When it comes to exploring Sydney, have you been feeling that you’ve “been there, done that”? Don’t write off this glorious city just yet – there are fun, quirky things to do that you most probably haven’t heard of yet.
- Have a bubble soccer tournament
Now if bubble soccer doesn’t sound fun to you, we don’t know what does! Gather all your mates and play soccer in a giant inflatable bubble. We’re saying it again: Giant. Inflatable. Bubble. Play at any of Bubble Soccer Sydney’s locations around the Olympic Park and Silverwater or they can come to you at a venue or park of your choice.
- Let it all hang loose
South of the harbour, between South Head and Camp Cove, is Lady Jane Beach has a designated nude bathing area where you can sit back and enjoy scenic views…of the harbour.
With its nature trails, bird watching, and whale watching activities, it’s a great destination to go to when you want a quick nature fix but don’t have the time to drive out of town.
- Throw an axe like a viking
Whether you’re looking for a creative outlet for all that pent-up stress or searching for a new sport, Maniax offers lessons in competitive axe throwing. Enlist for an individual coaching session or compete against your friends and see who emerges as the best axe thrower. Now, where do we sign up?
- Bounce like it’s going out of style
Alexandria’s Sky Zone Trampoline Park will bring out your inner child, guaranteed. There are 100 interconnected trampolines that let you literally bounce off the walls. Enjoy features such as the The Big Bag – a giant inflatable pit with a sea of foam. Jump, flip, and fly without fear. P.S. – there are 30 indoor climbing walls, too.
- Go on a chocolate frenzy
Chocolate is always a good idea. When in Sydney, go on a chocolate walking tour and discover the city’s best chocolatiers.Learn things like how chocolate is produced and how the different cacao percentages affect the taste of the chocolate. Best of all, you will sample chocolate from all the venues you visit.
- Dance like nobody’s watching
No Lights No Lycra offers casual free-form dance classes in a dimly-lit room for the pure joy of dancing. Boogie, swing, do the running man, or shake your bon-bon without worrying what you look like or if you’ve got all the right moves. All that matters is that you dance at your own pace and have fun.
- Yoga on a paddleboard
Yogis, take your yoga moves to another level and do your sun salutations on a paddleboard. Manly Kayak Centre offers basic paddling lessons with yoga techniques and stretching movements for a stronger core.
- Turn Japanese
Have a picture taken at Auburn Botanic Gardens will leave people wondering whether you’re in Sydney or in Tokyo. For a more authentic Japanese experience, visit the park in late May for the Autumn Colours Festival and August for the Cherry Blossom Festival.
- Um, see something really strange
UNSW’s Museum of Human Disease contains over 3,000 specimens of diseased organs collected for study. The objective is to encourage people to adopt a healthuer lifestyle – and seeing a cyst with wayward teeth and hair should do the trick.
- Learn art differently
Throw everything you know about art school out of the window. Join Dr Sketchy’s for fun-filled evening drawing burlesque performers, cabaret singers and vintage models, all in elaborate, over-top costumes, in a cabaret setting. Happening Tuesdays fortnightly at ArtHouse Hotel.
- Pose by Wedding Cake Rock
Located within Sydney National Park, this sandstone rock formation resembles a slice of a wedding cake is a popular spot for photos.
- Play Dodgeball
Dodgeball fanatics, it’s time to get out of the woodwork – Dodgeball Sydney hosts Australia’s largest dodgeball community, catering to mixed teams of all skill levels. Whether you’re a novice or a die-hard enthusiast, there’s a league for you and your mates.