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. Ridge walking track

    Ridge walking track

    This short walk along both the river and the ridge packs in plenty to see. There are some interesting rock formations along the way plus you'll enjoy scenic views of the river through the foliage....

  2. St Ives Precinct

    St Ives Precinct

    The St Ives Precinct is one of Sydney's best kept secrets! Situated in St Ives, the 216 hectares of urban bushland is a great spot for bush walking, picnicking, sport, and special events. ...

  3. Shark Dive Xtreme

    Shark Dive Xtreme

    Scuba dive with huge three metre sharks! Come face-to-fin with huge critically endangered Grey Nurse Sharks, sea turtles, stingrays and an amazing array of fish at Shark Dive Xtreme. ...

  4. Putt Planet Mini Golf

    Putt Planet Mini Golf

    Putt Planet is an African themed 18 hole indoor mini golf centre, uniquely set in Mombasa, Kenya. The quirky and fun course is great for all ages and is wheelchair accessible. Before or after your...

  5. Henry Head walking track

    Henry Head walking track

    Walking this dramatic coastal stretch between La Perouse Museum and Endeavour Lighthouse, you're met with stunning scenic views across Botany Bay, Kurnell Peninsula, and Pacific Ocean beyond. Grab...

  6. Rose Seidler House

    Rose Seidler House

    Rose Seidler House, built between 1948 and 1950, is one of the most uncompromising modernist houses in Australia. Nestled in natural bushland, the house has panoramic views of Ku-ring-gai National...

  7. Fairfax walk

    Fairfax walk

    The Fairfax walk offers superb views and an enjoyable, gentle walk. This short paved track starts at the end of North Head Scenic Drive and then loops around the top of North Head. Its circuit...

  8. Kamay Botany Bay National Park

    Kamay Botany Bay National Park

    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...

  9. Warragamba Dam

    Warragamba Dam

    Warragamba Dam is the largest concrete dam in Australia and one of the largest domestic water supply dams in the world. Lake Burragorang, which is formed behind Warragamba Dam, is around four times...

  10. 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...

  11. Bardwell Valley Golf Club Ltd

    Bardwell Valley Golf Club Ltd

    Bardwell Valley Golf Club is a picturesque course located close to the city of Sydney, yet it gives you the feeling that you are far away from the hustle and bustle. Bardwell Valley Golf Course was...

  12. Burragorang lookout and picnic area

    Burragorang lookout and picnic area

    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...

  13. Leacock Regional Park

    Leacock Regional Park

    Leacock Regional Park provides a welcome patch of open green space at Casula in Sydney's southwest. From the ridge line you can enjoy views over the bushland of Holsworthy. Visit the park to see...

  14. Grandma Takes a Trip

    Grandma Takes a Trip

    Based in the Surry Hills fashion hub, Grandma Takes a Trip is one of Sydney's premier vintage and retro boutiques with an amazing range of the best vintage and retro clothing around....

  15. 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...

  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. Black Eye Gallery

    Black Eye Gallery

    Black Eye - a gallery for contemporary photography, is committed to representing the photographic art form from established and emerging artists both in Australia and abroad. They also stock...

  18. Pool Flat picnic area

    Pool Flat picnic area

    Pool Flat picnic area offers a delightful riverside spot, ideal for a family day out in the popular Audley Weir area. Only an hour from the centre of Sydney, you'll feel like you and the family are...

  19. Campbelltown Heritage Walk

    Campbelltown Heritage Walk

    Campbelltown, located approximately 50 kilometres south-west of Sydney's central business district, is a vibrant region filled with historic charms, scenic bushland surrounds and modern delights....

  20. Carter Creek picnic area

    Carter Creek picnic area

    Carter Creek picnic area is just the place to laze in the shade by the river and share a tasty picnic or barbecue lunch with family and friends. Surrounded by native bushland and has clear views of...

  21. Commandment Rock picnic area

    Commandment Rock picnic area

    In 1866 Commandment Rock was home to a family who had a small vegetable and strawberry farm. Now, the flat rock and wide stretch of grass is a popular place to picnic or meet up for a barbecue...

  22. Bare Island

    Bare Island

    In 1885 concerned British colonists thought an invasion from Russians was imminent. Bare Island Fort was built to protect "Sydney's back door"- Botany Bay - thus settling the minds of the early...

  23. Bradleys Head Amphitheatre

    Bradleys Head Amphitheatre

    Bradleys Head Amphitheatre is an exceptionally popular lookout in Sydney Harbour National Park. Photographers flock to the site to capture its breathtaking views of the Sydney Opera House, the...

  24. Zoo Vintage Emporium

    Zoo Vintage Emporium

    Funky Retro Fashion
    Visiting Zoo Emporium is like a step back in time, a 70s and 80s funky retro fashion store right in the heart of Darlinghurst.
    You will find old grandmas'...

  25. Cronulla Beach

    Cronulla Beach

    Cronulla, in the Sutherland Shire on Sydney's southern coast, is the only Sydney beach that can be reached by train, meaning you can visit without the headache of finding a carpark....

  26. 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...

  27. Sydney Sculpture Walk

    Sydney Sculpture Walk

    The Sydney Sculpture Walk provides a uniquely artistic experience of the city to Sydneysiders and visitors alike.

    Ten artworks by leading Australian and international artists...

  28. Wolli Creek Regional Park

    Wolli Creek Regional Park

    Wolli Creek Regional Park is a long sliver of greenery in Sydney's urban inner southwest; a beautiful gem in the suburbs. It's an important place for the local community and the Wolli Creek...

  29. 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...

  30. Dragstar

    Dragstar

    One of Sydney's most sought-after labels, Dragstar is one of Newtown's hottest stores. The line started in the mid 1990s, when designer Celia Morris began selling her modern, retro-inspired...

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