Make your Sydney stay unforgettable with these fun and memorable experiences in and around the Harbour City!
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Of course you can always drive, cycle and walk the bridge, did you know you can also CLIMB Sydney’s most iconic landmark, the Sydney Harbour Bridge?! With BridgeClimb Sydney you can enjoy some unforgettable views of the city from the very top of the bridge! For an even more memorable experience, we highly recommend doing the twilight or the dawn climb tours!
Sail Sydney Harbour
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The sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour is one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world and the best way to experience it is by boat! Imagine gliding past the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and kilometres of spectacular shoreline, national park and pristine beaches (in fact, some of Sydney’s best beaches can only be reached by boat!) Whether you’re planning a sunrise and coffee Kayak tour a relaxed afternoon on a yacht with friends or an elaborate dinner cruise), experiencing Sydney from the water is definitely a must-do!
Cruise over to Manly
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Manly is a picturesque seaside town located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, about a 30min ferry ride from Circular Quay Ferry Wharf. Indulge in some tantalising food, try stand up paddle boarding, snorkel Cabbage Tree Aqua Reserve off pristine Shelley Beach or discover secluded beaches and stunning harbour views along the famous Manly-Spit coastal walk! Manly is the perfect summer day trip and quintessential Sydney Experience.
Movie Magic with a Twist
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A Sydney Summer experience not be missed! For an unrivaled cinematic experience with the world’s most stunning backdrop, you can’t go past Westpac Open Air Cinema! Located just a short walk from the hotel at Mrs Macquarie’s Point, adjacent The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, this venue will transform into a festival of film, food and drinks every night from 9 January to 21 February 2020. Tickets will become available on Tuesday 10 December 2019. Grab the popcorn, this is a Sydney summer experience not to be missed!
A Pop Up Picnic in the Park
Love the idea of a picnic? Hate the idea of all that effort? For an unique Sydney experience whynot organise a Pop Up Picnic? Imagine arriving at a Sydney location of your choice with a picnic completely set up for you! Sprawl on a picnic blanket with a feast of Sonoma bread sandwiches, antipasti, cheese and desserts and watch the sunset of the harbour. Our favourite spot? Situated within The Domain almost directly opposite the Opera House, Mrs Macquarie’s Point offers panoramic views of the Harbour including the opera house, the bridge and Fort Denison.
See Sydney by Sea Plane
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A once in a lifetime experience you will never forget, take a spectacular scenic flight over by Sea Plane. Take in the sights of the most beautiful harbour in the world and get a birds eye of the magnificent coast line of Sydney’s Northern Beach.
Discover the Blue Mountains
If you’ve got a couple of days to spare, we recommend taking a day trip to experience the stunning natural beauty of the World Heritage-Listed Blue Mountains! Named after the blue-coloured haze that blankets the mountains, you can discover 2.5 million hectares of sheer sandstone cliffs, epic panorama, waterfalls and bushland. The possibilities are endless for day of hiking, bike riding or canyoning.
Stop to admire the famous “Three Sisters” in Katoomba. After soaking up the views, head over to Scenic World which is home to the “Scenic Railway” – the steepest passenger open terrain railway in the world. Be left in awe as you take the boardwalk through the Jamison Valley before jumping into the cableway and cruising over the beautiful rainforest canopy back to the top!
Dolphin Encounters & Sand Boarding on the Central Coast
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About 2.5 hours from Sydney, you’ll find Port Stephens, Australia’s dolphin capital. Hop on a dolphin watching tour or a thrilling wild dolphin swim. If you’ve always dreamed of swimming with these magical marine mammals, Port Stephens is the perfect place!
The Stockton Sand Dunes are located about 10 minutes from Port Stephens and at 32km are the longest moving sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. They are a truly spectacular site and well worth exploring. Sandboarding down dunes (some up to 40m tall) is an exciting and unique experience that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Easy to do and fun, it makes a fantastic family activity!
Book an unforgettable stay at Holiday Inn Old Sydney
The best gifts are often not things – they’re experiences! This festive season, give the gift of an unforgettable Sydney experience with an unforgettable stay at Holiday Inn Old Sydney! Located right in the heart of Sydney’s historic The Rocks precinct, Sydney most popular attractions such as The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House are right on your doorstep! Discover rich history and twisting cobblestone laneways of The Rocks, enjoy some of the world’s best food and wine amidst the world’s most stunning harbour backdrop, or simply unwind and soak up the sweeping harbour views from our enviable rooftop pool!
Book a stay at Holiday Inn Old Sydney before 17 December 2019 and you can save up to 25% with our “Cyber Sale”.