The View from the Famous Bridge
Without a doubt, this is one of the best views of the city you can get. You could actually go higher than the view I show here, by paying the extra money and going to one of the observation platforms. Alternatively, you can climb onto the uppermost section of the bridge. To do that you need to pay even more money, plus rent a protective poncho. Stop off at the Glenmore for a beer after you're finished, and before you go.
Skyline at twilight
Sydney has one of the most beautiful skylines in the world. Sydney is the city The Matrix trilogy was filmed in. From the Manly ferry you have an amazing view of the skyline, especially just after sunset. Other good spots for a good view of the skyline are from the northern side of the Harbour Bridge, other side of the Pyrmont Bridge in Darling Harbour and from the rooftop of Harbour City Backpackers.
Visit the "coathanger", the nickname for the "Sydney Harbour Bridge". Spanning the harbour from Dawes Point to Milsons Point, the Harbour Bridge is one of the city's most imposing structures. The bridge is 135 metres high, 502 metres long, 49 metres wide and weight 52 800 tonnes. It was constructed between 1923 and 1932.
My Favorite Beers - VB
Yes I know its from Victoria. But even in NSW I prefer this beer. VB. It is a favorite of mine when I travel.
There are many other fine Australian beers to try out too. Go forth and find your favorite.
Choosing your clothing
Ah, what to wear you say? Well, fortunately, Sydney is warm/hot all year round, with some temps cooler in the spring and fall. Sydney is a very casual city and I would recommend that a few items that you can mix and match will work. I usually take along a few pair of jeans, some loose fitting t-shirts, skirt/shorts in the summer, a jacket in case it gets cool, my pashmina, dressy slacks (either white in the summer, black in the winter), comfy walking shoes, dressy high heeled shoes/sandals and a few casual dressy tops.
If is is warm and you plan to go to the beach, bathing suit and of course a beach towel, along with beach accessories, like flip flops and a cover-up for when you get out of the water.