Sure there are the obvious things: Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and I would definitely recommend seeing those, but what about those other things, those less “Sydney” things that Sydney has to offer? Well, that’s why I’m here.
First off, Sydney is a wonderful city to just walk around in. There are lots of old sections like The Rocks that are absolutely beautiful. So I suggest getting your breakfast to go and first walking around where you are. Find a park, find a bench. Find something beautiful, I guarantee you, you won’t have to go far.
Second off, catch the Ferry to Cockatoo Island. It’s a UNESCO world heritage site and has lots of interesting buildings relating to the convicts that Australia was partially settled by in the 17-1800s. It sits in the junction of two rivers, so you’ll get beautiful views, and is about 44 acres of land in total.
On your way to the Opera house, and the Bridge, head over to the Botanical Gardens. Situated around Farm Cove, the Botanical Gardens and the grounds surrounding it are huge. You’ll be able to check out Government House and the Conservatorium and the Opera house without hardly leaving the grounds. They’re beautiful and tended to well. If there’s one place you go to in Sydney, make it here.