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Fun Things to do in Sydney Australia on your Port Stop

Traveling to Australia? Here are the top 10 fun things to do in Sydney.

 austraila and new zealand cruisesAs the largest city in Australia, Sydney is a popular tourist area and frequented stop by many cruise lines. This bustling city is comprised of natural beauty and modern sophistication. Picture a downtown area filled with skyscrapers and unique glass buildings amid a beautiful blue backdrop from the surrounding harbor. In fact, exploring the harbor area is considered to be one of the most fun things to do in Sydney, Australia by visitors and locals. The harbor houses the famed Opera House, one of the most recognized structures in the world, as well as Harbour Bridge. With so many unique neighborhoods and suburban areas, you can find plenty of attractions in this friendly city. Here are out top 10 things to do in Sydney:

Explore the historic rocks

If you are up for walking and enjoy history, the notable Rocks area of Sydney is a great place to visit. Popular with tourist, The Rocks date backs to Sydney’s beginnings as a British convict colony. Here you can find a variety of shops, bars, and restaurants, or pick up a souvenir, craft or historic memento at the Rocks Market.

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1. Take a bus ride

Feel like a day at the beach? Book a trip on an explorer bus, also known as the Bondi Explorer, and get transported to Bondi Beach, one of the most famous beaches in the region.

 top 10 things to do in sydney 2. See the marine life

If you and your travel pals want to get up close and personal with penguins, sharks, stingrays, turtles, and over 12,000 animals, head over to the Sydney Aquariu m at the picturesque Darling Harbour. You can also grab a movie at the IMAX Theater in the aquarium.

3. Take a spin on the water

Do you like to push things to the edge? Now you can combine your adventurous spirit with your love for the water with the Harbour Jet speedboat ride. Enjoy boat-acrobatic tricks, 270-degree spins and other twists that are sure to get your heart going. For those who prefer a calmer day on the water, check out the beloved Captain Cook Cruises company.

4. Enjoy the arts

If museums are more your forte, check out some of the popular museums located in the Darling Harbour area. Here you can find the Powerhouse Museum, a science, technology and design museum, as well as the Australian National Maritime Museum, where you can board a submarine, destroyer and more.

5. Get a different perspective

A great way to see Sydney on your Australia and New Zealand cruise is by helicopter. With an exciting helicopter tour, you will get a unique viewpoint of the area, visiting the coastline, Blue Mountains, the celebrated Harbour and more.

fun things to do in sydney australia6. Explore the local culture

Want to discover art galleries, quaint cafes, shopping boutiques, street vendors, markets and more? Then head on down to the Paddington neighborhood of Sydney. It is an ideal way to mingle with locals and explore like a native.

7. Investigate Cross’ sketchy past

If you are looking for a tour you can’t find anywhere else, check out the Crimes and Passion tour in King’s Cross. The area was once a red light district filled with sordid dealings and unconventional characters. Here you will learn about the area’s intriguing history, and how the area is being rebuilt into a more chic neighborhood.

 things to do in sydney8. Get exotic

Love animals? Then check out Wild Life Sydney, a zoo where you can discover the region’s most exotic animals including the koala, kangaroos, birds and more. Also located in Darling Harbour, this area you an opportunity to explore other nearby attractions.

9. Get wet

Want to take advantage of all the beautiful water surrounding Sydney? Well, now you can with Australian Bushsports. Here you can sign up to go white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing and more!


With so many fun things to do in Sydney, Australia, all you have to do now is book your travel ticket! Why not enjoy the journey of a lifetime with the Great Adventure Down Under 24-day deluxe cruise and tour of Australia and New Zealand? Here you can explore beloved spots such as the Great Barrier Reed, New Zealand’s Fjordland National Park, Brisbane, Sydney, Tasmania, Milford Sound and more. Inside cabins on the luxurious Holland Noordam start at just $5,999.


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