Whether you’re a tourist or a resident, there is plenty to do in Sydney to keep the whole family entertained. One great thing about Sydney is that there are a lot of trips that can easily be done over the weekend or just one day. Even if you’re short on time, Sydney still has plenty to offer.
Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens
This beautiful spot of land is conveniently located in a central part of the city and offers more than just stunning views. There are tours, multiple events, and even educational activities. Children and adults alike will find joy in the beauty and tranquillity of the area.
Watch Some Whales
Whale watching is a popular activity in Australia, and Sydney is no exception. During the Humpback whale migration, these magnificent creatures can be spotted from the shore, or close up from a boat. For a day in Sydney, whale watching is an unforgettable experience. Many of the tours will last a few hours, and during the migration, there is a near-guarantee that you will see plenty of whales!
Day Trip to Glow Worms
Just an hour west of Sydney is the Blue Mountains, home to impressive mountain ranges, epic hiking trails, and caves with an ecosystem of glow worms. There are many tours that can take you on short hikes, where you’ll see serene waterfalls and damp caves. Located within these caves are the awe-inspiring glow worms. Standing in the darkness of these caves, the stunning soft glow of the worms will feel like you are somehow watching the night sky above. It is a truly unique experience.
Circle Around the Circular Quay
Strolling around the Circular Quay is always a great activity for the day because there is so much just within the small area. The Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, as well as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, are all within view of the Quay. Scattered throughout the area are trendy restaurants, boutique shops, and small bars where you can sip wine on the water.
When in Doubt, Wine
Australia offers some of the world’s best wine, along with a plethora of wineries. While there are plenty of great wine places right within the heart of the city, there are also some great wineries just outside of the city, where you can see rolling fields and sample a wine tasting straight from the vineyard.
Sydney is an excellent area with more to offer than meets the eye and should be a top spot for anyone in Australia.