A weekend guide to Sydney
By Boris van Duijn
If you ever find yourself short on time and just have a little time to spare in one of the most amazing cities of Australia (although spending just a couple of days here is way too short), this is the perfect guide for you!
You arrive on a Friday afternoon just before dinner time and you find yourself feeling hungry and want to grab a quick grub after checking in in your hostel you should definitely check out one of these cool (affordable) places near central station:
- The Soda Factory, 16 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills NSW 2010
- Fogo, Central Park Mall, 28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
- Spice Alley, Kensington Street, Chippendale NSW 2008
And if those cool places aren’t in your alley, or just too eccentric you could always grab a quick bite at the local Macca's (McDonalds) or the KFC. There are lots of those around central station as well!
After your meal you can just explore the city! Or chill out in your hostel and meet new people! Go out in one of the local bars and clubs (suggested would be Ivy’s, scubar, sidebar or look around on the Rocks).
After a night out, or a quiet night in at the hostel, take a quick breakfast at a local coffee shop! There are lots around and all serve amazing coffee and have breaky! After breaky you can do one of three things or maybe combine some of ‘em. You can do either by day or night and depends on what your interests are.
The Bondi to Coogee coastal walk
When taken the bus towards Bondi Beach (one of the most renown beaches of Sydney), you can choose to walk all the way to Coogee on a track along the coast. On that walk you’ll see all the different beaches along the way, and huge rock formations and awesome scenery along the way! You can choose to chill at each beach and continue your walk along the coast or just pick a beach you like stay there and take the bus back to Central.
The White Rabbit Gallery
If you like weird Asian art, this is the place to go. It’s a museum dedicated towards Asian contemporary art with black as the main colour theme. All art is coloured black and a bit weird. The entrée is free so if the weather is a bit shit you can go there for an hour or so and enjoy the art and get yourself a cultural update!
Museum of Contemporary Art
Bit like the white rabbit gallery but bigger! Free entrée as well and on a rainy day perfect to go to and see some contemporary art!
Ever heard of a luna park? It’s basically an amusement park and is great to go to at night! You’ll all the lights and it just looks very pretty, tis a bit old fashioned but the atmosphere is just amazing! And it’s near the opera house and next to the harbour bridge!
Harbour Bridge Walk / Opera House
Of course one of the must sees and does in Sydney is to see the Opera House and the harbour bridge. You can choose to either do this at night or during the day, both give of a completely different vibe and you can walk over the harbour bridge to see the opera house form a different view and get those iconic pictures you always see on the internet!
After an active day walking around Bondi and seeing some sights along Sydney you’re gonna grab some food and prepare yourself to go out (or stay in and gather your strength for the day after).
On a Saturday night you can choose wherever you would like to go! You could go to Candy’s (Kings Cross), Scubar (central), Sidebar (central), The Argyle (the Rocks), just anywhere you would want to go!
After a good night out drinking a few drinks (or shit tons I don’t judge), you’ll wake up and feel energetic and ready to go for another day full of activities (or fucking hangover and in need for food!). Since it’s Sunday now, it’s Sunday Funday!!!! You can travel the entire day for just $2,50! Which is super cheap!
Because it’s so cheap to travel today you can travel around. This means you can take the Ferry towards manly beach and do another coastal walk or chill at the beach (very nice beach), take the train towards the Royal National Park and take a hike towards the figure 8 pool (a natural rock formation pool). Just anything that you would want to do!
After your hike, day at the beach, or recovering from your hangover grab some dinner (your last day so might go for something nice), and go to bed! Haha just kidding, go out one last time! Because on Sunday it’s Sash time! A very awesome club which is packed on Sundays! So enjoy that last night and make sure you’re all packed and ready to go to the airport, because you won’t feel like packing in the morning ;)