Top 5 things to do in Sydney

Sydney is one of the most respected cities amongst tourists and backpackers. It has multiple personalities and lives up to the expectations of all kinds of travelers. This hugely photogenic city has some of the most enchanting locations and landmarks which will definitely have a spellbinding impact on your mind.

To speak of the attractions, here are the top 5 things you should do in this city:

i.    Visiting Sydney Opera House: Sydney Opera House epitomizes the city’s undying love for music. At the same time it highlights a unique architecture and forms a stunning imagery with the Sydney Harbour as its backdrop. It also lies in the vicinity of Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Rocks. All these three attractions are clubbed together in most Australia tour packages.

ii.    Have fun at the Bondi Beach: Bondi Beach is the best beach which Sydney has to offer. Its beauty and sophistication has also been chronicled in Chetan Bhagat’s best-selling book ‘3 Mistakes of My Life’ which was recently made into a film titled ‘Kai Po Che’.

iii.    Exploring Chinatown: Australia, like Singapore, has its own Chinatown which is the hub for shoppers and diners. It is also home to local Chinese community and is a paradise for the culture-hunters.

iv.    Boarding the ferry to Manly: Tour packages always try to include a ferry ride to Manly. The picturesque background and the serene water of the harbour is a definite breath-stealer.

v.    Checking out the Royal Botanic Gardens: Royal Botanic Gardens have a special place in the hearts of the nature lovers. Apart from being a tranquil place, it also offers a peek into the close world of plants and flowers. It is congenially nested beside the Sydney Opera House and can be thus included easily in your sightseeing plans.

All these attractions are must-visit even if your Sydney tour is going to be a 2-day affair.

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Sydney Opera House

Australia has a lot to offer to any visitor. Good shopping destinations, scenic beauty, adventure sports are some of the things that makes Australia a hot tourist destination. Sydney is one of the cities that you should make a point to visit. And if you are visiting Sydney, the Sydney Tourism department always recommends that you don’t miss out on visiting the Sydney Opera House.

Touring the Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House was designed by a Danish architect, Jorn Utzon around 50 years ago. The tour conducted through the Opera House is covered in Australia tour packages. A guide will take you around and explain the different sections. You will be taken through the various halls and rooms. There are 1000 rooms and 300 corridors in the Opera House. More than 1600 performances take place in the theatre throughout the year. Shakespearean theatre, classical music concert and other popular forms of art are showcased here as well. When you come here with your tour group, you can also book a show.

Backstage Tour of the Opera House

The backstage tours will reveal to you what goes on behind the stages. You can get to know the different secrets, tricks and tales of the industry from the guide who steers you through the tour. This is usually not included in the Australia tour packages.

The Sydney Tourism office will give you all the needed information for the tour although you will have to buy the tickets from the Sydney Opera House. So, don’t miss out on this opportunity as you can trace the footprints of Ella Fitzgerald, Pavarotti and others stalwarts here!