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!
Sydney is a shopping Mecca and you will be spoilt for choice with the wide array of shopping outlets ranging high-end designer fashions to interesting discount shops for the bargain hunters and everything in between.
- Queen Victoria Building
This beautiful building, with domed staircases and stained glass windows is home to some of the most popular fashion outlets such as Country Road, Charlie Brown, Just Cavalli and also has art galleries and chic coffee shops.
- Westfield Bondi Junction
Expect to get lost in Sydneys flashiest shopping mall as you explore over 438 stores across 6 levels. With luxury labels and chain store fashion combined under the same roof you will be satisfied for days. Check out Bally, Coach, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton & Hugo Boss for your high fasion fix, then browse through Bardot, Hussy, JeansWest, Mollini, Napoleon Perdis, Peep Toe, Seafolly and Tony Bianco.
- Broadway Shopping Centre
Inside the historic Grace Bros building, this centre has almost 200 stores, a food court, a cinema complex and two 24-hour supermarkets.
- Chifley Plaza
For many Sydneysiders, luxury shopping starts and ends at the base of Sydney's tallest office block, with international and local designer labels like RM Williams, Herringbone, Mimco, Crabtree & Evelyn, Oxford & Witchery
- Stand Arcade
Built in 1892, this is Sydney‚Äôs only Victorian arcade to survive in its original form. 118 years, two depressions, two World Wars and two major fires later, it still stands, a little out of place, in the heart of modern Sydney's CBD. With 3 floors of designer fashion running between Pitt & George Streets, The Stand Arcade houses some designer greats like Alannah Hill, Bettina Liano, Dinosaur Designs, Lisa Ho, Jo Little, Wayne Cooper, Akira, Alex Perry, Zimmerman, Leona Edminston & Sambag.
- Paddington Markets
The Paddington Markets has over 200 stalls selling Australian made goods including fashion, food, flowers & jewellery at bargain rates. This market is open every Sunday from 10am.
Address: 395 Oxford Street, Paddington Uniting Church.
Phone: 02 9331 2923
- Bondi Markets
If you are after original designer clothing, exotic imports, handmade jewellery, crafts, art, retro furniture and vintage pieces, the Bondi Markets is the place to go. It is open every Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
Address: Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade.
- Paddy's Markets
Sydney's biggest market in the city. It's more mainstream with stalls stocking a variety of items that range from clothes to electronic to fresh produce as well as some local delicacies. This market is open 9am to 5pm Thursday to Sunday.
Address: Under Market City on the corner of Hay & Thomas Streets.
- The Rocks Markets
Located on the thriving George Street, which is dotted with some excellent pubs and restaurants, you will find a variety of quality arts and crafts as well as some interesting collectibles and homeware items. This market is open Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
Address: George Street.
- Glebe Markets
Pre-loved clothing, arts, crafts and edible goodies are abundant. It is open 10am to 4pm every Saturday.
Address: Glebe Public School, Glebe Point Road
- Balmain Markets
On the grounds of the local church, food stalls take over inside with the bric a brac having the beautiful courtyard pegged. Pre-loved clothes are abundant as are homeware, hand made candles and the like. It is open from 8.30am to 4pm every Saturday.
Address: Corner of Darling and Curtis Road.
- Rozelle Markets
Situated at the Victoria Rd end of Darling St in the grounds of the Rozelle School. The markets are largely focused on second-hand clothing, collectables and antiques.They are open Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm.