The Perfect Day In Sydney

So you’ve only got 1 day in Sydney and want to know the best things to do without reading everything on this website? No problem. My perfect day in Sydney looks a little like this:

First stop is Alexandria for some organic lemony pancakes with caramelised banana from Bread & Circus. Grab a coffee from Campos on the way out before hopping on a bus to Bronte – a brilliant white, eastern suburbs beach, where you’ll tackle the coastal track to Coogee (a scenic but shorter section of the famous Bondi to Coogee coastal walk).

Pancakes at Bread & Circus
Perfect pancakes at Bread & Circus

Cool down by taking a dip in the sea at Coogee then refuel with snacks and smoothies in the sunshine at the Coogee Pavilion rooftop terrace. Next, hop on a bus to the city and take a walk through the Botanical Gardens, soaking up the view and snapping the city from the perspective of the rose garden.

Taking a dip at the ABC Pool
Taking a dip at the ABC Pool

Then pay $6 for a quick dip at the ABC Pool and freshen up in their changing facilities before heading to Criniti’s restaurant on Woolloomooloo Wharf, just in time for happy hour cocktails and sunset views.

Another ugly Sydney sunset - I joke!
Another ugly Sydney sunset – I joke!

For dinner, hop in a cab to Surry Hills and grab a table in the twinkly courtyard of The Winery, saving just enough room for a scoop or two of salted caramel and white choc chip ice cream at Gelato Messina for dessert.

How’s that sound to you?

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About the author

I’m Jayne, a travel blogger, content creator and mum to a 4-year-old son. I’ve been blogging since 2010, travelled to 65 countries and share travel guides and tips to help you plan stylish, stress-free trips.

1 thought on “The Perfect Day In Sydney”

  1. I lived in Glebe for three months and loved my time in Sydney The Coogee section of the Bondi-Coogee walk was definitely my favourite, Gordon’s Bay was beautiful.


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