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Top Things To Do in Sydney

1. Climb the Harbour Bridge

Sydney is home to the famous harbour bridge that is largest steel arch bridge in the world. Visitors can climb the bridge to experience the stunning views across the harbour and the city. There are three climbs available but no trip to Sydney is considered complete unless you have climbed to the summit… 134 metres above the harbour.

2. Look at the Opera House

The Sydney Opera house is not to be missed. This building of late modern architecture has become one of the images synonymous with Sydney. Not only that but it is home to a renowned performing arts centre. Take some time out here to savour this iconic building or take a guided tour to find out more about the Opera House.

3.Visit the Blue Mountains

Many visitors to Sydney don’t know about the Blue Mountains until they arrive. The Blue Mountains are located on the Sydney border and contain seven national park areas and a conservation reserve. There are so many things to do on a visit here including visiting natural landmarks such as the Aboriginal legend of the Three Sisters and walking some of the most spectacular bushwalks in New South Wales.

4. Take a Harbour Cruise

There is no better way to enjoy Sydney harbour than take a cruise on it. There are so many companies offering different harbour cruise experiences than it can be hard to choose one. Why not treat yourself and take a cruise on a party boat or one that offers lunch or dinner and cocktails?

5. Go to Fox Studios

For all you film-buffs out there a tour of Fox Studios in Australia is a must as you can visit Australia’s largest television and film studios and see their state of the art production facilities up close.

6. Visit Taronga Zoo

To get a glimpse of Australia’s native animals as well as an amazing collection of exotic species you may not have seen before then visit Taronga Zoo. The zoo is a short ferry ride from Sydney Harbour and is situated in one of the most picturesque vantage points in Sydney.

7. Go to Sydney Aquarium

Located in Darling Harbour the Sydney Aquarium is home to over 12,000 animals which include sharks, stingrays, platypuses and tropical fish. The best feature of the aquarium is a glass viewing tunnel where visitors can walk through over 100 metres of tunnel and experience some of Australia’s marine life.

8. Check out Bondi Beach

Probably the most famous beach in Sydney (if not Australia!). Many people believe that Bondi Beach is more a lifestyle choice than a place and as such the beach attracts thousands of tourists and visitors each year. If sun, sand and surf are what you want to experience then come here and enjoy all the beach has to offer including its cafes and restaurants.

9. Take a stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney is a place of outstanding beauty and is the ideal place where you can take a step back from city life and enjoy some peace and relaxation. Considered a cultural oasis of green sanctuary this is the place to come to learn more about conservation both in Sydney and the world.

Cheaper things to do

If you are looking to save money while visiting Sydney but still want to see the sights of the city there are a number of things to do which avoids spending a lot of money, such as:

  • Walk across the bridge for free
  • Don’t go in the opera house but enjoy the outer structure of the building
  • Take a ferry round the harbour, not a cruise
  • Eat in cheaper suburbs like Newtown

But if you do want to do some things that involves spending money then why not compromise and look for less expensive accommodation outside the city that enables you to get the best of both worlds.