Spending some time in Sydney this season? Grab a train schedule or hop into your Budget Rental Car, and hit these diverse destinations- all perfect for couples, families, or solo travelers:
1. The Rocks
The Rocks District’s storied history as an open air jail, or convict’s settlement, is evoked with a delightful sense of whimsy instead of somber macabre, and, in it’s current incarnation, offers lively outdoor markets, galleries, boutiques, and plenty of international fare cooked up in its local stalls. With Halloween upon us, why not try a ‘haunted’ walking tour?
2. Royal National Park
This renowned national park is a wonderful destination for picnicking, swimming, or a day of exploring the bush. Enjoy a tour with an Aboriginal park ranger, or pick up a new hobby at one of the park’s informative and entertaining classes on basket weaving or bead making.
3. Harbour Bridge
Looking for a grand photo-op? Nothing beats a rigorous climb atop the iconic Harbour Bridge. The majestic, breathtaking views are certainly ones you will not soon forget! But take those photos, just in case. Plan on spending from two and a half to three hours on a guided climb.
A suburb of Sydney that features beaches for swimming and surfing, a wharf, and the highly acclaimed Oceanworld Aquarium is a can’t-miss treat for visitors to Sydney. Even with all of that to enjoy, the best part just might be the leisurely ferry ride across Sydney Harbour. There’s plenty of seaside fare and souvenir shopping too, so plan to make a day of it.
5. Taronga Zoo
This world class zoo is a delight for animal enthusiasts of all ages! You can even make it a side-trip, with an overnight stay right at the zoo, with packages that include safari tent accommodations, meals, and specially guided tours for overnight guests.