Top 10 Things to See and Do in Sydney Harbor

Top 10 Things to See and Do in Sydney Harbor

Sydney is one of the most popular tourist destinations. But its harbor alone is a significant place, packed with landmarks, natural sites and entertainment. Check out these ten great locations that you should see once in the city.

10. Visit Sydney Harbour Islands

The group of islands surround one of the most exciting Australian cities. It includes Cockatoo Island, enlisted as UNESCO world-heritage site. Sydney Harbour Island tour is a popular activity, which introduces to the history and the main landmarks. Glamorous camping on the Cockatoo Island is one of the most unique and favorite activities.

Why to go there?

Found next to Sydney, features historic architecture, great views. Exciting tours around are offered.

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9. Go on a Boat Tour

Since there are a lot of landmarks in the harbor as well as islands, there is no better way to explore it than going on a boat tour and sailing around.

Why to go there?

It is one of the most popular tourist attractions and one can find a boat any time of the day.

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8. Go on a Hot Air Balloon Tour

Australians love hot air balloons. Many of them own them privately. So admiring Sydney and its iconic harbor from above will also give a very good glimpse to how beautiful the place is.

Why to do this?

The tour companies will offer romantic sunrise or sunset tour, that are even more riveting.

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Shark Island, Sailing on Sydney Harbour and the city and harbour bridge in the background

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7. Sydney Harbor Bridge

The iconic structure stretches from the Sydney central business district to the North Shore. It carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic, therefore making it easily accessible and approachable.

Why to go there?

One of the most recognizable iconic structures in the harbor.

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6. Swim in the North Sydney Olympic Pool

Found between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Luna Park, the pool a swimming and exercise complex established in a wonderful location. It is also a historic site, since it was opened in 1936 and hosted the 1938 Empire Games.

Why to go there?

The pool is open for public and also features a gym, a sauna and a spa center.

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5. Visit Luna Park Sydney

The amusement park at Milsons Point attracts kids as well as adults. The park features numerous rides, entertainment and events. It is one of the few parks of the kind, that are protected by the government!

Why to go there?

The park originally opened in 1935 and still has preserved the very unique spirit.

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4. Visit Sydney Opera House

The most recognizable symbol in the continent dominates the most Sydney postcards. Completed in 1973, the building is a masterpiece of late modern architecture. Expressionistic white shells attract tourists, who wish to see what is inside. In addition there is a wide variety of frequent tours, events and exhibitions to explore, making it a desirable tourist attraction.

Why to go there?

It is an icon of always hip and vibrant Sydney. An important cultural center in Australia, the Opera House offers variety of entertainment, that go far beyond opera alone. Besides during various festivals, a light show colors the building and provides an exciting amusement.

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3. Go Aqua Dining

Posited above the North Sydney Olympic Pool and below the Harbor Bridge, Aqua Dining is a popular spot to have a bite. The restaurant offers Italian menu and the breathtaking sites over the harbor.

Why to go there?

The award winning restaurant offers great food and views.

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2. Watch Open Air Cinema

St George cinema is said to be the most beautiful open air cinema in the world. This year the city marked its 20th anniversary of the event, which takes place in summer. Situated on Mrs Macquaries Point, the cinema boasts views to the Opera House, Harbor Bridge and the skyline of the city.

Why to go there?

One of the most romantic places to go and things to do on a night out in Sydney.

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1. See Vivid Sydney

The annual outdoor lighting festival turns the city into a colorful playground! The festival also offers various events, musical performances, collaborations with the artists and the most creative light installations.

When to go there?

In 2016 the festival will take placed from 27th of May to 18th of June.

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