Top Things To Do In Sydney

Australia is full of friendly folk, delicious dining options, and great holiday destinations. Sydney, New South Wales, is well-known for its ability to attract travellers from both near and far, with something for every taste and interest. Here is our list of the Top 5 Things to do in Sydney!

Sydney Zoo

Animal and nature lovers will be thrilled with a trip to the NEW Sydney Zoo, located in Eastern Creek. It has quickly become a must-visit attraction since its opening in 2019.

Sydney Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals, including awe-inspiring and endangered species from all around the world. Take a stroll down the African Boardwalk where you’ll see scenes from the savannah in it’s remarkable mixed-species habitats, wander down the leafy Primate Boulevard, and be mesmerised by the animals of south-east Asia. Get closer to all your favourite Australian natives in the beautiful open-range Australia habitat, where kangaroos and wallabies hop around the meandering pathways.

Sydney Zoo is also the only combined zoo and aquarium in NSW and boasts the largest Reptile & Nocturnal House in the world!

From their accessible facilities to once-in-a-lifetime close-up animal encounters, Sydney Zoo offers an extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders of wildlife, while creating cherished memories with friends, family or your beloved grandkids.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, commonly known as the MCA, is a world-class art museum that overlooks Sydney Harbour. With such an impressive backdrop, it is no surprise that the inside is just as decorated. Showcasing a diverse range of artworks from Australian and international artists, guided tours are available, allowing even the most novice guests to truly enjoy the experience.

Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend, with MCA providing exhibits including installations, immersive experiences, and even participatory projects.

Parliament House

Located in Sydney’s CBD, Parliament House is one of the oldest and most historically significant buildings in the city, dating back to the mid-19th century.

Visitors can take a guided tour of the building, learning of its rich history, art, and architecture.

Add something extra special to your day with a high tea at Parliament House. This popular dining experience offers a traditional afternoon tea service with finger sandwiches, scones, pastries, cakes, and, of course, tea and coffee. What a unique and memorable way to enjoy Parliament House.

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is not just a symbol of Sydney, but of Australia as a whole. Ask anyone overseas what they know about Australia, or where they would like to visit, and this is sure to be their answer. If you haven’t been there yet, make sure to put it on your list.

Characterised by its distinctive shell like roofs, which are covered in more than one million glazed white tiles, the Sydney Opera House is a sight to behold both inside and out. From concerts, to ballets, and, of course, operas, national and international performers take to the stages inside, treating patrons to wonderful experiences that have to be seen to be believed.

Circular Quay

Circular Quay wows with stunning waterfront views and rich cultural offerings, all in a convenient location. The area is home to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the Harbour Bridge, which you can view up close in a ferry.

There is a never-ending supply of activities and events throughout the year, with everything from street performers, to outdoor concerts, and festivals. It is truly a vibrant and dynamic destination.

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