We spent four days here and packed a lot in but would advise longer if you can, there’s so much to do here its a great place.
On day 1 We had pre – booked a day trip to the blue mountains. Our tour was with ‘Loka’; we really liked this tour as it fitted a lot in and the driver gave a lot of extra info. There was quite a bit of hiking included so make sure you’re prepared for some exercise in the heat :). We sure stopped at a shop on the way but it was slightly expensive so bring your own snacks if you can. Bring water, there is a fountain on the way to fill up. As well as as the beautiful blue mountains we stopped to see kangaroos, have a swim in in a rock pool and saw the three sisters.
Day 2 As is was Sunday we took advantage (as well as the rest of Sydney) of the cheaper transport prices and took the ferry to Manly. This is a really cool place; nice beaches and walks. It’s also worth the trip over just for the ferry journey; stunning views of the Opera house, harbour bridge and sydney coast line.
Day 3: Got the train and one bus to bondi beach (really simple journey*). After chilling out on the beach for a while we did the Bondi to Coodgee coastal walk. This took us about two-three hours which is more than it said but we were taking our time with lots of photo stops. The walk is a must! It’s so beautiful. Loads of different beaches along the way. We got the bus back from Coodgee to Sydney(easy).
The transport in Sydney is great, its all run off FREE ‘opal’ cards and it’s pretty inexpensive to top up.
Day 4 The hostel recommend a free walking tour which leaves from Circular Quay every day at 1400. We stayed with the tour for about 90 mins (it goes for 3 hours). The guy running it was really informative and gave a lot of info mainly about the history of Australia.