5 things to do in Sydney today by Roshan Lewis, founder of the excellent life and travel blog Roshan’s Ramblings


We are very grateful to Roshan Lewis for writing these ‘5 things to do in Sydney’. Please have a look at her excellent  Roshan’s Ramblings blog. Enjoy the read!

My number one place in Sydney is Taronga Zoo. I love animals and will go to any zoo at any given opportunity. Taronga Zoo is special because you can take a ferry to get there and it has the best views of the city from its grounds. You can even take a cable car from the ferry terminal to the zoo entrance and back again.

Giraffes at Tarongo Zoo

Giraffes at Tarongo Zoo

 

The Botanic Gardens is the place to go for its iconic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. I am lucky because I work close enough to the gardens to go for lunch time walks there.  I always enjoy seeing the tourists stopping to take pictures along the way as it reminds me what a lovely city I live in. In summer they have open air theatre shows for kids and they always seem to be setting up for a festival or opera on the harbour side.

Walking track at Botanic Gardens

Walking track at Botanic Gardens

 

Kirribilli is the best suburb I have lived in Sydney. There is no place quite like it in the city. Lavender Bay is beautiful, the Harbour Bridge is above you and the city is just across the water. You also can’t beat walking to work over the Harbour Bridge.

Lavender Bay at Kirribilli

Lavender Bay at Kirribilli

 

My favourite bar, Opera Bar, is located underneath the Opera House (the best place to catch a show). It’s often crowded and hard to get a drink, but being under the Opera House looking at the Harbour Bridge while you sip your pre- show cocktail is an experience not to be missed.

Cocktail at Opera Bar

Cocktail at Opera Bar

 

The best way to see Sydney is to be on the harbour in a boat– preferable at the start of the Sydney to Hobart Race. The harbour is what makes the city special, and it is beautiful, so if you ever come here make sure you get out on the water.

Boats in the harbour

Boats in the harbour