What is Sydney famous for?

What is Sydney famous for?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/14/2019

Reading time: 4 mins

What makes this city one of the most famous locations in all of Australia?

When most people think of Australian cities, Sydney is first on their list. The city is a famous location full of sun, sea, and skyscrapers.

But what has made this city climb to the top of many travellers’ lists? Read below to discover some of the things that make Sydney a top destination!

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

No postcards or tourist advertisements for Sydney are complete without the iconic Sydney Opera House. It is the most recognisable modern building in the entire world and is listed as one of the best 20th-century landmarks of all time. Its white sail-like roof blends perfectly with the nearby boats cruising around the sapphire harbour.

The Sydney Opera House is an essential stop when visiting Sydney and is well worth the hype it’s given. Due to its immense size and central location, you don’t even need to get up close and personal to admire this landmark. There are a number of lookout points from all over the city that offer incredible views of this landmark.

However, getting closer does have its perks! There are countless nearby bars and restaurants offering exceptional views of the Sydney Opera House. You can sit back with a locally crafted beer and marvel at the landmark from the harbourfront.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Another famous sight within the city’s harbour is the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The iconic arched bridge connects two of Sydney’s main areas, stretching over the sparkling blue waters. The harbour can be viewed from afar, with an array of restaurants, apartments, and attractions surrounding the area.

If you consider yourself an adrenaline junkie, you can even climb to the very top of the bridge (with a guide of course)! This gives you an extraordinary view of Sydney and its surroundings.
If climbing to the top of the bridge sounds like too much, you can also view the bridge from the harbour below. You can jump on a boat cruise around the harbour and take in the views of the iconic Harbour Bridge.

Bondi Beach

The pools at Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is not just a popular shore for the locals. The beach is known as the country’s most iconic beach, making appearances in films, TV shows, and even books. The area includes relaxed vibes and soft sands, letting you swim, surf, snorkel, or simply sunbathe the day away.

If you aren’t big on the ocean waves, Bondi’s large pool is nestled right alongside the beach. It lets you enjoy the beach vibes in a more contained environment.

Seafood Centre

Being so close to the sea gives Sydney a few added bonuses. One of the perks of being near the sea is the availability of fresh seafood. Over the years the city’s chefs have mastered seafood, creating mouth-watering dishes perfect for a summer dinner by the sea.

One of the biggest fish markets in the country offers fish so fresh it may just jump out of your shopping basket! We’re joking, of course, but the selection of fresh seafood is truly amazing.

Outer City Wonders

Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia

After seeing everything that Sydney has to offer, one of the best things to do is to explore the natural wonders nearby. With epic day trips available, you can explore the incredible landscapes surrounding the city. See the mysterious Jenolan Caves, the lush Blue Mountains, and even the stunning waters of Port Stephens. Pack up your backpack and head on out of the city. After a day trip from Sydney, you will end up back in the city for a delicious dinner to refuel from your day’s adventure.

If you’re ready to start exploring this amazing city, join the Essential Sydney Tour Package. This tour package will take you to the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour before whisking you off into the nearby Blue Mountains!

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.