10 Must Dos in Sydney If You Are Staying for 7 Days

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10 Must Dos in Sydney If You Are Staying for 7 Days

If you are lucky enough to have an entire week on your hands in Sydney, you are up for an adventure of a lifetime. This sprawling metropolis is a playground saturated with intriguing hotspots and activities to partake in. Unfortunately, you cannot cover everything during a singular visit. So, here is a list of 10 must-dos in Sydney if you are staying for 7 days.

1. Dine at the top of the city

Sydney Tower soars above the arresting urban landscape as the tallest structure in the city. At 309 meters high, it is an opportune vantage point for newcomers who are yet to experience the delights of the town. Three out of four sections of the tower open for visitation are occupied by Sydney Tower Dining. Each of three restaurants offers a unique arrangement and you can savour both the view and the food as the mosaic of night lights begin to flicker.  

10 Must Dos in Sydney If You Are Staying for 7 Days - Sydney Tower

2. Have a coffee at the Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is an architectural marvel that simply cannot be overlooked. If you need a break from the loud and hectic streets of Sydney’s central business district, you should definitely hop over to this iconic location for a relaxing cup of your favourite hot beverage in one of its exquisite coffee shops.

3.  Take a guided tour

During the first two or three days, you should see as many highlights as possible. In order to achieve this, the best course of action is to take a reputable guided tour that will cover most of the lauded streets and neighbourhoods. The hop-on-hop-off bus tour between Sydney and Bondi is quite popular and reliable.

10 Must Dos in Sydney If You Are Staying for 7 Days- Sydney Opera House

4. Climb the metal giant

Before the Opera House was constructed, the Sydney Harbour Bridge was the primary landmark of the city. Today, it stands as an impressive testament to the sophisticated engineering and structural integrity that endures. While climbing this beautiful metal monstrosity is not for everyone, it is an exhilarating experience if you have the courage and money and it is definitely something you will never forget.

5. Stay in a boutique hotel

Take advantage of Sydney’s colourful accommodations. Franchised hotels are bland and lack any interesting idiosyncrasies. If you get a chance, check out the hip Chippendale neighbourhood which is renowned for its eclectic architecture, incredible accommodations and an interesting art scene. Head straight to the renowned rooftop pool bar of The Old Clare Hotel to truly appreciate the layout of the district.

10 Must Dos in Sydney If You Are Staying for 7 Days- Sydney Harbour Bridge

6. Rent a bike

Sydney is a bike-friendly town, so if you are in the mood for some independent urban exploring, rent a bike and explore the city off the beaten path. You can reserve entire afternoons for your pedalling adventures and, if you remember to bring your trusty camera along, you will certainly get a chance to snap some gorgeous photos.

7. Swim in Bondi Icebergs Pool

Bondi Beach is one of the most famous sandy stretches in the world and it is always brimming with visitors and fun activities. If you are in the mood for a dip, head to Bondi Icebergs Pool, by far the most photographed saltwater pool on the continent. Believe it or not, this landmark and a popular recreational spot, is one century old!

10 Must Dos in Sydney If You Are Staying for 7 Days - Bondi Icebergs, Sydney

8. To the Rocks!

Sydney might be a young city by global standards, but it does have an eventful history. If you want to find out more about the city’s rough and fascinating past, head to the Rocks, a historic district which is also known for its gourmet restaurants and intriguing souvenir shops. Dedicate an entire afternoon to wandering the streets of the Rocks, because you are bound to have an amazing time.

9. Visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Sydney has become one of the most influential cultural centres of the world, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales has a reputation of being the best gallery in the state. After all, there must be a good reason why it hosts over a million visitors every year! You can enjoy the stellar assortment of European, Australian, Aboriginal and Asian art in this sanctum of aesthetic pleasures.

10 Must Dos in Sydney If You Are Staying for 7 Days - The Rocks, Sydney, Australia

10. A day in the park

Australia is known for its unique flora and fauna, so if you want to revel in the alluring scents and lush appearance of the continent’s endemic plant life, head to the Royal Botanic Garden. This is a sprawling park in the middle of the city where you can take a moment to enjoy a tranquil atmosphere.

You’d have to spend an entire year in Sydney in order to uncover most of its delights, and even then there is a guaranteed chance you haven’t inspected every nook and cranny. It is a pity that most people do not have the luxury of time to get familiarized with the city so intimately, but this 10 must-dos should cover you for a start. Think of them as the newcomer’s obligatory rite of passage.

Marie Nieves

A student and lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. She is an avid lover of photography and a regular author for several blogs.

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