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Other than Sydney’s main attractions like the harbour bridge and Sydney Opera House, there’s plenty of lesser-known areas and things to explore in this city. Culture Trip has compiled a number of unique recommendations that allow you to discover a different side to the New South Wales capital.
Tourists flock to see Sydney Harbour Bridge, but this doesn’t mean you have to avoid seeing it all together; there’s an alternative way to see it, one that involves unparalleled views and a bridge climb up 130 metres (440 feet). Along with this popular downtown spot, there’s so much culture to discover in other pockets of the city, including the neighbourhoods of Ultimo, Glebe and Newton, which you can discover on a day tour in a group of eight. Another option is to join on shorter trips, like visiting the bohemian neighbourhood of Chippendale and browsing for bargains or joining on a photography tour in The Rocks, right in the centre of the city.
If you like a bit of adventure and a challenge, you can also swim, trek and go canyoning around the waterfalls of the Illawarra Escarpment. Meanwhile, if you like to take things slow and you enjoy a drink, you can sign up for a beer and brewery tour, in which you’ll learn all about numerous breweries and their inner-workings.