Because of all the amazing things to do alone in Sydney, going there by yourself is great. There's a lot to do and see for solo travel in Sydney!
Sydney is one of the largest cities in Australia. Furthermore, it's the capital of New South Wales. It's an incredible place to travel to because of all the amazing sights.
One of the most famous things to see in the city is the Sydney Opera House. Furthermore, Bondi Beach is a gorgeous beach and the Sydney Harbour Bridge is also a must-see.
Even though it's always amazing to travel to the city, it's even more fun for solo travel! That's because there are so many great things to do alone in Sydney.
There are many activities that are incredible if you want to meet new people in the city. For example, you can explore foreign and arthouse movies with a group. Or you can join a community of photographers.
Besides that, you find some fun and unique solo activities in the city too. For example, you can do a mosaic lamp workshop. Or you can take part in a surfing experience at Bondi Beach! This is amazing if you want to be active.
And there are many more activities that are wonderful for solo travel in Sydney!
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1. Take Part in a Surfing Experience at Bondi Beach
One of the most iconic activities of Australia is surfing. Because of that, it is fun to do that during solo travel in Sydney!
Through the experience "Lets Go Surfing: Bondi Beach!", you can learn how to surf.
This is an introductory surf lesson that takes about 2 hours.
What's great is that you can do this lesson even if you have no experience at all! It is a great introduction to this wonderful sport.
Another reason why this is one of the best things to do alone in Sydney is that you do these classes with other people. This experience is a small group experience with at the most 5 people.
2. Do a Food and Street Art Tour: Fun Thing To Do Alone in Sydney If You Like Art and Food
Doing a food and street art tour of Newtown is great during solo travel in Sydney as well.
During this experience, you go to various places in Newtown with street art. There are many places in this part of the city where you can find this type of art
Besides that, you'll visit 3 to 4 venues where you can sample food and drinks. Newtown has a very multicultural cuisine, so you can discover a large variety of foods. Through this, you cover many cuisines. For example, you sample Turkish, Pakistani, and Egyptian food.
What's great is that there is also a lot of vegetarian and vegan food in Newtown. So if you are a vegetarian and vegan, you can join this tour as well! This makes it, even more, one of the best things to do alone in Sydney.
3. Do a Mosaic Lamp Workshop: Unique and Fun Thing To Do Alone in Sydney
Another one of the most fun things to do alone in Sydney is doing the Turkish Mosaic Lamp Workshop.
During a group class that takes about 2.5 hours, you learn the techniques of making such a lamp.
At the end of this class, you leave with a beautiful and colorful lamp!
4. Take Part in a Jet Boat Thrill Ride of Sydney Harbour
One of the most spectacular things to do alone in Sydney is doing a thrill jet boat ride through Sydney Harbour.
During this experience, you board a jet boat with which you go through Sydney Harbour. This experience takes about 30 minutes and it is amazing.
The ride is definitely very fun for solo travel in Sydney. But what's also great is that you see waterfront sights during this experience as well!
For example, you can see the Sydney Opera House during this experience.
What's great is that the captain is also the guide of the boat. Along the way, you get a lot of information on Sydney and the country. This is very interesting.
5. Explore Foreign and Arthouse Movies With a Group
If you like foreign and arthouse films, this is one of the best things to do alone in Sydney for you!
You can join the "Arthouse and Foreign FIlm Fans" Meetup group.
Through the events of this group, you'll visit cinemas together with other people. You watch there a movie together. And after watching it, you can discuss the film with a meal or a drink.
This social aspect makes this experience a lot of fun as well. You may make some new friends here as well, which is great during solo travel in Sydney!
6. Ride the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Sydney: Great Thing To Do Alone in Sydney To Explore the City
Another one of the most fun things to do alone in Sydney is joining a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Sydney.
Through this, you can discover the city in a fun and convenient way.
You board the bus and go through the city. Along the way, you can listen to the recorded commentary. This allows you to discover a lot of the city during this tour.
This commentary talks about all the places you visit. And because the bus is an open-top bus, you can have a good look at these places.
What's great is that you can leave the bus at a stop that you find interesting. You can then explore it and hop back on the bus when you finished your visit to that stop. Then, you can go to the next stop!
Some of the sights this bus tour covers are the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Chinese Gardens. But there is so much more this bus tour covers!
