Top things to see in Sydney

Top things to see in Sydney

Day trips

  • Blue Mountains: take a train to Katoomba
  • Manly: take a ferry from the Quay, takes 20min, good views of the Opera House
  • Hyams Beach: the whitest sand on Earth!
  • Canberra: see the Questacon and the Australian Parliament

Eating and drinking

  • Bars and pubs around Surry Hills
  • Best ice-cream place is Messina Gelato, try Hakiki as well
  • Watch out for happy hours: usually until 6PM or 7PM
  • 360 Bar and Dining: best view of Sydney
  • Lentis as Anything: pay-what-you-want restaurant

Cool neighbourhoods

  • Coogee: a small but charming beach
  • Newtown: lot of cool cafes, my favorite is Badde Manor
  • Glebe: bars are fun, check out antique bookstores like Sappho Books, Café and Wine Bar
  • Chinatown: very close to city centre
  • Wooloomooloo: walk around the harbor
  • Surry Hills: for pubs, bars


  • Asian stores are usually cheapest
  • Paddy’s markets:  have cheap fruit and veggies, open Wed – Sun until 7PM; sales on Sundays after 6PM!
  • Fish is usually cheaper than beef or chicken
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