Published on June 21st, 2017 | by Sun Gold Soap0
Top 5 things to do at Harbourside Sydney
Sydney is a big city, but even if you only stay in one area, you will find enough to occupy your time for the length of your visit. The Sydney Harbour is a hub for tourist activities, sightseeing, retail, food and drink, and culture. Make sure to come along and try these top 5 activities there.
- Harbour Boat Tour
There is so much to see and experience in the harbour area, including the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Make sure to take advantage of the views by seeing them from the best vantage point: the water itself. A boat tour will take you along the waterfront and further out into the harbour, showing you all of the sights as you go. You can opt for a gentle tour or something with a little more power to it! If you are feeling even more adventurous, you can even try some water sports – such as controlling your own small craft through these famous waters. Try a more conventional tour first so you get all of your sightseeing out of the way!
- Harbourside Shopping Centre
If you want to pick up some souvenirs, pick up some new clothes to wear on your holiday, or just browse the shops, then this is a great place to go. It is filled with a wide range of brands for you to choose from, encompassing just about anything you could want to buy. There are also plenty of places to grab a bite to eat to keep you energised. Just make sure that you find an accommodation close by – you won’t want to carry your shopping bags far! Don’t blame us if you end up spending the whole day at this shopping centre instead of exploring the city like you planned.
- James Craig Tall Ship
Want to explore a little history? This ship is a step back in time, showing you just what it was like for sailors in the 1870s. It’s a fully restored authentic ship which will take you out into the bay. You can either relax and enjoy the ride, or pitch in and help with the crew, who will show you the ropes. It’s a fascinating experience, and you can also enjoy extra events at special times of year, such as Christmas and New Year. You can go out just for the afternoon, or spend the whole day at sea, depending on what you prefer. Packages also include food and drink, so there’s no need to worry about bringing a packed lunch with you on the boat! This is just as educational for kids and adults alike, and really feels like a magical experience.
- Madame Tussauds Sydney
Hanging out with the stars could not be easier in Madame Tussauds. This museum is famous for creating waxwork figures of celebrities from around the world, all of them scaled to life and dressed accordingly. You can pose with them, wander around and admire them, and even pick up a few props to make your photo opportunity all the more realistic. You never know what kind of famous faces you might bump into around every corner! This is definitely the place to go for the most selfie opportunities ever, so make sure that you don’t forget your camera when you visit.
- Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
The Harbour is home to plenty of exotic creatures, but even more can be found in the waters of the aquarium. Over 650 species of sea life are on display here, from penguins and sharks to turtles and fish. The habitat displays also included rarer species such as dugongs, nautilus, seahorses, jellyfish, and more. In fact, the dugongs are two of the only such animals on display anywhere in the world, so this is a real treat. It’s a great place for family fun but is also great for couples, as you can stroll around at your own pace and enjoy each of the attractions one by one.
When you head down to the Harbourside area, don’t forget to check out these attractions. They are sure to enrich any stay, and give you plenty of memories to take home!