Sydney is a very big city filled with so much activities, but if you’re visiting for the first time and you only have a weekend to spare, don’t worry, this list will check out the major spots while giving you some leisure time to chill and admire the city on your own pace.
I am a sucker for crepes, especially savory ones! So whenever I look and find savory crepes, I have to go! Creperie Suzette is a rustic cafe inside Harbour Rocks Hotel. With pretty interiors and crepes you won’t get enough of, it’s a must try breakfast!
After a yummy breakfast, head out to Circular Quay Wharf 6 to go on a ferry to Taronga Zoo. This zoo is across the harbour from the Sydney Opera House, so you’ll get a great view of the iconic landmark from the water and from your cable car. Yes, you’re going on a cable car ride from the ferry dock to the actual zoo, where you’ll see kangaroos, koalas, wombats, and so much more!
When you’re done saying hi to the cutest creatures the Australian wildlife offers, you can go to the ferry and head back to your hotel for a good rest, so you can prepare to go to the Sydney Opera House. It’s one thing to admire the architecture from the outside, and another to experience the functionality of the design watching a performance inside.
Head to the Opera Bar after your show for a night cap with a view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Depending on how much you drank last night, you’ll be up hungry for breakfast (or brunch, I don’t judge 😉) and some more relaxing time. So head out to Porch & Parlour and grab yourself a clean meal and some good coffee. If you’re into smoked salmon and poached eggs, order the Good Morning. You’re welcome.
Spend the rest of your morning (or day) at Bondi Beach where you can just lay in the sand, swim, or get a 2-hour surf lesson! When you’ve got your fill of the beach and still have time, get on a Hop On Hop Off bus and see the rest of Sydney so you can plan the places you’re visiting on your next trip.
If Mezcal is your thing and you’re ready to end your trip to Sydney with the most creative cocktails, head to Cantina OK! where they have a weekly cocktail special. Spend the night with fun people to remember and get back in touch on your next trip to this amazing city!
PS. If you’re wondering where we stayed to see the Sydney NYE fireworks, it’s at Macleay Hotel. No ticket, no fees. You just have to stay in one of their qualifying rooms to get access to the balcony, where the hotel have a spread of drinks, glow sticks and sparklers for the guests.
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