Best activities in Sydney

Check out the top activities in Sydney, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Centennial Park
1. Centennial Park
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215 local reviews
Centennial Park, Centennial Park
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Rik
A huge and beautiful park with many different activities, tracks, and views. Horse riding, cafes, running, cyc…
Jane
Centennial Park offers heaps of great activities including: Cycle Hire Picnics and picnic site bookings BBQs i…
Cheryl
Large park in the middle of the city. You can walk there from our home. Lots of activities in the park includ…
1. Centennial Park
1. Centennial Park
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215 local reviews
Centennial Park, Centennial Park
Rik
Rik
A huge and beautiful park with many different activities, tracks, and views. Horse riding, cafes, running, cycling, or just sitting by the l…
Jane
Jane
Centennial Park offers heaps of great activities including: Cycle Hire Picnics and picnic site bookings BBQs in the parklands Horse riding a…
Cheryl
Cheryl
Large park in the middle of the city. You can walk there from our home. Lots of activities in the park including bicycles for rent, cafes a…
2. The Entertainment Quarter
2. The Entertainment Quarter
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36 local reviews
122 Lang Rd, Moore Park
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+61 2 8117 6700
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Gabrielle
Bowling + Laser Skirmish + Skateboarding + Cinemas + Indoor kid's activities - perfect for all your rainy day …
Alisia Rochelle
EQ - Cinemas, restaurants, activities, comedy theatre, live music, shops, bars
Yane
Restaurants, cinema, bowling, kids activities, bars, pubs, loads of parking, markets, everything in one place.
2. The Entertainment Quarter
2. The Entertainment Quarter
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36 local reviews
122 Lang Rd, Moore Park
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+61 2 8117 6700
Gabrielle
Gabrielle
Bowling + Laser Skirmish + Skateboarding + Cinemas + Indoor kid's activities - perfect for all your rainy day activities! Walking distance.
Alisia Rochelle
Alisia Rochelle
EQ - Cinemas, restaurants, activities, comedy theatre, live music, shops, bars
Yane
Yane
Restaurants, cinema, bowling, kids activities, bars, pubs, loads of parking, markets, everything in one place.
3. Taronga Zoo
3. Taronga Zoo
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147 local reviews
Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman
Open · Closes 4:30 PM
+61 2 9969 2777
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Julie
One of my favourite Sydney activities with visitors is to catch a ferry from Circular Quay to the Zoo. Take th…
Leonie
Iconic views of Sydney harbour; all the Australian animals you might want to see - the bird show is my favouri…
Leah
This is a great half or full-day activity. Taronga has so much to see and is also situated in one of the most …
3. Taronga Zoo
3. Taronga Zoo
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147 local reviews
Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman
Open · Closes 4:30 PM
+61 2 9969 2777
Julie
Julie
One of my favourite Sydney activities with visitors is to catch a ferry from Circular Quay to the Zoo. Take the cable car and spot the elep…
Leonie
Leonie
Iconic views of Sydney harbour; all the Australian animals you might want to see - the bird show is my favourite activity there, but it is w…
Leah
Leah
This is a great half or full-day activity. Taronga has so much to see and is also situated in one of the most beautiful vantage points in Sy…
4. Manly Beach
4. Manly Beach
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137 local reviews
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David Hung
For a longer trip with chance to experience cruising on Sydney Harbour, take the ferry from Circular Quay Ferr…
Leonie
The other must do activity, hop on the ferry to Manly and walk along the beach. The ice cream is optional.
Joni & Luke
Just around the corner from our place there is a direct bus (143 or 144) to one of Sydney's best beaches!
4. Manly Beach
4. Manly Beach
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137 local reviews
David Hung
David Hung
For a longer trip with chance to experience cruising on Sydney Harbour, take the ferry from Circular Quay Ferry Wharf to Manly beach. This b…
Leonie
Leonie
The other must do activity, hop on the ferry to Manly and walk along the beach. The ice cream is optional.
Joni & Luke
Joni & Luke
Just around the corner from our place there is a direct bus (143 or 144) to one of Sydney's best beaches!
5. Darling Harbour
5. Darling Harbour
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100 local reviews
Darling Harbour, Sydney
+61 2 9240 8500
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Leanne
Lots of food options at Darling Harbour / King St Wharf. Also tourist activities such as the Aquarium, Wildlif…
Karl & Gan
Enjoy Sydney's most iconic space. Lots of restaurants and bars, shopping, entertainment, arts and crafts, fami…
Sydney Harbour
Restaurants, bars, cafes, shopping & entertainment within walking distance
5. Darling Harbour
5. Darling Harbour
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100 local reviews
Darling Harbour, Sydney
+61 2 9240 8500
Leanne
Leanne
Lots of food options at Darling Harbour / King St Wharf. Also tourist activities such as the Aquarium, Wildlife centre.
