your free 32-hour Sydney itinerary

your free 32-hour Sydney itinerary

Recently, I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the 21 finalists of #choiceTravelGrammer2016 from over 1000 entries. 

I was chosen to represent Sydney and had an amazing 32 hours of adventure in my city. When I first grabbed my itinerary, I was so surprised that I haven't been too a few places on it. I guess this is the magic of Sydney, even after a few years of living here, there are still a lot for you to explore.

My Hotel

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

Perfect central location and fabulous interior design for you to enjoy. Castlereagh Boutique Hotel began construction in 1926 in the Commercial Palazzo style and it was completed in September 1927. At the time of construction, it was the tallest building in Sydney. I was very excited to experience the art deco and numerous of chandeliers. It makes me feel like living in an art movie, yet still have the warm service that make you feel like home in a foreign city. 

Day  One

10:00 a.m. Taronga Zoo

It is definitely one of the must-go place in Sydney. 

You can easily walk to Circular Quay from Castlereagh Boutique Hotel in about 15 minutes, and you will pass the famous Martin Place. Then you are able to purchase the tickets for $46 dollars at Wharf 2. Sydney ferry is so unique, it is absolutely a tourist attraction while Sydneysiders are using it as daily commute as well. 

You can easily walk to Circular Quay from Castlereagh Boutique Hotel in about 15 minutes, and you will pass the famous Martin Place. Then you are able to purchase the tickets for $46 dollars at Wharf 2.

Sydney ferry is so unique, it is absolutely a tourist attraction while Sydneysiders are using it as daily commute as well. 

Not only with an magnificent harbour view, Taronga zoo is also a true believer of animal conservation. There are various educational activities in the zoo for you to choose to have a better understanding of Australian animals, and why it is essential for us to protect our earth. 

The View Restaurant is open Thursday - Sunday from 11am - 3 pm for lunch, refreshments and Lavazza espresso coffee. During NSW school holidays The View will be open 7 days a week. I highly recommend it if you ever visit the zoo, and want to have a rest after carrying your kids around to see the giraffes.  

The View Restaurant is open Thursday - Sunday from 11am - 3 pm for lunch, refreshments and Lavazza espresso coffee. During NSW school holidays The View will be open 7 days a week. I highly recommend it if you ever visit the zoo, and want to have a rest after carrying your kids around to see the giraffes.  

3:00 Bondi Beach 

Well, you know you have to visit this place even when your first pronunciation of it was incorrect. You can be a surfer or simply enjoy watching the beautiful Aussie people walking around on the beach. You might also bump into Hugh Jackman if you are lucky. 

Make sure you visit some local bars in the area, no matter it is Icebergs Bar or The Bucket List, I guarantee you that you would never want to leave bondi. (I didn't)

7:30 Aria

This two hatted, and award winning restaurant is everything you need after a day trip in this fabulous city. You still can enjoy the striking harbour view while you enjoy your mesmerising cuisines. I had literally the most impressive Barossa wine that comes with a great selection of international cheese as dessert. 

Adress:1 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

Phone:(02) 9240 2255

Day two

7:00 Sunrise

It is always a good idea to wake up early and embrace the new day without disturbance from others . Watching Sunrise at Dawes Point is definitely a good choice for you if you stay in Castlereagh Boutique Hotel. 20 minutes of walk from your hotel, you can enjoy a peaceful morning before the world awake, take a snap of the sunrise through the iconic Opera House would make your day even more blissful. 

10:30 Sydney Bridge Climb

One of the icons of Sydney, but the difference is: You can actually climb on it!It is the sixth longest spanning-arch bridge in the world and the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 m from top to water level.It was also the world's widest long-span bridge, at 48.8 m (160 ft) wide, until construction of the new Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver was completed in 2012.

It was definitely one of a life time experience to see Sydney harbour in this perspective. It was awarded as "10 best things to climb" by Lonely Planet. It has been climbed by over 3 million people since it first open to public! How impressive.

3:00 p.m. Sydney Opera House

If Eiffel Tower could stand for Paris, the Opera House is definitely the city icon for Sydney.As a Sydneysider myself, I have passed through it quite a lot but never had a glimpse inside throughly.  You can not only have a look inside by watching an actual opera, but also could book a tour via Sydney Opera house .

The 32-hour itinerary will end here, but Sydney has much more to offer. I can easily name a few others that you shouldn't miss when you visit. However, if you have a tight schedule, these sights should be on your priorities!

Last but not the least, to celebrate this trip, go follow@choice_hotels_ap , on Friday 5 August, there will be two lucky ones who will win a two nights getaway to the destination of their choice! Where would you choose as your destination? 

Here is a picture of me being a tourist #Cringeworthy #ok #bye