Outdoor Activities in Sydney – by sea, sand and sky


Whether you like jetting over the sea, riding the rapids, watching the waves from the beach or hitting the surf, Sydney will have the right activity for you. With its thriving culture and beautiful beaches, come and see why Sydney is often called one of the most beautiful tourist cities!

What places do you think of first when we mention Sydney - the Opera House, Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo and Bondi Beach? Those are definitely good places to start! Places like West Head and Watson Bay also deserve an honourable mention for the holiday list.

For all those adrenaline junkies, the seas and skies will be the best places to hit – literally! Check out Sydney Harbour for these activities, including jet boating, gliding and turning somersaults in a plane over the sea or even a flying trapeze workshop could be just the thing for you, as well as rides on the rapids and power boat treks.

If you want to take sightseeing to the extreme, you can always try a tandem beach skydive! Alternatives include the bridge climb of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Tower Sky Walk for a truly majestic view.

If you’d rather put your feet up in a deck chair, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches, with so many to choose from that they’re often grouped in 3 categories: Northern, Southern and Harbour. Some of the most popular are Bondi, Palm and Balmoral Beach.

Sydney is also big for its surfing scene. Experience the waves in many ways with surfing, snorkelling, sailing, kayaking or diving on offer. If you want to see the marine life without a snorkel, take a visit to Sydney aquarium to see a variety of sea creatures. There is always the alternative of whale watching to entertain you – seeing them leap into the waters in front of your eyes is a sight that shouldn’t be missed!

The adrenaline adventure doesn’t start and end on the water– tear up the track with an off road rally or motorbike tour. All in all, Sydney definitely has a universal appeal- having something great in store for everyone.

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