Sydney: Suggested Itinerary
The Cultural Hub of Australia's East Coast
Day 1: Fly in and get settled before heading out to Georges Street, a good place to begin your wander, starting at Central Station. From here, meander through Chinatown. Close by is Darling Harbour, slightly commercialised, but still worth a look. Make your way to Pitt Street, by monorail if you wish. If you don’t fancy spending yet, pick a spot and watch some of the street performers or buskers. Sydney's tallest building known as 'Centrepoint'is also right in the middle of Pitt Street and there is an observation deck at the top which offers excellent views over Sydney. See the nearby Sydney Harbour Bridge up close, as well as the Opera House. Finish up in Circular Quay, just beside the quay is a part of the city known as 'The Rocks'. The area is full of activity seven nights a week and should see you through the night.
Day 2: The Blue Mountains National Park is one of Greater Sydney's 'must-dos.' Day Tours here take in both Homebush and the Olympic Village as well. After lunch you get to see the famed 'Three Sisters' which are found in the Blue Mountains. Afterwards walk to Katoomba Falls, through spectacular rainforest and return on the world's steepest railway. Day tours really fit loads in and are the best way to visit the mountains.
Day 3: There is one thing seeing Sydney from land, but it's another thing to be able to say you kayaked on Sydney Harbour. Sydney Harbour Kayaks run full and half day tours around the North Shores which give those on the tour the chance to swim and snorkel also. After your paddle in the harbour, make your way back into the city for some relaxing in the Botanical Gardens which are right beside the Opera House. Inside the gardens are a glass pyramid where you will find the Sydney Tropical Centre, a rare plants section and, most impressive of all, Mrs Macquarie's Chair. This is the best place in the whole of Sydney to see both the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge together.
Oxford Street runs from the top of Hyde Park in the centre of the city, the whole way down to Bondi Junction, one of the eastern suburbs. There are pubs, clubs and fast food joints every 100 yards down the street, making it the perfect place to go on a pub crawl. It is also the heart of Sydney's gay social life, but whether you are gay or straight nothing will stop you from having a night to remember.
Day 4: Fly home from Sydney.