NEW SOUTH WALES is on the east coast of Australia and Sydney is the capital city. This magnificent city is the home to many world-class attractions including Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House and or course not to forget, the Harbour Bridge. You are spoilt for choice for things to do in Sydney! Once you have exhausted your Sydney activities you will find beyond Sydney are many fantastic locations such as the rugged Blue Mountains, the Hunter Valley winery region, Byron Bay, many rainforests, outback towns where opals and silver are mined, and long surfing beaches.

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Sydney

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Blue Mountains

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Coastal Drive to Queensland

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Coastal Drive to Victoria

things to do in Sydney

Sydney

Sydney is the oldest and largest city in Australia. The city is a tourist’s delight with so many iconic offerings including: the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, beautiful beaches, rugged coastlines and a climate that encourages a relaxed outdoor lifestyle! There are plenty of things to do in Sydney, and don’t forget Sydney hosts amazing New Year’s celebrations with a fireworks display from the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Top 4 Highlights for Sydney:

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge

    Consider a 3.5 hour BridgeClimb or the Pylon Lookout.

  • Sydney Harbour

    Why not catch a Jetboat ride, or enjoy a Twilight Sail or simply take the Manly ferry trip.

  • Sydney Opera House

    Take the 1 hour Sydney Opera House tour or attend a performance.

  • Sydney Sights on a bike

    Make sure to take the family on a 3 hour Bike tour upon arrival in Sydney. A great introduction to the city and get to know the sights whilst enjoying some fun in the sun!

Climate Averages for Sydney:
Max C Max F Min C Min F Rainfall (mm) Sunshine Hours
January 26 79 19 66 100 7
July 17 63 7 45 69 7

things to do in Sydney

Blue Mountains

Located less than two hours drive from Sydney, the Blue Mountains offers a natural wonderland of untamed bush, spectacular rock formations and native wildlife. This World Heritage Area is a unique environment in contrast to the city experience. Highlights include picturesque towns and villages with cafes, boutiques, and plenty of art and antique galleries. There are activities for all ages and fitness levels from visiting the Jenolan Caves, high adventure abseiling, mountain biking or horse-riding to a gentle stroll through pristine scenery.

Top 4 Highlights for the Blue Mountains:

  • Wentworth Falls Walk

    Enjoy an easy 1 hour walk & make sure to walk under the cliffs.

  • The Three Sisters

    Enjoy the views from the lookout, or take the Skyrail via Scenic World.

  • Scenic World

    Take the world’s steepest railway.

  • Jenolan Caves

    Explore some of the world’s most spectacular cave formations.

things to do in Sydney

Coastal Drive from Sydney to Brisbane

This coastal drive is spectacular with plenty of towns to explore enroute. Only 950km, there is much to do! Begin with a Kayak the Hawkesbury River, then travel further north to take in plenty of whale & dolphin watching and don’t forget to sandboard or quad bike ride through the Stockton Sand Dunes near Port Stephens. Visit the Koala Hospital at Port Macquarie and learn to surf at the many coastal towns on the way. Stop awhile in Byron Bay and enjoy the magnificent National parks & beaches. Not forgetting the fun to be had in both Sydney & Brisbane!

things to do in Sydney

Coastal Drive from Sydney to Melbourne

This coastal drive is well suited to young families. Only 870km, there is much to do! Feed the kangaroos in Batemans Bay, camp in bush luxury near Huskisson, see the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island, swim with wild Dolphins at Sorrento or Queenscliff, learn to surf in Torquay (the home of the famous surf brands Quicksilver & Ripcurl), and enjoy the magnificent National parks & beaches. Not forgetting the fun to be had in both Sydney & Melbourne!