Sydney is a cosmopolitan city situated in the state of New South Wales on the east coast of Australia. It is famous for many things, including the iconic opera house, whale watching, hot spots and its incredible beaches & scenery. If you’ve done the whole Bondi Beach lying around in the sun thing and you’d like to experience the best outdoor activities Sydney has to offer, we are here to help.
We’ll start from the top with one of Sydney’s top outdoor attractions – whale watching.
- Whale Watching
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast and you love nature and all its creatures, there is nothing as exhilarating as a close encounter with some of the biggest mammals on the planet. The annual humpback whale migration sees approximately 60,000 whales move from the Antarctica to the warmer seas of northern Australia to give birth to their calves. You can set off whale watching from Merimbula Marina with an experienced tour operator during this migratory period and catch a glimpse of these mysterious creatures in their natural habitat.
Here are a few interesting facts about humpback whales that will get you excited about booking a whale watching trip in Sydney.
- A fully-grown female humpback can grow to 52 feet
- Humpback whales can sing enchanting songs
- Humpback whales are globe trotters
If you’d like to learn more amazing facts and see these creatures in the flesh, you shouldn’t miss out on a whale watching trip while in Sydney.
- Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Okay, so, if you don’t have a head for heights, you may want to scratch this one off the list. But if you can handle the climb, you won’t regret booking a trip over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. When you cross the bridge, you’re latched onto a rope, so the entire experience is extremely safe and incredibly exciting.
- Blue Mountains Trip
Getting back to nature is easily done by booking a one-day trip to the scenic Blue Mountains. It is just west of Sydney and it contains cascading waterfalls, rugged mountains and mesmerising cliffs.
- Bike Tour Around Sydney
What is more relaxing than taking a bike tour around Sydney. You can explore the waterfront with a group of tourists when you join a stress-free bike tour that takes in all the sights.
- Take to the Skies
If you are feeling a little more adventurous and you’d like to experience something which makes your heart pound out of your chest, why not go for a Hang-Gliding experience? You’ll find several great companies in Sydney with impeccable safety records. Although not for everyone, hang-gliding gives you the opportunity to see the city from a different perspective.
So, there is out top 5 outdoor activities to do when visiting Sydney. The city has so much to offer that you’ll find it hard to take in all the sights, activities and events if you are only staying for a short while. If you don’t have much time and you want to make the most of your holiday, start at the top of this list and work your way down.