Traditional Custodians are the Eora Nation, who have lived in this area for tens of thousands of years. In the Sydney Basin it is the Gadigal clan.
Current population of greater Sydney is over 5.3 million people.
Sydney is a financial, advertising and legal hub for Australia and South East Asia. It is considered one of the 10 most influential cities in the world by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. It’s most iconic feature, the Opera House is one of the most recognisable buildings in the world. With 100 beaches, 88 golf clubs, Parks, Stadiums, Museums, Yacht clubs, Superb shopping and restaurant districts, Sydney has often been voted amongst the most liveable cities on Earth. The physical beauty of the city, its harbour, architectural styles and favourable climate make it a great city.
While in Sydney, you can take tours, use the public transport system, walk through the many attractions and kilometres of harbour foreshore. One of the attractive highlights of the city is the Sydney Harbour National Park, which combines parks and islands freely available to all.
There are also theatres, bars, restaurants, cafes and street food to delight every palate.
Last but by no means least, Sydney has a great amount of Aboriginal tours, mostly walking tours of various sites such as Barangaroo Reserve, and The Rocks Dreaming tour to name just a couple. These tours use aboriginal guides to give you a unique perspective on the land you are visiting and its significance to those who were here before European settlement.
We have put together below a short itinerary of what you might choose to do in Sydney. Combined with our informative Australiana app, you can use that itinerary as a starting point for planning your visit to Sydney. Day 2 we feel is a must “as is” for every first-time visitor. After that you have options, and if you want to do them all, you just lengthen your stay. If you need more information, use the links or get in touch.
Day 1 – Arrival
Option – Limousine Meet & transfer
Option – Shuttle bus transfer
Arrive Hotel – check in
Day 2 – Classic Sydney
Morning city sightseeing tour including Mrs Macquarie’s Point 📷, Woolloomooloo, Rose Bay, Bondi Beach📷, Paddington, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, TheRocks and more.
📷= Photo stop
Harbour Lunch Cruise – enjoy a delicious buffet lunch while cruising past the most beautiful and famous parts of Sydney Harbour.
Tour the Opera House – Take a short walk from Circular Quay to the Opera House for your one hour guided tour of the interior of one of the world’s most famous buildings.
Day 3 – Your choice Day
We suggest 4 options:
Option 1 – Blue Mountains full day tour – get to know the beautiful scenery of these mountains with the spectacular Jamieson Valley, the Three Sisters from Echo Point, the quaint village of Leura (free time to walk around) and a visit to a wildlife park to meet Australia’s famous animals. The tour also stops at Scenic World where you can choose to take the rides down to the valley floor (extra charge).
Option 2 – Hunter Valley full day tour – One of the oldest wine growing regions in Australia, we take you on a small group tour to visit boutique wineries, taste wines, try some cheese, the beautiful scenery including the Hawkesbury River on the way. This tour includes lunch.
Option 3 – Take the ferry to Manly, the ferry ride is great, you can enjoy the beachside cafes when you’re there, have a swim and come back to the city the same way. If you use one of the Harbour Hopper services you could also visit Taronga Zoo.
Option 4 – Stay in Sydney centre and use our app to visit famous landmarks, gardens or just shopping!