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31 Best things to see & do in Sydney

  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

  • Bucket List Experience

A unique and unforgettable adventure offering breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour and fascinating historical insights; the city’s ultimate must-do. One of the world’s great bucket list experiences.

Adult price: 110

Min age 8

Good for age: 8+

Duration: 2- 3 hours

  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

  • Bucket List Experience

Magnetic, enchanting and still remarkably modern, this iconic Opera House is a must-see. Walk around the outside or book in for a guided tour or performance.

Good for age: 13+

  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

  • Bucket List Experience

An extraordinary and unique cultural spectacular – Sydney’s world-famous Mardi Gras parade sees 65,000 glammed-up marchers, 160 outrageous floats and tens of thousands lining the streets.

Duration: 2-3 hours

When: 1st Sat of March

Freq: annually

  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

  • Bucket List Experience

A photo of old brown buildings in front of a city skyline on a sunny day.

Experience

The Rocks

The Rocks – the birthplace of European settlement in Australia – is atmospheric, quaint, vibrant and packed with great things to taste, see, buy and explore.

Good for age: 8+

  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

  • Bucket List Experience

A photo of the full beach on a sunny day.

Experience

Bondi Beach

One of the world’s most famous beaches, with spectacular surfing and a vibrant restaurant and shopping scene.

  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

  • Bucket List Experience

The head of a giraffe in front of the harbour and city skyline.

Experience

Taronga Zoo

A world-class zoo overlooking the city and harbour – the ideal place to see your first kangaroo, koala or platypus.

Adult price: 25

Good for age: 4+

  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

  • Bucket List Experience

One of the world’s greatest helicopter flights over a dazzling coastal city, featuring a breathtakingly beautiful harbour, an iconic bridge, and an incomparable opera house.

Adult price: 115

Good for age: 10+

Duration: 20 minutes