City breaks in whatever guise are exciting events, and when you choose to head to a busy metropolis, you’re certainly going to get a frenetic atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, excellent shopping opportunities, and a range of top class restaurants to choose from. Of course, you’re also likely to find sightseeing attractions too, so doing some research into your destination ahead of time is a must, to stop you missing out on something interesting.

Sydney is Australia’s largest city, and whilst some mistakenly class it as the capital (which is actually isn’t), there is certainly enough to keep any visitor occupied for a good few days, if not longer. You’re probably never going to be able to experience everything Sydney has on offer, such is its sprawling size, but you can certainly plan your highlights list ahead of time, and head to your points of interest.

Sydney accommodation is also very accessible to all budgets, so whether you’re looking for a five star hotel, a hostel, or something in-between, you’re certainly catered for. Sticking to a central location is always best, and that way you can use the many public transport links to get around the various sights and districts.

Of course, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House are two of the most iconic sights of the city, and these are known all over the world, with the image transmitted at New Year, thanks to the huge firework display. It doesn’t have to be New Year to visit this wonderful sight either, as you can even climb the Harbour Bridge if the mood takes you, and enjoy the amazing view from the top. Perhaps you could even catch a show at the Opera House, and then head somewhere delicious for dinner afterwards – a truly luxurious Sydney experience.

You don’t have to splash the cash to enjoy your time here however, as there are plenty of budget options available. Head to Bondi Beach for a chilled out day, watch the surfers, and basically top up your tan, or perhaps peruse some souvenirs at one of the many markets around the city, such as The Rocks Market, or Paddington Markets. The vibrant atmosphere is certainly fun on its own, and even if you don’t buy anything, you will have enjoyed the day.

If you’re travelling with kids, you still have plenty of activity options, such as Taronga Zoo, which is huge and separated into different regions, so it will certainly fill a whole day, or perhaps the Sea Life Aquarium, where you can check out huge marine-life mammals seriously up close and personal. Sydney overall is a very family friendly place, and even the beaches which are surrounding the city centre are perfect for a day splashing and building sandcastles.

A city break in Sydney is certainly going to be a tiring experience, but it is one which you certainly can’t miss.