Search here...

Oceania Travel: Sydney, Australia – Activity Recommendations

Reading Time: 5 minutes

This post covers our recommendations for activities to do & walks to talk when in Sydney, Australia.

What Sydney offers

  • World’s largest natural harbor
  • Superb beaches (100+)
  • Iconic Sydney Opera House
  •  One of the most global cities in the world (1/3 of its population was born overseas and 1/2 half of Sydney’s citizens are first and second-generation immigrants)
  • Wide variety of food
  • Close proximity to UNESCO World Heritage Blue Mountains


Map of Sydney, Australia

Map from Sydney Airport to downtown

Connect this itinerary

History of Sydney

Sydney is the capital city of New South Wales in Australia and is a thriving modern city that continues to attract visitors from around the world, offering a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.

  • Prior to European settlement, the area now known as Sydney was home to the indigenous people of the Eora nation.
  • In 1788, the English explorer, Captain Arthur Phillip, established a penal colony on the shores of Port Jackson, which is now Sydney Harbor. The colony was initially intended as a place to send convicts from Britain, but it quickly grew and attracted free settlers as well.
  • Throughout the 19th century, Sydney experienced rapid growth and development. It became a major trading hub, with transportation routes being established, including the construction of the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.
  • Over the years, Sydney has emerged as a leading economic and cultural center in Australia. It has a diverse population and is known for its vibrant arts scene, iconic landmarks, and beautiful beaches.

Sydney Favorites


See & Do

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • The Rocks
  • In CBD, check out the arcades including Victoria Building + Pitt Arcade
  • Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb
  • Bondi to Cogee Walk
  • Taronga Zoo
  • Bondi Icebergs
  • Darling Harbor
  • Australia Museum
  • Ferry to Manly, walk to Shelly Beach
  • Tour University of Sydney campus
  • Day trip to the Blue Mountains & Katoomba


  • Bondi to Coogee: seaside walk – our coverage here
  • Spice Alley to Blackwattle Bay Park
  • Sydney CBD (from Circual Quay down Pitt Street)
  • The Rocks to Hyde Park

Walk: Bondi to Coogee Seaside Walk

  • Start: Bondi Beach
  • Bondi Icebergs
  • Tamarama
  • Bronte Beach
  • Waverly Cemetery
  • Clovelly
  • Gordons Bay
  • Coogee Beach

Walk: The Rocks (Park Hyatt Sydney) to Hyde Park

  • Start: The Rocks or Park Hyatt Sydney
  • Museum of Contemportary Art
  • Circular Quay
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Royal Botanic Garden
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Saint Mary’s Cathedral
  • Hyde Park
  • Australia Museum

Walk: Spice Alley to Blackwattle Bay Park

  • Start: Spice Alley
  • Victoria Park
  • The University of Sydney
  • Walk the length of Glebe Street to Glebe Point
  • Walk in the direction of Blackwattle Bay Park (walk around one of the scenic bays that flows into Sydney Harbour)
  • Glebe Foreshore Walk (boardwalk and foreshore promenade to the new Sydney Fish Market waterfront urban parks)
  • End: Darling Harbor

Leave a Reply

Accessibility Toolbar

error: Content is protected !!