There are so many things to do and see in Australia, you can never get bored here! From everywhere that I have visited, the top three sites in Sydney that I love are listed below:
1. Sydney Tower Eye: The Sydney Tower Eye (known as the Sydney Tower to locals) is an important landmark in Sydney. It was built 30 years ago, and you can always point it out in the skyline, kind of like Cathy in Oakland! Opened to the public in 1981, the Sydney Tower is considered to be one of the safest buildings in the world because of the way it is designed. It can withstand earthquakes and extreme winds. The total height of the tower is 309 meters (1014 feet!), and has many levels inside that consist of restaurants, stores, coffee cafés, and more! The observation deck gives sightseers a 360-degree view of the entire city of Sydney with 420 windows. Being at the Sydney Tower felt like Sydney was in the palm of my hand!
2. Harbor Bridge: Like the Sydney Opera House, the Harbor Bridge is an iconic landmark in Sydney. It is the largest steel arch bridge in the world, with the arch spanning 503 meters (1650 feet). Although I have not done it yet, the one thing that you have to do in Sydney if you do have the chance to come is the Harbor Bridge Climb. The view is remarkable. There are various tours that will take you up to the top of the Harbor Bridge where you will get a 360-degree view of the harbor and beyond. I am extremely excited to experience the Harbor Bridge Climb soon!
3. Gordon’s Bay: All of the beaches in Sydney are amazing, but if you are looking for a less traditional and less crowded beach, Gordon’s Bay is definitely the place that you want to check out! It is located between Clovelly and Coogee beaches, and you can walk pass it on the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk (where I first found it). It is a very popular dive spot since there is an underwater nature trail there. It is more of a rock beach so there is not a lot of sand, but you can easily pick a spot on any of the flat rocks that surround the water!
Sydney is a really interesting place to eat out because, similar to the United States, many people immigrated to Australia and brought all of their native traditions with them, including their food! Right down the street from where I live is Spice Ally which is a street that is filled with different Asian cuisine and restaurants. It is all very good because it is made from people who moved here from Asia. One place that I would highly recommend is the Peanut Butter Bar. I first found out about it through Facebook when I saw a video of it, and knew I had to go. I only live about 15 minutes away by bus, and inside there is an actual flowing peanut butter fountain! For those who don’t know, peanut butter is one of my favorite foods ever, so this place was my little slice of heaven. I got a Reese’s Cheesecake and got a little cup of warmed peanut butter to pour on top of it. All I can say is that I am definitely going back!