Sydney is a thriving metropolitan city with unlimited things to see and do, yet it’s often used as a stop over city for people travelling in and out of Australia.With so much to do, in so little time it’s important to get the most out of this city as you possibly can. So after various weekend trips to Sydney, I have put together a one day itinerary for anyone who has less than 24 hours in Sydney!
Catch a Cab into the city (or a train)
Here you can spend a few hours shopping, Sydney is highly regarded for its shopping after all!
If that’s not really your style then why not stop by one of the many delicious coffee shops that dot the streets and sidewalks for morning tea. You could also check out the David Jones Food Court or the Lindt Cafe for some scrumptious sweets.
Meander through the Royal Botanical Gardens
If the inner city busy-ness isn’t really your cup of tea why not visit the eastern side of the Botanical Gardens. Slowly meander through the picturesque pathways that weave in and out of stunning gardens and you will finish near the Opera House.
Walk down to Sydney Harbour
When you have had enough of the city, its time to make your way down to Sydney Harbour. Here you can watch street performers, walk along The Rocks, check out the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House for ample photo opportunities.
Jump on the Ferry from Circular Quay to Watsons Bay
Now I really love a long lunch so I recommend catching a ferry to Watsons Bay for lunch on the water. They ferry provides amazing views of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Navy ships docked at Woolloomooloo as well as the parks and cliffside mansions that dot the coast line. On the weekend the harbour is filled with hundreds of small sailboats, which is a beautiful sight to see.
Hold onto your hats as it can get very windy on the upper decks!
Lunch at Doyles on the Beach Watsons Bay
Doyles on the Beach is a long standing favourite, nestled into a prime location on the waterfront. It’s known for its great seafood, delicious cocktails and amazing views across the bay all the way over to the city.
Have afternoon drinks at the Opera Bar
After lunch, you can wonder along the beach at Watsons Bay before catching the ferry back to Circular Quay. Once back at Circular Quay head over to the Opera Bar for afternoon drinks/cocktails. They have an amazing cocktail selection for you to enjoy while under the sun. Watch out for the sea gulls though, sometimes they’re out in full force!