Best things to do in Sydney

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Experiences you might enjoy

Here are some activities hosted by locals that would help you explore the city.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

1. The Bucket List
235local recommendations
2. Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge
273local recommendations
3. Centennial Park
410local recommendations
4. Coogee Pavilion
169 Dolphin St
218local recommendations
5. Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Rd
235local recommendations
6. Icebergs Dining Room and Bar
1 Notts Ave
207local recommendations
7. Bourke Street Bakery Surry Hills
633 Bourke St
177local recommendations
Michael says “A perennial Sydney favourite, there is always a line but it moves fast! Pies, sausage rolls, fresh b...” ·
8. Harris Farm Markets Bondi Beach
61 Hall St
161local recommendations
Nicolette says “Harris Farm Market is where we try to do most of food shopping, it has good quality food, especially...” ·
9. Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Rd
290local recommendations
10. Opera Bar
Macquarie St
160local recommendations
11. The Grounds of Alexandria
2 Huntley St
178local recommendations
Ollie says “First and foremost: this place is about coffee. There are two separate espresso stations – one for i...” ·
12. Three Blue Ducks - Bronte
143 Macpherson St
127local recommendations
13. Beach Road Hotel
71 Beach Rd
135local recommendations
Ray & Gene
Ray & Gene says “Iconic band room, thriving saloon bar, two restaurants, family friendly beer garden & a newly refurb...” ·
14. The Winery
285A Crown St
129local recommendations
L'Abode Accommodation Specialist
L'Abode Accommodation Specialist says “Surry Hills’ favourite wine bar. Winner for the Best Wine List: Alia Awards 2015. A quirky urban gar...” ·
15. The Corner House
281 Bondi Rd
123local recommendations
L'Abode Accommodation Specialist
L'Abode Accommodation Specialist says “Opening doors in Feb 2010. Anthony Kaplan, the man behind North Bondi’s The Shop & Wine Bar and Bren...” ·
16. Carriageworks
245 Wilson St
126local recommendations
17. Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
140 George St
209local recommendations
18. Manly Wharf Hotel
E Esplanade
120local recommendations
19. Hugos Manly
E Esplanade
120local recommendations
20. Westfield Bondi Junction
500 Oxford St
428local recommendations
Darren & Ralph
Darren & Ralph says “Westfield Bondi Junction is a large retail shopping centre located in the suburb of Bondi Junction i...” ·
21. Taronga Zoo Sydney
Bradleys Head Rd
286local recommendations
22. North Bondi RSL Club
118-120 Ramsgate Ave
110local recommendations
Libby says “Great Aussie pub atmosphere, with reasonably priced and good food balcony tables to watch the passin...” ·
23. The Boathouse Palm Beach
98local recommendations
24. Sydney Opera House
538local recommendations
25. Gelato Messina Darlinghurst
241 Victoria St
175local recommendations
Karen says “Best gelato in the world! And I'm not even exaggerating. Best known for their Salted Caramel and Whi...” ·
26. Darling Harbour
263local recommendations
Eleni says “The best place to take the kids in Sydney is by far Darling Harbour. While there are many constructi...” ·
27. Watson Bay
115local recommendations
Andy, Richard & Jenny
Andy, Richard & Jenny says “Catch a ferry to/from Circular Quay to Watson's Bay to see the waterfront mansions and views of the ...” ·
28. Mary's
6 Mary St
93local recommendations
29. The Beresford Hotel
53 Elmer Rd
113local recommendations
30. Shady Pines Saloon
256 Crown St
99local recommendations