Ultimate Bucket List Ideas for Sydney

Ultimate Bucket List Ideas for Sydney

Sydney is a city that has it all. Lively metropolitan streets, a thriving cultural scene (including the world’s most recognisable opera house), spectacular shopping, glimmering beaches, a plethora of sunshine and beautiful natural scenery framing the city’s edges. There are not many cities that can boast the same amount of diversity as Sydney can, which is why our bucket list ideas for Sydney are just as impressive – here are 37 items to start you off on your adventure in Australia’s largest city.

1. Enjoy a show at the Sydney Opera House

2. Stroll along the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk and enjoy spectacular coastal views

3. Take in wide-angle views of the city at the top of Sydney Tower Eye

4. Purchase some stylish clothes from Australia’s most renowned designers at The Intersection

5. Watch a movie at the world’s biggest IMAX Theatre in Darling Harbour

6. Attach your harness and climb across the Sydney Harbour Bridge

7. Peruse the 400 stores in Westfield Bondi Junction shopping centre

8. Explore historical ships at the Australian National Maritime Museum

9. Take a selfie with your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds

10. Explore Sydney Olympic Park, the host of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games

11. Enjoy views of Sydney Harbour from a ferry tour

12. Picnic in Barangaroo Reserve

13. Delve into Sydney’s art scene at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

14. Ride a ferry out to one of Sydney’s Islands

15. Go for a dip in one of Sydney’s outdoor pools, such as Icebergs in Bondi or the Bronte Baths

16. Eat some delicious handmade Chinese noodles in Chinatown

17. Hike along the North Shore from Spit Bridge to Manly

18. Soak up some culture at the Museum of Contemporary Art

19. Enjoy a drink at the Opera Bar while overlooking one of the world’s largest natural harbours

20. Watch the Saturday night fireworks display at Darling Harbour

21. Snorkel in Gordon’s Bay

22. Ride the Ferris Wheel at Luna Park

23. Explore the city’s history at the Museum of Sydney

24. Visit the Koala Sanctuary at Featherdale Wildlife Park

25. Star gaze at the Sydney Observatory

26. Wonder through Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden, all 75 acres of it

27. Watch the sunset from one of Sydney’s rooftop bars

28. Ride the Sydney SkyCoaster at Wet’n’Wild

29. Join the surf or enjoy the sun at Bondi Beach, one of Australia’s most famous beaches

30. Have a go on the TreeTop Crazy Rider at TreeTop Adventure Parks

31. Learn more about the land down under at the Australian Museum

32. Admire the architecture of the Queen Victoria Building

33. Spot sea creatures in their natural habitat at Shelly Beach

34. Do a spot of shopping at one of Sydney’s renowned weekend markets (Eveleigh Market and Paddington Markets are two to definitely check out)

35. Delve further into Sydney’s art scene at the White Rabbit Gallery, a intimate gallery dedicated to Chinese art

36. Get lost in the second-oldest national park in the world, the Royal National Park

37. Catch the double-decker train to the dramatic Blue Mountains just west of Sydney

Morag Lee

Morag is the resident blog writer at Barrhead Travel. Can usually be found exploring a cruise ship or on a city break.