Top 10 list of things to do in Sydney

Top 10 list of things to do in Sydney

Sydney’s combination of gorgeous surf beaches, sparkling harbor and the Sydney Opera House is irresistible. In addition to its man-made wonders, Sydney has many natural assets; beautiful public gardens, harbor islands and unspoilt land and shores. Add that with an excellent transport system and tailor-made tours make Sydney a joy to explore. Ask your travel team agent for vacation ideas and to put your very own tailor-made dream vacation together! Read on for some ideas of what to do while in Sydney.

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Talk to the Animals at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo



Visit the animals of Taronga Zoo at their waterside address. The Taronga Zoo houses 2,900 exotic and native species including gorillas, tigers, leopards, chimpanzees, giraffes, kangaroos and koalas and is only a short ferry ride from Circular Quay. For a truly amazing experience, guests can also camp overnight at the zoo.



Go backstage at the Sydney Opera House



Walk around Circular Quay and see why the Sydney Opera House continues to dazzle. With a full program, the Opera House is one of the city’s busiest music, arts and performance venues. You can take a Backstage Tour that is highly informative and available in several languages, including Japanese, Mandarin and French.


Climb the Iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge

Nicknamed “the coathanger”, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a great engineering feat, originally opened in 1932. Visitors can walk or cycle across this vast structure that spans Sydney Harbour. Better yet, book one of the many Bridge Climb expeditions which will take you high into the sky; twilight and dawn climbs are available.


Walk Sydney’s Magnificent Bondi to Coogee Trail

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There are several beaches near Bondi that are just as beautiful, including Tamarama, Bronte and Coogee. Walk this amazing coastline and join the Bondi to Coogee Walk which links all these beaches and showcases Sydney’s finest ocean views. There are also plenty of cafés en route, interesting landmarks and naturally, some great swimming spots.


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Dine at Sydney’s Finest Restaurants

Dine at Quay – with stunning views of Sydney Harbor, it’s renowned as one of the best restaurants in the world. In the heart of the city, Australian Restaurant of the Year winner Sepia features Japanese-inspired contemporary food and wine. Don’t miss Rockpool, a fine-dining gem that blends sophisticated classics with Asian flavors.


Discover a Convict Past at The Rocks in Sydney

The Rocks is an historic reminder of the colonial era. While visitors can wander the cobbled laneways, The Rocks Walking Tours provide an entertaining portrait of Australia’s first European settlement. Complete your history lesson by visiting Fort Denison, an island with its own mini fort and canons.


Sail on Sydney’s Beautiful Harbour



Taking a ferry ride to Manly remains one of Sydney’s signature travel experiences, but sailing your own yacht on the harbor is even better. A number of companies, including Sydney By Sail, offer yacht charters. Why not sign up for a sailing lesson on one of the world’s most dazzling waterways?


Explore Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens

The beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens; a place of scientific research, running many educational programs. There are walking paths and scenic train rides for kids. Learn about the gardens through free guided walks through the 30-hectare site, plus special Aboriginal Heritage Tours and sample tasty bush foods.


Camp on Sydney Harbour’s Cockatoo Island

Spend a night camping on Cockatoo Island, behind the Sydney Harbor Bridge. You wake up to one of the world’s great views, and you’ll learn about the island’s history as a convict prison and later a shipyard. Bring your own tent or hire a pre-erected one on the island.


Go Wild in the Blue Mountains

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Famous for its blue-tinged escarpment and Three Sisters rock formation —along with graceful hotels and quaint townships — the Blue Mountains National Park is just a few hours from Sydney. The mountains have been a popular spot for walkers, climbers and outdoor types for 100 years so get active and try a spot of mountain biking or abseiling.


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