The jewel of New South Wales is undoubtedly the city of Sydney, with a stunning natural bay that was chosen by the original European settlers because it offered easy access to the mainland. If you are planning a holiday in this beautiful part of Australia, we offer information about some of the must-see attractions that you should include in your travel itinerary.
1. Sydney Opera House
This marvel of engineering simply has to be on your must-see list and the best way to experience this iconic structure is with Luxury Tours of Sydney, a company that offers second-to-none service at affordable prices. It might shock you to learn that more than 1,500 shows a year are performed, so no one can say this major attraction isn’t used. There are afternoon outdoor performances well worth watching and you have food and drinks nearby, the spectacular gardens make for the perfect Instagram shot, with the Opera House in the background.
2. Sydney Harbour
Aside from the amazing Sydney Harbour Bridge, the harbour is an attraction in itself, a natural crescent bay that offers shelter from the ocean. We do recommend dinner on one of the floating restaurants, where you get to experience a unique view of the city. Make contact with a company that specialises in guided Sydney tours and you can climb the bridge, which is an experience not to be missed.
3. Blue Mountains
No trip to NSW would be complete without a Blue Mountains tour and when you book with a luxury tour company, you can expect to enjoy a champagne lunch at one of the top restaurants, while getting the best possible views. Stunning limestone ridges, stunning gorges and passes are the highlights with regard to viewing. Travel in luxury accommodation while your guide tells you about the history of the region and a few fun facts about the geography. Three Sisters is an iconic viewpoint, with Echo Point Lookout a place you should stop at.
4. Darling Harbour
Another top attraction, the harbour was at one time a bustling commercial port, yet over the years, it was transformed into a place for tourists to be art-minded folk. Attractions include Sydney Aquarium, the National Maritime Museum and an IMAX cinema with the biggest screen in the world! On the eastern side of the bay there are shops, boutiques and eateries, nearby is the Chinese Garden of Friendship, which is well worth a visit. Your guide can take you down the narrow cobblestone streets for a glimpse of the old times. Check out the CBD, which is not far away.
5. Bondi Beach
Located 7km from Sydney CBD, this iconic stretch of beach should be on your to-see list. You might be lucky and some of the local surfers might be riding the waves. As you would expect, the area is quite touristy, with bars and restaurants spread along the coastline.