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25 things to do in Sydney

things to do in Sydney

Sydney is a tourist mecca and for good reason.  The golden stretches of beach and beautiful ocean views can be found everywhere.  It’s hard not to fall in love with this sun drenched city.  You’ll find plenty of things to do.  Here is a list of some of the best things to do in Sydney.

  1. Take a photo on the steps of the Sydney Opera House – well, of course, isn’t this the first thing that everyone does when they arrive in Sydney?
  2. Have dinner at Felix, one of the most beautiful restaurants in the city
  3. Take a walk from Darling Harbour to Circular Quay via the beautiful new Barangaroo park (make sure you stop by for ice cream somewhere)
  4. Take the ferry, literally anywhere.  The city is best seen from the ocean.  If you have limited time take the ferry to Manly
  5. Check out the State Library, really beautiful architecture and a great place to relax for an hour
  6. Walk through the Botanic Gardens, these amazing public gardens will make you feel like you’re walking the grounds of a royal palace
  7. Have dinner in Chinatown, the area has some amazing restaurants and you’ll always find something delicious to eat
  8. Shop till you drop in Paddy’s Markets, right next to Chinatown these markets are a great place in the city to find a bargin
  9. Take a peak at St Mary’s Cathedral, this amazing Gothic style church towers over Hyde Park and is stunning both inside and out
  10. Head for a day at Bondi, Bondi is the official place for the bronzed and tanned bodies of Sydney
  11. Tour the historical streets of the Rocks neighbourhood where criminals used to roam with a Sydney local guide 
  12. Walk the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it’s free to take a stroll so why not?  You’ll get some of the best views in the city
  13. Have coffee in beautiful Kirribilli, this suburb has one of the best views of the city centre
  14. See a Kangaroo! What else could be more important while visiting Australia than to see a Kangaroo, check out Taronga Zoo, it’s one of the best things to do in Sydney
  15. Hop on a ferry and head on a day trip around the harbour, just hop on and off wherever you like, we recommend Rose Bay, Manly, Cabarita and Cockatoo Island
  16. Have a drink at a speak easy, check out a Sydney Bar Tour to take in all those hidden bars the city has to offer
  17. Watch an Opera at the Sydney Opera House, it’s a lot to spend but definitely a memorable experience
  18. Have a wine or a beer at the Opera Bar.  Taking the whole harbour in its view this bar has one of the best views in the world
  19. Stop by the Sydney Police and Crime Museum, it’s one of the most fun things to do in Sydney, especially on a rainy day
  20. If you’re travelling with kids the Bondi to Bronte cliff top walk is a great family friendly activity
  21. Visit the Sydney Fish Market if you’re looking for indoor things to do in Sydney (also if you can find a seat)
  22. Sip high tea in the Queen Victoria Building
  23. Visit the beautiful Manly beach with a Sydney Beach Tour
  24. The Star Casino is always a fun thing to do in Sydney, this beautiful building is a must do even if you don’t want to gamble your hard earned dollars
  25. Stop by the weekend markets in The Rocks, they have a lot of hand made local wares

Sydney is full of great things to do, not matter who you’re travelling with.  Make sure you enjoy the most of this beautiful city by having a Sydney local guide show you around.

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