Sydney offers so much more than a visit to the Opera House and a climb over the Harbour Bridge. Even though these postcard attractions are worth seeing, you can easily find a wealth of alternative destinations for a memorable escape to the most visited city in Australia and avoid having to deal with hordes of tourists. Whether it's a secluded beach or a free museum you are looking for, here are some of the top picks to check out when planning a trip to Sydney.
If you are interested in hitting the beaches in the city after all, you have plenty of options available in the form of small and secluded beaches that allow you to enjoy a dip in the absence of the crowds. Some of the best choices are Milk Beach, which offers a great view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Lady Martins Beach, located in Point Piper, one of the poshest suburbs of the city, or Obelisk Beach, which is ideal for those who would like to try out a beach where clothing is optional.
Free Museums and Art Galleries
Some of the finest museums and art galleries in Sydney are free, which means you can easily spend a couple of days visiting these instead of spending on popular tours that tend to be quite pricey. The NSW Art Gallery is a place where you could spend an entire day looking at European, Asian, and Aboriginal masterpieces. If contemporary art is your thing, you should not miss the Brett Whitley Studio and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum of the University of Sydney is an excellent, yet overlooked museum. The Australian Museum and the National Maritime Museum are two more free museums worth visiting in Sydney.