Sydney

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Find flights to Sydney and discover how simple it can be to plan the adventure of a lifetime with an Australia vacation. Whether you want to revel in the city's beautiful and famous harbor, get active with outdoor pursuits or savor the region's food and wine, our tips on things to do in Sydney will get you started right.

Things to Do in Sydney

One of the most popular activities in Sydney is to experience the city's colorful history as it relates to convicts at The Rocks. Listen to the lore of hauntings and wander through sandstone lanes and courtyards, where you can find everything from historic cottages to art galleries and pubs with amazing harbor views. If you visit on a weekend, you'll find delightful markets well worth exploring.

No trip here is complete without visiting what is perhaps the city's most famous bit of architecture, the Sydney Opera House, located on Sydney Harbour. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located near the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and a stop here is one of our favorite things to do in Sydney -- you're sure to be able to snap a great "vacation in a nutshell" shot here. Inside is not just one main performance hall, as the name might indicate, but rather multiple venues. In fact, it hosts more than 1,500 events yearly, so chances are great that there will be something happening here you can catch while you're visiting. Get a great view of the Opera House by catching the Manly Ferry from Circular Quay.

Those who relish the outdoors will find no shortage of activities in Sydney. For one thing, the city is dotted with amazing beaches. Check out a few of the most famous ones, along with breathtaking scenery, by starting at Bondi Beach and walking along the cliffs to Coogee Beach. Start off with a swim in the famous Bondi Icebergs rock pool, when the weather's warm enough, of course. Then as you continue along, you could surf at Bronte Beach and snorkel at Clovelly Beach or Gordon's Bay. When you reach Coogee Beach, you'll be ready to stretch out and relax while taking in the scenic view.

If you're more into the gourmet scene, you'll also find a number of tempting things to do in Sydney. You'll come across plenty of spots to sample Australian wines and nosh on dishes with locally sourced ingredients.

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