Unique Things To Do in Sydney, Australia

Take in the unbeatable views of Sydney from the top of the harbour bridge |
Take in the unbeatable views of Sydney from the top of the harbour bridge | | © cbphoto / Alamy Stock Photo

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.

ToursSydney Food Tour: A Taste of Chinatown
From $88 per person
3 hours
4.5 (2)
Taste your way through Sydney’s bustling Chinatown as your guide shares personal stories of migration and settlement through the eyes of culturally diverse Australians. Savour the neighbourhood’s colourful history through its delicious food and real tales of migration.

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ToursManly Self-Guided Bike Tour
From $32 per person
1 day
3 (1)
Hire a bike and discover Manly in a few hours. Discover secluded coves, deserted beaches and breathtaking coastal views at your own pace on a self-guided bike tour. With over 20 kilometres (12.5 miles) of dedicated bike paths and off-road trails, Manly caters for all levels of riders.
ToursSydney Photography Tour in the Historic Rocks Area
From $82 per person
3 hours
5 (2)
Learn how to best use your digital camera in manual modes and master composition. If you need a local professional photographer to show you the best spots at the best time, then this is the best way to explore and discover. This will be a unique learning adventure sure to inspire and spark your passion for photography. Smartphone Tours also available fortnightly.

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