Australia, City Breaks & Culture / July 14, 2017

15 Things to do in Sydney, Australia

In this article, we have listed the best things to do in Sydney. From enjoying views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge while dining in cozy restaurants, to strolling in the waterfront neighborhood of Darling Harbour. 

Here are things to do in Sydney

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1| Sydney Opera House

Having lunch, tea or dinner with a stunning view of the Opera House is one thing you must do when you visit Sydney. The legendary Sydney Opera House is where you can enjoy performances from various artists focusing on music, theater and dance. They also provide tours of the house itself, as well as the backstage and food tasting. For more information on opening hours, tickets and how to get there visit their official website.

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2| Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbor Bridge is one of the most photographed and well known attractions in Sydney. It is said to be the largest bridge in the world but not the longest. It is arguably the landmark that attracts people to visit Sydney from all of the world.

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3| Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour has so much more to offer in addition to the bridge. People enjoy the magnificent and breathtaking views at sunset; however most people find sailing with the views of the bridge in the background very stunning and romantic.

4| Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian National Maritime Museum is the pride and joy of the marine history. It houses maritime collections; it is also a center for research and archaeology. Visit their website for information on how to get there and admission. 

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5| Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo has 4,000 animals from 350 species, mostly endangered. An adult pay $46, a child pays $26. If you purchase your tickets online, prices are cheaper. You will appreciate the beautiful views of Sydney as you stroll around the animal enclosures. Visit this page for more information.

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6| Bondi Icebergs Pool

Bondi Pool is known to be a historical landmark of Bondi Beach and a very popular tourist attraction. There is a big pool as well as a kids pool with tickets sold for only $6.50 and $4.50 respectively. You can also have your events here such as weddings and conferences. For more information on opening hours and how to get there, click here.

7| Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour is basically a waterfront neighborhood that has shops, restaurants, cafes, museums, cinema, cruise tours and entertainment hubs. Visit their website for other things to do.

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8| Camp Cove

Camp Cove is one of the best beaches in Australia and much loved by families because of it’s wide range of events and things to do such as snorkeling and picnicking. It is located just 1km from Watson Bay and 12km from the heart of Sydney. For more information on Camp Cove, visit this page.

9| Hyde Park

Hyde Park is Australia’s old park and very popular for it’s beautiful monuments. Look for the Archibald Fountain, which was a gift from JF Archibald. You can enjoy a picnic at the park or simply stroll around the park appreciating beautiful trees.

10| Queen Victoria Building

Queen Victoria Building is the monument built to the reigning monarch. Designed by George McRae, it was completed in 1898 and today stands as a crowd puller. Visit their website for more information.

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11| Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden

Wendy’s Secret Garden is one of the most talked about gardens in Australia because of the bittersweet story that Wendy shares. Wendy planted the garden as an act of regaining control after being struck with grief following her husband’s death. Here is their official website for more information.

12| Art Gallery of New South Wales

If you are a lover of art, visit The Art Gallery of New South Wales. The gallery houses a wide range of collection from different places such as Australia, Asia and Europe. Click here for more information.

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13| The Royal Botanic Garden

The Royal Botanic Garden is another popular destination for tourists from all over the world. You will enjoy the colorful flowers and different plants displayed marvelously. Take advantage of their free guided walking tours if you want to learn more about the plants. For more information click here.

14| The Rocks

The Rocks is the historic urban area in Sydney that attracts tourists from around the world due to it’s history of harboring convicts . Located to the south of Sydney Harbour, The Rocks has become the place to shop, dine and learn the culture. Visit this page for more things to do in the area.

15| Blue Mountains

Enjoy the magnificent view of Blue Mountains before leaving Australia. There are other interesting things to do in this area such as bird watching, steam baths, caves, horse riding, gardens, and etcetera. Here is their official website.

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