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From climbing the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, diving with sharks and surf lessons at the world renowned Bondi Beach, there is so much to see and do.
Discover the top 20 things to do in Sydney now.

1. Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Climb to the top of Sydney's Iconic Harbour Bridge. Experience a 3.5 hour guided journey to the top and see dazzling views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House. Walk along the outer arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour.

"The experience of a lifetime - I loved every minute" - Greg

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2. Private Surfing Lesson at Bondi Beach

Experience the thrill of surfing world famous Bondi Beach with your own personal instructor. There is no better way to advance your surfing skills our private lessons are tailored to your individual needs. Great for individuals, families and small groups wanting a personal surfing experience.

"I'd grown up in Sydney but had never surfed. I absolutely loved it. I enjoyed the experience so much that I am now set on mastering and continuing my surfing skills and knowledge. Would highly recommend to all! - Dave

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3. Jet Boat Ride on Sydney Harbour

Take in the renowned view of Sydney Harbour from a different perspective. Travel out to Sydney Heads on a state of the art jet boat and experience 360 degree spins, power-slides and wave-jumps. Hold on tight for the ride of your life!

"The jet boat ride was great! I was full of adrenalin the entire time and I'd definitely say it is the best way to explore Sydney harbour!" - Jessica

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4. Shark Diving at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Want to get up close to grey nurse sharks, giant stingrays, moray eels and sea turtles but don't have any diving experience? This diving experience is great for newbies! Your instructor will teach you the basics and supervise you. An amazing opportunity to get close to majestic marine animals.

"Turning 60 and having a 60 bucket list, this experience was the last of my list.. O my goodness what a why to finish. Our instructor put us at ease and made our experience one we will never forget. This is a must...... Thank you" - Eunice

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5. Skydive Over The Beach - 14,000ft

This tandem skydive allows you to experience the unbelievable thrill of freefall! Attached to a professional, all you have to do is enjoy the rush. See half of NSW as the globe expands from 14,000ft. You'll enjoy the greatest thrill in the world over the gorgeous Australian coast!

"A definate must do. Awesome experience, highly recommended." - Trent

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6. Helicopter Flight Over Sydney

See Sydney and its coastal wonders in this spectacular Helicopter flight where every seat allows for amazing views. Depart from a private lounge at Sydney's Mascot airport and experience stunning views of the coast, Sydney Harbour and the city.

"I would recommend for everybody to try this at least once in there life." - John

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7. Sydney Underwater Scooter Tour

Underwater scootering is a thrilling experience for everyone, as you can stay at the surface or dive down to the ocean floor to observe the abundant marine life. It is an amazing and unique adventure at a beautiful aquatic reserve, which is great all year round.

"Great experience, instructor was very friendly and knowledgable. I would recommend this experience for everyone regardless of age and swimming capabilities." - Antony

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8. Sydney Harbour Cruise with Taronga Zoo Entry

The easy way to visit Sydney's renowned Taronga Zoo, with regular departures throughout the day! Your pass includes a cruise to Taronga Zoo from Darling Harbour or Circular Quay, entry to Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari cable car. When your visit to the Zoo is complete, enjoy a return cruise!

"Awesome day out! The cable car was the highlight - amazing view of the city! Spent the whole day at the zoo and saw heaps of animals, then jumped on a  fast ferry back to Darling Harbour. It could not have been better!" - Kerry

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9. Americas Cup Yacht Sailing on Sydney Harbour

Get out and about & join our sailing adventures on Sydney Harbour. Onboard a traditional America's Cup yacht, this majestic 24 metre sailing vessel has capacity for up to 30 guests. Either kick back and relax, or join the crew by manning the grinders, assisting us tack, or take the helm, skipper!

"A fantastic experience not to be missed. We did this experience as a family not having sailed before. We learned so much and had an unbelievably good time, will definitely do it again." - Mick

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10. Sydney Tower Revolving Restaurant 3 Course Lunch - For 2

Enjoy a sumptuous 3 course meal and a glass of wine as you overlook some of the most iconic views of Sydney from dizzying heights in a revolving restaurant! The perfect setting for a special occasion.

