5 February 2018
Sydney is one of the most interesting, inviting and truly mesmerising cities in the world, with a wide range of entertainment, iconic buildings and awe-inspiring natural attracts that were made for instagram. With million-dollar views like these, who would want to be anywhere else?
Check out some amazing reasons to move to Sydney below and discover why you’ll want to stick around!
The weather is one of Sydney’s biggest draws, with clear, blue skies almost all year round. With mild winters that are sometimes as warm as British summertime and bright, sunny days; you’ll be surprised how much of difference a bit of sunshine makes! Also, getting up early in the morning no longer feels like a chore when you’re watching the sun come up over the sparkling ocean.
Sydney is known for its beautiful population, due in part to its vibrant health scene, with a wide range of nutritious places to grab breakfast, an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, vast vegan and veggie options and scenic outdoor exercise spots. There’s no excuse not to exercise when you can jump into one of Sydney’s dreamy outdoor pools – you’re sure to feel refreshed after a few laps in a rock pool with dazzling ocean views!
Just walking around Sydney’s lively CBD you’ll spot legendary landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and more! Not only that, but you’ll get to know some of Sydney’s unique landmarks too, like the winding sandstone streets of The Rocks and Bear Island Fort in La Perouse.
The Sydney Opera House attracts top acts from all over the world, including touring rock bands, lecturers, theatre productions and visiting orchestras. Though the Opera House is the hub of entertainment in Sydney, it’s not the only venue in town. See your favourite bands at the Enmore Theatre, Oxford Arts Factory and more! If you’re looking for theatre productions, check out The State Theatre, Sydney Lyric Theatre or the famous Capitol Theatre.
Sydney is the perfect place to see native Australian wildlife. Head to Taronga Zoo or a nearby Koala Park to see native kangaroos and koalas, and keep your eye out for bush turkeys on coastal walks! Whale watching is also popular along the NSW coast. Whales can been seen from Sydney’s coastline twice a year, migrating south during the Australian winter and then back up north during the spring. And, of course, who can forget the majestic ibis? One doesn’t have to go out bushwalking or to a national park to come in contact with Australia wildlife. In the Royal Botanic Gardens you can feed cockatoos, lorikeet parrots and eels in Middle Pond or, if you’re there at dusk, watch the few remaining flying foxes making their daily migration to Centennial Park.
Sydney is a foodie paradise, with a wide range of cuisine from around the world to sink your teeth into! From delicious freshly-shucked oysters and freshly-caught seafood delights to tasty Asian treats and out-of-this-world pho, you’ll be able to take your pick from the world’s kitchen!
If there’s one thing Sydney does amazingly well it has to be coffee. With an eclectic cafe culture around the city there’s lots of places to pick a single origin roaster, a cold brew, or whatever you fancy! Even your standard run-of-the-mill coffee is complex and rich, so don’t be surprised if you become a coffee addict!
There’s always a festival happening somewhere in the city – starting with the Sydney Festival in January. As winter starts to draw in during May, Vivid Sydney rolls into town with innovative light installations and stunning public artworks. The festival of light, music and ideas has a varied programme, with the white sails of the Opera House acting as a blank canvas for visiting artists.
Sydney has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and who wouldn’t want to wake up to a Bondi sunrise, or witness the sunset over Coogee Beach? Spend the day the beach to enjoy a true Aussie pastime, or grab a surfboard and catch a wave like a pro! From Cronulla to the pure shores of the Northern Beaches, there’s lots to explore along Sydney’s awe-inspiring coastline.
Hiking in Sydney, or bushwalking, is a popular weekend activity and there are many large parks and nature reserves in and surrounding the city. Take on the Manly to Spit Bridge walk and peek through the lush, greenery to find secluded beaches, head to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park to spot wallabies and wild turkey roam, or check out the Royal National Park, the second oldest national park in the world, and explore stunning ocean vistas.
Even though Sydney has almost everything you need right in the city, it is also surrounded by beautiful townships, cities and coastal getaways perfect for a weekend away from the hustle and bustle! Head south to discover the white sands and clear waters of Jervis Bay, or travel north to explore stunning beaches, bays and inlets all the way up to Byron Bay at the tip of NSW.