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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When you feel the need for a quick nature escape but don't have the time to get out of town, why not enjoy a weekend getaway in your own city? South of the harbour, between South Head and Camp Cove, t...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/sydney-harbour-national-park/lady-bay-beach/swim-surf
0km (one way) - 0.7 hour
Leave suburbia behind as you follow Pipeline and Bungaroo tracks to Stepping Stones Crossing. Starting in St Ives on Sydney's upper north shore, this short walk compr...
You'll find plenty to keep you occupied at picturesque Cattai Farm picnic area, located near Cattai campground. There's plenty of grass to lay out your picnic rug, or you can set up in one of the larg...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/cattai-national-park/cattai-farm-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Lansdowne Bridge is considered to be one of the finest examples of colonial architecture in Australia.
Lansdowne Bridge was built by convicts during 1834 to 1836. The sandstone arch has the l...
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 in...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/william-howe-regional-park/turkeys-nest-picnic-area-and-lookout/picnic-bbq
4km (return) - 1.5 hour (each way) - Easy difficulty
Longneck Lagoon walking track, a track which hugs banks of the small permanent freshwater wetland, has one very big attraction: birds. Ove...
1.5km (one way) - 1 hour - Easy difficulty
One of Sydney's great coastal walks, the easy Hermitage Foreshore track offers up stunning views of Sydney's harbour, islands and icons. Be sure to ...
7km (one way) - 2.5 hour - Medium difficulty
Walking the scenic Basin track and Mackerel track is an excellent way of exploring Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The circuit's starting point i...