Activities in Sydney

Are you looking for exciting activities to do in Sydney? Look no further! Sydney is filled with a wide range of activities that cater to all interests and ages. From exploring iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach, to adrenaline-pumping adventures like bridge climbing and surfing, there is something for everyone in this bustling city. Wondering what are the best family-friendly activities in Sydney? Keep reading to discover our top recommendations!

1. Blue Gum Walk, Sydney

Blue Gum Walk Trees

Escape the city for a hike in the bush; this trail conveniently starts just near the Hornsby train station, and leads through different landscapes. The looped walk is four kilometers long and takes about two and a half hours.

2. Murray Rose Pool, Sydney

Murray Rose Pool - View

The Murray Rose Pool is a harborside tidal enclosure in the Double Bay area of Sydney. It's a great spot for both exercising and relaxing - there is plenty of room to swim, and a kiosk with a shaded seating area.

3. Bondi Icebergs Club, Sydney

Bondi Icebergs Club Swimming

A Bondi landmark for over 100 years. The Icebergs Club pairs open-air swimming pools and sauna facilities with a casual bistro and licensed bars. The venue's lap pool sits near-flush with the ocean. Visit to swim, or dine.

4. Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Sydney

Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace - Hall

The Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace is a vintage movie house north of Sydney Harbour. Visit to enjoy cult classics, indie films, blockbusters, live organ concerts, and theme nights - all in a restored, 1930s art deco setting.

5. Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Oxford Art Factory - Concert

Oxford Art Factory: a prime location for live music fans and partiers. The venue features a pair of events spaces: the Live Art Space, and The Cube - the former being the primary concert and club area. Visit, party, drink, enjoy.

6. Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Enmore Theatre Exterior

Enmore Theatre is Sydney's longest running live-music venue. Built in 1908 it has seen its fair share of famous musicians. Check their website to get an updated schedule of shows.

7. Maccallum Seawater Pool, Sydney

MacCallum Pool - Pool 1

Restored 1920s pool filled directly by the neighboring harbor. Whilst not be the largest or most impressive pool in Sydney, it does offer a panorama of the surrounding coastline - Harbour Bridge and the Opera House sit in prime view.

8. Golden Age Cinema and Bar, Sydney

Golden Age Cinema and Bar - Hall

Housed within a 1940s art deco building, Golden Age Cinema & Bar shows a mix of classic, independent, and blockbuster films - weighted towards the former. The venue also harbors an intimate bar that boasts a stellar drinks line up.

9. Manly Kayak Centre, Sydney

Manly Kayak Centre - Kayaks

To get a better view of the harbour, jump in it! Manly Kayak Centre - nestled in Manly Cove - rents kayaks, paddle boards, and even boats. From the main hub, it's an easy trip to tour the surrounding coastlines and nearby beaches.

10. Prince Alfred Park Pool, Sydney

Prince Alfred Park Pool - Pool

For those interested in getting a bit of aquatic exercise, try out the 50-meter lap pool located within Prince Alfred Park. The pool's facilities include a small splash pad for children, and a grassy area for relaxing.