11 Unique Adventure Experiences in Sydney

11 Unique Adventure Experiences in Sydney

Step away form the usual city tours and see #Sydney from a different perspective, it certainly worked for us. Get a birds eye views, go back into #history or discover the #nature of the lush and hidden ancient rainforests through these unique and #active #adventures.


If you’ve traveled to Australia and sampled Sydney’s delights more than once, you’re probably looking for a unique adventure for your next visit. Or, maybe you are visiting Sydney for the first time and want to avoid tourist traps. Whatever be the case, here are 11 unique adventure experiences in Sydney.

1. Ride a Balloon Over Sydney

Take a balloon flight over Sydney from Cloud 9, Annangrove. Enjoy a romantic ride over gentle air swells over the magnificent city, its harbor, rainforest, national parks and stretches of blue ocean. Get an unbeatable view of the Blue Mountains from high up in the air. 

Get an unbeatable view of the Blue Mountains from high up in the air. 

from  $259

Balloon Tour

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 Sydney NSW, Australia
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This balloon adventure is a photographer’s delight – so be sure to take your high-powered lens along.

Riding in a hot air balloon in Sydney
Riding in a hot air balloon in Sydney

2. Ride on the Scenic Skyway

The Scenic Skyway is a cable car with a transparent glass floor, which offers 360 degree views of the Jamison valley 300 meters below you. The Scenic Skyway is an unbeatable thrill, all the 720 meters of it which travels above spectacular waterfalls, ancient ravines, Mount Solitary, the Katoomba Falls and the Three Sisters.

Sydney Skywalk
Sydney Skywalk

3. Take an Extreme Shark Dive

At the Oceanworld Manly, dive into the Shark Drive Xtreme, where you’re up close with over 30 species of bloodthirsty sharks. 

from  $280

Shark Dive

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 Manly NSW, Australia
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Oceanworld Manly offers a unique marine experience with daily interactive marine shows, a Kids Snorkel Safari and a touch pool. Visitors are allowed to get up close and feed the huge collection of giant turtles, tropical fish, rays, and more.

Visitors are allowed to get up close and feed the huge collection of giant turtles, tropical fish, rays, and more.

Extreme shark dive in Sydney
Extreme shark dive in Sydney

4. Spend a Night at the Taronga Zoo

Here’s a zoo you can visit by day and stay for the night in great comfort and sleep with the sounds of animals all around you. See NSW’s largest collection of wildlife while enjoying breathtaking views of Sydney harbor. Make friends with the Echidnas, kangaroo and koalas and don’t miss the amazing QBE free-flight Bird Show.

See NSW’s largest collection of wildlife while enjoying breathtaking views of Sydney harbor.

5. Take a Heli-Tour of Sydney

Depending on how much time you have, enjoy short 20-minute scenic jaunts or day-long excursions by helicopter. The short jaunts over Sydney Harbor, Sydney’s many beaches and the CBD areas are perfect for weekdays. Over the weekend, enjoy day-long trips over the Hunter Valley and the Blue Mountains. Flights are by Sydney HeliTours, starting from Mascot.

enjoy short 20-minute scenic jaunts or day-long excursions by helicopter.

Scenic helicopter tour of Sydney
Scenic helicopter tour of Sydney

6. Take the ‘Into the Blue’ Creative Walk

If you have some time, enjoy a group walk into the Blue Mountains, Sydney’s vast coastlines and deserts. These walks are organized by Into the Blue Creative Walks, which designs exclusive programs for photographers, artists and nature lovers. The journeys allow you to fully experience the beauty and landscape of Sydney.

The journeys allow you to fully experience the beauty and landscape of Sydney.

Blue Mountains, Australia
Blue Mountains, Australia

7. Cruise the Harbor on a Tall Ship

If going down time appeals to you, take a Sydney Harbor cruise on the 1922-make, three-masted, Danish tall ship, the Southern Swan. This ship operates daily harbor cruises. If you’ve got kids, take them on the two-hour family pirate sail that runs on some days. Cruises include complementary barbecue and drinks.

Sydney Cruise
Sydney Cruise

8. Join a Group Laser Game at the Zone 3

Join the ultimate laser game at Zone 3, The Rocks. Forget yourself and your troubles in the eerie fog-filled atmosphere. Here you can play various laser games while enjoying great music and special lighting effects. You’ll forget the outside world completely.

9. Take a Digital Sydney Photography Tour

SydneyPhotographyTours.com offers a unique experience where you can digitally capture Sydney’s heritage buildings, The Rocks and quaint cobbled laneways. You’ll be accompanied by a professional photographer, who’ll teach you how to experience Sydney’s delights digitally. Enjoy capturing unique pictures and manipulating those using apertures, fill flash, shutter speeds, long exposures and color temperatures.

unique experience where you can digitally capture Sydney’s heritage buildings

10. Take the Rocks pub Tour

Sydney has a unique watering hole history; many historical pubs dot winding lanes and cobblestone alleys that are worth exploring. Take the Rocks Pub Tour and discover Sydney’s oldest pub among others. There’s a complimentary drink thrown in, along with a history tour and local stories. Must-do for the history and booze lover!

11. Ride the Scenic Railway

Hold your breath as the Scenic Railway descends 415 meters into a lush and hidden ancient rainforest valley down a cliff-side tunnel. Once there, walk the two kilometers of Scenic Walkway boardwalk through the magnificent rainforest. Learn thrilling historical facts and explore the unique flora and fauna of this place. Drink pure Blue Mountains water from the Marrangaroo Spring.

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