Explore Sydney

Australia  ∞   Sydney  ♦  Melbourne  ♦  Brisbane  ♦  Cairns

Sydney is a great example of a city with lots to offer. Especially for someone coming from a small hometown compared to Brisbane. Every weekend I made it a mission to do or find something different to explore. Personally I found my favourite spots were the hidden gems of the city – the places you had to find if you look past the usual tourist spots.

Sydney for me is a tourist city; lots of things to do and very expensive of course. I quickly came to realise why people were the way there were in Sydney.  Very career-focused and fast-paced, mainly to keep up with the expensive lifestyle, and even though they lived in a city that offered so much to do, the people of Sydney just didn’t have the time to enjoy the beautiful city that they lived in.

This is the advantage of being a Traveler.  Visiting a city knowing you only have a limited amount of time motivates you to experience as much as possible within a city.



Explore Sydney

~ Explore the Royal Botanic Garden for a picnic and see the pop-up Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail that is coming to Sydney!
~ Head to the Northern Beaches and Manly Beach - take the Ferry to Manly from Circular Quay for a day-trip.
~ Get the Sydney Pass and visit multiple fun attractions across Sydney including the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium: Sharks to Coral Reefs Sydney Pass: SEA LIFE Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye, WILD LIFE Sydney, Sydney Harbour Cruise, and Madame Tussauds
~ Head to Darling Harbour and enjoy the Darling Quarter Playground and the Chinese Garden of Friendship
~ Explore the Exhibitions at the Art Gallery of NSW and the Powerhouse Museum
~ Visit Cockatoo Island and checkout the school holiday program
~ Visit Luna Park and take a swim at the North Sydney Olympic Pool
~ Enjoy a picnic at Lavender Bay at Milson's Point! Explore Astrology at the Sydney Observatory





Places to Dine Sydney

Discover Sydney and its culinary adventures through my travel diary of the places to eat, drink and socialise in Sydney.  Also keep up-to-date with events and things to do in Sydney.


~ Aria Sydney ~ 
Modern Australian | Fine Dining
Circular Quay
Aria Restaurant is one of Australia's finest, offering an exceptional dining experience, unmistakably Australian, quintessentially Sydney. Modern Australian cuisine in an elegant, glass-walled dining room.
Aria Sydney


~ Aqua Dining ~ 
Milsons Point
Modern Italian | Fine Dining
Contemporary Italian cuisine and a large selection of wines, above the North Sydney Olympic Pool offering a quintessential Sydney dining experience with waterfront views

Aqua Dining


~ Babylon Rooftop & Garden Bar ~

Sydney CBD Westfield Tower
Middle Eastern | Social
Inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, our rooftop location bound with hanging greenery is the perfect place to utilise Sydney's ideal climates year round.

Babylon Rooftop & Garden Bar


~ Bennelong ~ 
Sydney Opera House Circular Quay
Modern Australian | Fine Dining
Bennelong showcases the diversity of Australian cuisine within of one of Australia’s most iconic buildings.  Bennelong serves to celebrate the Sydney Opera House and its extraordinary architecture by offering a culturally significant and inspiring menu showcasing a most magnificent production of Australian food and wine



~ Bentley Restaurant & Bar ~
Sydney CBD
Modern | Trendy

Bentley Restaurant & Bar


~ Black Bar & Grill ~
Star Casino
Modern Australian | Steakhouse
Experience this classic steakhouse gets an inspiring makeover with stunning Sydney Harbour views

Black Bar & Grill


~ Cafe Sydney ~
Rose Bay
Modern Australian
Cafe Sydney captures the essence of Sydney from its amazing location on the rooftop of Customs House with sweeping Harbour views, delicious food on an outdoor terrace, a cocktail lounge and a relaxed, contemporary interior design.

Cafe Sydney

~ Catalina ~
Rose Bay
Modern | Fine Dining | Seafood
An iconic harbourside restaurant, family owned modern space with wonderful views, floor to ceiling glass, and outdoor balcony seating. The menu is Mediterranean-inspired and features sustainable seafood from the best producers Australia-wide, and grass fed and free range meat and poultry. The wine list is one of the best wine lists in Australia,


~ China Doll  ~ 
Woolooloomoo Wharf  ♦ Angel Place 
Modern Asian | Fine Dining
Fine-dining Asian menus and seasonal cocktails in a stylish space with outdoor tables and city views. The menu is inspired by premium and
ethically sourced produce through an innovative menu.

China Doll | China Lane


~ Cirrus Dining ~ 
Contemporary Australian | Seafood
Dine on the waterfront at Barangaroo with the menu specialising in seafood showcase spectacular seasonal produce.

Cirrus Dining


~ Est. ~ 
Sydney CBD |  Merivale 
Contemporary Australian | Fine Dining
Contemporary Australian cuisine is served alongside a substantial wine list in a light-filled space.



~ Firedoor  ~ 
Surry Hills
Modern | Trendy
Refined, seasonal cuisine cooked over wood coals in an open, heritage venue with rustic-chic decor.



~ Felix  ~ 
Sydney CBD  |  Merivale 
French Bistro | Trendy
Stumble into the backstreets of Paris, from the imported French chandeliers, to Parisian subway tiles and beautiful pewter bar. Our intoxicating ambiance is matched by attentive service and classic French fare, delivered with precision.



~ Jonah's Restaurant  ~ 
Palm Beach
French | Trendy
The ultimate dining experience overlooking Whale Beach located just around the corner from Palm Beach



~ Icebergs Dining Room and Bar ~
Bondi Beach
Modern Italian | Fine-Dining
The Iconic Bondi Beach Waterfront Restaurant featuring seasonal Italian dining, plus brekkie staples, in an elegant space with a deck overlooking the sea.



~ Mr Wong's ~
Sydney CBD  |  Merivale 
Modern Asian | Trendy
Mr. Wong does Cantonese-style food in trendy jazz setting. Be prepared to experience Cantonese cuisine in a modern way.

Mr Wong's


~ Otto Sydney ~
Woolloomooloo Wharf
Modern Italian | Fine Dining
Refined Italian dishes & tasting menus in a fashionable locale with a wharf-side terrace.

Otto Sydney


~ Sushi E ~
Sydney CBD |  Merivale 
Modern Japanese | Trendy
Sit along the marble bar and watch edible works of art being made with precision in an intimate sushi experience, melding modern and ancient techniques, where every detail is considered.

Sushi E


~ Ripples Chowder Bay  ~
Milson's Point  Mosman
Modern Australian On the edge of Mosman and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Ripples Chowder Bay is a stunning location and ideal for those special occasions.  The best time to enjoy the amazing sunset will definitely be Summer.

Ripples Chowder Bay


~ Rockpool Bar & Grill ~
Sydney CBD
Modern Australian Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney is Australia’s most beautiful dining room.  Ranked Number 12 in the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards 201 - Top 100, with an emphasis on excellent produce and a precise and attentive service style, the adjoining bar is the perfect spot for pre or post lunch and dinner drinks, or a more relaxed dining experience.

Rockpool Bar & Grill


~ Rosetta ~
Sydney CBD ♦ The Rocks
Modern Italian
A relaxed Italian dining in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. The interior design and styling plays on the restaurant’s graceful contours, with a curved wall of floor-to-roof windows filling the restaurant with natural light and enhancing an Amalfi Coast inspired palette of emerald green and sapphire blue. 



~ Saké Restaurant ~
The Rocks ♦ Double Bay ♦ Manly
Modern Japanese
At Saké Restaurant and Bar, contemporary Japanese cuisine is served up in six of Australia’s most iconic destinations. With hiramasa kingfish paired with soy dressing and lime & jalapeno kosho, tempura in the form of sustainable snapper, and incredible desserts, Treat yourself to a dynamic culinary experience!

Saké Restaurant


~ Spice Temple ~
Sydney CBD
Modern Chinese
Spice Temple is a modern, fine dining Chinese restaurant, driven by a philosophy that incorporates the traditional values of the best service with the highest quality produce. Described as Elegant, underground and sexy.
Spice Temple


~ Yellow ~
Potts Point
Modern Australian | Vegan
Yellow is a vegetarian bistro  inspired by the European dining scene for contemporary food recognizing a demand for vegetarian and vegan dining in Sydney.


~ Quay ~
Circular Quay ♦ The Rocks
Modern Australian | Fine Dining
Quay is one of the country’s most celebrated restaurants; the creation of leading Australian restaurant group, Fink Group. Quay is a progression of rare and beautiful ingredients where texture, flavour and harmony inspired by nature and the creative process.



Casual Places to Dine  Sydney

~ Chat Thai ~
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Thai Town Sydney  ♦ Westfield Sydney ♦ Circular Quay ♦ The Galeries ♦ Manly ♦ Randwick
Thai | Menu

The original Chat Thai located in Thai Town Sydney and open until 2am every night.  Experience the Thai street food in a buzzing open kitchen.  A great find for a late-night eat.  Fun-fact a visit to Chat-Thai is actually on the list of top things to do in Sydney!


~ Eat Fuh Marrickville ~
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Vietnamese | Pho & Noodle Salads| Healthy
Address: 274 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204 | Hours: 11am-10pm A rustic interior with a variety of Vietnamese dishes.  Great little place to get your Vietnamese fix in the heart of Marrickville.


~ El Jannah's ~
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Lebanese | Mediterranean | Middle Eastern | Barbeque | Menu
Address: 4/6 South St, Granville NSW 2142

One of the best charcoal chicken restaurants with the garlic sauce alone will have you coming back for more!  I have actually become addicted to this place even getting the late-night cravings here.  The fatoush is full of flavour


~ Fratelli Fresh ~
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Walsh Bay ♦  Bridge Street Sydney CBD ♦  Westfield Sydney ♦  Alexandria ♦  Darling Harbour  ♦  Crows Nest ♦  Entertainment Quarter
Offering a variety Italian flavours and great promotions with set menus.  If you are a regular become a 'Fratelli Friend' and pick up your keyring for $6 wine and beers as well as special promotions across the Fratelli franchise.



~ Hurricanes Bar and Grill  ~ 
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Darling Harbour  ♦  Brighton-Le-Sands  ♦  Ryde   ♦  Bondi Beach
Modern Australian

Located in the inner-city in Darling Harbour and attracts many tourists and generally the city demographic. Overlooking the water and wheel of darling harbour, it is a great destination for the occasions to indulge and best shared in larger groups. Although portions of the sides and salads are small, the main feature of the menu is the ribs.

Brighton Le-Sands

Overlooking the beach in an immensely spacious restaurant, this is a great beachy location to socialise with a view to enjoy the food.


~ Hotpot City  Bankstown ~
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Japanese | Hot Pot |  All-you-can-eat
Address: Little Saigon Ground Floor Shop 22-25, 462 Chapel Road, Bankstown NSW 2200 | Hours: Lunch 11.30am-3pm Dinner 5-10pm

One of the biggest hotpot restaurants with a large variety of ingredients and DIY sauces to choose from in an  all-you-can-eat @hotpotcitybankstown #HotPotCity


~ An Restaurant Bankstown ~
Address: 27 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown NSW 2200 | Hours: 7am-9pm When I asked around where the best Vietnamese place is the Sydney locals recommended this place, but maybe I got a major hype about it or maybe because it only offered Pho which was pretty expensive - but the serving was large!


