Sydney is the capital city of New South Wales in Australia. It is also the oldest, the biggest, and the most popular Australian city. Despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world, Sydney is also at the top of the ten. Every year more than millions of people come to Sydney to visit and enjoy the tourist attractions. I want to propose to you the ten best of them.
1. Sydney Opera House
We cannot speak about Sydney without mentioning the well-known typical building: the “Sydney Opera House.” This is the icon and landmark of the city and also of the country alongside… kangaroo. This building is UNESCO World Heritage Site and the star attraction on the glittering harbor. Sydney Opera House building is shaped like shells or billowing sails perches on a finger of land surrounded by water. As one of the most popular visitor attractions in Australia, the site is visited by more than eight million people annually.
2. Sydney Harbour Bridge
Local people call The Sydney Harbour Bridge ‘Coathanger’ because of its arch-based design. This landmark was built in 1932 and remains the world’s largest steel arch bridge, connecting the harbor’s north and south shores.
3. Bondi Beach
Bondi beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. Bondi Beach has a 1-km strip of white sands. This beach is very safe to do surfing or swimming and is surrounded by nice restaurants and cafés.
4. Sydney Tower Eye
Sydney Tower is the tallest structure and the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere. This tower is the perfect spot for sightseeing and a perfect place to see the city from above. From up there, you can enjoy panoramic views of Sydney and its surrounding suburbs, and, beside that, you can also take your meal in the restaurant and café.
5. Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour is a harbour adjacent to the city center of Sydney, New South Wales. Originally named Long Cove, the locality extends northwards from Chinatown, along both sides of Cockle Bay to King Street Wharf 3 on the east, and to the suburb of Pyrmont on the west. In this area, you can find nice shops, restaurants, cafes, museums, exhibitions and many other things. The most popular places are Madame Tussauds, Wildlife Sydney Zoo, and the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.
6. Port Jackson Bay
Actually, the location of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge is at Port Jackson Bay. Many recreational events are based on or around the harbour itself particularly the Sydney New Year’s Eve celebrations and the starting point of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
7. Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
This garden was opened in 1816 and is one of the oldest public gardens in the Southern Hemisphere. The Royal Botanic Garden consists of 29 hectares. The garden is perfect for a walk or picnic during the summertime.
8. Taronga Zoo Sydney
Taronga Zoo Sydney is Australia’s largest zoo, located in the suburb of Mosman, on the shores of Sydney Harbour. Divided into eight zoogeographic regions, the 28-hectares Taronga Zoo Sydney is home to over 4000 animals of more than 350 species.
9. Manly Beach
Manly is a beach-side suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. Manly was named by Captain Arthur Phillip for the indigenous people living there, stating that “their confidence and manly behavior made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place.”
10. Luna Park Sydney
Luna Park Sydney is a heritage-listed amusement park located at 1 Olympic Drive. The park was constructed in 1935. The most famous of the Park’s attractions is its Roller Coaster – The Great Scenic Railway, a large wooden coaster that projects its passengers, at high speed, around the outside of the entire Park. It boasts the title of being the oldest continually operating wooden roller coaster in the world.