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50 things to do in Sydney at least once in your life
Things to do

50 things to do in Sydney at least once in your life

Sydney’s a beautiful place to live and a glorious city to visit. We’ve picked out 50 of our favourite things to do while you're here.

Urban farms in Sydney
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Urban farms in Sydney

Find the all-natural remedy to city-slicker-sickness right here in Sydney: the humble urban farm. 

Unusual fitness classes in Sydney
Sport and fitness

Unusual fitness classes in Sydney

These wacky workouts let you dance, bounce, swing and climb your way to a healthier you, and have a ball getting there. 

The best escape rooms in Sydney
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The best escape rooms in Sydney

The concept is simple: solve a variety of puzzles placed in and around the room before your allotted time runs out. 

The best of Sydney

25 things to do for under $25 in Sydney
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25 things to do for under $25 in Sydney

Sydney’s hella exxy most of the time, but if you look hard enough you’ll find some cheap as chips things to do.

Sydney’s best laneways
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Sydney’s best laneways

We think we can give Melbourne's laneways a run for their money.

90 things to do in Sydney before 9am
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90 things to do in Sydney before 9am

We’re an optimistic bunch. 

The best things to do when you're alone in Sydney
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The best things to do when you're alone in Sydney

It can be difficult to master the art of hanging out by yourself. 

The best places to go kayaking in Sydney
Sport and fitness

The best places to go kayaking in Sydney

No other city can boast such a range of places to go kayaking. 

The Sydney tourist hit list

Top Sydney attractions
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Top Sydney attractions

Things to do in Sydney at least once in your life
Things to do

Things to do in Sydney at least once in your life

Tourist attractions that don’t suck
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Tourist attractions that don’t suck

Indigenous walks and tours in Sydney
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Indigenous walks and tours in Sydney

Sydney sightseeing
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Sydney sightseeing

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A perfect day at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
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A perfect day at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park

The Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park occupies an enviable position on Elizabeth Street, facing onto the green oasis of Hyde Park, near to the city's retail centre. Here, you have easy access to the Art Gallery, Darling Harbour, and an outstanding array of bars and restaurants. Check in and get exploring.

Treat yourself to a long Saturday breakfast
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Treat yourself to a long Saturday breakfast

Everyone knows the best part of a hotel stay is the buffet breakfast the next day, and inarguably one of the most lavish in town is at Glass Brasserie in Hilton Sydney on George Street in the CBD. Well, now you can experience all the brekky trimmings, great coffee, and cheeky weekend brunch cocktails at their Saturday bottomless late breakfast without having to book a room. Available every Saturday, Glass Brasserie is offering their legendary buffet breakfast with some extra treats thrown in. From 10am-12.30pm you can enjoy the buffet plus unlimited barista coffee, bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys, all for just $49pp. So grab a tableload of your mates, book a surprise indulgence for your visiting relos, or just treat yourself to an exquisite solo feast – the late breakfast is the perfect way to kick off your weekend. Find out more about the Bottomless Late Breakfast in Glass Brasserie.

Sydney by Kayak
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Sydney by Kayak

The most challenging part of the Sunrise Kayak and Coffee tour is getting up at 5am – but rising early gives you glassy waters and glorious photo opportunities that’ll make your hungover friends incredibly jealous on a Sunday morning. Instructor Laura Stone and husband Ben run weekly dawn tours that make the most of Sydney Harbour before most people turn and hit snooze. They set up single kayaks at Lavender Bay Boat Ramp ready for the 5.40am meeting time and while we’re learning the best way to hold our paddles, Laura is picking up everyone’s coffee orders from a local café. Each raft has a custom coffee holder, and the ceramic cups keep the brews warm until you’ve paddled under the Bridge. The harbour water is velvety smooth, and the kayaks are very stable so you don’t need to work hard to paddle around Luna Park and into position as the sunlight hits Sydney Opera House. Our fleet rafts up to enjoy the view, sipping flat whites through the salty silicone lids and snapping away with our phones. If you don’t want to risk dropping your own camera, there’s a photographer on each tour and you can purchase personal pics for $30. Though the kayaks have glass-bottom windows the water’s still too dark to reveal any sea life – however, we do spot a fur seal frolicking by Blues Point Reserve. After an hour or so of gentle paddling we glide over to Sawmillers Reserve to check out the shipwreck. The ferries don’t start until 8am, so there’s time to go slow. It’s one of the drie

Cake Bake and Sweets Show
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Cake Bake and Sweets Show

You won’t find any Shake ‘n Bake at the Cake Bake and Sweets Show – this flour-covered expo only dishes out top tier sweet treats. There’s masterclasses, cake-decorating competitions, workshops and cooking demonstrations for home bakers, and plenty of taste-testing opportunities if dessert is your kryptonite. Over three days of baking events, you’ll get the chance to be tutored by international celebrity chefs and local baking stars. Pastry chef at Sydney’s Shangri-La Hotel Anna Polyviou will share her creative dessert skills, appearing alongside local Instagram dessert queen Katherine Sabbath and Benny Rivera from New York’s City Cakes. Throughout the show, learn how to temper couverture chocolate, whip together the smoothest buttercream, create sharp frosting edges and even construct a multi-tiered wedding cake. There will also be an exhibition space to taste the full carbtastic menu, explore new baking appliances and have cookbooks signed by your baking idols. Some savoury baked items will make the cut, and there’ll be an area dedicated to healthy baking, so you can go nuts on your cheat day without going into a sugar coma. You'll need to register for most classes and workshops, which are an additional cost on top of the entry ticket price. 

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