Sydney is the most cosmopolitan and populated city in the south-east of Australia, capital of the State of New South Wales and you definitely cannot miss it if you plan to travel there. It is very pleasant to walk through its streets, with wide sidewalks, a beautiful conjunction of architectural styles, skyscrapers, organized traffic and many green areas. You can visit many of the attractions on foot and for those that require public transport, it is advisable to do them the same day and thus to buy a daily bonus, you will find more practical.
Circular Quay is the center of social and gastronomic life and the city, from where you can take buses and ferries and reach many points in just a few minutes. It is a very busy place, always full of people strolling, you can find Australian aborigines painted with sacred drawings doing spectacles of ancient dances or street musicians playing some instrument or singing.
The bay is the biggest attraction of the city, it is the very soul of this. On weekends it is a spectacle of sail boats and yachts moving through it. Here you can see some of the most emblematic images of the city, such as the Opera House, the cultural center of the city that you can visit on the guided tour, attend an event or admire its original architecture.
Another icon of the city is the Harbor Bridge, which crosses the bay and connects the financial center with the north coast; You can cross it by walking, by car, bus or bicycle, but it is very interesting to have the experience of climbing to the top, raise the 134 meters that gives the bow and travel its metallic structure tied to a harness; If you like strong emotions, I assure you will be fascinated and you will have the best views of the city.
Between Circular Quay and the famous Sydney Harbor Bridge, The Rocks is the oldest part of the city which is now recognized for its labyrinths of alleyways on different levels and its red brick houses. You can arrive from the pier where the ferries depart upstairs and is the best area to photograph both the bay and the Opera House, you will have privileged views. In this neighborhood you can enjoy a set of streets full of designer restaurants of different cuisines, souvenir shops, jewelers and pubs. The terraces abound making it an ideal place to relax after a day of walking around the city.
But logically a visit to Sydney without visiting its beaches, would not be a complete stay. Bondi or Manly are a great choice, both with their promenades, restaurants and shops. The first one is 20 minutes away and has something special: it is exceptional for surfing and has a walkway where people skate, run or exercise. Manly is a charming town, its street markets of craftsmanship and decoration, are its main demands, besides taking a ferry there is still one of the travel experiences that characterize Sydney.