Sydney
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Things you must do in Sydney

01. Surfing at Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is one of the world’s best destinations to learn to surf, with mesmerising views and waves that draw surfers from everywhere. Enrol in an accredited surf school and learn from experienced teachers who know the waves and will help you understand ocean conditions.
Surfing at Bondi Beach
Surfing at Bondi Beach
Surfing at Bondi Beach
Surfing at Bondi Beach
Surfing at Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach Surfing Sydney Australia 01'16
Surfing at Bondi Beach Sydney Australia 01'00

02. Bondi Icebergs Club

The Bondi Icebergs Swimming Club is an Australian winter swimmers club, located at the southern end of Bondi Beach in Sydney, New South Wales. The swimming club was established in 1929 and has a small museum on the first floor.
Bondi Icebergs Club
Bondi Icebergs Club
Bondi Icebergs Club
Bondi Icebergs Club
Bondi Icebergs Club
Bondi Icebergs Club, Bondi Beach, Sydney 02'55
Bondi Icebergs 04'00

03. Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

A cliff top coastal walk, the Bondi to Coogee walk extends for six km in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. The coastal walk features stunning views, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools. The beaches and parks offer a place to rest, swim or a chance to eat at one of the cafes, hotels, restaurants or takeaways.
Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach coastal walk
Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach coastal walk
Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach coastal walk
Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach coastal walk
Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach coastal walk
Bondi Beach to Coogee Coastal Walk, Sydney, Australia 04'31
Coastal Walk Bondi to Coogee Beach 01'11

04. Bondi Surf Lifesavers

The Bondi Surf Bathers' Life Saving Club is Australia's oldest Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1907. The club claims to be the “world’s first life saving club”, it was officially established on February 21, 1907 at the Royal Hotel in Bondi.
Bondi Surf Lifesaver
Bondi Surf Lifesaver
Bondi Surf Lifesaver
Bondi Surf Lifesaver
Bondi Surf Lifesaver
Bondi Babe 03'10
North Bondi Warriors Surf Lifesaving Calendar 03'41

05. Speedos Cafe in North Bondi

Whether you have niggly dietary requirements, live the clean eats lifestyle or are looking for a full-blown foodie feast, this local institution has got all bases covered.
Speedo’s Café in North Bondi
Speedo’s Café in North Bondi
Speedo’s Café in North Bondi
Speedo’s Café in North Bondi
Speedo’s Café in North Bondi
Speedos Cafe, Bondi Beach 04'42
Speedos Cafe Coffee Shop in Bondi, NSW 01'24

06. Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, Australia. It is one of the 20th century's most famous and distinctive buildings.
Visit the Sydney Opera House
Visit the Sydney Opera House
Visit the Sydney Opera House
Visit the Sydney Opera House
Visit the Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House Facade Projection 07'07
Sydney Opera House 02'00
The Ship Song Project by Nick Cave 04'47

07. Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo is the city zoo of Sydney, Australia and is located on the shores of Sydney Harbour in the suburb of Mosman. It was officially opened on 7 October 1916.
Visit Taronga Zoo
Visit Taronga Zoo
Visit Taronga Zoo
Visit Taronga Zoo
Visit Taronga Zoo
Taronga Zoo Centenary Birthday Celebrations 01'53
Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia 02'43

08. The Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains is a mountainous region and a mountain range located in New South Wales, Australia. The region borders on Sydney's metropolitan area, its foothills starting about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of the state capital.
Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains
Beautiful Blue Mountains, Sydney, Australia 03'03
Blue Mountains, Australia 03'19

09. Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of Sydney, and Australia. The bridge is nicknamed "The Coathanger" because of its arch-based design.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge 80th Anniversary 08'57
Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House Sunrise 02'32

10. Whale Watching in Sydney

Whale watching is a popular pastime in Sydney in the winter and spring. There are a number of different migration and whale seasons.
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
Whale Watching Sydney 1 02'40
Whale Watching Sydney 2 02'34

11. Hunter Valley Wines

The Hunter Valley is one of Australia's best known wine regions. Located in the state of New South Wales, the region has played a pivotal role in the history of Australian wine as one of the first wine regions planted in the early 19th century.
Hunter Valley Australian Wines
Hunter Valley Australian Wines
Hunter Valley Australian Wines
Hunter Valley Australian Wines
Hunter Valley Australian Wines
Come Play, Hunter Valley 1 02'00
Come Play, Hunter Valley 2 01'08

12. Sydney Tower Eye

Sydney Tower is Sydney's tallest structure and the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere. The tower stands 309 m (1,014 ft) above the Sydney central business district (CBD), located on Market Street, between Pitt and Castlereagh Streets. The tower is open to the public, and is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the city, being visible from a number of vantage points throughout town and from adjoining suburbs.
The Sydney Tower Eye
The Sydney Tower Eye
The Sydney Tower Eye
The Sydney Tower Eye
The Sydney Tower Eye
EYE LIVE and Sydney Tower Eye 00'17
The Sydney Tower Eye Views 02'38

Sydney’s Markets

Go shopping in the markets: Glebe, Paddington, The Rocks.