Karl & Gan
Karl & Gan
Enjoy Sydney's most iconic space. Lots of restaurants and bars, shopping, entertainment, arts and crafts, family and kids activities and fer…
Sydney Harbour
Sydney Harbour
Restaurants, bars, cafes, shopping & entertainment within walking distance
6. Sydney Olympic Park
6. Sydney Olympic Park
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22 local reviews
Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney Olympic Park
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Ian (& Yin)
Includes everything from great parks, bike road, large swimming centre, gym and plenty of other activities ..…
Judy
Great place, plan your visit. There are always activities on, visit the Olympic pool, attend an Expo or just v…
Deborah
Lots of activities for kids and adults. Check their website for events and activities.
6. Sydney Olympic Park
6. Sydney Olympic Park
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22 local reviews
Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney Olympic Park
Ian (& Yin)
Ian (& Yin)
Includes everything from great parks, bike road, large swimming centre, gym and plenty of other activities ... just search on Google
Judy
Judy
Great place, plan your visit. There are always activities on, visit the Olympic pool, attend an Expo or just visit the Park and see where th…
Deborah
Deborah
Lots of activities for kids and adults. Check their website for events and activities.
7. Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk
7. Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk
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168 local reviews
1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach
+61 406 333 665
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Nadia
One of the must do's in Sydney and a daily activity for many locals. Best views and you might even spot a whal…
David
This is another must do activity when visiting Bondi . The walk winds around the cliffs from Bondi passing Ma…
Julie
One of the best activities to take part in as a visitor to Sydney. Ticks all the boxes . Take a hat, sunscreen…
7. Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk
7. Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk
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168 local reviews
1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach
+61 406 333 665
Nadia
Nadia
One of the must do's in Sydney and a daily activity for many locals. Best views and you might even spot a whale or dolphin in the ocean
David
David
This is another must do activity when visiting Bondi . The walk winds around the cliffs from Bondi passing Mackensies Bay, Tamarama and Bro…
Julie
Julie
One of the best activities to take part in as a visitor to Sydney. Ticks all the boxes . Take a hat, sunscreen and water.
8. Australian Pioneer Village
8. Australian Pioneer Village
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5 local reviews
Rose Street, Wilberforce
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
(02) 4575 1777
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Linda
Village featuring historical, absorb you into the atmosphere and activities of life over 100 years ago, reloca…
Coxs
This place will absorb you into the atmosphere and activities of life over 100 years ago! Sundays.
Sharon
Historic Pioneer Village, step back in time and see how the pioneers lived. Rose Cottage, which has been in th…
8. Australian Pioneer Village
8. Australian Pioneer Village
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5 local reviews
Rose Street, Wilberforce
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
(02) 4575 1777
Linda
Linda
Village featuring historical, absorb you into the atmosphere and activities of life over 100 years ago, relocated cottages & horse carriage …
Coxs
Coxs
This place will absorb you into the atmosphere and activities of life over 100 years ago! Sundays.
Sharon
Sharon
Historic Pioneer Village, step back in time and see how the pioneers lived. Rose Cottage, which has been in the same family and location for…
9. Sky Zone, Alexandria
9. Sky Zone, Alexandria
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9 local reviews
75 O'Riordan St, Alexandria, Sydney
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
Outdoors & Recreation
Aaron
Awesome rainy day activity for adults or kids - or both. A giant warehouse of trampolines. Need I say more?
Angela
Great indoor activity for rainy days
Judy
Trampoline-ing! Seriously fun
9. Sky Zone, Alexandria
9. Sky Zone, Alexandria
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9 local reviews
75 O'Riordan St, Alexandria, Sydney
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
Aaron
Aaron
Awesome rainy day activity for adults or kids - or both. A giant warehouse of trampolines. Need I say more?
Angela
Angela
Great indoor activity for rainy days
Judy
Judy
Trampoline-ing! Seriously fun
10. Aquarium, Darling Harbour
10. Aquarium, Darling Harbour
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9 local reviews
Aquarium, Darling Harbour, Sydney
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Kelly
Great day activity for the whole family
Shona
If you're in town for a little while - look at the Merlin Pass which gives you access to the aquarium in Darli…
Leonie
Pretty cool aquarium about 1/2 hour walk away.
10. Aquarium, Darling Harbour
10. Aquarium, Darling Harbour
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9 local reviews
Aquarium, Darling Harbour, Sydney
Kelly
Kelly
Great day activity for the whole family
Shona
Shona
If you're in town for a little while - look at the Merlin Pass which gives you access to the aquarium in Darling Harbour and some other grea…
Leonie
Leonie
Pretty cool aquarium about 1/2 hour walk away.
11. Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
11. Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
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16 local reviews
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Carmella
Special activity many locals do once and many tourists love to do when in Sydney
Eleanor
This is an iconic Sydney sightseeing activity and one worth doing! You can access the starting point after wal…
Nayara & Tim
Best views in town!
11. Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
11. Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
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16 local reviews
Carmella
Carmella
Special activity many locals do once and many tourists love to do when in Sydney
Eleanor
Eleanor
This is an iconic Sydney sightseeing activity and one worth doing! You can access the starting point after walking across the bridge from Ki…
Nayara & Tim
Nayara & Tim
Best views in town!