Fall in Love with Sydney | These 5 Top Places Will Make You Want to Pack Your Bags and Move

I had the incredible opportunity to study and work Australia in Sydney on a student visa for around two years, from 2015 to 2017. It was undoubtedly one of the best times of my life. Sydney has a special place in my heart, and my time spent in this incredible city will always hold cherished memories. The city has left an indelible mark on me, and I want to share some of my favorite places and experiences from my time there.

During my time in Sydney, I created videos that truly showcase the magic of this city. I highly recommend checking them out to get a glimpse of the breathtaking beauty and vibrant energy of Sydney that stole my heart.

Top 5 Favorite Places in Sydney

Sydney has countless amazing places to explore, but here are my top 5 favorites:

Watsons Bay

Watsons Bay is hands down my most favorite small beach in the world. With its crystal-clear waters, pristine sands, and stunning views of the Sydney skyline, it’s a beach lover’s paradise. Whether it’s swimming, sunbathing, or enjoying a leisurely stroll along the coastal walk, Watsons Bay, tucked away in a tranquil corner of the city, has a special charm that never fails to captivate me.

I can still vividly remember savoring the delicious flavors of the fresh oysters paired with a glass of prosecco or wine regularly at the Beach Club at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. 


Bondi is an iconic beach that’s world-famous for its golden sands, turquoise waters, and the lively Bondi area vibe. From catching waves to savoring delicious brunches at the trendy cafes, Bondi is a bustling hub of activity that’s always buzzing with energy.

Circular Quay

Circular Quay is the gateway to Sydney’s iconic landmarks, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It’s a vibrant waterfront area that’s always buzzing with activity, from street performers to ferries coming and going. Taking a stroll along Circular Quay, with the breathtaking views of the harbor, is an experience that’s hard to beat.

Lavender Bay

Lavender Bay is a serene suburb embraced by the glistening waters of the harbor. It’s the perfect spot for a leisurely walk or a delightful picnic, far from the hustle of the city. And nestled within this picturesque landscape lies Wendy’s Secret Garden. As I wandered through the paths of Wendy’s Secret Garden, I was captivated by the beauty that unfolded before me. The vibrant flowers, the lush foliage, and the serene ambiance were mesmerizing. But it was the story behind it all that truly moved me. It is both heartrending and uplifting, and I couldn’t resist devoting an entire article to it

Darling Harbour – Entertainment and Fun

Take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront promenade, savoring the views of the harbor and the iconic Sydney skyline. Treat yourself to a scrumptious meal at one of the many restaurants, where you can indulge in delectable cuisine while soaking in the vibrant atmosphere. 

In a city as lavish as Sydney, it’s no surprise that they pull off fireworks out of the blue every Saturday night at Darling Harbour. As the sun sets, the night sky lights up with a dazzling display of colors, creating a spectacle that’s almost too good to be true. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be treated to fireworks show on a regular weekend night? It’s just another one of those things that makes Sydney truly unique and over-the-top in the best way possible.

You can watch the videos I created to capture the local vibe here.

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