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Adventure Outdoors: Wild Life & Adventures in Sydney 2024

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Nov 7, 2023

Catalogue

  • Wild life in Sydney
    • Wild Life Sydney Zoo
    • Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
    • Taronga Zoo
  • Koala Park Sanctuary
  • Adventures outdoor in Sydney
    • Blue Mountains Skydive
    • Harbour Bridge Climb
    • Hunter Valley Hot Air Balloon Flights
    • Skydive Australia
    • Camden Valley Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Landmarks for culture curious
    • Darling Harbour
    • Circular Quay
    • Sydney Harbour
    • Sydney Tower
    • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Show More

Sydney is a wonder for outdoor adventures, which includes its wildlife, landmarks, skydiving, hot balloon, hiking, climbing, you name it.


Wildlife Sydney Zoo is on 1-5 Wheat Road, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia. It is located at Darling Harbour. The zoo is open for all seven days of the week from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm. It is a wildlife park, which is the heat of the city of Sydney. To reach wildlife Sydney zoo one can opt any mode of transport like car, ferry, train, bus, taxi. One can even reach the place by walking. Entry fees in the zoo range from 27 $ to 47 $ depending on age group you fall in. It is advisable to book tickets online to avail discounts and offers. Mainly animals which can be seen here Eclectus parrot, Paltypus, kangaroo, Ringo, Koala, Saltwater crocodile. One should be safe and do not try to touch animals, it is preferred and advisable to watch and admire the animals form distance, as it is best, said “Safety saves.” Children enjoy a lot in watching and observing wildlife in Sydney.


Adventure Outdoors: Wild Life & Adventures in Sydney 2024

Se life Sydney Aquarium was opened in 1988. It is a public aquarium that’s has a large variety of Australian aquatic life. It is in 1-5 Wheat Road, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia. The costing of entry ranges from 27 $ to 46 $, depending on your age group. Good quality, reasonable food is available nearby. People who are interested in embarking a journey of amazing sea life must visit this place. Mainly aquatic animals present here are George, Ani, magic, pig, Genie, Beau, Freckle. The people who have not visited many aquariums, this will be one of the awesome and impressive places for you. The display of Medusas is breathtaking. Spectacular movements and colors of the aquatic animals can be seen in detail here; the place can be covered within one hour only. Darling Harbour is very near to this place, where people can shop and eat too.


Adventure Outdoors: Wild Life & Adventures in Sydney 2024


The world-famous zoo, Taronga Zoo, was opened in 1916. It is in Bradleys Head Road, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia. The zoo is open the entire week from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. There are more than 4000 animals present in this zoo, mainly animals are pomtip, Tukta, Gung, Pathi Ham, Thong Dee Luk Chai. The zoo is just 12 minutes from Circular Quay by ferry. The zoo offers a range of facilities to visitors, including cafes, picnic areas, free internet services, public bathrooms, first aid, lockers. It is a great adventure and fun for children, so ensure to take them with you. Advance booking should always be preferred as it would give you the chance to see koalas there. Staying at this place overnight and camping in the zoo is a fun adventure activity for people of all genders and ages.


Adventure Outdoors: Wild Life & Adventures in Sydney 2024

Koala Park Sanctuary is a privately-owned wildlife park that covers 4 hectares of are and is located at 84 Castle Hill Road, West Permanent Hills New South Wales 2125, Australia. People who are interested in digging into wildlife animals must visit the park. Koala Park Sanctuary is world-famous for Koalas, Peacocks, penguins, dingo, emus, kangaroos, native birds, and many more animals. Koalas are well-known as little fur-balls between branches. Mostly, koalas feed on thin branches, so spotting a ball of fur amongst the trees is quite easy. Wild koalas can be in Raymond Island, Kangaroo Island, Port Stephens, Healesville Sanctuary, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Although koalas are not dangerous, they do have sharp claws and teeth; hence, it is advisable to see them from a distance. Besides this, the park has a live sheep shearing exhibition which is run at various times of the day, and the event is called “The Stockman’s Camp.” Add this sanctuary in your things to do in Sydney list.

Adventure Outdoors: Wild Life & Adventures in Sydney 2024

Blue mountain skydiving can be experienced in New South Wales 2570. This is one of the top amazing spots in Australia where one can plan an activity for skydiving. The venue here is chilling, and everyone, including staff, instructor is very friendly. The location is great with awesome views of Sydney, and blue mountain can be seen during skydiving. Photos and videos are paid; however, worth buying as this is the most memorable experience one can add. Advance booking is always preferable that too online, where one can get maximum discounts and offers. The view of Blue colored mountains will give you immense peace, calm and eternal happiness, which is beyond comparisons. Skydiving lovers who do not have any fear must go for this activity.

