Things to do in Sydney this summer

by Elisa Parry

There are plenty of things to do in Sydney all year round, but the city really comes alive in summer. From beautiful beaches to harbour cruises – there are plenty of ways to enjoy the best this seaside city has to offer. Whether you’re a local looking to explore your own backyard or spending some time in Sydney as a tourist, here are some activities to keep you busy this summer.

Things to do in Sydney

Beginners group surfing lesson at Bondi Beach

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never hit the waves before, learning to surf is a great way to spend a fun-filled day on Bondi Beach. Your instructors will have you standing up in no time.

Things to do in Sydney

Seaplane flight and lunch at Catalina for two

Looking for something a little fancy? Maybe you’ve got a special occasion to celebrate. Experience Sydney from the sky with a seaplane flight followed by a delicious lunch at Catalina.

Things to do in Sydney

Sydney Harbour Cruise with three-course lunch

A lot of activities on Sydney Harbour can be action-packed – if you’re after something a little more low key, treat yourself to a harbour cruise with three course lunch. Take in the sights while enjoying a delicious meal.

Things to do in Sydney

Offshore thrill ride to Bondi Beach

Looking to experience Bondi Beach from a different perspective? This off shore thrill ride is certainly an experience you’ll remember. You’ll reach speeds up to 75 km/h as you take in spectacular views of Sydney’s famous landmarks.

Things to do in Sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

This iconic experience is a great gift for locals and tourists. Help a loved one tick a bucket list item off their list in 2019 by climbing over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Things to do in Sydney

Sunset outdoor cinema package

Make the most of the balmy summer nights with an outdoor cinema experience. Watch the latest blockbuster or cult classic while enjoying plenty of popcorn.

Things to do in Sydney

Morning kayaking and bushwalking adventure

Head north of the city and explore the beautiful Northern Beaches. Take a tour of Pittwater Harbour by kayak followed by a bushwalk through Ku Ring Gai National Park. You’ll even get to take a dip at a secluded beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Tandem bicycle hire in Manly

Heading to Manly and only have a limited amount of time? Explore this beautiful area of Sydney via tandem bicycle. Our tip? Check out the secluded Collins Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Helicopter flight over Sydney

There are so many great places to take in the sights of Sydney Harbour – from Taronga Zoo, from the Harbour Bridge itself – but you just can’t beat the view from the sky. If you’re looking for an adventure, you can’t go past a 20-minute flight over Sydney taking in everything from the Harbour to the beaches.

Things to do in Sydney

Ghost tour of historic Sydney

Are you ready to learn about Sydney’s dark past? This two-hour ghost tour is full of plenty of macabre stories and ghostly apparitions! Book if you’re feeling brave!

Things to do in Sydney

Sydney underwater scooter tour

Dive in and explore what’s happening on the ocean floor. This underwater scooter experience is guaranteed fun for everyone - and great for all levels of ability. You’ll spend two hours exploring a beautiful aquatic reserve.

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