Sydney offers beaches, nightlife as well as plenty of nature and adventure opportunities. Relax near Sydney Harbour, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge or book a harbour cruise to get out on the water. Hop on the ferry to Manly to access beaches and catch views of the east side of the city. Humpback and southern right whales spend time in the waterways around Sydney, making it the perfect place to take a whale-watching cruise. Charter boats have open-air viewing decks to give you the best chance of seeing the magnificent creatures. Book your cheap flight to Sydney from May through October for the best chance of seeing the whales. Keep in mind Australia’s seasons are the opposite of the seasons in the Northern Hemisphere, so Canadian winter will be Australian summer and vice versa.
The area surrounding Sydney has an abundance of wildlife. Consider a Blue Mountain trip, which is a day tour from the city. During the trip, you’ll have the chance to see isolated sights and areas that feature native Australian animals like Tasmanian devils, kangaroos and dingoes as well as indigenous birds and reptiles. The day trip includes a ride on the Scenic Rail, which is the steepest incline rail in the world. Once you reach the end of the rail line, you’ll be in an ancient rain forest where you’ll find the Scenic Cableway platform. The area’s gondola will take you to remarkable views of the Three Sisters and the rain forest. Don’t miss out on a night on the town in Sydney. Consider stopping by Orbit, a cocktail spot with a unique revolving bar and incredible city views. The renowned Taxi Club is another nightlife spot, featuring casual and comfortable seating areas. On Monday nights, the club hosts bingo games, and cheap drinks are available during during happy hour. When you want to dance, stop by the Chinese Laundry on Friday nights.