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Best Things To Do in Sydney

Sydney is the most populous city in Australia and some of the best things to do in Sydney are sightseeing, adventure activities, water sports, and the likes. Australia is a large country which hosts millions of tourists throughout the year and Sydney hosts a large amount of those tourists. Sydney is the most complete and the ideal city to spend one’s vacation because one can do umpteen number of things here. Wildlife thrives near Sydney and one can go to any of the sanctuaries here to get a glimpse of the beautiful fauna here. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is an architectural marvel and is one of the must visit sites of the city. The Sydney Opera House is a major tourist attraction of the city. It has hosted the best operas which the country has ever seen. If one gets bored of visiting the sites in Sydney, they can try any of the several activities here. Sydney is one of those rare places where one can enjoy the indoor as well as the outdoor skydiving.

  • Skydiving is the most thrilling adventure activity on the planet and one gets an immense amount of adrenaline rush while trying it out. One can also do water sports activities such as surfing, jet skiing, banana boat rides, etc. in Sydney. Sydney has a number of beaches in it. The Bondi Beach is the most renowned beach here. Lying down on the sand and watching the sun rise and set from the horizon of the turquoise blue water is a spectacle to watch. Sydney is the perfect place to spend one’s vacation and one should definitely visit the city. Not does one gets to enjoy the best things to do in Sydney, but they also get to enjoy the scenic beauty of the place.

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    Chinatown

    Showcasing the best of China's food and culture is Sydney's Chinatown, an urban locality in the southern part of Sydney's central business district. An enthralling experience for any food lover, you can get all of your favourite classic Chinese food right here. Chinatown is sure to give you an intensely rewarding experience as here you can immense yourself in Chinese culture and history and partake in its many festivals that take place throughout the year. It is an absolute family destination with something for everyone. With its cheap hotels, it makes for a great place to stay for the weekend.

    Location: Located in Haymarket, between Darling Harbor and Central station. It is Australia's largest Chinatown.

    Highlights: What makes Chinatown extraordinary are the specialty shops wherein one could buy things which would not normally be available elsewhere. You could get art, crafts, tea sets, dinnerware and Chinese herbs. There is a Chinese supermarket as well which houses ethnic Chinese goods.

    Best time to visit - September to November, March to May.
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    Sydney Harbour Bridge

    Sydney Harbor bridge is also known as Coat hanger and is the world's largest steel arch bridge. It is also one of the iconic symbol of Australia. The bridge carries eight vehicle lanes, two train lines, footway and a cycle way too. The bridge helps in connecting the Sydney central business district and the North Shore.

     

    Location: Sydney harbor is located at Sydney New South Wales and is in close proximity with most of the transportation facilities. For tourists, it is great to get along to different famous places from here.

    Highlights: The place looks beautiful and the scenery is just amazing overlooking the waters. The bridge and the river together look more beautiful and captivating. The design of the bridge is inspired from the Hell Gate bridge in New York City, USA.

    Best time to visit: The bridge looks beautiful at night so you might choose to visit it after dusk for capturing good pictures.
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    Madame Tussauds

    Famous for its wax statues of people who are achievers in their fields, Madam Tussauds was first opened in London. It showcased the work of great wax statue artists who worked tirelessly day and night to appeal to high artistic and aesthetic sensibilities. After its raging success in London it opened in many other places with similar success. After a long wait, in 2012 Madam Tussauds opened in Sydney with great fanfare and pomp. Right now in Sydney, it showcases many brilliant artists, businessmen, politicians, sportspersons who have made their life living examples of success and achievement. Madam Tussauds aims to commemorate this achiever spirit and challenges us to look within and carefully nurture the achiever within us all.

    Location: It is located in near the central business district in Sydney.

    Highlight: Wax statues of many famous people can be found here so, if you wish to be photographed with celebs, this is the place to visit.

    Best time to visit: Can be visited any time of the year. It might be crowded during holidays and weekends.
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    Shelly Beach

    Among the Famous Manly beaches, Shelly beach is the Crown jewel. It is a protected marine reserve. The beach is near North head and fairy bower. Due to its marine diversity and shallow depth of 12 meters it is popular with snorkelers and divers. One can also walk around the bush track which had spectacular views of the north head and northern beaches. There is also a restaurant called le kiosk located in proximity to satiate your hunger.

    Location: Shelly beach is located in the northern suburbs of Sydney.

