BridgeClimb

The Rocks

The 440-foot (134 m) Harbour Bridge, the world's largest steel-arch bridge, may be viewed from afar or from the top. BridgeClimb, begun in 1998, offers small-group...

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Excursions

Bondi Beach

Bondi

Bondi Beach, one of the world's most famous beaches, is only five miles (8 km) from downtown. On the Australian National Heritage List, it stretches a little over...

  • Public beach
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Walking
  • Food & drink
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  • 2

Oxford Street

Famous for its boutique shopping, diverse nightlife and the Darlinghurst gayborhood, Sydney's Oxford Street stretches from the southeast corner of Hyde Park in the...

  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink

Sydney Opera House

Bennelong Point

Sydney's stunning Opera House, opened in 1973, is the newest site ever to make the UNESCO World Heritage list. It Is the country's #1 tourist attraction and ranks as...

  • Performing arts
  • Architecture

Aboriginal Art Galleries

The Rocks

In the historic Queen Victorial Building above Town Hall train station, the family-run Aboriginal Art Galleries displays the work of emerging artists as well as...

  • Specialty Shop
  • Art

Argyle Gallery

The Rocks

Established in 2000, Argyle Gallery shows Australian and Aboriginal art and fine crafts and has a selection of Australian-made gifts.

  • Specialty Shop
  • Art

Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Domain

Admission is free at the Art Gallery of NSW, whose domestic and international collections span from Aborigine to Contemporary. It also features major special...

  • Museum
  • Art

Australian Museum

Hyde Park

The oldest museum in Australia dates from the early 19th century and has earned an international reputation in natural history and anthropology, including the...

  • Museum

Blue Mountains

On the World Heritage list, the Blue Mountains are named for the haze of its eucalyptus forests. The rugged landscape offers a wealth of outdoor adventures,...

  • Hiking
  • Excursions
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Natural Attraction

Chinatown

Haymarket

The largest Chinatown in Australia and the main one in the city, the neighborhood on the southern side of downtown has restaurants, shops and Market City, a modern...

  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink
  • Art

Circular Quay

Sydney Cove

Circular Quay, close by the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, is the main ferry terminal and a major railway station on the City Circle. The promenade is full of

  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink

Coogee Women's Baths

Coogee Beach

On the southern end of Coogee Beach, Coogee Women's Baths - dating from 1876 - is the city's last women-only ocean pool. Also known as McIver's Baths, the 20-meter...

  • Private beach
  • Water fun

Harbour Cruise

Circular Quay

Sydney Harbour can be explored by tall ships, ferries, catamarans and luxury launches with options that include, lunch, high tea, dinner or sunset. Some cruises

  • Food & drink
  • Excursions

Hyde Park

Central Business District

Australia's oldest park, Hyde Park is a swath of shady lawn divided into two sections by Park Street. The 40-acre (16.2 ha) park is popular with sunbathers,...

  • Park
  • Art

Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Botany Bay

Kamay Botany Bay National Park is 1,130 acres (456 ha) of coastal bush around Botany Bay where the first European settlers landed. The park has historical sites,...

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Natural Attraction
  • Cultural & Historical

Kings Cross

Kings Cross or "the Cross" with its giant neon Coca-Cola billboard is a bustling entertainment district of bars, cutting-edge theater, hip cafes and budget hostels....

  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink

Lady Bay

Sydney Harbour National Park

"Cozzies " - Australian for swimming suits - are optional at Lady Bay, the country's oldest nudist beach, legal since 1976. Also called Lady Jane Beach, it is only...

  • Nude beach
  • Water fun
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park

Manly Beach

Manly

Manly, home of the Australian Open of Surfing, is where the world's first surfing championship was held in 1964. Surfers head for the north end of the beach. Shelley...

  • Public beach
  • Food & drink

Museum of Contemporary Art

The Rocks

The Museum of Contemporary Art - MCA - occupies the 1939 Art Deco-style, six-story landmark built for the Maritime Services Board. Its collection of over 4,000 works...

  • Museum
  • Art

North Bondi Beach

Protected by hunky lifeguards in Speedos, North Bondi Beach just up from the main famed Bondi Beach is where gays, lesbians and the locals hang out. Alcohol is...

  • Public beach
  • Water fun

Parkers Sydney Fine Art Supplies.

The Rocks

A family business since 1918, Parkers Sydney Fine Art Supplies has the largest selection of art supplies in the country and materials hard to find anywhere else. It...

  • Specialty Shop

Queen Victoria Building

Central Business District

Filling a city block, the Queen Victoria Building (QVB), built in the 1890s, has three levels of shopping, cafes and restaurants with morning or afternoon tea served...

  • Commercial Center

Royal Botanic Garden

The Domain

The Royal Botanic Garden covers 74 acres (30 ha) in a natural amphitheater around Farmer Cove in the heart of Sydney. Founded in 1816, it is the country's oldest...

  • Park
  • Cultural & Historical

St Mary's Cathedral

Central Business District

Seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, St. Mary's Cathedral is built of local sandstone in Gothic Revival style. It is notable for its 19th/early-20th-century...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art
  • Architecture

Sydney and Bondi Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

The Hop-On Hop-Off double-decker buses operate on two routes - Red Route for Sydney, Blue Route for Bondi. The same 24- or 48-hour pass works on both for a total of...

  • City Tour

Sydney Tower

Central Business District

At 1,014 feet (309 m), Sydney Tower ranks as Sydney's tallest building and the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere. It has a glass-floor...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

The Rocks

Site of the original Sydney settlement, The Rocks lies just south of the harbor. It is a neighborhood full of historic buildings, art galleries tourist attractions,...

  • Food & drink
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture
  • Neighborhood
  • Walking

The Rocks Discovery Museum

The Rocks

The Rocks Discovery Museum in a mid-19th century sandstone warehouse delves into the history of the neighborhood from pre-colonization days right up to the present.

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical

Westfield Sydney

Central Business District

Beneath the Sydney Tower, Westfield has four levels of upscale shopping and three levels of dining. Out-of-town shoppers are eligible for a Westfield Sydney Card,

  • Commercial Center
  • Food & drink

Whale Watching

Circular Quay

Humpback whales migrate past Sydney between April and December. Tour operators offer morning and afternoon cruises. You can also go to lookouts like Kamay Botany Bay...

  • Excursions
  • Natural Attraction