Doing this tour is great during solo travel in Sydney because it allows you to get around in a quick and easy way. Besides that, you get a good overview of the city, which makes exploring easier!
7. Explore the Outdoors of Sydney With a Group
Also one of the best solo activities in Sydney is joining the "Sydney Outdoors Meetup Group".
This is a lovely group that organizes outdoor events in Sydney. For example, there are day walks in and near the city of Sydney.
Through these walks, you can discover the nature of the city, which is great!
If you go to several meetups, you can see a lot of beautiful nature.
Besides that, you go on these walks with other people. And thus there is a social aspect to these events.
This is great if you want to meet new people. And you may also make new friends when you go here.
Keep in mind that the walks can have a long total length that can be hard if you have no experience!
8. Learn To Make Vietnamese Food With a Chef
Learning to make Vietnamese food with a chef in Marrickville is also one of the best things to do alone in Sydney. Marrickville is a suburb of Sydney that is easy to get to!
During this experience, you meet at a cafe where you have a Vietnamese sandwich and coffee.
After that, you visit an Asian grocery store to look for ingredients to cook with.
Now it's time to learn to cook Vietnamese food.
You'll learn about every step in the cooking process and you have a hands-on experience.
When the food is ready, you have the food together during this experience. It is great to have food together during solo travel in Sydney because otherwise, you would eat on your own.
But the experience doesn't stop there. When you are home, you get recipes so you can make Vietnamese dishes at home.
9. Do a Bike Tour of Sydney
Another fun way to explore the city during solo travel in Sydney is by bike.
You can do this through a 4-hour bike tour of the city.
Through this tour, you to the most famous sights in the city, but you also visit some hidden gems of Sydney!
Because you ride a bike, you can cover a large part of the city in 4 hours.
What makes this one of the best things to do alone in Sydney as well is that you can meet others. That's because it is a group bike tour.
10. Play Pickleball With Other People: Great Thing To Do Alone in Sydney To Make Friends
If you like playing pickleball, you can do so in Sydney!
Pickleball is a lovely sport that looks a bit like tennis and ping pong. It comes with paddles like those used in ping pong. Besides that, the playing court looks like a tennis court, but smaller.
That's because you can join the "Northern Beaches Pickleball Association (Sydney)".
This is a group that organizes all kinds of pickleball events. These events are great to attend for everyone. You don't need to have experience playing the sport.
Another reason why this is one of the best solo activities in Sydney is that the social aspect of it is great! You can meet others and you make some new friends along the way!
11. Do a Tour of the Sydney Opera House
One of the best things to do alone in Sydney is doing a tour of the Sydney Opera House.
The Sydney Opera House is such an iconic and famous building, you have to visit!
During a 1-hour guided tour of the Sydney Opera House, you learn a lot about the place.
You learn about the history and you get to see the inside of the place, which is great!
A guide shows you around, and tells you all about the building!
What's great as well about this tour is that you go to places where you can take photos of the building. These places aren't available to the general public!
Another great thing about this tour is that you do it with other people, so you can socialize with others.
When you are doing solo travel in Sydney, this is the best way to explore the Sydney Opera House for sure!
After doing the tour, you could also attend a performance at the Sydney Opera House. There are more than 1800 performances every year, which is amazing! There is likely a show that you like a lot.
Keep in mind that this tour doesn't take place on certain days of the week. So check out the event page for more information on whether there is a tour when you want to visit!
12. Join Group Hikes in Sydney
If you like walking, you can join the "Sydney Hiking and Walking Group".
This is a meetup group that organizes events during which you can hike and walk with other people.
Together with a group of other people, you can discover beautiful places in and near Sydney. And there are also events that take place at a place that is a lot further.
What's great is that you can meet other people at the same time. So this is also a very social activity! You may even make some new friends when going to the events of this group.
Another great thing about the group is that it consists of thousands of people. So there are likely a lot of people that attend the events, which is great during solo travel in Sydney!
13. Do a Tall Ship Cruise of Sydney Harbour
One of the most unique things to do alone in Sydney is doing a tall ship afternoon cruise of Sydney.
During this, you sail aboard a historic tall ship.
This is a very unique experience unlike any other experience in the city.
Onboard you can learn about the maritime history of the city, which is very interesting.
Besides that, you go to a lot of beautiful places in the city from where you have beautiful views of the city and sights. Examples of sights you'll see are the Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, and more!
