There are always plenty of things to do in Sydney on the weekend and not all of them have to cost a fortune. Here are our favourite places to hang out if you are looking for something interesting to do.
The Royal Botanical Gardens is completely free and the perfect place to wander around looking at the Sydney Harbour or enjoying a picnic. There are plenty of places to discover including ponds that attract a wide range of birds. Check the website for Botanical Art Exhibitions that are held throughout the year and also free.
Discover The Rocks
The Rocks is full of history and a great place to tour and take photos. If you like to shop then there are plenty of places to spend money including the markets held at the Rocks on the weekend. Other things to do at the Rocks is visit the miners cottages, have a drink at one of the historical pubs and explore the amazing architecture.
Visit the Art Gallery
The Art Gallery is free to enter and is an amazing place to visit for art lovers. Whether you enjoy looking at historical art, indigenous or modern, there is plenty to discover at the Art Gallery and after your visit take a walk along to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair to experience the wonderful views of the Sydney Harbour or wander across the road to the Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens.
Keep fit and get walking. You can choose to walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, along North Head, take the Bondi to Coogee walk, Manly to the Spit Bridge, the foreshore of Barangaroo or one of my favourites, Rose Bay to Nielson Park.
This is a fabulous thing to do in Sydney either by watching from one of the beach lookouts i.e. in Manly or getting up close and personal by going on a whale watching tour. Personally, I have been fortunate enough to be out on a yacht going from Sydney to Palm Beach and followed by a couple of whales, and the beauty of this scene is something I will never forget, despite the horrendous sea sickness I was suffering at the time.
Ever wanted to learn to Surf? There are plenty of schools to learn surf with some even offering day trips. Surf schools are at most of the major beaches and will teach you surfing moves, etiquette and safety. It's still on my bucket list for one of these days!
Take a Trip to Cabramatta
Discover amazing food and groceries in Cabramatta as well as markets full of flowers there are many butchers, bakers and of course plenty of Asian restaurants. Visiting Cabramatta is experiencing a fascinating culture full of smells, colour, interesting people and shopping. You can take a train to Cabramatta to avoid the hassle of parking.
The Chinese Garden of Friendship
Set right in the city, this wonderful garden is a spectacular break from the noise and bedlam. For a small entry fee visitors can wander around The Chinese Garden of Friendship, take time to sit and contemplate and enjoy something to eat in the tearooms.
And if you are still stuck to find things to do in Sydney on the weekend try these:
Take a trip to Parramatta Park
Hop on a ferry and discover Sydney Harbour
Take the lift up to Sydney Eye Tower and gaze at the spectacular views
Leave Sydney for the weekend and visit the Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Southern Highlands or the Blue Mountains
Take up a hobby like an art class
Visit Centennial Parklands for a picnic or dine at the restaurant
Take a horse riding lesson
Join a cooking school
Go on a helicopter ride across the harbour
Spend the day in Manly
Visit Elizabeth Bay House
Go shopping at Kings Cross Markets
Take a trip to Palm Beach
Try ice skating at the Macquarie Centre
Spend a day at Luna Park