Things to Do in Sydney

Top Things to Do in Sydney

Things to Do in Sydney


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Top Attractions in Sydney

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What travelers are saying

  • Mug
    Sydney, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Opera House was even more breathtaking in person! We loved the guided tour to learn about its history and design. A must-see in Sydney!
    Written April 22, 2024
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  • Naomi C
    Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took photos on the side of the Gardens that is on the way to the Mrs. macquaries's Chair.
    That was an ideal spot! But you can also do the other side as it is less crowded there. Anyway this spot is iconic for a Sydney trip so don't miss it.
    Written March 28, 2024
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  • vickiebypass
    Stamford, CT258 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    These are so easy to use, relatively inexpensive and an unusual way to see Sydney and surrounding towns. Why take the train to Parramatta when you can see the scenery on the ferry? Or take the ferry to Milsons Point and wander the marina, visit a secret garden, check out an old amusement park, etc.
    Written April 18, 2024
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  • tammyBaltimore_Md
    Baltimore, MD2,442 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can actually take tours to walk up hundreds of feet above if your so inclined, otherwise very nice bridge to take photo ops of.
    Written April 1, 2024
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  • vickiebypass
    Stamford, CT258 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The gardens are great. I walked around on my own discovering the flowers, plants and trees from all over the world that are showcased with an emphasis on Australian and south Pacific greenery. There are so many areas to see that focus on a certain type of garden (rock, cactus, palms, rose, etc). I also enjoyed the harbor front area so sat on a bench and was content people watching and listening to the water and the birds. A helpful hint: there are plenty of toilets throughout the gardens and two restaurants.

    Word of warning: I was looking forward to the free 90 minute walking tour of the gardens but unfortunately it was not great. Led by volunteers, the route and quality of the tour very much depends on who is leading it. The leader this morning was a very nice older man who was quite a talker and went so deep into the naming of plants and the history of each plant that in 50 minutes we had only moved about 20 meters; there were about 12 people on the tour and several kept asking him questions that took him onto tangents. I like a balance of walking while talking and since there are so many interesting areas to see in these gardens I was very frustrated by the glacial pace, so I abandoned it after 50 minutes (it’s a 90 minute tour), as did a few other people. You won't know until you're on the tour and I would recommend taking the tour (you sign up in advance) and then you can decide to leave mid-tour if it's not to your liking.