Sydney Adventure Holiday Guide

Question. Would you rather put your head in a vice than spend a holiday gazing at your sunburnt navel by the pool and gawking at famous landmarks from the top of a big red tour bus? Then maybe just you’re bold and crazy enough to take on some of the Sydney adventure holiday itinerary after all.

Day 1: There’s no better way to get your Sydney bearings than with a bird’s eye view:

  • Float over Camden Valley on a gliding flight, lap up the breathtaking views to the Sydney skyline and the rugged Blue Mountains - or even take the controls from your instructor.
  • Holy acrophobia Batman! Walk down a building in Castle Hill face-first with a session of rap-jumping. Just remember Robin, keep both hands on the Bat rope.
  • No self respecting adventurer visits Sydney without a clamber to the top of the super-sized coat hanger. A Bridgeclimb is one international tourist trap where the hype just doesn’t do justice to the experience.
  • Time to toast your survival with a giddy glass of champers 1000ft in the air - at Sydney Tower Restaurant, the highest revolving one in the southern hemisphere.

Day 2: Few things are more frustrating to adrenaline junkies than Sydney traffic. So today is your chance to unleash that need for speed:

  • Hitch a ride in the navigator seat of a V8 race buggy. Tear around the track, leaving go airborne, slide around corners at high speed and leave spectators eating your dust.
  • Take the wheel of a V8 race car, (Ford or Holden to appease the tragics) as your navigator/ coach shows you the tricks of the trade. Best of all *sinister giggle* there’s no speed limit.
  • If the surf isn’t pumping at Bondi, head up the road for a carveboard skate lesson. Dude, you’ll be amped as you hurtle downhill doing moves that feel like you’re carving up a barrel.
  • Grab for a protein and carb boost cooking a steak on the barbie at Phillips Foote in the Rocks - includes spud, bread and salad. And a few ice cold schooners to wash it all down.

Day 3: Ok adventurers, you’ve been very patient. Grab the boardies, bikinis and budgie smugglers, it’s time to hit the H2O:

  • Start your day on Bondi Beach with a surf lesson. The boards are like giant esky lids, stable enough to keep the US economy afloat, so you’ll be hanging digits in no time.
  • Paddle a kayak from Rose Bay onto the magnificent waters of Sydney Harbour, past pretty coves and salty old yachties, before stopping for a lunch on a secluded beach.
  • Strap in and hold tight on a Jet Boat Thrill Ride on Sydney Harbour going into 270-degree spins and sideways slides. Highly recommended – once lunch is safely digested.
  • Jump on a ferry and bob over to Manly for a seafood feast at Whitewater. Scallops, oysters and fish and chips with a gourmet twist – right smack on the surf beach in ‘God’s country’.

Recommended Sydney Adventure Hotels:

  • The good vibes flow at the Vibe Hotel Sydney, right in the heart of the cosmo-trendian Eastern Suburbs. Take a splash in the outdoor rooftop pool and work out at the gymnasium before strutting your goods around nearby Kings Cross, Oxford Street and Paddington.
  • The Radisson Hotel and Suites, blends the best of entertainment and exercise. Enjoy the sunset and fresh air jogging around picturesque Darling Harbour, then buff up at the in-house gym and loosen up in the sauna before a night of adventure on the town.

See the list below for more Sydney Adventure Hotels.


4 self rated
72 Liverpool St Sydney 2000 Australia

Radisson Hotel and Suites is situated in the heart of Sydney CBD (Central Business District), just a 5-minute walk from Darling Harbour and Town Hall train station. Facilities include an indoor swimming...more

4 self rated
111 Goulburn Street Sydney 2000 Australia

Vibe Hotel is located in Sydney CBD (Central Business District), just 5 minutes’ walk from popular shopping and dining options on Oxford Street. It features a swimming pool, sauna and fitness centre....more

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