Sydney In One Day

During our trip to Melbourne we took a side trip to one of Australia’s most famous cities in the world, Sydney. So popular some people think it is Australia’s capital.

Sydney is the largest and most populous city in Australia. Surely one day is not enough for a tour but if it’s all the time you’ve got then here are the highlights of this harbour city.

Start the day with a recreational walk around George Street, a major road in Sydney’s central business district. Its south end begins near Central Station stretching to The Rocks on the north. Central Station is a major terminal for the local and regional train networks of Sydney and New South Wales including the airport line. So traveling by rail or plane from other parts of the country this is the most accessible. George Street as well as its side streets are lined up with modern and colonial buildings.

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North end of George Street from The Rocks

Shop at Paddy’s Market housed in the Edwardian-architecture Haymarket building. Here you can buy cheap clothes, novelties, souvenirs and other items.

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Cross over to Darling Harbour via the Pyrmont Bridge and have lunch at Harbourside Shopping Centre for a stunning view of Sydney skyline. From here board the Aussie Water Taxis and Sydney Harbour Cruise or visit the Australian National Maritime Museum.

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Pyrmont Bridge and the CBD skyline

Catch a 360 degree view of the city and the harbours from the Sydney Tower observation deck, the tallest structure in the metropolitan. For a more exhilarating experience try their Skywalk tour. Step out into the open and walk around the encircling glass-floored platform at a height of 268 meters.

The Rocks. Love arts, history and good food? Packed with galleries, museums and mouth-watering restaurants, this is definitely your spot!

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For an adrenaline rush climb to Sydney Harbour Bridge’s summit 134 meters above Sydney Harbour.

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You haven’t been to Sydney at all without seeing Australia’s most iconic structure, the Sydney Opera House. From May to June celebrate Vivid Sydney with its festival of lights, music and ideas.

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