When you think of Sydney, chances are images of the Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge all pop into mind. While those are all ‘must see’ spots on anyone’s holiday trip you do get certain spots, which though may not appear on tourist brochures offer a whole new perspective of this city.
A Saturday morning tradition for many ‘Sydneysiders’ the Paddington Markets is a wonderful place to start the weekend. Local arts & crafts galore along with plenty of jewellery, fashion designs, soaps and art works that are unique and not what you will typically find in malls. If you are visiting from abroad it helps to find Sydney apartment accommodation in the city from which you can easily access this lively market. With a scrumptious selection of local and international food and live music on offer as well, the Paddington Markets offer a memorable day out.
A wonderful walk that connects Bondi to Coogee Beach, this is one experience that literally is off the beaten path! This coastal walk is around 6 km and you can expect some amazing views of cliffs, bays and the South Pacific Ocean which is your constant companion. Ideally you can break up your walk and have refreshments or a cooling dip on the way. Make sure to stop by at the Waverly cemetery and also try some fish & chips as a little treat for yourself once the walk is complete!
White Rabbit Gallery
There are lots of quaint art galleries in Sydney worth checking out and you may stumble upon them while exploring the city. One such gallery you can checkout is the White Rabbit Gallery which has a fascinating collection of contemporary Chinese art. The gallery can be found on Balfour Street within easy reach of Oaks On Castlereagh and is open free of charge making it a great place to stop by. There is also a Tea House here where you can sample some traditional Chinese tea and dumplings.
Sydney Fish Market
A great place to not only sample seafood, but also experience the hustle and bustle of a thriving industry the Sydney Fish Market is worth a visit as well. The market opens at 5.30 in the morning so if you can look to get there around that time (you can catch up on lost sleep later!) and witness the frenzied action as tonnes and tonnes of fresh catch is brought in for the daily auction. There is a tour that takes you behind the scenes in case you are interested, while also onsite is the Sydney Seafood School which hosts classes with famous Aussie chefs.
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