NBN rollout - Introducing Sydney

Introducing Sydney's newest icon - Optus NBN. You'll now be able to do more of what you love on our broadband internet and enjoy reliable home phone services. Just like you can explore online via our Optus nbn™ plans, why not have your own adventure? Here's our guide to things to do in Sydney.

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge with a BridgeClimb

How many times in your life can you say you climbed to the top of one of the world's most recognised icons? Locals, visitors and celebs including Nicole Kidman, Gigi Hadid and Will Ferrell have all done the 15,000 metre trek to enjoy 360-degree panoramic views. With a choice of a dawn, day, dusk or night climb, every option offers a unique view of the city in its glory.

Do the Bondi to Coogee costal walk

Kicking off at the iconic Bondi Icebergs, this breath taking costal walk takes about 2 hours. There are plenty of vantage points to take in the views, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools along the way.

Get scared silly on a ghost tour at Q-Station

Located on North head in Manly, Q-Station has important significance to the land's traditional owners, the Gayimai. In 1832 it became a place of quarantine for people entering Australia for convicts, migrants or crew members on ships. Dubbed one of Australia's most haunted sites, you can select a ghost, paranormal or investigation tour - or even sleep in one of the buildings for a 'Ghostly Sleepover'!

Dine at Tramsheds Harold Park

This isn't your typical dining hall; it's a foodie haven inside an old tram depot. There's a wide variety of delicious options; the infamous Belles Fried Chicken, Egyptian street food from Bekya, Argentinean and Latin American delights from Bodega 1904 and if fresh pasta takes your fancy, Flour Eggs Water By A Tavola, just to name a few.

Take a day trip to the Blue Mountains

No trip to Sydney is complete without spending the day at this World Heritage mountain range. Admire the distinct blue haze and gorgeous views from the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls and the Jamison Valley.

Other highlights?

  • Ride the steepest passenger railway in the world at Scenic World.
  • Enjoy high tea overlooking the Megalong Valley the Hydro Majestic.
  • Marvel at one of the world's most spectacular cave formations at Jenolan Caves.
  • Stock up on treats at The Candy Store in Leura.
  • Admire the Blue Mountains High Country on horseback.
  • Stop in at Bilpin's Pie In the Sky Roadhouse for a homemade apple pie with a French-style butter pastry.

Explore around Sydney Harbour

There's plenty to see and do around the stunning waters of Sydney Harbour. Try bushwalking in and around the various national parks and historic sites that line the shore. If a relaxing journey cruising on the harbour is more your thing, catch a ferry to Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay or Manly beach and take it some of Sydney's most breathtaking views. Don't forget to check out icons like the Sydney Opera House; snap a few selfies at Mrs Macquarie's Chair at sunset and enjoy cocktails at Opera Bar overlooking Circular Quay, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge as your backdrop.

Segway tour at Sydney Olympic Park

It was home to the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games but visitors don't realise it's surrounded by 430 hectares of parklands that you can explore on a Segway. You can also take a guided tour at the nearby Newington Armoury, which was a former naval armaments depot built before World War 2.

Visit the Sydney Fish Markets

Experience a working fish market, largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Take a tour to see where some of Sydney's top restaurants source their fresh seafood. Afterwards sample an array of delights including fresh sashimi cut in front of you, sushi, fish and chips or a platter of Sydney rock oysters, prawns and lobster.

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