Alighting the monorail in Sydney is as good as sticking a sticky note on your back stating "I am a tourist". But there are some things that are probably worth doing once in life. And if you're in Sydney this could well be one of them.
Only a tiny percentage of locals have actually ridden the beast, and most of them were probably on a school excursion at the time.
It is one way to get across the city, but with a bit of planning there are plenty of buses, trains, and also most things are in walking distance in the centre. So as a transport tool it is in fact pretty useless.
But, if you want to join a small and exclusive list, then the monorail is a must-do ride. And it's something that isn't available in the rest of Australia.