Walking Sydney

Sydney

After my perfect arrival and welcoming to Australia in Coogee Beach, the sun went away and the clouds came. Unfortunately, it rained and was cloudy for the first few days after I arrived. Instead of moping, I got off my bottom and got walking. I decided to explore the down town Sydney area by foot while saving the beaches for upcoming sunny days.

I spent two days roaming around the Sydney area taking in as many of the main sights as I could. Sydney is huge, but most of the main sights are within walking distance from down town which is good for me. My favorite way to see a city is by foot. If you have the time and enjoy walking, you can walk Sydney in two days.

Here are some of the sights you don’t want to miss:

Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Sydney Opera House

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Opera Bar

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Hyde Park

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St. Mary’s Cathedral

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Cathedral Square

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Sydney Tower Eye

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Darling Harbour

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Harbour Side

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City Market & Sydney’s Paddy’s Market

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China Town

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Chinese Friendship Garden

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Queen Victoria Building

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Martin Place

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The Rocks

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Circular Quay & Wharf

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Bennelong Precinct & The Domain

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Royal Botanical Garden of Sydney

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Government House Palace Gardens

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Ivy, nightlife

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Currently, Sydney is brightly coloured with its Art off the Wall, Sydney Living Colour Summer 2014 showcase which is displayed all over the city. My favorite street art displays can be found in Hyde Park, Martin Place, and Cathedral Square. The bright flower creations are arranged in various shapes and patterns. I saw many more sights throughout my visit to Sydney, but the majority of sights were seen on my two day hike of the city. Among the sights I saw, these were among my favorites.

To see more on the Sydney area check out the post: Touring Sydney in a Valentine Red Ferrari.

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15 thoughts on “Walking Sydney

  1. Wow you saw a lot of the city! I like to walk around cities too, you often come across cool places by accident. I wouldn’t have got to watch the opera on Boston Common if I hadn’t walked around the city 🙂

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    • I guess I did. As a hyperactive tourist I almost feel obliged to see everything. I have a hard time taking it easy in fear that I might miss something. Do you ever get that feeling? I’m always able to find things others don’t know about.

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  2. You have covered some miles!! You’re poor feet must be sore lol. The Rocks is one of my favourite spots – I used to go busking there when I was at university in Sydney.

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    • Oh wow, you were right down town. I stayed in Blakehurst which is a suburb near Hurstville Station (about 20 minutes from the city). Staying outside of the city forced me to see more as I was always traveling on the bus and trains.

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  3. You’ve got a lot covered 🙂 I love walking the cities I visit as well, you get to see so much more that way. And you get a much better feel for the cities vibes that way. And not to forget all the interesting people you can meet, when asking directions, when hanging out at a eatery/bar/coffee house, when waiting for a bus/tube/train/taxi when where you are going is just a little out of walking distance, when roaming around in museums, hanging on that bridge… You know what I mean, I’m sure… 😉

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    • I know exactly what you mean, and by walking I was able to cover a lot more than doing prescribed tour. It’s an amazing experiencing exploring by foot, and as you mentioned you get a much better vibe of a city when among the people and community.

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