Travellers Bucket List Sydney

A Traveller’s Bucket List to Sydney

Sydney is an oasis of spectacular beaches, picturesque coastal walks, iconic landmarks, underground bars, mouth watering cuisine and amazing people. It thrives on a multicultural lifestyle and is booming with incredible energy. There is so much to do, see and enjoy while visiting Sydney and with a limited amount of time it can be overwhelming, but have no fear.

We have created the ultimate “bucket list” of adventures to dive into while conquering the land down-unda in Sydney. Through personal experiences from a foreigner’s travels, we have the must-try destinations and tips to make your trip totally epic.

“It is not about the destination, it is about the journey.”

Fill your day with adventure:

Bondi to Coogee – Go on an urban coastal walk – For the ladies…end your walk with a dip in the McIver’s Ladies Baths, Coogee or enjoy Wylie’s Baths, Coogee with the whole family

Royal Botanic Gardens – Explore the majestic gardens of Sydney – if you are here during the summer months book an open air cinema

The Rocks – Stroll through markets on Saturday – find the oldest pub in Sydney while you are there

Travellers Bucket List Sydney
Sydney Opera House – Walk to this iconic landmark from Circular Quay – make sure to check it out from all angles, its stunning

Newtown – Hit up this eclectic town on the outskirts of Sydney – find “Lentil as Anything” for a pay what you want dining experience

St. Mary’s Cathedral – Get in touch with your spiritual side at this jaw-dropping cathedral – walk through Hyde Park for the full experience

Manly Beach – Take the fairy to Manly – with street music and beach sports you could stay all day

Art Gallery of NSW – See incredible art – skip the Museum of Contemporary Art and go straight here

Bondi Beach – Take an excursion to Sydney’s most famous beach – go down Hall St. for the best food and drink

Travellers Bucket List Sydney
Pick a bar to explore at night:

Frankie’s Pizzeria – Located in the CBD it is ideal for late night out to enjoy live music – Find the hidden bar

Baxters Inn – This underground, speakeasy joint is hidden in the CBD – Ask for a delicious whisky apple…and thank us later

Taylors Rooftop Bar – The upstairs is a retreat away from the bustling CBD – Check out the rad artwork

The Old Growler – Find the doorway on William St., near Holiday Inn Potts Point – Sydney, leading downstairs – sit at the bar to chat up the bartenders

Travellers Bucket List Sydney


Tio’s – They speak tequila at this fun, Mexican inspired bar tucked in Surry Hill – ask for “Happy”, say Faith sent you

Mojos Record Bar – Another hidden, underground gem in the CBD – the cocktails are pricey but so worth it

Jangling Jacks – Find this narrow bar hidden on Victoria street in Potts Point – Sydney – small in size, mighty in character

Darlo Bar – This 2-story bar in Darlinghurst is great for a refreshing afternoon beer – Pair it with an order of the rosemary and sea salt chips

The Glenmore – This rooftop bar is high in The Rocks – go for the views, stay for the drinks

Kings Cross Hotel – Neighbours to Holiday Inn Potts Point – Sydney this place is poppin’ – Enjoy great live entertainment on the weekends

Crane Bar – Found down Bayswater Rd in Potts Point – Sydney this Asian inspired destination is ideal for a nigh tout – order a cocktail from their diverse menu

Opera Bar – Adjacent to the Sydney Opera House this bar gets packed with tourists and locals – get there early to find a shaded seat

Travellers Bucket List Sydney


Base yourself at the Holiday Inn Potts Point – Sydney for central location in the heart of all the action. Explore and live freely as you take on your next travelling adventures. #CreateyourEpicExperience


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