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Top 5 Things to Do in Sydney for First-time Visitors

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Visiting Sydney, you want to experience the best of the best things to do in Sydney. For first-timers to the city, it can be confusing to understand what to do but try these top five experiences.

1. Browse the iconic sights

Sydney is known for its impressive landmarks. If you’re heading into the city and you haven’t been before, walking around and checking out all the unmissable sights is the perfect place to start. Take in the serene harbor, walk the steps of the Sydney Opera House, and (if you have the time and energy) climb the iconic Harbour Bridge.

Wander through the city and check out The Rocks, Sydney’s most historic borough. Wander through the Royal Botanic Gardens and enjoy the serenity. Or, hop on the ferry to Manly Beach to watch the surfers.

2. Enjoy the food

There’s so much food to enjoy in Sydney. So much. No matter your taste preferences, they’ll be a restaurant to suit you. You could wander around the city and walk into whatever takes your fancy or browse hundreds of restaurants online. Fusion food and decadent desserts are within reach and enjoying the culinary creations on offer is an essential thing to do in Sydney.

3. Make some food

Sitting back and enjoying a good meal is one thing, but why not get hands-on with your food? Not ditching the cutlery but making the food yourself! Try your hand at recreating the fabulous food Sydney is known for is a unique experience. If you’re visiting the city with a friend or a loved one, a food class is a great activity to do, whether the experience is eye-opening and inspirational or a hilarious failure, best to enjoy it together.

4. Jump into the water

If you’re in Sydney in the warmer months, and you enjoy swimming, you’ve got to try out some of Sydney’s famous beaches. Bondi beach is one of the most iconic things to do in Sydney, and it is extremely popular. But there are plenty more beaches around if the infamous Bondi isn’t to your taste. For example, just across the ferry, you’ll find gorgeous Manly and the stunning scenery there. Head out even further from the city to find those secluded gems.

5. Check out the animals

Right in the heart of Sydney is the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and the Wild Life Sydney Zoo. Anyone traveling to Sydney from outside the country won’t want to miss seeing Australia’s fauna up close and in person. For Australians visiting Sydney city, a day at the zoo or aquarium is still a day of fun (especially for families).

There are so many things to do in Sydney, this top five is just the beginning. Explore Sydney for yourself and discover your personal top five!

This content is sponsored by Red Balloon.

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