Sydney is not only a vibrant, exciting city to visit as a solo traveller, it is blessed with unique wildlife and superb beaches too. Within a 2 hour drive you can visit the breathtaking Blue Mountains or the vast Hunter Valley with its open cellar doors. Here are a selection of my favourite Sydney pictures taken from my holidays…

Ferry, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia
Darling Harbour

Sydney Wildlife

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Koala at Wildlife, Sydney

You will be able to see the Australian Five by visiting the various zoos around the city. If you are lucky, you may see some in the wild too.

Red Kangaroo, Taronga Zoo, Sydney
Red Kangaroo, Taronga Zoo
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Tasmanian Devil

Iconic Buildings in Sydney

Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia
The Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay

Whenever you see photos of Sydney, iconic buildings such as the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge feature in many of them. The Opera House looks particularly spectacular during Vivid, the annual festival of light when images are projected onto it at night.

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Food in Sydney

Bircher Muesli at Ora, Organic Cafe, Manly, Sydney, Australia
Bircher Muesli at Ora, Organic Cafe, Manly, Sydney, Australia

There are plenty of fantastic eateries in Sydney offering delicious, healthy dishes…

Poke Bowl, Momo Bar, Manly, Sydney, Australia, Resaurants, BYO restaurant
Poke Bowl from Momo Bar, Manly

Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley, Wine Region, Sydney, Australia
Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is a vast wine region in Australia where at times, temperatures soar in the high 40s. Sample wines, cheeses and other delights and view the kangaroos hopping around in the wild.

Sydney Beaches

Manly Wharf, Manly, Sydney, Australia
Manly Wharf, Manly

When you think about Sydney beaches, Bondi and Manly are the two main ones that spring to mind. But, there are plenty of others to choose from which are a little less well known…

Shelly Beach, Sydney, Australia
Shelly Beach, Sydney, Australia

Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains are breathtakingly beautiful. It is a wonderful place to come to for a day trip or longer. It is hard to believe you are so close to the city. Walk through the rainforest, admire waterfalls and ride the world’s steepest passenger railway.


Sunrise, Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia
Sunrise, Manly Beach


Sunset at Manly Wharf, Manly, Sydney, Australia
Sunset at Manly Wharf, Manly

Suggested Further Reading:

Things to do in Sydney


Hotels near Sydney

Sydney Beaches

Solo Travel Tips

Solo Travel Destinations