Jackie’s Travel Diary: A Sydney Weekender on Foot!


A weekend break in Sydney offers so much choice! The best way to enjoy all of its attractions on foot is by staying at the WorldMark South Pacific Club Resort. Sydney offers a smorgasbord of food, an assortment of restaurants, an amazing variety of shopping outlets, a medley of bars and cafes, and a diverse selection of activities and attractions.

There is so much to choose from, the hardest part of your getaway is deciding just where to begin. I have listed a few of my favourite choices to get you started.

You will specifically find The WorldMark Sydney property on the corner of Goulburn Street and Wentworth Avenue. There is no need for a car because of its perfect location, right in the heart of the city. Simply jump in a taxi from the airport or even catch the airport link train where you can get out at Central station, just a 15 minute walk to the resort. However, if you are loaded with heavy suitcases, it’s only a very short taxi ride. This resort is a convenient walk to everything and to public transportation so all you have to do is narrow down your preferences and decide on you first activity!

Food:

There are so many suburbs dotted around the city or on the outskirts of the city that are renowned for amazing food, and all specialising in different cuisines. However, when I stay at the Sydney resort I personally can’t wait to walk down to China Town which is only a short 10 minute stroll. The smell of all the wonderful Asian spices wafting through the air always seems to stir up my appetite making me crave after my favourite dish, Peking duck pancakes!! In China Town you are spoilt for choice with noodle stalls, or dumpling houses on every street. If you don’t love Asian food as much as me then Darling Harbour is just another  easy 10 minutes further and the choice of restaurants is mind blowing, there is definitely something for everyone.

Attractions:

Sydney is bursting at-the- seems with a wonderful array of activities & attractions. My personal recommendations would be to co-ordinate a weekend break with an event; this could range from a show at the theatre, a concert or a festival anywhere in the city. Alternatively you could choose to enjoy the local attractions; stroll down to The Rocks and browse through the markets held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday whilst learning about its colourful history!  Or walk to Circular Quay and hop on a harbour cruise to get the best view of one of the World’s most famous cities. My family favourites would be The Sydney Aquarium, or The Powerhouse Museum & The Australian Museum all located within easy walking distance from the property. Or jump on a ferry at Circular Quay and go across to Taronga Zoo and Luna Park for a fabulously fun filled day for the kids and big ones too!

Shopping:

For a wide range of inexpensive shopping I recommend visiting Paddy’s Markets which is only a 10 minute walk from the resort which sells everything from souvenirs, clothes, leather handbags to fresh fruit and vegies. If you prefer the brand name shops then head down to the Pitt Street mall Westfield shopping centre. For a cultural experience combined with some high class designer brands try the beautifully restored Queen Victoria Building or The Stand Arcade. For the more alternative eclectic shopper interested in boutique fashion or if you simply find people-watching a little more intriguing, I suggest taking a walk down Oxford Street into Darlinghurst!

Have you been to Sydney yet? What was your favourite attraction?

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5 comments

  1. Hi Jackie. We, my husband and I just did that on last weekend and all I can say: “Spot on Jackie what you’ve said “. Great location…We as pension cardholders bought a day ticket for busses, ferries and trains $ 2.50! You can travel much as you want all day long… we travelled, we walked, and walked because we like walk…We had a great time 😉

    • Hi Margit! Great to hear from you. Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. I didn’t know how cheap the all day ticket was, that’s great! I will remember to mention that when talking to other owners. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your weekend. Hope you get to make Sydney a regular holiday spot. Cheers, Jackie

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