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Top Sydney Tips - Your Insider Tips for Sydney

  • Ferry trips, beach BBQ’s and don’t forget to pack your hiking boots for some stunning coastal walks around Sydney. We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top Sydney tips. Here's what you told us...



    Take the ferry

    Simon Chiverton says:

    Take the passenger ferry from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour. Some amazing views for $5.

    Fernanda Matumoto says:

    Go to Watson's Bay by ferry from Circular Quay! It´s a wonderful place!

    Stiofán Ó'Riain says:

    Take the ferry out to Manly Beach!

    Kim Voortman says:

    Don't pay the $50 to go on the boat that takes you around the harbour - pay the $10 for the Manly Wharf ferry and get the same view!

    Pat Hall says:

    Circular Quay to Manly by Ferry - great views of the Bridge and Opera House, seeing all the lovely waterside homes on the way, and then a short walk to Manly surf beach. You can also go to the Zoo by Ferry.

    Greg Bawden says:

    Ferry to Watson's Bay from Circular Quay for lunch at Doyle's.

    Jas Mine says:

    Catch the ferry from Darling Harbour to Manly. Great way to take in Sydney including all the big tourist attractions: Opera House, Harbour Bridge, city, Luna Park, Kirribilly House and an endless array of harbour-side mansions. All for $20. Bargain!



    See under the sea

    Sanjay Varma says:

    Snorkelling in Gordon's Bay!



    Visit some great beaches

    Maura Kelly says:

    One of the best hidden beaches is Balmoral in Sydney - spend the day lying on one of the most beautiful hidden gem beaches in the city. After the beach hit up The Balmoral Beach Pavillion Restaurant and grab a bite to eat or chill and watch the surf.

    Lischen Müller says:

    Tamarama Beach!



    Explore the city

    Brenden Burkinshaw says:

    Spend some time on King Street in Newton.



    Take a coastal walk

    Ian P.G. Brown says:

    Do the Bondi to Bronte walk along the coast between two beautiful beaches. That, or the Bridgeclimb.

    Semia Merrich says:

    Do the beach walk from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach... Awesome scenery!

    Malcolm Vella says:

    Strap on your walking shoes and do the hike from Bondi to Coogee.



    Check out the Botanic Gardens

    Daisy Ai says:

    Take some sunflower seeds and be amazed how many cockatoos come to join you in the Royal Botanic Garden.

    Peter Fürst says:

    Royal Botanic Gardens - walk on the grass, smell the roses, hug the trees, talk to the birds and picnic on the lawns.



    Take in some spectacular views

    Meli Pirelli says:

    Go down to the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House at night. Awesome view and you are more or less on your own!

    Daisy Ai says:

    At Darling Harbour you will be entertained and it's a great view, especially at night time. Sydney has so much to offer! It's fantastic.

    Sami Green says:

    If you fancy something plush and seeing Sydney by sunset without paying ridiculous prices to do the bridge climb, simply go to the Shangri-la Hotel and visit the Blu Bar on level 36 for complete views of the Harbour... Pucker!

    Christian Salandanan says:

    Go to Balls Head Reserve in Waverton have a picnic and enjoy the serenity and view of the Harbour and the Opera House on a different angle not usually known to tourist!



    Travel smart

    Hendrick Chua says:

    Buy the MyMulti3 travel pass. You practically can go everywhere without paying extra.



    Pay a visit to Luna Park

    Katja Zintl says:

    Walk over the Harbour Bridge to Luna Park or enjoy the views from Mrs Macquaries Point. It’s such a beautiful city!

    Monica Acosta Amon says:

    Go walking to the Luna Park!



    Sample some nightlife

    Marcin Polak says:

    Bar Century - cheapest beer in town ($3).

    Fran Cormack says:

    A drink in Mojo bar on York St, and order an in-house pizza that gets delivered to the bar from the pizza joint a few doors down

    Becky Pennison-Bates says:

    Don't be put off by the reputation of Kings Cross, definitely try it for a night out!

    Virginia Giagnoni says:

    Go to Establishment for a cocktail and Ivy - the best club!

    Cesare NoWay Arturi says:

    Kings Cross 100% nightlife!



    Ring in the New Year

    Stuart Baker says:

    My top tip for Sydney is spend New Year’s there, incredible experience.

    Daisy Ai says:

    Watch the yearly Vivid Light Festival or spend NYE down at the Opera House.



    Fire up the BBQ

    Vin Kebblewhite says:

    Bronte Beach for a summer BBQ - Soooo much better than Bondi!

    Anna Tabea Hönscheid says:

    BBQ in Lane Cove River Park!



    Exercise while you sightsee

    Bene Hernández says:

    Forget about using buses within the city, most of the time it's much faster just walk.

    Mimouss Pimouss says:

    Jog by the bay.

    Michael Shoesmith says:

    Walk everywhere!



    Take a day trip from the city

    Mikey Deady says:

    The Blue Mountains / Three Sisters... Ok, not exactly Sydney centre, but a nice escape day-trip away from the touristic harbour area.

    Doris D says:

    Yummy tastings (wine, beer, cheese and gelato) in Hunter Valley!

    Michael Shoesmith says:

    Walk everywhere!

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  • Ferry trips, beach BBQ’s and don’t forget to pack your hiking boots for some stunning coastal walks around Sydney. We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top Sydney tips. Here's what you told us...



