Our Favourite Things to do in Sydney, Australia!
There’s something about Sydney that fills up international flights. It’s somewhere you think you’ll visit, experience and leave, seeing all there is to see in a small pocket of time – because, really, Australia isn’t THAT big, right?
From the beautiful Blue Mountains, to the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour to the turn-around alleys of Surrey Hills and Chippendale’s thriving food district, this world-class playground keeps its pre-flight promises. So, what should you do? Begin with these five tried, tested and beloved activities, tastes and sights.
1. Get Lost in the Rocks
Historical Sydney begins at the edge of the water, as this old-fashioned neighbourhood delivers laneway mazes, boutique shopping and delicious restaurants side-by-side. After picking your way through a seemingly endless rows of market stalls (open Friday, Saturday and Sunday), why not scare yourself a little silly on the Rocks Ghost Tour? A little bit spine-tingling, you’ll soon look at everything from doorways to flights of stairs differently, as the significance of this city warren becomes clear.
2. Learn How to Save Lives
Savour the scent of the sea, as you finish a relaxing amble along Bondi Beach with a delicious lunch at the local RSL. An experienced lifesaver will be on hand to change the way you think about the water, highlighting the importance of surf lifesaving in a country surrounded by oceans and currents.
3. Scratch Your Icon Itch
You’ve made it to Sydney. We know you want to see the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the smiling mask of Luna Park’s entrance, so why not do it all in one hit? Start your mini icon itinerary with a few Bridge pictures, walking Circular Quay until you arrive at the Opera House for a behind the scenes tour. After filling your head with creative facts, catch the ferry across the harbor, passing under the Bridge and arrive at Luna Park for a ferris wheel ride with an unforgettable view.
Local Tip: Board the Cronulla ferry for the best Bridge/Opera House vantage points. You’ll see more of Sydney AND get some jaw-dropping shots along the way.
4. Dine in Style
Sydney is a city of emerging flavours and food trends. With an ever growing population, and diverse ethnic influences, you’ll be hard-pressed to find something that doesn’t tickle your fancy, no matter where you’re staying. Our recommendations?
Experimental: Kid Kyoto
Dumplings: Din Tai Fung
Italian: LuMi Bar and Dining
Seafood: Fish at the Rocks
Cheap and Tasty: Spice Alley and Mamak
5. Get Out of Town
Eager to see Australia beyond the considerable limits of Sydney? Why not book a day tour and check out main-stays like the Jenolan Caves or the Three Sisters? The Blue Mountains and all of her wonders are only a short journey away, making it perfect for those who want to combine their city experience with a touch of nature.
Let the travel bug bite you and discover Sydney on a 10 Day Sydney, Reef and Rainforest Coach Tour. The Aussie wilderness is waiting… will you answer the call?