Sydney Travel Guide


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    Sydney CBD is easily recognizable in photos and videos because of the iconic Opera House, which is often prominently displayed in the foreground with the magnificent Harbour Bridge behind it. This cosmopolitan New South Wales capital is also home to the world's second oldest national and the countr...

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Hotels in Sydney (249 Hotels) See All Sydney Hotels

  • Park Hyatt Sydney

    Located in The Rocks, Park Hyatt Sydney is a luxury hotel conveniently found nearby BridgeClimb, Aussie Duck and Sydney Interactive Theatre. Other prominent attractions n...

  • The Langham, Sydney

    The Langham, Sydney is one of the best, finest places to stay in Millers Point. Nicely placed close to The Day Spa, Sydney Observatory and The Lord Nelson, The Langham, S...

  • Sir Stamford At Circular Quay

    Spotted within Sydney, Sir Stamford At Circular Quay is a luxury hotel conveniently located near Sydney Photo Tours, Circular Quay and Justice & Police Museum. Additional...

  • Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

    Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is one of the best, finest places to stay in Sydney. Perfectly found close to Emperor's Choice Tea House, The National Opal Collection and...

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  • Sculpture By The Sea

    Sculpture By The Sea

    61 Marlborough St

    The Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Sydney and Perth is Australia's largest annual outdoor sculpt...

    Attractions, Arts and Culture
  • Sydney Park

    Sydney Park

    Sydney Park Rd

    Sydney Park is a large recreational area in the inner-city area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australi...

    Activities, Attractions, Outdoors, Historical Sites
  • The Lord Nelson

    The Lord Nelson

    Kent and Argyle Stre...

    Lifestyle, Attractions, Nightlife, Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

    Royal Botanic Garden...

    Mrs Macquaries Rd

    The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, New South Wales, is the most central of the three major botanic...

    Attractions, Activities, Landmarks and Points Of Interest, Outdoors

About Sydney

Sydney CBD is easily recognizable in photos and videos because of the iconic Opera House, which is often prominently displayed in the foreground with the magnificent Harbour Bridge behind it. This cosmopolitan New South Wales capital is also home to the world's second oldest national and the country's oldest public museum, to name a few. The city also boasts of the best bars, restaurants, shopping and entertainment centers, nightspots, accommodations, and many more.

Must-See Attractions

A visit to Sydney Harbour isn't complete without a three-and-a-half-hour climb to the peak of the bridge and enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Then, head to Bondi Beach for some sun, surf and sand. Hop over to Australia's second oldest settlement area, Parramatta, to admire the beautifully preserved colonial homes, parks, churches, and historic sites. If you have time, visit any of the lookouts above Wentworth Falls and Blackheath in Blue Mountains for a majestic view of Sydney's hinterlands.

Things to Do

Sydney has numerous golf courses and sports stadiums, such as those reserved for rugby, soccer, and cricket, which is the most popular summer sport in Australia. Your kids will surely love to visit Taronga Zoo or Sydney Wildlife World to see thousands of animals, and have their photos taken with koalas or have the chance to hand-feed kangaroos. The parks are well-cared for and give joggers and runners venues to continue their fitness activities and for families to gather for a picnic.

Sydney itself offers a variety of walking tours that explore more than 400 of the city's historical and cultural landmarks. For a more adventurous experience, try one of the more popular tours, including a helicopter ride, a harbor cruise, and a wine valley tour. Other suggested activities include hot air ballooning, sky diving, sailing, and whale watching between the months of May and December when these marine mammals migrate to warmer waters in winter.

Events and Festivals

Every January, Sydneysiders celebrate Australia Day with free entertainment at Hyde Park, which is the country's oldest park. On the third week of the month, everybody is welcoming the beginning of a new lunar calendar with Chinese New Year Festival celebrations. You can also swap, read or keep books, listen to music, or dance at the Sydney Festival, which attracts thousands of local, national and international tourists each year.

Basic Visitor Info

Visitor information kiosks are scattered around Sydney to help tourists find their way around and to give them advice on where to go for food, entertainment, and accommodations. The city also built cycleways, which make biking a fun and relaxing form of transportation. The banks, retail shops, and public offices usually open around nine in the morning. Several coin-operated public toilets are available for tourists to use.

Famous author Arthur Henry Adams once called Sydney as the ""Siren City of the South"" and also the ""Athens of Australia"" because of the mesmerizing mix of characteristics influenced by its colonial past and rapid development in the modern world. The city is so full of vibrant energy that anyone who visits is pulled into a maelstrom of fun and excitement that only this cosmopolitan capital can give.

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