What to see and what to do. Sydney's essentials sights and activities.

Whether it be the sun and surf, peaceful parks and national parks or the thrill of climbing the Harbour Bridge, Sydney has it all. With all of the things to do and see in beautiful Sydney, deciding how to spend your time exploring the city can mean wasting valuable sight-seeing time. 10best has narrowed down all of the available attractions in Sydney to a list of some of the don't activities available. Scale the heights of Centrepoint Tower, climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, surf at Bondi beach or go shopping Sydney-style.

Get set to experience Sydney's signature attractions. This narrowed down list is only the beginning to your amazing exploration of this stunning city. With countless galleries and museums, parks and gardens and zoos and aquariums to visit, Sydney will have you out of breath trying to experience them all. Luckily, 10Best will help you make the most of your visit by giving you the local view of this sparkling city. With activities for young and old, Sydney's energetic and diverse atmosphere will have you racing to each corner of the city to take it all in. So grab a pen and a backpack and get started ticking off our 10 must see and do activities Sydney has to offer.

Sydney Tower Centrepoint
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Sydney Tower's observation deck offers the highest vantage point from a building in the southern hemisphere and measuring in at over 1000 feet, the tower is easily Sydney's tallest building. Sydney Tower's view extends from the Blue Mountains...  Read More

After a relaxing ferry ride across Sydney Harbour, you will arrive at Sydney's most popular zoo. There is no urban zoo with quite as spectacular a setting as Taronga, located on a headland that juts out into the harbour. This stunningly...  Read More

Why not soak up some of Sydney's rich history while doing a little shopping. The Queen Victorias Building was built in 1898 to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee. The heritage building features 21 domes, each of which is 65 feet in diameter....  Read More

Whether it be for the stunning sunset, a romantic picnic or simply enjoying the best view in the city, a small hike to Mrs. Macquarie's Chair is a must when visiting Sydney. After a short stroll around the Sydney Opera House and up through the...  Read More

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Pylon Lookout
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Sydney's most iconic landmark, the Sydney Harbour Bridge (known to locals as "The Coat Hanger") spans 1605 feet and allows for eight lanes of traffic and two train tracks. Sydney Harbour bridge steals the spot light when strolling through...  Read More

Museum of Contemporary Art
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The Museum of Contemporary Art is the home to Sydney's artistic community. Drawing in as many locals as tourists every year, the 7000 piece collection continues to encourage and inspire the community. The sandstone building was built in 1952 and...  Read More

Sydney's largest and most recognised art galleries, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, houses the countries largest collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, a strong collection 19th and 20th Century Australian art and a number...  Read More

Australian Museum

For those as interested in Sydney's past and present, take a visit to Australia's oldest museum. This unique and diverse institution devotes itself to the natural history and anthropology of Sydney and Australia. The museum opened in 1827 during...  Read More

Built in 1858, Sydney's heritage listed Observatory is located in the heart of the historic Rocks district. While the Sydney Harbour and skyline might be stunning, the night sky is what really shines. Featuring an educational virtual reality 3D...  Read More

Powerhouse Museum

Harness your inner geek, child or science enthusiast and let loose in the Sydney Powerhouse's twenty five unique and educational exhibits. Whether it be science, technology, decorative arts or Australian history the exhibits cover a broad range....  Read More


Meet Trent Van der Jagt

Trent van der Jagt was born and bred just outside Sydney. With a camera in one hand and a pen in the other, Trent has made it his mission to explore as much of the world as possible. At the...  More About Trent