First Guest blogger
Hi! This is a super fun post to share with you all because this is the first time ever that I have a guest blogger here on StefTravels! This post is written by Peter Minkoff and you can read more about him after his intriguing post.
I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did. Having spent six months in Sydney it was lovely to read this accurate post and reminisce about times long gone. Enjoy!
7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Sydney ASAP
The very name of this majestic city will fire up your wanderlust, and it was a real challenge to pick a single-digit number of reasons to spend time in Sydney, because if any place on Earth can inspire a versatile and adventurous visit, it’s Australia’s most popular city.
Let me tickle your imagination with a few of my favourite choices that should be on your list of must-see places, and that will certainly tempt you to stay and make Sydney your permanent home.
1. The National Parks
Whether you decide to start with a picnic at the Royal National Park, or a hike through the Blue Mountains like I did, visiting Sydney without spending a few days in its close-by wilderness resorts is a missed opportunity, so make sure to include at least a single-day excursion in your itinerary.
Take a few hours to stroll around the Lane Cove National Park in the West corner of Sydney and bask in the beautiful scenery, or visit the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in the north for a history lesson about indigenous rock carvings while enjoying the rainforest experience mixed with a stunning ocean view.
2. The Taste of Sydney
In order to catch a glimpse of the true nature of their local cuisine, spend time at the famous Taste of Sydney festival, ask for a few recipes to try at home and bring some of their favourite dishes to the local parks for a picnic.
Go to the north of Sydney to visit a beachfront Manly restaurant for a tasty meal, or a coffee place for a refreshing drink and a view of daring surfers and playful waves. After that you may want to go for a stroll along one of the most beautiful beaches in Sydney, or have some fun time at the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary.
3. The culture
More than just a home to the world-famous Opera House (which is definitely worth a visit), Sydney offers a diverse selection of concerts available all year round, museum and art gallery exhibitions, awareness-raising events and free or very affordable festivals.
If you wish to experience the city like a real Aussie, make sure to check with the locals if there are any less advertised events. Go to their local stand-up comedy shows or wine-tasting events, and you will not regret the time spent surrounded by their positive energy and innovative spirit.
4. The coastline
Wherever you look, you can see another pristine shore, an untamed cliff-side, a hilltop perfect for whale watching, or a sand-glazed beach with palms to provide you with shade and a perfect reading nook.
You can opt for their incredible walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach, with an occasional rest in one of the nearby cafes or restaurants, or enjoy a breathtaking view of the ocean waves crashing against the towering cliffs.
Perfect for both ladies and gents who would like to treat themselves to a fashionable clothing item, a valuable book, or a locally made piece of jewellery, Sydney is brimming with shopping-worth corners that will grab your attention in a split second.
Go to the Glebe Markets on a Saturday of your choice, as this is a perfect place for an unforgettable experience of recyclable fashion, local music and refreshing meals on the lawn.
This city offers a glimpse of the native Australian flora and fauna no matter whether you prefer a personal, hands-on experience with the marine life while scuba-diving or snorkelling, or a more traditional approach by visiting the Wild Life Sydney Zoo.
You can also take a photo with a koala, see some of their exotic bird species, go for a safari ride just outside of Sydney or take part in activities that will let you get up close and personal with some of their friendliest animals. Australia is known for its unique wildlife, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to see these animals in their natural habitat.
From the historic landmarks to the modern structures, Sydney is a true fusion of timeless and contemporary, and wherever you look, you will find another impeccable architectural work of art. The Sydney Harbor Bridge, along with the Sydney Tower, the Gaelic Theatre, the Macquarie Lighthouse and numerous other hidden jewels of the city will dazzle you with their remarkable diversity, and every walk or ride you take through the streets of Sydney will leave you with a new impression of its unsurpassed beauty.
About the author
Peter is a lifestyle writer and a recent newly wed living in Brisbane, Australia.
After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design, he worked as a fashion stylist and also as a freelance writer for few local magazines in Brisbane.
Beside writing, he loves shopping, cooking exotic meals and traveling around tropical destinations with his hubby Josh.
Thank You for reading and thanks Peter for writing!
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