Top Things to Do Outdoors in Sydney

If you love the great outdoors, Sydney is the place to be, with a wealth of amazing outdoor attractions waiting for you all set against a beautiful harbour backdrop. 

Take advantage of Sydney's harbourside location and enjoy some fun on—and in—the water. Take a whale watching cruise and view the majestic  humpbacks that trawl the Pacific, or dare yourself to get even closer to Sydney's marine life and swim with sharks with Shark Dive Xtreme. Don't forget to make the most of Sydney's famous beaches—Bondi and Manly are real favourites, with glittering sand and surf to fulfil your swimming and sunbaking desires. 

As well as the beaches, you can take in a bit of lush greenery at the Royal Botanic Garden and the sensational new Barangaroo Reserve. A trip to Centennial Parklands is filled with fun activities, while a more tranquil day can be had at the Chinese Garden of Friendship, and a secret garden refuge can be found at Paddington Reservoir Gardens.

The explorer in you will have a ball at historic Cockatoo Island, and you can view all the highlights of the city of Sydney from the side of a motorbike on Shelby's Sidecar Tours. Taronga Zoo provides a fun day out for all, with plenty of exotic animals to see, and for the adventurers among you, the BridgeClimb is an exciting and exhilarating way see Sydney from above. 

With so many things to do outdoors, you won't need to spend even a minute stuck inside!