The first day is about ticking off the highlights and most unmissable attractions. These are the sites you simply cannot miss.
Wander around the Quay and take an “I was here” photo in front of these famous structures and feel the pulse of the city.
From the eastern side of the bridge and Opera House, you have easy access to the Royal Botanic Gardens, in my opinion, one of the most impressive gardens in the world, certainly from a location standpoint.
Pick a spot anywhere, or walk to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair for one of the best vantage points in Sydney with distant views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge (especially awesome for sunset).
I suggest a walk across the bridge, but of course, if you want the experience of a lifetime by climbing over the Sydney Harbour Bridge you definitely need to book ahead.