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By Traveller February 12, 2018
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Less than 3 days!

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By Priya Traveller February 12, 2018

Hi!
I am coming to Sydney in a few weeks, and would love to know the top places I must see in Sydney. The places don't have to be tourist areas. I just want to make the most of my trip. I love anything outdoor, enjoy hiking and just want to see as much as I can while I am there. Anything will help. Thanks!

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Hi I agree with John in one of the previous answers.The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is beautiful and if you take your swimmers you can either have a swim at the harbour side of Manly or the surf beaches but always swim where it is patrolled. Lots of cafes and then you can catch the ferry back to the city - the Manly ferry is iconic Sydney. Hope you enjoy your stay
C
Local February 13, 2018
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Thank you!! Any good restaurants, doesn't have to be fancy? Veggie friendly preferably.
Hiking in the Blue Mountains
Harbour Bridge Walk
Coogee to Bondi walk
Walking around Darlinghurst/Kings Cross
Chinatown for Yum Cha (Dim Sum)
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Local February 13, 2018
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Thank you!! Any good restaurants, doesn't have to be fancy? Veggie friendly preferably.
Balmoral Beach is great if you want more of a local feel. Get fish and chips and the boathouse and there is a great 6.5km coastal walk around the headlands you can do that is gorgeous. Start at TarongaZoo ferry in Mosman and end at Balmoral (its easier that was as more downhill).
Local February 13, 2018
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Thank you!!
- Bondi to Coogee Walk is a coastal walk for about 5/6kms which is great.
- Catch train to Blue Mountains approximately 1hour by train. They have good trekking routes there too.
Local February 13, 2018
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Thank you!! Any good restaurants, doesn't have to be fancy? Veggie friendly preferably.
There is an amazing Vegan Pizza place named "GiGis" Everymonth when I go to Sydney we always make a stop there. It's really good and you wouldn't even be able to tell it is vegan. It is situated on King St Newtown which is only a few train stops away from Central Station. Newtown in General will also have many other Vegetarian options too.
Ravi Local March 20, 2018
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Aww I wish I knew this before. It's okay, thank you! Had a great time in Sydney!
Coast walks reveal fantastic scenic views, the Spit Bridge to Manly walk gives great views of Sydney Heads. There are also coast walks from Manly to Palm Beach, this is a lot longer and not yet fully completed. Take your costume with you and join the locals for a dip in the Ocean, ALWAYS swim between the flags. The Ocean beachs can have dangerous currents, never swim alone and always swim between the flags. Enjoy. JS
Traveller February 13, 2018
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Thank you!
Hey, if the weather is good, maybe try Gordon's Bay. It's a small beach near coogee and very picturesque. It's a bit more secluded and often less crowded than the bigger beaches. Have a good trip!
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Local February 13, 2018
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Thank you!
Hello and welcome. You will love Sydney. Make sure you do the Coggee to Bondi beach walk. Explore Surry Hills and the Botanical gardens.
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Local February 13, 2018
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Thank you!! Any good restaurants, doesn't have to be fancy? Veggie friendly preferably.
Bondi to Bronte and Manly to Spit are two really nice coastal walks which are public transport accessible from the CBD.
The botanic gardens is a great vantage point for the opera house and harbour bridge.
Local February 12, 2018
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Hi Priya, if you love hiking and the outdoors, you'll be in heaven in Sydney! Much of the foreshore areas around the harbour are part of Sydney Harbour National Park, and there are walking trails all over. I definitely recommend the Spit to Manly walk - it's 9km, has amazing views - from cute bays and hidden beaches to panoramas over the busy harbour and headlands - and finishes in Manly. Then you can eat fish and chips on famous Manly Beach and catch the iconic Manly ferry back to the city! Enjoy your stay!
D
Local February 12, 2018
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Thank you!! Any good restaurants, doesn't have to be fancy? Veggie friendly preferably.
Depending on how long you are in Sydney here are a few things you can do.
Take a ferry from Circular Quay and go yo Darling Harbour, the Maritime Museum Barrangaroo or get off at any of the places around the Harbour that the ferry stops at.. The Opera House and the surrounding Botanical gardens are a must. You can take a day trip by train to the Blue Mountains.. Walk over the Harbour Bridge and go to the Rocks market on the weekend where they have a huge outdoor market. Enjoy your time in Sydney.
C
Local February 12, 2018
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Thank you!! I will be there Monday through Wednesday. Is there a nice beach you would recommend that won’t be too packed and to do activities?
BONDI BRONTE IN THE EAST. BALMORAL ON THE NORTHSIDE HAS LOVELY WALKS AND IS NOT TOO HECTIC .NO SURF BUT HARBOURSIDE. YOU CAN ALSO WALK UP FROM THE OVAL FOR A LOVELY VIEW AND BUSH WALKS.
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Carole Local February 12, 2018
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Thank you!! Any good restaurants, doesn't have to be fancy? Veggie friendly preferably.