The Sydney everyone should experience at least once

Sometimes we can’t see the wood for the trees. That art gallery you have walked by a hundred times, that little beach friends were raving about, that magnificent piece of Victorian architecture. Sydney can be a bit like that… We are spoilt for choice and generally spoilt for weather. Sometimes it is easier to always think about it rather than do it!

Here are a few places and things that everyone should experience at least once.

Have you ever been to South head at sunrise? Straddling the harbour and the head, South Head is majestically crowned by the lighthouse, and has extraordinary uninterrupted views back to the sparkling city and all the way to the horizon. At sunrise you can watch the vistas appear like majestic tapestries unwinding.

The Art Gallery of NSW on a Wednesday night is like a sophisticated night out with some very famous friends. Open till 10pm, you can stroll around the public collection for free and hang out with the likes of Arthur Streeton, Brett Whitley and Sid Nolan . Get a bit of a culture hit and experience some iconic art whilst having a good stroll! 🙂

Chinatown is nearly as old as Sydney itself and is a bunch of alleys full of interesting shops, restaurants and eating halls. Famous late night eateries like ‘Golden Century’ rub shoulders with the less salubrious but just as tasty ‘Eating World’. From dumplings to chicken feet, some of the city’s best Yum Cha awaits at Marigold.

Cremorne Point is hunkered down on the side of the harbour and offers a delightful stroll along the foreshore with some stunning views of the Harbour with some superb picnic spots. It’s an easy 3km foreshore trail that loops back on itself. An excellent way to spend an hour or two!

Do you love books? Even if you don’t, looking at the Mitchell Library next to the State Library is well worth it. Walls of books extend all the way to the ceiling. Mahogany and marble stretch as far as the eye can see with some magnificent architectural features. The collection contains some of Australia’s most important documents and is a great place for some peace and quiet away from the hustle of the city.

Fancy a lazy afternoon pottering about on the water? Head down to Lane Cove River, hire a rowboat at the boat shed and while away the afternoon exploring the river. If you are feeling more energetic grab a kayak and head further up river. A million miles from care, only a few miles from your club!

 


 

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