14. Walk Through the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney: Relaxing Thing To Do Alone in Sydney
If you are looking for a good place to relax in Sydney, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is a great place for you.
You find here a large botanical garden with a lot of beautiful trees, plants, and flowers.
Furthermore, there are many walking trails, which makes walking around here easy.
Going for a relaxing stroll on your own is thus great here! After going here for a relaxing walk, you will feel very relaxed for sure! This makes it a lovely activity for solo travel in Sydney,
15. Go to an Exhibition of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Another one of the best things to do alone in Sydney is going to an art exhibition.
You can do this at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.
If you like contemporary art, this is the place to go!
What's great is that you find here both art from Australia and the world. Because of that, there is a large variety in the art you find here, which makes it very interesting.
Besides the permanent collection, there are also temporary exhibitions at the museum.
These are very interesting as well and they make sure that there is always something new when you visit!
On your own, during solo travel in Sydney, you can better focus on the art. This makes your experience at the art exhibitions much better, which is awesome!
16. Walk Through the City and Learn About History
If you want to learn about The Rocks neighborhood in Sydney, you can do so during a walking tour.
The "Sydney: The Rocks 90-Minute Walking Tour" is a great one that I recommend.
During this, a local guide takes you to many places in this part of Sydney.
Moreover, you'll listen to all kinds of interesting stories about the past.
Another thing that is great about this tour is that you can see beautiful views of Sydney Cove through this.
Another reason why this is one of the best things to do alone in Sydney is that you do it with a group of other people.
Because of that, you can socialize with other people that take part in the tour. This social aspect is a lot of fun!
In total, this walking tour takes about 90 minutes.
17. Join a Community of Photographers: Lovely Thing To Do Alone in Sydney If You Like Taking Photos
If you like photography, you can join a photography group in Sydney.
The Meetup group "Sydney Street Photographers" is a great one.
They host a variety of events where you can meet others that have an interest in photography.
Also, at these events, you can discuss photography techniques and take photos together. There is a large variety of events, which is great.
Besides that, the social aspect of the events is great too. You may make some new friends during solo travel in Sydney if you go to the events, which is great!
18. Do a Whale Watching Cruise and Have Lunch
Going on a whale watching cruise in Sydney is another great solo activity in the city.
During this experience, you board a ship and sail through Sydney Heads to find whales.
Seeing these whales is an incredible experience that you must experience.
What's great is that this cruise also includes breakfast or lunch.
Another great thing about the experience is that there is live commentary on board.
19. Visit an Exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
The Art Gallery of New South Wales is one of the best art galleries in Sydney. Going here is also one of the best things to do alone in Sydney.
You can visit the general exhibition space of the museum for free, which is great.
The permanent collection includes Australian, European, and Asian art. This is very interesting to see!
Besides that, there are lots of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. In fact, there are about 40 temporary exhibitions at the museum.
This makes the place even more interesting to visit during solo travel in Sydney. You can see a lot of new things every time you visit the museum.
What's great is that when you see the art on your own, you can better concentrate on it. This gives you a more immersive experience of the exhibitions!
Keep in mind that some of these temporary exhibitions do have an admission fee.
20. Go on a Relaxing Walk Through the Royal National Park
The Royal National Park is another beautiful spot in Sydney that is perfect for a relaxing walk on your own.
You find here many walking paths and lots of nature that makes this suitable for that!
21. Play Tennis With a Group: Active Thing To Do Alone in Sydney
When you want to play tennis during solo travel in Sydney, you can join the "Lane Cove Sunday Tennis Meetup".
This is a group that has tennis meetups where you can play tennis together. These meetups usually take place on Sunday.
What's great is that everyone can join! You don't have to have a lot of experience.
Another reason why this is one of the best things to do alone in Sydney is because of the social aspect of it.
After playing tennis, there is often BBQ and drinks together with the other players. This is a lot of fun!
22. Do a Day Tour to the Blue Mountains
Another one of the best things to do alone in Sydney is doing a day trip to the Blue Mountains.
This place is beautiful to visit. And you find here a lot of beautiful viewpoints and nature.
There are so many beautiful places to visit here! And there are also lots of great opportunities for photos at the Bleu Mountains.
What's great is that this is a small group day tour. This social aspect is a lot of fun, and it still feels like an intimate experience, which is great!
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