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Top things to do in Sydney


Wondering what to do while in Sydney? When a million options come up in the searches, here are some of the must do’s that will help you plan your trip better.

The Harbour Bridge climb

Climbing The Coat Hanger is considered one of the top things to do while you are in Sydney. Explore the engineering of the bridge. Standing over 400 feet above sea level, the pride of Sydney provides you an exotic view of the entire city.

Harbour Bridge on Vivid Sydeny Festivel
Photo courtesy: Aussiegall

There are 4 types of climbs that one can opt for. It runs throughout the day and is considered perfect for anyone over the age of 10 and is healthy. The climb takes an average of 3.5 hours including preparations. The climbs start at $198 for an Adult.

A Sydney Harbour Cruise

Get a fantastic view of the Opera House and the entire Sydney Harbour on-board a Luxury Cruise . There are various options to pick from and depending on the time on hand and the time you arrive, pick away your best choice.

Harbour Cruise on Vivid Sydeny Festivel
Photo courtesy: Roger Smith

A sightseeing cruise ranges between 1 to 1.5 hours and it comes with GPS commentary system with prices starting from as low as $25 a person. A lunch or dinner cruise would take about 2 to 3 hours and include a sumptuous buffet or even a 3 course gourmet dinner along with beverages. Prices start at $59 per head.

It’s a great alternative to a restaurant at the harbour as it comes for almost the same price and with amazing views.

The Sydney Shark Dive

Adrenaline junky or not, shark dive lets you conquer your fear and come face to face with the grey nurse sharks. Feeding them is one of the top attractions in Manly Sea Life Sanctuary.

Shark Dive on Vivid Sydeny Festivel
Photo courtesy: Derek Keats

Though there are 4 alternative packages, only two are open to the ones without experience. A 30 minute dive (Intro dive) & a 40 minute dive (Shark feed dive) both have optional photo opportunity. While the former starts from $216, the latter is priced at $395. Shark feed dive lets you watch the beautiful sea creature being hand fed by professionals staying just inches away.

Dive into the tank filled with the endangered grey nurse sharks, turtles and fishes for a thrilling experience.

Go Aboriginal

NSW homes the biggest population of Aborigines in Australia and while in Sydney, get to know them up close. Discover their deep rooted culture, customs, tradition and much more. Learn about the tribes of the Eora, Cadigal, Guringai, Wangal, Gammeraigal and Wallumedegal from the aborigines themselves.

Go Aboriginal on Vivid Sydeny Festivel
Photo courtesy: Les Haines

Tours and camping are widely available and they usually would take you about half a day to start with. There are Aborigines owned and operated tours and hands-on workshops that will give you authentic information and experience.

Bondi to Coogee walk

A walk over the 6KM coastal cliff-top walkway, in the eastern suburbs is considered the best coastal walk in Sydney. An average healthy person with a moderate pace would take about 3 hours to complete the walk.

Bondi beach on Vivid Sydeny Festivel
Photo courtesy: Michael Akayan

The picturesque and unique beaches along the way are a treat to the senses by all means. You will never run out of places where you can stop for quick refreshment or even pit stops to fill your water bottles.

The beaches provide opportunities to swim, snorkel &scuba dive. Or you may just sit back and enjoy your drink relishing the view. Wear comfortable shoes and get yourself some sunscreen, a hat and a bottle of water before you hit the track.

This gift from Mother Nature is free of cost and the experience – priceless.

Don’t forget to get your camera and freeze these wonderful chapters of Sydney in the books of your memories.

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