3. Pack your own food and have a picnic at Hyde Park, also Australia's oldest park.
4. Absorb the illustrious history of the Queen Victoria Building, don't forget to reach Level 3 and watch the clock chime on the hour. Stop by with a coin in hand at the wishing well to greet the Queen's favourite pet, Islay the talking dog at the entrance of the QVB.
5. The Strand Arcade in Pitt St is another gorgeous building to peruse and window shop at the designer stores. My particular favourite is Courtesy of the Artist, a jewellery store with contemporary crafted bespoke pieces made by artists from Sydney.
9. The Pylon Lookout is must see with the perfect vantage point to take panoramic views of Sydney as well as being informative about the history of the Harbour Bridge. To get to the Lookout, take the public steps in Cumberland Street just north of Gloucester Street to the public footpath on the bridge. The view is glorious from here.
18. Discover Darling Harbour with so much to see and do at your fingertips Wildlife Zoo, Sealife Aquarium, Madame Tussauds and cafes/restaurants and the Darling Quarter Kids Playground to keep the kids occupied.
24. Walk along the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk and spot a migrating whale from May to November. If you happen to be in Sydney in late October to November, you may stumble across the yearly Sculptures by the Sea exhibition.
34. Enjoy the sun at lesser known beaches such as Balmoral Beach, and Clifton Gardens.
35. A few of my go to beaches are Maroubra and Freshwater Beach for the surf and expanse of sand without feeling crowded. Wattamola is a hidden paradise but it does get busy in the summer with its aqua coloured water.