Hello guys! Today I have a lovely guest here on my blog- Miss Emma Lawson!
She is a fellow blogger from Australia and she will share her tips and best spots in Sydney!
The Opera House. The Harbour Bridge. State Memorial. Queen Victoria Building. The Rocks. All of these landmarks are a must-see for a traveller visiting Australia’s capital, but that’s just the tip of the fun iceberg Sydney has in store for a holidaymaker hungry for pleasure and thrills. Sydney is one of the world’s hottest tourist destinations for a reason: a hotpot of cultural influences and a place where historical monuments and futuristic buildings coexist in harmony, the city is well-known throughout the world for its fascinating architecture, flourishing nightlife, arts and music scene, scenic beaches, and numerous festivals, concerts, and sporting events. But how can a first-time tourist make the most of their visit to Sydney, and where should they stay, eat, shop, and go sightseeing in order to truly feel the city’s pulse?
Where to Stay
If you want to get the biggest accommodation bang for your buck during your visit to Sydney, try the ADGE Apartment Hotel in Surry Hills. Located close to the main transport routes and shops, ADGE boasts superior comfort to go with modern amenities and amazing design in each of its 14 suites, and it also features a few cool boutiques that’ll live up to the standards of most diehard shopaholics.
If prefer extravagant accommodation to average-looking suites, make sure to check out Meriton Serviced Apartments. A symbol of luxury and style, Meriton suites feature contemporary design and first-class amenities, and you can choose between 11 different hotel locations including World Tower, Pitt Street, Bondi Junction, Sydney Airport, and Zetland.
Sydney Nom Spots
Foodies visiting Australia’s capital are in for a real treat: a place where European cuisine meets exotic flavours, Sydney offers a broad range of eateries in line with every tourist’s budget. For a quick bite in a homey setting, try Farmhouse King’s Cross Restaurant over on Bayswater RD or The Corner House up on Bondi Road: both restaurants offer mouth-watering delicacies and first-rate drinks to sate a hungry tourist after a day-long exploration of the city.
Lovers of exotic cuisines should try out the vegan treats over at Duy Linh Restaurant or the top-of-the-crop Lebanese servings over at El Jannah’s: for a few dollars, you can indulge your senses in ethnic delicacies and spice up your stay in Sydney with a taste of India, Thailand, Lebanon, or China.
Sydney is a genuine shopaholic’s heaven, with numerous malls and boutiques scattered across the city. If you want to experience Sydney shopping at its finest, head over to the Queen Victoria Building: together with over 200 shops offering premium-quality homeware, clothes, shoes, and jewellery, QVB also showcases stunning examples of 19th-century building and interior design to spice up your store browsing sessions with a touch of style and architectural magnificence.
Fashion, jewellery, and arts lovers shouldn’t miss the chance to visit the Strand Arcade Paradise. Dating back to early 1900s, the mall features some of Sydney’s finest clothing and shoe shops, as well as jewelleries, eateries, beauty salons, antiques stores, and gift shops, so your hours’ long mall browsing delight is guaranteed.
For a wild souvenir hunt, don’t forget to check in at Peter’s of Kensington. A store that has it all, Peter’s of Kensington offers sweet discounts for its first-rate merchandise, including tableware, jewellery, electrical appliances, beauty products, clothing, and travel accessories. The store also organizes weekend warehouse sales over on Bradford Street, so you can spend a lazy Saturday going through the store’s special deals and choosing gifts for your loved ones.
As for Sydney sightseeing tours, a tourist’s options spring endless. For a quiet afternoon in the lap of Mother Nature, head over to the Royal Botanic Gardens. In the Gardens, you can throw a picnic in the park overlooking the scenic backdrop featuring the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, or you can join a guided tour to learn more about the local flora.
If you’re more of a water sports lover at heart, head out for a walk from the Bondi to Coogee, explore Sydney’s captivating beaches and coves, or rent a surfboard to try to conquer the waves like a true Australian sea master.
For a closer insight into the city’s history, try the Rocks: a picturesque district with cobbled alleys covered in chic cafes, lovely eateries, arts stores, and crafts markets, the Rocks is a great place to join a guided tour and pick up a few lessons on Sydney’s past and its development to date.
To experience Sydney and all the thrills, glamour, and charm it has to offer, you’ll need to come back for second and third helpings of the city’s history, culture, and lifestyle. A city where the past, the present, and the future walk side by side, Australia’s capital is ready to take you under its wing and show you what living in the Land Down Under is all about. Ready to start packing?