    Take the ferry

    Simon Chiverton says:

    Take the passenger ferry from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour. Some amazing views for $5.

    Fernanda Matumoto says:

    Go to Watson's Bay by ferry from Circular Quay! It´s a wonderful place!

    Stiofán Ó'Riain says:

    Take the ferry out to Manly Beach!

    Kim Voortman says:

    Don't pay the $50 to go on the boat that takes you around the harbour - pay the $10 for the Manly Wharf ferry and get the same view!

    Pat Hall says:

    Circular Quay to Manly by Ferry - great views of the Bridge and Opera House, seeing all the lovely waterside homes on the way, and then a short walk to Manly surf beach. You can also go to the Zoo by Ferry.

    Greg Bawden says:

    Ferry to Watson's Bay from Circular Quay for lunch at Doyle's.

    Jas Mine says:

    Catch the ferry from Darling Harbour to Manly. Great way to take in Sydney including all the big tourist attractions: Opera House, Harbour Bridge, city, Luna Park, Kirribilly House and an endless array of harbour-side mansions. All for $20. Bargain!



    See under the sea

    Sanjay Varma says:

    Snorkelling in Gordon's Bay!



    Visit some great beaches

    Maura Kelly says:

    One of the best hidden beaches is Balmoral in Sydney - spend the day lying on one of the most beautiful hidden gem beaches in the city. After the beach hit up The Balmoral Beach Pavillion Restaurant and grab a bite to eat or chill and watch the surf.

    Lischen Müller says:

    Tamarama Beach!



    Explore the city

    Brenden Burkinshaw says:

    Spend some time on King Street in Newton.



    Take a coastal walk

    Ian P.G. Brown says:

    Do the Bondi to Bronte walk along the coast between two beautiful beaches. That, or the Bridgeclimb.

    Semia Merrich says:

    Do the beach walk from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach... Awesome scenery!

    Malcolm Vella says:

    Strap on your walking shoes and do the hike from Bondi to Coogee.



    Check out the Botanic Gardens

    Daisy Ai says:

    Take some sunflower seeds and be amazed how many cockatoos come to join you in the Royal Botanic Garden.

    Peter Fürst says:

    Royal Botanic Gardens - walk on the grass, smell the roses, hug the trees, talk to the birds and picnic on the lawns.



    Take in some spectacular views

    Meli Pirelli says:

    Go down to the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House at night. Awesome view and you are more or less on your own!

    Daisy Ai says:

    At Darling Harbour you will be entertained and it's a great view, especially at night time. Sydney has so much to offer! It's fantastic.

    Sami Green says:

    If you fancy something plush and seeing Sydney by sunset without paying ridiculous prices to do the bridge climb, simply go to the Shangri-la Hotel and visit the Blu Bar on level 36 for complete views of the Harbour... Pucker!

    Christian Salandanan says:

    Go to Balls Head Reserve in Waverton have a picnic and enjoy the serenity and view of the Harbour and the Opera House on a different angle not usually known to tourist!



    Travel smart

    Hendrick Chua says:

    Buy the MyMulti3 travel pass. You practically can go everywhere without paying extra.



    Pay a visit to Luna Park

    Katja Zintl says:

    Walk over the Harbour Bridge to Luna Park or enjoy the views from Mrs Macquaries Point. It’s such a beautiful city!

    Monica Acosta Amon says:

    Go walking to the Luna Park!



    Sample some nightlife

    Marcin Polak says:

    Bar Century - cheapest beer in town ($3).

    Fran Cormack says:

    A drink in Mojo bar on York St, and order an in-house pizza that gets delivered to the bar from the pizza joint a few doors down

    Becky Pennison-Bates says:

    Don't be put off by the reputation of Kings Cross, definitely try it for a night out!

    Virginia Giagnoni says:

    Go to Establishment for a cocktail and Ivy - the best club!

    Cesare NoWay Arturi says:

    Kings Cross 100% nightlife!



    Ring in the New Year

    Stuart Baker says:

    My top tip for Sydney is spend New Year’s there, incredible experience.

    Daisy Ai says:

    Watch the yearly Vivid Light Festival or spend NYE down at the Opera House.



    Fire up the BBQ

    Vin Kebblewhite says:

    Bronte Beach for a summer BBQ - Soooo much better than Bondi!

    Anna Tabea Hönscheid says:

    BBQ in Lane Cove River Park!



    Exercise while you sightsee

    Bene Hernández says:

    Forget about using buses within the city, most of the time it's much faster just walk.

    Mimouss Pimouss says:

    Jog by the bay.

    Michael Shoesmith says:

    Walk everywhere!



    Take a day trip from the city

    Mikey Deady says:

    The Blue Mountains / Three Sisters... Ok, not exactly Sydney centre, but a nice escape day-trip away from the touristic harbour area.

    Doris D says:

    Yummy tastings (wine, beer, cheese and gelato) in Hunter Valley!

    Michael Shoesmith says:

    Walk everywhere!

  • Hopefully these top Sydney tips will help you make to most of your visit to Sydney .


    And that's not all... You can find even more great tips from our Facebook fans here and here.Hopefully these top Seville tips will help you make to most of your visit to Seville.


    Book hostels in Sydney | Sydney videos, podcasts, free pocket guide and more


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