Welcome to the cultural hub of Australia. Located on the scenic east coast of Australia, Sydney is the most populous city in the Oceania region. Overcrowded and buzzing with tourists, try to look past this to discover what this vibrant city has to offer!
1. OPERA HOUSE
Perhaps the most photographed Australian icon, The Sydney Opera house is a performing arts centre and musical hub.
2. HARBOUR BRIDGE
When I think of Sydney this is what pops into mind. If you're an adrenaline junkie climb the bridge or if you're faint hearted don't miss the spectacular firework display on NY's Eve!
3. TARONGA ZOO
Home to a world renowned chimpanzee family, giraffe encounters and playful meerkats. Get up close and personal with some of the world's most incredible creatures!
4. SYDNEY AQUARIUM
Explore life under the sea! Gaze at incredible fish, sharks and one of my personal favourites, the blue spotted ray!
5. LUNA PARK
A place where both kids and adults alike can play. Climb aboard the Ferris Wheel providing 360 degree views over the city, Wild Mouse roller coaster for an adrenaline rush or Hair Raiser drop if you aren't afraid of heights!
6. OPERA BAR
In my opinion this is the ultimate weekend hotspot when travelling to Sydney. Enjoy spectacular views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge while sipping away on a cold one in the Australian heat. Don't forget to indulge in a mouth watering gourmet pizza!
7. DARLING HARBOUR
Particularly stunning at night, Darling Harbour is alive any day of the week. An abundance of restaurants, shops and attractions makes Darling Harbour the perfect spot all day round.
8. THE ROCKS
A cool trendy vibe! There are plenty of activities on offer at The Rocks. If you are like me and enjoy a leisurely stroll, wander through the markets to enjoy talented local buskers such as Mark Wilkinson who was playing during my trip here in 2011.
9. BONDI BEACH
White sandy beach, killer waves and home to some of Australia's best bodies. Need I say more? Oh and if you're a fan of reality TV, Bondi Rescue and Bondi Vet are both based here!
10. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
Located in Darling Harbour, this Museum displays historical vessels such as HMAS Onslow and James Cook's replica HMB.