Sweet Oceans Views

1) Swim at the Bondi Icebergs

The Bondi Icebergs is the most photographed ocean pool in Australia. The 50 meter pool is popular for sun bathers and instagrammers alike. - $7

Stunning Views

2) Go on the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

The 6 km coastal trek features stunning views, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays (with snorkel trails) and rock pools in Bronte and Coogee Beach. This coastal walk is definitely one of the best things Sydney has to offer. - Free

Picturesque Views of the Harbour

3) Ride the Iconic Manly Ferry

The Manly Ferry voyage is an impossibly beautiful treat that takes you from Circular Quay past the Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo to Manly. - $2.70 on Sundays

Discover 4 Secret Beaches

4) Take a coastal walk from Manly to Spit

It's a 9 km coastal trek that takes you from sandy coves to beautiful vantage points of Sydney Harbour to four secret beaches. Carved into the sandstone are outlines of giant kangaroo, boomerangs and a whale. - Free

Enchanted in Lavendar Bay

5) Visit the hidden oasis at Wendy's Secret Garden

This secret garden with full views of Sydney Harbour Bridge is at the foot of artist Brett Whiteley’s home in Lavender Bay. Escape the busier parks and enjoy a picnic in the hidden oasis. - Free

Classic Hollywood Cinema

6) The Ritz Cinema

The Ritz Cinema is a throwback to old school cinemas. Built in the 1937, the theatre has remained the cultural entertainment centre in Randwick. They play new releases but also host fun events like the Harry Potter Movies Marathon, Die Hard Marathon and Ladie's Bubbles Nights. - $10

Feed Your Soul

7) Take a sunrise swim at Bronte Baths

Built into the rocky cliff-side, this ocean pool is popular with early-risers for salty laps and Instagram pics of the sunrise. - Free

The Hidden Gem

8) Sunbath at Mahon Pool

Mahon pool is one of Sydney's best kept secrets. Locals love it and most tourists don't know about it. Take a dip in the saltwater pool, watch the ocean and look out for the whales. - Free

Immerse in Nature

9) Go on the Malabar Coastal Walk

Escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney and spend a couple of hours immersed in nature. Enjoy the sweeping views up and down the coast, explore this track in whale season and keep your eyes peeled for humpback and southern right whales. - Free

Must Do Experience

10) Whalewatching at the Jack Vanny Reserve

Look out for the 30,000+ whales that past by Sydney every year. Humpbacks and southern right whales are most common, with the rare sighting of Minke whales and Orcas. - Free

All You Need is Vitamin Sea

11) Snorkel in Manly

Discover over 500 species of sea life including sea dragons, cuttlefish, seahorses, octopus, blue swimmer crabs, pygmy leather-jackets, port Jackson sharks, starfish and blue gropers. - $10

Explore the Underwater Trails

12) Snorkel in Gordon's Bay, Clovelly

Protected by an offshore reef, the calm waters at Gordon's Bay reveals a unique underwater nature trail. - $10

Diverse Landscapes

13) Get lost in the Royal National Park

The Royal National Park's diversity ranges from rain-forest gullies to dramatic windswept cliffs and down to pristine beaches. Check out hot spots like Wedding Cake Rock and the beautiful Figure 8 Rocks Pool. - $2.70 on Sundays

Music for the Soul

14) Classical Music at the Conservatory

Australia’s premier musical training institution hosts its Lunch break series during the academic year, with free classical music – see music.sydney.edu.au/event-listings for the schedule. - Free on Wednesdays

Rich Aboriginal History

15) Experience history at The Rocks Discovery Museum

The museum is the perfect starting point for an exploration of Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood. Learn more about the area’s rich Aboriginal heritage. - Free

Australia's Rich Sea History

16) Explore the National Maritime Museum

Explore the last of the big gun destroyers; marvel at Spirit of Australia - the fastest boat in the world, or HMB Endeavour - Captain Cook's vessel of discovery, and visit James Craig the 1874 Tall Ship. - Free

Sydney's Nudist Beach

17) Let it all hang out at Lady Bay

The Lady Bay is Sydney's only nudist beach. Be truly free here. - Free

Walk Through the Past

18) Stroll through the atmospheric lane ways in The Rocks

The lane way showcases the nineteenth and early-twentieth century residential character of The Rocks. - Free

Iconic Australian Image

19) Walk across the Harbour Bridge

The bridge is nicknamed "The Coathanger" because of its arch-based design is one of Australia's iconic images. - Free

Go Wild

20) The Taronga Zoo

The Taronga Zoo leads conservation efforts and is home to the majestical giraffe. The award winning zoo is home to over 4000 other animals. - $1 on your birthday

Shrouded with Mystery

21) La Perouse Museum

Once Australia's only link to the rest of the world, the La Perouse Museum documents French explorer Comte de Laperouse's 1787-1788 expedition. - Free

Educating & Inspiring

22) Sydney Jewish Museum

See a world-class museum dedicated to documenting and teaching the history of the Holocaust and racial tolerance. – $8

Dark Historic Past

23) Lantern Ghost Tours

Learn about secret grog haunts, opium dens and slums overrun with mass burial pits in The Rocks. - $17

Suns Out Guns Out

24) Paddle Board at Balmoral Beach

Explore the beaches of Balmoral and discover the diverse plant and animal life with the stand up paddle board. – $19

Catch a Wave

25) Go Surfing at Bondi Beach

Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach is a great location for surfing. You'll be under the watchful eye of the world famous Bondi Rescue. - $20

Sausage Sizzles

26) BBQ at Centennial Parklands

The quintessentially Australian experience of having a barbecue is available at most parks and beaches in Sydney. Throw on a sausage sizzle and have a relaxing afternoon. – Free

Open Air Theatre

27) Watch a Movie Under the Stars

There's nothing quite like watching movies under the stars at the Moonlight Cinema in Centennial Park. - $15

Connect to Country

28) Go on an Indigenous Walking Tour

Learn more about aboriginal history with a 90-minute Indigenous walking tour at Dharawal National Park in Campbelltown. – $10

Iconic Views and Sweet Tunes

29) Catch tunes at the Opera Bar

Opera Bar is often considered the best beer garden in the world. Be swept away by the panoramic views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, CBD and beautiful Harbour while listening to live acoustic jams. - Free

Live Jazz, Funk, R&B and Soul

30) Dance the night away at Bar 34

Bar 34 is a fun place to dance and listen to live jazz, funk, R&B and soul every night of the week. – Free

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