Fun activities, vibrant nightlife culture and awesome people. Make a note of these 5 Sydney neighbourhoods to get the good times rolling.
Cozzies? Check. Esky full of ice-cold bevvies? Check. Your best mates? Check, check check! You’re ready for fun activities in Sydney’s sandy suburbs: Bondi, Bronte and Coogee.
If you're not swimming in some of the world's most famous beaches, you'll be downing amazing gelato, catching live music and buying boutique threads. The Eastern suburbs are almost always chockablock with salty-haired, barefoot locals and visitors alike. The crowds and noise are all part of the excitement. For an extra-special experience, walk down to the beach during hushed dawn when devoted surfers rise and play.
Pssst! Did you know the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk now extends to North Sydney? That’s right, the long-awaited 80km Bondi to Manly walk is finally here. Plan your walk via the visitor's website.
The Alt Scene
Unconventional, indie, bohemian, creative, progressive: just some of many words to describe the colourful neighbourhoods of Newtown and surrounds (Erskineville, Enmore and Marrickville). These neighbourhoods are especially popular amongst young folks.
In these inner-city burbs, dig into contemporary big brekkies, catch a gig at the Enmore Theatre and sample some amazing craft beer. Here over a weekend? Don’t miss the Newtown Market, with vintage treasures galore and Marrickville’s farmers market. If it’s a sunny arvo, head down to Camperdown Memorial Rest Park to join locals picnicking and dog-watching into the night. Igniting convos and making new friends here is a Sydney breeze.
Fun For All
Right by the water on the edge of the Sydney CBD are three incredible attractions that have something for all family members. A day out in Darling Harbour will soon show you why it’s one of Sydney’s best neighbourhoods.
At WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, you can experience a slice of the Australian outback – in the heart of the city! Meet Australia’s most beloved native animals like kangaroos, koalas and Wombat. You can even have a hot brekky with koalas. Steps away is SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, a voyage into Australia’s breathtaking underwater world. Be encapsulated by 700 sea species swimming all around you in epic displays. At both attractions, you’ll learn heaps of surprising things about protecting the planet and its wildlife. Who said animal experiences are just for kids, anyway?
Fun activities in Sydney don’t stop there. Next door is Madame Tussauds Sydney: a quirky pop culture haven, action-packed with fun things to see and do. Get out your inner fangirl-slash-fanboy and meet local celebrities in wildly realistic wax figures. Strut down the catwalk with Elle Macpherson. Kick goals with soccer legend, Tim Cahill. Have a bevvy at the bar with Rove. You’ll be selfie-ing, spinning tunes on the DJ decks, transforming into superheroes through augmented reality and so much more.
Hot tip: Buy tickets to these awesome attractions in advance online to save up to 20%. If you book to see two or three attractions in advance, you can save over 50%! Plus, you’ll get to skip entrance queues. Not bad, hey?