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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Bronte is just over a kilometre’s walk south of Bondi. The beach itself faces east and picks up swell from any direction, but bulky headlands to the north and south and clusters of underwater ro...www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/recreation/beaches_and_coast/our_beaches
Broughton Pass offers its best views after periods of heavy rain when the Cascade Waterfall, upstream from the bridge and weir, spills its waters into the Cataract River.
The Broughton Pass ...
1.3km (return) - 0.5 hour (each way)
If you've ever wondered what Sydney looked like before the city took over, then head to Browns Forest loop trail, in the North Sydney suburb of St Ives. I...
High above Warragamba Dam, on a Blue Mountains escarpment, Burragorang lookout and picnic area is a viewing point for nature's great beauty. From up here, you can look across one of New South Wales' m...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/burragorang-state-conservation-area/burragorang-lookout-and-picnic-area/lookout
For the most part, Burragorang State Conservation Area is water - clean, precious water that supplies about 80 per cent of Sydney's supply. Virtually its only publicly-accessible point is Burragorang ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/burragorang-state-conservation-area
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
1.1km (return) - 0.5 hour (each way) - Easy difficulty
Like the Banks-Solander track, the Burrawang walk begins at the Kurnell Visitor Centre. This easy walk tells the story of the first meet...
Cabbage Tree Bay is an aquatic reserve that aims to protect marine life. It covers an area of approximately 20 hectares, from the southern end of Manly Beach, including the rocky shores and beaches, t...www.manly.nsw.gov.au/environment/marine-and-coastal/cabbage-tree-bay