There are many iconic landmarks and places to visit when you go to Sydney as a tourist. Still, there are also many places that you can go that are off the beaten track and will give you a different perspective of this vibrant and cosmopolitan city. If you are planning a trip to Sydney and want to find things to see and do that are not crowded with tourists, you may wish to visit some of the places below when you visit.
When it comes to spectacular scenery, Sydney has it all, and one of the best views of the cityscape, including the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, can be found on Observatory Hill. You will also find that the area is popular with locals, but there are fewer tourists here, which can give you a different perspective of the city. You can enjoy bike tours in Sydney by Easy Bike Tours that take in the splendour of Observatory Hill while enjoying some exercise as you make your way around Sydney.
Many people are aware that you can climb Harbour Bridge and enjoy spectacular views of the city. However, many people are not aware that you can get just as unique a view of Sydney for a lot less money by climbing Pylon Lookout. For less than $15, you can climb the 200 steps to the top of the Pylon Lookout and take in the fantastic vista on offer, with panoramic views of the city.
Explore The Harbour By Boat
There are many tourist excursions which take in the water as you explore Sydney, and you can experience racing around the harbour on a speedboat if you so wish. However, you will have to share your experience with other tourists, so if you want to stay off the beaten path, you may want to charter a private boat or even a kayak. You can explore at your leisure, and you may also wish to bring some snorkel gear so that you can enjoy everything below the water, as well as above.
Paddington Reservoir Gardens
Another place that is less known by tourists who visit Sydney is Paddington Reservoir Gardens, which formally supplied the city with their freshwater supply up until 1899. The area laid disused and abandoned; until in 2009, they transformed the former reservoir into idyllic gardens, nestled in the heart of the city.
Go Glamping On Cockatoo Island
Sydney Harbour has many islands dotted around, and Cockatoo Island is popular with tourists, but there are ways to enjoy a more isolated visit. There are glamping facilities available on the island so you can enjoy the sights during the day and then relax as the majority of tourists leave for their hotels.
These are just a few of the less-known tourist attractions when visiting Sydney, and you can get plenty more ideas by visiting various travel guides online. Whatever you decide to do, with some careful planning, you can ensure that you have a memorable trip when you visit Sydney and see a different side to this fascinating city.