THE SYDNEY GUIDE

Sydney is the biggest and oldest city in Australia, known for his beautiful harbour and the Opera House. But apart from those highlights, there is an opportunity for everything in this city. Every street corner is occupied with a restaurant or cafe,  from vegan pizzas to Thai curry to acai bowls. While you can relax at a variety of beautiful beaches, perhaps even take a surf lesson at the most iconic surf spots. Sydney with his laid back lifestyle is a place for everyone from backpackers to families and students. No wonder why so many people come to Sydney and never.

The Sydney Opera House

Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the building was formally opened on 20 October 1973. The Opera House was built in three stages, first the podium, then the roof and at last the interior, all in total it took sixteen years to complete the building of the Opera House. The most known tenants who are performing in the Opera House are Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, Sydney Theatre Company, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. There are 40 shows every single week, so there must be something you really want to see. 

Bondi Beach – The Icebergs Pool

The first time a saw the pool was when I did the Bondi to Coogee walk with a friend. Our first stop was the Icebergs Pool, the pool was closed unfortunately but next time I am back I definitely want to have a swim here. The sunlight that reflects on the water is such a beautiful thing to see. It’s like you’re swimming in the ocean because the pool is surrounded by salty waves flowing against the pool.

 The Wedding Cake Rock

This sandstone rock is located in the Royal National Park near Bundeena. It takes you one hour from the city center by car or you can take the bus. The best time to get here is early in the morning or around 5 pm so you can watch the sunset. The view on top of the rock is so beautiful, you can see the endless ocean connection with the white rocks and the sun.

The Blue Mountains – Happy Buddha Yoga Retreat

The Blue Mountains is defiantly one of my happiest place around Australia. I spend here most of my time doing volunteer work in a beautiful Yoga retreat called Happy Buddha. I met so many great spirits, learned a lot of new things and ate and prepared delicious plant-based meals for the volunteers and guest of the retreats. This authentic place is surrounded by the most beautiful nature, there is even a waterfall close by. This Yoga retreat is in Wentworth Falls, but you should also go to Katoomba, there are endless hiking options. The Ruined Castle Walk, the Grand Canyon Walk, and the National Pass are my favorites. 

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

This museum is located on Circular Quay, it’s best if you take the train from Central to Circular Quay, it’s a 5-minute walk from the train station. The museum is open on every day from 10 am – 5 pm, and on Wednesday it is even open until 9 pm. This museum is so diverse, from beautiful black and white photographs to fish traps. If you are visting the Harbour Bridge and Opera House you should definitely pay a visit to this museum followed by a nice dinner in the Harbour because there are options are endless.

Newtown

This neighborhood is three stops away from Central, it is the place to be if you love to explore. This town is filled with delicious plant-based cafes and restaurants. A few of my favorites are Lentil As Anything, Gigi Pizzeria, Golden Lotus and Soul Burger. It’s also the place where you want to go out at the weekends, have a picknick with tour friends in the park or do some yoga in one of the beautiful yoga studios followed by getting a green juice or a well-deserved ice cream at Gelato Blue.