See Sydney Attractions In One Day

Sydney

See Sydney’s attractions in a day you say? Well, you’ll be pushed but this jam packed schedule will ensure you catch a glimpse of all the important sites, even if it is during a ferry ride. Incorporating food, drink, and cultural and literal offerings, you have to discover the essence of Sydney to appreciate it. The problem with Sydney is…it’s expensive, it is a city after all and you may have to pay top dollar for most things. So, we’ve planned it all out for under $100 to save you some cash!

8 – 10am – Breakfast at Circular Quay
Take a stroll round Circular Quay, there are a number of restaurants and cafes in this vibrant area. At Settlement on Quay, breakfast will set you back about $15 for a coffee and bacon and egg roll. With incredible views of the harbour, this breakfast will be one you’ll remember forever.
Breakfast $15
www.settlementonquay.com.au

10am – 12pm – See Sydney’s Most Famous Sights On The Manly Ferry
You won’t have time to visit all the top sites, but at least this way you’ll get to see them. Aboard the ferry at Circular Quay and experience some very famous sights; the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Fort Denison. Take in the skyline as you gear yourself up for a whirlwind tour. There’s no time to explore at the other end though, so hop back on that ferry!
Adult Ferry Return Ticket $14.40.
www.manlyaustralia.com.au

12 – 1pm – Art Gallery of New South Wales
Next it’s time for something a bit sophisticated with a visit to the Art Gallery of New South Wales. There’s Australian Art, Contemporary Art, Photography and Pacific Art to name just a few of the collections. And there’s more to this place than just the artwork itself, with regular lectures, concerts and performances, there’s a lot to get you inspired. This gallery is free to visit, although popular exhibitions will need booking in advance.
Free
www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au

1 – 2pm – Time For Lunch In Busy China Town
It’s time to give your tastebuds a treat. Head to busy China Town, a stark contrast to the relative civilization of areas visited so far. Pop into Chat Thai on Campbell Street to find delicious Thai cuisine at a good price.
Noodle dishes from $13
www.chatthai.com.au

2 – 3pm – Relax At The Famous Bondi Beach
Predictable, yes. But with good reason, if you’ve got just one chance to experience Sydney, this just has to feature. Take a stroll along the sands and indulge in the ultimate beach time activity of people watching. This beach probably invented it.

3 – 5pm – Stroll Along Sydney’s Coastal Path From Bondi Beach to Coogee
After all that chilling out, it’s time for a spot of exercise. Sydney is all about the outdoor lifestyle and this is your chance to embrace it on the 2.5km coastal path between Bondi Beach and Bronte. You can jog, skip or merely meander along for this scenic experience. From 24th October – 10th November 2013, Sculpture By The Sea, the world’s largest annual free outdoor sculpture exhibition is taking place along the walk, featuring over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.

5 – 7pm – Experience An Ocean Tide Pool At Wylie’s Public Paths
Sitting just below the Maroubra to Bondi walkway, this stunning ocean tide pool is a luxurious experience at an incredibly cheap price. Open 365 days a year, guests can do a few laps or just watch the sun begin to set.
$4.50
www.wylies.com.au

7 – 9pm – Visit The Vibrant Newtown For Restaurants And Street Entertainment
There’s one place that delivers above everywhere else in Sydney, and that’s Newtown. Renowned for its arty atmosphere, there are street entertainers keeping this spirit alive, so visitors can mingle with jazz musicians. Whether you’re after a pub or a fantastic restaurant, you’re guaranteed to find something of everything. Being in a renowned foodie destination does throw a few budget issues into the pot, but don’t worry, The Italian Bowl bucks this trend with fresh food at reasonable prices. The best part about this is the interactive aspect, you can take your pick of pasta shape and sauce, because there’s nothing worse than being served up Penne with your Bolognese when your heart desired Gnochhi. There’s even more good news – you can bring your own bottle. Mamma Mia.
Mains from $10
www.theitalianbowl.com.au

9 – Midnight – Party In Sydney’s Ultimate Nighlife Destination At Kings Cross
It’s no secret that Sydney’s nightlife is something to behold. Head to Kings Cross to experience it in all its glory. It might be a little bit rough around the edges, but it’s all about becoming immersed in the reality. There are bars and clubs to cater for everyone, but make the night memorable by heading where the live music is. FBiPLACE, on level 2 of the Kings Cross Hotel, has live music every Thursday to Saturday. With free entry every Saturday for ‘Hands Up!’, with DJ’s until the early morning, and some nights ‘by donation’, this is a very cheap night out.
Entry up to $10
www.fbiradio.com