50 Things To Do In Sydney

Here are 50 popular Things to Do in Sydney:

1. Sydney Harbour and Sydney Harbour Bridge

One of Australia's iconic spaces, this precinct of Sydney Harbour and The Sydney Harbour Bridge accomodates millions of visitors a year. Many enjoy driving across The Sydney Harbour Bridge which connects northern Sydney to the CBD. The Sydney Harbour Bridge can also be climbed, with tours popular.

Or dine near the Bridge and admire the views of Australia's most photographed landmark.  



2. Sydney Opera House

An icon of Sydney and Australia, the spectacular Sydney Opera House can be seen from many vantage points of the city. Built in 1958 it is an architectural triumph.

Walk around the precinct and enjoy The Opera Bar, one of Australia's best bars. On a hot summers day a cold beer here and approacheable cuisine is a great find.

Stroll up the steps of the Sydney Opera House and check it out up close, as well as imbibe some great views of Sydney.

You can also take a tour of the inside of the Sydney Opera House, under those amazing sails.

In terms of performance arts, this is as good as it gets. Come here for outstanding concerts, dance and music.



3. Bondi to Coogee Beach Walk

Sublime views and beach ambience is the attraction as many take the walk from Bondi, Australia's most recognised beach, to Coogee Beach, along a cliff top. The walk extends for 6km and features several sections. Enjoy cafes, rock pools, shelters and play areas that these beaches provide. 

We have enjoyed this walk on a fine summers day, stopping at iconic cafes.


4. Royal Botanic Gardens

Just out of the rat race of the CBD, not too far from The Sydney Opera House, are the Royal Botanic Gardens, a peaceful haven, where you can wander around in picturesque surroundings.



5. Manly Ferry

Catching the Manly Ferry is a very Sydney thing to do, and is a fun unique experience. The 30 minute trip from Sydney Harbour to Manly Wharf takes in some of Australia's most spectacular scenery.


6. Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour is a spectacular precinct next to the CBD and can be walked to from many locations in the city. This is a great place for families to visit, and there are many recreational, shopping, entertainment and dining options. Darling Harbour has a festive atmosphere and is well known for its New Years fireworks display.

We have eaten at several restaurants here and can recommend dining here to enjoy the views and ambience. Often there are performers in the precinct to entertain.



7. Art Gallery of NSW

The Art Gallery of NSW in The Domain is home to an impressive collection of Australian, European, Asian and Contemporary art and is the fourth largest in the country.

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8. The Rocks

The Rocks is a trendy precinct near the Sydney Harbour Bridge with amazing restaurants and markets, and featuring the old world charm of cobbled lanes and old pubs. This is one of Sydney's most visited areas with great historical importance.



9. Luna Park

This is Sydney's great theme park attraction, with stunning views to boot, providing fun for all ages since 1935. Check out the Ferris Wheel, ride the Tango Train or check out the Hair Raiser where you get dropped at 80kmh from 50 metres in less than one second. Grab a pass to take advantage of deals.


10. Manly Beach

Manly beach is one of Sydney's stunning northern beaches, on a peninsula with sea on three sides. Come here for a day and check out the amazing beach and quality cafes and restaurants of the precinct.

A 30 minute ferry ride from Circular Quay.


11. Newport Beach

Newport Beach is another of Sydney's attractive northern beaches, with a flat rock section at the end of the beach. It also boasts a full size salt water lap pool.


12. Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo is Sydney's iconic city zoo, just 12 minutes from the CBD by ferry, and which boats attractive facilities and stunning views of Sydney Harbour.

Taronga Zoo boasts over 4,000 animals and over 20 keeper talks, as well as tours, events and concerts.


13. Circular Quay

Circular Quay is the hub of Sydney Harbour, situated at a small inlet called Sydney Cove, the founding site for Sydney and Australia. It is a major city terminal for buses, trains and ferries.


14. Balmoral Beach

Another great beach in proximity of some of Sydney's most exclusive suburbs.


15. Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian National Maritime Museum is a place you can spend a couple of days at, as Australia's national centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology.

This is one of our favourite attractions, located in the Darling Harbour precinct. Fascinating is the submarine HMAS Onslow moored in the Harbour.the destroyer HMAS Vampire and the Wharf 7 Maritime Heritage Centre - all of which can bee seen on a big ticket.




16. Centennial Park

Another great respite in the city, Centennial Park is in the grand Victorian tradition with formal gardens, ponds, avenues, historic buildings and stately fields.



17. Sydney Cricket Ground

One of Australia's iconic sporting stadiums, Sydney Cricket Ground has one of the best atmospheres of any stadium in the country. Who could forget the Lillee-Thomson fiery bowling of the 1970s?



18. Bondi Beach


19. The Sydney Tower Eye

20. Sydney Aquarium

21. Madame Tussauds

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22. Powerhouse Museum at Darling Harbour

23. Australian Museum

24. Bronte Beach

25. Hyde Park

26. Capitol Theatre

27. Sydney Fish Market

28. Sydney Observatory

29. Justice and Police Museum

30. The Gap Park

31. Pitt Street Mall

32. State Library of NSW

33. Observatory Hill

34. The Rocks Discovery Museum

35. Open Air Cinema

36. Imax Theatre


37. Chinatown

38. Queen Victoria Building (shopping)

39. The Strand Arcade (shopping)


40. Hyde Park Barracks Museum

41. Paddington Markets

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42. Paddy's Market

43. Government House

44. Tours of Sydney

45. Olympic Pool North Sydney

46. ANZ Stadium

47. State of Origin - Rugby League

48. Royal Randwick Racecourse

49. Mrs Macquarie's Chair

50. Milsons Point