Sydney, Australia

Welcome to Sydney

So you can’t travel overseas right now. So what? Take this time to explore everything Sydney has to offer. From the sparkling harbour to quirky neighbourhoods, golden beaches and lush national parks, there’s something new to experience every day. Now’s the time to love Sydney and NSW.

As the official tourism, destinations and events website, this is the place to plan the trip of a lifetime. Sydney shines all year round and it’s the perfect holiday spot for families, couples and friends. What do you want to see first?

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Short breaks from Sydney

From romantic weekend getaways in wine country to sunny beach holidays on the NSW coast, finding the perfect break from Sydney is easy. Discover delicious foodie experiences, thrilling adventure, underwater wonders and cosy country towns.

Destination
Feel a world away in Port Stephens
Discover a place where extraordinary is ordinary.
Destination
All kinds of natural
Eurobodalla is a place like no other.
Destination
Love the Lake
You’ll love every day in Lake Macquarie.
Destination
The river's just the beginning
Outdoor adventures, delicious produce and fun on the Hawkesbury
Destination
Extend the weekend
Indulge your senses in Orange
Destination
Make it Maitland
There’s creativity on every corner in Maitland.

More about Sydney

Wondering where to stay in Sydney? Then explore the accommodation options on the website. You can make reservations as well. Getting around is easy on public transport. Ferries and harbour cruises are a memorable way to experience the beauty of one of the world’s great natural harbours.

Hop on a ferry at Circular Quay for Taronga Zoo, Manly or Watsons Bay. You can also take a ferry to intriguing Sydney Harbour islands and Parramatta for delicious food and colonial heritage. Or jump aboard a Tribal Warrior cruise and explore Aboriginal culture, the world’s oldest living culture.

Aboriginal people have a long connection with Sydney, dating back at least 50,000 years before the First Fleet arrived in 1788. There are fun and informative Aboriginal-guided tours, including in national parks where you can see ancient indigenous ochre hand-paintings and rock engravings.

The following pages will also help you plan your holidays, short breaks and weekend escapes: