Sydney Opera House

Top Things to Do in Sydney

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Nature and Parks, cruises, sightseeing, adventure, museums, food and drink- you name it, Sydney has all of it to offer. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and constantly ranks as a top tourist destination, and for good measure. If you’re looking for a getaway with your best friend or loved one, look no further than the Australian city to quench your soul and thirst for travel.

With its natural beauty, unspoiled beaches, public gardens, glittering harbour and turquoise waters, Sydney is one of the world’s most vibrant cities and a gateway to the rest of Australia. It is magical both at day and night. Rub the surface, and you are sure to find a gold mine beneath

Here are a few activities you can enjoy in and around Sydney:

1) Hunter Valley Wine ExperienceHuneter valley new South Wales

Indulge and discover the fine wines and culinary delights of Australia’s famous Hunter Valley. Located 2 kilometres from Sydney, Hunter’s valley has the distinction of being Australia’s oldest wine-growing district.

What to expect:

  • Enjoy tours and tastings of prestigious boutique wineries
  • Sample cheese tastings and chocolates
  • Take long, romantic walks in the valley
  • Savour some of the best views of Australia while learning the process of wine making.
  • Beautiful views of the Valley that provide the perfect backdrop for pictures.

Best time to visit: The months of September to November and March to May are the best times to visit Hunter Valley.


2) Sydney Opera HouseSydney opera House

You know the Sydney Opera House. It is one of the most iconic structures in the world and is a symbol of Sydney’s beautiful vibe and culture. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a tour of the structure will reveal some interesting and entertaining stories about it.

What to expect:

  • 1-hour behind-the-scenes tour of the Sydney Opera House allows you to take in as much information about the structure and its storied history
  • Walk through the elegant foyers, visit one of the largest pillar-free chambers in the world, sit down in a custom-made white birch chair and look up at the vaulted ceiling
  • Catch a performance in the House to truly complete a pilgrimage to the famous monument

Best time to visit: The Opera House is open all year long. December to February is a good time as it is summer time in Australia.

Tariff: $37 per person for the tour; prices for a LIVE show depend on the artist


3) Blue Mountains National ParkBlue National park in Sydney

Another world listed heritage site and a good hub to escape Sydney’s urban bustle for a day. Soak up panoramic views of eucalyptus forests and learn the Aboriginal legends behind ancient rock formations. The eucalyptus trees disperse fine droplets of oil which, when combines with dust and moisture, scatter a predominantly blue light, giving the mountains their name. Aborigines are Australia’s indigenous tribe who have existed for thousands of years in the country. A little history lesson about them will educate you immensely and give you a newer perspective on the local culture.

What to expect

  • A scenic drive along the winding Cliff Drive into the Blue Mountains National Park
  • Panoramic views over the Megalong Valley and quaint mountain villages of Leura and Katoomba.

Best time to visit: The Blue Mountains maintain their splendour all year long, but they are at their best during the summer months from November to February.

4) Sydney Harbour Bridge ClimbSydney harbour Bridge Climb

If you are an avid climber, take a shot at a climb onto this human created architectural marvel. Spanning the city centre to the North Shore, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a wide steel arch bridge known for its beauty as well as functionality.

What to expect

  • Opt for different climbs suited to your interested and like to get a bird’s eye view of the city
  • For the romantics, this is a great place to celebrate your anniversaries or even pop the question
  • The climb is a great group bonding activity, so it is best enjoyed with close friends and family

Best time to visit: The climbing tour is open all year long at all times of the day.

Tariff: Day: $303; Twilight: $373; Dawn: $373


5) Sydney AquariumSydney Aquarium

Sydney Aquarium boasts the world’s largest collection of all-Australian aquatic life featuring a number of habitats. It has 12,000 aquatic animals from 650 species housed in spectacular habitat displays set in the heart of Sydney on Darling Harbour. The aquarium also has 14 themed zones such as the Jurassic Zone, the Great Barrier Reef and the Shark Walk that offers guests a more engaging experience of Australian sea life.

What to expect:

  • The opportunity to get up and close with the shy platypus Murray cod, a species that is found only in the Australian marine environment
  • A unique and enriching experience that allows you to view some of the world’s most exclusive creature at close quarters
  • Finish with a mesmerising journey alongside the colourful species that live on and around the Great Barrier Reef – the world’s largest ecosystem

Best time to visit: The aquarium is open from 9:30 AM to 6 PM on all days.

Tariff: Adult: $171.50; Kids $118


6) Sydney Tower EyeSydney Tower Eye

The tallest free-standing structure of the city, the Sydney Tower Eye is located centrally, giving a breathtaking a 360-degree view of the city’s sprawling skyline from beaches to the mountains. The Sydn\ey Tower Eye gives you the experience of taking in the gorgeous Sydney landscape while feasting on some fantastic Australian fare.

What to expect

  • Experience the 4D cinema experience, the first of its type in the world that plays footage of various parts of the city
  • Four sections of the tower are open to public with each one offering a different perspective of the city and housing other activities
  • The Skywalk is an open-air deck with a glass-floored platform where you can enjoy the breeze out in the open

Best time to visit: The tower eye is open from 9 AM to 9:30 PM.

Tariff: Adult $28; Child: $19


7) Sydney ZooSydney Zoo

Fancy a rendezvous with animals? Then hit the Sydney Taronga Zoo. This is an ideal spot to visit with family and especially with kids. A zoo keeper gives you exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the animals and other amazing experiences. You can also view multiple species of birds and animals that are found only in Australia.

Best time: Taronga Zoo is open from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM from May to August and 9:30 to 5 PM from September to April.

Tariff(Daily): Adults: $46; Kids: $26, Infants (under 4): free

What to expect:

  • Mingle with kangaroos and take photos with koalas and wombats. You can also pet or feed some of the animals like the giraffe or koalas
  • Survey the zoo kitchen and savour some burgers and snacks while viewing the elephants


8) Bondi BeachBondi Beach in Sydney

An Australian sojourn would be incomplete without a visit to the Beach. One of the most famous beaches is Bondi which is part of a large moon shaped bay of white sands and breaking surf. It is one of the most iconic beaches in the world and allows you to laze in the sand while taking in the turquoise waters.

What to expect

  • Enjoy surfing in the clear waters and take a few surfing lessons.
  • Eateries and restaurants span the length of the beach for relaxation and dining and picturesque coastal walks


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Author: GoFro Travelers’ Network

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