A pair of bicycles resting against a barrier in Sydney's Centennial Park.

Biking Around Sydney

Take in Sydney’s historic sights and cycle across the Sydney Harbour Bridge with an experienced guide, head to the mountains, or simply enjoy a casual ride on your own. Here are tours, guides, and popular biking areas, along with rental shops.

Botany Bay, Sydney, Australia, at sunset.

Sydney’s Best Day Trips

Day trips offered in and around Sydney are mostly outdoor excursions immersing you in the land and culture of the country. These are tours in every sense of the word, which means you can expect a comfortable, accessible experience with nothing more challenging than a walk. Included are two great recommendations for sticking to the city or venturing out into the bush for more than a day.

People silhouetted against a blue sky climbing Sydney's Harbour Bridge.

Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

The best way to really appreciate the Sydney Harbour Bridge is to climb it. There are about 200 steps to get to the top, but the views are some of the best in Sydney. Here are all the ins and outs of BridgeClimb, including types of tours offered and a brief summary of what to expect from the experience.

A stunning Koroit Boulder Inlay Gem Opal Pendant of brilliant fire and color.

Unique Shopping in Sydney

Shopping in Sydney for a unique gift or treat for yourself runs the gamut from fine jewelry to bargain-store trinkets to discovering a true hidden bookstore treasure. If you’d like a shopping experience as much about the hunt as the find, read on for some of Sydney’s best independent and specialty shops.

Looking back towards the Oxford Street entrance to the Paddington Reservoir Gardens through the Victorian fern garden.

Gardens and Parks to Visit in Sydney

Whether you’re looking for a great walking park, stunning vistas, somewhere to spend an active day with the family or simply a pleasant place to sit alone with a coffee and a good book, one of these gardens and parks in Sydney will definitely do the trick.

Get superb photo opportunities with a walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Free Activities in Sydney

Sydney is expensive—there is no doubt about that. Yet there are a few excellent things to do that don’t cost a thing. From museums and galleries to history, architecture, and even getting around, here are the best free activities in Sydney.

The Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney is a three story brick building at the head of Macquarie Street.

Planning Your Time in Sydney

Like all of the world’s great cities, Sydney is brimming with things to see and do, and demands time. Even if you relocated to the city, you’d still never manage it all, so what you’ll have to do is try to squeeze as much into your allocated time as possible. And it all depends on what your interests are.