There are so many things to do in Sydney, here’s a selection of some wonderful though lesser-known activities –
The Australian Museum has a great natural history collection so you can get up close with all of Australia’s scariest nasties without risking your health. The Powerhouse Museum has a focus on science, design, innovation and technology and the fun exhibits range from steam-engines to life in the 80s to an awesome dancing robot that will fight for its right to party.
Garigal is a protected national park in the North Shore region of Sydney. Only 20km from the CBD, it’s a gorgeous oasis just a short trip away from the hustle and bustle and is a popular weekend getaway for locals. The national park is huge, measuring 2202 hectares, and the park trails are very popular with walkers, hikers and cyclists.
Taronga Zoo is a short ferry away from Sydney’s city centre and is home to a diverse range of animals. The zoo is passionate about conservation, sustainability and public education while there’s also a sky-high ropes adventure course offering gorgeous views of Sydney Harbour.
Another side of Sydney that people don’t often come into contact with (literally or figuratively); a ghost tour is a great way to learn about the spooky bits of Sydney. One of these tours is of Quarantine Station, a location which was used to isolate people believed to be carrying contagious diseases. It is believed to be one of Australia’s most haunted sites and tour options include an “extreme ghost tour” working with real paranormal investigators.
Australia is known for its delicious seafood and the Sydney Fish Market is a great place to find exceptional quality. As well as a delight for your taste buds, it’s also has a great atmosphere and behind-the-scenes tours are available. There are several cafes and restaurants onsite as well as a sushi bar and a Chinese seafood restaurant specialising in yum cha.