I will always recommend walking as your best mode of getting around a city, and Sydney is no exception. Walking is the best way to find those off the beaten path places, nice little pubs and shops, or wandering around with no set agenda but to enjoy the weather and the atmosphere. There are so many wonderful sights to see, and walking allows you to explore more.
One of my most memorable walks was from Circular Quay, through McQuarie Street, along Hyde Park, to Darling Harbour and Chinatown....phew what a walk!!
I love walking, and I'll always explore a city on foot.
We always do a lot of walking in Sydney. It's a very walkable place and you see so much of the city when on foot. My favorite walk is from Potts Point into the Botanical Garden and around Circular Quay to the Rocks. It is a fun walk and we always make some fun discoveries along the way.
This vintage beauty (the car) was up for raffle on Australia Day, it's wooden construction may point a previous life as a boat, I for one wouldn't mind cruising about Sydney in it but alas the phone never rang. Never mind, all the money went to a good cause.
If you are staying in the CBD or Darling Harbor, there is no need to buy unlimited passes for your stay unless you hate to walk. Its a short 25 minutes stroll from Darling Harbor (less from CBD) to all the dowtown tourist attractions. The attractions are clustered, so once you get to one you are not far from the other. We considered doing the Sydney pass but decided that we would rather walk most of it and 1) save money and 2) learn more about the Sydney streets.
It was extremely safe to walk around Sydney, so dont worry about that!
Yeah, yeah... Corny, I know. But seriously, the best way to explore Sydney is on foot. There's just too much that you'll miss from the window of a car or bus. The interesting architecture of some of the older buildings, the unique adverts, the little cafes tucked into the alleys, and of course the rank and file sydneysiders going about their own business. In other words all the little things that will make your visit to Sydney that much more memorable.
Walking is the best way of seeing many of the main attractions of Sydney. Most of the main tourist sights - such as the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, Opera House, Darling Harbour, The Rocks, and the Royal Botanic Gardens - lie on the perimeter surrounding the central business district and are within easy walking distance over a period of several days. Other attractions, such as the Centerpoint Tower, Queen Victoria Building and dozens of historical buildings are also within the CBD.
You don't have to be fit as you can always jump on to public transport at any stage.
The best way to get around this city (if you have the time) is to walk. The more you walk the more you can find and its free (I am Scottish and we are viewed as tight, so you can't beat free can you).
I spotted these guys in Fairlight, northern suberb of Sydney. I think the baby is saying something to Dad.