The Best Way to Spend a Day in Sydney

The Best Way to Spend a Day in Sydney


Posted 2023-07-05 by Lesley Mitchellfollow
Whilst Sydney holds too many things to mention in one article, let's suppose you have nothing planned and any of the specific things that you want to do such as particular restaurants or theatres you have already booked, what to do on your free day in Sydney?

Here is a sample itinerary of a lovely way to spend a full day.

Spend the night before in the historic rocks area of Sydney. I would recommend the Rocks Harbour Hotel as a classic heritage way to begin your special day. Click here for more information.

Exit in front of the hotel and turn right and you will immediately encounter a sweet little creperie cafe where you can have breakfast. Turn hard right again to encounter Nurses Walk. A beautiful little laneway filled with boutique shops and cafes where you can easily while away for a couple of hours.

If the creperie didn't quite tickle your fancy go to the end of Nurses Walk and head towards the harbour. Along the way you will encounter La Renaissance bakery for beautiful baked goods or on the corner the Guylian cafe, where you can have a savoury or chocolate-filled breakfast.

Bellies full of chocolate, even if it is only a sample, turn right and walk up George Street until you come to the tram stop in the centre of the road. Cross the road, tap on any credit card, and jump aboard the tram.

Facing forward on your left-hand side you will see the heritage Strand shopping centre and shortly after that on your right the classic Queen Victoria shopping centre. Alight here. Remember to tap off with your credit card, this journey will cost you around $1.

(Little bit of a hiccup here, if more than one person is travelling, you will need to tap on using different credit cards, otherwise, it will simply tap off at the same time. Alternatively, if you are going to be here for more than the day you could purchase an Opal card and just top it up)

Alighting at the Queen Victoria shopping centre you will cross the road to enter this magnificent heritage shopping centre. It is filled with cafes, restaurants and tea houses over 4 different levels.
Part of the charm is the heritage nature of the building, including original leadlight windows.

If you feel like spoiling yourself, visit The Tea Room for a special afternoon high tea.

Once you have shopped until you dropped and/or (belly full) waddled out of The Tea Room , head out of the Queen Victoria Centre and walk back down the way you came from, on the opposite side of the road to The Strand shopping mall.

Have you spent the day in the Sydney CBD? What would you recommend or suggest is your best thing to do? The comments box at the top of this article to share your thoughts, ideas and recommendations with us as this is simply one suggestion.

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