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. Prospect Reservoir

    Prospect Reservoir

    Prospect Reservoir was the first earth fill embankment dam in Australia. It remains an integral part of Sydney's drinking water supply and is required in times of high demand for water. Lookouts...

  2. Hyde Park Barracks Museum

    Hyde Park Barracks Museum

    Designed by convict architect Francis Greenway, the Hyde Park Barracks housed 15,000 male convicts in government employment between 1819 and 1848. Later it became a female immigration depot and a...

  3. Avalon Beach

    Avalon Beach

    Over the last decade or so Avalon has become the favoured "sea-change" destination for Sydney-siders looking to adopt the surfer lifestyle. As a result, the board-riding community here is large and...

  4. Glebe Point Road

    Glebe Point Road

    This shopping strip has lots of choice with plenty of great coffee stops along the way. Some of Sydney's best bookshops are here so spend some time exploring Gleebooks, Sappho Books and Cornstalk...

  5. Yoshi Jones

    Yoshi Jones

    With roots beginning in the early 1990s market scene in Paddington and Bondi, Yoshi Jones brings bright silks and vintage kimonos to her Newtown boutique. The Japanese-inspired clothing emerged...

  6. Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

    Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

    Swim in the Pool of Champions, The Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre was the venue for Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
    Home to four indoor heated pools, rapid river ride, giant...

  7. Puppeteria Theatre Randwick

    Puppeteria Theatre Randwick

    Puppeteria Theatre is a professional puppet theatre, operated by Jeral Puppets, Australia's oldest established puppet company, featuring shows each week, and each day of the school holidays. They...

  8. Manly Art Gallery and Museum

    Manly Art Gallery and Museum

    The Manly Art Gallery and Museum is only a four minute walk from Manly Wharf. Opened in 1930 by Manly Council, it was the first metropolitan regional gallery in New South Wales. The gallery has...

  9. Montagio Custom Tailoring

    Montagio Custom Tailoring

    Located in the heart of the city's shopping district in the charming Dymocks Building, you will discover Montagio Custom Tailoring, one of Sydney's leading fashion tailors for men....

  10. Collector Store

    Collector Store

    Based on Crown Street in the heart of Surry hills, the Collector Store sells a large range of rare fashion and homewares from locally and international sourced designers. Like a gallery,...

  11. Wentworth Gallery Martin Place

    Wentworth Gallery Martin Place

    Wentworth Galleries have opened a new art gallery at Number 1 Martin Place showcasing works by many of Australia's most talented artists. Visit the gallery to see paintings by top artists in the...

  12. Turkeys Nest picnic area and lookout

    Turkeys Nest picnic area and lookout

    You'll find Turkeys Nest lookout at the highest point of the Loop trail in William Howe Regional Park. It's a short and easy walk to the lookout, so a good one for children. From Turkeys Nest, take...

  13. Army Museum of New South Wales

    Army Museum of New South Wales

    The Army Museum of New South Wales (AMNSW) is housed in the original 25-cell District Military Prison which was constructed in 1847. AMNSW collects preserves and interprets the history of the...

  14. Davidson Park picnic area and boat ramp

    Davidson Park picnic area and boat ramp

    If you're after a beautiful waterside setting for a great day out with family or friends, Davidson Park picnic area is perfect, and just a short drive from the Sydney CBD. Large open grassy areas,...

  15. Picton Railway Viaduct

    Picton Railway Viaduct

    Viewed from the surrounding parkland, the Railway Viaduct over Stonequarry Creek is a picturesque site located at the end of Webster Street, Picton, which also has some historic old houses....

  16. Towra Point Nature Reserve

    Towra Point Nature Reserve

    Towra Point Nature Reserve is a place of many contrasts. It forms the largest and most diverse estuarine wetland complex in NSW. Representing around half of the remaining mangrove area near Sydney,...

  17. Boomerang Australia Studies

    Boomerang Australia Studies

    Boomerang Australia Studies specialises in studies in New South Wales. They have an office in Sydney and in France (Lyon) and offer a wide range of programmes for all ages and budgets including...

  18. Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

    Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

    Formed in 1920, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs is Australia's leading choral organisation. They have a reputation both nationally and internationally for inspired mastery of grand symphonic choral...

  19. Thirlmere Lakes walking track

    Thirlmere Lakes walking track

    A fantastic birdwatching walk, Thirlmere Lakes walking track is unmarked but well-defined. Setting out from Couridjah picnic area, the flat, easy, enjoyable 6km loop joins Dry Lakes Road and passes...

  20. 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

    4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

    4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is a non-profit organisation (4A) with the aim of promoting a greater understanding of diverse cultures through the arts. 4A showcases both Asian and Australian...

  21. Blue Dog Posters

    Blue Dog Posters

    The largest online poster shop in Australia, Blue Dog Posters' lone retail location is right in the heart of Newtown up the road from the train station and right at the heart of the King Street...

  22. Kareela Golf Course

    Kareela Golf Course

    Kareela Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course located in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney's southern suburbs. The course's tight, tree-lined fairways wind through a valley, offering a...

  23. Manly scenic walkway

    Manly scenic walkway

    What's the prettiest way to get to Manly? Some say catching the Manly ferry, but those in the know will tell you otherwise - it's the Manly scenic walkway. Beginning at Mosman's Spit Bridge, this...

  24. Place of Winds interpretive trail

    Place of Winds interpretive trail

    An easy hour's walk along the Place of Winds interpretive trail is the perfect way to start or finish a day out at Crosslands Reserve. The easy walk takes you through mangroves, swamps and forest...

  25. Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

    Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

    Offering visitors to Sydney an opportunity to join in and do what the locals do - the Bondi to Coogee Walk is a popular coastal walk offering beautiful coastline vistas, cosy beaches and cafe...

  26. Pelle Recycled Designer Footwear

    Pelle Recycled Designer Footwear

    Pelle Recycled Designer Footwear is a boutique for individuals and stylists to recycle their pre-loved footwear and for aficionados to browse and purchase Pelle's consignment collection of vintage...

  27. Parramatta Artists Studios

    Parramatta Artists Studios

    Parramatta Artists Studios is at the fore of contemporary artistic production in Sydney. Located in the centre of Parramatta's central business district, in the heart of Western Sydney, the studios...

  28. Mission Real Life Room Escape

    Mission Real Life Room Escape

    Mission Real Life Room Escape is the only mechanical escape room in Sydney.

    This is the latest team activity which is sure to give you a unique and amazing experience! You will...

  29. The Strand Arcade

    The Strand Arcade

    The Strand Arcade is Sydney's epicentre of style and design. Named after London's smartest shopping street in the mid nineteenth century, the Strand Arcade houses many of Australia's best designer...

  30. ici et la

    ici et la

    ici et la (meaning 'here and there' in French) opened its doors in 2001. Originally based at The Sydney Antique Centre, it was not long before they opened their first store in Bourke Street, Surry...

  31. Maximum Skating

    Maximum Skating

    Maximum Skating is one of Sydney's premier rollerskating and rollersports destinations. It is great entertainment for all ages, catering for public skating sessions and birthday parties, as well as...

  32. Powerhouse Museum

    Powerhouse Museum

    Located in the old Ultimo Power Station building adjacent to Darling Harbour, the Powerhouse Museum is the flagship venue of Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS). Its unique and diverse...

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