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. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Barrenjoey Lighthouse

    Barrenjoey Lighthouse

    Barrenjoey Lighthouse sits at Sydney's most northern point - Barrenjoey Head at Palm Beach. Positioned 91m above sea level, the lighthouse can be reached by a couple of walks. Take the picturesque...

  5. Wallumatta loop trail

    Wallumatta loop trail

    If you sometimes hanker for a nature getaway without leaving town, then Wallumatta loop trail offers an idyllic bush setting within easy reach of the Sydney CBD. Close to public transport options...

  6. Dharawal National Park

    Dharawal National Park

    Dharawal National Park offers a diverse bushland experience in southern Sydney. Sustained by a distinctive network of creeks, including the ecologically-important O'Hares Creek catchment, this...

  7. Bondi Golf Club

    Bondi Golf Club

    The sky, the cliffs and the sea all collaborate to make Bondi Golf Club an exciting golfing experience, the way the game used to be played amongst the rough terrains of coastal Scotland. This is...

  8. Fiddens Wharf walking track

    Fiddens Wharf walking track

    Within a stone's throw of Sydney CBD, enjoy a quick and easy weekend getaway with the family while enjoying the great outdoors at Lane Cove National Park. Short and steep, Fiddens Wharf walking...

  9. Casuarina Point picnic area

    Casuarina Point picnic area

    This charming sheltered picnic area is nestled against the riverbank and has both picnic tables and barbecues, making it a great place to while away an afternoon with the family. Located in a...

  10. T2 Building

    T2 Building

    Rennie's 'Always was, always will be' explores what it means to be an urban Aboriginal in contemporary Australian society. Rennie aims to bring this representation into a very public forum, a...

  11. Morgans Creek picnic area

    Morgans Creek picnic area

    Morgans Creek picnic area is a riverside picnic area in Georges River National Park. It's large and grassy, so an excellent choice for families with children who like lots of space to roam. Morgans...

  12. Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout

    Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout

    Dubbed the original Sydney lookout, due to its position as the highest viewing point in Sydney when the bridge opened, the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout remains an interesting part of the...

  13. Captain Cook's Landing Place

    Captain Cook's Landing Place

    In 1770, Lieutenant (later Captain) James Cook landed at Botany Bay's Inscription Point. He and his Endeavour crew stayed in the area for eight days and had a dramatic impact on Australian history....

  14. Mermaids Pools

    Mermaids Pools

    Mermaids Pools has limited signage, and no mobile phone range. Please take water and food, and wear suitable footwear.

    Mermaids Pools is a short walk along Bargo River beginning...

  15. Wannabees Family Play Town

    Wannabees Family Play Town

    Looking for what to do in Sydney with kids? Wannabees is an indoor themed park that encourages children to role play at their dream jobs - from police officers and fire fighters, to television...

  16. Berowra Waters Marina

    Berowra Waters Marina

    Imagine finding a place in Sydney, hidden away, with water views in the middle of the bush with a unique vehicular ferry.

    At Berowra Waters Marina you can have a day out...

  17. Sydney Olympic Park

    Sydney Olympic Park

    Sydney Olympic Park features mangrove boardwalks and bird watching, a children's water playground at the Aquatic Centre, as well as tennis, mini golf, volleyball and hockey at the Olympic Sports...

  18. Kingpin Bowling Lounge

    Kingpin Bowling Lounge

    A sophisticated, new age concept, Kingpin is a bowling experience like no other.

    Offering guests 20 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, fully licensed bar, indoor laser skirmish...

  19. Calmsley Hill City Farm

    Calmsley Hill City Farm

    Calmsley Hill City Farm is a farm based attraction, close to the heart of Sydney - a place where children and adults can enjoy a variety of exciting shows and exhibits. Get up close to a range of...

  20. The Source Bulk Foods

    The Source Bulk Foods

    To shop as nature intended, fill up your bags at The Source Bulk Foods in Balmain, a heaven for those looking to nourish nutrition, health and the environment. Over 350 raw products line the walls...

  21. Nepean Dam

    Nepean Dam

    The completion of the Nepean Dam in 1935 concluded the development of the Upper Nepean catchment. The 81 metre high dam holds water from a 320 square kilometre catchment, forming a lake of 325...

  22. Bronte Beach

    Bronte Beach

    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 rocks...

  23. Sydney Harbour Circle Walk

    Sydney Harbour Circle Walk

    Sydney Harbour is one of the great harbours of the world. This 26 kilometre circle walk and over 45 kilometres of optional loops explores west of the Harbour Bridge to Hunters Hill. It is a truly...

  24. MLC Centre

    MLC Centre

    Back when it opened in 1977 the MLC Centre was one of the pioneers of high fashion retailing in Australia. Today, lovers of leading international and Australian fashion brands still know where to...

  25. Heathcote National Park

    Heathcote National Park

    Enjoy the rugged beauty of the Australian bush at Heathcote National Park. This untamed park is characterised by magnificent native vegetation and wildlife, rocky outcrops, hidden freshwater pools....

  26. John Oxley Cottage

    John Oxley Cottage

    John Oxley Cottage was originally part of the grant made by Governor Lachlan Macquarie to John Oxley in 1815 and 1816. There is no record of its original builder, but it is a typical 'workman's...

  27. Grotto Point Lighthouse

    Grotto Point Lighthouse

    If you've ever dreamed of the life of a lighthouse-keeper, why not visit the historic Grotto Point Lighthouse and imagine what it's been like to live and work there? This active beacon, located on...

  28. Picton Karting Track

    Picton Karting Track

    Push the pedal to the metal, full acceleration, green lights and you're on your way to an extreme adrenaline rush on four wheels.
    With different packages on offer and every lap timed,...

  29. Pyrmont Point Park

    Pyrmont Point Park

    Pyrmont Point Park is situated right on the harbour and offers expansive water views. Looking over to the Harbour Bridge and North Sydney, it is the perfect spot for watching the fireworks...

  30. St Johns Cathedral

    St Johns Cathedral

    St. John's Anglican Cathedral is a rather unusual church with twin spires. The site on which the church stands has been used continuously for a house-of-worship since 1803. The foundation stone...

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