Sydney is undeniably one of the loveliest cities in the world, which is a favorite destination for tourist and backpackers alike. As you set foot in this gorgeous city, there’s nothing you could do but stand in awe and be amazed with its majestic sceneries of natural wonders and manmade works of art.
As a backpacker, you will love touring around Sydney from the central business district down to the outskirts. If it is your first time to visit the city, here are some important things you should do:
Find an affordable and decent hostel
Accommodation is not a problem in Sydney because there is enough room for all visitors. There are plenty of hostels in the city with rates around $35 per night. Take note that hostels are budget-friendly accommodations that get cheaper when rented with the company of other backpackers. A room for six is much cheaper than a single-bed room. Sharing a room with other backpackers means that you will also share one common kitchen and bathroom. Apart from this, you will have access to Wi-Fi service and lounge area for rest and recreation. With hostels scattered around Central Sydney, you don’t need to use public transportation to reach a popular tourist spot because all these can be reached by foot. Commuting is only required if you want to visit the suburbs. At any rate, fare expense is affordable especially if you purchase an all-day pass for buses and trains.
Tour around major attractions
Sydney is friendly to all kinds of visitors that is why they made tourist attractions accessible. At the heart of Sydney are major tourist spots such as the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Towards the borders are amazing attractions of beaches, mountains, vineyards and natural reserves. It is also in the outskirts where you can see great habitats of Australia’s fascinating wildlife. As you visit nature parks in Sydney, you should not miss spending some time at Cockatoo Island, Royal Botanic Gardens, Centennial Parklands, World Heritage Sites and Sydney Harbour Kayaks. Souvenir shops are available in all these spots therefore, you can buy some momentos that will remind you of your vacation as you leave the place.
Engage in adventure activities
As a backpacker, you can try all sorts of activities that are known to be thrilling and extraordinary. Some of these include whale watching, Olympic Park Archery, bungee jumping at the Sydney Harbour Bridge, surfing at Bondi Beach, snorkeling at Camp Cove and exploring all of Sydney secret beaches. For sure, you won’t forget any of these adventures.
As you can see, adventure in Sydney is countless that a week is not enough to explore everything. This is what tourists and travelers keep coming back for. Every corner is filled with fun things to do. The only thing you need to do is plan your journey ahead of time. Sydney welcomes visitors all-year round however, if you want to enjoy the city’s great outdoors, summer time is the best season. From hiking to swimming, eating to shopping, Sydney is just the place to be.