Things to do in Sydney this Summer

by Elisa Parry

There are plenty of things to do in Sydney all year round. 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.

Learning to surf in Bondi
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.

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Seaplane Flight with 3 Course Lunch and Champagne – For 2

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 three course delicious lunch at Empire Lounge.

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harbour cruise with 3 course lunch
Sydney Harbour Cruise with 3 Course Lunch – For 2

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.

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Jet boat ride Bondi Beach
Offshore Thrill Ride to Bondi Beach and Return – For 2

Looking to experience Bondi Beach from a different perspective? This offshore 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.

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Young woman climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge Day 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 2020 by climbing over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Kayak tour 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.

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Tandem bicycle hire manly
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.

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Helicopter Flight Over Sydney and Beaches

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.

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Ghost tour, Sydney The Rocks
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!

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Underwater scooter tour 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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