Lose Yourself in Cosmopolitan Diversity

One of the world's truly iconic cities, Sydney conjures up instant world-renowned images: the striking Opera House, the famous Harbour Bridge, buzzing Bondi Beach ... but there is much more to this exciting, ever-changing city than meets the eye and, increasingly, it is Sydney's many lesser-known secrets that are bringing visitors back again and again.

Rarely does a destination offer as much to do as there is to see. You can gaze over the boats in Darling Harbour all day long, but why not also get wet, get fit, exhilarated and much more. Take a jet boat ride from Darling Harbour along the Parramatta River, do a bicycle tour around the city, catch the monorail between city shopping destinations, climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a leisurely stroll through beautiful Centennial Park, learn to surf on famous Bondi Beach, discover Sydney’s notorious Kings Cross on a walking tour or hit the shops for some fabulous fashion

Sydney is home to numerous and varied award-winning restaurants and is also brimming with exciting suburban dining and shopping precincts. These enticing areas are destinations in their own right. Immerse yourself in the ‘Little Italy’ that is Norton Street, Leichhardt; enjoy old-fashioned coffee and gelato all day in Majors Bay Road, Concord; dine in upmarket restaurants along Circular Quay and Darling Harbour, buy cutting-edge fashion in Paddington or retro styles in Surry Hills; have fish and chips on the sand at relaxing Manly; relive history at The Rocks … the world is your Sydney rock oyster!

Insiders' Tips

  1. Learn to Surf at Bondi Beach: Catch some waves at one of the world's most famous surf beaches and learn to tackle that elusive wave.
  2. Take a tour of Olympic Park.
  3. Cruise Sydney Harbour.
  4. Do the Sydney Tower Skywalk.

More Information

For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Sydney chapter in our online New South Wales brochure. Click here.

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