All the things that get you out in the open in Sydney….
Essentials :Whatever you would need for a walk around some beautiful gardens…
Why: The gardens are in the heart of the city right next to the water. You can wonder around the gardens or lay on the grass taking in the sun and views. There is a cafe in the middle of the gardens if you need a snack or drink. The gardens are full with different trees, flowers, exhibits and ponds. It’s a beautiful oasis in the middle of a busy city.
Cost: $298 (day climb)
Essentials: Comfy Clothes // They Supply everything you need //
Why: Who doesn’t want to say they were stood on top of the Harbor Bridge in Sydney? Its a great way to get a very unique view of the city. On the way up the bridge your guide tells you enough facts to last a lifetime about Sydney and what you can see. I did this experience with my friend and we split a photo package …well worth splitting it you get photos on your own and together and pay half the price. It is expensive but if you have a friend in town visiting its a great thing to experience together. We did the day time climb.
Kayaking on the Harbor
Cost: $95 for Sunrise and a Coffee Paddle
Essentials: Layers depending on time of year // Clothes you don’t mind getting wet //
Why: From being on top of the bridge to floating under it. This company provides different trips out on the water in Kayaks leaving from Lavender Bay. I have done the sunrise and a coffee paddle. It is so calming to be on the water before the ferry’s start. The views and photos you can get are amazing. To sit on the water and watch the sun come up over North Sydney is a different way to kick off any weekend. As long as you don’t mind getting up early on a Saturday you will love this experience. Coffee tastes great as well its from their secret location.
Cost: Free Entry// Passes for Rides can be bought at the park or online ( they are a little bit cheaper if bought online)//
Essentials: No Flip flops or Sandals // Runners to go on the rides //
Why: It is retro theme park next to the harbor bridge. It has old school rides and a fun house at the end of the park. The fun house was my favourite part. We all felt like big kids in the mirror maze and going down the sack slides. There is also a lovely coastal walk around to Lavender Bay which looks back on the city. Great views.
North Sydney Outdoor Swimming Pool
Essentials: Swim suit // Gogol’s // Towel //
Why: It is the Olympic swimming pool right next to the Harbor Bridge. It is a great way to cool off on a hot day. It has a cafe and lounge chairs to catch some sun. The pool is sea salt…keep your mouth shut when you jump in. It is right next to Luna Park as well.
Outdoor St George Cinema
Essentials: Get there early to reserve your seat // They serve food and drink // Seat cushion provided//
Why: Whilst watching the movie the sun is setting and the nightsnsky is coming in over the city. It’s a special unique moment watching a movie with the bustle of the city going on behind the screen. I had friends get there late and they had to sit at the back and were given ponchos in case the bats had an accident. I would recommend getting there early so you can save a good bat free seat. These tickets usually sell out every summer pretty fast so book ahead.
Why: Beautiful Autumn nights are perfect for a trip to Luna Park Rooftop Cinema. You are provided head phones which gives you great sound quality. The big Ferris wheel and harbour bridge are your back drop. There is a snack stand and you get a drink coupon for the bar afterwards. Check out there Cinema program before it’s all over on the 30th April!