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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Come and visit Dredges Cottage. A Veterans Recreation Centre, and the only one of its kind in Australia, Dredges Cottage features and displays memorabilia covering all theatres of conflict from the Bo...
17km (one way) - 6 hour - Medium difficulty
This stunning urban foreshore walk begins at the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Start at the bridge's southern end in The Rocks or its northern end at Mils...
5km (one way) - 3 hour - Easy difficulty
The delightful Riverside walking track meanders through natural bushland and a string of picturesque picnic areas in Lane Cove National Park, just nor...
4.5km (return) - 2.5 hour (each way) - Medium difficulty
For a great experience that highlights the best of the Aboriginal art in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, step out on Aboriginal Herit...
Filled with significant sites, remarkable landscapes and heritage-listed attractions, Kamay Botany Bay National Park offers an idyllic daytrip from Sydney. Separated by the marine-rich waters of histo...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kamay-botany-bay-national-park
12km (one way) - 2 hour - Easy difficulty
Canter, trot or gallop through the 12km of horse riding trails in Scheyville National Park, which are situated in a picturesque, diverse woodland set...
Picton Hotel is in the heart of the historic village of Picton. It provides a warm and friendly environment for the weary traveller which is the Picton Hotel's speciality.
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Historic Pier 2/3 is the newest addition to the Arts NSW property portfolio. The Pier is the last remaining undeveloped wharf within the Walsh Bay precinct. In 2010, Arts NSW secured a long-term lease...www.arts.nsw.gov.au/index.php/creative-spaces/arts-properties/pier-23/
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
3.5km (one way) - 1 hour - Easy difficulty
A delightful track through heathland leading to a fascinating site of Aboriginal heritage, the easy Centre walking track leads along a ridge off McC...
If you're after a beautiful waterside setting for a great day out with family or friends, Davidson Park picnic area is perfect, and just a short drive from the Sydney CBD. Large open grassy areas, fre...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/garigal-national-park/davidson-park-picnic-area/picnic-bbq