Welcome to the official tourism, destinations and events website. From splendid Sydney Harbour, idyllic beaches and great national parks, to the marvellous creativity of the Sydney Opera House, dazzling entertainment and fascinating heritage, discover all the things to do and see throughout the year.
Short breaks from Sydney
From romantic weekend getaways in rolling wine country to memorable beach holidays on the NSW coast, finding the perfect short trip from Sydney is easy. Discover delicious foodie experiences and thrilling adventure, as well as spectacular natural wonders and more.
One of the most beautiful cities in the world, the city fans out from the sparkling harbour to iconic Bondi Beach in the east, golden Palm Beach in the north, the adventure capital in the west and Australia’s oldest national park in the south. The Sydney Opera House is near Circular Quay.
From summer to autumn, and winter to spring, the city is wonderful to visit at any time of the year. In the heart of the city are world-class restaurants, grand shopping arcades and other top tourist attractions, including the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium’s king penguins, dugongs and sea dragons.
The vibrant city shines all year with spectacular events, including the world-famous Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks, blockbuster musicals, brilliant theatre, thrilling sports, and Vivid Sydney’s festival of light, music and ideas. You can check out the all wonderful events on the website.
Thursday 24 January 2019 to Sunday 09 June 2019 , Chinatown And Haymarket
Sydney’s Golden Ticket has arrived. Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is a delectable treat featuring songs from the original film, including Pure Imagination, The Candy Man and I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,…24 Jan - 09 Jun
Saturday 13 October 2018 to Sunday 03 March 2019 , City Centre
This summer, see ground breaking works from the towering figures of modern art, including Monet, Picasso, Cézanne, Matisse, Gauguin and Kandinsky. Drawn from the unparalleled collections of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg,…13 Oct - 03 Mar
Friday 19 October 2018 to Sunday 03 March 2019 , The Rocks
David Goldblatt: Photographs 1948–2018 Considered one of the greatest photographers of our time, David Goldblatt is regarded for his compelling observations of South Africa during the rise and dismantling of apartheid. By turning his…19 Oct - 03 Mar
Friday 29 March 2019 to Sunday 05 May 2019 , Pyrmont
Exclusive to Sydney from 2019! Saturday Night Fever returns in a blazing new stage version that propels the cult classic to phenomenal new heights. Based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta, this is the story of Tony Manero and his…29 Mar - 05 May
Friday 16 November 2018 to Monday 10 June 2019 , Pyrmont
Who would you be if you were a character from Star Wars? Find out as you build your own personal and unique Star Wars hero in this interactive exhibition featuring 200 original Star Wars objects. Designed for visitors of all ages, explore…16 Nov - 10 Jun
Friday 22 March 2019 to Sunday 21 April 2019 , City Centre
West Side Story takes the iconic floating stage at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Encounter the wildness of youth and ecstasy of love as this modern day Romeo and Juliet unfolds under the starlit city skyline. Featuring classic Broadway…22 Mar - 21 Apr
Browse all the special deals and packages available on the website. You can combine your stay with musicals, concerts, shows or exhibitions. You’ll find sporting packages, too. There are great savings on hotels, and enticing offers on airfares. You can even combine flights, hotels and car rentals.