~ Thai Riffic on Street ~
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Thai | Asian | Menu
Address: 2184B/159-175 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150 | Hours: 11am-9.45pm Great Thai flavours with friendly staff.


~ Thai Pothong ~
Newtown  ♦ Marrickville 

Social atmosphere great for large groups and occasions.  Also on display are Thai ornaments available for purchase.  Although this restaurant seemingly reminded me of the Thai tourist restaurants, when the food came I can safely say the dishes were better than expected with amazing and great flavours and friendly staff.

~ Haru Soju Fusion Lounge  ~
Korean | BBQ |  Late-night Address: 262 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000 | Hours: 5pm-4am



~ B.B.Q King Lidcombe ~
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Address:  14 Joseph Street, Lidcombe | Hours: 12pm-12am
Within an Asian Hub of other Korean restaurants, we stumbled upon this casual BBQ restaurant  for a late-night feed.  Classic dishes got us coming back for more with the seafood pancake, spicy pork hotplate and the beef hotpot.

~ Umi Sushi + Udon Darling Quarter ~
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Japanese | Sushi & Sashimi | Ramen Address: Darling Quarter, TR 10/1-25 Harbour St, Sydney | Menu

With over 100 sushi dishes to try on the sushi train as well as udon noodles and a la carte in a Kyoto-style restaurant.  An exciting combination of flavours is the Lychee Salmon Californian Roll and the Raindrop Cake with Matcha and Tapoica. 




Australia  ∞   Sydney  ♦  Melbourne  ♦ Brisbane  

Places to Socialise  Sydney

~ Assembly Bar  & Restaurant ~
Address: 488 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000 | Hours: 12pm-12am |  Drinks Menu Featuring some of the most exciting cocktails, especially known for their Smoking Skull Cocktails to share in a variety of flavours and fiery Zombie signature cocktail with great beats in the mezzanine loft bar - a great place to begin any bar hop! One of my favourite hidden bars of Sydney!


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~ Coogee Pavillion ~
Australian |  Scenic |  Social Eats
Address: 169 Dolphin St, Coogee NSW 2034

The social venue on the Eastern Suburbs.


~ Establishment Bar ~
Sydney CBD
Trendy Bar | Merivale
An elegant space that knows its way around a party, Establishment is the grande dame of Sydney bars. With magnificent columns lining the walls and a long marble bar as its centerpiece, Establishment Bar exudes style and sophistication. 

Establishment Bar 


~ Hemmesphere ~
Sydney CBD
Trendy Bar  | Merivale
Hemmesphere is the place to go to kick back with your favourite cocktail, a glass of something from the extensive wine list, or a nip from the aged spirit list.



~ Lantern by Wagaya ~
Dining | Japanese | Karaoke
Address: 591 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: 12pm-2am | Sun 12pm-12am

A modern Japanese restaurant with a dining area and private karaoke rooms.  Incorporating a touch-screen menu for self ordering food as well as drinks including jelly shots - a great social destination for the karaoke lovers!

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~ Marble Bar  ~
Hilton Hotel
Cocktail Bar | Live Entertainment | Sydney Nightlife | Drinks Menu

Address: Level B1/488 George St, Sydney NSW 2000 | Hours: 3.30pm-12am | Fri-Sat 2am One of Sydney's best hidden gems beneath the Hilton Hotel in a Victorian-style marble and mahogany interior. Hosting some of the best cocktails and talented bartenders.  During the week the bar attracts many business workers for after work drinks with Friday night bringing a heavier crowd for the RNB night and live bands from Soul Empire to Brown Sugar.  Get in early as there is usually a line by 10pm!


~ Marquee Sydney ~
Address: Star Casino Sydney, Pyrmont
An exciting venue in Sydney that hosts the biggest celebrities and features different DJ's and artists every week.  The home to OPM and more!
Find discounts tickets to marquee events here!

