8 awesome reasons you should visit Sydney

September 24th, 2015

Appliance Talk

8 awesome reasons you should visit Sydney

Ahhhh Sydney – the ultimate summer destination. The sunny and vibrant buzz makes Sydney one of the world’s most loved cities.

As with all big cities, Sydney does get a bad rap from time to time. Since moving here in 2012 (so not a biased opinion) I hear a lot of non-Sydney residents complain about how everybody only looks out for number 1, and that the rush is just too much to deal with.

But to be honest, there is so much more to Sydney than just being a ‘big city’. The people are friendly (yes, not all, but that’s the same with every city and town you go to) the weather is amazing, the views are spectacular, and there is ALWAYS something to do.

Well enough talk from me – just see for yourself!

1. The Sydney Opera house

Sydney hosts an event called Vivid once a year, which is an amazing, unique light festival that transforms some of Sydney’s most iconic buildings into a wonderland of ‘light art’ sculptures.

Sydney_Opera_House,_vivid_Sydey source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sydney_Opera_House,_vivid_Sydey.JPGsource: Adam JWC on Wikimedia Commons

Even on ‘normal’ days the Sydney Opera House is still stunning to look at. And it’s even as stunning on the inside as it is on the outside.

576px-Sydney_Opera_House,_interiorsource: Sailko on Wikimedia Commons

799px-Sydney_Opera_House_-_Inside_2 source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sydney_Opera_House_-_Inside_2.jpgsource: Jason7825 on Wikimedia Commons

And was that the iconic Luna Park face seen on the first picture? Hmm I think so, which brings us to…

2. Luna Park


And yes, even though this isn’t the original Luna Park (that was in New York City, though Australia’s first Luna Park was, and still is, in Melbourne), it’s definitely something you won’t forget seeing when hanging out at Circular Quay…

Sydney_Harbour_Bridge_from_Circular_Quay source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sydney_Harbour_Bridge_from_Circular_Quay.jpgsource: JJ Harrison on Wikimedia Commons

Or riding the double decker trains across the Harbour Bridge…

Luna Park from a Train on the Sydney Harbour Bridge source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/glutnix/54744411source: Brett Taylor on Flickr

And the view from Luna Park is pretty spectacular too!

Luna Park from the ferris wheel - 7007source: Tim J Keegan on Flickr

3. The Sydney Harbour Bridge

What’s so great about a bridge you ask? Well, not only is it one of Australia’s most well known and photographed landmarks, but it is also the largest (but not the longest) steel arch bridge in the world, with the top of the bridge standing 134 metres above the harbour.

800px-Sydney_harbour_bridge_sunsetsource: Adam JWC on Wikimedia Commons

And did we mention you can climb it?

BridgeClimb_participants_on_Sydney_Harbour_Bridge source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BridgeClimb_participants_on_Sydney_Harbour_Bridge.jpgsource: Coolcaesar on Wikimedia Commons

It also looks amazing during New Years!

800px-Sydney_Bridge_Happy_New_Year source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sydney_Bridge_Happy_New_Year.jpgsource: Rajwinder Singh on Wikimedia Commons

4. The Tower of Many Names

207px-Amp_tower_center_point_tower_sydneysource: Adam JWC on Wikimedia Commons

Sydney Tower, also known as the Sydney Tower Eye, AMP Tower, Westfield Centrepoint Tower, Centrepoint Tower, or just Centrepoint, may not be the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere, but it’s definitely the tallest structure in Sydney, which makes it the perfect location if you want a 360 degree view of the city.

800px-Sydney_Tower_Panoramasource: Gauthier PELLOQUIN on Wikimedia Commons

And if you’re felling hungry while up there, you can always stop in at the Sydney Tower Buffetfor an extensive banquet-style dining experience with uninterrupted revolving views of the city.

Sydney tower restaurantSource: Karl Baron on Flickr

And this is just a few of the things in the CBD. There are plenty of amazing sites and locations out of the CBD too, like…

5. The Beaches!

Sydney is lucky enough to be home to some of the finest and most famous beaches in the world.

Like Manly…

manly beach

And Bondi…


And even if the beach is too rough, you still have the opportunity to swim.

576px-Bondi_icebergssource: Corevette on Wikimedia Commons

And if they’re too busy, that’s OK – there are well over 100 beaches in Sydney to choose from!

sydney beach

6. The People & Culture

Sydney is such a multi-cultural city, and I for one absolutely love it!

800px-Chinatown_Night_Market,_Sydney source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chinatown_Night_Market,_Sydney.jpgSydney Chinatown Night Markets (source: avlxyz at Wikimedia Commons)

800px-Leichhardt_Italian_Forum_2Piazza at the Italian Forum, Norton Street, Leichhardt (source: J Bar at Wikimedia Commons)

lord nelson source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/philliecasablanca/2050548396The Lord Nelson Brewery hotel (source: Phil Whitehouse on Flickr)

800px-Sydney_murugan_koyilMurugan Hindu Temple, Mays Hill

Visit to the Australian National Maritime Museum.  Sydney.Performance of Aboriginal song and dance in the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney.

7. The food culture

The food culture is pretty awesome too

Prawns - Sydney Fish Market source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/avlxyz/3544925487Sydney Fish Market (source: Alpha on Flickr)

Night noodle markets II source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/newtown_grafitti/5101555439/Night Noodle Markets (source: Newtown grafitti on Flickr)

Sydney_-_Australia source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sydney_-_Australia.jpgBelgian Beer Cafe (source: TCS digitalworld at Wikimedia Commons)

And if café dining is your thing, then you definitely won’t be disappointed with what Sydney has to offer.

Cafe at QVB Bus Stop, Sydney source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jennifrog/5890844582/source: Jenny Mealing on Flickr

731px-Cappuccino_coffee_at_Surry_Hills,_Sydney source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cappuccino_coffee_at_Surry_Hills,_Sydney.jpgsource: Ashishlohorung on Wikimedia Commons

Just Reading The News...source: JoshDMcK on Flickr

8. Appliances Online!

And last, but definitely not least, Sydney is home to Australia’s own Appliances Online Head Office!

Appliances Online Head Office

Image source- http-//www.lifehacker.com.au/- Inside Appliances Online Head Office

Image source http-//www.lifehacker.com.au/- The reception at the Head Office

And we have a blimp!


Check out this cool timelapse video of the Legend Blimp being inflated:

See you in Sydney!

All the way from the land of the flightless bird, Krissy brings a part of New Zealand culture to the Appliances Online content team. And although she is adamant she does not say 'fush and chups', she can't deny her continuous use of the term 'sweet as' and her ongoing argument with her team on the correct name for jandals (thongs). One thing is for certain, however, her passion for her kiwi slang is matched with her love for sharing news, hacks and buying tips for all things appliances! Krissy's favourite appliance is the Tefal Cook4Me multi cooker, as she believes it's ok to let an appliance do all the work for you.

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