Sydney must be Australia’s most recognisable city, and for good reason. Boasting breath-taking sights and a wide range of activities to throw yourself into, Sydney aims to offer something for every visitor. If you’re unsure about where to begin when exploring the city, here are a few things to consider putting on your checklist.
Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. For a unique way to see the city from above, why not try Sydney’s popular ‘Bridge Climb’ activity which scales the Sydney Harbour Bridge. There are two, 3 and a half hour guided climbs to choose from, conducted at dawn, during the day, at twilight and at night. This is a truly unique opportunity to explore Sydney’s sights – for more information, go to www.bridgeclimb.com.
Sydney Opera House. This may seem like the obvious choice, but if you’re going to be in Sydney then you really must see the Opera House. For those who are put off by the idea of opera, there are many ways to enjoy this great feat of architecture. There are tours run frequently throughout the day, or you could even dine in the striking ‘Guillaume at Bennelong’ restaurant. Whatever you choose to do, it’s a great place to be able to say you’ve visited. Check out www.sydneyoperahouse.com for more information on what you can see and do.
Manly Beach. If you want to spend some of your time in Sydney relaxing by the sea, just hop on the 30 minute ferry (or 15 minute Jetcat) from Sydney across to Manly Wharf. Manly is home to some stunning beaches for those seeking sun and relaxation, and also offers great opportunities for walks, cycling and other sports. Manly also has an Oceanworld and a Water Park, which can be great fun for the whole family. www.manlyaustralia.com.au can give you all the information you need about Manly.
Enjoy a few Sports. Australia has a reputation for sporting prowess, and unsurprisingly Sydney is home to many different sporting activities. Why not watch a live game of cricket or rugby, or try learning to play something new for yourself? If you’re not much of a team sports person, then there are plenty of opportunities to try your hand at water sports, golf or mountain sports nearby.
If Sydney sounds like the place for you, there’s very little to hold you back. Travel can be very cheap if you find a good package deal, whilst there are great offers around this summer to save you money like Vodafone’s abolition of roaming charges. With this deal, you can make and receive calls and send texts and picture messages from Australia for your regular mobile tariff, as long as you travel between 1st June and 31st August*. So why not seize the day and make Sydney your next port of call?
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*Visit the Vodafone site for more info and to view their range of smartphones, including the latest iphone.