Enter discount code: 'Leong'



~ Mrs Sippy Double Bay ~
Address: 37 Bay St, Double Bay NSW 2028
From the owner of Mrs Sippy Bali, this breezy chill-out LA vibe can be found in this small bar in Double Bay social scene. The interior has an open air, summer vibe with colourful graffiti and DJ sessions.
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~ Palmer&Co ~
Sydney CBD
Trendy Bar  | Merivale
An underground prohibition-style bar, celebrating a time when booze was banned, yet free-flowing.



~ Rock Lily Star Casino ~
Nightclub | Venue
Address: Star Casino Sydney, Pyrmont
A popular nightclub within the casino. Friday and Sunday nights best for RNB and Soul with live bands.
~ Newport Arms  ~
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Australian |  Scenic |  Social Eats
Address: 2 Kalinya St, Newport NSW 2106 | Hours: 9.30am-12am

From the first moment I visited The Newport I was inspired by the the stunning concept of the Merivale Venue by the Northern Beaches. Featuring the various pavilions to choose from in a creative outdoor setting, heading to The Newport feels like heading overseas to the Hamptons! Uniquely designed with no comparison!  A popular and treasured destination of the Northern Beaches in Sydney, The Newport Arms is a great sunday session destination in a hamptons-style outdoor atmosphere.  With a variety of pavilion areas offering a great selection of foods including an wood-fired oven.


~ The Argyle The Rocks Sydney ~ 
Bar & Dining | DJ's Live Entertainment | Sydney Nightlife
Address: 18 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW 2000 | Hours: 11am-2.45amA modern Japanese restaurant with a dining area and private karaoke rooms.  Incorporating a touch-screen menu for self ordering food as well as drinks including jelly shots - a great social destination for the karaoke lovers! 


~ The Clock Hotel Surry Hills ~
Address: 470 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 | Hours: 12pm-12am

Retro-chic decor with modern Australian food and pizza.

~ Watsons Bay Hotel ~
Modern Australian | Scenic Occasion
Address: 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay NSW 2030

Another amazing beachfront location popular for events and social gatherings and a great venue for a day out.




Australia  ∞   Sydney  ♦  Melbourne  ♦ Brisbane  ♦ Cairns

Places to Explore  ♦ Sydney

Sydney is a city of opportunities.  Every weekend there's the opportunity to do something different, an event or festival and even a simple new restaurant to try.  But why is everyone in Sydney either too busy working or not busy appreciating it enough!  I realised early on the difference between the states and it comes down to the lifestyle.


Explore Sydney

~ Explore the Royal Botanic Garden for a picnic and see the pop-up Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail that is coming to Sydney!
~ Head to the Northern Beaches and Manly Beach - take the Ferry to Manly from Circular Quay for a day-trip.
~ Get the Sydney Pass and visit multiple fun attractions across Sydney including the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium: Sharks to Coral Reefs Sydney Pass: SEA LIFE Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye, WILD LIFE Sydney, Sydney Harbour Cruise, and Madame Tussauds
~ Head to Darling Harbour and enjoy the Darling Quarter Playground and the Chinese Garden of Friendship
~ Explore the Exhibitions at the Art Gallery of NSW and the Powerhouse Museum
~ Visit Cockatoo Island and checkout the school holiday program
~ Visit Luna Park and take a swim at the North Sydney Olympic Pool
~ Enjoy a picnic at Lavender Bay at Milson's Point! Explore Astrology at the Sydney Observatory


