Sydney is a city with a vibrant, outdoor lifestyle and is surrounded by natural beauty. Undoubtedly the playground of Sydneysiders is the magnificent harbour, where you can enjoy coffee, lunch or dinner as your cruise, experience the thrill of a jet boat thrill ride, or experience the harbour's sights from the deck of a Tall Ship.
When it comes to places to swim, there are few cities in the world with the vast array of amazingly beautiful, breaktaking places to take a dip that Sydney has. The city and suburbs is surrounded by rivers, beaches, waterholes and rockpools, some of which are well known and have long been tourist magnets. Many however are tucked away in out of the way corners of the Sydney Basin, well away from the regular visitor hotspots, known only to the locals and visited by a handful who are quite happy to keep their secret swimming spot to themselves.
Located on a piece of prime real estate right on Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is worth visiting for the view alone - but there is much more to see, experience and enjoy. The zoo is home to over 4,000 animals, including Australian native wildlife, as well as rare and endangered exotic animals. Open 365 days a year, admission includes daily keeper talks and shows, and access to the Sky Safari, Sydney's only cable car. Activities scheduled throughout the day so there is always something happening. Get there by car or by a short 12-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay.