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. Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre

    Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre

    Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre is one of Sydney's largest outlet centres, located six kilometres from the Sydney central business district on Sydney's harbour. It is one of the the only places in Sydney where you...

  2. Luna Park Sydney

    Luna Park Sydney

    With spectacular views of the harbour, Sydney's much-loved Luna Park is a superbly restored 1930s amusement park where everyone goes - just for fun!Take on crazy rides like the Tango Train or nostalgic...

  3. Shelly Beach

    Shelly Beach

    Shelly Beach is located in Manly and forms part of Cabbage Tree Bay, a protected marine reserve which lies adjacent to North Head and Fairy Bower. With a maximum depth of approximately 12 metres, Shelly Beach has...

  4. Avon Dam

    Avon Dam

    Avon is the third and the largest of the four upper Nepean Dams. It was completed in 1927 to serve the Sydney area. The 72 metre high Avon Dam holds water from a 140 square kilometre catchment, forming a lake of 1,055...

  5. Bents Basin Road picnic area

    Bents Basin Road picnic area

    Like the sound of a picnic by the water’s edge? Pack up the family and head to Bents Basin Road picnic area for the day.Get the barbecue going and relax at a picnic table while absorbing the water views and...

  6. Nielsen Park

    Nielsen Park

    Sydney serves up some of its best outdoor offerings at Nielsen Park, located at Vaucluse in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Blessed with the glistening Shark Beach and glorious harbour views, Nielsen Park is one of Sydney’s...

  7. Bellbird Cottage

    Bellbird Cottage

    Bellbird Cottage is a 20 acre property situated approximately 12 kilometres south west of Picton. A visit to the orchard includes a tour of 1,000 fruit trees which includes peaches, plums,...

  8. North Head

    North Head

    The heath-covered clifftops at North Head reveal unending ocean views and a spectacular panorama of the harbour and Sydney skyline. Situated on the northern-most edge of the harbour within sight of Hornby Lighthouse...

  9. Georges River Nature Reserve

    Georges River Nature Reserve

    The Georges River Nature Reserve in Campbelltown features scenic beauty, European heritage sites and is rich in Indigenous history. The reserve is a highly significant landscape feature of the...

  10. Ensemble Theatre

    Ensemble Theatre

    The Ensemble Theatre aims to produce live theatre of the highest quality that entertains, educates, enlightens and challenges.The Ensemble Theatre in Kirribilli, Sydney is Australia’s longest, continuously...

  11. Westfield Warringah Mall

    Westfield Warringah Mall

    Located in Sydney's Northern Beaches, Westfield Warringah Mall is an iconic shopping destination.With over 250 speciality stores, plus David Jones, Myer, Woolworths, Coles, Target, Big W, JB HIFi,...

  12. Gledswood Homestead and Winery

    Gledswood Homestead and Winery

    Gledswood Homestead and Winery, circa 1810, is an historic property set on 113 acres. The convict built sandstone homestead is surrounded by sweeping lawns and gardens. Visitors can explore the historic homestead,...

  13. Apple Tree Picnic Area

    Apple Tree Picnic Area

    Apple Tree picnic area is a popular waterfront rest spot, but it’s also the beginning of the Berowra walking track. Find access to parking, a café and toilets here.Apple Tree picnic area is only an hour’s...

  14. Darling Street

    Darling Street

    This harbourside suburb is one of Sydney's coolest shopping neighbourhoods with the highlights scattered along Darling Street. On Saturdays travel on foot from Balmain to Rozelle markets, passing Alfie's Store,...

  15. Headland Park Mosman

    Headland Park Mosman

    Explore one of Sydney's great harbourside attractions at Headland Park, Mosman.Wander along peaceful walking tracks that take you through natural bushland and scenic outlooks with spectacular...

  16. X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out

    X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out

    Striking X-rays of fish dazzle in this fascinating travelling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Forty prints of specimens from the 20,000 contained in...

  17. Little Paper Lane

    Little Paper Lane

    Little Paper Lane - it feels like a lolly shop, but filled with papery goodness.They are a Happy Paper boutique on the northern beaches of Sydney, stocking beautiful products from around the world and from...

  18. Haynes Flat picnic area

    Haynes Flat picnic area

    Situated alongside the river, encircled by tall trees and with a large grassy area, Haynes Flat picnic area is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic, barbecue and ball games.The picnic area features a large...

  19. Durawi picnic area

    Durawi picnic area

    Backed by green forest, Durawi picnic area in the southern part of Bents Basin State Conservation Area is a scenic spot for a weekend barbecue. It’s a large area, so there’s plenty of room to throw a frisbee, have a...

  20. Wivenhoe House

    Wivenhoe House

    Charles Cowper built 'Wivenhoe' on the 600 acres granted to his father, Reverend William Cowper in 1812. It was named after his wife's (Eliza Sutton) home in England. The house was completed in 1838 and its design has...

  21. Scheyville Camp Precinct

    Scheyville Camp Precinct

    Throughout the 20th century, the buildings and public spaces of Scheyville played host to many different people, groups and projects: a socialist labour settlement; the Dreadnought Trust’s training scheme for young...

  22. King Street Theatre

    King Street Theatre

    King Street Theatre gives theatre goers a feast of enriching productions and aims to nurture all artists.King Street Theatre officially opened its newly refurbished theatres on Friday 27 April 2012. (...

  23. Dee Why Beach

    Dee Why Beach

    Dee Why plays host to many of the northern beaches main events including Australia Day and New Years Eve fireworks. It also is the site of numerous first class sporting events such as the Beachley...

  24. Berkelouw Books Paddington

    Berkelouw Books Paddington

    Located in the heart of Oxford Street, the Berkelouw Paddington store opened in March, 1994 and has since become something of an institution amongst Sydney's literary community.Paddington's three...

  25. Penrith Skatel

    Penrith Skatel

    Penrith Skatel caters for both rollerskating and rollerblading enthusiasts. They provide general skating, learn to skate classes, artistic lessons, inline hockey, roller derby, birthday parties, group bookings, and...

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