Top 10 things to do in Sydney

Take in the stunning sights of Sydney while emersing yourself in the best the city has to offer with these must-do experiences.

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Join the ranks of Kit Harrington, Ben Stiller and model Gigi Hadid by climbing one of Sydney's iconic landmarks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The muscle burn is totally worth it to see the 360 degree views of the city including east to the Sydney Opera House, west to the Blue Mountains and the Harbour city surrounds. The twilight BridgeClimb offers a spectacular view of Sydney up in lights!

>> Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb

Snorkel with a scooter

Looking for something different to do this weekend? A snorkelling scooter tour definitely ticks the box. Power your way down to the ocean floor holding on to an underwater scooter to observe the abundant marine life in a beautiful aquatic reef. It’s an adventure available all year round and all equipment is supplied, so all you need to do is show up ready to have an underwater adventure!

>> Underwater scooter tour

Learn to surf

Always wanted to learn how to surf? Well, there's no better place to have a lesson and learn the techniques than on a beautiful Sydney beach with international and local instructors. You'll be paddling and standing up on your board and riding your first wave into shore in no time! 

>> Learn to surf

Walk the Skywalk

Fancy a walk in the clouds? The SKYWALK at the Sydney Tower Eye is as close as you are going to get. Its glass-floor viewing platform is the highest public observation deck south of the equator standing 268 metres above the streets of Sydney. Fun fact: It's the first place in Sydney to greet the dawn each day and the last place to see the sunset. 

>> Skywalk at Sydney Tower

Take a luxury catamaran cruise

See the major Sydney icons including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge from the deck of a luxury cruise boat. There are plenty of great photo opportunities with the city skyline and the Botanical Gardens providing a stunning backdrop, plus you'll enjoy a complimentary beverage.

>> Sydney Harbour cruise

Visit Taronga Zoo

Over 350 species of animals call Taronga Zoo home including Australian native koalas, tree kangaroos, hairy-nosed wombats, Tasmanian devils and platypuses, including 'Annie', the oldest known platypus in the world. Book an animal encounter, attend interesting and informative keeper talks and shows and spend the day in the company of over 4000 creatures great and small. 

>> Taronga Zoo entry tickets

Go whale-watching

Did you know one of the longest whale migrations takes place off the coast of Sydney? So, if you're visiting the city during prime whale-watching season (May - November) or are a Sydney-sider that has always wanted to witness this amazing annual event, a whale-watching cruise is your best chance of having a close encounter with these beautiful creatures of the sea.  

>> Whale-watching cruises

Discover secret spots on kayak 

Not only is this kayaking tour a great way to see the Harbour from a different perspective, you’ll also discover some of Sydney Harbour's secret beaches and hidden coves. Keep your eyes peeled on your paddling adventure for exotic sea birds, seals and penguins.

>> Kayaking eco tour

Parasail above Sydney

Parasailing over Sydney Harbour or Manly Beach is an experience you can’t do every day, but between October - April this experience is a truly unique way to make the most of the warm weather and take in the view from 100m up in the air. You’ll leave feeling exhilarated and if you choose to be dunked in the water, quite refreshed too!

>> Solo and tandem parasailing experiences

Hit the road on a Harley

Take to the road and feel the thrill of cruising on the back of a Harley-Davidson. This tour will take you from the hustle and bustle of the city to the spectacular surf suburbs of Sydney. Whether you're a local or a visitor, it's a great way to experience Sydney.

>> City to surf Harley tour