Holidays to Sydney
There is plenty that sets Sydney apart from the other great cities of the world. Great cities such as New York, London and Paris are fantastic for lovers of urban living but offer little to lovers of the outdoors. Well, a holiday to Sydney lets you jog, suntan and surf the waves during the day while dishing up the swankiest of nightlife. It is truly a city that warrants a stay-over of more than just a couple of days.
If ever there is a colonial settlement that has transformed it must be Sydney. Established in 1788 as a penal colony it essentially grew and grew to the size it is now. The history of Sydney is visible everywhere, with the many buildings built in the 19th century rendering a classical feel to an otherwise very modern urban settlement. Sydney’s time in the spotlight came with the Sydney Olympics, a point in time where anyone in the world who thought of Australia as a backwater quickly changed their mind.
Sydney has world-class restaurants, exceptional museums and galleries and regularly hosts some of the most well-known performing artists, enjoyed by both residents and travellers on their Sydney holidays. And yes, the Sydney Opera house is as spectacular as it is made out to be. This iconic building that features prominently on the Sydney skyline is the venue at which every group or artist aspires to perform.
Summer months are the best time for Sydney holidays. Being in the southern hemisphere Sydney’s summer is from November to March. Whilst there is no bad time for visiting Sydney, winter, from June to August, has some chilly nights, so bear this in mind if you are planning a lot of outdoor activities.
Nightlife in Sydney is very varied and very cosmopolitan. Many of the most popular bars and clubs are located on Oxford Street which, even though it is the heart of Sydney’s gay area, contains some of the best straight and mixed venues. On the posh side is The Rocks, which doubles as a daytime attraction with its historical buildings and view over the harbour.
Holidays in Sydney can, of course, be entirely focused on the outdoors. Sydney locals are absolutely crazy about sports. Beach activities are at the top of the list with surfing, relaxing in the sun and sailing being the most popular with tourists. Kayaking and canoeing on Sydney’s waterways can also be great fun. Regular sports fixtures are often what attract many on holidays to Sydney, with rugby and cricket drawing visitors from all over the world.
Then there is shopping – bright and brash at times but definitely not without variety. Sydney is as good a shopping destination as any other major city. Sydney residents love their high fashion and the tourists do too, with most of the best international brands being present as well as the unique fashion brands that is putting Australia on the world’s catwalks.