For the last couple of years each year we have been heading down to Sydney to watch a Musical, we stay in Darling harbour and spend a long weekend enjoying the best Sydney has to offer.
Last year we travelled down to watch Hamilton, and this year we decided to go see Mary Poppins, next year we are hoping to head to Beauty and the Beast.
So we have put together a list of ten things to do in Sydney.
1 – A Musical
So many great Musicals are performed in Sydney, and there is nothing better than loosing yourself in a world class perfomance.
2 – Take a Ferry
One of the best ways to see the scenic views of Sydney, is by water. The Sydney ferries are a quick easy way to get around. Even if you don’t have a travel card all you need is a credit card and you can wander around the waterways. You scan your credit card to get on and off the Boats.
We always catch the ferry from Darling Harbour to go visit the Sydney Opera House.
3 – Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera house would have to be one of Australia’s most iconic places. Designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon, who interestingly won an international design competition in 1957 to create the building.
Opening in 1973, it is one of the most famous and iconic performing arts centre in the world.
Sydney Opera house is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, due to it’s architectural significance and contribution to the world’s cultural heritage.
4 – Visit Luna Park
Luna Park is a very unique location in Sydney, unlike the Theme parks in Queensland, you do not need to pay to wander in and look around. You can pay for rides, games, and food, or just wander around looking at the decorations.
5 – Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Not for the faint hearted, the once in a lifetime experience has welcomed over 4 million people since 1998 to climb of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
6 – Madame Tassuads, Sealife and Wildlife Sydney
Madame Tussauds Sydney opened in April 2012 and was the thirteenth Madame Tussauds to open, there are now 21 around the world. However its location in Sydney is the only one of its kind in Australia.
Madame Tassuads is a wax museum, with amazing almost lifelike museums.
7 – Shop at George Street
Dymocks Sydney is possible Australia’s largest bookstore, with three different levels it is packed full of books, games, has a cafe. It is our must do store in Sydney, we always come home with multiple books each trip.
8 – Museums
Australian national maritime museum
Sydney Heritage Fleet
The Tall Ship James Craig
Madame Tussauds wax museum
Powerhouse Museum (Short walk from the Harbour)
9 – Wander around Darling Harbour at night.
There is something special about looking at the Sydney skyline at night. On our last trip we where really lucky to be there when there was a fireworks display.
10 – Go to a great restaurant.
Sydney has so many amazing restaurants, their has been some changes in the wake of the Pandemic, with favorites of ours not withstanding the pressures of the last couple of years, but even with the closure of Hard Rock Cafe, there are so many amazing places to eat.
11 – Check out the amazing lolly store full of American lollies.
We always drop into Buddies Convience store in the Harbourside shopping Centre, and fill up on our favourite American lollies, Candy Corn, Pop tarts, Milk Duds, Twizzlers. This is our favourite store and you can even buy them online.
So what are you favourite things to do in Sydney? Tell us in the comments below.