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. 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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Middle Head is a superb lookout spot in Sydney Harbour National Park. From this outstanding vantage point, you can follow the Pacific Ocean to the horizon, framed by North and South Heads. The panoram...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/sydney-harbour-national-park/middle-head/lookout
3.5km (return) - 3 hour (each way)
Need a place to head out hiking or go mountain biking? Cawleys Road trail starts just off the old highway near Helensburgh and heads through low, open fores...
Wolli Creek Regional Park is a long sliver of greenery in Sydney's urban inner southwest; a beautiful gem in the suburbs. It's an important place for the local community and the Wolli Creek Preservati...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/wolli-creek-regional-park
1.4km (one way) - 1 hour - Medium difficulty
The short South Head Heritage trail offers something for everyone; incredible beach and harbour views, a glimpse into history and excellent whale ...
Whether you arrive on your water skis, in your kayak or walk in, this picnic spot won't disappoint. It's in the western most part of the park, so you can only get there on water or on a short walk fro...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/georges-river-national-park/burrawang-reach-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
9.6km (return) - 3.5 hour (each way) - Easy difficulty
If you like to mix things up a bit, you can't miss Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head loop track. The long yet easy walk leads along Bobbin ...