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Why Sydney Is the Best Place to Visit

Updated on September 14, 2018
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Ganeswar is an author, poet, blogger, tech enthusiast, and travel addict.

The urban landscape of the city is well structured, the historical sites are perfectly preserved, the natural ecosystem is fully developed, and the social fabric of the city is well accustomed. In my opinion, Sydney has all the qualities to be an ideal city.

Sydney is often considered as one of the most livable cities in the world. Sydney, the most populous city of Australia, is located on Australia's southeastern coast, and is the state capital of New South Wales. The largest city of Australia has magnificent harbour, and is the most suitable place for sailing, swimming, surfing and diving. Famous for its vivid urban ambiance, sandy beaches, parks and historical monuments, Sydney is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world.


The beauty of the city is unique and incomparable. The urban landscape of the city is well structured, the historical sites are perfectly preserved, the natural ecosystem is fully developed, and the social fabric of the city is well accustomed. In my opinion, Sydney has all the qualities to be an ideal city.

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1. Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour is the most captivating aquatic place for Australians. Often admired for its exotic beauty, this iconic harbour is one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. The sparkling blue waters, attractive gardens, impressive ambiance, and hidden beaches make the Sydney Harbour one of the best places to hangout.

Sydney Harbour is well connected with the transportation system. The closest transport hub is Circular Quay, and it has various means of transportation such as metro trains, private buses, cruises, and ferries. There are so many things to do here. You can either take the ferry to a nearby island or go and explore the Sydney Harbour National Park or take a cruise to Taronga Zoo or go to Balmoral Beach; the Harbour is so well connected with other tourist places that you will never be disappointed. You can also take the lift to the Sydney Tower and enjoy the beauty of the Sydney Harbour from the top of the tower. It is so amazing.


Sydney Harbour
Sydney Harbour | Source

2. Opera House

Opera House, a masterpiece of architecture, is the UNESCO heritage site. A great urban landscape and one of the most famous buildings in the world, Opera House is a highly attracted place for its marvelous architecture, unparalleled design and construction, and fabulous interior design.

Located at Circular Quay train station, the place is easily accessible. Moreover, Opera house hosts more than 1600 performances in the form of music, theater, dance, comedy. The restaurants, Opera kitchen and bar offer various delicious foods and drinks that you can combine them with the show.


Opera House
Opera House | Source

3. Sydney Harbor Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge, also know as 'Coathanger', is the national cultural icon of Australia. The iconic landmark bridge connects the city with North Sydney, and is one of the major adventures for locals as well as tourists. More than 80 years old, the famous bridge offers a unique opportunity to climb up and explore the beauty of the city.


Furthermore, walking across the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a unique experience, and both locals and tourists often enjoy climbing up the bridge and watch the scenic view of Sydney Harbour as well as the city.

Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge | Source

4. Royal Botanic Garden

The Royal Botanic Garden is another major attraction in Sydney. Built in 1816, the garden provides a perfect opportunity to explore the diverse collections of plants and its medicinal benefits. It is the one of the most peaceful places to take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy a quiet atmosphere from the crowded and noisy streets of the city.


Situated at the southeast of the Sydney Opera House, the gardens spread over an area of 74 acres of land, and plants and fungi are well conserved. The gardens not only help in building up the green ecosystem of the city, but also provide the most tranquil environment every Sydneysider calls for. Furthermore, with over 28,000 individual plants, the Royal Botanic Garden has one of the largest collections of plants in Australia.

Royal Botanic Garden
Royal Botanic Garden | Source

5. Bondi Beach

Bondi beach, pronounced as Bondai Beach, is the most famous beach in Sydney. Approximately 7 km away from the city center, the marvelous beach is filled with white sands, crystal blue clear water and constant good waves. The beach is the most ideal place for swimming, surfing, relaxing, eating a lunch, and beating the heat during the summer. This is also the perfect place to picnic with friends and family. The coastal walk from Bondi Beach to Bronte, is a fabulous experience and a perfect morning and evening workout. Finally, eating street foods at Bondi Farmers Market and exploring sculptures by the sea are the best things to do in Bondi.

Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach | Source

6. Museums and Galleries

Museums and galleries are the best place to discover and understand the ancient artifacts, colonial history, art, science, technology, innovation and culture. Home to some of the best museums and galleries, Sydney offers the most vivid galleries and a wide range of collections in its museums. Whether you are looking for a museum of contemporary art or maritime or powerhouse, Sydney is the best place. Some of the best museums and galleries in Sydney are Australian Museum, Australian National Maritime Museum, Justice & Police Museum, Elizabeth Farm, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Jewish Museum, Art Gallery of NSW, Susannah Place Museum, Museum of Sydney and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

7. The Rock and Circular Quay

The Rock and Circular Quay are located beside each other in the heart of the city center. This is the place where main ferry terminal, Opera House and Sydney Harbour and Sydney Harbour Bridge are located. Often credited as the birthplace of Modern Sydney, the Rock is famous for its markets, restaurants and cafes, and is the best place to have some great shopping experiences.

The transport hub of the Sydney Harbour is located at Circular Quay. It is the most noisy and energetic place. It is the place where one can take a ferry to other parts of the city and even to nearby islands. Most importantly, this is the perfect location to watch the most spectacular scenery of the Sydney Harbour and opera House.

8. Darling Harbor

Sydney's Darling Harbour is center-place of entertainment and dining. Known for its high rising skylines and amazing waterside, Darling Harbour provides an exceptional outlook of Sydney's wildlife and aquarium, exotic foods and wine, and awesome entertainment. Moreover, you will be overwhelmed with its exquisite dining spaces, recreational facilities such as free kids' yoga, steam mill lane, Chinese Garden of Friendship, and sporting events such as deep sea challenge, and exhibition and convention all around the year.

Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour | Source

© 2018 Ganeswar Sahoo

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