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. Lakeside Country Club Camden

    Lakeside Country Club Camden

    Lakeside Country Club Camden is a par 72 course of 6,400 metres and has been rated 73 by the Australian Golf Union. The only course in Sydney to be designed by five times British Open Winner Peter...

  2. Jenkins Hill picnic area

    Jenkins Hill picnic area

    Jenkins Hill picnic area is located close to the Lane Cove River and weir. There's a children's playground that the kids are bound to enjoy and you'll find picnic tables dotted around the area. It...

  3. All Buttons Great and Small

    All Buttons Great and Small

    If you were wondering where Nicole Kidman's buttons from Moulin Rouge came from, or where the fasteners on the Bananas in Pyjamas tops came from, look no further than Newtown's All Buttons Great...

  4. Manly to Spit Bridge Scenic Walkway

    Manly to Spit Bridge Scenic Walkway

    The Manly Scenic Walkway offers the visitor access to some of Sydney Harbour's most stunning scenery and bushland. The track meanders around the harbour foreshore from The Spit Bridge via Dobroyd...

  5. Rodd Island

    Rodd Island

    Rodd Island, located in the sheltered waters of Iron Cove, just off Birkenhead Point, has a colourful history and boasts some of the best views west of the bridge. This perfect picnic spot is in...

  6. The Country Trader

    The Country Trader

    First opening their doors 30 years ago, The Country Trader features an exclusive range of furniture and design pieces, each hand-picked by the owners. A member of the Australian Antique and Art...

  7. Cape Solander

    Cape Solander

    Want to go whale watching in Sydney? Cape Solander is undoubtedly one of Sydney's best whale watching spots. June/July is the best time to see humpback whales as they migrate to warmer waters. If...

  8. Dredges Cottage

    Dredges Cottage

    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...

  9. Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club

    Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club

    Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club offers a beautiful, challenging and conditioned Ross Watson designed golf course nestled midway between the City and Parramatta.

    Ryde-Parramatta...

  10. 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...

  11. The Artery Aboriginal Art

    The Artery Aboriginal Art

    The Artery is a contemporary Aboriginal art gallery in the inner Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst, specialising in art from remote Aboriginal communities.

    The gallery has a not-for...

  12. The Real Store

    The Real Store

    The Real Store is a showcase for social, ethical and sustainable design and living. Their vision is to create a global brand that demonstrates the ability to merge profit, philanthropy, design and...

  13. Clovelly Beach

    Clovelly Beach

    Clovelly Beach is a small and tranquil beach, located the mouth of a narrow bay between two rocky ridges. Concrete platforms and promenades have been constructed on both sides of the bay. A...

  14. Manly Arts and Crafts Market

    Manly Arts and Crafts Market

    Unique handmade arts and crafts are a highlight with many works inspired by the local landscape, culture and lifestyle. Jewellery, paintings, photography, sculptures, homemade body care products...

  15. Dinosaur Designs

    Dinosaur Designs

    Dinosaur Designs has forged an important place in Australian design history. Now in its 29th year and under the sole direction of designers Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, Dinosaur Designs...

  16. CrossArts Project

    CrossArts Project

    The CrossArts Project, which was founded in 2003, is a not-for-profit art initiative that works with artists, curators, writers and activists to create a collaborative workspace. Tucked into...

  17. Oxford Art Factory

    Oxford Art Factory

    Inspired by Andy Warhol's 1960s New York Factory, the Oxford Art Factory is an edgy, warehouse-like venue with multiple, flexible performance areas.

    Visual art, performance art...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. St Bartholomews Church and Cemetery

    St Bartholomews Church and Cemetery

    St Bartholomew's Church was the first church to open in Prospect in 1841, as a result of early explorer William Lawson's push for it to be built. Today his vault, along with many other pioneer...

  21. Australian National Maritime Museum

    Australian National Maritime Museum

    Spectacularly located at the Sydney's waterfront at the northern end of Darling Harbour, the Australian National Maritime Museum is a distinctive indoor/outdoor attraction and a great day's...

  22. Sugarloaf Horse Centre

    Sugarloaf Horse Centre

    If you are thinking of trying your hand at horse riding, why not try Sugarloaf Horse Centre, located on the 600 acre property, Sugarloaf Mountain Farm in Campbelltown.
    Offering horse...

  23. duckeggBLUE

    duckeggBLUE

    Unashamedly high-brow, there's little not to like at cult fashion and lifestyle boutique duckeggBLUE, housing a covetable collection of womenswear labels.

    Lovers of design and...

  24. Melewah Jewellery

    Melewah Jewellery

    Established in 1983 by Mr Stanley Ma, Melewah Jewellery combines finite craftsmanship with a passion for perfection. Jewellers and watchmakers are in store daily for all your servicing needs, which...

  25. Hornby Lighthouse

    Hornby Lighthouse

    Hornby Lighthouse stands tall at South Head, near Watsons Bay in Sydney Harbour National Park. The iconic red and white striped tower is surrounded by magnificent views: Sydney Harbour to the west,...

  26. Sylvania Par 3 Golf

    Sylvania Par 3 Golf

    Sylvania Par Three Golf Course is a picturesque, boutique par three golf course situated on 15 acres of flat land in the Sutherland Shire, in Sydney's southern suburbs. It’s an absolute pleasure to...

  27. Opera at the Sydney Opera House

    Opera at the Sydney Opera House

    Sydney Opera House was built for opera. To get the full benefit of this architectural wonder of the world, you need to climb the steps, step inside those iconic sails, and experience an opera...

  28. Maccallum Pool

    Maccallum Pool

    Maccallum Pool, on the western side of Cremorne Point, is a unique harbourside pool with heritage character and superb views. Its waterside timber deck is an unparalleled sun bathing spot -...

  29. 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...

  30. Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head loop track

    Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head loop track

    If you like to mix things up a bit, you can't miss Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head loop track. The long yet easy walk leads along Bobbin Head trail past open forests of smooth barked apple gum and...

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