These Are the Most Expensive Things to Do in Sydney

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Australia is a hodgepodge of cheap and expensive things to do for tourists. If you ever find yourself in this magnificent city and with cash to burn, know that you’ll never run out of things you can do with your money. From dining in Michelin-starred restaurants to driving in a Ferrari along Sydney’s streets, you can have a taste of the life of the rich and famous in all its magnificent form.

Go on a Helicopter Tour of the City

There are plenty of ways to see Sydney’s iconic skyline. You can dine on a rooftop bar and marvel at the scenery while chatting with your friends. The most amazing, of course, is to ride a helicopter and go on a tour of the city’s skyline. You can enjoy the panoramic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, Opera House, and Olympic Park. If you can stretch your budget, you can also go as far as the Northern Beaches to check out the country’s amazing golden coastline.

Prices range from US$190 per person to $1,200 for a private helicopter. You’ll save more if you split the cost of the helicopter ride among friends. But if you want a super-private way to wow your date, this is the best thing to do for him/her.

Drive a Luxury Sports Car


Back in the day, the only way you can drive a Ferrari or Lamborghini is to go to a dealership and test drive one. Of course, you’ll have to leave your credentials and personal information. No dealer will hand you the keys to a Ferrari. In Sydney, you can rent an Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, or any other luxury car you are dreaming of driving. You can take it for a spin for 15 minutes or rent it for several days.

What will you do if you have the chance to ride on a Maserati? You can attend the opera in one of Sydney’s theaters, or you can be completely cool and pick up a boba tea from a nearby shop. It costs about $170 to drive a Ferrari for 20 minutes. You can imagine how much you will have to pay for a three-day rent.

Hire a Private Boat

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Australia’s most iconic landmarks can be found in Sydney—the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It’s no wonder that tourists want their pictures taken in these iconic landmarks. But do you know what’s even better? To take a photo while in a rented private boat cruising along Sydney Harbour. You can rent a small boat for you and your partner (or even just for yourself), or you can rent one for a party. Some boats can accommodate as many as 200 guests.

Prices for a chartered boat will usually start at $650 per hour, but it can cost as much as $3,500 per hour. It depends on the size of the boat and the amenities included. If you want to host a one-of-a-kind party, this is your chance to wow your guests.

Dine in a Michelin-starred Restaurant

There are a dozen of Michelin-starred restaurants in Sydney. You can choose from a fusion of Japanese and European, modern Australian, and contemporary Italian cuisines. Even with the pandemic, these restaurants were able to survive enough to remain standing today. One of the most popular and expensive restaurants is Tetsuya, which is located in the central business district of Sydney. A meal there costs around $240. The menu is a mix of Australian, Japanese, and French.

Climb the Harbour Bridge in Private

Many tourists have already climbed the Harbour Bridge, but do you really want to squeeze in with others? What will set you apart from all the others? You can climb the Harbour Bridge in private. Be like the celebrities who have done this in the past. Supermodel Gigi Hadid and celebrity-chef Jamie Oliver have done this.

The rate will start at around $190 if you come with 14 people. The fewer people go to the private climb with you, the more expensive the climb will be. You’ll have a private guide with you, so you need not worry about not knowing what to do once you are there. The best time to go up is during sunset, when you can see Sydney in all its glory.

With money to burn, visiting Sydney will be like a dream. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience to see the city the way the rich and famous do. So, if you have the chance, take it by the horns and do as much as you can while you’re there.

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