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New to Sydney? Here are some great days out for you to explore

14th February 2013 Print

Sydney is certainly one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world, but if your time is short in this wonderful city, then you’re going to struggle to make a decision on what spectacular sights to see. From the Sydney Opera House to the great Harbour, tourists flock to Sydney to see the vast number of historical, cultural and social elements of the East Coast Capital. So what goes on your list, and what goes on the back burner for your next visit down under? Take a look at some of the best days out in Sydney for you to explore!

Bondi to Coogee Coastal Beach Walk

The Bondi to Coogee Coastal Beach Walk is one of the most well looked-after and maintained stretches of pathway in the whole of Sydney, and it’s the perfect way to spend the afternoon with your entire family. Although the walk is quite a journey, there are a number of stop-off points along the way to buy refreshments and also to enjoy the amazing beachfront view.

It’s recommended that you wear layers on this walk, as some parts of the patch stretch high up into the hills – one minute you’re bathing in glorious sunshine, the next you’re battling the wind! At a good pace, the walk should take around two hours to complete, and there are some stunning views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge to be seen along the way.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge

The list of great days out in Sydney wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the world-famous Harbour Bridge, and measuring a whopping 135 metres up and 50 metres across, it’s the fifth longest spanning arch bridge in the world! With construction beginning in 1923, the Sydney Harbour Bridge took just over nine years to complete, and opened in the March of 1932.

From trams to trains, pedestrian walkways to cycling routes, the Harbour Bridge encompasses the best of Australian engineering, and it remains a popular tourist attraction to this day. If you’re looking for an experience out of this world, why not try the bridge climb! Lasting for just over three and a half hours, instructors guide you to the top and help you to scale one of the world’s most stunning structures.

The Museum of Contemporary Art

This museum is Australia’s leading dedication to the art world, offering a collection of contemporary pieces from all over the world. Presenting an engaging and diverse range of solo, group and new-work exhibitions, the museum offers a great day out for art lovers and historians alike. Located on the edge of the Sydney Harbour, the museum is only a short walk from the city centre, and also offers free tours of the museum’s own private collection.

The Sydney Dance Company

If you’ve got time to spare on your trip around the city, then a show at the Sydney Dance Company is a great way to end your holiday. Not only is it Australia’s most prolific dance establishment, but its dancers have won critical acclaim all over the world. With 25 world tours under their belt, the Sydney Dance Company is an extraordinary achievement of Australian culture and innovation.

Post provided by Anthony, a British blogger working with Cheapflights.