I've been very fortunate to visit the wonderful city of Sydney for New Year's on two different occasions; once as a student in 2011 and then again as a co-instructor of ENES 472 in 2016. Sydney is by far one of my favorite cities and I am more than happy to share some tips on many of the greatest things that it has to offer!
Things to Do in Sydney
Enjoy the Beaches
There are just so many beautiful beaches in Sydney! Most of these beaches are surrounded by hills and rocks, and have tons of shopping and food right off the beach. These are some of my favorite beaches!
Partake in Australian Activities
Hang out with Famous Australian Animals
Enjoy some Special Summer Specific Activities
Enjoy the Natural Beauty of Australia on these day trips / hikes
Museums, Culture and History
Bars / Restaurants
There are not too many “Australian Foods” but while you are in Sydney you should definitely try to enjoy some meat pies, kangaroo / emu / crocodile , and definitely try to track down some gelato donuts. These are some of my favorite places:
Dessert / Sweet Treats
New Year's Eve Fireworks
I have never seen fireworks as beautiful or splendid as those over Sydney Harbor on New Year's Eve. While I am sure anywhere around the harbor is a great spot to watch them, these are two of the places that I have seen them before that afford you some nice views of the fireworks and the Sydney Opera House.