Sydney’s Top 10 Unique Experiences

It can be refreshing to find new and unique things to do in your city that you didn’t even know were there.

This can be the case if you live in a bustling city or a small town – sometimes, if you haven’t “been there, done that,” you may not even know it exists. We have compiled a list of activities that are unique and fun, appropriate for all ages and allow you to explore what may be a travel destination or aspects of your home you have not yet experienced.

Archie Brothers: Cirque Electriq

If you’re looking for a carnival that runs year round, Archie Brothers have got you. Dodgem cars, carousels, crazy milkshakes, arcade games and prizes – the Cirque Electriq has it all, and more. To eat, there are different coloured burger buns (with delicious fillings) and aesthetically pleasing (and taste bud satisfying) cocktails.

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75 O'Riordan St, Alexandria, New South Wales, 2015 Varies with activities

Tobruk Sheep Station

Located in the Hawkesbury Valley, just an hour from the CBD, Tobruk offers a real Australian experience. From whip cracking and boomerang throwing, sheep muster and working dog display, sheep shearing, to damper making and enjoying a freshly brewed billy tea straight from the billy can. A visit to Tobruk is both educational (who knew dogs were trained to muster sheep by mustering ducks first?) and enjoyable. There is also a chance to stay on their beautiful property.

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5050 Old Northern Road Maroota NSW 2756 Varies

The Wanderer: The Lock In

Curious Cartel presents The Lock In, an immersive cocktail experience at The Wanderer. The Wanderer is a well known and loved place to have a bit of fun in Sydney, but with Curious Cartel they are upping the ante. The Lock In is a night of escapism, puzzle solving, game playing, cocktail making and immersive theatre, all set at a high school and played out as your 80’s dream.

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501 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 Varies

100 Point Challenge

The 100 Point Challenge is one of the best ways to explore Sydney. The challenge can be used to get to know the city if you are new to it and test your knowledge if you are a true Sydneysider. There are public and private challenges, and they work as a great way to see the city and have fun doing it.

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Sydney Adult $44 pp

Planar: Masterclasses

Planar restaurant hosts masterclasses for those who love a view and Italian food. Set in Darling Harbour, Planar has gorgeous views of the water which can be enjoyed as you master the art of pasta or pizza. Made for groups, the classes have challenges with prizes to be won.

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ICC Sydney, Shop C08, Ground Floor/14 Darling Dr, Darling Harbour NSW 2000 Varies

Holy Moly

Holy Moly has become a Sydney staple over the past few years, and has expanded from its original institution in Newtown. Holy Moly is a mini golf club, which has two indoor putt putt courses that are as fun and extreme as it gets. A drum set as a course? Yep. Simpsons themed challenge? You bet. Not to mention, Holy Moly also has a range of great cocktails and food on offer.

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387 King St, Newtown NSW 2042 Varies

Bankstown Sports: Basement Brewhouse

The Basement Brewhouse, inside Bankstown Sports Club, is your craft beer destination in Sydney’s West and are offering a private brewing experience. Over three and a half hours you will join the Head Brewer on a tour of their microbrewery to discuss brewing ingredients, processes and beer styles, before creating your very own beer, which can then either be tapped in the Basement Brewhouse bar, or canned for you to take home and is named by you.

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8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown NSW 2200 Varies

Quarantine Station: Ghost Tour

Tread the paths of haunted souls at the Quarantine Station in North Sydney. Sydney’s former Quarantine Station on North Head is reputed to be one of Australia’s most haunted sites, with stories of ghosts and paranormal occurrences entwined throughout its history. Ghost tours have operated here since the early 1990s, and are still up and running today.

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1 North Head Scenic Drive. Manly NSW 2095 Varies on tour

Floating Forest

If you want nature and history, and a little touched of abandoned beauty, we’ve got you. In Homebush Bay, a 30-minute drive from the CBD, there lies a ship, (many ships in actual fact), that reside on the water, and one especially has come to be overrun with trees and foliage. There’s a footpath that runs parallel to the ship that has been there since the 1970s, and if you search ‘Shipwreck Lookout, Homebush Bay’ on Google Maps, it is pinned.

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Sydney Olympic Park Free

MANIAX: Axe Throwing

Maniax Axe Throwing is about getting a group of friends together and doing something different. They claim that after you sink your first bullseye, you’ll be hooked, and we have to say, we agree. Private large groups as well as individual or small groups are available. There is even a dedicated ‘date night,’ which is Fridays 8-10pm in Sydney. When you book, included is one-on-one training, target practice and a double elimination tournament.

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01/75 Mary St, St Peters NSW 2044 Varies on group size