Pack your own food and have a picnic at Hyde Park, also Australia’s oldest park.
The Strand Arcade in Pitt St is another gorgeous building to peruse and window shop at the designer stores.
Walk along Oxford Street Darlinghurst to Paddington and pick up a few bargains.
Shop at Paddington or Rozelle Markets, held on Saturdays from 10am-4pm with stalls selling Australian fashion, art, jewellery, homewares and food stalls.
Wander on foot across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge from Milsons Point.
Explore the iconic Sydney Opera House.
Lie back and relax at Royal Botanic Gardens or have a seat at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and enjoy the water views.
Free guided walks from Royal Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre departing daily or follow a self-guided themed tour.
Walk up the hill to check out artwork at Art Gallery NSW where the kids can have free performances on Sunday exploring art.
Family Funday, explore Sydney with unlimited travel on buses, train and light rail for $2.50 per person, under 4 years travel free. Purchase tickets online, or at an Opal card retailer, or Transport Customer Service Centre.
Catch the ferry from Circular Quay to Manly, feel the wind in your hair and enjoy the view.
Discover Cockatoo Island, a UNESCO world heritage listed island in the middle of Sydney Harbour and rekindle your sense of adventure.
Peruse the Sydney Fish Market and try a cooking classes at the Sydney Seafood School.
Discover Darling Harbour with so much to see and do at your fingertips Wildlife Zoo, Sealife Aquarium, Madame Tussauds and cafes/restaurants and the Darling Quarter Kids Playground to keep the kids occupied.
Check out the National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. Kids are free on select days.
Meander through Paddy’s Markets to pick up a trinket or two or shop for food at “crazy hour”.
Next door to Paddy’s Markets is Chinatown for cheap eats or ramen.
Weekend markets at Surry Hills, Balmain, Glebe and Kirribilli.
Walk along the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk and spot a migrating whale from May to November. If you happen to be in Sydney in late October to November, you may stumble across the yearly Sculptures by the Sea exhibition.
Check out Sydney Olympic Park, the site of the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Discover Sydney’s convict heritage and see remnants of history at The Rocks.
Under the distinct yellow sails, you’ll find the Rocks Markets selling arts and crafts, indigenous art ware, jewellery and lots more.
Whilst at The Rocks, check out the view from Glenmore Hotel or have an emu, kangaroo or crocodile pizza at The Australian Heritage Hotel.
Head out to Bondi Beach or check out the Bondi Beach Markets on Sunday weather permitting.
Have a go at barefoot lawn bowls at Clovelly with a cracker view to match.
Catch the train to Katoomba and wander down to see The Three Sisters rock formation.
Discover magical lush landscapes such as Chinese Garden of Friendship or Wendy Whitely’s Secret Garden.
Go to beaches are Malabar and Dee Why Beach for the surf and expanse of sand without feeling crowded. Wattamola is a hidden paradise but it does get busy in the summer with its aqua coloured water.