What To Do In Sydney this weekend

What To Do In Sydney This Weekend

Hey there, friends! Hope you all had an absolutely fantastic weekend. I’m excited to share our amazing Saturday adventure exploring Sydney with you! We visited the vibrant Kirribilli Markets, strolled across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and uncovered hidden gems in The Rocks. We were surprised that we hadn’t stumbled across these hidden spots despite visiting the area numerous times before! So if you are feeling stuck on ideas for what to do in Sydney this weekend or if you are here from overseas for the first time. I think these spots are absolute must-visits!

What To Do In Sydney This Weekend

Kirribilli Markets

I love that I get to do fun things with my lovely friend. She was the one who had the brilliant idea to explore some weekend activities in Sydney and our first stop was Kirribilli markets.

Kirribilli markets are super easy to get to. We just caught the train to Milson’s Point station, walked a few steps out of the station and bam we were right in the heart of the markets.

Sydney weekend activities- Kirribilli markets

Sydney weekend activities - Kirribilli markets

Sydney weekend activities - Kirribilli markets

It was such a beautiful sunny and much warmer autumn day than I expected. I just love blue skies!

There were so many stalls full of funky fashion pieces, handcrafted jewellery, unique homewares and gourmet treats. There was also live music and we could smell the delicious aromas from the variety of food stalls serving up all sorts of delights from around the world!

Sydney weekend activities - Kirribilli markets

knitted avocado

I thought that this little knitted avocado was so cute!

eternal pencil

I was almost tempted to buy this eternal pencil. It never needs sharpening and it’s equivalent to 200 pencils. But knowing me I’d put it down somewhere and it would be eternally lost!

BTB Kirribilli

We enjoyed browsing up and down looking at all the different stalls. Eventually, we got hungry, tired and thirsty so we figured it was time to grab a bite to eat. There was a really nice cafe called BTB Kirribilli just outside the market, and it seemed like the perfect choice to relax for a bit. Turned out to be a great place because it was calm and perfect for a breather. Best of all we managed to grab a table straight away even though it was very busy.

Sydney weekend activities - BTB cafe, egg and bacon roll

I ordered the deliciously cheesy bacon and egg roll which came with an incredibly tasty red gum smoked tomato relish. Yum, my mouth is watering just thinking about it again. My friend asked me if it was the best egg and bacon roll I had ever had. It honestly was!

The coffee was amazing too!

coffee

The Sydney Harbour Bridge

If you’re wondering what to do in Sydney this weekend, make sure to include a walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge on your list. It’s an incredible experience you won’t want to miss.

What to do in Sydney this weekend - walk across the harbour bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge

So much steel!

The Sydney Harbour Bridge

Such a beautiful view as you walk across.

view from the Sydney harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons

Inside the pylon is a museum (sorry about the blurry pic!)

This museum offers a fascinating journey through the history and construction of the iconic bridge. Inside, we discovered captivating exhibits, vintage photos, and intriguing artifacts that showed insight into the bridge’s incredible story.

Pylon museum

Bridge climb pylon museum

Sydney Harbour bridge pylon museum

Pylon museum-painting gear

Fun fact – Did you know that before making it big in Hollywood, Paul Hogan worked as a rigger on the Sydney Harbour Bridge?

pylon windows

pylon windows

pylon windows

We were tempted to climb the stairs to the top of the pylon for the spectacular view, but we decided to save it for another time. For those feeling adventurous, there’s also the option to do the Bridge Climb. Although I haven’t tried it yet, it’s definitely on my bucket list! My friend, who was with me, recently did the climb and absolutely loved it. She described it as a truly spectacular experience. But first, I need to conquer the pylon stairs!

Susannah Place

After crossing the bridge we ended up in the back part of The Rocks and we were in awe of the historical buildings.

me

Susannah Place is a heritage-listed former grocery store and workers’ cottages and now a historic house museum. The cottages have been renovated and would you believe that people actually live here, can you imagine the view?

We spotted a place for sale and wondered how many zillions it cost.

an apartment

Inside the grocery store, it felt as if we had stepped back in time.

Susannah Place

Susannah Place grocery store

Ha! I’m not that ancient but my mum used to use Sunlight soap for everything!

susannah p[lace grocery store

Susannah Place

old homewares

boiled lollies

Then I saw my favourite Ruth Park books that I must have read a hundred times, “The Harp in The South” and “Playing Beatie Bow”. These are fantastic books all about life in early 20th-century Sydney. If you haven’t read them you really should. Ruth Park’s vivid storytelling and rich characters make these novels absolute gems. They are classic Australian literature and they give you a real sense of what life was like in Sydney’s rich past.

Ruth Park books

scales

old grocery items

And that was my Saturday in Sydney! I hope you enjoyed reading along and getting a peek at my beautiful hometown. It’s days like these that remind me why I love this city so much. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Visiting Beautiful Sydney

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3 thoughts on “What To Do In Sydney This Weekend”

  1. It’s fantastic when you find somewhere new. It sounds like you had a great day! I love the look of the market. I could spend a small fortune just on the cacti. lol
    How interesting to learn more about the bridge. x

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