A Solo Traveller's Guide To Sydney

Harbour Bridge Climb / Image Authors Own
Harbour Bridge Climb / Image Authors Own
Hannah Lewis

Australians have a reputation for being some of the friendliest people on earth, making Sydney one of the best destinations when travelling alone. Here is our guide to the city if you’re travelling solo.

1. Climb the Harbour Bridge

Bridge, Opera House

Sydney Harbour is one of the country’s most recognisable icons, but it is better seen when you’re actually standing on it. The friendly people at Harbour Bridge Climb do a wonderful job of making everyone feel welcome and part of a team before embarking on the journey up and over the bridge. It is a great way to meet fellow travellers and enjoy the million dollar views of the harbour and Opera House below.

3 Cumberland St, The Rocks

2. Stay in a Guest House

Hostel, Apartment

If your hostel days are behind you, there are still plenty of accommodation options that encourage meeting new people, such as the Bondi Beach House which is only a stone’s throw from the beach. It’s in an old art deco apartment which has been transformed into three cosy guest rooms.

28 Sir Thomas Mitchell Rd, Bondi Beach

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3. Eat at the Bondi Markets

The Bondi food markets take place every Saturday from 9am-1pm. There are over 15 stalls selling everything from Vietnamese pho, Mexican platters and healthy smoothies. You can grab whatever tickles your fancy and then sit in the sunshine amongst the locals on the grass. You can also stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables to take with you on your travels.

Campbell Parade, Bondi


Do a food tour in Cabramatta

One of the best things about Sydney is how diverse it is, especially when it comes to food. In Sydney West there is a huge Vietnamese population and some of the best food in city. I Ate My Way Through organise food tours with small groups of 12 people, where you get to eat plenty of food (including dessert) as well as grocery shopping for interesting ingredients.

Cabramatta, Sydney

landscape with balloons floating in the air


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