Many first time travelers to Australia start their vacation in Sydney, New South Wales.
One can easily spend a week in & around Sydney Australia & still not see & do it all.
Sydney is home to the famous Bondi Beach 30 minutes from city center. Walk Sydney's famous Bondi to Coogee coastal trail 3.7 miles beach walk past Aboriginal rock craving & more beach. Every October this walk hosts the “Sculpture by the Sea” a free exhibition featuring artist from around the world.
Take in the Taronga Zoo for an afternoon which houses over 4000 exotic & native species. Try the rope challenge that offers a different view of the zoo. For the ultimate zoo experience, book the Roar & Snore i.e. a sleepover at the Taronga Zoo in a luxury tent.
You will not want to miss the infamous Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb. From the top you will witness an awe inspiring view of the city & harbor. Take a tour of the Sydney Opera House in the middle of Sydney Harbor. Take in a performance. You will never forget it.
Go camping for a night on Cockatoo Island in the middle of the Sydney Harbor or purchase a gampling package. Either way, you wake up to a gorgeous view. Take the ½ hour ferry to Manly & enjoy a day of surf beaches, water sports, & a chic laid back atmosphere.
Just 2 hours from Sydney are the Blue Mountains & the Blue Mountains National Park which is famous for the 3 sister rock formations + 2.5 million acres of with forests, bush land, sand stone cliffs & waterfalls. Excellent hiking & mountain biking opportunities abound. Scenic World in Katoomba, the largest of several villages on the way up the Blue Mountains, has a cable car, a walkway over the rainforest canopy and a glass bottom skyway.
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