Things to do in Sydney
Centrally located on the East Coast, Sydney is where you'll find of some of the country's most iconic attractions. On an average day, you can make a splash at Bondi, catch a show at the Opera House and still have enough time for a nightcap at one of the heritage-listed pubs in The Rocks. Discover New South Wales' lively capital when you book a cheap flight to Sydney with us today.
Walk across The Sydney Harbour Bridge
No trip to Sydney would be complete without seeing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. If you're on a budget, you can walk across the bridge for free using the pedestrian walkway from Millers Point or, for a more memorable experience, book a BridgeClimb and enjoy unbeatable views from the top of the city's most iconic landmark.
Take a dip at Bondi Beach
Sydney's most popular swimming spot, Bondi Beach is the perfect place to cool off on a hot day. If the waves are too big for your taste, take the scenic walk to the rock pool on the north side of the sand, which has calm conditions for less experienced swimmers. Once you've dried off, wander up to the North Bondi RSL for a bite to eat on their beachfront balcony.
Go behind the scenes at The Sydney Opera House
Playing host to over 40 shows a week, the Sydney Opera House is one of the city's busiest venues. Whether you're a theatre buff or a muso, there's something on the program for everyone. For a peek behind the scenes, sign up for the Backstage Tour and enjoy breakfast with the stars in the green room.
Explore the Royal Botanic Garden
From the Opera House, take the short walk through Circular Quay to reach the stunning Royal Botanic Garden. Sit down for a picnic with a view on the Australian Rockery Lawn or stroll through the lush Sydney Fernery. If you need help finding your way around, don't be shy to ask one of the friendly rangers or download their app before your visit.
Take a road trip to the Royal National Park
For more outdoor adventure, head south to the Royal National Park and follow the Coast Track. From Wattamolla Falls to Marley Beach, there's plenty of places to cool off on a hot day. If it's low tide, be sure to visit the Figure Eight Pools beside Burning Palms Beach, but beware – there's bound to be crowd at this Insta-worthy hotspot.
Step back in time in The Rocks
Explore the heritage-listed buildings of Sydney with a self-guided tour through The Rocks. From hidden pathways to century-old pubs, you'll be able to see it all with the help of the Walking The Rocks mobile app, which is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.
Embark on a tour to Bare Island
To learn more about Sydney's rich history, take the short bus ride from the CBD to La Perouse for a tour of Bare Island. Unlike other coastal landmarks, this former military fort has stood the test of time and remains almost completely intact. While you're free to explore the grounds on your own schedule, you'll need to book a tour online to see inside.
Plan a day trip to Palm Beach
After you've seen all the major attractions in the city, pick up a car hire and discover the natural beauty of the North Shore. From Manly to Mona Vale, you'll be able to visit some of Sydney's best beaches during your trip. Once you arrive, spend the day learning to surf at the beginner-friendly Palm Beach or skip the water and take the scenic hike to Barrenjoey Lighthouse for a picnic with a view.