    Highlights: It is a haven for marine life enthusiasts, as it offers amazing under water tours with an intricate view of marine life. So, if you are a water baby, nothing really should stop you from visiting this much delightful and amazingly refreshing, Shelly beach.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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    The Rocks

    Scenically adorned by Sydney Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House, on the edge of breathtaking Sydney Harbor, The Rocks gives you an unparalleled mix of the new and old. From old cobblestoned laneways, to stylish modern bars, The Rocks has some of Sydney's finest restaurants and bars. As Sydney's art hub it has been transformed into a creative hub of modern art, festivals and evolving DIY spaces. The Rocks is an amazing blend of culture, cuisine and experiences that are worth living and ensuring to give you memories that will last a life time.



    Location: The Rocks starts from the Harbor from the north and east to Kent.

    Highlight: A total urban indulgence, The Rocks is one of the busiest tourist places in Sydney with festivals and concerts all around the year.

    Cost: There is no general cost, but individual events cost may vary.

    Best Time: Research when your favorite concerts are being organized, and accordingly make a visit.
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    Sydney Fish Market

    For all the fish lover’s this place will be like a true heaven for you. You can shop your favourite fish from the Sydney Fish Market which is the third largest seafood market in the world in terms of variety.



    Highlights: The Sydney Fish Market caters to six seafood retailers, greengrocer, sushi bar, restaurants, gift shops and more. To help you fill your weekends with seafood delight the place offers constant offers from Friday 2pm to Sunday 4 pm.

    Location: Bank St & Pyrmont Bridge Road, Sydney NSW 2009, Australia
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    Taronga Zoo

    Taronga Zoo is one of the best zoological park in Sydney, New South Wales in Australia. The zoo was opened on 7th October 1916 and is among the best places to explore different types of wild animals.

     

    Location: Taronga Zoo is located in the shores of Sydney Harbor in the suburb of Mosman. To reach the zoo, you can use public transport which is easily available or private vehicles if you please.

    Highlights: Taronga Zoo has different animal species nearly about 340 species and more than 2600 individual animals. You can also hire the venue to organize any functions or events with a 180 degree and peaceful view of the Sydney harbor making those events truly memorable.

    Best time to visit: Taronga Zoo is open daily including the Christmas days. The visiting hours are 9:30 am-4:30 pm in the month of May to August, 9:30 am-5:00 pm from September to April and on new year's eve 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. You need to plan your trip accordingly to the timings of the zoo.
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    Museum of Contemporary Art

    For art lovers, the museum of contemporary art is one of the finest places to visit in Sydney.



    Location: It is located in The Rocks area of Sydney and getting there is very simple as well. You can check the map on its website for the exact location.

    Highlights: It is among the only museum which houses Australian and international modern art so art lovers will have a great time here. The museum is also home to Aboriginal art which is quite rare to find elsewhere.

    Price: The entry is free to the museum so anyone can visit it during the given timings.

    Best time to visit: The museum stays open from 10 in the morning to 5 in the evening so you can visit it during these times. There is a certain amount of rush experienced between 11 to 12 in the evening so you can avoid the time slot if possible.

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    What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Sydney

    • Q. What are some of the best things to do in Sydney?

      Sydney is one of the major cities in Australia and it hosts millions of tourists throughout the year. People from all around the world Sydney and try out the things available here. Some of the best things to do in Sydney are:

      • Sightseeing- Sydney is a city which has a number of places which one can visit here. It is home to the iconic cricket stadium, the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is amongst the finest architectural work in Australia. The Sydney Opera House is a must if one is visiting Sydney. It has hosted some outstanding operas in the past and is renowned all over the world.
      • Beach- Sydney is a coastal city, hence, it houses quite a few beaches. The beaches in Sydney might not be the best in the world, but it is a delight to visit those places. One feels relaxed by visiting the beaches in Sydney.
      • Adventure activities- Sydney is probably the only place in the world where one can try out indoor skydiving as well as outdoor skydiving. There is a special activity available here where one has to climb a bridge. One can also go for scuba diving in Sydney if they want.
      • Racing- Australia is one of the front runners in the racing world and one can do several activities related to racing here. Go karting is a very famous activity here. One can also drive a formula one car on an actual F1 track in Sydney.

    • Q. What are best adventure activities in Sydney?

      Sydney is one of those cities where one can do a number of adventure activities. People here, love adventures and do several things just to get that adrenaline rush. The adventure activities available in Sydney are:

      • Skydiving- there are not many places in the world where one can do indoor skydiving and Sydney is probably the only city on the planet where one do both the indoor and outdoor skydiving. Skydiving is a very thrilling activity and one has to jump off a plane from a height of 10000 feet.
      • Trees Adventure- it is a very interesting place. People can do almost everything an animal does on a tree like swinging, jumping, climbing trees, etc. One should visit this place when they go to Sydney as the concept of the place is unique.
      • Bridge Climbing- Sydney might be the only place where an activity has been made in which one has to climb a bridge. In this activity the person trying it has to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

    • Q. Which are some of the must try water sports in Sydney?

