Things to do in Sydney
Following my recent post about Vivid Sydney and how cruising the Harbour is the only real way to see the lights… it made me think about Sydney in general and all my favourite things to do here. So, I thought I’d elaborate a little more…
Admittedly I am not a native Sydneysider, however I feel as if I’ve been here long enough to have earned an honorary badge! It is easy for those of us commuting to and from work daily to become immune to the wonder that is before our very eyes on a daily basis. Think of this as a friendly reminder to be a tourist in your own city every once in a while!
I’ve pulled together a list of my top ten favourite things to do in Sydney – maybe you’d like to try some out yourself?
This whisky and cheese experience showcases an impressive and independent selection of malts and is accompanied by a generous selection of spectacular international and local artisan cheeses by two incredibly passionate presenters, Claudia Bowman and David Ligoff. It’s an interactive class that allows you to sample gourmet products.
Enjoy a complementary bottle of wine as you and your partner take to the seas on a romantic two hour private sailing experience aboard a luxury yacht. Your skipper will show you the sights of Sydney Harbour while you sit back, relax enjoy some wine and enjoy the company of your loved one.
Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the SCG and Allianz Stadium and get up close to iconic sports memorabilia like Don Bradman’s 1948 baggy green cap. You’ll see the fields of play, the dressing rooms, the SCG museum and even venture down the Walk of Honour. A great gift for cricket and sports fanatics!
Enjoy this wine and cheese masterclass on stunning Cockatoo Island, perfect for any foodie. For 90 minutes you will swill, sniff and sample delicious wines, along with tasting premium cheeses from Australia and abroad.
Want to get up close to grey nurse sharks, giant stingrays, moray eels and sea turtles but don’t have any diving experience? This tank diving experience is great for newbies! Your instructor will teach you the basics and supervise you. An amazing opportunity to get close to majestic marine animals in a safe and controlled environment.
Fly away over the spectacular Northern Beaches of Sydney for a romantic lunch – on a seaplane flight to the Cottage Point Inn. Located on the magnificent Hawkesbury River, Cottage Point Inn is about gorgeous views and perfect food. Watch the sights of Sydney retreat into gorgeous Australian bushland, then take three courses in heaven before flying back over the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Discover the magic of Sydney Harbour by Jet Boat at speeds of up to 75 km/hr. As you race past all the Harbour icons there is light-hearted commentary and photo opportunities, including a full ‘Jet Blast’ experience and heart-stopping manoeuvre while a continual mix of music keeps the jet boat rockin’.
See Sydney and its coastal wonders in this spectacular 20 minute helicopter flight where every seat allows for amazing views. Depart from a private lounge at Sydney’s Mascot airport and experience stunning views of the coast, Sydney Harbour and the city.
Let go of your stress with this nurturing relaxation full body massage. Your massage therapist will use calming essential oils and warm jade stones to aid with the release of tension as you float away. Quiet your mind, recharge your body and leave, an hour later feeling revitalised.
Forget boring old whale watching cruises! This fast boat ride at speeds up to 100 km/hr brings an extreme element to Whale Watching – there’s just nothing else like it in Sydney. You’ll be taken on an exciting and unforgettable journey to see the whales in their natural habitat on a giant purpose-built fast boat.