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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.

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
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.”
189 locals recommend
Beach
“Only a 25 minute walk. Great exercise with hills and overlooks some of Australia’s most popular beaches. ”
189 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“A lovely walk out to the end of the point, where you can get amazing photos of the Opera House with the Harbour Bridge behind it. It is where all of the famous photos of the Sydney New Year fireworks are taken from.”
115 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Very popular and famous ice-creams and gelatos with a large selection of ingenious flavours that change regularly. Made from natural ingredients. Popular even in winter. Expect queues in Summer. Ask for a 'taste' of a flavour before you decide. Cone, cup or take home pack.”
147 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Larger scale shopping centre with big department stores & individual boutiques. Big name & designer brands in a great indoor/outdoor environment.”
135 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Start your walk at either end, this is the most breathtaking coastal stroll you will ever go on. Follow the coastline to discover the most iconic and beautiful beaches in the Eastern Suburbs. ”
150 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great vibe, pizzas are yum and great place to have a few cocktails n watch the sun go down”
170 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“All the new releases as well as digitally remastered classics. Ritz Bar upstairs for alcohol and cocktails. 8 cinema screens gives you lots of options for your night out.”
162 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
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“Sophisticated bar featuring an extensive selection of top-shelf whiskies, plus classic cocktails.”
96 locals recommend
Pub
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“Beach Road Hotel - head down on a sunny afternoon and grab a spot in the beer garden. Kid friendly..”
153 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“At 309-metres high, Sydney Tower Eye is Sydney’s tallest building and has been an iconic feature of the city skyline for over 30 years. View the city from behind the wrap-around windows or step out onto the 268-metre high Skywalk for an uninterrupted view of the city. The famous landmark houses restaurants and an observation deck and can hold as many as 960 at capacity. Let us know prior to your stay if you'd like to book the entrance fee for a discounted price. *Subject to availability”
64 locals recommend
Café
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“Get there early as you need to line up. Best food. Best staff. (You can imagine you are on the set of Home and Away.)”
141 locals recommend
Aquarium
“SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium contains a large variety of Australian aquatic life, displaying more than 700 species comprising more than 13,000 individual fish and other sea and water creatures from most of Australia's water habitats. ”
45 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“We make real gelato with real ingredients. Its pretty nice. Made fresh on the premises daily, offering over 40 flavours, gelato cakes and weekly specials”
168 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Iconic spot nwhere Home and Away is filmed and is known for its golden sand! Walk towards the North end and climb to the lighthouse for jaw dropping views of the peninsular.”
109 locals recommend