      Sydney is a coastal city in Australia, therefore, one can expect a number of water sports activities here. One thing which one can be sure of here is that they will definitely enjoy their stay in Sydney. The must try water sports activities in Sydney are:

      • Kayaking- kayaking is an exciting activity as one has to row their kayaks against the rapids.
      • Fly boarding- Flyboarding is an amazing activity and it provides an immense adrenaline rush to the person who tries it. Although the activity is a lot of fun, it is not advisable to people who do not know swimming.
      • Snorkelling- this is the most convenient water sports activity one can think of. One does not require any fancy gears for snorkeling, all they need is a snorkeling mask.
      • Scuba Diving- this activity is a more adventurous version of snorkeling where one gets to go deep in water and observe the aquatic life.
      • Surfing- surfing is an extremely difficult water sports activity and one needs proper training before even trying this activity out.

    • Q. Where can I try underwater scooter ride in Sydney? How much is the cost?

      Water sports activities are available at many places in the world but the special thing about those in Sydney is that people have innovated water sports activities here. Snorkeling and scuba diving are very popular water activities and Australians have invented an activity similar to it, the underwater scooter ride. One has to wear a special diving suit to try this activity. They do not carry an oxygen tank with them, instead they carry a water scooter. This scooter enables people to travel faster underwater and makes it very easy for them to swim. Even if one has not received proper training for deep sea diving, they can carry this activity out. The place in Sydney where one can try underwater scooter rides is Gordon’s Bay and the approximate cost for one person is $159.

    • Q. Where can I experience whale watching in Sydney?

      Whales are outstanding animals. They are one of the biggest animals on this planet and the friendliest too. It is a treat to watch them. It is not everywhere that one can watch whales. Although they are very friendly beings, whales try to not come close to humans which makes it difficult to spot them. There are very few place in the world where one gets to what whales and Sydney is one of them. Groups of people are made to sit on a cruise which takes them to a place in the ocean where one can spot whales. The place where one can experience whale watching in Sydney is Sydney Harbour.

    • Q. Which are some famous places for scuba diving in Sydney and how much will it cost me?

      Sydney is a coastal city which makes large water bodies accessible from the city. Scuba diving is one of the best water sports activity one can try out in Sydney. One has to wear special diving suits and carry an oxygen cylinder for this activity. One dives deep into the sea and explores the aquatic life in scuba diving. One feels as if they are in a dream because they get to beautiful fishes, hold them in their hand, swim with them and observe the several marine plants. There are quite a few places in Sydney where one can do scuba diving and the approximate cost for one person is $150. The most famous places to try scuba diving are amongst them are:

      •    Dive Centre Manly
      •    Abyss Scuba Diving
      •    Frog Dive

    • Q. What are the different type of cruising experiences in Sydney?

      Since Australia is an island, people often go on many cruising tours here. Sydney being a coastal city also offers a number cruising tours. Cruises are pretty common in Sydney and people from all over the world come to Sydney to gain some cruising experiences. One thing which one can be sure of is getting a luxury experience in the cruises of Sydney. Sydney is one place where one can get several different types of cruising experiences. Some of the cruising experience one can get in Sydney are:

      •    Sydney Harbour Cruise
      •    Sydney Harbour Coffee Cruise
      •    Sydney Harbour Luxury Cruise

    • Q. Which are some famous surfing sites in Sydney?

      Surfing is an enthralling activity and is one of the most famous water sports activity in Australia. One is given a surfing board and they have to sit on it and swim away from the shore. After swimming away from the shore, one has to wait till a high tide comes. One will have to balance themselves on a surf board such that they move forward and do not fall down from it. It is one of the most difficult water sports activity in the world and is not advisable to people who do not know swimming. One needs proper training before carrying this activity out. Some of the famous surfing sites in Sydney are:

      •    Shark Island
      •    Wanda Beach
      •    Bondi Beach

    • Q. Can I go for hot air balloon ride in Sydney? How much is the cost?

      Hot air balloon rides can be said to be one of the most interesting rides on the planet. It is the perfect ride to take if one wants to view the whole city at one go. In a hot air balloon ride people are taken to a certain height and when the balloon moves, they get to see the whole from the bird’s eyes view. One gets a 360 degree view of the surrounding from a hot air balloon. The approximate cost of going on a hot air balloon ride in Sydney is $200.

