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The best things to do in
Sydney

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Sydney is not only one of the most popular Australian cities to visit, but it is also one of the most popular vacation spots in the world, so as you can imagine, there's no shortage of places to visit and things to do in Sydney. The city is jam-packed with beautiful sites, historic landmarks, and world-famous tourist attractions. Home to the iconic Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens, and more, this beautiful Australian city seems to have it all.

There is more to Sydney than just famous landmarks. Beaches, museums, world-class shopping, driving experiences, and marvelous fine-dining options offer everything to a family looking for a unique vacation down under. Located right on the Pacific Ocean, travelers to Sydney will feel like they have found paradise. Yet, this Aussie locale offers tourists everything a big city can while maintaining a small-town vibe.

Some of the best things to do in Sydney

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

No trip to Sydney is complete without seeing the Sydney Opera House. Tourists don’t even have to be fans of opera to see the famous landmark. It is perhaps the most photographed place in Australia, and the one non-Australians will be most familiar with. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is shaped like boat sails or sea shells, depending on one’s perspective. Located by the water, the Sydney Opera House resembles many of the sailboats that glide around Sydney Harbour. Visitors can tour the building or enjoy a sailboat ride through the harbor to view the opera house’s exterior

Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour is closed off to traffic, giving tourists and locals the perfect place to enjoy a beautiful Sydney day out. The entire waterfront area is filled with shops, restaurants, museums, exhibitions, and entertainment venues. The Wild Life Sydney Zoo is located at Darling Harbour along with the Sea Life Aquarium. Both are fantastic family destinations. Travelers looking to learn more about Australia’s past can visit the Australian National Maritime Museum for information on the country’s founding as a British prison colony.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge is another iconic tourist attraction in the Aussie city. Opened in 1932, the Sydney Harbour Bridge was once the best-known landmark in Sydney. Of course, that was before the opera house was finished. Tourists can experience the Sydney Bridge Climb when visiting the landmark. Visitors can take a three and a half hour climb up to the top of the bridge’s outer arch. It is a breathtaking way to see Sydney.

Australian Football League(AFL) at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)

 Australian Football League(AFL) at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)

Two of the most iconic things in Australian sport combine – Australian Football League and the Sydney Cricket Ground. The AFL is currently the only professional league for Aussie Rules Football, a hybrid of soccer and rugby, and is one of the most popular sports Down Under. The SCG has hosted many sporting events, including AFL and, as the name suggests, one or two cricket games. Immerse yourself in Australian culture through one of their most iconic pastimes.

Sydney Tower

Sydney Tower

Opened in 1981, the Sydney Tower is one of the most recognizable monuments in Australia. Donald Crone designed the tower, which stands 309 meters in the sky, making it the second-tallest observation tower in the southern hemisphere. Take a trip to the top for breathtaking views of the city skyline in 360 degrees.

Royal Botanic Garden

Royal Botanic Garden

Slow it down by taking a trip through the beautiful oasis in central Sydney, the Royal Botanic Garden. The park is home to many plants, flowers, and trees that guests can enjoy. This break away from the traffic and hustle of Sydney is within walking distance from downtown, where anyone can take a picnic on the wide-open green spaces, some with a spectacular view of the Sydney Opera House.

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is an iconic Australian landmark and a global symbol of surf culture. Known for its pristine sands that stretch over a kilometer and crystal-clear waters, Bondi boasts a vibrant atmosphere perfect for families, couples, and groups of friends alike.

At Bondi, facilities are top-notch including a fully-fledged skate park and lifeguard towers. No day at the beach can be complete without a delicious meal! Here, dining options range from gourmet eateries to casual cafes along the promenade.

Thanks to its reliable waves, Bondi Beach is an internationally known haven for surfers - but it's equally welcoming for families and solo travelers seeking to soak up the sun or take a leisurely coastal walk! Undoubtedly, Bondi Beach provides a quintessential Aussie beach experience, making it a must-visit for anyone exploring Sydney.

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

Here, you'll find interactive exhibits and a hands-on Discovery Room for children - plus, you'll get the chance to board historic vessels harbored at the museum's docks. This makes it an ideal spot for history buffs, families with curious kids, and anyone interested in understanding Australia's legacy. If you've just set foot on Australian soil, this museum makes for the perfect first stop to get an overview of the history and culture of the Land Down Under!

Day trip to Blue Mountains

Day trip to Blue Mountains

Queen Victoria Building

Queen Victoria Building

Originally built in the late 19th century, it has been beautifully restored and is now home to a sophisticated shopping center. With its endless range of shops and boutiques, stained glass windows, and ornate domes, it offers a truly unique shopping experience. Shops and restaurants here include a wide range of high-end boutiques, fine dining options, and casual cafes. Whether you are looking for luxury items and unique Australian gifts or are interested in the beautiful architecture of the building, this is an exciting stop on your journey through New South Wales!

Formula Ford Experience

Formula Ford Experience

Petrolheads can get their fix in Sydney at the Formula Ford Experience offered by the Anglo Racing Academy. Drivers get to sit behind the wheel of a Formula Ford racecar. Once in the driver’s seat, visitors to the experience will get to drive around Sydney Motorsport Park race track. Participants can drive as fast as they dare as no limits are imposed on the car’s capabilities. Anyone with a need for speed will love getting out onto the race track. There are three packages drivers can try; from the five-lap taster to the 10-lap race or the 20 lap enduro experience. Each offers a unique driving encounter found in very few other places.

Sydney is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Thanks to being well maintained and offering travelers unique experiences, the city is a bucket list destination that attracts over 13 million domestic and international tourists each year.


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Barramundi

Local Favorite: Barramundi

Seafood is popular around Sydney, and there are many top fish restaurants in the city. One of Australia's most famous fish dishes is barramundi, which is also known as Asian seabass. Although served in restaurants around Australia, it is widely found in Sydney and eaten by seafood lovers. Barramundi is fished in the waters around Australia and is packed with Omega-3. In fact, it has the highest level of Omega-3 of any whitefish. It is a fish that can be farmed but grows organically without the additions of antibiotics, making it popular amongst organic foodies. Barramundi delivers a mild flavor, lean protein, and a gentle smell.

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