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Sydney Weekend Getaway

The largest city in Australia, Sydney is a also a hub of perfect weekend and holiday activities that are suitable for both locals and tourists.

While Sydney is well-known for its nightlife and urban hotspots, the city is also home to some beautiful natural attractions. Sydney is a diverse place so it is suitable for both romantic getaways and exciting holiday retreats and easy to access by air, road… and even water.

Things to see and do in Sydney

Not only is Sydney Harbour Bridge one of Australia’s most famous landmarks, it is also a great place to take in stunning views of the city. Visitors can wander along a special walkway to enjoy stunning views of Sydney and the coastline.

Circular Quay – Sydney, New South Wales

People dine, relax and basque in the glorious afternoon sun quayside in Circular Quay.

The sail-like rooftops of Sydney Opera House form one of the city’s most iconic sights and it makes the perfect photo opportunity for visitors who take the time to pause outside. Culture vulture should also try to time their trip so that they can catch one of the special performances that are held inside throughout the year.

Visitors who take a short stroll from Sydney Opera House will find themselves at the Rocks. This scenic spot is steeped in history and legend and features a maze of narrow cobbled lanes that are lined with shops, restaurants and market stalls where visitors can have fun browsing for bargains.


Animal lovers are sure to enjoy exploring Taronga Zoo, which is home to an impressive collection of Australian animals as well as cool and cute creatures from around the world. Some of the many highlights here include the chance to interact with koalas as well as rare species of animal such as Kodiak bears, Sumatran tigers and a large family of chimpanzees.

The large and lush Royal Botanic Gardens are the perfect place to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the big city. A series of walkways lead through the gardens while also offering visitors impressive views of the harbour as they run between towering trees and exotic plants.

Soaking up the sun and indulging in a little people watching on Bondi Beach is an experience that should not be missed. People who enjoy messing about in the water will also find that this is the perfect place to surf or simply swim in the cool, clear water that laps the sand.