Arguably the city’s two most iconic landmarks are the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. While the outside of the Opera House may be distinctive, be sure to investigate the interior, for some first-rate plays, concerts and, of course, operas.
If you want to learn how to relax like an Australian, head for the Royal Botanical Gardens, where signs actually invite you to walk on the grass. The other main park in Sydney is Hyde Park, where you can spot ibises wandering around freely, and locals taking it easy on a Sunday afternoon.
To find out more about the country’s culture, you can visit the Australian Museum, established just 40 years after the First Fleet dropped anchor in the harbour. Inside you will find an eclectic mix of European and Aboriginal history, artefacts and exhibitions.
Beach lovers will inevitably head to Bondi during their trip to Sydney, but for a less-crowded alternative, consider Coogee Beach.