Holidays to Sydney
From students to seasoned travellers and retirees, Sydney is an extremely popular destination for many holiday goers every year. Sydney is one of Australia’s most iconic cities, and consequently is often mistaken for Australia’s capital.
Set against an iconic skyline, Sydney straddles the mouth of the Hawkesbury River. The great location makes for a unique balance of beach activities and dense urban culture, all in one place. Packaged Sydney holidays with lastminute.com are a great way to save on the best hotels and activities the city has to offer.
Explore the wilderness
On visiting Sydney you won’t be short of things to do, thanks to the city’s varied and beautiful wilderness. As your flight approaches the city you’ll see just how naturally beautiful Sydney and its surroundings are.
Day trips can be a great way to get out of the city, and a variety of companies will take you from central Sydney further out into New South Wales. You can choose from a seaside drive up the coastline, a hike through the famous Blue Mountains, or even a rainforest trek.
Life on the water
Sydney is a city dominated by water, so of course there’s a wide range of activities for you to try, both in the sea and on the beach. Unsurprisingly, Sydney offers a long list of places to surf, and caters well for beginners; but there are plenty of other ways to explore the waves too, like fishing trips and cruises, snorkel and scuba diving sessions, and even jetpack rides and shark diving for the real thrill seekers.
Arts and culture
Visit Sydney and discover the proud cultural heritage on display. Take a trip to the Australian Museum or try one of the Aboriginal Heritage Tours to learn more about Australia’s roots. Regular festivals make it easy to find a more topical activity too, be it the Sydney Festival in January, Corroboree Sydney in November or the Organic Food & Farm markets throughout July. Contemporary art and culture are not in short supply either, with theatre, outdoor cinema and regular festivals all within easy reach… not to mention the iconic shows at the landmark Sydney Opera House.
Sports in Sydney
Take advantage of Sydney’s multitude of sport, with the world-class Sydney Cricket Ground, a venue for almost all forms of cricket, as well as Aussie Rules Football and the occasional game of rugby league. By choosing to save with lastminute.com you can share in Australia’s well-documented passion for sport, in particular their rivalry with England, which makes for some interesting local chatter on one of the regular tours of the ground.
On your trip to Sydney you won’t ever be short of things to do. It’s a world city with something for everyone and booking with lastminute.com makes it more affordable.
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