Sydney is one of the world’s most exciting, multi-cultural and best looking cities in the world. There is always something happening no matter what your interests and objectives are. You could see a show at the Sydney Opera House, take a harbour cruise, visit Madame Tussauds, take a walking tour or head off up to the mountains to enjoy the views there.
You don’t need a large wallet to do these things. isango! brings you 5 activities that you can do in Sydney under AUD50.
This tour of one of the most iconic buildings in the world is an eye-opener. Your perspective will be from the inside out. Did you know that the Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007? Your guide will take you through the interior of the Sydney Opera House giving the facts, figures and drama that make up the story behind it. You will see the 10,000 pipe Grand Organ, the Concert Hall and the massive glass windows of the Opera Wing that give you unbeatable views of Sydney Harbour. Sydney Opera House comprises of multiple performance venues that hold about 2,500 performances every year.
Sydney Harbour Cruise
Get on board your ship at the famous Circular Quay and set out for an hour and a half of sheer night-time Sydney magic. After a hard day of sightseeing it will be great to sit down and relax with a refreshing drink in hand. Start your Sydney evening with a sunset cruise across the city’s world famous harbour. Your cruise ship will drift smoothly past some of Sydney’s iconic sights such as the Sydney Opera House and under the unmistakable Sydney Harbour Bridge. All of them enchantingly lit up.
Where else could you get up close and cuddly with the likes of Nicole Kidman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Albert Einstien, Ned Kelly, Captain Cook or Marilyn Monroe? Maybe even sit next to Queen Elizabeth II? Only at the newly opened Madame Tussauds Darling Harbour branch, Sydney of course!
Once again Madame Tussauds’ unbelievably real wax models provides an eclectic mix of stars from history, sport, film, music, culture and science. With 75 iconic personalities from the past and present you won’t get a better opportunity to interact, mingle and pose with your favourite celeb.
Kings Cross Razorhurst Walking Tour
What a time! What an era! Sydney in the 1920s and 30s was a heck of a town. Explore that seamy, violent underworld driven period when Tilly Devine, Kate Leigh and Nellie Cameron ruled most of Sydney through their razor-wielding henchmen.
Your Razorhurst tour will take you to the places where these ‘ladies’ operated. Kate Leigh ran more than 20 sly groggeries. Tilly famed as the ‘Queen of the Bordellos’ ran the biggest and most profitable brothel network in Sydney while Nellie Cameron refined the art of ‘gingering.’ For two hours you will learn about a Sydney that very few Sydneysiders know.
After the frenetic pace of Sydney you should take off for an easy, relaxed trip to the fabled Blue Mountains. On a clear day you can see them from Sydney – inviting you to explore. Declared a World Heritage site, a visit to the Blue Mountains National Park is a perfect day trip.
The best option is the Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour. You drive through some magnificent country with the option of stopping off so you can explore tempting forest trails, plunging waterfalls and a ride on the Katoomba Scenic Railway – the steepest in the world. Then there are the towering Three Sisters and the Everglades Gardens to make your day full, wonderful and totally idyllic.