Not sure what to do in Sydney? With Experience Oz you can choose from hundreds of things to do in Sydney! As Australia’s largest and most vibrant city, Sydney will captivate you whether you are simply staying overnight in a Sydney hotel, looking to experience Sydney in a day, travelling to enjoy the Sydney Australia Day festivities, or enjoying an extended stay - with clear skies or on rainy days.
Explore Sydney and its surrounds including the famous Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or be entertained with a trip to the theatre to enjoy a show and complete the night with a dinner cruise down the Darling Harbour followed by a visit to some great Sydney nightlife.
If sun, surf and sand is more your style, be sure to head to Bondi or Manly beach. Or for the adventurer there’s jet boating, skydiving or hot air ballooning in Sydney. And if you're visiting Sydney with kids there’s plenty to keep them occupied with a trip to the Sydney Tower and aquarium. If you're looking for what to do in Sydney, there are also plenty of reasonably priced options including cheap things to do - it’s hard to imagine why you would venture out of the city circle. Or, if you're having trouble choosing, simply access our Sydney attractions map to see the exact location of each must-visit attraction.
However with the natural wonder of the Blue Mountains the Jenolan Caves and the Hunter Valley wine region the temptation might be too hard to resist. In addition, if you're looking for more information on what to do in New South Wales, be sure to check out our state and suggested Sydney itineraries pages!
Getting Around Sydney
Walking and Cycling
While exploring all of Sydney by walking or cycling could be a tiring due to its size, the CBD is compact enough to explore on foot or with a bicycle. This is an interesting way to take in the sights, smells and sounds of the city and immerse yourself in the thriving and vibrant culture you will find. You can hire a bike from any of the following locations:
- Clarence Street Cyclery
Address: 104 Clarence Street, Sydney
Phone: (02) 9299 4962
- Inner City Cycles
Address: 151 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Phone: (02) 9660 6605
- Cheeky Transport
Address: 3a Georgina Street, Newtown
Phone: (02) 9557 5424
This is a great way to enjoy the water while getting to your destination and to also experience the spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and other historic icons. For more details, contact one on the following companies:
- Sydney Ferries
Phone: (02) 9207 3170
- Yellow Water Taxis
These taxis operate from 7am to midnight. A water taxi from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour costs $13 per Adult or $8 per Child. 40 minute Harbour tours cost $25 per Adult or $15 per Child.
Phone: (02) 9555 9778
These Watertours operate from 9.30am to 11pm. A Watertour from the Opera House to Darling Harbour costs $15 per Adult or $10 per Child. One hour harbour and night lights tours cost $30 per Adult or $20 per Child.
Phone: (02) 9211 7730
This is a hassle free way of getting around the city, as you don’t have to look for parking. You can easily hail a taxi on the street or find one from the many taxi ranks you will come across in the city. You could also make a booking (for a $ 1.40 fee). The standard cost of a taxi includes a flag fall of $3.30 and then $1.99 (plus 20% between 10pm to 6am) per Kilometre. You will also need to pay for any bridge, tunnel or road tolls.
- Taxis Combined
Phone: 8332 8888
- Premier Cabs
- Arrow Taxis
The public transport is easy to rely on and there are a variety of options available to you. The buses and trains run throughout the city and will also to take you to many of the surrounding suburbs. You can coordinate between using the bus, train and ferry to get to where you want.
Day Tours with Transport
Alternatively, book in on one of the many day tours that will take the hassle out of transport by picking you up directly from your hotel and returning you at the end of your trip.
Renting a car makes exploring Sydney as well as its surrounding suburbs easy. You will find a variety of Sydney car rental companies in the airport as well as in the city and the cost of renting a small car is around $70. Keep in mind that parking around the city is not always cheap and can sometimes be hard to find.
For more information, visit our car hire partner Vroom Vroom Vroom