Places to visit in Sydney

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One of the most multicultural cities in the world, Sydney celebrates its cultural diversity and heritage, and passion for arts and sports. Begin your discovery in the cultural heart, Sydney City, where you’ll find the iconic Sydney Opera House near Circular Quay’s trains, ferries and buses.

Public transport is available to many of Sydney’s top tourist attractions. Hop on a ferry at Circular Quay for Taronga Zoo and Manly in Sydney’s north, Watsons Bay in Sydney’s east, and UNESCO World Heritage Australian convict sites at both Cockatoo Island and Parramatta in Sydney’s west.

You can also take the ferry to Darling Harbour, home to the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and the Wild Life Sydney Zoo. The fun entertainment area is also a short walk from Town Hall Station in the city centre. Getting to Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach from Town Hall is easy on public transport.

Still wondering where to go in Sydney? Then visit the vibrant inner Sydney neighbourhoods, such as Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Paddington, Chippendale and Newtown. You’ll find buzzy cafes, small bars, lively theatres and delicious restaurants. You’ll love shopping in the markets and boutiques as well.

Other points of interest in the New South Wales capital are the natural wonders. There are gorgeous beaches for sunbathing and surfing, sparkling waterways for boating and fishing, and great national parks for bushwalking and cycling. You can even go whale watching between May and November.

The Royal National Park is in Sydney’s south. Take a train to lovely beachside Cronulla for a ferry to charming Bundeena on the edge of the wilderness near ancient Aboriginal rock engravings. And there are beautiful hidden places in Sydney, from the Royal’s tranquil rainforest to secret beaches.

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