Beyond the Opera House: 3 Things to Do and See in Sydney

Sydney has always ranked high on the list of dream travel destinations. This is because the city is a rich combination of a cultural hub, and metropolitan environment. Many tourists flock the city for its well-preserved historical legacy, but it still manages to set trends in modern aspects like fashion, food, adventures, entertainment and design. The city’s laidback nature and glorious beaches allow you to enjoy many activities like surfing, sailing and nature trekking. Sydney has also made its mark as one the most vital economical centres when it hosted the 2000 Olympic Games.

The things you can see and the opportunities for new experiences in the city are endless. Aside from the famous Opera House Sydney, here are other highlights you should never miss when touring this great city:

The Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Harbour Bridge- A spectacular sight at any time of day!

Alongside the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge is one of the most unique and popular structures in even made the Guinness Book of Records as the “widest steel arch bridge in the world” with a deck width measuring about 49 meters. The bridge also connects the city’s southern and northern suburbs.

You can see this famous construction from several points of view (which include the opera house) around the harbour. However, the perfect way to truly appreciate this beauty is to experience climbing the bridge. If you are afraid of heights, this would be the perfect time to conquer it because as you reach the top of the giant arch of the bridge, you will have amazing views across Sydney. The best time to walk the bride is early morning because this is the moment when the water projects a creamy gold colour as the sun shines through it.

Royal Botanic Gardens

The natural beauty in the Royal Botanic Gardens is especially striking against the city backdrop

Located near the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Botanic Gardens is a magnificent parkland opened to the public. The garden, which was founded in 1816 by Governor Macquarie, holds a long historical significance involving the collections and study of plants. Today, the garden is home to over 4,000 trees and plants found worldwide. You can even visit the herbarium and pyramid glasshouse wherein there is a wide variety of tropical and sub-tropical plants tendered by experts. Moreover, there is also a Visitors Centre, Garden Restaurant and Gardens Shop.

The Royal Botanic Gardens is a refuge from the city’s fast paced lifestyle wherein workers can eat their lunch or jog after a stressful day at work. If you are interested to learn more about the trees and plants you see in the garden, you can sign up in one of the scheduled walks which are held every day beginning at 10:30 in the morning.

The Rocks

Sydney Rocks!

A foremost tourist attraction in Sydney, this is the perfect combination of modern-day Australia and history. What’s great about this area is not only does it provide you with an impression of the city’s colonial history and development but the place has been altered to a place where you can have a great time. The 19th century warehouses have been altered to hold several pubs, restaurants, museums, gift shops and shopping stores you can truly enjoy.

There are many things you can see and do in Sydney. Every experience is always memorable. You can opt to enjoy distinctive structures, gardens or historical locations because a tour in the city surely incorporates everybody’s favourite activities and interests. So visit Sydney now.

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5 Responses to “Beyond the Opera House: 3 Things to Do and See in Sydney”

  1. John
    May 25, 2012 at 2:24 am #

    I have never been to Australia, but it’s on my wish list. Beautiful.

  2. Lyle
    May 25, 2012 at 2:25 am #

    The Harbor Bridge is 49 meters long?! That is truly impressive!

  3. Sammy
    May 25, 2012 at 2:26 am #

    I spent 6 months in Sydney in college; I fell in love with the city and the people.

  4. Loreta
    May 25, 2012 at 2:27 am #

    My grand daughter is studying music appreciation in Sydney this year. She has attended many performances at the Opera House and can’t get enough of it.

  5. Trish
    July 30, 2012 at 5:56 am #

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