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Best things to do in Sydney

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Opera House
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“Drinks at the Opera Bar (below the opera house). Great for sunset drinks, a bar with great views. Its a must go, for newbies and Sydney locals.”
214 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Luna Park Sydney is a heritage-listed amusement park located at 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point, North Sydney Council, New South Wales, Australia, on the northern shore of Sydney Harbour”
153 locals recommend
Fish Market
“Sydney Fish Market (SFM) is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world's second largest seafood market in terms of variety outside of Japan. A working fish market, SFM sources product both nationally and internationally and trades over 14,500 tonnes of seafood annually - with up to a hundred species traded every day.SFM employs approximately fifty-seven staff to organise the weekday wholesale auction, promote Sydney Fish Market as the centre of seafood excellence and operate the Sydney Seafood School. Since opening in 1989, Sydney Seafood School has played an important part in persuading Sydney residents to eat more fish. The School is considered to be one of Australia’s leading cooking schools. Over 13,000 people come to classes each year. Visit the SSS pages for more information or to book a class.Onsite, SFM hosts six seafood retailers, a bottle shop, fruit and veg market, bakery, sushi bar, restaurants, gift shop and deli.If you would like to organise a 'Behind The Scenes' tour of our wholesale auction, please call or email us during business hours (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday).”
180 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Circular Quay is a must see when you visit Sydney. There are so many bars, restaurants & cafes. It is the Sydney City by the water. You can catch a ferry across the harbour & visit places like Taronga Zoo or Manly. You may also see cultural street performers depending on the season.”
218 locals recommend
Museum
“The Australian Museum is the oldest museum in Australia, with an international reputation in the fields of natural history and anthropology. ”
79 locals recommend
Casino
“Restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gambling, entertainment. Everything in the one place at the casino”
96 locals recommend
Flea Market
“Saturdays - family, food focus. Sundays crafts, clothing focus. Live music both days. Really relaxing!”
240 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“The White Rabbit Gallery is a contemporary art museum located in the inner city Sydney suburb of Chippendale, New South Wales, Australia, which exhibits selections from the White Rabbit Collection of 21st-century Chinese contemporary art”
164 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Location plus icon! Below is the winter Swimmer's Club and pools established in 1929. Half hour walk from Rose Bay and continue the cliff walk to Bronte Beach after dining.”
182 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Carriageworks is a contemporary multi-arts centre located in Sydney. Carriageworks is artist led and engages artists and audiences with contemporary ideas and issues. ”
171 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Iconic, and now a world famous bakery. Expect queues at main eating times. Take an easy walk along Bourke St, that runs past old terrace housing and lovey old trees that line the road.”
203 locals recommend
Café
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“Perfect place for a picnic, coffee and walk. 10 minutes walk from home. Visit the local Yacht club which is on the water’s edge. Take international or interstate identification for access.”
190 locals recommend
Beach
“Only a 25 minute walk. Great exercise with hills and overlooks some of Australia’s most popular beaches. ”
189 locals recommend
Volleyball Court
“Just buy a return ferry ticket , you can sit comfortably on the ferry, slowly enjoy the scenery on both sides of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge···· in the evening glow. Of course, the beautiful beaches and surrounding cuisine of destination Manly Beach will definitely leave you a good memory.”
139 locals recommend
Pool
“It’s the most photographed ocean pool in Australia – at Sydney’s most famous beach – which makes the 50-metre saltwater pool a popular spot for sunbathers and a bottleneck spot on the Bondi to Coogee walk. The baths have been a landmark of Bondi for 100 years, and if you want to become a member of the oldest winter swimming club in Australia you must swim three Sundays a month for a period of five years. Luckily, for those who just want a slice of the active lifestyle synonymous with the suburb, it’s only $6.50 for casual entry – giving you access to the pool, the sauna and the gym. For the ultimate experience, book into a Yoga by the Sea class ($25, Tue-Sat during summer months).”
220 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Queen Victoria Building Sydney, NSW, 2000, AU   124 local hosts recommend   QVB is iconic place in Sydney and its must see.”
118 locals recommend