Sydney, a city that needs no introduction. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, Sydney is a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be had. Backpacker Deals invites you on a journey to uncover the top things to do in Sydney, where every corner reveals a new adventure, a culinary delight, or a cultural revelation.
Top Things To Do In Sydney
Sailing on Sydney Harbour:
Set sail on the world-renowned Sydney Harbour, where the billowing sails of the Opera House and the arching curves of the Harbour Bridge create an iconic skyline. Choose from a variety of sailing experiences, from leisurely cruises to exhilarating adventures, and witness the city from the heart of its maritime beauty.
Explore Top Sydney Attractions:
Sydney boasts an array of top attractions that define its skyline and culture. Marvel at the architectural masterpiece that is the Sydney Opera House, and traverse the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge for panoramic views that will stay etched in your memory forever. Jump on a Sydney Big Bus Sightseeing Tour and discover the best locations in Sydney with the bestselling Sydney bus tour ticket! Whether you’re a visitor or a local, a Sydney Big Bus Tour promises an unforgettable experience. With open-top double-decker buses, you’ll have a front-row seat to Sydney’s most iconic landmarks, including Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and more. The unique “Hop On, Hop Off” concept allows you to tailor your tour to your preferences. Want to spend extra time at the Sydney Opera House? Hop off and explore at your own pace. Then, when you’re ready, hop back on and continue your journey to other remarkable destinations.
Let Us Create Your Own Sydney Itinerary:
Craft your Sydney adventure with carefully curated itineraries that cater to every traveller’s taste. Explore the eclectic charm of Cronulla or savor the best wines at the Sydney Opera Bar in Circular Quay. Sydney’s diverse neighborhoods offer a tapestry of experiences waiting to be explored and our team of travel experts are here to help!
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Eat & Drink Your Way Around Sydney:
Embark on a gastronomic journey in a city renowned for its diverse culinary scene on this Taste of Sydney Tour. Take an exclusive look into the heart of 4 of Sydney’s newest precincts with this foodie tour. Indulge in the food, drink, art, and culture that make each region unique. You’ll enjoy delicious signature share plates (with paired drinks) created exclusively for this tour throughout, dine at Sydney’s newest waterfront dining precinct and a fully restored 1904 tram that has been converted into an amazing restaurant space, meander down Spice Alley and experience hawker style dining as you sample an array of Asian street food, and much more!
Sydney’s Best Beaches & Surf:
Sink your toes into the golden sands of Sydney’s world-famous beaches. From the Northern Beaches to Bondi, experience the thrill of surfing at sunrise on Whale Beach or embark on the breathtaking Manly to Bondi walk with Parsley Bay in Vaucluse as a scenic stop. While in Sydney, why not opt for the ultimate Aussie experience with a Bondi Beach Surfing Lesson? This popular beginner session teaches you how to safely get out and up onto your first wave. You will be trained in a small group setting of 5 students or less, so you will get plenty of help from your instructor. It is a great way to build your surf knowledge, confidence and cultivate your surfing technique.
Best Walks in Sydney:
Discover the city’s natural wonders with captivating walks. Witness Jacaranda trees in full bloom at Prince Alfred Square in Parramatta, explore the vibrant flora of Centennial Park on horseback, or embark on an adventure from Shelly Beach to Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. You can check out the 14 Best Sydney Walks.
Explore Nature & Parks in Sydney:
Escape the urban hustle to embrace the serenity of nature and parks. Relax and unwind in the lush greenery of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden or immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of one of the city’s surrounding national parks.
Sydney Shopping Hot Spots:
Indulge in retail therapy at Sydney’s diverse shopping hubs. From the stylish boutiques in Potts Point to the bustling markets at Paddington, Sydney’s shopping scene caters to every style and preference. You can find an epic guide to the best shopping spots in Sydney, on sydney.com!
Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Ride:
Experience the thrill of a Sydney Harbour Thunder Thrill Ride with this epic deal. From just $75, this thrilling ride get your heart racing as it twists, turns and fishtails through Sydney Harbour! Adrenaline junkies aren’t the only ones who will love this boat tour, with anyone curious about Sydney’s rich culture and history sure to appreciate the experience as well. A ride on the Thunder Jet will take you past the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Islands (Clark & Shark), and the exclusive suburbs of Rose Bay and Watson’s Bay. Then onto Sydney Heads for a taste of ocean air! On return, travel past Taronga Zoo and under the Harbour Bridge as well as Luna Park Sydney.
Sydney Art & Culture Tours:
Immerse yourself in the vibrant arts and culture scene of Sydney. From the renowned Art Gallery of New South Wales to the Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre in Rouse Hill, the city unfolds as a canvas of creativity. This Art of Sydney Tour is an art exhibition on wheels. Fully escorted with exclusive access to a collection of Sydney’s unique and exciting galleries and artist studios. With refreshments served throughout the day, travel to an enchanted garden nestled amongst the built-up neighbourhood of Lavender Bay and then on to The Rocks Art and Culture Trail. Meander down the alleys and laneways as you visit 3 unique artists and makers who all have a wonderful story to share. A gourmet picnic lunch is served in the relaxing vibe of Surry Hills where you will stroll to your third location, Brett Whiteley studio. The tour is complete with a guided drawing class in the eclectic suburb of Marrickville, for a chance to tune into your own creative spirit!
Top Sydney Kids Attractions:
Entertain the little ones with Sydney’s kid-friendly attractions. Travel to another metaverse during this Virtual (VR) Room Experience. This award-winning team VR experience combines the escape room concept with a full 3D cinematic experience, taking you on an immersive adventure. The game is played in groups of 2, 3, or 4 players, with each team having a dedicated room. Once in the virtual world, you can converse with one another, move around, manipulate objects, and team up to complete the mission. Alternatively, there’s the Mutiny! Pineapple’s Pirate Cruise Experience. Come dressed as pirates and join Captain Pineapple and his crew aboard a real pirate ship Southern Swan, or the magnificent Soren Larsen for a swashbuckling adventure of your life!
Sydney Brunch Spots You Have To Try:
Try one of Sydney’s best brunch spots for yourself. Top picks from travellers include Four Frogs Creperie in Mosman, Harvest Buffet at The Star Sydney, Social Brew Cafe in Pyrmont,
X74 in Coogee, Joe Black in Mascot and Basket Brothers in Sydney CBD!
Sydney Hidden Bar Crawl
From $60, drink, dine and discover as you join Sydney’s best bar crawl! This experience is perfect for date nights, small groups, solo travellers and locals who want a fun and unique night out to explore some of Sydney’s best small bars. Your first drink of the night is included so enjoy a cold beer or wine and share some nibblies as you get to know your fellow revellers.
Get Outdoors on a Sydney Sightseeing Cruise:
Sydney’s outdoor activities cater to every adventurer. From walks along Sydney Harbour in summer to cycling from Shelly Beach to Manly, the city’s landscapes beckon for exploration. This Sydney Harbour Hopper Sightseeing Cruise includes informative and entertaining commentary, developed in partnership with Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation and the Australian Maritime Museum. Your sightseeing cruise will depart from Darling Harbour or Circular Quay and operates between Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo and Watsons Bay – all for less than $30!
Sydney invites you on a journey of endless possibilities. Whether you seek the thrill of adventure, the charm of cultural exploration, or just a good ol’ pub crawl, Backpacker Deals ensures that your Sydney experience is nothing short of extraordinary. Let the city’s vibrant spirit and breathtaking landscapes be your guide as you uncover the top things to do in Sydney.
Embrace the adventure, and let Sydney captivate your heart like never before.