10+ Fun Things to Do in Sydney this May

Heading to Sydney this May?

From the great outdoors to exciting festivals, there’s plenty to see and do this year.

If you’re looking for attractions in Sydney, check out some of these local activities and fun things do in Sydney in May, including…

  • Tour The Sydney Opera House
  • Make a splash on the Sydney Jet Boat
  • See some animals at the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
  • Bike around the harbour
  • and more…

Save on Attraction Admission

Regular admission to a number of these attractions is included on The Sydney Pass.

Choose as you go from dozens of Sydney attractions & activities and save up to 30% off combined admission vs paying at the gate.

See all available passes and Sydney attractions – Learn more.

Please note, some of these special May events may be separately ticketed and not included on The Sydney Pass.

Tour The Sydney Opera House

Tour the Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is more than just a concert venue, it’s one of the most sought-after performance centers for artists of all types.

Surely, when you think of Syndey, the iconic “sail” features of the opera house come to mind immediately. Your informative tour guide will show you tons of vantage points that you didn’t even know were there to give you awesomely unique photo ops.

You’ll want to wear comfortable footwear on your tours because there will be a lot of walking while seeing the ins-and-outs of The Sydney Opera House.

Getting In: The Sydney Opera House tickets are included with The Sydney Pass.

Catch a Thrill on the Sydney Jet Boat

Sydney Jet thrill ride in Sydney Harbour

Make a splash on the exciting Sydney Jet Boat, powering through Sydney Harbour at speeds up to 45 knots (50mph).

Speed is fun but this ride also features some wild 270-spins, wave riding, and fishtails that will surely get your adrenaline flowing. The cruise isn’t all thrills, the captain shares fun facts and history about the harbor and sights you’ll see along this heart-pumping ride.

There’s a solid chance that you might get wet on this tour, but luckily you’ll have the option to wear a poncho and store your valuables in a locker.

Getting In: Sydney Jet – Thrill Ride tickets are included with The Sydney Pass.

Check out some Koalas at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Hop like a kangaroo to the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, where you’ll find some of the world’s most exciting wildlife. Of course, you’ll see native Australian animals like koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and many more.

The zoo features 10 themed zones with different animals and habitats, each as exciting as the last BUT we know you won’t want to miss the Koala Rooftop exhibit and take a pic with Austrailia’s mascot.

Getting In: WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo tickets are included with The Sydney Pass.

Cruise around the Harbour – on a bike this time

Guided Bike Tour in Sydney

Get your wheels spinning on this 1.5 hour guided tour of the harbor on an electric bicycle. The tour covers about 8 miles so you’ll surely see parts of Sydney you normally wouldn’t see, plus you’ll be glad that the bicycle is electric.

We recommend bringing a small bag with a camera and some water so you can get some photos of the sites and stay hydrated in the hot Sydney sun.

Getting In: Harbour Bridge Electric Bike Tour by BlueBananas tickets are included with The Sydney Pass.

Biennale of Sydney

Sydney’s most famous art event returns in 2018, it’s 21st edition is being curated by Mami Kataoka from the renowned Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. Kataoka, as the first Asian director of the event, has a strong focus on Asian art but over 70 artists from 35 different countries will be represented during this event.

The event runs until June 11th so there will be plenty of opportunities to see the work some of the most innovative contemporary artists from across the globe.

Getting In: Admission to the Biennale of Sydney is free.

Remember to Save on Attraction Admission

There you go – plenty of fun ideas for things to do in Sydney in May to help you plan your itinerary.

From tropical paradise to urban beachfront shopping and dining, Sydney simply has it all.

Remember, many of these great ideas are included on The Sydney Pass, where you can save up to 30% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

We really hope you consider adding a few of these popular options to your upcoming plans. Enjoy!

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