Delightfully unexpected Sydney experiences

Sydney has some impressive tricks up its sleeve to surprise and delight you on your next Australian holiday or extended weekend escape.

Whether you're planning your first-ever visit to Sydney or your 15th, you'll want to know about the places, activities and attractions that's new and on trend. Use this list to sprinkle extra fun into your itinerary.

Spend a night at Taronga Zoo

If you love camping and animals, here's a chance to combine the two for a night you'll never forget. An all-inclusive price covers accommodation, gourmet pre-dinner nibbles, interactions with animals, a wonderful buffet-style dinner and a night safari of the zoo before bed. The Roar & Snore glamping site looks across Sydney harbour to the Sydney Opera House and cityscape. Alternatively, wake up alongside Australia's unique wildlife at the Wildlife Retreat, the iconic Zoo's newest accommodation option. Exclusive after hours guided tours are included in the tariff and gives a glimpse of the animals in their habitats, with the option to help feed unique native animals and learn how the Zoo works behind-the-scenes.

Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk image courtesy of Destination NSW.