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. Forest path

    Forest path

    Forest path offers an easy hike through Royal National Park's rainforests. This beautiful walk leads you past a variety of native plants and flowers, including eucalypts, casuarinas, cabbage tree...

  2. Koomurri Aboriginal Dancers

    Koomurri Aboriginal Dancers

    The Koomurri team has over 30 years in Aboriginal education and entertainment, and are renowned and recognised world-wide.

    Koomurri Aboriginal Dancers and didgeridoo players are...

  3. Australian Golf Heritage Society Museum

    Australian Golf Heritage Society Museum

    The Australian Golf Heritage Society (AGHS) aims to encourage the collection, recording and preservation of information and objects connected with the history of golf in Australia; verify the...

  4. Zoo Vintage Emporium

    Zoo Vintage Emporium

    Funky Retro Fashion
    Visiting Zoo Emporium is like a step back in time, a 70s and 80s funky retro fashion store right in the heart of Darlinghurst.
    You will find old grandmas'...

  5. Campbelltown Arts Centre

    Campbelltown Arts Centre

    The Campbelltown Arts Centre, a flagship cultural venue for Greater Sydney, includes gallery spaces, workshops, a performance studio, large outdoor amphitheatre and of course the well known Arts...

  6. King Street Theatre

    King Street Theatre

    King Street Theatre gives theatre goers a feast of enriching productions and aims to nurture all artists.
    King Street Theatre officially opened its newly refurbished theatres on Friday 27...

  7. Glenalvon

    Glenalvon

    Built in 1840 by Michael Byrne, this fine Colonial Georgian townhouse is home to the Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society. Wander through this beautiful historic property and visit the custom...

  8. Karloo walking track

    Karloo walking track

    For a quick nature fix only a short drive or train ride from Sydney, try Karloo walking track. This medium walk leads from Heathcote train station to the scenic Uloola Falls in the north-west...

  9. Ann Snell Gallery

    Ann Snell Gallery

    The Ann Snell Gallery opened in 2003. It began humbly with Ann borrowing money to purchase her first collection but Ann's passion and keen eye for art, soon paid off with her first show selling out...

  10. 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...

  11. Hermitage Foreshore track

    Hermitage Foreshore track

    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 take your camera as there are plenty of photo...

  12. McIvers Baths

    McIvers Baths

    McIvers Baths are perched on a cliff face and rock platform between Coogee Beach and Wylies Baths.

    This is the last remaining women's and children's only pool in Australia. The ...

  13. The Sydney Museum of Words

    The Sydney Museum of Words

    The Sydney Museum of Words is located smack bang in the middle of Sydney, located in the former Ken Duncan Gallery in The Rocks. Curator, Charles Firth ("The Chaser"), says the new museum is a ...

  14. Old Government House Parramatta

    Old Government House Parramatta

    Standing in 200 acres of parkland overlooking historic Parramatta, Old Government House is Australia's oldest public building. For seven decades, it was the 'country' residence of 12 early...

  15. 10B cycling trail

    10B cycling trail

    If you're looking to take your mountain bike out for a long ride, 10B cycling trail offers the perfect day out. At 15km long, it starts near the Appin Road entrance of Dharawal National Park and...

  16. 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...

  17. Footage

    Footage

    Footage offers a range of clothing, footwear and accessories for both men and women. Emphasising on heritage brands, the Darlinghurst boutique features a wide variety of both local and...

  18. St Ives Precinct

    St Ives Precinct

    The St Ives Precinct is one of Sydney's best kept secrets! Situated in St Ives, the 216 hectares of urban bushland is a great spot for bush walking, picnicking, sport, and special events. ...

  19. Wirrimbirra Sanctuary

    Wirrimbirra Sanctuary

    Wirrimbirra Sanctuary is owned by the National Trust of Australia (NSW), and managed as a wildlife reserve by David. G. Stead Memorial Wildlife Research Foundation of Australia.
    ...

  20. Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre

    Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre

    The Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre (RAN) opened in 2005 in two renovated National Estate listed buildings: The Gun Mounting Workshop (1922) and the Boatshed (1890) as the setting to exhibit...

  21. 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...

  22. Cockatoo Island

    Cockatoo Island

    Only a short ferry ride from Sydney's city centre is Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour's largest island and one of Australia's most fascinating historical sites.
    Take an audio tour or self...

  23. Kings Cross Theatre (KXT)

    Kings Cross Theatre (KXT)

    Kings Cross Theatre (KXT) is one of the latest venues to join Sydney's inner city theatre precinct.
    Located in the heart of the city at the iconic Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney's theatre hub...

  24. Better Read Than Dead

    Better Read Than Dead

    In the heart of the King Street shopping strip and an area staple for more than 15 years, Better Read Than Dead treats the neighbourhood to regular community and author events and a reading room...

  25. Palm Beach Golf Course

    Palm Beach Golf Course

    The Palm Beach Golf Club enjoys an exquisite advantage of location, being only a fifty-minute drive from the commercial heartland of Sydney. The sprawling nine hole course is a championship level...

  26. Eden Gardens Display and Sculpture Walk

    Eden Gardens Display and Sculpture Walk

    Wonder through over 2.5 acres (approx 1.2 ha) of award winning gardens at Eden Gardens North Ryde and you'll never want to leave. They're free to enter and most areas are wheelchair accessible,...

  27. Graham & Graham Design

    Graham & Graham Design

    Graham and Graham Design are a family run business that specialise in beautiful mid-twentieth century design, furniture, ceramics, lighting and custom handmade lampshades.

    They...

  28. Pittwater Golf Centre

    Pittwater Golf Centre

    Whether it's trying to conquer mini golf, hit a golf ball for the first time or take a golf lesson to straighten that slice, Pittwater Golf Centre has you covered!

    Services and...

  29. Shelly Beach

    Shelly Beach

    Shelly Beach is located in Manly and forms part of Cabbage Tree Bay, a protected marine reserve which lies adjacent to North Head and Fairy Bower. With a maximum depth of approximately 12 metres,...

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