10 Fun Things to do in Sydney

There’s no doubt about it,Sydney is one heck of a fun city to be in, and we’ve created our top 10 list of fun things to do, so you don’t have to. Read on for some ace suggestions of indoor and outdoor Sydney city activities.

Picnic in Hyde Park

Central, accessible and personable, a day out at Hyde Park can be lot’s of good, clean fun. Take a picnic lunch and relax under the shade of the native trees or wander the expansive gardens at leisure. Hyde Park hosts many cultural events, so keep an eye on the calendar to check what’s ahead.


Shopping at the Strand Arcade

Retail therapy, yes please. Indulge in a luxe shopping experience within the Strand Arcade. It’s the fun place, even for those who take their shopping habits quite seriously. There’s many high end boutiques and unique shopping precincts inside that cater for people of all types.


Luna Park Fun

Get your ticket to ride and visit Luna Park day or night! This iconic Sydney theme park delivers an enjoyable experience to all. Word to the wise, be smart and indulge in your gourmet American style hot dogs and fairy floss consumption AFTER going on the rides.


Surfing Manly Beach

Cheers to Sydney’s glorious Northern Beaches. Manly is ideal for surfing the swells, cycling the boardwalk and to have a generally fun time. For the novice wave riders there’s many surf schools here to help you get to your feet. Whilst the experienced crew will find the many breaks of Manly Beach a pleasure to surf.


Taronga Zoo

If a close up animal encounter doesn’t put a smile on your dial , what will? Venture to the world famous Taronga Zoo and have a ball exploring the myriad of interactive educational areas. Taronga Zoo is home to a plethora of creatures great and small! Put it on your ‘most fun things to do in Sydney’ list stat.


Sydney Harbour Cruise

You absolutely must take a Sydney Harbour cruise when visiting our beautiful jewel like city. In fact, a sail on the harbour should be mandatory. Many cruise tour operators offer attractive packages that include food and drinks and of course, great music. Excellent fun for everyone.


Explore Bondi Beach

There’s so much to see in Bondi Beach. Shop at Gould Street, lunch at the waterfront Icebergs restaurant, check out the weekend markets, wine and dine with your significant other or simply swim in the stunning seaside pool. Y’know the dictionary description of ‘good fun’ could easily be changed to read ‘Bondi sun’.


Lunch at The Newport

Credit: The Newport

Location, location, location. Lunch at The Newport is a lively adventure amid the exclusive Northern Beaches region. With excellent Pittwater area views, expansive green grounds, superb food and mixed entertainment most days – lunch at The Newport easily makes the grade.


Chinatown by Night

A sensory journey indeed. Head to Chinatown in Sydney for a fun evening adventure infused with the spice of life. The dining establishments here are the epitome of Asian persuasion done right. This is bright lights, big city combined. All you have to do is get ready and step out in style for a terrific night.


Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Talk about a show off sight. The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb offers up the most incredible city skyline views infused with the marine blue sea below. Magical during the day or at night. Take your camera and capture the panoramic sights whilst embarking on this adrenaline filled adventure activity.

*all images courtesy of Destination NSW unless otherwise specified.