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5 of the best things to do in Sydney

Sydney, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, has a never ending 'must-see' list.  This diverse city has so much to offer from amazing architecture to gorgeous white beaches. After living in this wonderful city for an action-packed 6 months, here are our top 5 things to do in Sydney.

1. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge

11046733_10153867671620752_1988465609971371750_n Of course climbing the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge has got to be our number one thing to do in Sydney. Not only do you get the opportunity to get up close and personal with this magnificent landmark, you also get a personal history lesson from your guide about the struggles of the great men who built the bridge and the convict's colonisation of Sydney.  As you climb up and down the steel arch you also get a stunning panoramic view of the architectural wonders that line the CBD, the lush botanical gardens and the terracotta roof tops of the suburbs beyond.  It may be pricey but trust me it is worth it.

See the team at Bridge Climb

2. Take a harbour cruise

10931338_10153025523822744_6208802267010249239_n Instead of your average boat tour, take a party boat around the harbours.  And even if its not your 'thing' you still get an incredible cruise around Darling Harbour, the Sydney Harbour and the beaches that line the coast. Whether you are into partying all afternoon to house music or a chilled lunch affair with a acoustic guitar there will be a boat tour for you.

See Refuge's Facebook page for their upcoming events and party boats tours.

3. Get some sunshine on Watsons Bay

20141129_173057 With over 300 days of sunshine a year in Sydney, getting down to one of Sydney's 100 plus beaches is a must.  Forget over-rated Bondi Beach.  Watsons Bay, just 11km from the city, is a pretty white sand beach and definitely worth a visit. The sheltered blue waters are perfect for swimming with an incredible back drop of the harbour.  And after a day on a coastal walk or just soaking in the sunshine visit Doyles on the Beach for some tasty fish and chips.


4. Find a secret bar

20150311_210600 Sydney, as edgy and cool as it is already, it gets even better when you stumble across the sound of thumping music which leads you to a secret door and a secret world beyond.  I don't want to spoil the secret but I urge you to take a stroll down York Street where a very unassuming shop takes on a secret life by night.


5. Eat breakfast, a lot

Sydney really is a foodies paradise and they excel at breakfast.  My favourite being The Potting Shed at The Grounds of Alexandria.  Not only do The Grounds have multiple restaurants, divine coffee and a market of fresh and locally made treats they also have a petting zoo with the most adorable pony and strange fluffy chickens.

Follow their Instagram @thegroundsofalexandria for salivating photos or check out their website

  Have you visited Sydney?  What would your top picks be?

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1 Comment

  • Reply Paula McInerney 31/07/2015 at 2:10 pm

    Great suggestions and you are right, we do breakfast and coffee extremely well in Sydney and in fact all of Australia.

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