Things to do in Sydney

ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Coogee

Coogee Beach, Coogee 2034

Join Council and the Coogee Randwick Clovelly RSL Sub-branch for a special ANZAC Dawn Service at beautiful Coogee Beach this Anzac Day from 5.30am to 6.30am.

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance and commemoration. The Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018 is Australia’s most important period of national commemoration, marking 100 years since our involvement in the First World War.

Powerhouse Museum – Star Wars: Identities Exhibition

Adult: $36.00
500 Harris St, Ultimo NSW 2007

Who would you be if you were a character from Star Wars? Find out as you build your own personal and unique Star Wars hero in this interactive exhibition featuring 200 original Star Wars objects. Designed for visitors of all ages, explore your own identity and learn about the forces that shape you through a series of interactive stations within the exhibition. Each answer you give will define a unique Star Wars character that you’ll create and meet at the end of the exhibition.

Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck (formerly known as Centrepoint Tower)

General Admission: $29 (9:00am-9:00pm with last entry at 8:00pm)
Westfield Shopping Centre, Cnr Pitt St & Market St, Sydney NSW 2000

Sydney Tower Eye, often referred to by Sydney-siders as Sydney Tower, Centrepoint Tower, Westfield Centrepoint Tower or Sydney Skytower, has been an integral part of the famous Sydney skyline for the past 30 years.  Discover 360-degree views of the beautiful Sydney form our indoor Observation Deck, located 250 metres above the city streets.

Escape Hunt – Sydney’s Most Exciting Escape Room Experience

Cost varies depending on how many people. Range from:
$44 per person (2 person booking) – $36 per person (5 person booking).
Level 4, 393 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Escape Hunt noun Def: The name given to 60 minutes of pure, unadulterated excitement, during which you and your teammates lose yourselves in an incredible experience, working together to follow a series of fiendishly clever clues and escape a locked room. The pressure’s on, the clock’s ticking, the adrenaline’s pumping. Escape Hunt isn’t something you watch, it’s something you experience from the heart of the action. After the buzz of Escape Hunt, other entertainment just feels flat.

The Rocks Ghost Walking Tour with Guide in Sydney

Cost: From $45 per person
Departure Point: Cadman’s Cottage, 110 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000

Stroll through The Rocks on this haunted tour in Sydney. Get access to what lies behind locked gages, on narrow alleyways, and exclusive locations while listening to creepy tales from a guide. Learn about Australia’s convict history and how that has shaped modern Australia. During this two hour small group Ghost tour you will discover the haunted buildings of The Rocks, the birth place of Australia, as you walk through the narrow alleyways and the locked gates. Throughout the tour a professional guide will escort the group and tell amazing haunting tales of murder, suicide, hangings and hauntings in The Rocks. The Nightly Ghost Tour for individuals or smaller groups run every evening at 6:45pm April to September and 7:45pm October to March. The tour will proceed in rain, hail and moonshine. Ponchos will be provided if needed. The two hour tour is an easy walk and does include some stairs. Due to the historic layout of The Rocks the tour is not suitable for wheel chairs.

Saturday Night Fever @ The Lyric Theatre

Tickets from $59.90 per person
Sydney Lyric, 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009

Sydney struts to SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER in a blazing stage show that propels the cult classic to phenomenal new heights. Based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta, this is the story of Tony Manero and his quest to break free from conformity and become king of the club. The movie is credited with defining the 1970’s, while the soundtrack remains the best-selling soundtrack of all time with over 45 million copies sold. Starring the Queen of Disco Marcia Hines, with Paulini and Timomatic and some of the hottest dancers in Australia. Packed with disco classics including the Bee Gees’ hits Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever, Tragedy and More Than A Woman, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER is one big party you don’t want to miss.

Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

Cost: Free!

This six kilometre walk follows a cliff top coastal route from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach and takes about 2 hours to complete. This walk is great to do on a pleasant day as it is renowned for its stunning views and beaches dotted along the way. An easy walk, with medium gradient paths and staircases, that is well worth the time as it offers amazing scenery. Free to do, although there are also some tours offered that start from $60.

Contact:  Tours available here:, 0420244756. Or you can walk it yourself!

Observatory Hill and the Sydney Observatory

Cost: Free – $10

For panoramic views of Sydney Harbour head to Observatory Hill. A stunning location sitting above The Rocks and offering a gorgeous view of the Harbour Bridge. Up on the hill you can visit the Sydney Observatory, Australia’s first Observatory built in 1858. Observatory Hill is free to visit. The Sydney Observatory is ticketed and costs only $10.

Contact: You can book tickets to the Observatory online at or by phone on +61 (02) 9217 0111.

The Australian Museum

Cost: $15

Situated at 1 William Street, Australia’s oldest museum, opened in 1827, holds expansive zoological and anthropological exhibitions. This museum is well worth a visit for anyone interested in history, nature or culture. It is open everyday from 9:30-5:00.

Contact: Tickets can be purchased online at or at the admissions desk at the museum. Museum phone number: +61 2 9320 6000.