Explore Sydney

Written by The Bug
City of Sydney

There’s a reason why Sydney is ranked as one of the best student cities in the world. So let’s go and explore 5 things you must do when you’re in Sydney!

1. Sydney Ferries

Sydney Harbour

Instead of sleeping in on Sunday, grab your Opal card and go exploring on Sydney’s famous ferries. For a maximum of only $2.50 (this cheap price is only on Sundays!), you can hop-on and hop-off the ferry as many times as you want and explore the harbour city in style. You can look up some destinations in advance, or just start at the main wharf (Circular Quay) and just chill out and see where the ferry takes you…

Recommended: Darling Harbour, Manly, and Watsons Bay are three of the most popular and scenic trips!

2. Luna Park

Luna Park

We may not be kids anymore but the thrill of a rollercoaster excites so many of us!

If you’re exploring on the ferry, just get off at Milsons Point Wharf – otherwise, Milsons Point Train Station is also very close.

Recommended: The Hair Raiser, the Wild Mouse, and the Rotor are personal favourites!

3. Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo

This spectacular zoo is home to over 4,000 native and rare exotic animals and you get an amazing view of Sydney Harbour so it is definitely worth visiting!

The easiest way to get here via public transport is to catch a ferry from Circular Quay and get off at Taronga Zoo Wharf.

Recommended: The bird and seal shows are always popular and the Asian elephant display is also impressive!

4. Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens

This is a wonderful place take to walk around, relax, and have a picnic and it is the perfect place to visit after checking out the iconic Opera House.

The Gardens are a short walk from Circular Quay Train Station and there is also a free 1 hour walk organised by volunteer guides.

Recommended: The Ponds, the Glasshouse, and the Bottle Tree are all very beautiful!

5. Chinese Garden of Friendship

Chinese Garden of Friendship

This Garden has such a peaceful atmosphere and is the perfect place to reconnect with nature in the heart of the city. It is one of the largest gardens of its type outside Asia, with pavilions, lakes, and waterfalls.

Tickets are $6 and if you’re exploring on the ferry, just get off at Darling Harbour – otherwise, it is only a short walk from Town Hall Train Station.

Recommended: If you’re keen, you can feed the fish and also dress up in traditional Chinese clothing!

As you can see, Sydney has so much to offer – so now it’s your turn to start exploring !

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Deb M.

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