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. Brett Whiteley Studio

    Brett Whiteley Studio

    Explore one of Sydney's best kept secrets: the Brett Whiteley Studio, where one of Australia's most celebrated artists of the 20th century lived and worked from 1988 to 1992.The Studio exhibits a...

  2. Wallumatta Nature Reserve

    Wallumatta Nature Reserve

    A short drive from Sydney central business district, the unique open forests of Wallumatta Nature Reserve offer a quick nature getaway with bushwalking and birdwatching, near Ryde.For a quick nature getaway...

  3. Army Museum of New South Wales

    Army Museum of New South Wales

    The Army Museum of New South Wales (AMNSW) is housed in the original 25-cell District Military Prison which was constructed in 1847. AMNSW collects preserves and interprets the history of the Military Forces of...

  4. Georges Head

    Georges Head

    A visit to Georges Head is a must for military history buffs. The Georges Head battery is located in Mosman, on the northern side of Sydney Harbour.Come to Georges Head to see military fortifications from...

  5. Reids Flat Picnic Area

    Reids Flat Picnic Area

    If you’re looking to escape the city for a relaxing day near the river, head to picturesque Reids Flat picnic area, near Audley. In the northern section of Royal National Park, this tucked away spot has scenic river...

  6. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

    SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

    Located in the heart of Darling Harbour, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is an underwater journey of amazing discovery with 12 extraordinary themed zones. Meander through the Jurassic Seas, Great Barrier Reef, Bay of Rays...

  7. Galerie Pompom

    Galerie Pompom

    Nestled into a space in the heart of the Chippendale Arts Precinct, Galerie Pompom is a commercial gallery aiming to develop some of the city's best artists. The gallery was established in March 2012 by Ron and George...

  8. Kareela Golf Course

    Kareela Golf Course

    Kareela Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course located in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney's southern suburbs. The course's tight, tree-lined fairways wind through a valley, offering a challenge for golfers of all...

  9. Tamarama Beach

    Tamarama Beach

    Tamarama Beach sits between two prominent headlands on the Bondi to Coogee Walk, with 80 metres of shoreline. It has great surfing condtions, but it is prone to strong currents. It is surrounded by parklands. There is...

  10. Karloo Walking Track

    Karloo Walking Track

    For a quick nature fix only a short drive or train ride from Sydney, try Karloo walking track. This medium walk leads from Heathcote train station to the scenic Uloola Falls in the north-west section of Royal National...

  11. Coco Chocolate

    Coco Chocolate

    Coco specialises in Fine Organic Chocolate. Coco only sells 'real chocolate'; that is chocolate with high cocoa content and all of the expensive and delicious cocoa butter. The beautiful shops in Kirribilli, Mosman...

  12. Towra Point Nature Reserve

    Towra Point Nature Reserve

    With an abundance of mudflat, fresh water wetlands and sea grass beds, Towra Point Nature Reserve near Cronulla is great for school excursions and offers swimming, boating, kayaking and canoeing activities...

  13. Sydney Horse Riding Centre

    Sydney Horse Riding Centre

    Sydney Horse Riding Centre is located in the beautiful Gledswood Hills, just a 45 minute drive from Sydney's central business district. It offers a variety of services to cater for everyone from beginners to...

  14. The Calyx

    The Calyx

    The Calyx is a new world-class horticultural attraction within the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.A fusion of art, theatre and flora, The Calyx features themed exhibitions that address conservation and...

  15. Ayurve Spa

    Ayurve Spa

    Ayurve Day Spa is located within Myer Sydney City which combines pampering, beauty treatments and skin rejuvenation in one location. Ayurve has seven single rooms, one couple room, relaxing lounge and skin bar...

  16. Pitt Street Mall

    Pitt Street Mall

    Pitt Street Mall is located in the heart of The Sydney CBD and is Australia's busiest and most cosmopolitan shopping precinct boasting retail centres Myer, David Jones, Glasshouse, Sydney Arcade, Westfield Sydney, Mid...

  17. The Basin picnic area

    The Basin picnic area

    When you need a city escape, gather the crew and set sail for The Basin picnic area, nestled in the bush on the eastern shores of West Head in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Accessed by walking track from West Head...

  18. Barangaroo


    Barangaroo is located on the western edge of Sydney's Central Business District, on the shores of the world famous harbour. Barangaroo will showcase how city populations can live sustainably. It...

  19. The Gallery Shop Bronte

    The Gallery Shop Bronte

    The Gallery Shop Bronte is a treasure trove of Aboriginal art, crafts and textiles located in the heart of Bronte, Sydney. The shop opened in late 2010 and has already gained a reputation for...

  20. Parramatta Artists Studios

    Parramatta Artists Studios

    Parramatta Artists Studios is at the fore of contemporary artistic production in Sydney. Located in the centre of Parramatta's central business district, in the heart of Western Sydney, the studios offer affordable...

  21. Tessarella House

    Tessarella House

    It's all about sparkles adorning earlobes, necklines, wrists and shoe queens.Tessarella House, located in Paddington, is the store of sisters Anna and Contessa.Inside their...

  22. Government House

    Government House

    Built between 1837 and 1845, for the Governor of New South Wales, Government House was the most sophisticated Gothic Revival building in the colony. The ground floor State Rooms include the dining...

  23. Hyde Park Barracks Museum

    Hyde Park Barracks Museum

    Designed by convict architect Francis Greenway, the Hyde Park Barracks housed 15,000 male convicts in government employment between 1819 and 1848. Later it became a female immigration depot and a government asylum for...

  24. 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.Located...

  25. Blue Spinach

    Blue Spinach

    Blue Spinach is a luxury designer consignment store located in downtown Darlinghurst, five minutes from the heart of Sydney's premier shopping district. Established in 1996, and with more than 20 years' experience in...

  26. Holy Kitsch! Newtown

    Holy Kitsch! Newtown

    Holy Kitsch! is a gift wonderland featuring an array of art, gifts and collectibles that are quirky, edgy, eclectic, and, of course, kitsch. Holy Kitsch! specialises in numerous Mexican and Latino...

  27. Susannah Place Museum

    Susannah Place Museum

    Built in 1844, Susannah Place Museum is a terrace of four houses that incorporates a recreated 1915 corner store. Rare in the city of Sydney, it has a continuous history of domestic occupancy by working class families...

  28. Quibray Bay viewing platform

    Quibray Bay viewing platform

    Nestled within Towra Point Nature Reserve near Kurnell, Quibray Bay viewing platform offers magnificent views of maintained, fragile ecosystems without disturbing the surrounding plants and animals.The short...

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