Adventure Outdoors: Wild Life & Adventures in Sydney 2024

Harbour Bridge Climb is in 3 Cumberland St, Dawes Point New South Wales 2000, Australia. The total steps for this bridge are 1332. There are climbing charges to climb on Sydney Harbour Bridge, which is 174 $ for adults and 148 $ for children. The company has received numerous industry awards, and the name of the bridge has been recognized in Guinness World Records also. The founder of the bridge is Paul Cave, and the owner is Brett Blundy. Bridge climb offers special climbs for some of Sydney’s events like Vivid climb, the Ferrython climb on Australian day, or the Anzac Day Dawn Climb. Visitors interested in climbing activities, must visit this bridge and accomplish their dream of climbing Harbour Bridge in Sydney. A must visit place for climbers.

Adventure Outdoors: Wild Life & Adventures in Sydney 2024

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Hunter Valley Hot Air Balloon Flights is in 2-14 Kings Cross Road, and Potts Point NSW 2011. To see the best sunrise, one must go to Hunter valley countryside, but if you wish to experience the same from the sky, which is spectacular and unique, one must buy tickets for balloon Aloft hunter. With this morning hot air balloon ride, rise into the sky to see the first day’s light with your fellow balloon enthusiasts. After you land, celebrate your journey with an included breakfast and sparkling wine. This is the best experience one can gain in Australia. A worth doing activity that will add on to your memory for life long must not be skipped. The same costs nearly 300 $. This is a magical experience of 45 minutes of cruising. The experience can be captured in digital photographs that can be bought by agents who click for you.

Adventure Outdoors: Wild Life & Adventures in Sydney 2024

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There are numerous places where one can plan for skydiving in Australia, mainly in Great Ocean Road, Rottnest Island, Mission Beach, Queenstown. Skydive Australia is at 196 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia is one of the best fun-loving things to do in Sydney. The activity costs nearly 400 $ to 600 $. Skydiving in Australia is owned by Experience Co Limited which is an adventure tourism and leisure company. Slight risk is always there in this activity, still based on the calculated data’s tandem skydiving is the safest form of skydiving. Also, the British Parachute Association has calculated that the injury rate is about 1.0 for every 1000 jumps and varies a little by gender, i.e., women are at more risk during skydiving. When it is rainy, cloudy weather, skydiving is not preferred. Adventure loving people who love to take the risk for enjoyment and fun must enlist skydiving in the list for things to do in Sydney. Capturing photographs and videos for life long memory is advisable.

Adventure Outdoors: Wild Life & Adventures in Sydney 2024

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The activity can be planned on 15 Old Menagle Road, Campbelltown NSW 2560 Australia. Planning things to do in Sydney, how can anyone skip the magical experience of Camden Valley Hot Air Ballooning. This activity of hot air balloon tour is awesome to get epic views of Sydney’s Macarthur region. The pilots hired for the activity are qualified, well trained in providing in-depth commentary, take the flight in the landscape, which will include valleys, rivers, and the blue mountains. One can snap plenty of photographs to capture the best view of Sydney ever. Land after your flight for a breakfast and champagne toast before returning to Sydney adds on to the fabulous experience. The goal of Balloon Aloft activity is to provide the best ballooning adventure to each passenger


Darling Harbour is in Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia. The construction for Argyle Cut road was started in 1830, and it was finished in 1923. It provides a direct transport link between Sydney Cove and Darling Harbour, which is very important. The place is named after the name of governor of New South Wales “Lieutenant-General Ralph Darling. Sydney’s Darling Harbor is a boom for entertainment and waterfront dining in the center of city. There are numerous things to do in Sydney for visitors, and for that, there are various places in Darling Harbor, which makes it a complete package with scenic entertainment complex that features shops, restaurants, museums, and other tourist attractions. These places are Harbor side Shopping center, Sega World Sydney, Sydney Wildlife World, Tumbalong Park, Paddy’s markets, Chinese garden of friendship, powerhouse museum, the Star Casino and entertainment complex, etcetera. Here people can plan for fun, entertainment activities along with perfect shopping, playing and dine in. It is very easy to locate and reach the place by using public transport facilities. Darling Harbour is one of the best places to visit in Sydney.

Adventure Outdoors: Wild Life & Adventures in Sydney 2024

An international passenger shipping port, Circular Quay, is in Sydney Central business district, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is a part of the city circle, which is easily reachable by train, bus, ferry. The places and things to do in Sydney Circular Quay are world-famous, the first and the most exciting one is Sydney Jet which is a thrill ride, next fun activity is eco hopper 24-hour hop on hop off pass. Places that are worth watching and admiring are The Sydney opera house, which is at a walking distance of 5-7 minutes from Circular Quay, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, and Royal Botanic Gardens are the best places to visit. People can enjoy the best combination of Monistic Cruisemart Harbour Sightseeing cruise and café Mezze with Sparkling wine, which can add on to lifelong memory for trip in Sydney, Australia. Aside from catering to tourists, it is a vital link for Sydney siders commuting to and from work. This is the oldest historic end of the city, which acts as the foot of the central business district for Australia. Circular Quay is must for adventure-loving people.

