Best Places In Sydney For Adventure and Outdoor Activities

When you visit Sydney for the first time, you tend to get the feeling that you are in many cities at the same time such as San Francisco, Barcelona, Los Angeles etc. It is a wonderful city with amazing hot beaches, good weather, great sightseeing’s, intense nightlife, and healthy and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Here are best places in Sydney for adventure and outdoor activities where amazing art and beautiful attractions are the norm.

Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains is one of the most visited areas in Sydney with the major attraction being the Echo Point which is home to the famous 3 Sisters (according to the Aboriginal legend). From This point, you will get to enjoy fabulous views over the Jamieson Valley. You can also try a Coo-Wee at Echo Point and find out how many echo’s you will hear. You are going to have fun at the scenic Blue Mountains especially if you love arts & crafts, hiking, and photo taking opportunities.

the Three Sisters
Jamieson Valleybunnicula / Foter / CC BY-ND

Take a Harbour Cruise

You are spoilt for choice if you want to ride on a boat and soak in one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbour. You can try sailing if prefer a more sedate day out on the water and for thrill-seekers, they can splash out on the fast jet boats that offer twenty minute tours around the harbour. For those who can’t afford a dinner cruise, they can explore the harbour on some of the Sydney’s Ferries. The ferry tour gives you an opportunity to snap photos of the Luna Park, Opera House, and the most recognizable bridge in the world.

Explore the Opera House

Take a tour to the Sydney Opera House and join a scheduled Opera House tour where you will not only tour the performance areas but you will also have a chance to go behind the scenes. There are numerous bars and restaurants that serve delicious foods and drinks. You may as well want to attend a performance, but it is recommended you book in advance.

Sydney Opera House Close up HDR Sydney Australia
Sydney Opera HouseLinh_rOm / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

Go to the beach

Sydney’s beaches are the place to go when you are in this city especially during the warmer months. Go swimming, water skiing, surfing, or simply relax and bake in the sun. A visit to Sidney isn’t really complete without spending at least a day on one of its charming beaches. Though Sydney may not boast the best beaches in the country, there’s still plenty to do and enjoy.

Bronzed Aussie at the Beach
Sydney beachsachman75 / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

Snorkel or Scuba Dive

The northern beaches not only offer nice swimming grounds but also offer the best spots for snorkeling or scuba diving. You can as well take a scuba diving course, and you will be presented a diving certificate. Some of the best scuba diving spots include Shelly Beach and Gordon Bay; due to their calm waters and the assortment of marine life.

Visit the museums

If you are lobe art, history and culture, there are numerous museums you can visit within the city including the Sydney Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, the Police and Justice Museum, the Australian National Maritime Museum, the Powerhouse Museum and many more.

Australian National Maritime Museum
Australian National Maritime MuseumAlex E. Proimos / Foter / CC BY-NC

Go Out For That Dining Experience

With Sydney increasingly becoming a multicultural city, foods from around the globe have influenced Sydney cuisine. The restaurants within the city serve various kinds of foods from around the globe. Popular Sydney restaurants include Doyles on West Circular Quay and The Summit at the top of Australia Square.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

There is no better way to conclude your stay in Sydney than screaming/shouting on top of your lungs from the top Sydney’s most recognizable landmark. A climb up the bridge is worthwhile for any visitor regardless of their fitness level or age. You will have a breath taking view of the city (especially at night) while you are at the peak of the bridge.

Bridge Climb Silhouette
Sydney Harbour Bridge ClimbThe Sage of Shadowdale / Foter / CC BY-NC

Fashion & Shopping

Before departing from this spectacular city, you ought to carry a souvenir with you to remind you the nice experience you’ve had. Some of the city’s popular attractions are shopping centres, fabulous boutiques and weekend markets. You will find major world fashion brands in this city thus allowing you have an unmatched shopping experience within the inner-city. You’ll have fun stocking up on trendy boots, pieces of jewelry and party frock in stylish boutiques, shopping centres or at the outdoor market across the city.

Author Bio:

Alecia Gilbert is an Online Consultant for ClassicAdventures – RV Rentals Reno Nevada. She loves to blog and Travel across the world in search of new places, people and culture.

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