Top 10 things to do in Sydney during the day

Whether you're in Sydney for a weekend or a week, there's an exciting choice of things to see and do during daylight hours.

You could refresh your wardrobe for the coming season, linger over lunch with friends, frolic in the cool clear ocean, take a walk in a coastal park or sip a delectable cocktail in an upmarket alfresco bar with harbour views. To help you plan your perfect Sydney day, here are some of the top daytime experiences that locals recommend to visiting friends.

1. Hit the shops

The retail experience in Sydney is out of this world. From local designer boutiques to premium brands from around the world, it's all there for the buying. And if you want to snap up a bargain, head to Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre. With over 100 stores, it also has a prime position on the waterfront so you can enjoy the beautiful harbour as you shop up a storm.

2. Cool off in an ocean pool

Bronte Beach, between Bondi Beach and Coogee, is a quieter local favourite with a large sheltered rock pool that's perfect for kids. There's also a free public swimming pool dating from 1887 that's set into the cliff and filled directly from the sea. Pack a lunch or BBQ food to enjoy at the park or head to one of the popular local cafes. A walkway south through an historic cemetery leads to sheltered Clovelly Beach, a favourite with snorkelers.