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Things To Do In Sydney
Sydney is one of the most famous cities of the Island Nation that is Australia. An ideal holiday destination, Sydney attracts tourists all year round with its myriad attractions and favourable temperatures. There is something for everyone in this city. From a rich cultural history to thrilling rides, from a wax museum to sunset cruises, it is also a surfer’s paradise. While in Sydney, you will not have a shortage of activities and attractions. With so many things to do in Sydney and so much more to see, a trip to this beautiful city may turn out to be one too less.
Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
For the adventurous, there is no greater adrenaline rush than to be atop the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, 134 m above the water level, and take in the breathtaking view of the harbour and the city skyline. You can take a guided tour with an expert, for a 1.5-hour climb halfway up the bridge or a complete 3.5-hour climb right to the top. Groups are limited to the size of 14 people for personalised attention.
Sydney Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise
Departing from King Street Wharf in Darling Harbour, the Sunset Dinner Cruise is a delight. With a three course meal and unlimited drinks, you can sit back and enjoy the fantastic live entertainment show on the cruise. Make sure to take a seat by the windows to catch a glimpse of the Sydney Opera House and the Scenic harbour in the evening with all its lights. Generally a 2-hour cruise, we suggest dressing in formals and be at the boarding point 15 minutes prior to the boarding time.
Wine Tasting at Hunter Valley
Hunter Valley, the oldest wine producing region of Australia, will be a delight for the wine connoisseur. A day-long tour, visitors get to explore the vineyard and sample wines from a number of wineries in the area. You could even try some local hand-crafted beers made in the area. This is a guided tour and the tour guides are generally well versed with wines and the art of making them. For the kids, there is always the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company to stop by on your way back after a relaxing day.
This is complete entertainment for the entire family. The kids will especially enjoy the visit to Madame Tussauds where they can see wax imitations of their favourite stars, superheroes and real-life heroes. From Mahatma Gandhi to Barrack Obama, the Wright Brothers to Ryan Reynolds. You can get clicked with Johnny Depp, Scarlet Johansson, Nicole Kidman and even Brad Pitt. Divided into different sections of famous persons in history, sports, Hollywood and music, this is an experience to remember for life.
Surfing on Bondi Beach
A visit to Sydney will be incomplete without trying your hand at surfing on Bondi Beach. Whether a novice or an expert, the waves at Bondi are sure to challenge you. If you are a novice, an expert professional will teach you right from how to get onto the board, to reading the waves and how to catch them. For others who do know how to surf, one on one lessons can be given as per your level of expertise.
Manly Beach Sidecar Tour
Experience Sydney like a local. Hop onto the Sidecar of your bike on the Manly Wharf and explore the hidden beauties of Sydney. The 2-hour tour begins at Manly Wharf where you will be given helmets, goggles and wet weather jackets and a cosy blanket to brace you for all kinds of weather. The tour will take you around the North Head, Shelly Beach, Little Manly Beach, Queenscliff Lagoon and Freshwater Beach. You will again be dropped off at Manly Wharf at the end of the tour. One must experience the old world charm of a drive in the sidecar, a long forgotten bike accessory. Tour operators may also arrange for a pick up from some hotels. Be sure to book in advance and share the hotel details with them.
Coastal Hike to Figure 8 Pool
A 10-hour hike and relaxation experience located 45 minutes from Sydney. It is best suited for travellers with a moderate level of fitness. The Coastal Hike takes you on an eco-friendly hike through the natural rainforests in the Royal National Park. Your guides will take you exploring through the forests to find hidden beaches and spectacular scenery and the famous 8 shaped pools. During the migration season, you will also be able to spot whales and dolphins along the coast of the Burning Palms Beach. Once at the Figure 8 Rock Pool, You can relax there for a while and then take the hike back through the Garie Beach where you stop for a picnic lunch. Here again, you can relax at one of the local lagoons and the beaches at Wattamola, where the waterfall meets the sea and the lagoons. After a day's enjoyment, you are treated to a local brew at one of the pubs before your trip ends.
This one is a must visit for nature lovers and the adventurous ones. For others, the spectacular scenic beauty and the famous rock pools are sure to attract you.
For those who get a rush from being on top of the world, Sydney Skywalk is the perfect experience to explore the city from a different point of view. 880 feet above the ground level, Sydney’s Highest outdoor adventure lets you see all the landmarks of the city. Further on, the walk will take you to an extended glass-floored viewing platform to give you the real feel of being so high up above the ground. The Skywalk also allows for a complimentary 4D show and an entry to the Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck.
While there is a lot more to do in this beautiful city, you should definitely not miss the ones listed above. Having said that, there are a number of day-long tours from Sydney that can also be explored. Among the more famous day tours are the Blue Mountains Tour and the Featherdale Wildlife Park Tour.