10 Things To Do Alone In Sydney - Updated 2022

things to do alone in sydney

Australia is probably one of the world’s biggest tourist destinations and the internationally recognized city of Sydney is one of the country’s biggest tourist hot spots. Places like Bondi Beach and the Sydney Opera House are just two great landmarks of the city but what do you do if you’re looking for something a little different? Maybe you want to get to know the city a little more and explore its rich cultural backdrop. There are tons of great things to do in Sydney that is not just lounging on the beach. If you’re traveling solo we’ve got you covered. Check out these tips and tours if you’re looking for a little solo adventure in Sydney and book one today!

1. Morning or afternoon half day city sightseeing tour (from USD 92.0)

Whether you’re a morning person or not, never fear because we’ve got you covered! Sleep in during your morning and start your tour in the afternoon where you’ll go around the city, seeing all the hot spots around town. If you’re short on time, that’s no problem as the tour is only a four-hour affair. So if you’re new in Sydney and you want a little taste of the city, try this tour. You’ll get to the see the Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, just to name a few. On top of that, you’ll get to explore some of the coolest Sydney neighborhoods.

Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour

Duration: 3 hours

97 reviews

2. Surfing lessons on Bondi Beach (from USD 70.0)

What is Australians’ favorite pass time? No, it’s not drinking or Kangaroo racing, it’s surfing! Feel like a local and learn the art of surfing on the world-famous Bondi beach. Your expert instructor will teach you the basics like how to stand on your board, catching waves and riding the surf. Anyone, from beginners to experts, is allowed to join so there’s something for everyone. You’ll start on the sand where you will learn the basics and once you’re ready, head out to the water. The whole lesson should take around two hours and is a great way to spend a beach day

Surfing Lessons on Sydney's Bondi Beach

Duration: 2 hours

131 reviews

3. Whale watching cruise (from USD 60.0)

Maybe surfing isn’t your thing, that’s alright because heading out on a whale watching cruise gives you just as much outdoor time. Cruise right off the coast of Sydney and bring your binoculars so that you can watch the great humpback whale migration from Antarctica to the Great Barrier Reef. The boat is a large custom-made catamaran with large viewing windows and a spacious deck. Of course, you’ll also probably get up close with other sea creatures as well, like dolphins and seabirds. The tour is about two and half hours and is a great way to spend a sunny day.

Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

92 reviews

4. Sydney bike tours (from USD 71.0)

What better way to get to know a city than to experience it close up, riding from landmark to landmark? The Sydney bike tour is a perfect way to see the city and have a fun and fascinating look at over 30 different Sydney landmarks. It’s also great exercise! View the iconic Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach and learn about local history and culture. Itineraries range from two and half hour rides to the longer five-hour rides. You are guaranteed to get a good night’s sleep at the end of this tour.

Sydney Bike Tours

Duration: 5 hours

748 reviews

5. History and pub walking tour (from USD 75.0)

Brush up on your history, bring a good pair of walking shoes and get your liver ready! Join a knowledgeable guide as you get close and personal with Sydney’s history. Explore the most scenic and and popular neighborhoods like The Rocks district, an area that dates back to the British Colonial era. Walk through winding alleys and see heritage buildings and convict era artifacts while you learn about the city’s seedy past. Do all that while sipping on craft beers at historic pubs! The tour group is limited to twelve people so the group gets close and you can learn everything there is.

The Rocks History and Pub Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

40 reviews

6. Sydney Tower bar and dining (from USD 56.0)

The Sydney Tower is one of the best places in town to get a spectacular view of the city. Why not accompany that amazing view with some amazing food! The revolving dining room will give you a 360-degree view of the city, 88 stories off the ground. Choose from the a la carte menu and enjoy some delicious Australian wine while you look out onto the city skyline. The restaurant is an intimate, fine-dining experience with a contemporary Australian-French fusion.

Experience Infinity at Sydney Tower

Duration: 2 hours

7. Sydney Bridge climb (from USD 128.0)

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is just one of the city’s landmarks so why not get up close and personal by climbing it? The massive structure will offer you some spectacular views of the city that will be unparalleled by anything else. The climb takes about three and half hours with a guide and guests can select which time of the day they prefer to do it. Admire the views of all of the city from the top, just make sure you bring your camera to prove to everyone you did this.

Sydney BridgeClimb

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

10 reviews

8. Sydney Skywalk (from USD 50.0)

sydney skywalk
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This is probably not for the person afraid of heights, but for those who aren’t, climb the city Skywalk! You’ll be at the top of the city 880 feet (268 meters) above the ground where your view will extend from the Pacific Ocean to the Blue Mountains. Catch a glimpse of all the Sydney landmarks from the Opera House to the Harbour. The floor is made of a (very strong so don’t worry) glass where it feels like you’re walking on air. You’re also attached securely to a safety line for extra protection. You won’t get any better views than this!

Sydney Skywalk at Sydney Tower Eye

Duration: 90 minutes

127 reviews

9. Sydney Opera House and Orchestra dinner package (from USD 227.0)

sydney opera house and orchestra dinner package
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Experience a culturally-rich evening with some amazing music performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and a guided tour of one of the world’s most iconic arts venues: the Sydney Opera House. After the symphony, take a stroll over to the Aria Restaurant for a delicious three-course meal or the Bennelong Restaurant for a tasty meal where you can watch your food being made right before your eyes. Admire the beauty of the Opera House while you taste some of the best food Sydney has to offer.

Sydney Opera House and Sydney Symphony Orchestra Dinner Package

Duration: Varies

22 reviews

10. Sydney Harbour cocktail dinner cruise (from USD 49.0)

sydney harbour cocktail dinner cruise
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Sure, tons of people see the Sydney Harbour from land but this time, check it out from a boat! This will give people the ultimate viewing platform for the Sydney VIVID festival. Cruise around the harbor and enjoy a one and a half hour dinner cruise and cocktail bar. The buffet-style dinner is delicious and offers amazing views of the Opera House and the amazing light projections by international artists.

VIVID Sydney Harbour Cocktail Dinner Cruise

Duration: 90 minutes

5 reviews

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If you’re visiting Sydney for a short amount of time or even for a long time then there is surely something for any solo traveler to do while you’re here. If you’re into the beach and nature, you’re covered. If you’re into history and the city, you’re covered and if you’re into some thrills and food, you bet there’s something for you! Sydney is an amazing city with tons to see and do. Book a tour and see it for yourself.

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Alex is a Canadian university graduate with degrees in English literature and History. He was born in Montreal and when he's not traveling he enjoys movies, video games, playing the drums and...Read more

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