1. Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a must-see for all visitors. Take the opportunity to cross the bridge from either side, be it from Milsons Point in North Sydney or the Rocks in the city. You may even want to go to the Pylon Lookout, where you can not only view information about the origins of the Bridge but also have the chance to take excellent photographs. Daredevils may want to go for the thrilling option of climbing up the Bridge. Such climbs are provided every day. However, they are in high demand and it is recommended that you book in advance.
2. Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is the monument most frequently associated with Sydney. With a fascinating history and an even more fascinating architectural design, the Sydney Opera House will take your breath away. It attracts millions of tourists every year. While just taking in its beauty is enough, you may want to venture inside the Opera House and buy a ticket to one of the many theatre, ballet or musical productions which are held inside. You can also choose to go on a guided tour which will allow you to gain a more detailed insight into the history and functions of the Opera House.
3. Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach is one of the most famous beaches in the world, and is a tourist favourite. Its sparkling water and warm sand attracts people from all over the world. You can spend hours people-watching on Bondi Beach without ever getting bored. Here, nudity and displays of affection are common, so families with children may want to head for other beaches instead.
4. Luna Park
Luna Park is a large and iconic theme park located near the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It features a variety of rides and activities, such as Prison Break, Coney Island, Dodgems, Tango Train and many more. Children will be delighted with the endless exciting list of things to do within the park. The park has just been redeveloped, and with its many shaded seating and café, will be sure to appeal to both children and adults alike.
5. Sydney Tower
Sydney Tower, otherwise known as Centrepoint Tower, is the tallest building in Sydney. Inside, you can find a coffee lounge, an Observation Deck as well as two restaurants. Many visitors head for Sydney Tower as it provides an excellent aerial view of the surrounding area, not to mention countless phototaking opportunities. The food buffet offered in the restaurant is also highly recommended.
Orson Johnson writes for Holiday Velvet, a website providing vacation accommodation in Australia & Holiday apartments worldwide