20 Things You Must Do In Sydney, Australia

 In Australia, Backpacking, New South Wales

If you’re heading or thinking of going to Australia then I’m sure a trip to Sydney is somewhere up there at the top of your list?

And rightly so, it’s one hell-uva-place.

To conclude our 7 week backpacking adventure through New Zealand and East Coast Australia we eagerly headed to our final destination Sydney – with a week to play with.

Lucky, my travel partner had friends living in central Sydney who just so happened to have a spare room for the week we were there. So as you can imagine, we saved SERIOUS MONEY by hopping in with them (Nando – you’re the bestest)

You can otherwise expect to pay around $25-35 Aussie dollars for a hostel bed here.

See my ‘Guide to Choosing a Hostel In Sydney’ here

 

Okay so, where to start…

SYDNEY IS MASSIVE.

There is SO much to Sydney, and even with a week there we felt we had only just begun uncovering it.

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From the Botanical gardens, Darling Harbour, and it’s stunning beaches to the CBD (central business district), Hyde Park and the Opera house… Sydney is so diverse and can cater for every type of traveller.

If you’re tight on time, check out my ‘Guide To Spending 3 Days In Sydney’ blog post.

I always describe Sydney as a sunnier version of London with the addition of beaches and a consciousness of health and outdoor activity. It is one of my favourite places in the entire world.

Sound good? YOU MUST GO.

Here are my Top 20 things to do in Sydney…

(P.s. These are in no particular order.)

1. Catch the sunset from Mrs. Macquaries Point

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2. Take a selfie with the Opera House & Sydney Harbour Bridge

Top 20 Things To Do In Sydney, Australia | Where's Mollie? A UK Travel and Adventure Lifestyle Blog

3. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Undeniably pricey. Cheaper option – Climb to Pylon Lookout.

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4. Have Sunset Drinks / food at The Opera Bar

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5. Take on the Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach walk

Top 20 Things To Do In Sydney, Australia | Where's Mollie? A UK Travel and Adventure Lifestyle Blog

6. Explore The Blue Mountains {Greater Sydney region}

Top 20 Things To Do In Sydney, Australia | Where's Mollie? A UK Travel and Adventure Lifestyle Blog

7. Wander around Darling Harbour and have dinner by the water

8. Head over to Toronga Zoo ‘The Zoo with a view’

9. Pick up your souvenirs and stroll through the Markets – The Rocks, Paddy’s etc

11. Kick back and relax on Bondi Beach

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12. Hop on a ferry from Sydney Harbour to one of these beautiful spots: Manly, Watson’s Bay, Double Bay, Cockatoo Island.

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13. Discover Sydney’s Beautiful Botanical Gardens

14. Indulge in some of Sydneys finest Ice-cream…

(Messina, N2, Pompeiis)

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15. Eat your way through China town & pick up some custard puffs…

(Don’t knock em till you’ve tried em.. 30cents each. You’ll also find deep fried timtams and oreos here!)

16. HOME Thai Restaurant, Sussex Street

(Beef Massaman curry is to DIE for)

17. Have breakfast in Wooloomooloo and take the ocean side walk to the Opera House

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18. Immerse yourself in Sydney’s Nightlife

Recommendations:
– World Bar {King’s Cross}
– The Ivy (Thursdays student night, free entry but expect queues)
– Chinese Laundry
– Sunday nights at Sash (House music)
– Drinks at The Glenmore Hotel
– St. Georges open air cinema with views over the opera house

19. Road trip to feed the Kangaroos in Morissett

Top 20 Things To Do In Sydney, Australia | Where's Mollie? A UK Travel and Adventure Lifestyle Blog

20. Hire a car and take a road trip down to Hyams Beach

See more and my full adventure here

Top 20 Things To Do In Sydney, Australia | Where's Mollie? A UK Travel and Adventure Lifestyle Blog

Other posts that may help you:

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Thank YOU guys for reading <3

Love as always + happy adventuring,

Mollie x

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