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sydney-things to do off the beaten track?

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1. Posted by annavict82 (Budding Member 47 posts) 10y


i am currently living and working in sydney and want to know about the cool things to do in sydney that are slightly off the tourist trail ie.funky bars, places with amazing views, lesser known places, etc rather than the whole taronga zoo, opera house and bridge things that everyone goes to. any suggestions would be really appreciated!

2. Posted by ujkle (Budding Member 42 posts) 10y

You could go on an urban exploration expedition with the Sydney Cave Clan and see the underside of Sydney. They used to run newbies tours on a semi-regular basis, and you get to climb around in abandoned buildings and drains illegally. It's great! :D

What else? Go to the Parramatta Sydney Raceway and watch monster trucks, or see comedy at the Friend in Hand in Glebe (which is somewhat more on the beaten path but still good fun).

3. Posted by masterblaster19 (Full Member 119 posts) 10y

What about Bondi beach? I head thats pretty secluded.

4. Posted by koalabear (Full Member 121 posts) 10y

Blue mountains...

5. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 10y

kolacka corals!

6. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

Yey! Blue mountains are definitely worth a wander around - train to Katoomba where there is a really good YHA.

I also liked the coast walk from Bondi to Coogee via a whole range of beaches and inlets, lovely on a nice day. Just set off walking south from Bondi, you can't miss it!

7. Posted by koalabear (Full Member 121 posts) 10y

Oh yeah the YHA in katoomba is excellent, one of the best i have stayed in.