Places to Visit in Sydney
Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, is a largest and the oldest city in Australia. This harbor city offers you an immersive land and sea experience that will intrigue you for long. You can shop, dine and spectate the exquisite architecture here.
The following Sydney tourist attractions will take you to the heights, as well as introduce you to nature and the Aboriginal life.
Sydney Opera House-
Danish architect Jørn Utzon designed this world famous Sydney tourist attraction. Situated on the water front, it appears like a harbored giant ship by its sloping white walls and roofs.
Opera house took 16 years and a whopping $100 million to reach its completion in 1973. This complex is a preferred concert & performance center and can accommodate 1500 people.
This crescent-shaped beach is at a short distance from the Central Business District (CBD). It features a long run of golden sands along with the homes and apartments in its vicinity.
This popular Sydney tourist attraction lures body builders, surfers, sun bathers, and swimmers. To its north, you can see the sunbathers and swimmers and in the south are the surfers due to the rough tides and waves.
There are also the changing rooms on this beach and a plethora of bars, cafes, and shops at your disposal.
Queen Victoria Building-
Dubbed shortly as QVB, this Sydney tourist attraction is a five-storey shopping complex. George McRae built it in 1898, with the purpose of the marketplace and a concert center. It carries a Roman architectural touch in its beautiful and massive construction.
QVB occupies an entire city block to provide enough room for over 200 retailers for their market. It uniquely sports a huge glass dome, stained windows, and beautiful cast iron railings.
It is the tallest Sydney tourist attraction that extends up to a height of 1014 feet. You can have a panoramic view of the surrounding metropolis, harbor, and countryside.
You can also enjoy the delectable food in any of the three dining facilities here. Revolving restaurant and 360 bar are must-experience highlights. There is also a 4D Cinema that renders astounding special effects of winds and bubble.
For adventurers, this bridge is a thrilling and fascinating Sydney tourist attraction. Sydney Harbor Bridge features a 440 m high arch. After its completion in 1932, a bridge climb attraction in was added to it in 1998.
This Sydney tourist attraction enables the daring visitors, equipped with the protective clothing and harness, to reach to the top of the arch.
Those who are not into adventurism can visit Pylon Lookout Museum. You can reach here from the footpath along the bridge.
Royal Botanic Gardens-
This Sydney tourist attraction is situated between the Domain public green space and Sydney Opera House. Founded in 1816, this botanic garden houses over 7,500 exotic and native plant species.
You can also visit the Tropical center that showcases plants in a pyramid shaped green house. A garden here preserves the threatened plant species including the ancient Wollemi Pine, that dates back to 200 million years.
All in all, It is a must-visit Sydney tourist attraction for the botanists and nature lovers.
It is a home to the Australia’s indigenous species and the exotic animals. What will fascinate you here is the roaring and the snoring sounds that will make you lose in them.
You can stay here overnight, to spectate the nocturnal flowers. An excellent story telling by the guides about the aboriginal life will make you fall in love with this place. You can access this Sydney tourist attraction with a car, bus or a ferry ride.