Sydney and its Iconic Sights

There’s a list of things you just have to see in Sydney. The bridge, the opera house , the beaches and the Blue Mountains headed our list.

The Harbour

Sydney Harbour is one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. First stop was the opera house, the most recognisable twentieth century building. Next a walk over the bridge nicknamed the coat hanger because of its arched shape. It takes cars, bikes, trains, and pedestrians from the CBD to the North Shore.The views from here are amazing, Then a walk around the laneways of the Rock Market to look at the artwork and craft stalls. We saw Luna Park and it looks fun but we just  didn’t have time.


World famous Bondi beach is closest to the city. Famous for surfers and beautiful people its a must see. Although it was a bit short on beautiful people!


Manly beach is almost as famous as Bondi. We took the ferry going past the opera house and the famous Harbour bridge . The ferry terminal leads to The Corso, a pedestrianised street that takes you straight to the beach. There were a few more “beautiful people” here.

A Trip to the Mountains

The Blue mountains are about a two hour drive  from Sydney but we didn’t have a car. The best way to see at least a little of the scenery was to take a coach day trip. We chose one going to Scenic world at Katoomba. There is a scenic walkway with different options for the length of walk and information about the local coal mines. The scenic railway is the steepest in the world and you can adjust your seat to alter the incline depending on how brave you feel.Then there is the scenic skyway that takes you over the cliff tops and rainforest canopy while you stand on the glass floor. So along with the views from the coach we got a good idea of the beauty of the Blue mountains

A long day but worth it.