13. Glebe Markets

Glebe Markets is the showcase for the cutting edge of fashion and design. Clothing and Jewellery and accessories are a strong point too. Come meet and chat with the makers and be part of the scene. Explore...lose yourself at Glebe for a day.
Glebe Markets
Glebe Markets
Glebe Markets
Glebe Markets
Glebe Markets
Glebe Markets 01'30
The Glebe Markets 04'36

14. Paddington Markets

Started as a market to encourage local fashion designers, craftspeople, jewellery makers and artists, the market has over 150 unique stalls filled with creative fashion and accessories, beautiful smelling soaps and candles and pictures that inspire.
Paddington Markets
Paddington Markets
Paddington Markets
Paddington Markets
Paddington Markets
Paddington Markets Oxford Street 02'41
Paddington Markets 04'22

15. The Rocks Market

Situated at the northern end of George Street and in the surrounding side-streets, this is the major tourist market in Sydney. With the backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and nestled within the historic Rocks area it's a perfect place for an enjoyable day browsing.
The Rocks Market
The Rocks Market
The Rocks Market
The Rocks Market
The Rocks Market
The Rocks Markets, Sydney 1 02'15
The Rocks Markets, Sydney 2 03'16

16. Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is an offshoot of surfing that originated in Hawaii. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider sits until a wave comes, stand up paddle boarders stand on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water.
Surf standing up with a paddle
Surf standing up with a paddle
Surf standing up with a paddle
Surf standing up with a paddle
Surf standing up with a paddle
Stand Up Paddle Boarding at the Spit 03'15
Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Sydney 01'06

17. The Australian Heritage Hotel

On 12th August 1824, The Sydney Gazette announced that the Australian Heritage Hotel was officially opened for business. Almost 200 years on, the Australian Heritage Hotel remains, one of the most intact pubs in Sydney & locals favourite watering holes.
Australian Crocodile, Kangaroo and Emu Pizzas
Australian Crocodile, Kangaroo and Emu Pizzas
Australian Crocodile, Kangaroo and Emu Pizzas
Australian Crocodile, Kangaroo and Emu Pizzas
Australian Crocodile, Kangaroo and Emu Pizzas
Kangaroo, Emu, and Crocodile Pizzas at The Australian Heritage Hotel 05'26
The Australian Heritage Hotel 01'40

18. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium contains a large variety of Australian aquatic life, displaying more than 700 species comprising more than 13,000 individual fish and other sea and water creatures from most of Australia's water habitats.
Sydney Aquarium
Sydney Aquarium
Sydney Aquarium
Sydney Aquarium
Sydney Aquarium
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium 04'04
Sydney Aquarium 02'18

19. Ferry to Manly

Manly ferry services operate on Sydney Harbour connecting the Sydney suburb of Manly with Circular Quay in the CBD a journey of seven nautical miles. Services to Manly commenced in the 1850s.
The Manly Ferry
The Manly Ferry
The Manly Ferry
The Manly Ferry
The Manly Ferry
Manly, Sydney, Ferry, Hurry 03'35
Sydney Harbour Manly Ferry and Opera House 02'33

20. Australian Rules Football

Australian rules football, or footy, is a contact sport played between two teams of eighteen players on an oval-shaped field. The main way to score points is by kicking the oval-shaped ball between the two tall goal posts. The team with the highest score by the end of the match wins unless a draw is declared.
Australian Rules Football
Australian Rules Football
Australian Rules Football
Australian Rules Football
Australian Rules Football
Biggest AFL Hits 02'55
What is Australian Rules Football 03'23

21. Royal National Park of New South Wales

The Royal National Park, colloquially the Nasho or the Royal, is a protected national park that is located in Sutherland Shire, south of Sydney, New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 15,091-hectare (37,290-acre) national park is about 29 kilometres (18 mi) south of the Sydney central business district near the localities of Loftus, Otford, and Waterfall.
Royal National Park
Royal National Park
Royal National Park
Royal National Park
Royal National Park
Royal National Park and Jervis Bay, NSW, Australia 03'51
Royal National Park, Sydney, New South Wales 01'28

