Sydney is a beautiful city with plenty to see and do. When I visit a new city, I like to absorb the culture as if I was living there as well as through in a couple of tourist ‘must-see’s”. So if you are interested in finding some tips on places to eat, things to do in see in a week in Sydney then keep reading.
Spend a Sunday at Alexandria
The grounds at Alexandria can something we used for weddings and events, and the rest of the time it is a cool place to hang out with friends, get coffee and lunch, and wander around the flower stalls, food stalls, and shops. There is also an old-school VW camper for those ultimate instagrammable shots!
We ended up visiting here by chance when we needed a new screen for a phone. There is an excellent phone shop who fixed the screen within an hour. The hour flew by as we grabbed food and sat in the sunshine.
This is a place to go with friends, boyfriends, family and yes it is child friendly so it definitely is a great way to spend a lazy Sunday.
Sydney Opera House
The Opera House sits on the harbour and it is by the far the most touristic thing you could do. That said, you can’t go to Sydney and not see the Opera house in all its glory. I would recommend going to the harbour in the late afternoon, grabbing a drink while you can take photos of the Harbour bridge and the outside of the Opera house and then watch the sunset on the harbour. It really is magical and the whole harbour area has a great vibe.
Bennelong Restaurant, Sydney Opera House
If you want a culinary experience, then book a table and have the tasting menu OR just walk up and try to get a seat at the bar where you can be served the most amazing tapas menu. The atmosphere is incredible and you are sure to have a very enjoyable evening.
Quite possibly one of the most famous beaches and is a must see. It goes without saying. If you are lucky to get a sunny day, spend your time chilling out, sunbathing and enjoying the beach. There is an incredible array of artwork and graffiti along the beach walls which is perfect for a great background shot!
Bondi to Coogee Beachfront walk
It will take about 1.5 - 2 hours to walk it (depending on how many times you stop to take photos!)
You can reward yourself at the end by treating yourself to brunch or lunch, Whatever your preference is!
Boat trip to Manly
Take the fast ferry from Sydney harbour arriving in Manly within 20-25 minutes. I recommend going early in the morning before 11. Once you arrive, stroll to the other side of the island where you can take a nice coastal walk. At the end there are plenty of places to grab lunch and if the weather is nice, the beach is a great place to hang out for the day.
Henry Deane at the Palisades Hotel
Reserve a table for 6 pm so you can watch the sunset at the top of this amazing restaurant. We arrived a little later but the skyline was stunning with the lights of the city. I describe the food as fancy tapas or melt in your mouth deliciousness.
For those nights when you are hungry
Try the pizza at Via Napoli. By far one of the best pizzas and bruschetta! We didn't reserve a table but we were advised to as it is always busy. We got lucky and got a table right away. It is located in Surry Hills which has an abundance of bars and restaurants.
I didn't shop a whole lot while in Sydney and the last recommendation is probably limited to certain people but I absolutely love Cotton on Body for their gym gear and swimsuits. If you are on the lookout for new gym gear, or a swimsuit, check it out!