October has been a festive month as New South Wales and Victoria passed a 70% vaccination rate, with Sydney paving the way to end a long lockdown streak followed by Melbourne. Fully vaccinated people are now able to go out again with less fear and restriction — with cafes, pubs, museums, and other well-loved tourist attractions open to welcome them again. Cities in the region are now pulsating with life, and there are so many things to celebrate our newfound freedom!
We’re sure you can’t wait to pick up on your adventures, so we’ve listed the top things to do in and around Sydney and Melbourne for you to celebrate freedom day!
Meet the Sea Again
If there’s one thing we miss the most, it’s the ocean and the endless adventures that lie underwater and above. Luckily, Sydney lies right next to the sea with lots of amazing coastal attractions. Hit the beach, feel the salty breeze on your face, dive deep into the water, or ride the surf!
Sydney Bondi Beach Beginners Surf Lesson | Australia
Learn how to ride the waves at Sydney’s world-famous Bondi Beach. Receive instructions from professional surf instructors!
Dolphin Watching Tour from Nelson Bay | Australia
Make a splash in Sydney when you embark on this wonderful dolphin watching tour. Book now on KKday!
Get up Close with Sea Creatures
Another way to get intimate with the underwater world is by visiting the local aquarium. If you have kids in the family or are just passionate about the ocean, head to Sea Life and feel the wonder of colourful fishes, sharks, and different kinds of sea creatures gliding around you.
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium Admission Ticket | Australia
Discover diverse Australian marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium! Watch as colorful fishes swim over your head at the aquarium’s clear tu
[Special Offer] Melbourne Sea Life Aquarium Tickets | Australia
Head on over to one of Melbourne’s most amazing attractions for the whole family!
Play in Nature
We’re gradually returning to a mask-free life—and once we’re there, why not do a ceremonial removal of your face mask amid trees and greens? How nice it would be to breathe fresh air in! At the same time, indulge in different kinds of adventures in New South Wales’ nature attractions such as TreeTops and Cactus Country.
[Eco Tour] TreeTops Adventure Park Sydney – The Hills Ticket
Get the full jungle experience at TreeTops Adventure Park where you can unleash your inner Tarzan!
[Eco Tour] TreeTops Adventure Park Western Sydney Ticket
Prepare to climb, weave, and fly through a natural Australian backdrop at TreeTops Adventure Park Western Sydney!
[Eco Tour] TreeTops Adventure Park Central Coast Ticket | New South Wales
Head to TreeTops Adventure Park Central Coast for an exciting day among the trees!
Cactus Country | Australia
Take a walk on the wild side and spend a day in a desert landscape without having to leave Australia! Snap as many photos as you want of bea
Get an Adrenaline High
Nothing can make you feel more alive than extreme adventures that pump adrenaline through your veins. Celebrate freedom by living like a bird for a moment and just being close to the sky. Of course, savour the views you can’t get anywhere else when you’re on the ground! There are various skydiving spots around Sydney and Melbourne, each offering its own kind of visual and sensory thrill.
Newcastle Skydive | Australia
Take the leap of a lifetime with an incredible skydiving experience in Newcastle! Guided by professional instructors.
Skydiving Wollongong from Sydney
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Great Ocean Road Tandem Skydive | Australia
Overcome your fears and push yourself to your limit with the most memorable skydiving journey of your life!
Skydiving Melbourne | Australia
Skydiving Melbourne doesn’t get any more thrilling. Experience the ultimate adrenalin rush tandem skydiving from our St Kilda drop zone, the
Ride a Hot Air Balloon
If skydiving is really too extreme for you, don’t worry! Here’s a perfect alternative. If you miss the jet-setting life, ride a hot air balloon for a quaint flying experience. See the world — or the vast region, at least — from above, with unobstructed views better than from a plane window.
Hunter Valley Hot Air Balloon Experience | Australia
Witness the beauty of the vineyards of Hunter Valley from the air and savor a rich breakfast afterward at Peterson House.
Melbourne Hot Air Balloon Tour | Victoria
Catch the sunrise over Australia’s iconic landmarks in an unforgettable hot-air balloon ride. Watch downtown Melbourne come alive!
Mansfield Hot Air Balloon Tour | Victoria
Go on a hot-air balloon adventure in Mansfield. As a natural pastoral basin surrounded by stunning mountain forests, green pastures, and the
Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Tour | Victoria
Catch the sunrise over Australia’s iconic landmarks with an unforgettable hot-air balloon ride over Yarra Valley. See downtown Melbourne com
Get Romantic on a Cruise
If you’re in need of a bonding date that doesn’t involve Netflix or microwave meals — head to the harbour and board a cruise. Just savour the new freedom together with the most precious person/s in your life while viewing the seascape, the city skyline, and the sunset.
Magistic Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch Cruise | Australia
Enjoy the world-famous attractions of Sydney, including Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and more, onboard a luxury catamaran!
Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery Cruise
Discover the joys of sailing aboard an authentic tall ship with this introductory afternoon cruise on the waters of Sydney Harbour!
Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Twilight Dinner Cruise
Twilight adds an extra layer of flair to the joy of cruising on Sydney Harbour, and this Tall Ship twilight dinner cruise is the perfect way
Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Lunch Cruise
Enjoy a Sydney Harbour lunch cruise with a difference — climb aboard an authentic tall ship and enjoy delicious finger food while taking in the sights!
Get a Cuteness Overload from Zoo Animals
Animal memes were some of our main sources of relief during the lockdown. So now that we’ve regained our freedom, be sure to pay a visit to the adorable animals at the local zoos! From fluffy koalas to playful kangaroos and adorable penguins, cuteness overload will surely hit you!
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Ticket | Australia
Get up-close and personal with crocs, kangaroos, and emus. Learn about animal conservation, and get a chance to have breakfast with cute koalas!
Melbourne Zoo Ticket | Australia
Visit Melbourne Zoo, home to over 300 amazing species of wildlife. Watch koalas up close, cuddle with cute kangaroos, or watch adorable penguins and seals!
[Eco Tour] Phillip Island Nature Parks Combo Tickets | Melbourne
Get combo tickets to the Penguin Parade, Churchill Island, Koala Conservation Reserve, and Antarctic Journey!
Ballarat Wildlife Park Entry Ticket | Australia
Meet some of Australia’s most beloved native animals up close by booking your Ballarat Wildlife Park tickets today! Get the chance to feed a
[Eco Tour] Melbourne Werribee Open Range Zoo Ticket | Victoria
Encounter a wide variety of amazing animals at the Werribee Open Range Zoo!
Visit Moonlit Sanctuary, a park filled with beloved native Australian animals, and learn about their behaviors and conservation efforts.
Take the Kids to a Museum
Museums and themed attractions are a must for families looking for a post-lockdown activity that the younger ones will enjoy. They’re also great conditioning for kids as schools transition back to face-to-face learning. Get your kids excited to learn outside the home again!
Legoland Discovery Centre Melbourne Ticket | Australia
Jump headfirst into an exciting adventure at the Legoland Discovery Centre Melbourne! See all things Lego, try out unique attractions, and more!
Sydney Wild Life Zoo, Madame Tussauds, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium & Sydney Tower Eye Tickets | Australia
Save up with this Sydney combo pass and discover Sydney’s top must-see attractions!
Australian National Maritime Museum Ticket | Australia
Discover a collection of historical vessels at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney. Learn about the country’s rich maritime hi
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