Skip Navigation

Things to do around Sydney when you're dead.

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Things to do around Sydney when you're dead.

1. Posted by pollyali (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

Hi, my boyfriend and I are currently working in Sydney and will be all going well for the next 3 months. We want to know if anyone has any suggestions for things to do and places to visit on our weekends off.

Cheers

2. Posted by jax_07 (Full Member 76 posts) 9y

Hi pollyali

The walk along the cliff edge from Bondi to Coogee beach is fab! There's great fish and chips to be had at Coogee when you finish too!

The Bridge Climb is a must!!! It might seem expensive but it really is a once in a lifetime experience. When I was there my rule was if I can do it at home then I won't do it here well, you can't climb that bridge anywhere else so you've gotta do it!!!

You could take a drive out to the Blue Mountains? It's a bit of a trek but soooooooooo beautiful! Make a whole weekend of it.

I never made it but the aquarium is supposed to be fab!!!

The IMAX has the biggest screen in the world (I think) so maybe give that a try?

Hope that helps???

Have fun

Jax

3. Posted by jenko2 (Full Member 123 posts) 9y

if you go to the imax dont go see the haunted castle it is the most random ass peice of shit in the world but the imax is cool

4. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

im very dissapoint to read on some website (the official one) concerning the bridge climb that you cant bringe cameras! to take photos of when you are at the top! so i cant even share that experience with my family or friends! WHO WILL BELIEVE ME NOW THAT I WILL DO IT? hmmmmmmmmmmm...

ok just read on..mr team lead climber takes a photo of the group!
still...i want to take photos of sydneys views / landscape etc :( waaaaaaaaaaaaaa

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 11, 2007, at 8:32 AM by oslaue ]

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4833 posts) 9y

Yeah, for me that was the reason not to do the climb. Photography has become half the fun in going places for me. I guess there's some sense in the danger of falling objects due to the fierce wind, but I feel their ability to sell more pictures themselves has been the main factor here.

As an alternative, you could climb one of the pylons. I've heard the views from up there are decent, too (although personally I just wandered around the harbour and took pictures of the climbers instead). :)

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 11, 2007, at 9:21 AM by Sander ]

6. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

i agree sander!

up the empire state building a camera / coins can be easily thrown off it! and could easily hit someone on the head...but they dont take such precautions if they did then we would be in some plastic kind of enclosure!

im sure on the bridge they could easily dedicate a spot were your not on part of the bridge were your camera could land on a car...because from the look of some photos one could do just that!

7. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 9y

Here's the link for the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout as referred to by Sander.