Sydney City

Discover Australia’s most beautiful city, from the iconic Sydney Opera House to the sparkling blue harbour, exhilarating entertainment, delicious restaurants and historic heritage. In the heart of this vibrant city, you can even visit king penguins in an aquarium and meet cuddly koalas in a zoo.

The city is teeming with attractions and tours. Begin your journey at Circular Quay with the Sydney Opera House, next to the Royal Botanic Garden, a tranquil oasis for picnics and unforgettable views of the World Heritage-listed building and Sydney Harbour, a great waterway for sailing and cruising.

Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

Stroll to the western side of the quay for The Rocks, the oldest part of Sydney, where cobbled laneways of the convict colony remain. You’ll find plenty of things to do and see in The Rocks with markets, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, walking tours and Australia’s oldest pubs.

You can climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney. A beautiful harbour foreshore walk is from Campbells Cove, in The Rocks, under the bridge to Walsh Bay – home to world-class theatre and dance at the Roslyn Packer Theatre – and around Barangaroo’s pretty parkland.

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Darling Harbour

In Darling Harbour meet penguins and sharks at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and get up close to koalas and a giant saltwater crocodile at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. Amble across to Pyrmont for blockbuster shows at Sydney Lyric in The Star and the freshest seafood at Sydney Fish Market.

You can take the light rail to bustling Chinatown for an impressive variety of Asian cuisine and Paddy’s Markets. Reserve tickets for musicals at the Capitol Theatre. North along George Street is the Queen Victoria Building, a palatial shopping arcade near Town Hall Station in the city centre.

Sydney dazzles day and night. For spectacular views, experience Skywalk at Sydney Tower Eye, near Pitt Street Mall. Check out the exciting events calendar, explore wonderful galleries and museums, and dine on a heritage timber wharf in Woolloomooloo or sip teapot cocktails in lively Kings Cross.

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  1. NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize

    Wednesday 03 October 2018 to Friday 19 October 2018 , City Centre

    The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize is an acquisitive art prize exhibits the best landscape paintings in NSW painted 'en plein air.' The Parliament of NSW encourages all artists to enter this landscape painting prize, with finalist…

    03 Oct - 19 Oct
  2. In Waiting

    Thursday 11 October 2018 to Friday 19 October 2018 , Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    Mon Sans Productions and Actors Anonymous present ‘In Waiting’, a new and confronting play tackling the realities of life and death, at the Blood Moon Theatre. Estelle Avery wakes up in what seems to be a doctor’s waiting room. Little does…

    11 Oct - 19 Oct
  3. Abseil for Youth

    Thursday 18 October 2018 to Friday 19 October 2018 , City Centre

    Abseil for Youth brings together hundreds of people passionate about experiencing life to the fullest. Be part of a truly unique, challenging and fun event this year! Step outside your comfort zone and step off the edge of a 33 storey buil…

    18 Oct - 19 Oct