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Australia might be on the other side of the world for most of us, but it’s still one of the most popular holiday destinations in the entire world thanks to its location, the cuisine and the attractions. So we’re going to give you the rundown on why you should be visiting Sydney for a holiday at least once in your life.

Reasons to Visit Sydney

Let’s start with some compelling reason for why you should visit Sydney.

  1. The city of Sydney is incredibly diverse. Architecture on the streets can feel like it changes every few miles and the multicultural mix makes the city feel very friendly to tourists.
  2. Australia has fantastic weather all year round which means you can visit Sydney at virtually any time of the year and still get an incredible experience.
  3. There are some incredible beaches across Sydney. They’re not far from the city center and they’re bustling with activity, but there are also quieter beaches up and down the coast if you’re willing to explore.
  4. Although much of Sydney’s cuisine has been imported from other countries, they do a fantastic job of putting their own spin on it. From world-renowned seafood restaurants to budget pizzerias, there’s no shortage of foods to fall in love with.

Attractions in Sydney

We absolutely must start with the world-famous Sydney Opera House. It’s the star of the Sydney Harbor and has an iconic shape that is recognizable from any angle. Next, there’s The Rocks, a historic area of the harbor that was once home to the Gadigal aboriginal people but later became the main European settlement. If you’re in the mood for a relaxing garden walk, then The Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney is a tranquil location to stroll through. For a multicultural experience, don’t hesitate to head down to Sydney’s very own Chinatown, filled with authentic Asian cuisine and cheap street food eats.

Food in Sydney

Food can be a wild mixed bag in Sydney. There’s a massive selection of fine-dining experiences and hip mid-range restaurant experiences, but you can also find some relatively cheap cafes and street food eateries especially if you travel around Chinatown. Since the cuisine takes influences from all over the world, you’ll find everything from fish and chips to Asian char kway teow.

Staying in Sydney

There’s no shortage of hotels to stay in if you’re visiting Sydney, but it can get relatively expensive especially if you’re staying in an upscale area. However, if you’re willing to scale down a bit, there are plenty of cheaper guesthouses and hostels, and you’ll also find a plethora of Airbnb rentals across the city.

Sydney Travel Tips

Getting around Sydney can be challenging for first-timers, so here are a couple of tips to make it easier.

  • Get yourself an Opal card! These are public transportation cards that are simply swiped on buses, ferries and trains, making it easy to get around and also pay for public transport.
  • It’s not uncommon for shops and restaurants to close early in Sydney compared to the rest of the world, so make sure you do all your shopping and eating before 10 pm if possible.
  • Ferries are an iconic and reliable way of getting around in Sydney–they’re not just for show!