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Solo Traveller: Fun Things to Do In Sydney

  • Wednesday 16th October 2019
  • Sydney

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Travelling solo and looking for some fun things to do in Sydney? From great local markets to getting up close to unique animals, Sydney boasts some sensational activities if you’re flying solo.


Be Mesmerised by 13,000 Creatures

At SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, bask in the peaceful glowing ocean hues, and marvel at extraordinary marine life displays. Now that’s a fun date with yourself! Why not get to know unique local species? Find your inner joy while observing Little Penguins playing or get your brave on while huge toothy sharks swim all around you.

Cath a Daily Show in Sydney CBD

That’s right, every day there are numerous intriguing feed and talk times at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Hear the incredible story behind the orphaned Dugong, learn about conservation and discover living fossils. Get cosy and wonderfully lost in the world of sea animals, and let the passionate keepers tell you all about them. Did we mention it’s all part of your aquarium admission fee? Check the schedule in advance, so you don’t miss out on encountering your favourite creatures.

Explore Buzzing Waterside Precincts

For a very Sydney experience; people-watch the locals and travellers alike along the 30-minute walk between Darling Harbour and Barangaroo Reserve. There are many alfresco restaurants and bars along the way for a breezy stopover. For extra-special quality me-time, pack a picnic, journal and a great book to enjoy at the Reserve – impressive Harbour Bridge views await.

Meet Famous Aussie Animals

You can’t visit Oz without meeting the country’s favourite mascots: koalas, kangaroos, crocs, wombats and platypuses! The good news is, you can see them all at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. Located in the heart of the city, the zoo takes you on an outback experience through diverse wildlife zones. Beyond the ‘Aussie Big 5’, spot beautiful butterflies at the Daintree Rainforest and catch a rare glimpse of night critters in action during their day time. And be sure to snap a koala selfie to show your friends back home!

Walk Through an Iconic Building

The Queen Victoria Building is an architectural masterpiece. People visit to admire the 19th century Romanesque Revival design, but many will stay for the shopping. The QVB is another excellent place to people-watch while savouring a coffee at one of the many cafes. Isn’t one of the best things about solo travel, going at your own pace?

Say Hello at The Market

The Glebe and Bondi Markets are renowned for selling all sorts of quirky treasures; from clothing to stationery, to everything in between. Plus, there’s usually live music and yummy food. Soak up the atmosphere and spark up a conversation or two. The friendly locals love a chat! Travel tip: bring your swimmers to catch a wave at one of the world’s most famous beaches: beautiful Bondi Beach.

See the Great Barrier Reef

Due to climate change, conserving this beloved Reef is crucial. Did you know SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium houses the world’s largest Great Barrier Reef exhibit? Without travelling to North Queensland, at the Day and Night exhibit, you can lay eyes on over 500 colourful tropical reef fish and interact with the amazing phenomenon of bio-luminescence. Plus, so much more. It’s just one of a few eco-friendly ways to experience this natural wonder.