I recently went on trip to Sydney, my first time visiting Australia’s largest city, would you believe it. Basically it was a weekend of eating delicious food and seeing most of the sites Sydney has to offer over the weekend. So here it is, I’ve found some tip-top places to go to while you’re chilling in and around Sydney.
Chinese friendship garden
Hidden in Darling Harbour, this garden will make you feel like you’re not in Sydney anymore. It’s a tranquil garden full of greenery and ponds full of beautiful koi fish. I spotted a little lizard and bunny hopping around too! There are lots of photo spots to get a perfect insta photo, or place to sit back and relax and get out of the hustle and bustle of city life.
Ferries are a form of public transport in Sydney. I know, weird, right? You can use your Opal card to hop on the ferry around Sydney! Ride the ferry to Manly and hang at the beach. Or ride it under the bridge and past the Opera house. Or just do a round trip to see all the sights. It’s a cheap way to get around and see Sydney by sea.
The hipster side of town. This area looks a little more run down and old, but it has so much character. There’s loads of second hand shops full of vintage goodies, and old books to swoon over. Newtown has a progressive vibe, you’ll find lots of artsy things, pro feminism and lqbtq+ sentiment. Also, I should mention the amount of delicious places to get brunch or a quick bite to eat. While you’re there pick up some insta-worthy watermelon cake from Black Star Pastry.
GPO cheese and wine room
This is the place in Sydney for cheese lovers. Tucked away under the GPO building in Martin place you’ll find this little gem known as the GPO Cheese and Wine Room. Treat yourself to a delicious cheese fondue, or two, and wine to match. I 100% recommend the truffle cheese fondue, thank me for it later. It has a cosy atmosphere with a bit of class without feeling too pretentious. I almost couldn’t think of a better way to spend an evening.
Hang around The Rocks
The Rocks is one of the oldest areas of Sydney. You’ll find cute streets and little alleyways with old style houses. There’s quirky street art and loads of photo opportunities. There are markets on every weekend to get a quick bite or gift. The action doesn’t only happen in the day though, the nightlife is great too. The Rocks filled with bars, pubs, and restaurants. And if you really want to get your tourist on, the harbour bridge walk starts from the Rocks. You’ll also get a very nice view of the bridge and opera house from the roof top bars.
Have you been to Sydney? What were the quirky things around town you found? If not, what are you looking forward to?