Tours and Activities in Sydney

Sydney Eye Tower
View Sydney in all its breathtaking glory from Sydney Tower Eye and the Observation Deck. At 309 meters (1000 feet) the Observation Deck is the highest viewing platform in the city, and boasts 360-degree panoramic views across the skyline. State-of-the-art multilingual touchscreens and the high-powered binoculars provide an interactive introduction to some of Sydney's famous landmarks.
Elevator ride to the top of Sydney Tower Eye
Sydney Tower Eye, 4D Experience
Entry/Admission - Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck
Sydney Bridge Climb
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge with an expert guide for the ultimate Sydney experience. Get amazing views and learn all about the iconic structure during your climb to the 440-foot (134-meter) summit. You have several options for your climb, including a sampler tour that goes halfway up. No matter which option you choose, ascending this famous landmark gives you a spectacular perspective on Sydney and an exhilarating sense of achievement. Each BridgeClimb is limited to a maximum of 14 participants to ensure personalized attention in a small group.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Options: Day, Twilight, Night Climb, Express
Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
Experience an insider look at the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House on this 1-hour guided walking tour. Go behind-the-scenes with a knowledgeable guide who will explain the history and architecture of the Opera House’s controversial construction, enjoy backstage stories about the stars and thousands of performances that have taken place since the Icon opened in 1973. Enjoy photo opportunities from unique off-limit vantage points.
Make a day of it and upgrade your tour to include a Tasting Plate at Opera Kitchen or Tour & Dine at the famous Opera Bar with stunning waterfront views.
Local guide and Headset
Tasting plate at Opera Kitchen (if option selected)
Meal provided at Opera Bar (If option selected)
Entry/Admission - Sydney Opera House
Price: from $42 AUD per person | $22 AUD per child
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Sydney Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise | Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise
Discover Sydney and its surroundings on a full-day tour that combines a morning visit to Manly with an afternoon tour of downtown Sydney and a drive out to see The Gap. Throughout the day you’ll get great photo ops of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Manly Beach, Bondi Beach and other iconic sights. Have the choice to upgrade with a luncheon cruise on Sydney Harbour. You'll see so many highlights of beautiful Sydney on this full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide!
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Sydney and Bondi Beach Private 4 Hour Morning Tour
Personalised Sydney Tours have flexible itineraries from a relaxed pace to one that packs in every sight. We can take a set route or customise your tour to any interests.
We can visit the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Royal Botanic Garden, Woolloomooloo, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Paddington, Watsons Bay, Rose Bay, Bondi Beach and Bronte Beach.
Visit the Sydney Harbour National Park for local wildlife, stroll to Hornby Lighthouse at South Head or the Bondi to Coogee Walk.

Luna Park
Full-day Luna Park Admission Ticket in Sydney
Luna Park is Sydney's most iconic amusement park and tourist destination.
Sydney Attractions Pass: SEA LIFE Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye, WILD LIFE Zoo and Madame Tussauds
Sydney Seaplanes
Gourmet Lunch at Jonah's by Seaplane from Sydney
Departing Sydney Harbour late morning your seaplane flight tracks north past Sydney's spectacular northern beaches before touching down in the expansive waterway of Pittwater. Jonah's courtesy vehicle will meet you at the dock and transfer you the short distance to the restaurant.  Jonah's is set upon the clifftop overlooking Whale Beach, truly one of Sydney's most spectacular outlooks. Fly over Sydney's famous Northern Beaches, including Manly, Dee Why Newport and on to Palm Beach on the return flight you will soak up the sights of Sydney Harbour.
Perched high on the edge of a cliff, enjoying dramatic views of Whale Beach and the sprawling Pacific Ocean, Jonah's at Palm Beach is one of Australia's most prestigious ocean retreats. Something of a Sydney institution, Jonah's salubrious guest list has included Laurence Olivier, Anthony Hopkins, Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall.
All Inclusive Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Trip from Sydney
See all that the majestic World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains are famous for! Pay the one price and see it all with our expert guides in a fun small group atmosphere of 12 - 20 passengers. Highlights include Featherdale Wildlife Park, Lunch with a variety of options, Scenic Railway, Skyway and Cableway at Scenicworld, lookouts off the beaten track, Three Sisters and a river cruise back to Sydney Harbour.
Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney Including Scenic World
Explore the beautiful Blue Mountains on a day trip from Sydney. Start your day with a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park where you'll see a number of native Australian animals. From here, head to Echo Point for the perfect view of the iconic Three Sisters. For those nature lovers, a visit to Scenic World won't disappoint. Enjoy a cable-way ride with glass-floor cabins offering stunning views over the valley. Then, finish your day with a river cruise up the Parramatta River back to either Circular Quay (finishes at 6.15pm) or Darling Harbour (near Barangaroo at 6.30pm).

