60 Things to do in Sydney
What to do
in Sydney? Visit Lane Cove National Park
51 Nielsen Park to Rose Bay
Sydney Harbour views and
more Sydney Harbour views and expensive houses as well as the hidden
Hermitage Foreshore Reserve. This five kilometre hike can get muddy
and is steep in places. The 325 should take you to the city if you finish
the walk at Nielsen Park or catch a Sydney ferry if you finish at Rose
52 (99) Lane Cove National
The attractive Lane Cove National
Park follows the Lane Cove river running through the heart of the North
West of Sydney. It is amazing a National Park like this one exists so
close to the centre of Sydney.
Lane Cove River
Lane Cove National Park is
"all good" with numerous picnic areas by the Lane Cove River
and well worth the parking fee (currently $7). My preference is Half-Way
point (point No. 19) if you want to go for a shortish walk. Turn left
and follow the river until the path slopes upwards towards the road.
Give yourself at least an hour. .
Cove National Park Link
53 Horse Riding
Horse Riding at Centennial
Centennial Park is both pretty
and pretty big. You could try walking around it but it might take a while.
Alternatively, you could run which is ok but you may not get to appreciate
the park as much.
So perhaps the answer is
to engage a little horse power. This way you get a nice elevated view
and you get to ride a horse (of course). The tour below is for a one-hour
guided horse ride. The equestrian trail of Centennial Park is nicely
lined with trees and you get to see most of the park. Beginners are
welcome but kids under seven are sadly not.
Horse Riding at Centennial
For a more rural horsey experience
'discover' Glenworth Valley just outside of Sydney. You will get to
canter across lush green valleys surrounded by National Parks. You could
also choose to ride besides a pretty creek that flows through the valley
and even go for a swim in it if you wish. The whole experience should
give you a very pleasant Australian bush experience with the minimum
of actual bush walking.
Valley Horse Riding
and McMahons Points
Alight at Milsons Point train
station or much better still, catch a Sydney ferry from Circular Quay.
A stroll under the Sydney Harbour Bridge makes for some interesting
camera angles as the Sydney Bridge rears up before you. You can also
go for a swim in the excellent Olympic sized pool close by. There's
a shallow pool for kids and coffee for the grown ups.
to Milsons Point and McMahons Point
Park - amusement park
Luna Park is close to McMahon's
Point. Luna Park is free to get in but the rides and amusements are
not. Loved by many but the locals of McMahon's Point are far from amused
so please scream quietly.
over the Hunter Valley
Recommended for those with
an adventurers heart but a TV guide constitution. Ballooning can be
gentle and relaxed as long as heights don't faze you. A landing in a
balloon can be a ‘drag’ but adds an element of excitement.
Hot Air Ballooning Over
The Hunter Valley
Cremorne Point, on Sydney's
North Shore, is an excellent vantage point for views across Sydney Harbour
looking back towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge and out towards Sydney
Heads. You can also take a very civilised and pleasant stroll from Neutral
Bay past Cremorne Point and on to Mosman Bay.
Your feet will be treated
to a mostly paved pathway but there is grass a plenty if you prefer.
You get to see a little bit of bush along the way, nice houses, gardens
and there are plenty of places for a picnic (best near Cremorne Point
itself). There is also a pool (towards Neutral Bay) and Mosman Rowers
(Mosman Bay) for refreshment.
Serviced by Sydney Ferries,
Cremorne Point Walk can easily be combined with a trip across the harbour.
This is a great way to spend a leisurely few hours and enjoy Sydney
If getting thrown around behind
the back of a boat or flying high up above one sounds like fun then go
for it. Manly wharf is the place to start. If they have banned water skiing
in Sydney Harbour (along with Jet Skis) try Manly Damn or Narrabeen slightly
Parasailing Sydney Harbour
If you choose to parasail
over Sydney Harbour you will experience the going ups, the highs and
the coming down of parasailing but you don't need to get wet if you
don't want to - or maybe just a little. If you have never tried it before
you should as it really is great fun.
Sydney Harbour from 450
Now there are many ways to
see and experience Sydney Harbour. Hopefully, we have listed all the
good stuff. The two best ways are from the water and from the air. Now
you can probably guess where I'm going with this, that's right, parasailing!
You get to experience Sydney Harbour in the two best possible ways!.
All you need to do..is..to do it! To quote:
"All that is required
of you is to relax and enjoy the view."
Not the thing to do on a
Regrettably, you can only
experience this experience from October to April. So if you are here
between May and September there is only one solution - come back!! Now
you have your excuse, 'I never got to parasail on Sydney Harbour'.
59 Coogee Beach to Maroubra
'No one' walks from Coogee
Beach to Maroubra Beach so it's all the more enjoyable for it. Annoyingly
there is a house right where it shouldn't be - forcing you to take to
the streets. You also have to walk across a stony beach which is not for
everyone. But I like it!
Maroubra Beach is relatively
under developed/unspoilt depending upon your view point. Maroubra has
a decent cafe right on the beach and an excellent ocean pool to the
north - a cool place to cool off if required. Unlike Coogee, with no
Wedding Cake offshore (island) the surf tends to be bigger and better
at Maroubra Beach, just watch out for the rips and rocks.
Coogee Beach to Maroubra Beach
The Powerhouse Museum is a
science and design museum with interactive exhibits. The Powerhouse museum
is family friendly, educational, interesting and potentially fun! Usually
runs a number of different exhibitions. Technology and Space Exploration
A Powerhouse of things to
do during the School Holiday
The Powerhouse does cater
well for kids, particularly during the school holidays. An excellent
wet weather thing to do.
You'll find the Powerhouse
at the edge of Darling Harbour in Harris Street, Ultimo. Check the Powerhouse
Museum website for details:
admission to the Powerhouse Museum with a Sydney Attraction Pass