When it comes to visiting a new city for the first time, it can be a little overwhelming trying to narrow down the sights to see and attractions to visit. Trying to squeeze it all in to one short itinerary can be a lost cause, especially if you’re planning on touring an amazing city like Sydney, which is full of tourism hot spots and must-see places. Here at Adventure Clues we like to keep things easy for our readers, so we’ve compiled a list of four places you should absolutely visit the first time around – and the best part is they’ll easily fit into your schedule with a little time to spare.
If you’re looking to pack as much into a day as possible, then an Adventure Clues trail is a no-brainer, but we’ll talk about that one a little later.
1. The Sydney Opera House
If you’ve never been to Sydney, you probably recognise it by this awe inspiring landmark. There are more than 40 shows a week that take place at the Sydney Opera House, with a wide range of niches so there’ll be something for everyone. However, if you’re not so interested in the entertainment then just taking a look at this huge building is still one of the most popular things to do in Sydney! Seven A380 planes could sit wing to wing on the roof of this stunning must-see Sydney site!
2. The Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is famous for being the largest steel arch bridge in the world so it’s no wonder that climbing it is such a great feat worthy of bragging rights. If you’re looking for things to do in Sydney that you’ll want to run home about, a bridge climb and a few happy snaps at the Pylon Lookout are sure to make that list.
3. The Rocks
The Rocks is one of the places in Sydney that are richest with historical significance and culture. It’s where the European settlers first stepped ashore in 1788, and it now serves as a spectacular entertainment precinct for locals and visitors alike. As you can imagine, there’s a whole lot to see here and it might even be a bit overwhelming. Luckily, Adventure Clues has you covered with our Unlock the Rocks trail, providing you with entertainment and a shortcut to all of the best parts to see of Sydney in a fun and cryptic scavenger hunt style trail.
4. The Sydney Botanic Gardens
One of the most important historic botanic institutions in the world, if the scientific significance of this landmark doesn’t excite you then the beautiful scenery will! Stretching out over a huge 30 hectares, Adventure Clues has made it easy to get to the best parts to see of the Sydney Botanic Gardens with our Bloomin’ Botanic Sydney trail! This self-guided cryptic adventure meanders through the gardens and takes you past the best-hidden gems and ultimate view-points.
So if you’re trying to figure out the best things to do in Sydney without wasting a day, these four places are the ultimate ‘must-see’ of Sydney. If you’re looking for a few more, our trails have the best of Sydney tourist spots listed in one fun location. Come check us out!