It turns out that Sydney can play like this! Eat, drink and have fun like a local
When it comes to Sydney, I believe that nine out of ten people come to mind are the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. However, apart from the opera house, the more real, interesting and fascinating side of the city is actually hidden away from the crowds. How can we get rid of the itinerary of the tour group, take some novel photos, and take a truly tall one-day trip to Sydney! Let's Go!
8:00 – 10:00 Special Market + Opera House
Like many European countries, although Sydneysiders live in an international metropolis, they still have a strong passion for various weekend markets that advocate nature, environmental protection and individuality-for many people, go to the markets in the morning. It has long been the first major event in the weekend plan. Sydney’s markets are large and small, and are of all kinds. In addition to the most common farmers' markets, which are based on fresh organic vegetables, fruits and other ingredients, there are also art markets, antique markets and many others. Theme fairs held from time to time.
Recommended markets around the city center
- The Rocks Markets (Address: The Rocks area)
Every Saturday and Sunday, under the Harbour Bridge, there will always be many tourists shuttle between more than a hundred art, jewelry, clothing, souvenirs and food stalls.
- Newtown Community Markets (Address: Bedford Street, Newtown)
Although the scale is not very large, the market, which comes every Saturday as scheduled, has become a popular choice with distinctive personality due to the unique hippie atmosphere of the new town; it is also a paradise for second-hand lovers: vintage clothing and accessories , Second-hand books and all kinds of artworks are very addictive.
10:00 – 11:00 Good places around the Opera House
Just like "you are not a hero if you don't reach the Great Wall", it's "unnatural" to come to Sydney and not go to the Opera House! However, if you are not willing to take a few standard postcard photos and leave like most tourists who come and go in a hurry, then you can have an in-depth tour-the Opera House provides guided tours with multiple themes throughout the year (such as Exploring the Backstage Tour) The Backstage Tour or the gourmet guide The Tour and Tasting Plate, etc., the price varies depending on the project, ranging from about 20 Australian dollars to more than one hundred Australian dollars), allowing guests to learn about this famous building with the company and explanation of professionals The tortuous history and interesting stories behind it. Of course, if you don't want language to be a barrier, then the Chinese tour is the most suitable.
After visiting the Opera House, don't think that the journey is over here-you know, there are many unique places around the Circular Quay where the Opera House is located. Art lovers are absolutely lucky, because just a short walk from the Opera House is the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, one of the best contemporary art centers in Sydney and even Australia, which is the MCA often mentioned by Sydneysiders. The Museum of Art focuses on contemporary art and holds exhibitions of various themes and types of art throughout the year. Here, you can not only see first-class works from top artists from all over the world, but also enjoy the highest level of local art in Australia.
12:00 – 14:00 Leisurely and happy brunch
Australians are well-known for their love of nature. Perhaps because of this, cafes and restaurants hiding in Sydney using organic ingredients are becoming more and more popular. The Grounds of Alexandria, 5 kilometers from the city center, is the most distinctive and popular king. The Grounds is by no means a simple cafe. It combines an organic vegetable garden, a flower shop, an open-air barbecue stall, an organic farmer’s market, a children’s playground, a coffee roasting house, etc. It even has a mini zoo for children to interact with The little animals are in close contact.
Address: Building 7A, No. 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria
Business hours: Monday to Friday from 7 am to 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 7:4 am to XNUMX pm.
Reference price: Brunch (Brunch) about 20-30 Australian dollars per person
15:00 – 17:00 Paddington, a local design trend
Passing through the downtown oasis of Hyde Park (Hyde Park) along Oxford Street, you will gradually find that the shops on the street have become extraordinarily elegant and feel-yes, welcome to the local design base camp known as Sydney Paddington District (Paddington).
On both sides of the street just a few hundred meters away, there are dozens of fashion, design, jewelry, and home furnishing boutiques. Among them, local Australian designers are the main ones, including Sass & Bide, which has successfully entered New York Fashion Week, and Minimalist Jac+Jack and so on. Individuality shoppers, vintage clothing shops and designer homeware display shops are also particularly popular shopping destinations for local middle class and yuppies.
18:00 – 20: 00: The most beautiful sunset at Manly Beach
Although Sydney’s most indispensable beautiful beaches, Manly, located in the northern part of Sydney, is still a seaside recreational destination for locals and tourists from all over the world. There are not only beaches that make all surfers crazy, but also beautiful lighthouses, whale watching spots, fishing lakes, not to mention dozens of restaurants, cafes and bars with different flavors.
The best way to appreciate Manly is to take a ferry from Circular Quay to Manly Wharf before the evening falls, and then take a bus directly to North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park (Sydney Harbour National Park). Enjoy the evening view from the cliff.
Address: Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly
Phone: +61 02 8116 8555
Manly Wharf Hotel:
Address: Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly
Phone: +61 02 9977 1266