Things to do in Sydney
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Looking for things to do in Sydney? The Harbour city features wonderful museums, galleries, theatres and shopping, but it is the great outdoors, not to mention amazing dining and great nightlife, that will leave you wanting more.
Built around the spectacular setting that is Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House, the city itself undoubtedly one of the most picturesque urban centres in the world, and as such many activities can actually be found on or around the water.
Catching the ferry to Manly from Circular Quay is therefore one of the most popular things recommended for those visiting Sydney. The ferry is the perfect way to appreciate the city and offers a wonderful opportunity to photograph the classic bridge and Opera House from the water.
Captain Cook also runs a series of harbour cruise options from Wharf 6 that extend around to Darling Harbour also, which are ideal to explore the waterways and foreshore of the city in relaxed style.
Darling Harbour is itself a popular precinct, with a range of attractions including the IMAX Theatre, Sydney Wildlife World, Sydney Aquarium and Powerhouse Museum. Darling Harbour attracts many free festivals during the year including the Jazz and Blues annual festival, and the Australia Day Spectacular. A Monorail links Darling Harbour and its sister entertainment area, Cockle Bay, to the CBD directly, taking you from the water to shopping in no time. Near Darling Harbour is Pyrmont and Sydney’s biggest casino – Star City. Star City is also home to the Lyric theatre if you feel like catching live music or a stage show during your visit.
To place Sydney in its historical perspective, The Rocks is a great place to explore, close to Circular Quay and where the city first began. Architecture buffs will appreciate its 19th century buildings, and indeed, heritage walks are offered by the city for free or with private companies. These tours are a wonderful way to explore The Rocks (and beyond) for an insight into the art, landscape and history of the city.
Hyde Park and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair near the city’s Botanical gardens are ideal to kick back, relax and watch the world go by, while surf lessons and swimming at Bondi Beach is an iconic ‘must do’ experience for sun lovers visiting Sydney. Chinatown is another bustling hotspot of shopping and dining for those who prefer the hustle and bustle of the inner city.
The Museum of Contemporary Art and National Art Gallery of NSW are terrific places to explore with the family, while the gentrified parts of Kings Cross, Potts Point and inner city suburbs like Woollahra and Paddington provide great boutique shopping, bars and high end dining options.
Watson’s Bay and Vaucluse are further afield from the city, but with amazing vantage points from South Head and unforgettable gelato and fish and chips by the harbour (in an un-harried fashion), well worth the journey.
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