22. Sydney Fish Market

The Sydney Fish Market is a fish market in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The market sits on the Blackwattle Bay foreshore in Pyrmont, 2 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district. It is the world's third largest fish market.
Sydney Fish Market
Sydney Fish Market
Sydney Fish Market
Sydney Fish Market
Sydney Fish Market
Sydney Fish Market 1 01'28
Sydney Fish Market 2 10'32

23. Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is a major botanical garden located in the heart of Sydney, Australia. Opened in 1816, the garden is the oldest scientific institution in Australia and one of the most important historic botanical institutions in the world. It is open every day of the year and access is free.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens
Celebrating 200 Years of The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney 02'43
Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, Australia 06'02

24. Fish and Chips on Bondi Beach

For some it’s all about sitting on the sand with a newspaper-wrapped bundle of nourishment on their laps, for others it’s about the warm parcel of hot chips steaming with vinegar, keeping them warm in the car. Whichever way you like your fish and chips – chicken salt, vinegar, ketchup or au natural – there's a large selection eateries on Bondi Beach that serve some of the best Fish and Chips anywhere.
Fish and Chips
Fish and Chips
Fish and Chips
Fish and Chips
Fish and Chips
Best Fish-n-Chips in Bondi 00'56
The Bucket List: Live, Love, Bondi 01'00

25. Bohemian Newtown Sydney

Newtown, a suburb of Sydney's inner west is located approximately four kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district. King Street is the main street of Newtown and centre of commercial and entertainment activity. Newtown is chockfull of boutiques, bakeries and unique bars.
Bohemian Newtown
Bohemian Newtown
Bohemian Newtown
Bohemian Newtown
Bohemian Newtown
King Street, Newtown, Sydney 01'57
People Watching and Shop Window Gazing in Newtown, Sydney, Australia 08'53

26. Beach Volleyball in Manly

Beach volleyball is a team sport played by two teams of two players on a sand court divided by a net.
Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball, Manly 00'55
Manly Beach Volleyball 05'01

Sydney’s Festivals

Sydney is the host of several festivals throughout the year.

27. Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival is one of the world's longest-running film festivals, and is a major event on the New South Wales cultural calendar. The 12-day Festival screens feature films, documentaries, short films and animation from around the world.
Sydney Film Festival
Sydney Film Festival
Sydney Film Festival
Sydney Film Festival
Sydney Film Festival
Sydney Film Festival 2015 00'30
Sydney Film Festival 2016 02'19

28. Defqon.1 Music Festival

Defqon.1 Festival takes place at the Sydney International Regatta Centre and transforms this breathtaking venue into the ultimate party island.
Defqon.1 Music Festival
Defqon.1 Music Festival
Defqon.1 Music Festival
Defqon.1 Music Festival
Defqon.1 Music Festival
Defqon.1 Australia 2015 Endshow 15'20
Defqon.1 Australia 2016 Endshow 08'25

29. Listen Out Sydney

Listen Out is the antidote to many of the things you don’t like about bigger music festivals. It is a carefully handcrafted party, with a killer lineup of the dance music that matters and a philosophy of best, not biggest. Say goodbye to endless timetable clashes, long hikes to the 12th stage and spending your day with several thousand people you can’t relate to.
Listen Out Sydney
Listen Out Sydney
Listen Out Sydney
Listen Out Sydney
Listen Out Sydney
Stereosonic 2014 Official Aftermovie 06'42
Stereosonic 2015 Official Aftermovie 03'08

30. Sydney Festival

Every January, Sydney Festival enlivens and transforms Sydney with a bold cultural celebration based on the highest quality art and big ideas. The program is kaleidoscopic in its diversity, from burlesque, cheeky cabaret and Canadian circus, to high energy jazz, indie rock and Russian theatre.
The Sydney Festival
The Sydney Festival
The Sydney Festival
The Sydney Festival
The Sydney Festival
Sydney Festival Highlights 2016 01'31
Sydney Festival Highlights 2017 01'11

31. Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is an annual outdoor lighting festival with immersive light installations and projections in Sydney. Part of the lighting festival also includes performances from local and international musicians and an ideas exchange forum featuring public talks and debates from leading creative thinkers.
Vivid Sydney
Vivid Sydney
Vivid Sydney
Vivid Sydney
Vivid Sydney
Vivid Sydney 2013 00'43
Vivid Sydney 03'09

32. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, or locally Mardi Gras, is an annual LGBT pride parade and festival in Sydney, Australia attended by hundreds of thousands of people from around Australia and overseas. It is one of the largest such festivals in the world and includes a variety of events such as the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade and Party, Bondi Beach Drag Races, Harbour Party, the academic discussion panel Queer Thinking, Mardi Gras Film Festival, as well as Fair Day, which attracts 70,000 people to Victoria Park, Sydney.
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2017 03'26
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Party 2016 01'30