From glamorous beaches and great nights, to the sublime Blue Mountains, pack in the best this city has to offer by following this itinerary.
Car hire from Australia with pick up from Sydney Airport is the most convenient way if you are looking for a great 5 day trip.
There is no better way to kick start your sojourn in Sydney than by visiting the iconic Sydney Opera House sitting majestically atop a raised platform in Circular Quay, with the azure waters of the harbor lapping below. It has four main auditoriums: for dance, concerts, opera, and a studio for emerging artists. You can experience the magic of the Opera House by either joining one of the daily tours, or by booking a seat at one of the evening shows. After get some exercise with a walk around the well maintained Royal Botanic Gardens next door where you can see beautiful vegetation and stunning harbour views.
Make sure you slap on generous amounts of sunscreen as you hop on to the Bondi Explorer bus that will take you to some of Sydney’s most coveted beach spots. From Circular Quay you will be whizzed off towards scenic Double Bay, which has stunning villas owned by the likes of Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. For lunch, tuck in to fish and chips at a beach side kiosk. In the afternoon do one of the world’s great water views walks – a rambling two-hour scenic walk from Bondi to Coogee Beach ), ( 6 km away from Bondi Beach ) and watch the setting sun.
Indulge your adventurous side with a trip to the Blue Mountains that are 90 minutes away by car. Experience the splendor of mountain towns like Leura and Katoomba, take a hike on one of the many trails or ride a horse, try a mountain bike, or simply stroll in this rugged and picturesque terrain and National Park. Don’t miss the When you get back to city opt for a spot of dancing at Tantra on Oxford Street that often hosts some of the world’s best DJs playing some great music.
This day is devoted entirely to shopping, so kick start your retail therapy at The Queen Victoria Building completed in 1898, as a monument to the long reigning monarch. The elaborate Romanesque architecture was specially planned for the grand building so the Government could employ many out-of-work craftsmen – stonemasons, plasterers, and stained window artists – in a worthwhile project. This renovated and beautiful piece of Sydney history now houses a collection of over 160 designer labels and specialty stores. For a more basic and lively shopping experience, go to Paddy’s Market (few minutes from the famous Sydney Entertainment Centre if you hire car in Sydney) that has everything from bric-a-brac, discounted designer wear to trendy accessories. If you’ve not had your fill of shopping visit The Rocks Market to buy locally-made crafts, homeward, arts and collectibles. The markets is also close to some of Sydney’s best pubs like the Harbour View pub where you can savor a meat pie and wash it down with a tall glass of beer.
Your trip to Australia won’t be complete without a climb to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Reaching the upper arch you’ll get a 360-degree view of the city down below. Don the jumpsuit, helmet and life rope and gear up for the bridge climb, a unique thill of a lifetime. There are different climbs you can choose from, so you can suit yourself. For your last night saunter through King’s Cross and stop for a nightcap at the Good Bar one of the many watering holes that lure you in with a promise of a good time.
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