29 June 2017
Sydney is a vibrant city with lots to see and do. Whether you’re planning a city break, a family holiday, or a fun afternoon with friends, Sydney has something unique to offer everyone. Read on to find unique things to do in Sydney and get inspired for the weekend.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city with a visit to the Royal National Park. Head just one hour south of the CBD to spend your day exploring 16,000 hectares of heritage-listed national park. Go snorkelling in the calm waters of Wattamolla Beach, discover the park’s many walking tracks, or tuck into a picnic beneath the towering cabbage-tree palms.
Take your tastebuds for a ride at Spice Alley, one of the best places in Sydney to enjoy authentic Asian food. Dine on dishes from Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, China and Vietnam by lantern light in the beautiful laneways of Kensington Street. Containing an eclectic mix of restaurants and cafes, Spice Alley is a great place to grab a quick coffee or stay awhile and sample dumplings, seafood, satay dishes and creative desserts.
Sydney’s sprawling coastline is dotted with gorgeous rock pools and swimming pools which stretch out along the ocean. Dip your toe in the water at Bondi Icebergs, or dive into the historic Wylie’s Baths at Coogee Beach. For amazing harbour views, swim some laps at the North Sydney Olympic Pool at Milsons Point.
Sydney’s craft beer scene is growing rapidly with more breweries and beer venues popping up across the city. Spend an afternoon exploring the breweries of the Inner West including Young Henry’s and Batch Brewing Co., or take the ferry to Manly and visit 4 Pines and Mona Vale favourite Modus Operandi. If you’d prefer a guided tour, check out Dave’s Brewery Tours and choose from a number of different routes and tour options.
Take the ferry from Circular Quay to Cockatoo Island for a glamping experience to remember on a heritage-listed island in Sydney Harbour. Whether you’re camping with friends, enjoying a romantic weekend away or bringing the whole family along, Cockatoo Island is a great spot for camping out. The site offers pre-erected tents, camping mattresses and chairs for guests, alongside glamping packages for two to four people. Watch the sunset over the iconic harbour and marvel at the stunning views of the Sydney CBD.