Sydney, Australia is an ideal city for traveling solo. We love the freedom and liberation that comes with traveling without a plus one; however, there are times when joining a group just makes sense.
Nevertheless, the last thing you want as a solo traveler is to be lumped with a crowd that has already bonded. That’s why we’ve compiled our top tours perfect for solo travelers in Sydney.
Hopping from vineyard to vineyard is not the kind of activity you want to do alone if, for no other reason than you’ll need a designated driver. Tastes of the Hunter Wine Tours offer both private tours and scheduled departures, which solo travelers can join. After a few glasses and vineyard visits, we are confident that you’ll get to know your fellow bus buddies.
BBQ Cooking Class
One of the most challenging things not to write in this article involves a catchphrase that every Australian finds cringeworthy. Our advice is to join a BBQ cooking class, especially once the craft beer starts flowing. For those who don’t want to order another takeaway meal or sit in a restaurant on their own, taking a cooking class seems an ideal compromise.
Bondi Beach Surfing
You need to at least try to stand on a surfboard when you visit Bondi Beach. However, if you genuinely want to look the part, sign up for a full day of surf lessons or take an extended five-day course. You’ll get fit, meet like-minded people, and be immersed in Sydney surfing culture.
Sydney Harbour Bridge Tour
If you intend to climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, then you should be doing it with a group led by a qualified guide. For those looking for a genuine thrill to test their stamina, the Ultimate Climb entails conquering the entire breadth of this famous bridge. You’ll get 360-degree views from the top and a bucket list moment to be savored.
Whale Watching Tour
A whale-watching cruise is essential during any visit to Sydney. Tours typically start from Circular Quay before heading out to spot Humpback Whales in the area. Populations are on the rise, and currently, estimates of over 30,0000 whales are expected to roam through Sydney from May to November annually. If you are lucky, you might see the calves that tend to be spotted from mid-August through November.
Newtown Food and Street Art Tour
Join Justin from Local Sauce Tours, a self-proclaimed ‘recovering lawyer’ as he shows you some of the best parts of bohemian Newton. You’ll sample a variety of multicultural restaurants and a tasting paddle of craft beers from a local brewery. Vegetarians, vegans, and colorful characters are welcome!
The Meetup website is active in Sydney and offers many opportunities for single travelers to meet like-minded locals. Whether you are into learning about Aussie Rules Football, Pickleball, or joining a specialty social club, there is likely an activity to keep you busy every day of the week.
Anyone that frequently travels solo knows that you’ll rarely be alone. Instead, solo travel offers the opportunity to pick and choose who you hang out with, when, and for how long. Adding a few tours to your Sydney itinerary makes for the ideal balance of freedom, socializing, and meeting new people.