Things To See and Do in Sydney, New South Wales

Blue Mountains

Experience fresh mountain air as you rise above Sydney and enter the spectacular Blue Mountains region. The Blue Mountains is perfect for exploring the best that NSW has to offer. The Three Sisters at Echo Point, bushwalking, galleries, dining, shopping, day spas, golf, and numerous attractions. The Blue Mountains is the ideal destination for a day trip out of the city.


Bondi Beach

Take a swim at one of Australia’s most famous beaches! Swim, sunbathe and enjoy the surf in the relaxed, super cool atmosphere of Bondi Beach. Also, walk along the remarkable Bondi to Coogee coastal trail, which stretches for six kilometre (3.7 mile) through scenic Eastern Sydney beaches, including Bondi, Tamarama, Bronte, Clovelly, and, finally, Coogee Beach. The trail begins at Bondi Icebergs pool, winds past Aboriginal rock carvings at Marks Park, and offers plenty of opportunities for a swim along the way. At the end of your walk, enjoy lunch at seaside eatery Coogee Pavilion – its rooftop boasts beautiful 270 degree views.

How to Get there – Express buses run to Bondi Beach from Sydney city centre, and take about 30 minutes. Trains go from the city centre to Bondi Junction, which is a 10 minute bus or taxi ride from the beach.


Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Visitors are free to walk or cycle across this vast structure, but book a BridgeClimb for the opportunity to scale to the summit and enjoy unbeatable panoramic views. With your Climb Leader as your guide, step by step you’ll ascend the arches of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and enjoy the iconic views of Sydney, situated in one of the most beautiful harbours on earth. Throughout your Climb, you will be entertained with stories about the history of the Bridge, from its construction, to its opening in 1932, right through to its place in day to day local celebrations.

If you choose BridgeClimb, BridgeClimb Express or BridgeClimb Mandarin, you reach the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 134m above sea level, right in the heart of Sydney Harbour for an uninterrupted panorama of the city and surrounds. Whilst at the top, you’ll soak up the world around you while your Climb Leader captures your photo.

For further details on Bridge Climbs and prices, visit Bridge Climb Sydney.


Sydney Opera House

Sydney’s iconic Opera House in Circular Quay hosts more than 40 performances each week. Buy tickets to the latest shows, or take a guided tour through this architectural marvel. Tours depart every 15 or 30 minutes, between 9am and 5pm.


The Rocks

One of Sydney’s iconic spots The Rocks is nestled at the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Cove,  is the foundation place of Sydney and Australia, and has immense historical significance. Enjoy a picnic lunch under the Harbour Bridge or an alfresco dinner under the stars, shop at the markets or The Rocks unique retailers or take time out in a gallery or museum.

With more than 50 cafes, restaurants and hotels, it’s easy to find a place in The Rocks where you’ll be able to spoil yourself, and your appetite.