Adventure Outdoors: Wild Life & Adventures in Sydney 2024

Sydney Harbour is well known as Port Jackson. It is a natural harbor, which consists of numerous islands and is biggest attraction for tourists, which includes Shark Island, Clark Island, Fort Denison, Goat Island, Rodd Island, Spectacle Island, cockatoo island and is situated on Port Jackson Bay, New South Wales, Australia. The place is open for all seven days of the week for locals and tourists. People who are in love with islands and like to explore them must-visit Sydney Harbour at least once in a lifetime. The government of New South Wales owns the place. The main events like Sydney New Year’s Eve celebrations, Race from Sydney to Hobart Yacht are organized and conducted on or around the harbor itself. Tourists can plan and enlist the things to do in Sydney Harbour, main activities which can be planned are a free guided walking and local tours which helps in providing you in-depth knowledge of the place, a stroll through the Queen Victoria Building, Sydney pub tours, opal minded and many more. All these places are just at a walking distance of 5-to minutes from Sydney Harbour and are worth watching. Visiting islands can add to relaxation and makes the trip more fun-loving for tourists.

Adventure Outdoors: Wild Life & Adventures in Sydney 2024

Sydney Tower is at 100 Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales. The tower has in total 19 floors, constructed in 1970 with total height of 305 meters. Entry fees in Sydney tower range from 20$ to 29$ depending on age group a person falls in. People prefer to opt for a package which includes tour and buffet, this cost 45$ per person. Sydney tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers. Every year a unique event is organized in Sydney Tower, which calls for a Nobel cause, and the money is collected for donating in Cancer Council. The challenge is to run up 1504 stairs from Pitt Street Mall to the observation deck; the event is known as “Sydney Tower Stair Challenge.” On several occasions, the tower has been used to launch fireworks and is illuminated with colorful lights to celebrate Olympics or New Year’s Eve. These events are worth attending and are cheerful for people from all walks of life. There are mainly 4 sections of the tower that are open to the public and should be visited to add on adventure, fun, and enjoyment in the trip. Three sections are occupied by Sydney tower dining. One level one, 360 Bar and Dining offers revolving views of the Sydney skyline. On level two of the tower, Sydney tower buffet is located, STUDIO is on level three, which is the highest event space in the Southern Hemisphere. The observation deck, which is called as Sydney Tower Eye is located on the fourth level of the Sydney Tower. The Sydney tower, activities here are worth to add on in the list of things to do in Sydney.

Adventure Outdoors: Wild Life & Adventures in Sydney 2024

Sydney Harbour Bridge was constructed in 1923 with total length of 1149 meters. One can plan his/her guided tour across the bridge, can stop in between to admire the Opera House and Circular Quay. White sharks, Tiger Sharks, and bull sharks are the most common species which one can encounter here. For the tourists, there are two main attractions, namely South-east pylon and Bridge climb. Southeast pylon can be accessed via, pedestrian walkway across the bridge. The main things to do in Sydney Harbour Bridge’s first attractive spot, i.e., in South-east pylon is to enjoy meal in a café, a camera obscura, an Aboriginal museum, pashometer, viewing platform. The second attractive and adventure activity for visitors is bridge climbing, climbers are being provided with protective clothing’s according to the weather condition, a brief orientation is given to them before climbing. Each climb started on the eastern side of the bridge and ascended to the top. The discovery climb allows climbers to ascend the lower chord of the bridge and view its internal structure. Mountain climbers must-visit Sydney Harbour Bridge for a new thrilling experience. The biggest advantage is the bridge is open for all days.

Adventure Outdoors: Wild Life & Adventures in Sydney 2024

Port Stephens is an outstanding, stunning destination in Sydney, where one can plan numerous things to do in Sydney. It is just as at a distance of 2.5 hours via a drive from Sydney. It is situated in hunter region of New South Wales. One can reach to the place just in half an hour's flight also from Brisbane or Melbourne. It is a well-known town in between Nelson Bay and Salamander Bay. The place is unique and is one of the awesome ones in the entire world to spend your weekend blissfully. Out of the numerous things to do in Sydney, Port Stephens the first and the foremost is for dolphin lovers, go and watch dolphins and whales there, do boating in Nelson Bay, get yourself involved in hiking fun, enjoy best beaches in Port Stephens. Scuba diving, horse riding, sun dunes, paddle boarding, biking, swimming with sharks are the outstanding activities that one cannot miss once in Sydney. This place is one packed destination to meet up and fulfill your dream vacations.

Adventure Outdoors: Wild Life & Adventures in Sydney 2024

To conclude, one must plan to visit and travel in Sydney with friends, family, or beloved ones. The relaxing, joyous tours help in refreshing one’s mood and give abundantly of knowledge regarding the place. Especially for the first-timers, it is advisable to take out ample time to plan your trip to this stunning destination as there are tons of things to do in Sydney, which one must not skip. There are so many incredible things to do in Sydney and to memorize about the place. You will quickly realize why Sydney has become one of the attractive tourist places on this planet Earth. It’s a wonderful chance to learn about history, experience the best places evolved in Sydney. This is a must-visit place for a memorable experience. One must plan numerous activities and things to do in Sydney which can be done when one plans to visit Sydney, i.e., dream destination of many tourists.

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