This is our quick glance guide for some Sydney tips and advice. Some essential things for you to know about this city if you ever come to visit.
What’s the Sydney Vibe?
Sydney plays host to everyone – from up-market bars along the lights of the harbour, to hipster havens and causal hangouts. There are plenty of opportunities for urbanised fun in the city and on its beaches. From galleries to barbecues, festivals to fine dining the vibe of this city is diverse. Sydney is also a sporting mecca, Sydney FC, rugby league and union, cricket, sailing, and basketball – sports are all hugely popular – try and get to a game in one of the many stadiums around the city. This place is a lot of fun.
You can head under the Harbour Bridge and to Darling Harbour’s waterfront bars and eateries, or explore the bays and beaches be sure to get over to Manly. For some real coastline ferry to Watson’s Bay and the incredible clifftop walkway toward Bondi. Bondi beach is a crazy place but it really is an Australian classic. Coogee worth a look and you can bus over or continue on the scenic the coastal walk.
Sydney Beaches Everywhere
It’s not just all about Bondi Beach. While it is Sydney’s most famous, it is not that big and is always super busy, always! Some beaches you might want to check out are Little Bay Beach which is located at the end of Prince Henry Development. Milk Beach offers nice warm shallows with great views of Harbour Bridge and Rose Bay. Flat Rock and Lady Martins are two smaller beaches if you want some chill time. There are tonnes of nudist beaches too if you want to get that all over tan. Places to do this include Obelisk Beach, Werrong Beach, Little Congwong Beach.
Explore the Blue Mountains
One of our personal favourites for touring the Blue Mountains with the ever friendly family owned Barefoot Downunder Tours. Adam and Debbie are quite a pair and provide a truly insightful, fun filled day, with an intimate knowledge not only of the area, but of the aboriginal significance of the mountains and significant places around it. We love these guys and are the best value and best quality operator for your Blue Mountain adventure – click the logo below for prices and more info.
The Hunter Valley
An absolute gem located not far from Sydney is the Hunter Valley. For anyone that likes their food and wine, you cannot miss this opportunity. With many different options taking you to various vineyards suiting all budgets and time frames, there is something here for the absolute novice to the expert. Don’t leave Sydney without seeing Hunter Valley, it would be an opportunity missed.
Sydney during the day is incredible. It’s nightlife is equally great but you need to be prepared. New South Wales has very strict drinking laws. No double shots, no leaving and coming back in after midnight, strict dress codes. But if you can tolerate all this, the choice of bars and restaurants is awesome.
Top Sydney Bars & Restaurants
Kittyhawk does great cocktails, The Rook is a great spot with a glass ceiling, Hacienda and the multi award winning Assembly Bar. Top bars for food include Bentley Restaurant & Bar located in the CBD, Big Poppa’s and in Surry Hills The Dolphin Wine Bar. There are loads more to choose from here, but they will be a fantastic start.