Wollongong Tandem Skydiving from Sydney
Skydive directly over North Wollongong Beach with a professional tandem master, jumping from an altitude of up to 15,000 feet. Experience the ultimate thrill of a one-minute free fall, then soak up coastal views of Wollongong and the Southern Sydney beaches while you drift down for a few more minutes under the parachute canopy. This small-group experience, limited to eight skydivers, includes round-trip coach transport from Sydney, which is located just one hour from the drop zone.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Figure 8 Pools Hike and Royal National Park Tour from Sydney
Did you know that the Royal National Park is the Worlds 2nd oldest National Park? That's right! You will also hike down to the famous Figure 8 Pools which are only accessible to reach by foot and spot wildlife along the way.


Sydney's Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Small-Group Tour
Explore Sydney’s famous Northern Beaches and enjoy a day of sun, sand, and surf on this small-group sightseeing tour. Take a stroll along the golden sands of Narrabeen, visit Palm Beach where the famous Aussie soap ‘Home & Away’ is filmed, and look out along the coast from The Spit and Long Reef. Learn about Sydney’s fascinating Aboriginal heritage with a visit to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, admire the affluent waterside properties along Whale Beach, then taking the ferry from Manly to Circular Quay (optional).


~ Olympic Pool | North Sydney ~

Find yourself between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Luna Park Sydney for one of the picturesque leisure spaces during Summer in Sydney at the North Sydney Olympic Pool!  Enjoy the sun under with a captivating view including that of the city and water.  While you're here explore the restaurants including Ripples Chowder Bay Milson's Point.



~ Luna Park| North Sydney ~

Explore the theme park at Luna Park and keep up with the Rooftop Cinema that screen throughout the year.  Make the most of your day while on the North side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge!


~ Taronga Zoo| Mosman ~

Easily accessible from the city via the ferry where you can experience the zoo with a Sydney City backdrop


~ Bradley's Head| Mosman ~


~ The Spit to Manly Walk ~


~ Milk Beach | Vaucluse ~


Gardens & Greenspace

~ Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain | Sydney ~

The Australian Botanic Gardens located in the heart of the major Sydney CBD


~ Australian Botanic Gardens | Mount Annan ~

The Australian Botanic Gardens in Mount Annan is a great place for


~ Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens| Mount Tomah ~

The Australian Botanic Gardens in Mount Annan is a great place for


~ Auburn Botanic Gardens| Auburn ~

Featuring a Japanese Garden, the Auburn Botanic Gardens is popular during Cherry Blossom season in late-winter to early spring.  These delicate blossoms can be seen for a short time when they bloom just before Spring and especially during the annual Hanabi Cherry Blossom Festival.


~ Wendy's Secret Garden | Lavender Bay ~


~ Paddington Reservoir Gardens ~


~ Katoomba Blue Mountains ~

Explore the Three Sisters, Lincoln's Rock and the many hikes to do only 2 hours from Sydney.


~ Sparadise Japanese Bathhouse Blue Mountains ~

Yes there's actually hot springs in Sydney!  On the other side of the Blue Mountains you can find this relaxing getaway amongst the hot springs. Take time out to detox and enjoy the scenic location and Japanese garden as you explore the different areas of herbal steam baths and even dip yourself into the cave hot springs.

