12 Ways to Spend Your Saturday Morning in Sydney
In between growing your career options and kick-starting your professional journey at Queensford College, it is important you take a break and explore all of the unique experiences Sydney has to offer. Saturday mornings are a great time to get out and explore the adventurous streets of one of Australia’s most popular urban cities. Don’t waste a beautiful day off from work or study slumped on the couch or asleep in bed! Get out and enjoy a jam-packed Saturday morning of excitement.
For all the students looking for fun, adventurous things to do, here are 15 suggestions to get you out of bed this Saturday morning!
1. Go to the Bondi Farmers Markets
Held every Saturday from 9AM-1PM, Bondi Farmers Market is full of food for the soul. Renowned for its fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, organically grown meat and poultry, vibrant flowers, warm artisan breads, rustic homemade jams, farmstead cheeses, sustainably sourced seafood including fish, prawns, lobster and an array of cooking essentials like olive oils, herbs and spices – Bondi Farmers Market is the best place to kick-start your Saturday morning. Grab a coffee and support Australian local farmers and producers, and enjoy some organic, and ethically sourced sustainable food.
Where: Bondi Beach Public School
2. Go to Parramatta Winterlight
Skate, eat and play at Parramatta Winterlight this Saturday morning! Get your friends and family together and step out for a jam packed morning of ice-skating at Sydney’s biggest open-air rink. Glide across inches of frozen ice on skates, rush down the 28-metre ice slide on a toboggan, take a ride on the illuminated Ferris wheel or enjoy the range of side show alley games. With plenty of specials and combo deals available to the public (e.g.: 2-for-1 tickets and meals) the Parramatta Winterlight is the perfect way to have fun without breaking your budget. Take a closer look here.
Where: Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta
3. Take a Yoga Class in Newton
Yoga – the healing practice of combing your mind, body and spirit – is a popular relaxation technique that helps people unwind after a long week (perfect after a week of classes and studying). Including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of body movements, Yoga is widely practised for improved health and mindfulness. Popular non-for profit charity Lentil as Anything hosts community based yoga classes every Saturday morning from 8:30AM – 10AM. Adopting the “pay as you feel” mantra to yoga, participants are encouraged to donate a gold coin donation as payment for the wonderfully soothing class.
Where: Lentil as Anything in Newton
Cost: Gold coin donation
4. Do the Coogee to Bondi Walk
This popular, 6km coastal walk boasts incredible ocean views for as far as the eye can see. Tourist and locals alike are fascinated by the spectacular ocean views, sparkling bays, secret rock pools, stunning cliff top views and golden beaches they pass by on the famous Coogee to Bondi walk. Grab a coffee and soak up Aussie beach culture, by watching surfers catch an early wave on the 2-3 hour walk.
Where: Coogee Beach
5. Have Brunch in Darling Harbour
Brunch – a late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch – is a popular Australian pastime that is widely enjoyed every Saturday morning. Some of the best hotspot for brunch remain in Sydney’s Darling Harbour, including; Pancakes on the Rocks, Antidote and Hive Café and Co. For an authentic Australian brunch try dishes such as smash avocado and feta on toast, stacks of blueberry pancakes and corn and zucchini fritters with bacon and eggs.
Where: Darling Harbour
6. Visit Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium contains a large amount of Australian aquatic life, displaying more than 700 species and more than 13,000 sea and water creatures! A highlight of Sydney’s Sea Life Aquarium includes a feature of 2 friendly dugongs. This is a massive attraction, since there are only 5 Dugongs on display in the whole world! Perfect for a Saturday morning, you can spend hours wandering around the large aquarium admiring the sharks, stingrays, penguins and crocodiles and fish, or join a walking tour and watch a feeding time. For more information click here.
Where: Sea Life Sydney Aquarium – 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney CBD.
7. Get Fit at Climb Fit
Not only is Climb Fit Sydney’s largest indoor rock climbing facility – it is also a great way to work out and spend time with friends. Located just 10 minutes from Sydney CBD, Climb Fit is a supportive environment where many climbers come to scale 8.5m high rock ways and conquer challenging overhangs. With over 200 set climbing routes, Climb Fit has challenges for all standards or experience – from beginner to expert!
Where: Grand Dr, Centennial Park NSW 2021
8. Hire Bikes in Centennial Parkland
Located just 4km out of Sydney’s CBD is Centennial Park – a beautifully green, luscious park known for its formal gardens, ponds, statues, historic buildings and multiple sporting fields. For an active start to your Saturday morning, why not try taking a leisurely bike ride through the park with your friends! Considered a perfect way to relax and soak up the fresh morning air, Centennial Park Cycle offer a wide range of bicycles for hire to suit all types of cyclists – from beginners to the experienced – including mountain bikes, road bikes, and hybrid bikes – even pedal cars!
Where: Grand Dr, Centennial Park NSW 2021
Cost: $15 an hour
9. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is a stunning showcase of Australian contemporary art, solely dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art both from across Australia and around the world. Currently on show is an exhibition titled Today, Tomorrow Yesterday. It is an exclusive look into a collection of the Museums favourite’s pieces over the years, reflecting the impact of the past and influence of history on art today.
Where: 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000
10. Go Kayaking in Sydney Harbour
Fancy a morning out on the water? Want to combine sightseeing with a great upper body workout? You’re in luck! Rose Bay Aquatics offers a range of safe and reliable single or double kayaks for hire in Sydney Harbour. Available to you for paddling around Sydney Harbour, soaking up all the sun and sights, Rose Bay Aquatics also hires out boats and paddle boards. Feel the cool breeze on your skin and the salty water on your lips and enjoy this unique kayak adventure! For a closer look at Rose Bay Aquatics hire click here.
Where: On the beach at Tingira Reserve, Cnr of New South Head Road and Vickery Avenue
Cost: $25 per hour
11. Take a Dance Class at Sydney Dance Company
Are you looking for something a little different? Why not try taking a modern dance class at Sydney Dance Company? Dance is a great form of exercise, and something we should all do more often. At Sydney Dance Company there is something for everyone, from Jazz, Ballet, and Hip Hop, to Tap, Latin and JFH. These forms of modern dance are a killer workout, and are great for enhancing your flexibility, movement and fitness levels. If you don’t see yourself up there moovin’ and shakin’, Sydney Dance Company also offers Yoga, Pilates and Stretch classes. To view the Sydney Dance Company timetable click here.
Where: 162 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150
12. Visit Luna Park
Calling all thrill seekers! Sydney’s very own Luna Park is the perfect location for those looking for a day of fun. Located at Milsons Point, on the northern shore of Sydney Harbour, this iconic amusement park is filled with terrifying rides including The Wild Mouse Rollercoaster – a 61 second, pulse-pounding, nerve-shattering ride that dips and zips you around a 400-metre circuit high above Luna Park – and The Hair Raiser, which takes you 50 meters into the air before dropping you at over 80km an hour. Luna Park is opened from 10am-6pm every day. For more information click here.
Where: 1 Olympic Dr, Milsons Point NSW 2061
Cost: $52 at the door / or $48 online
Interested in studying in one of Australia’s most popular cities? Sydney is a thriving hot spot of Australian culture, food, art and history. Begin a new life in Sydney today! For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you prefer to speak to a Course Advisor, call us on 1300 236 364.