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Things to do in Sydney Australia 2019

Sydney, Australia

Whether you are a seasoned local to the Sydney area or you are here to travel oz on vacation, there is so much to see and do during your time in Sydney. Sydney is a beautiful place that has many different sites to see. There are beaches, wineries, Blue Mountains and various animals to see; including the famous Australian Kangaroos.

Sydney Australia – Bare island

Australian population who reside in Sydney have access to so many attractions. These include tours and activities without having to travel very far at all – how good is that! Many tourist attractions come with the option to be part of a private tour, use a tour guide or wander around and explore yourself. Using a private tour or tour guide gives you the opportunity to learn about the attraction. Why not gain an insight into Australia and some of the interesting facts about Australia while you are here.

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things to do in Sydney for 2019

Visit Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge

Opera House Sydney
Opera House, Sydney Australia

Australia and New South Wales are known worldwide for the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. The Opera House not only is a unique architectural delight to look at but it is also a multi-venue performing arts centre.  This has seen many performances through it, for example, Largo al factotum and Flower Duet.

Take a ferry or climb Sydney Harbour bridge

Harbour Bridge
Harbour Bridge

You can not visit Sydney and not take the time to visit the Harbour. Harbour is one of the most beautiful Harbours in the world. You can jump on a ferry at Circular Quay and view the Harbour from the water and the spectacular surroundings. Why not take a harbour bridge climb and test your physical fitness level.

Sydney Australia
Chinese Garden of Friendship

Photo opportunity at Macquarie Chair

Whilst in the Harbour area on a peninsula close by you will find the Macquarie Chair. The convict’s hand carved this in 1810. This was done in the honour of Elizabeth Macquarie who was the wife of the Governor of New South Wales. The chair is made of sandstone and it is an iconic part of Sydney history. This is one of the perfect places for a photo opportunity.

A ferry ride to Manly Sydney

A lovely beach can be accessed by a short drive from Sydney Harbour or you can access by ferry across the Harbour. Sandy, tree-fringed beach is well known for its surfing scene and ideal surfing conditions. The beaches are family friendly with lots of sand and water play areas.
Manly is home to a very lively pedestrian strip with many shops, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs.
No matter what time you visit, you will have plenty to do in the area.

Relax day at Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is one of Australia’s most iconic beaches. With its white sand, surfing conditions and various clubs, restaurants and shops surrounding it, it is a must see place to visit. For a different view of the area, the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk provides you with a dramatic and breathtaking view from up high.

Hunter Valley Wine Tours 

Wineries in Hunter region are a must see when visiting Sydney. Located North of Sydney, Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s major and oldest wine regions. Not only is it home to numerous wineries there is an amazing display of heritage in the area.

hunter valley wineries
winery tour in hunter valley

Scheduled wine tours are available for you to visit the different wineries and taste a selection of wines and cheeses all whilst being driven from place to place on a tour bus.
There are beautiful restaurants and hotels to stay in whilst in the area providing you with a memorable experience.
If visiting during May or June you can attend the Annual Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival which includes an array of markets and live entertainment.

Hunter Valley Garden
Hunter Valley Garden

Blue Mountains

If Blue Mountains are not yet on your do visit list whilst in Sydney then it is time to add it in. The Blue Mountains are an hour and a half drive West of Sydney or two hours if travelling by train but definitely worth the travel.
There are so many sights to see and visit. The Three Sisters is a well-known tourist attraction and well worth the drive.

blue mountain
Three sisters

If you are after an amazing lookout spot then make sure you visit Wentworth Falls, Govetts Leap and Echo Point. The view from the lookout platforms is one you will never forget.
If bushwalking is your thing then the Blue Mountains are perfect. There are various tracks available for all physical strengths and they vary in length.

Blue Mountains
Cahill’s Lookout

Jenolan Caves is another must see, it is a beautiful wonderland of stalactite-lined limestone caves sculpted by underground rivers.
Tours and guides can be found in most of the larger more popular attractions across the Blue Mountains – make sure you book in advance though as they can be very popular.

Kangaroo Valley

A two hour drive from Sydney will land you down in the Kangaroo Valley. This wildlife-rich countryside will provide you with the sites of mesmerizing rivers, farms, beautiful wilderness and a delightful little village.The Kangaroo River takes you through a secluded area between the Southern Highlands and the South Coast. You can travel down the river in a kayak either on your own or as part of a tour. When it comes time to settle for the evening you have a large choice of classy retreats, hotels or if it is your style plenty of campgrounds.

Kangaroo Valley
Kangaroo Valley – Pioneer Museum

The Kangaroo Valley also has a number of wineries and local produce to sample. Wines, cheeses and olives are all local to the area and can be taste tested and purchased to take home with you.

Fitzroy Falls
Fitzroy Falls

Sydney Weather

The capital of New South Wales is beautiful yet can be a very unpredictable place to visit. The weather in this city can change very suddenly. So, where ever you decide to visit make sure you are equipped for a change in seasons. The time of year that you visit will also change what you can and can not access. At times if the weather is deemed dangerous walking tracks can be closed and certain tours cancelled. Make sure you plan ahead for your visit.

Where ever you decide to visit, there is sure to be plenty to do, places to eat and many selfie opportunities available.

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