    • Q. Which are the best places for river sailing in Sydney?

      River sailing is a pleasant activity where tourists can enjoy the sea and feel adventurous at the same time. Being a coastal city and filled with beaches, Sydney is quite famous for activities like river sailing and surfing. One should definitely visit the following places to enjoy river sailing in the best possible way:

      • St George Sailing Club
      •    Drummoyne Sailing Club
      •    Hawkesbury River Yacht Club
      •    Parramatta River Sailing Club
      •    Concord Ryde Sailing Club

    • Q. Bondi is Sydney’s most famous beach, what are the different activities to do there?

      Bondi is one of Sydney's most visited beaches that is known worldwide for surfing. One can enjoy various water sports on the Bondi beach and have a memorable time. Bondi is famous not only for its beach but also for its rich culture and the various attractions that it houses. Some of the must do activities when in Bondi Sydney are:

      • Bondi Golf Course - one can spend the day playing golf and relaxing with friends.
      • Bronte Beach - one can visit this beach to spend some peaceful time away from the busy city life.
      • Bondi Baths - this is a place where children can swim with their families without any danger.
      • Westfield Bondi Junction - one can go for shopping and do some retail therapy here.
      • Tamarama Beach - this beach present here has the perfect currents for surfing and is filled with tourists.

    • Q. Where can I try paragliding in Sydney and what are its charges?

      Paragliding is probably the best adventure activity to try out in Sydney. One is tied to a gliding gear and then jumps off a cliff. This gear helps one to glide in the air and change their directions. One feels as if they are a bird and are flying when they try out paragliding. The stunning view of the scenic beauty one gets while carrying out this activity is unparalleled. One gets an immense amount of adrenaline rush while paragliding. The approximate charges for paragliding per person are $240. The places where one can try out this activity in Sydney are:

      •    Orford
      •    Manly
      •    Stanwell Tops

    • Q. Which are some famous locations for canoeing in Sydney?

      Canoeing is one of the best activities that tourists can thoroughly enjoy while in Sydney. One can take the canoes, explore hidden islands and forests and spend a day relaxing and having some adventure. Canoeing is quite famous in Sydney and is one of the must do water sports. Some of the best locations for canoeing are:

      •    Brooklyn, Hawkesbury River
      •    Pittwater
      •    Nepean River
      •    Manly Wharf
      •    Rose Bay in Eastern Suburbs
      •    Woronora River
      •    Bundeena, Royal National Park

    • Q. Where can I go for wildlife safari in and around Sydney?

      Sydney has some great wildlife and flora that tourists enjoy exploring. Some rare animals like kangaroos, koala bears, platypus and so on can be easily spotted here while on a Safari. Some best places to go on a Safari are:

      •    Blue Mountains
      •    Featherdale Wildlife Park
      •    Hunter Valley
      •    Sydney Taronga Zoo
      •    Kadoo Watsons Bay

    • Q. Which are some places to taste wines at wineries in Sydney?

      Sydney has some great wineries which spread over acres of land and are absolutely mesmerizing. Hunter Valley is one of the best places in Sydney to taste fine great wineries. It has around 150 wineries that produce some of the best wines and holds wine tasting events. Some of these wineries are:

      •    Audrey Wilkinson Winery
      •    Bimbadgen Winery
      •    Brokenwood Wines
      • Gartelmann Wines
      •    Harkham Winery
      •    Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyard
      •    Meerea Park Vines

    • Q. Which are the best gardens or national parks for picnics in Sydney?

      Everyone likes to spend some time with their family and enjoy a good day with them. But in today’s world, there are not many places where one can go to have a nice and quiet family time. The best way to have a good family time is to go on picnics. Picnics are one of those excursions where one actually gets to enjoy some pleasant family time. Sydney is the most populous city in Australia, therefore many people have picnic excursions here. Due to this, may gardens and parks have been made in Sydney. The gardens and parks in Sydney where one can go for picnics are:

      •    Bradfield Park
      •    Royal Botanical Garden
      •    Royal National Park
      •    Bradleys Head

    • Q. How is nightlife in Sydney? What all activities can be done during night in Sydney?

      Sydney is one of that city in Australia where one can have a gala time at night. The city has a lot of bars and lounges in it which makes the nightlife quite lively. Sydney hosts a number of tourists due to which one gets to meet different kinds of people at night here. There are quite a few activities which can be done in Sydney at night and some of those activities are:

      •    Visiting the bars in Sydney
      •    Going for a walk on the beaches
      •    Exploring the city