Sydney Attractions

Sydney Attractions

Sydney is home to some of Australia’s most iconic attractions. The Sydney Opera House is a thriving hub of art, culture and history. Nearby, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is arguably the most famous of all of Sydney’s architectural gems and becomes the centrepiece of Sydney’s world famous NYE fireworks display that lights up the night sky every year.

Famous for its entertainment scene, Sydney features a heady mix of world-class theatre, contemporary dance productions, festivals, and local and touring performance acts. Fans of musical theatre should head to the Capitol Theatre, a venue that’s retained the charm of the 1920’s. Now refurbished, the Capitol Theatre also features a great bar where you can get a drink before or after the show and is nearby to dozens of great restaurants in Chinatown and throughout the CBD.

Sydney is a playground for families, with something to cater to kids of all ages and plenty of things to do. The school holidays won’t feature a dull day as there are activities and all-day attractions, including Taronga Zoo and the Sydney Aquarium, that will keep the kids entertained.

Sydney’s picturesque beaches are another one of its main attractions. Thanks to Sydney’s temperate climate, the beautiful beaches of Sydney can be enjoyed year-round. A trip to Sydney isn’t complete until you’ve spent a day in the sun on the iconic sands of Bondi Beach or enjoyed the beachside charm of Manly, while the harbour beaches like RedLeaf Pool offer a calm-water alternative.

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  1. X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out

    X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out

    Striking X-rays of fish dazzle in this fascinating travelling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Forty prints of specimens from the 20,000 contained in...

  2. Mark Hanham Gallery

    Mark Hanham Gallery

    Born 1978 in Paddington, Sydney, Mark Hanham studied at National Art School then completed a Master's Degree in Art at the College of Fine Art. Mark Hanham was attracted to art at an early age and had an exceptional...

  3. Mosman Art Gallery

    Mosman Art Gallery

    The Mosman Art Gallery is a public gallery that presents a rich and varied program of high quality exhibitions, educational activities and special events, which are derived from local, national and international...

  4. Doonooch Dance Company

    Doonooch Dance Company

    This traditional dance company has performed in over 24 countries around the world. The performances present traditional Aboriginal stories in a contemporary setting and feature songs in Monero people language....

  5. Jenkins Hill picnic area

    Jenkins Hill picnic area

    Jenkins Hill picnic area is located close to the Lane Cove River and weir. There's a children's playground that the kids are bound to enjoy and you'll find picnic tables dotted around the area. It's a great place to...

  6. Bonnie Vale picnic area

    Bonnie Vale picnic area

    For a great day of water-based fun for all the family, pack the car and make your way to Bonnie Vale picnic area. With loads of options for all, everyone will feel like they're on holiday for a day. The kids will love...

  7. North Head

    North Head

    The heath-covered clifftops at North Head reveal unending ocean views and a spectacular panorama of the harbour and Sydney skyline. Situated on the northern-most edge of the harbour within sight of Hornby Lighthouse...

  8. Nielsen Park

    Nielsen Park

    Sydney serves up some of its best outdoor offerings at Nielsen Park, located at Vaucluse in Sydney's eastern suburbs. Blessed with the glistening Shark Beach and glorious harbour views, Nielsen Park is one of Sydney's...

  9. Picton Botanical Gardens

    Picton Botanical Gardens

    Take a relaxing break in these picturesque surrounding with many walking tracks and cycling trails. The Park provides push button barbecues, wet weather/shade shelters for up to 50 people, clean bathrooms with...

  10. Museum of Human Disease

    Museum of Human Disease

    The Museum of Human Disease, at the University of New South Wales, is Australia's only publicly accessible medical pathology collection.Home to more than 2,000 specimens of diseased human tissue,...

  11. Jennys Painted Pots

    Jennys Painted Pots

    Jenny's Painted Pots is a pottery painting studio for young and old alike. They cater for parties, group bookings, and casual drop in for pottery painting.Choose from a wide range of ceramics mugs,...

  12. Tunks Hill picnic area

    Tunks Hill picnic area

    With three distinct grassy areas, Tunks Hill picnic area in Lane Cove National Park is a great spot for a family get-together or a relaxing day out. Located on a hilltop on Riverside Drive, it boasts views of...

  13. Cascades trail

    Cascades trail

    Revive your senses along Cascades trail, a beautiful medium-difficulty fire trail shared by walkers, horse riders and mountain bikers in picturesque Garigal National Park. Whether you start your walk or ride at St...

  14. Ridge walking track

    Ridge walking track

    This short walk along both the river and the ridge packs in plenty to see. There are some interesting rock formations along the way plus you'll enjoy scenic views of the river through the foliage. There are also some...

  15. Bradleys Head Amphitheatre

    Bradleys Head Amphitheatre

    Bradleys Head Amphitheatre is an exceptionally popular lookout in Sydney Harbour National Park. Photographers flock to the site to capture its breathtaking views of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge...

  16. Wattle Forest picnic area

    Wattle Forest picnic area

    One of the more popular picnic spots in Royal National Park, Wattle Forest picnic area offers scenic water views on the banks of Hacking River, just south of Audley. Easily accessible from Sydney and Sutherland, it's...

  17. Centennial Stables

    Centennial Stables

    When visiting Sydney, Centennial Parklands, with its unique bird life, lush foliage and tranquil lakes, is a must-see attraction. One of the most enjoyable ways to experience the beauty of the Park is on horseback,...

  18. Utopia Art Sydney

    Utopia Art Sydney

    Utopia Art Sydney is committed to the representation of a small group of Australian and international artists. These include leading members of Papunya Tula Artists and non indigenous artists from Sydney, Melbourne...

  19. Gunjulla Flat picnic area

    Gunjulla Flat picnic area

    This is a beautiful spot for a quick bite to eat or a stretch of the legs before exploring Australia's oldest national park, near Waterfall. Gunjulla Flat picnic area, on the western edge of Royal National Park, is a...

  20. Gibberagong walking track

    Gibberagong walking track

    A pleasant bush track leading to a scenic waterhole, Gibberagong walking track is an ideal nature day trip for the adventurous bushwalker. The moderate walking track starts at Bobbin Head in the southern section of Ku...

  21. Chowder Bay

    Chowder Bay

    Named after whalers who made chowder from the bay's seafood, Chowder Bay is located on the southern side of Middle Head peninsula.Nestled between the harbour and a steep expanse of bushland,...

  22. Dominik Mersch Gallery

    Dominik Mersch Gallery

    Dominik Mersch Gallery focuses on exhibiting significant artists from Europe, Asia and emerging, mid-career and senior Australian artists. In addition to hosting exhibitions, the gallery programme...

  23. Royal National Park

    Royal National Park

    Sydney's heritage-listed Royal National Park is affectionately known to locals as the 'Nasho' or just 'the Royal'. Established in 1879, it's the world's second-oldest national park. It features unique heritage...

  24. Ensemble Theatre

    Ensemble Theatre

    The Ensemble Theatre aims to produce live theatre of the highest quality that entertains, educates, enlightens and challenges.The Ensemble Theatre in Kirribilli, Sydney is Australia’s longest, continuously...

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