From its stunning central harbour setting to the hundreds of blue and gold beaches Sydney is a city of raw beauty. But once you’ve experienced its world famous landmarks and beaches what then?
Explore the backstreets
Sydney’s laneways are worth exploring. They show a glimpse of histories past and modern hipster revival. The colonial nooks and crannies of The Rocks always turn up some surprising delights while city laneways like Angel Place hide art installations and great eateries. Further afield the laneways and backstreets of Newtown are home to a growing street art scene that includes pieces by international artists such as Will Coles.
Drink some local beers
Australian beer is anything but Fosters. If you want to get a taste of real Australian beers then it’s worth venturing to Sydney’s Inner West, now the home of countless breweries, many of which are open to the public and offer funky bar settings for you to enjoy their brews in.
Go for a hike
Sydney is surrounded by national parks. While most travellers venture to the Blue Mountains, if you’re looking for something a little different a trip to either the Royal National Park or Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is just for you! Both offer plenty of beautiful coastal and bushland tracks and because they’re less touristed your chances of catching some local wildlife are much higher! Plus, they’re home to some beautiful natural wonders like the Figure 8 Pools!
Discover the city’s hidden indigenous history
Australia’s indigenous cultures can be traced back over 40,000 years! That makes them one of the oldest surviving cultures in the world. It’s certainly worth learning more about this. You can explore Sydney’s modern indigenous history in the suburb of Redfern or even venture up to Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park to spot rock art and carvings that are thousands of years old!
Get a taste of local life
Sydneysiders love food and are fast to adapt, chase and forge new trends. So immersing yourself in Sydney’s food culture will give you the perfect local feel. The Sydney Fish Market is an institution and you can visit early in the morning or even do a cooking course there. Then there’s the frequent food festivals that include wine festivals in Hyde Park, a Good Food festival in Centennial Park, Night Noodle Markets and more!
And that’s just a taste of Sydney, there’s tonnes more so don’t let your exploring heart stop there!