Things to do in Sydney

Things to do in Sydney

Sydney is probably the most elegant city I have visited so far.

The first impression is the one that last, they say, and after leaving behind our experience of working in a farm in Australia (and 12+ hours on a bus from Griffith), Sydney looked like heaven.

Things to do in Sydney
Bus ride from Griffith to Sydney

Where to stay when in Sydney

We booked a private room in one of the many hostels in Kings Cross, which also had a rooftop, and used it as a base for the next couple of days. In fact, as we ventured into Bondi Beach the day after, my CVs packed in my bag, I got a trial in a restaurant by the beach and got the job two days after, so we moved to a hostel in Bondi Beach instead.

Things to do in Sydney
View from the hostel’s rooftop, Kings Cross, Sydney

Despite the amazing rooftop, I would not recommend the Kings Cross area if you are not looking to party and all that. I must say that even in my 20s when I liked to party I preferred to stay and live in quieter locations. Kings Cross is ok, it’s trendy and vibrant.

things to do in sydney

Chilling at one of its many beaches

On the second day after arriving in Sydney, we caught a train to Bondi Junction, to get to Bondi Beach.

Bondi Beach is stunning, it’s like you see it in the movies, a long sanded beach with a swimming pool on one side and lots of little houses, cafes and hostels on the front line. Moreover, you can access fantastic coastal walks from Bondi, like the one to Coogee or the one to Vaucluse, with views over Sydney’s harbour, insane!

Things to do in Sydney
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour

This is the area where all the nice restaurants and pubs are,

the and its beautiful gardens. It’s the perfect place for leisure. Full of cafes and restaurants.


You can take the ferry from Sydney Harbour to Manly for a relaxing day away from the city. You can enjoy a pint with fantastic views and walk in the forest.


Head to Vaucluse for a fantastic view on to Sydney and its harbour. Breath taking view, I promise!

Sydney City
Giant Chess at Nagoya Gardens, Hyde Park

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