10 Things to Do in Five Dock That You Shouldn't Miss

July 20, 2017 Lashaunda Abraham

Discover the best top things to do in Five Dock, Australia including Sydney Sundancer, Sydney Harbour, National Photo Training College - Day Classes, Circus Arts, Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden, Jungle Buddies, Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre, The Aperture Club, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Restaurants in Five Dock

1. Sydney Sundancer

U 1 380 Victoria Pl, Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales 2047, Australia
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5 based on 94 reviews

Sydney Sundancer

Sydney Sundancer is a ketch rigged motor sailing yacht, thus combining the stability and comfort of a motor boat with the grace and serenity of a sailing yacht, and is licensed to carry in excess of 70 guests plus crew. However, we prefer to limit the number of guests to around 50 thus ensuring everyone's personal comfort at all times (through adequate space). She is super luxuriously fitted in teak below deck (see attachments) and there is a large canopy which extends virtually the whole length of the vessel giving perfect protection in all weathers. We have won the prestigious Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) award for the Best Wedding Reception Vessel in Australia in 2007 & 2010 (this award is judged over 3 years to demonstrate consistent excellence) and in 2008 we were inducted into the ABIA "Hall of Fame" (only 6 wedding suppliers in the whole of Australia have been so honoured). This is particularly noteworthy because ACTUAL Bridal appraisal of our service (in a number of categories including "value for money") in their own wedding, is THE evaluation criteria on which the award is based ! We are also the only charter boat ever, to win both the City of Sydney Council Award for The Best Decorated Boat on New Years Eve, and The Australia Day Council's award for The Best Presented / Best Decorated Charter Boat on Sydney Harbour (2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013), so you will appreciate just how much effort we invest in making each and every cruise a success !!

Reviewed By charlie o

We decided to celebrate NYE fireworks on board the Sydney Sundancer. There were approxinately 50 people for this excursion that started 5:30pm-1:30am. The captain and his crew are warm, friendly and professional. They made sure everyone had fun without compromising safety. The boat is clean and well maintained. Champagne, wine, beer and refreshments were served all night. Liver pate and lobster were passed as appetizers. Dinner buffet was excellent: roast beef, Turkey, ham, salmon, shrimp and oysters along with various salads. We had an unobstructed view of the fireworks. A memorable evening and the best New Year's Eve celebration. Thanks to the captain and crew for making us feel appreciated and certainly special.

2. Sydney Harbour

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia +61 2 9240 8500
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5 based on 18 reviews

Sydney Harbour

Secluded Beaches, quiet coves and soaring headlands predominate this harbor, which is considered one of the world's most beautiful.

Reviewed By Graham59Buderim - Buderim

Fantastic place to visit, has great harbour views, cafes, fast food, restaurants and more. Great busking from local musicians adds to the ambience. Regular ferry services to take you all over the harbour. Our hotel was within walking distance to the harbour as is many of the hotels in this area. Cruise ships frequent the international cruise terminal opposite the Opera House and by Sydney harbour bridge, great tourist destination. Recommend on your bucket list!!

3. National Photo Training College - Day Classes

443 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales 2040, Australia
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5 based on 39 reviews

National Photo Training College - Day Classes

Photography classes and photo tours for beginners and intermediate photographers at Parramatta, Sydney Harbour and Leichhardt.We also offer workshops in Melbourne & Canberra. Half day or full day classes at scenic locations to enjoy learning and taking better photos. Ideal for people who want to get the best use of their camera, enjoy the outdoors and take better photos.Our sunset classes are also great for tourists who want to capture postcard images of their time in Australia.Classes are small to allow easy interaction and the trainer provides handout notes.Please also join us on Facebook to learn and review other students photos.

Reviewed By Louise R - Melbourne, Australia

From meeting in a great little pub and going over the settings of the camera to walking around to local attractions and great views this tour was well worth it. Terry took us to some great sites for Vivid and taught us about long exposures...MoreHi Louise, you guys had the best night weather wise and some awesome photos captured, well done! Happy we avoided the crowds and thanks for your kind words. Hope to see you on our Blue Mountains or South Coast experience too. Terry

4. Circus Arts

Olympic Boulevard | Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, Homebush, Strathfield, New South Wales 2127, Australia +61 412 402 742
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5 based on 88 reviews

Circus Arts

Challenge yourself today with Circus Arts - the original and the best Flying Trapeze company in Sydney! Since 1999, Circus Arts Sydney has been bringing the dream of flying alive for its patrons in a fun and safe environment. Located at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, Circus Arts offers a weekly timetable of flying trapeze sessions for all ages and abilities. With holiday circus classes, birthday parties and private sessions also available, Circus Arts Sydney offers fun, fitness and skill development for the whole family. Join the circus revolution, stay fit and have fun!

Reviewed By DanielleW1972 - Sydney, Australia

our girls 8 and 10 attended a session today. it was great to see them challenge themselves and see the smiles on their face. The staff were great and very responsive to the kids needs.

5. Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden

Near Luna Park | via Clark Park, Lavender St, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060 N.S.W., Australia +61 2 9936 8100
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Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden

Everyone needs a secret garden in their life and you’re invited to visit Wendy's, a public garden and much loved oasis in the heart of Sydney. Located a short walk over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or stroll from Milsons Point and North Sydney train stations, the Secret Garden is a haven where you can explore meandering pathways discovering sculptures; enjoy a picnic basket or read a book at one of the tables beneath the garden’s canopy; or simply enjoy the nature and serenity of your beautiful surrounds. You may even stumble across a fairy. Created over 20 years by artist Wendy Whiteley, wife and muse of Australian artist Brett Whiteley, the Secret Garden is nestled behind Luna Park in one of Sydney's most spectacular suburbs, Lavender Bay. While its free and open seven days a week, there are steep inclines and a range of steps. Visitors with limited mobility may only be able to access the uppermost sections of the garden but we're sure you'll enjoy your visit.

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, Canada

Wendy’s Secret Gardens is amazing! She built her Gardens on terraces and in the background we see the city.
The first view I saw was trees and flowers with a view on the Sydney Harbor Bridge.
We explored everything. Everything was planted with care. There were numerous flowers to discover. As well as views and trees and plants.
We spent more than an hour to explore it and we were able to see the outside of Wendy’s home. She did a fantastic job.
Interestingly enough, we saw many young people on the grass.
However, I will always remember this terraced Gardens. Wow!
This is a must see!

6. Jungle Buddies

SE 2 97 Queens Rd, Five Dock, Sydney, New South Wales 2046, Australia +61 1300 883 819
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5 based on 3 reviews

Jungle Buddies

Reviewed By Tony W - Sydney

This excellent play area is one of the best in the local area and a regular for us. Brilliant staff and well maintained facilities Jungle Buddies includes a small well run cafe that serves good quality healthy food for both kids and adults, they also have great coffee. Plenty of parking under the building with limited street parking. Very friendly and kid focused staff. A well run centre and recommended.

7. Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre

19 Roseby St, Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales 2047, Australia +61 2 9812 8800
Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre

Reviewed By neminskii - Singapore, Singapore

I make a trip here every time I come to Sydney. There are branded shops as well as cheaper ones like Cotton On, cafes and a Coles supermarket downstairs. There is also a food court and a discount store. If you are tired there are benches in the public sections with USB charging ports. Recommended to spend an afternoon here!

8. The Aperture Club

55A Albert St, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales 2040, Australia +61 411 370 577
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The Aperture Club

We want to get people together to share our passion for photography, with fun experiential workshops and tours. If you are excited about photography and want to learn new skills and develop your creative eye come and join us. Key to all of these learning experiences will be fun, meeting liked minded people, developing new friendships and community support. See you soon.

Reviewed By Gonash - Sydney, Australia

Last Sunday I accompanied my teenage godson on the Street Photography Workshop. On meeting Daniel he made us feel welcome and very much at ease. Our group was small so my godson was able to ask questions and get advice on his photography. Although I was not participating in the photography myself what amazed me was how Daniel showed the group different perspectives of every day objects and situations making the photos so much more interesting. Dom was thrilled with the photos he took and our eyes have been opened up to the unlimited opportunities on the streets every day. There is no doubt that this course would be beneficial to all level of photographers. Thank you Daniel.

9. Sydney Opera House

Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia +61 2 9250 7111
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Sydney Opera House

One of the most iconic buildings in the world – the Sydney Opera House is an architectural masterpiece and vibrant performance space. It's a place where the past shapes the future, where conventions are challenged and cultures are celebrated. Step inside and discover the stories that make the Opera House so inspiring. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, a first-timer or an aficionado, the Sydney Opera House has something for everyone.

Reviewed By Blowflyyachts - Sydney, Australia

Great spot to take sunrise shots up the harbour or walk around under the bridge and take great sunrise shots looking back at the opera house

10. Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia +61 2 9240 1100
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Spanning the city center to the North Shore, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a wide steel arch bridge known for its beauty as well as function, providing a crossing for cars, trains, bikes and pedestrians. While the more daring can do the BridgeClimb to the top of the structure, opened to traffic in 1932, anyone can enjoy a walk for free.

Reviewed By Maureen G - Chelmsford, United Kingdom

This is very well organised and everything is done to ensure your safety and comfort. It is not made clear on the website but the suit they give you is worn over underwear (your clothes and belongings go into a locker). They also provide a headset (so that everyone can hear the guide), cap, hanky (!), rainwear (just in case), straps for your glasses/sunglasses. Everything is clipped to the suit for safety. You practise climbing using the safery line before venturing out.
The actual climb lasts two hours. This is not too onerous as there are stops to admire the fantastic views, listen to the guide, ask questions, have your photo taken.
The photos were good quality and good value.
My only criticism is that the cost of the climb is excessive in my view. Having said that, we really enjoyed the experience.

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