What to do in Sydney?
If you’re wondering what to do in Sydney during your next visit, we’re here to make your life just that little bit easier. There is, of course, a whole lot to see and do in Australia’s premier city. We all know and love the Sydney Opera House, are on a first name basis with the Sydney Harbour Bridge and are well aware of Sydney’s dazzling good looks. But yes, there’s more! Here are our top tips.
Grab a sundowner at Circular Quay
No visit to Australia’s most beautiful city is complete without a sunset visit to its iconic harbour. And where better to grab a beer and a few mates than historic Circular Quay. Brimming with bars, plush restaurants and epic views across the water to the harbour bridge and, of course, the Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay is well worth your time. It’s also the place to hop on board a ferry to Manly, and quite possibly come into contact with more than one overly confident seagull (you have been warned).
Cycle or walk the Harbour Bridge for epic city views
You won’t find a better skyline in the country than Sydney, so take it all in from high above the harbour on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Come early in the day to watch the sunrise or avoid rush hour for a more peaceful experience. If you’re wondering what to do in Sydney that’ll get all your friends back home extra jealous, a selfie with a Sydney Opera House backdrop is hard to beat. Catch the train to Milsons Point and walk or cycle back towards the CBD if you want to avoid a neck ache from turning to look at the view.
Body-board at Bondi
Even if you can’t surf, everyone can body-board. One of the best known beaches in the world, Bondi is a destination in itself with its reliable surf, long sweeping views and great shopping. Hire a board and get out there with the locals. If you’d like some help along the way, sign up for a surf lesson from one of the many outlets along the shoreline.
Go down an arty rabbit hole at the White Rabbit art gallery
If you don’t know what to do in Sydney on a rainy day, head over to the city’s best modern art gallery, White Rabbit. The huge amount of Chinese art on display belongs to just one (very wealthy) woman, and an afternoon exploring her eclectic collection of pieces is a lot of fun. Hit up the onsite cafe if you prefer your art with a side of dumplings and tea.