Sydney is the biggest city in Australia so there are always plenty of things to do and sights to see throughout the year. It doesn’t matter what time of the year you visit, there is something for everyone in this great seaside city. Top picks of Sydney’s best things to do include:
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
This is not just an iconic Australian landmark but something you can scale if you are so inclined. It gives a different, beautiful perspective of the ocean and the city. Climbing the Harbour Bridge is something for the bucket list for sure. The tamer option is, of course, to simply walk across the bridge which doesn’t cost any money and still provides beautiful views of the Harbour.
Go to Bondi Beach in the summer.
Bondi Beach is one of the most famous and popular beaches in Australia. It is located 7 kilometres east of the main Sydney CBD. There are plenty of activities you can do at Bondi Beach besides going for a swim or surfing. There is a skatepark that hosts the Van Bowl-A-Rama skateboarding competition annually in February and the annual Miss Bondi beauty pageant has always been popular with locals and tourists alike since its inception in 1937.
Have a family-friendly day at Luna Park
Luna Park is one of Sydney’s top amusement parks and is fun for all. First opened in 1935, this iconic destination is located at Milsons Point just north of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. There is a wide variety of rides to enjoy at the park. You can try your hand at the Wild Mouse or experience the thrill of the wooden rollercoaster that runs around on the Harbour side of the park. If that isn’t for you, you can take it easy on the Ferris wheel which is a bit more lowkey. This is a fun day out for the entire family in Sydney.
Spend a day at the races
Sydney is host to some very prestigious horse races throughout the year with the Golden Slipper in March, to the Sydney Spring Carnival starting in August including races such as The Everest which is the world’s richest turf race and the Winx Stakes, named after a champion thoroughbred horse. These premier racing events see many well-dressed fans enjoying a few Golden Slipper bets in addition to the gourmet food and drinks available at the various racecourses.
Go whale watching
Sydney’s whale watching tours are some of the best in Australia and your visit to Sydney wouldn’t be complete if you miss your chance to spot one of these majestic mammals. You can see the whales playing in the water, breaching and swimming around in the right season. The most common whales you are likely to see are Rorquals and Humpbacks. The best time to go whale watching in Sydney is between June and October. There are a few places that are best for whale watching including the Barrenjoey Lighthouse located 113 metres above sea level in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, North Head Sanctuary and the Royal National Park.
This list offers only a few of all the fantastic experiences you can have in Sydney in 2022. With so much on offer, you just have to book your ticket and get yourself there to truly understand the magic that this great Australian city has to offer.