Top Sydney Attractions To Inspire your Next Trip Down Under
The capital of New South Wales and the whole of Australia was off-limits for most part of 2020, now that they’re lifted , tourists can finally step foot inside Sydney. The next time you find yourself in the biggest city of Australia, make sure you check out these attractions that are quintessentially Sydney. These will delight both first time visitors as well returning travellers! Here are some of them!
Traverse the Waters on a Cruise
There’s no denying that Sydney is one of the most gorgeous cities on the planet. But did you also know that it becomes even better at night? Well if you haven’t seen it already, hop on a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour and find out for yourself! The shimmering stars across the dark sky, the elegant buildings towering above the CBD, the glittering city skyline, all come into play at night! And the ideal way to enjoy them? You guessed it! Taking to the waters and witnessing this scenic vista onboard a premium cruise is an experience unmatched. Book the luxurious glass boat for the ultimate dining experience, with the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge standing tall in the background!
Even on a Sydney Harbour lunch cruise you get to indulge in a scrumptious array of dishes and maybe even club it with drinks and beverage packages, all the while enjoying 360° views of the mesmerising landscapes.
Check Out Sydney’s Public art Installations
Sydney is a city brimming with public artworks — whether incorporated into the design of an old railway station or suspended above the pedestrian streets of the Central Business District (CBD). And much to my surprise, some of these even rival those showcased within the walls of the art galleries and museums! Stacked up in the Central Park Mall, Tower of Love, is the modern depiction of endangered animals piled on one another. This bronze sculpture includes a panda balancing a couple of rhinos and a hippo in an unsure fashion, along with a camera, pear and a coffee mug.
Interloop at Wynyard Station, is yet another massive sculpture hanging above the escalator, which pays homage to the heritage of the building. Elsewhere on the busy side of the CBD is an extensive stretch of ambiguous bronze-scallywags. Some see it as creepy and some as playful. These ‘otherworldly’ statues add a touch of vibrancy to the streets which is otherwise all about suits, banks and boutiques.
Discover the ‘Manly Wormhole’ North of Manly Beach
Queenscliff Tunnel, or known by its local name ‘Manly Wormhole’, is a chiselled-out tunnel through a headland rock on the North of Manly, that connects the two seafronts. This mysterious seaside tunnel has no signs or boardwalks to help you find a way between the Queenscliff and freshwater beaches, but is worth every bit of your time and effort. While it can be tricky finding the other side, your efforts will not go to waste, you will be rewarded with sweeping views of the Freshwater Beach and of course, the bragging rights for discovering one of the city’s most kept secrets!
Unwind at a Secluded Beach
If you’re a visitor you simply can’t turn back home without logging on to some serious sand and surf time. The big names like Bondi and Manly might be a bit overrun with crowds so why don’t you try a different route. Located only a couple of minutes away from Manly, Collins Flat Beach, is a secluded alcove, perfect for an afternoon lazin’-around sesh or picnicking. Chinamans Beach in Mosman is also a solid option. A favourite among the locals, the views here are unrivalled, but this long strip of sand can be accessed only by wandering through the Rosherville Reserve!