Never been to Sydney before? You may be surprised at the amount of unique and unforgettable activities you can enjoy both inside, and just outside the city. Here are some things you might want to try.
- Swim in a pool filled by the ocean
Love swimming in the sea, but hate the seaweed and sea creatures? Visit the spectacular Bondi Icebergs pool. This spectacular pool has been built into the sea, so you can enjoy the freshness of swimming in sea water, but it’s much safer and cleaner than swimming in the ocean.
- Watch whale migration
While Sydney Harbour may not seem like the place to see sea creatures, you can hop on a boat and in hardly any time at all look for whales. Book some whale watching Sydney during the summer months, and you are likely to see groups of whales swimming alongside your boat. You can’t quite understand how big and majestic these creatures are until you see them up close, so it’s well worth taking the tour.
- Taking coastal walks
When you go on a city break, you do a lot of walking, but in Sydney, you’re just as likely to take a coastal trek as a walk through the CBD. Some walks you can try include:
- Spit to Manly – 10km
- Rose Bay to Watsons Bay – 8km
- Bondi to Coogee – 6km
- Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach – 6.5km
While there are lots of very well signposted walks, and plenty of maps and instructions online, don’t feel that you have to follow a certain path. One of the great things about Sydney’s coast is that it’s so easy to explore on foot, so put on some walking shoes, charge up your phone and get going. You simply don’t know what you might find, and there are lots of small towns and secluded beaches just waiting to be discovered.
People often visit Sydney because they want to enjoy arts, culture and restaurants, but the great thing about the city is, there’s so much more to see. Sydney is on a beautiful stretch of coast, so it’s a very outdoorsy city, and whether you prefer being on dry land or in the sea, there are endless activities to enjoy. Why be stuck indoors during your stay? Head for the harbour and take a boat tour, plan a hike, or go and do one of the many other unique activities on offer.