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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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...
The sounds of the birds singing from trees that rustle with the wind - it won't take you long to relax at this scenic spot right next to Lane Cove River. Moola picnic area is one of Lane Cove National...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/lane-cove-national-park/moola-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
The sophisticated Conservatory Bar is the perfect place to sip away the twilight hours. Select from the extensive wine list, or indulge in a range of exotic cocktails. Live entertainment is provided i...www.sheratonontheparksydney.com/theconservatorybar
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
From imposing banks to opulent shops and old warehouses, much of Sydneys commercial history can be seen in its buildings. These businesses displayed
their wealth and power though the constr...
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