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    Top Things To Do In Sydney

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      Tourist in summer clothes and a hat posing in front of Sydney Harbor Bridge
      Tourist in summer clothes and a hat posing in front of Sydney Harbor Bridge

      Wondering what to do in Sydney?

      With its crystal clear beaches, colorful cockatoos, and super-cool crowd, Australia’s most vibrant city demands attention with its endless list of things to do. Lovers of the outdoors will be treated with bush-fringed coastline and manicured gardens; foodies will be spoiled for choice at century-old markets and quaint cafés. Many of the best things to do in Sydney can be found in and around the central pedestrian precinct, Darling Bay Harbor. From this perfectly positioned starting point, see major attractions like the Opera House before heading deep into the inner-city suburbs, where rows of 19th-century terrace houses sandwich tiny book shops and boutiques.

      Tourists and locals enjoying a beautiful sunset with Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge in the background
      A very pretty city

      With sleek architecture, sun-dappled streets, and heritage buildings harking back to Sydney’s maritime history, finding a city with more aesthetic wow-factor would be a tall ask – and yet, Sydney is somehow upstaged by its natural surroundings. With so many outdoorsy things to do in Sydney, it’s no wonder getting outside is what locals do best. Whether you stroll the lawns of the centuries-old Royal Botanic Gardens, hike between cliffs, explore the sun-soaked harbor, or tuck into seafood on the beachfront, the city-to-surf lifestyle offers plenty of things to do in Sydney.

      Tourists and locals enjoying a sunny day out at a local beach in Sydney
      Breathtaking beaches

      Sydney’s seaside is a paradise for beach bums, and each of the city’s beaches has its own appeal. There’s Manly Beach, a haven of golden sand and bronze bodies sunbathing and surfing, while street art-plastered Bondi Beach is perfect for beachside bar-hopping with beautiful people. For coastal walks, Coogee can’t be matched, and the secret sheltered shorelines and hidden coves in all corners of the city lure locals for balmy beachside afternoons. Wherever you decide to soak up the sun, one of the most unique things to do in Sydney is to travel between the beaches by ferry!

      A typical food stall at a local market in Sydney
      Phenomenal food

      It’s not all shrimp on the barbie – Sydney’s food scene is a celebration of flavors from all over the world. Many of the most memorable things to do in Sydney involve food, from tucking into crispy fish and chips along on a beachfront to trawling historic inner-city markets for street food. Whatever cuisine you fancy – Turkish, Thai, Indian, Mexican, Chinese – you’ll find it here, and while fusion food is predictably huge, there’s no shortage of local fare. Once you’ve had your fill, grabbing a drink at a tiny heritage bar is one of the best things to do in Sydney at the end of your day.

      Latest reviews from our guests

        We walked and did the trams all over the city seeing most all of the famous highlights. We had never been to Sydney, so we wanted to see the opera house, the Rocks, the harbor and the gardens. We had a beautiful day. We ate lunch right on the harbor outside the opera house. John was a great tour guide. We enjoyed the day and our experience in Sydney.

        January 2023

        Mary Jane K

        John was charismatic and very easy to hang with for the afternoon.

        December 2022

        Karol J

        Excellent flexible and personalized private tour. Please take note that no transportation is included. You will walk with your guide and take public transportation, i.e. subway and light rail.

        December 2022

        Harry S

        Peak was an outstanding guide. Both knowledgeable and personable. It was a real pleasure to experience a close up look of the local scene, including fun stops like Tokyo Taco for lunch. We enjoyed learning to navigate the the local transportation systems and we appreciated the flexibility and customization to our interests.

        December 2022

        Harry S

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