Unusual Things to Do in Sydney

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SYDNEY, the word alone conjures up images of romance, adventure and paradise. Australia’s majestic capital and most recognizable city, Sydney is also considered an international hub for commerce, arts, culture, entertainment, and tourism, appealing tenth of thousands of travelers annually.

And while many visit Sydney to explore its amazing Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House, and indulge in activities like the BridgeClimb and the Bondi to Coogee walk, others seek something different and unusual, not included in the holiday brochures of the city. So, let’s leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind and get acquainted with some unusual things to do in Sydney. And if you are a traveler who has self-drive or camping plans, make sure to take advantage of cheap campervan hire in Sydney from My Drive Holiday.

Enjoy the Natural Beauty of Lane Cove National Park


Planning a day out with your family? Do not look further and head to the picturesque Lane Cove National Park – a beautiful pocket of bushland ideally nestled on either side of the peaceful Lane Cove River. The river is the focus of most activities, while there are also a dozens of picnic spots, where you can stay overnight in cabins. The northern part of the park is superb for bushwalking and bike riding on fire trails. Wildlife you are likely to see in the park is the Eastern Water Dragon, along with many species of birds and an occasional Goanna.

Explore the Scenic Illawarra Region


Pristine beaches, lakes, dramatic mountains and towns full of character are what make Illawara region a great destination for outdoor adventures. The city of Wollongong is considered the region’s hub, as it’s located close to the many scenic natural attractions of the surrounding Illawara and offers such attractions, as the Nan Tien Temple, the striking Macquarie Pass National Park and Wollongong City Gallery – the largest regional art museum in Australia. Not to be missed is also the Illawara Fly Treetop Walk, a unique attraction, which enables visitors to experience a 1500 meter walk through a picture-perfect lush rainforest.

Try Fish ‘n’ Chips at Watsons Bay

Even if you haven’t got much time while visiting Sydney, make sure to take a trip to Watsons Bay, a perfect tranquil spot to relax and enjoy fresh seafood in one of the area’s many restaurants. But before you tuck straight into lunch at Doyles, work up an appetite by discovering all the history and landmarks of the area first. Doyles on the Beach comes with we-inspiring a la carte menu, also offering an extensive list of Wines and Beverages.

The list of unusual things to do in Sydney is definitely not limited to the above mentioned three, as there are so many interesting activities in Sydney that a post or two won’t cover them all. However, highly recommended are also taking a Yoga Class at Boy Charlton Pool; trying the Segway Tour of Olympic Park and enjoying fantastic views of the bridge and North Sydney from Sydney Observatory at night.

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