Hey, im going to Sydney for a couple of weeks as my Dad is getting married and i was wondering what great things i could do that are close to Sydney.
I love trekking and wildlife photography so this is the sort of thing i want to do. Also if there was any beaches renowned for learning how to surf, then i would love to know about them to. i have know drivers licence so would have to get busses, trains or planes to these places.
i really dont want to just stick in Sydney as i know how quickly the two weeks will go and how many great places there must be so any suggestions will be appreciated...
The beach that usually comes to mind with Sydney and surfing is Bondi. There are others that offer surfing lessons. From the airport you can take the train to Circular quay where you can catch the ferries to all different parts of the city.
You should look at climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge. There are a few signed walks around the city that you could take, some are beach walks, some are street walks.
Sydney Harbourfront Walk
Sydney City Walk
The Rock Walk
Manly to North Head Walk
Manly to The Spit Walk
Mosman Bay to Taronga Zoo and Clifton Gardens Walk
Double Bay to South Head Walk
Bondi Beach to Maroubra Beach Walk
Kurnell to Cronulla Walk
To get out of Sydney....
catch a train from central station to Newcastle. Here are some nice beaches and you can learn to surf there. Public busses run from here to places renowned for nature and dolphin watching and more surfing like Nelsons Bay/Anna Bay area. You could spend a few days in these places.
There is always the Blue Mountains for your treking and nature walks. I don't have a clue what public transport goes there but Sydney has transport everywhere so there'll be a way out. Make sure you stick to paths because there are many stories where travellers have gone missing out there.
have an internet search on national parks in NSW to give you an idea of places you might want to go treking.
have fun 😊
I don’t know about some of the other suggestions, but this is a pretty good guide for cheap travel ideas in Australia. Cheap and Easy Travel Guide
I thought you can get proper idea about Travel in Sydney by Google search.
Thanks for your thoughtful message jhonhaoword.. if i want a list of factual information then google search is a great place to look for that but instead i want personal/honest opinions which is why i posted on a travel forum.
i dont really know why you bothered writing that comment.
There are lots of places to surf in Sydney. Here is the updated list if ever somebody may need it. <a href="http://www.sydney.com/things-to-do/beach-lifestyle/sydney-surf-beaches">http://www.sydney.com/things-to-do/beach-lifestyle/sydney-surf-beaches</a>
You can also enjoy wildlife photography at Sydney wildlife zoo. <a href="http://www.wildlifesydney.com.au/visitor-info/your-photos/">http://www.wildlifesydney.com.au/visitor-info/your-photos/</a>
Lastly, my favorite occasion in Sydney is the Vivid lights festival which starts on May 22 to June 8. The best way to enjoy vivid lights is to ride a small cruise ship from All Occasion Cruises and witness the city turn into an artwork. <a href="http://www.aocruises.com.au/vivid-lights/">http://www.aocruises.com.au/vivid-lights/</a>