See the Green side of Sydney! Here are some great ideas of where to go:
Nothing more iconic than this area, if you ever have seen a post card sent from the city you have seen the Harbour Bridge and the Opera house as the sun sets behind these two amazing structures. Goes without saying, visitors should indeed take the time to walk around the area and snap some pictures, after all, this area hasn’t being called ‘most beautiful natural harbour in the world’ for no reason.
One of the most popular activities (for visitors and locals alike) is to take full advantage of the many parks and green areas conveniently located around the harbour for a picnic or walking tour (it doesn’t really have to be an official tour, just bring your sneakers and curiosity, and well…walk around! You certainly wont regret it). The harbour is one of the most accessible areas of the city, just call the public transport line at 131 500 and ask which bus line heads there, its easy as that! As far as tips go, you can check out Sydney official Ferries for the chance of viewing the harbour in the most beautifully striking way, a unique view of a truly unique place!
Opera house and Botanic Gardens:
After an unforgettable picnic and ferry tour around the harbour, these two are the most remarkable options for people looking for the best Sydney has to offer to visitors.
All you have to do is head to the many paths that run though the botanical gardens at the harbour, a green areas that covers more than 30 hectares east of the opera house to enjoy some of the best natural views in the area. The royal botanical gardens house thousand of different species of fauna (the 22,000 flying foxes colony AKA big-ass bats, being one of the most well known ones) and flora (an impressive collection of more than 1.2 million specimens from around the globe), ready to entertain and amaze your eyes as you discover the beautifully designed landscapes.
Visitors have the choice to take a train through the gardens in case walking seems like too much of an effort (though it is the recommended way of exploring the gardens since you will get to take all the beauty in) while they head towards Mrs Macquaries chair. Thought this sandstone structure (conveniently shaped like a gigantic bench) is not a must, it should indeed be explores as it offers the best view (thanks to its location on the tip of the bay) across the harbours and directly towards both the opera house and the Harbour Bridge, indeed, the perfect photo opportunity!
Hope you get to enjoy this greener side of Sydney, keep in mind the botanical gardens and the harbour are also quite the romantic spot in case you were planning to impress your significant other (even if you have kids, so do allow me to recommend this story for families as-well!). In case you find yourself looking for further ideas of what to do while visiting Sydney, you can always head to our blog or check out out other guides of Sydney activities.