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Top things to do in Sydney

Head over to Sydney and discover a foodies paradise set amongst a sparkling harbour, just a skip and a hop away from pristine white sand beaches. See why Sydney has it all…

Foodies rejoice 

Get ready to take your taste buds on a trip around the globe with Sydney's diverse food scene and treat yourself to Italian, Greek, Thai, Middle-eastern, South American, Chinese and Vietnamese just to name a few. Insider's tip, make sure you pop into China Lane, the fried rice is bound to keep you coming back for more.

If you're looking to whet your whistle, Sydney has some of the coolest little speak easy bars to explore. Make sure you visit Stitch Bar, hidden behind the backdrop of a fabric shop. Discover J&M and you'll find a dimly lit whiskey bar, discreetly tucked away. Or for something truly hidden away check out The Barber Shop on York St, just slide open the silver door to uncover hidden away Sydney's best gin bar. 

Freshen up your Insta feed and head off to the aseptically pleasing Social Hideout in Waterloo. Make sure you bring the whole squad and get ready to indulge at Sydney's prettiest cafe. The purple Taro hotcakes are definitely a game changer.

Go on an adventure

Explore Sydney on two wheels with Bonza Bike Tours. For all the tips and tricks to the city take a guided bike tour and discover all the must-see sights and also some of the hidden gems around town. 

Uncover Sydney's world famous harbour in a truly unique way with Explore Sydney Harbour Tours. Zip around in your own 2 seater speedboat and see the sights of Sydney harbour from a different perspective, from the Sydney Opera House up close to driving under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, this is one adventure that'll get the adrenaline pumping. 

To experience one of Sydney's great coastal walks take on the Hermitage Foreshore Track. With photo opportunities around every corner you'll have your social feed on point.

Vivid Sydney is back! Immerse yourself in this annual festival of light, music and idea's on every late May to mid-June. Add Vivid Sydney to your must do list for 2023.


Explore further

Adventure further afield from the city centre and set your compass north to Manly, just a 30 min fast ferry from Circular Quay. Start shredding at the Manly Surf School, grab a drink at the stylish Manly Wharf Hotel or take a tour through the 4 Pines Brewery. 

Venture south to the beachside community Cronulla and you'll find a popular surf beach with plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars to keep you entertained. Top tip if you're wanting to refresh your soul take a dip in the Cronulla Rock Pool, a full sized 8 lane ocean bath. Once you've put away a few laps, grab a coffee at Next Door Cafe. It's the perfect location to watch the sunrise, or you can catch a 30min ferry over to Bundeena National Park where you can enjoy a Royal Coastal hike or luxury Pop up Picnic on the beach organised by Bundeena Picnics.

At the bottom of the Blue Mountains you'll find the Western Suburb of Penrith. Home to an adventure playground you'll find something to treat your adrenaline cravings, from indoor skydiving to a white water stadium there's something for everyone. Once your heart has stopped racing it's time to refuel, head to Downtown Brooklyn, grab an American styled burger and even shoot hoops on the rooftop basketball court.