Sydney: Ideas for a one week visit

Here are the things I think you MUST do in Sydney and the amount of time it my take.


Sydney is my hometown and although I’ve been living in Melbourne for 2 years, I’ve now visited more than 20 times! That’s a lot! So I have had a chance to see my city as a tourist. But also we were fortunate to have many overseas visitors as I was growing up so I got to explore a lot more of Sydney then I usually would.
– RED bus – Do this your first day, hop on hop off, gives you a good idea of the city.
– Bondi Beach – Famous must see, just an afternoon or a night meal (You can do this on the red bus)
– Coogee Beach for a Sunday morning walk – or afternoon beer.


– Circular quay – visit opera house, the botanical gardens, catch a ferry on the harbour, visit the Museum of Contemporary arts, shop in the rocks.


– Dinner at the Lowenbrau or drinks at the Argyle in the Rocks – beautiful area
– Darling harbour – shopping at Harbourside! Great Aussie items here
– QVB shopping in the centre of Sydney
– Australian Museum – next to Hyde park, visit Old Sydney nearby and walk in the park. (afternoon)
– Ferry to Manly and spend the day at the Mall, Beach and bay! Amazing bushwalks – Spit to Manly Bushwalk.


– Taronga Zoo – best view in the world.
– Coastal drive – Symbio animal park, hang gliders at Stanwell Tops, cliff drive to Austinmeir. Lovely area near where we grew up.
– Sydney Aquarium – one of the best in the world! Honestly!!
– Wildlife Centre- Β great educational place, but if going to Zoo and animal park in Melbourne, might give it a miss.
– Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk – afternoon (don’t pay for twlight as you will get sunset on this trip.)
– Centrepoint Tower- view of the whole city, edge experience, can also have dinner here.
There are many beautiful parks and walks in Sydney – and from Darling Harbour you can walk to many places – Chinese friendship gardens, Pyrmont, The harbour itself, Hyde Park and Circular Quay.


If you do live in Sydney, can I encourage you to put on your tourist hat and go out and see your city with new eyes? I’ve been lucky to travel overseas a lot in my short time and the best part of that was coming back to Sydney and seeing it from a new perspective. Exploring new bars, new areas, visiting attractions and getting to see it for it’s inner beauty.
Don't miss out on a ferry ride

Don’t miss out on a ferry ride

Enjoy Sydney!

About Emma Lovell

My name is Emma and I'm a busy gal. Owner and Director of Lovelly Communications, I specialise in marketing and social media promotions. I also run a business called Lovelly Pet Sitters, we care for pets as if they are our own. Somehow, I also find plenty of time to travel! Blessed to run businesses that give me the freedom to follow my true passion, travel! I'm happiest when I'm having new experiences. Whether it's a new cafe down the road, a bucket list item like Everest Base Camp or seeing friends in another city, I truly love travelling! So please join me in my many adventures across my many sites. And please do contact me for information on any of the above! View all posts by Emma Lovell

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