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Must Visit Attractions in Sydney - Something for Everybody!

The capital of New South Wales in Australia, Sydney is one of the largest cities and is home to a plethora of attractions that lure travellers from all over the world.


The Sydney Opera House / Sydney Harbour Bridge

Your first stop in Sydney, as clich├ęd as it might be, has got to be the world renown Opera House known for its architectural beauty imposing upon the harbour. It is a massive performance arts centre, and you can opt to tour the building for a fee with a group or simply admire it at your own pace. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is directly opposite, and words cannot describe how beautiful it is to see in the evenings when it is lit up. Catch a ferry from Circular Quay located a few minutes' walk away from the Opera House / Harbour Bridge to any one of the nearby harbours and wharfs for a fun day excursion!


The Sydney Tower Eye

This is the city's tallest structure and it is also the Southern Hemisphere's second tallest observation tower. The view from the tower is second to none, and the outdoor platform known as The Skywalk offers 360 views of the city and its beautiful suburbs.


The National Maritime Museum

If you end up staying at one of the hotels near Darling Harbour, chances are that they will recommend that you stop by the National Maritime Museum. Do not be put off if you aren't particularly interested in the field, as the museum provides so much more than just a glimpse into the country's maritime history. There are interactive displays and photography exhibits that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. A short walk from Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments, visiting the Museum will leave you feeling like you have learnt something new that day, which is always a good feeling!


Bondi Beach

Arguably the most popular beach in Australia and possibly one of the most well-known beaches in the world, when you see Bondi Beach, it's not hard to imagine why so many locals and tourists descend upon it. It is much more than just a picturesque setting of fine golden sand and crystal clear turquoise waters. You couldn't find a better place to surf, shop at local markets and boutiques or scarf down a delicious meal while enjoying waterfront views. The Icebergs Dining Room and Bar is particularly stunning. If you're lucky, you can also enjoy a spot of whale watching as you walk along the coast from Bondi to Bronte. Whether you're a beach bum or just wanted to take in the view so you could feature it on your Instagram, you will not be disappointed.


Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Easily overlooked on most peoples' travel itineraries when visiting this vibrant city, try not to make the same mistake. This stunning botanical garden located in the heart of Sydney hosts a variety of events where you can learn more about science, gardens, plants and horticulture. Those of you interested will have found your haven. There are free guided walks you can join, you can shop for rare, endangered and unusual plants to take back home with you and even participate in a transformative outdoor yoga session held on the premises. Whatever your fancy, this garden is definitely worth a pit stop.


The Queen Victoria Building / Pitt Street Mall

If you want to get some shopping done, look no further than the QVB as it is affectionately called by the locals. Home to over 180 of the city's best jewellery stores and fashion boutiques, not to mention a wide array of restaurants and cafes, you can find anything you want here. While the purpose of visiting this building may be to shop, you will be affected by the grandeur of its architecture, preserved since the 1890s. The centre dome is the highlight of the QVB and adjoining the dome is an original staircase from the 19th century. The stained glass windows throughout the building will leave you in a state of wonder as historical culture meets new age consumerism. The Pitt Street Mall is a few minutes' walk away for more shopping and be sure to keep an eye out for talented local musicians bursting into song in the middle of the busy cobbled pavements in the area.