5+ Things To Do In Sydney Australia [Unusual]

Sydney is an undeniable gem of Australia, a metropolitan wonderland of buzzing city life and urban culture, not to mention gorgeous surf beaches! Here are 5 things to do in Sydney Australia.

If that doesn't convince you, the 32 million tourists that visit Australia's most visited city might. Various Sydney suburbs offer a variety of atmospheres for any kind of holiday experience.

Additionally, Sydney is an incredibly multicultural city, and therefore offers a myriad of delicious cuisines from all over the world to challenge your taste-buds and stir up your dining experience.

So pack your bags and get ready to jet off, because the beautiful, unique city of Sydney is waiting for you, keep reading for the top 5 things to see and do in Sydney, Australia!

  • Population: 5,230,000 
  • Currency: Australian Dollar
  • When To Go: October - November

5. Wendy's Secret Garden

Wendy's Secret Garden is a great place for history enthusiasts, nature lovers and hopeless romantics!

When Wendy Whiteley lost her husband Brett Whiteley, she needed a distraction from her grief, so she got into gardening. She managed to transform a land full of rubbish into an amazing garden with many beautiful flowers.

At the garden, you can also see an amazing view of Sydney Harbour Bridge. This is not an ordinary garden, as you can see people chilling in a great atmosphere thanks to Wendy and to her love.

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4. Sydney Nightlife

Sydney's nightlife is definitely worth checking out and it deserves all its good reputation.

If you are into nightlife, Sydney's famous Oxford Street is home to many popular venues. In addition to this, it is also considered a safe area.

This street also has a large gay community so it is possible to find many gay bars as well. It is an extremely diverse area and it is guaranteed that you will meet interesting people and have a great night out.

Some of the best-known places in this street are Chinese Laundry and Home. They are mostly open on Fridays and Saturdays until late.

3. Pub Crawl Tour

Pubs have played an important role in Sydney's culture ever since Europeans settled in Sydney.

The historical pub-crawl tour takes you to the oldest pubs in the city and it lasts for four hours. You will also have the chance to try local drinks as well.

While sipping your drink, you will hear about the underground history of the area such as gangs, brothels and murders.

The pub-crawl experience is much recommended by the locals as it gives tourists access to a more authentic history of the city.

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2. Ghost Tours

Sydney can be a very spooky city! There are many companies that organise ghost tours and the tours all involve stories about murders, hangings and suicides.

There are also areas that are believed to be haunted, such as The Rocks. The guides are historians and researchers, which makes the whole experience even more interesting.

It is also possible to get a themed ghost tour, such as hen night ghost tour or Halloween ghost tour, depending on the company you book the tour with.

1. Hayden Orpheum

Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace is a unique cinema from the old times. It has been operating since 1935 and it is the one place that is a cinema and a museum at the same time.

It is possible to see old objects that would belong to a museum. The decorations will remind you of the thirties and so will the films.

They mostly play films from the old days and it is rare to see those films at the cinema nowadays, so it will definitely be an experience to remember.

Occasionally, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace does theme nights, so you can check their website to see if there is a themed event that you will be interested in.

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How To Get To Sydney?

There's flights to Sydney from pretty much all corners to the USA and Asia, with onward connections to the rest of the world. 

WIthin Australia there's flights from every major city including Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Adelaide, Lord Howe Island. Additionally there's flights to regional Australia.

Staying in Sydney is often expensive for those whom live elsewhere as the cost of living is one of the highest in the world.  

Jill Saunders