~ Terrigal Central Coast ~


~ Kiama South Coast ~

When you fancy a drive take a scenic drive down the south coast of Sydney. Compared to driving up north it offers much more natural landscape.  3 hours south will take you to Kiama where you'll find the Kiama Blowhole.  I was lucky to take a trip down and take the leap of faith, with the encouragement of the boys (!) by jumping off the cliffs into the ocean.  I had done something similar in Chiang Mai Canyon but definitely not flowing out into the ocean.  A group of guys happen to be there when we arrived and they were able to assure us that it was safe knowing what they were doing.  Definitely an experience I don't regret and glad that I was able to experience it!

~ Jervis Bay South Coast ~ 

Well known for the many coastal beaches, Jervis Bay offers white sand beaches away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  For a relaxing spot on the beach head to Hyams Beach and find a great spot to enjoy the stunning white sand and blue water.

~ Illawara Fly Treetop ~

More of a tourist attraction, after experiencing some high adrenaline and natural activities that didn't have a price tag this was one of the more pedestrian activities I've done but none the less something to experience and see.


~ Hunter Valley Wine Country ~

Tastings and Tours
Hart and Hunter - Cheese & Charcuterie 
Bimbadgen - Woodfire Pizza Lunch
Glandore Estate Wines - Wine & Chocolate Experience from $20.00
Hunter Valley Chocolate Factory - Factory and Showroom 
First Creek - Tastings from $5 per person | Tasty Cheese Platter - $15
Hungerford Hill Wines - Tasting Room $10pp to taste 10 wines. 
Brokenwood Wines - Bookings VARIETAL TASTING $10 per person | SINGLE VINEYARD TASTING $25 per person (near McGuigan Wines) ** 
Wine House Hunter Valley - Bookings Hunter Valley Iconic Tasting 
Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard - Standard Experience from $5-$15 | Experience $75


Other Vineyards
Bimbadgen Vineyard (Picnic Painting)
Briar Ridge Tours $15/$20 Picnic Phone: (02) 4990 3670 | Email: cellardoor@briarridge.com.au ***


Hunter Valley Gardens
Christmas Light Event from 5.30pm-10.30pm


Hydrolounge Spa




Camping in Sydney

Lake St Clair (North)

Lake St Clair is nestled among the undulating hills at the foot of Mount Royal Range, approximately 30 minutes north of Singleton. The lake provides a premium outdoor leisure facility. Swimming, sailing, water skiing, camping and fishing are only a few of the popular activities enjoyed on the lake.

Price: Schedule | Getting There: 2.5 hour drive north towards Newcastle

Mystery Bay

Mystery Bay is a small seaside town in New South Wales, Australia. It edges coastal Eurobodalla National Park, home to kangaroos. The park’s Bingi Dreaming Track traces an ancient route of the Yuin Aboriginal people. Mystery Bay Lookout offers views of the Pacific Ocean and migrating whales. Nearby 1080 Beach has strong surf. Montague Island Nature Reserve, with its 19th-century lighthouse, shelters little penguins.

Getting There: 4.5 hour drive south towards Eden


Batesman Bay

At the sparkling entrance of the beautiful Clyde River is Batemans Bay, a charming seaside town surrounded by natural beauty.  Batesman Bay Red Gum campground is a beautiful riverside camping area, just a short drive from Batemans Bay

Phone: 1300 662 808

Price: Free | North Head $7 vehicle access

Getting there: 3.5 hour drive south of Sydney

Honeymoon Bay | Shoalhaven

Honeymoon Bay is set in a picturesque location in Jervis Bay. It is approxi mately 10 kilometres from the edge of Currarong along the Point Perpendicular Lighthouse Road. Honeymoon Bay is a must to spend a family day in the shade by the beach or maybe you'd prefer to do a little fishing instead.

Location: Corner Lighthouse Road and Currarong Road
Currarong NSW 2540

Camping Locations: Depot Beach | Honeymoon Bay

Price: Unpowered site nightly rate: $24 per night (2 pax) | Powered site nightly rate: $34 per night (2 pax)

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