"The view - sensational and the food - superb! An absolutely wonderful experience with a view that slowly changed in front of us. We got to experience our own city from a bird's eye view whilst eating absolutely scrumptious food, beautiful prepared like a form of art. We would highly recommend this experience to anyone. It would be especially great if you had out of town visitors." - Carleen

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11. Hot Air Ballooning over Greater Sydney

Experience the exhilaration of a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the beautiful Sydney Macarthur region! Peaceful yet exhilarating, the hot air ballooning lasts for approximately one hour. Your Sydney adventure will finish with breakfast and a champagne toast!

"The ride was just a fantastic experience. Wonderful, memorable experience!!" - Gabriela

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12. SKYWALK at Sydney Tower Eye

SKYWALK at the Sydney Tower Eye is a breathtaking outdoor experience - 268 metres above the streets of Sydney. Step out onto the clouds as you venture across the glass-floor viewing platform for unique 360 degree views over glittering Sydney as your guide points out the sights below.

"Just Do It- Get To The Top of Sydney. So Much Fun. The Skywalk was spectacular, staff were professional and friendly. I was on a high for the rest of the day." - Judith

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13. Seaplane and Lunch at Catalina

Enjoy a seaplane flight over gorgeous Bondi Beach and iconic Sydney Harbour and take in the spectacular views. Land and indulge in a delicious three course lunch at award winning Catalina Restaurant in stunning Rose Bay. A perfect romantic day out for couples!

"I bought the experience as Xmas present for my fiancée and we loved it! Everything from the seaplane to the service and food in Catalina was mind blowing. We had an amazing day!" - Maria

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14. Sydney Attractions Pass

Come face to face with sharks and giant rays at Sydney Aquarium; journey around Australia on an all-Aussie animal adventure at Wild Life Sydney; experience the glittering world of fame at Madame Tussauds Sydney; enjoy panoramic 360 degree views at the Sydney Tower Eye or choose Oceanworld Manly.

"Brilliant and worth the price - no lineups and all venues are together making it an easy day out" - Sharyn

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15. Twilight Tallship Cruise

Cruise Sydney Harbour in classic style aboard Sydney's only authentic timber tall ship, all under the magic of the twilight sky. Buffet dinner and unlimited drinks included.

"The twilight cruise was so amazing! We sailed around the harbour as the sun went down." - Jodie

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16. Surf Simulator Experience

Whether you are a total beginner or an experienced surfer, you'll love carving up the waves on this awesome all weather surf simulator. Experience what it feels like to stand-up or bodyboard your way through an infinite number of wave sizes and shapes from 2 foot rollers to 6 foot tubes!

"Amazing, surfing like champions in just a few minutes. The best experience for my two boys 13 and 11. We will be back." - Stephen

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17. High Fly Indoor Skydiving

Feel the rush and freedom of skydiving without the parachute at iFLY Indoor Skydiving! You'll be buoyed in the air by huge fans, creating a wall to wall air flow that gives you the same feeling as skydiving from 14 000 ft. Your instructor will whizz you towards the top of the chamber too!

"Flying indoors ... how good is that? The staff are great and the experience is exhilarating. Flying to the top of the chamber was fantastic and the feeling of flying was unlike anything I've experienced before." - Damien

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18. Opera at Sydney Opera House

Prepare to be swept away by the beauty of opera at one of Sydney's most iconic venues. This truly is one of Sydney's most inspiring attractions and your chance to immerse yourself in thrilling voices, lavish sets and and costumes and moving stories - opera has it all!

"This was the perfect wedding gift, seeing Opera for the first time, wonderfull night at the Opera House" - Susan

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19. Outdoor Cinema Experience

Sit back, relax and enjoy watching your favourite movie stars on the big screen this summer! Experience advance screenings, new releases and cult movies in iconic evergreen spaces under the stars.

"I bought Moonlight Cinema tickets so I could take friends visiting from overseas to beautiful Centennial Park. Moonlight have an amazing set up, the staff are friendly and the feel is relaxed. We took our own picnic and bottle of wine but you can also get something there if you prefer. So easy and a fun way to enjoy Sydney summer!" - Tash

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20. Tree Top Adventure and Zip-Trek Experience

Experience an unforgettable zip-trek and tree-top obstacle course through sublime Sydney Blue Gums (eucalyptus saligna), which borders both sides of the Grose river. You will soar through the forest on giant flying foxes and take on the dizzying array of 110 aerial challenges.

"Tree Adventure is AMAZING! If there is one thing you have to do in Sydney, make it this Tree Top Adventure. I will definitely be going back, as well as recommending this to family & friends." - Neraj

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