By Lauren Jade Hill
As the first place many people associate with Australia, Sydney is undoubtedly the nation’s best known city. And for good reason; fusing iconic sites and world-class cultural venues with stretches of pristine coast, a smattering of islands and patches of national park, this is a city that warrants returning to time and again. From the world heritage listed Sydney Opera House to the beaches that prove to hold enduring appeal, here’s our pick of the best things to do in Sydney.
Designed to represent a ship’s sails through its sculptural white roof, Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognisable structures worldwide. Inside, tours are led of the Opera House and backstage, introducing visitors to its storied past, with a selection of dining venues and bars to discover, and most importantly, a full schedule of concerts and other shows. Sydney Harbour Bridge is another of the city’s most iconic sites, with many visitors taking on the challenge of climbing the arched structure with the experience provider Sydney BridgeClimb. To get to know the city center’s waterfront area more, along with its offshore islands, take a Harbour Cruise.