Fancy a one-of-a-kind walk or brushing shoulders with a local celebrity? Get to know a different side of Sydney with these must-dos.
Madame Tussauds Sydney
Where can you meet sports stars, superheroes, world leaders, Hollywood A-listers, music megastars and historical figures all in one place? Madame Tussauds Sydney. Size up to soccer star, Tim Cahill and track legend, Cathy Freeman. Answer the call in the Justice League Zone, and rub caped shoulders with Batman, Superman and The Flash. Hang upside down with Spiderman, try on Iron Man’s suit, and check out Wolverine’s intimidating claws in the Marvel Zone. Meet incredibly realistic figures of world leaders, like Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. Get a pic with Bruce Willis, and pose with martial arts master, Jackie Chan and local legend, Steve Irwin. Sing next to songbird, Adele, and country king, Keith Urban or go back in time and come face to face with the Bushranger, Ned Kelly.
For something out-of-the-ordinary, visit an underwater world where you can see over 13,000 magnificent creatures and 700 species of marine life – all without getting wet. Nothing compares to discovering incredible things about these incredible creatures; and it’s something the whole family will love. Don’t miss the weird and wonderful Lungfish and the mesmerising, ghost-like jellyfish.
If you’re looking for some fun with fur, scales and feathers – this is the place! Whether you walk straight through or stop to educate yourself about your favourite animals at a Keeper Talk or two, this is a great day out. See the Aussie Animal Encounter Show daily at 2pm or book a Breakfast with Koalas; there’s something for everyone. Locals and visitors alike can get to know our fabulous fauna, and it’s right in the heart of the city.
Glebe Foreshore Walk
Take this 4km return track from Bicentennial and Jubilee Park in Glebe to Pyrmont. Snaking through Rozelle Bay and Blackwattle Bay, get gorgeous views of the Sydney skyline, the Anzac Bridge and glistening pockets of the harbour. It’s a great city walk that shows off Sydney from a different perspective. And the best part? After you’re done strolling and stopping in a park or two to soak up the sun, reward yourself with world-class fresh seafood at the famous Sydney Fish Market.
Manly to Spit Walk
This stretch of stride-worthy track is nothing short of sublime. It’s a 10km walk, but it’s well worth the effort. You’ll be rewarded with unparalleled harbour and bush views as the track follows the coast, giving you glimpses of hideaway beaches and sub-tropical heath. See how the other half lives as you pass harbourside mansions, and there are Aboriginal rock engravings too. You’ll finish up at the beautiful Manly Beach where you can have a dip in the deep blue and enjoy an ice cream with your toes in the sand.
Make sure you get the most out of these must-dos with a discounted pass from Merlin Entertainments. Choose from a 2, 3 or 4 Sydney Attraction Pass with your choice of entry to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye, and Madame Tussauds. You’ll see more, and save more without having to brave the queues.