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Best Things to Do in Sydney

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Meagan's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Come to the Northern Beaches and away from the CBD! Manly and Mona Vale Beaches are a must!

Visited Sydney in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Yvonne in Sydney for Flytographer


Oksana's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Relax and go see everything!

Visited Sydney in December

Photo Shoot Location: Sydney Harbour Walk

Yvonne in Sydney for Flytographer


Chris's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Check the daily weather

Visited Sydney in December

Photo Shoot Location: Sydney Harbour Walk

Yvonne in Sydney for Flytographer


Carolyn's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Sydney Opera House Tour & Drink at Opera Bar, Pylon Look-out, Bondi Beach to Coogee Coastal Walk, and Cho Cho San for an amazing dinner!

Visited Sydney in November

Photo Shoot Location: Sydney Harbour Walk

Jennifer in Sydney for Flytographer


Holly's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Definitely travel to Australia during their late spring or early summer (November - December). The weather was absolutely perfect! We know many people who have gone during summer in the United States and found the weather to be cold and rainy.

Visited Sydney in November

Photo Shoot Location: Sydney Harbour Walk

Jennifer in Sydney for Flytographer


Amy's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Per the recommendation from Yvonne my flytographer, The Grounds of Alexandria is a beautiful place to have coffee, breakfast, and dessert! I also loved wandering around the Royal Botanic Garden and taking the train around for a quick tour.

Visited Sydney in November

Photo Shoot Location: Sydney Harbour Walk

Yvonne in Sydney for Flytographer


Kim's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge was amazing, the views are stunning, especially on the twilight climb.

Visited Sydney in October

Photo Shoot Location: Sydney Harbour Walk

Jennifer in Sydney for Flytographer


Audey's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

It’s so kid friendly with so much to do! Try all the transportation options, do the zoo, opera house, harbor bridge.

Visited Sydney in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Sarah and Stephen in Sydney for Flytographer


Patricia's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Stay near Circular Quay so you can taxi boat to whatever site you want in Sydney. So fun and beautiful!

Visited Sydney in August

Photo Shoot Location: Mrs Macquarie's Chair

Jennifer in Sydney for Flytographer


Rachel's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Skittle Lane has the best coffee in Sydney! I also tried to stop every morning at Flour and Stone or Bourke Street Bakery for their delicious baked goods.

Visited Sydney in August

Photo Shoot Location: Sydney Harbour Walk

Jennifer in Sydney for Flytographer


Kristy's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Explore the city and learn about the iconic symbols of Sydney. Bike Tours are an amazing way to explore highlights and see different areas of the city. The Harbor "Story" cruise shares the history of how the City was founded and created and show the vastness of the Bay and how the City is sheltered from the Ocean. Tour the Opera House and book a "Bridge Climb" of the Harbor Bridge.

Visited Sydney in August

Photo Shoot Location: Sydney Harbour Walk

Yvonne in Sydney for Flytographer


Kristina's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Skip the touristy areas and get an Airbnb in a neighborhood like Paddington or Surrey Hills. We did this and loved living like a local!

Visited Sydney in July

Photo Shoot Location: Sydney Harbour Walk

Yvonne in Sydney for Flytographer


Carol's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Stay in The Rocks district, if possible. This area offers atmospheric charm... great markets and dining... and you will be up close to the Sydney Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

Visited Sydney in July

Photo Shoot Location: Sydney Harbour Walk

Yvonne in Sydney for Flytographer


Lacey's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Do the tourist things! Picnic at Harbour Bridge, markets at the Rocks, see the Opera House, eat Chinese, drink delicious coffee next to Bondi. Just soak up everything about this wonderful city. Take it slow and people watch ;).

Visited Sydney in June

Photo Shoot Location: Sydney Harbour Walk

Jennifer in Sydney for Flytographer


Danielle's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Visit the Sydney Observatory! I don’t think it’s high on the must do list but we went to a night tour and it was incredible. You get to see the night sky with a variety of telescopes! We highly recommend for any age.

Visited Sydney in June

Photo Shoot Location: Sydney Harbour Walk

Rebecca in Sydney for Flytographer


Faith's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Have a "Plan B" in case of rainy weather. We didn't expect a few days of rain, but used that time to visit the indoor aquarium and zoo in Darling Harbour.

Visited Sydney in June

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Yvonne in Sydney for Flytographer


Melissa's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

We loved Sydney, definitely do a tour of the Sydney Opera house and a river cruise.

Visited Sydney in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Yvonne in Sydney for Flytographer


Lauren & Bryan's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Sydney is a very walk-able city so be sure to bring comfortable shoes (and PLENTY of sunscreen!). We loved exploring the Rocks neighborhood and it's delicious pubs & restaurants. It was also fun to explore the Opera House from up close and then sip cocktails while admiring view of the harbor from Opera Bar. If you've got a sweet tooth- Uncle Tetsu's Japanese Cheesecake is a must-try. If your palate leans towards the savory- Frankie's Pizza is great for a slice (or the whole pie) and some excellent people-watching.

Visited Sydney in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Sarah and Stephen in Sydney for Flytographer


Elizabeth's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

We filtered the food reviews to the single dollar sign -- we have found that this is a way to find the really fabulous local joints. Try some of the many pie shops. We loved getting savory pies followed with sweet desserts.

Visited Sydney in March

Photo Shoot Location: Sydney Harbour Walk

Yvonne in Sydney for Flytographer


Jennifer's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Take in a show at the Opera house, swim the Great Barrier Reef and surf the Gold Coast. All must dos!

Visited Sydney in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Sarah and Stephen in Sydney for Flytographer


Christa's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

So much wining and dining! Highly recommend these top three restaurants in Sydney: Hubert, Ester, and Saint Peter!

Visited Sydney in June

Photo Shoot Location: Sydney Harbour Walk

Rebecca in Sydney for Flytographer


Teresa's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Consider staying a ferry ride away from Sydney's Central Business District. When we first arrived, we stayed at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. It was just incredible to come in to the city each day on the ferry and see the beautiful skyline. For several nights before we left, we stayed in the Central Business District, so I feel we got the best of both worlds in terms of our Sydney experience!

Visited Sydney in April

Photo Shoot Location: Sydney Harbour Walk

Sarah and Stephen in Sydney for Flytographer


Lora's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

We went to Coogee beach with some of our local Sydney friends. It has far less tourists but is still a great beach with PLENTY of places to spread out, throw a frisbee or a ball, it is safe enough to leave your beach bag while you walk down to cool off in the water. We drove over to Doyle's for delicious fish and chips (make a reservation ahead of time!) and then took a night ferry back to our hotel by the opera house. I would recommend this exact day for anyone traveling to Sydney with enough time for one relaxing day!

Visited Sydney in March

Photo Shoot Location: Observatory Hill Park

Sarah and Stephen in Sydney for Flytographer


Mayur's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Go for the city tour. It will help you understand the city very well.

Visited Sydney in March

Photo Shoot Location: Observatory Hill Park

Sarah and Stephen in Sydney for Flytographer


Tanya's Travel Tips for Sydney

What is your best overall travel tip for Sydney?

Bring more money than you think you need lol. Its a very expensive city, but worth every penny and face it, its Australia, its expensive everywhere. Just remember how much you paid to be there so be sure to enjoy the city as much as you can - buy that cheesy kangaroo keychain, go for a $17 glass of wine at the Opera Bar, etc. Its only money and those memories of sipping a glass of wine and gazing at the Opera House only come around once in a lifetime.

Visited Sydney in February

Photo Shoot Location: Bondi Beach

Sarah and Stephen in Sydney for Flytographer


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