Finding the right things to do in Sydney is an important part of planning any trip to the city. While there are far more than five things to do, these are our top picks.
Catch the ferry
The Sydney ferry is the only public transport that gives you such amazing views. Float along the water and take in the sights of the harbour bridge, the opera house, and the impressive skyline. There are several different ferries, and each will give you slightly different views of the city, but the simple harbour circuit can take only half an hour, and in that time you’ll get to see parts of Sydney you would never see anywhere else.
Climb the bridge
Everyone who comes to Sydney sees the Sydney Harbour Bridge, but only a few people climb it. The climb is an experience like no other, and one you’ll remember forever. And if you start to forget, you can remind yourself with the photo of you on the bridge that every climber gets as a part of the experience. You might be a little wobbly on your legs at first if you’re not confident with heights, but the view from the top is always worth it.
Go to the opera house
Experience one of the fabulous shows on offer at the Sydney Opera House for a truly impressive night out in Sydney. The performances range from traditional operas to contemporary pop artists. If you still want more of the opera house, take in a professionally-guided tour of the building. Get a sneak peak of what it’s like behind the scenes and take in the history of the iconic building.
Check out the aquarium
The Sydney Sea Life Aquarium is home to over 13,000 individual fish of over 700 unique species. Not to mention the cute penguins who reside inside. Walk through arched tunnels and watch the fish swim over you for a brand-new perspective on aquatic life and get hands-on at the Discovery Rockpool to feel sea stars, shark eggs, shells, and more yourself.
Go to Luna Park
Sydney’s iconic amusement park is a must-visit for anyone looking for thrills on their Sydney adventure. Jump on the rides with ride tickets or an all-day pass or just walk through the park for free. Ride the roller coaster or enjoy a relaxed turn on the Ferris wheel. There are attractions for attendees of various ages and heights, though anyone over 130cm is free to ride any ride by themself.
With all these exciting things to do in Sydney, you’ll never be bored.