Top attractions in Sydney
Located on one of the world's largest natural harbors, Sydney offers urban comfort with beautiful beaches and sprawling mountains on your doorstep. Here are some of the best attractions in Australia's largest city.
Despite its name, the Sydney Opera House is actually comprised of multiple venues for performances of all types. Be sure to catch one at Australia's most recognizable landmark!
Nicknamed "The Coathanger", the Sydney Harbour Bridge isn't just for ticking off your Sydney sightseeing checklist. You can climb it too! Book early to do a Bridge Climb tour at sunset.
The not-for-profit Taronga Zoo is one of Sydney's top attractions, with barless enclosures, regular talks, and stunning views of the harbor if, you can take your eyes off the animals!
It doesn't sound like the most promising place for tours in Sydney but Australia's first European settlement called "The Rocks" is actually named for its historic sandstone buildings.
Climb to Sydney's highest point to marvel at breathtaking views that stretch as far as the Blue Mountains. Then hunt for some fantastic deals at the shopping center beneath the Sydney Tower Eye!
Built as an extension of the city's aquarium to imitate the habitats of Australia's most iconic creatures, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is now one of the best things to do for families in Sydney!
The bold skyline of Darling Harbour crowns a lively recreational and tourism district, boasting everything from the Chinese Garden of Friendship to the world's largest IMAX screen!
Though some escaping the Northern Hemisphere's coldest months may enjoy the high temperatures of January and February, most will find the heat more bearable come March when fall rolls along. It's nonetheless perfect for checking out Sydney's best beaches! For those seeking lower-budget tourism, the cooler weather and low hotel prices make May the best time to visit.
Of course it depends on what you want to do, but the must-see sights can be covered in a couple of days. Consider adding a day-trip to the Blue Mountains to your itinerary though, and if you've already booked a longer trip, don't worry! Sydney has enough going on to keep even the pickiest tourist satisfied for weeks.
Most of Sydney's attractions lie within the central business district or along the harbor. If you really don't want to walk between them, the City Circle train and the Monorail will take you to and from most points of interest. There is also an inexpensive ferry service that offers fantastic views of Sydney from the water. If you have reason to venture further out, you can check train times and routes at www.transportnsw.info.
- CurrencyAustralian Dollar ($)
- Time ZoneUTC (+10:00)
- Country Code61
- Best time to visitFor milder temperatures, visit in March, but for budget-friendly deals and cooler weather, make sure you go in May!
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What people are saying about Sydney
Tour was great. The Blue Mountains were very beautiful. The koalas in Featherdale were lovely. The birds had very small cages... Our driver was very enthusiastic and tried to give us a good time! Thanks!
Took my two grandchildren aged 9 and 10. They had a great time, touching, feeling, seeing and walking through the heart. We ended up spending the whole day there and I don't think we missed too much at all.
A thorough tour with guides who will answer all your NEED TO KNOW QUESTIONS. Video was great to watch too !
This was truly one of the most special and authentic experiences I have ever done in Sydney! And I am from Sydney! We went to so many beautiful bays and beaches, learn't about the rich and famous and their stunning houses and had time to swim, relax, have a coffee and a lamingto and just take in Sydney from an angle I had never seen before. This is the experience I want to show anyone that visits Sydney as it is the 'real' Sydney! Loved it so much! Bring your friends, bring your family! This is a wonderful day out :)
Five stars and many thanks to the Sydney Opera House for a job well done. The photos and information book ended the tour with a surprise and a memorable souvenir of our visit to Sydney. We are planning a follow on visit for dinner and a performance before we leave Sydney. Great Job and Congratulations from America to all our Australia friends.