coastal walk and enjoy the marvellous cliff-top views as you walk by Clovelly, Tamarama and Bronte beaches.

One week in Sydney isn’t nearly enough for you to visit all the beautiful sights this Australian city has to offer, but it’s definitely a good start and it’ll allow you to get to know the residents of Sydney at least to a certain extent. Just make sure you make the most of your seven-day trip, and you’ll undoubtedly be back in Sydney soon.


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