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Best things to do in Greater Sydney

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Where in the world: South Pacific  /  Australia  /  New South Wales  /  Greater Sydney

Top 15 things to do in Greater Sydney

1. Bondi to Coogee Walk, Bondi

Surrounded by stunning scenery, the popular Bondi to Coogee Walk follows a clifftop trail for 6 km (3.7 mi). You'll encounter wide golden-sand beaches, green parks, tide pools, and vistas of blue ocean waves dramatically crashing into craggy rock faces. The medium-grade walk passes Tamarama, Bronte, Coogee, and Maroubra beaches, all of which have free electric barbecues. Tamarama is a trendy beach, and Bronte suits families. Mackenzie's Point serves up superb waves for surfing. Along the way, you can stop to relax on the beach, snorkel Clovelly Beach, or admire the view from one of the world's most beautiful final resting places, Waverley Cemetery.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $5 › Learn more about Bondi to Coogee Walk

2. Taronga Zoo, Mosman

Home of kangaroos, koalas, and native snakes, Taronga Zoo also shelters animals from Africa, Asia, and South America. Wildlife is kept in excellent conditions, with realistic enclosures and large habitats providing suitable homes for many majestic creatures. Take the kids to the wild ropes play zone, where they can enjoy an adrenalin-packed adventure through the treetops.
Suggested duration: 4 hours
Tours from $19 › Learn more about Taronga Zoo

3. Luna Park Sydney, Milsons Point

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $30 › Learn more about Luna Park Sydney

4. All Inclusive Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with Scenic World

FROM $186
Enjoy our tour the #1 rated experience on Tripadvisor in Australia. See all that the majestic World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains are famous for! see it all with our expert guide in a fun small group atmosphere allowing unique lookouts not accessible to large groups. Highlights include Animal Park, Lunch with a variety of options, admission into Scenic Railway, Skyway and Cableway at Scenicworld. A guided rainforest boardwalk , lookouts off the beaten track, Three Sisters and a ferry cruise back to Sydney Harbour.
Suggested duration: 11h
Tours from $186 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, Blacktown

Located on 3 hectares (7 acres) of what was once a poultry farm, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park offers visitors a rare hands-on wildlife experience just 45 minutes from Sydney. At this park, situated en route to the Blue Mountains National Park, you can encounter koalas, hand-feed a variety of kangaroos and wallabies, and learn about Australia's variety of bird species, reptiles, dingoes, wombats, and crocs. Walk along the zoo's gravel pathways. Bring your own snacks or grab a quick bite at the park's cafe, which also provides free parking. The popular souvenir center sells a wide range of inexpensive Aussie mementos.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $83 › Learn more about Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park

6. Shelly Beach, Manly

Shelly Beach is the only west-facing beach on Australia's eastern coast. These waters, part of a protected marine reserve, are filled with a variety of sea life, including species of the eastern blue groper, weedy sea dragon, gloomy octopus, and little penguin. Clear shallow waters lapping this beach make it a popular spot for scuba divers and snorkelers. A haven for sun seekers, this coastline is sheltered from the ocean swell by a reef that faces west. For refreshments, drop by Le Kiosk, a small beach restaurant selling light seafood meals, cold drinks, ice cream, and coffee.
Suggested duration: 30 minutes
Tours from $54 › Learn more about Shelly Beach

7. Palm Beach, Palm Beach

Only 40 km (25 mi) from Sydney, Palm Beach is regarded as one of the premier surfing spots in the region. The beach features a strip of sand 3 km (1.9 mi) long and a 50 m (164 ft) ocean swimming pool that's popular with local families. Rock climbers are also frequent visitors, attracted by two sandstone boulders with high vertical and overhanging features considered ideal for bouldering (rock climbing without ropes or harnesses). At its northernmost point, the beach is bounded by Barrenjoey Headland, which rises sharply from the sand and features a functioning lighthouse.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $193 › Learn more about Palm Beach

8. Blue Mountains Day Trip Including Parramatta River Cruise

Likely to sell out FROM $72
The Blue Mountains now World-Heritage listed, has deep gorges, steep cliffs, spectacular lookouts, excellent bushwalks and rich flora and fauna. On this tour, you'll discover the meaning of the name the Blue Mountains. You'll travel by clean, modern and air-conditioned buses on a personalized tour with friendly service. Your tour includes a pick up from pre scheduled locations in the city centre, . Travel with passionate, friendly and qualified guides with local knowledge and extensive commentary as you visit the famous places and “get off the beaten track”.
Suggested duration: 10h
Tours from $72 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Sydney Zoo, Blacktown

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $72 › Learn more about Sydney Zoo

10. Dolphin & Whale Watching, Manly

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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12. Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney Including Scenic World

Likely to sell out FROM $129
Explore the beautiful Blue Mountains on a day trip from Sydney. Start your day with a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park where you'll see a number of native Australian animals. From here, head to Echo Point for the perfect view of the iconic Three Sisters. Lunch can be purchased from Leura Village (own expense). For those nature lovers, a visit to Scenic World won't disappoint. Enjoy a ride on the Scenic Railway, Cableway and Skyway offering stunning views of Katoomba Falls and the Blue Mountains. Then, finish your day with a Ferry cruise along the Parramatta River back to Circular Quay.
Suggested duration: 10h
Tours from $129 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

14. Parramatta Park, Parramatta

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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15. Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with Wildlife Park

Likely to sell out FROM $108
Escape the city and enjoy the tranquility of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on this day trip from Sydney. Enjoy a guided bush walk in remote parts of the Blue Mountains, and see the famous Three Sisters rock formation standing tall over Jamison Valley. See kangaroos up close and koalas at Featherdale Wildlife Park.
Suggested duration: 11h
Tours from $108 › More about this tour at viator.com ›