Local Attractions

CLIMB THE SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE

With a BridgeClimb experience, you’ll enjoy a stunning 360-degree view of the harbour city. Find out more

TAKE A TOUR OF THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Get a behind-the-scenes look at this World Heritage-listed marvel, or enjoy a star-studded performance. Find out more

SPEND THE DAY AT TARONGA ZOO

One of the world’s most scenic zoos, positioned right on the harbour. Get up-close and personal with Australia’s native animals, as well as rare and endangered species from all around the world. Find out more

THE ROCKS

Spending some time in The Rocks is a must-do Sydney experience – locals have been enjoying it for thousands of years.  From a picnic lunch under the Harbour Bridge or an alfresco dinner under the stars, to shopping at the markets and The Rocks unique retailers and taking time out in a gallery or museum, The Rocks is the perfect place to escape the everyday. Find out more

BONDI BEACH

Discover for yourself why Bondi Beach is the famous home of Australian surf culture. Feel the sand between your toes and take a relaxing dip in the crystal-clear waters, or simply marvel at the surfers in action, from the comfort of the shore. Make a day of it, pack a picnic and watch the sun set. And be sure to keep your eye out for the lifesavers from the TV show, Bondi Rescue! Find out more

ART GALLERY OF NSW

Experience one of the world’s most beautiful art museums: the Art Gallery of NSW. You’ll enjoy more than the traditional gallery experience, with many lectures, films, workshops, music performances on offer, as well as Art After Hours – a free event that includes a lively mix of ever-changing performances, talks, films and music. Find out more

DARLING HARBOUR

Darling Harbour is renowned for its energetic entertainment offering, sumptuous restaurants, iconic attractions and vibrant calendar of seasonal events and festivals. There’s always something happening, no matter what time of year, and many events are free-of-charge. Find out more

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS

Lose yourself amid the lush grounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens, the oldest botanic garden and scientific institution in Australia. Set on very shores of Sydney Harbour, it’s the perfect spot to unwind and soak up the city’s spectacular harbour views, or to enrich your botanical understanding with a guided tour. Find out more

 

THINGS TO DO JUST OUTSIDE OF SYDNEY

Blue Mountains

Part of a World Heritage area, the vast sandstone plateau of the Blue Mountains offers bushwalking, delightful gardens and fine guesthouses.

Central Coast

A favourite escape for Sydneysiders, this region is endowed with magnificent beaches, coastal resorts, lakes, waterways and national parks.

Country NSW

Here, visitors can experience quintessentially Australian settlements founded by gold miners, graziers and farmers and loved by visitors today for their old-world ambience and friendly welcomes.

North Coast

A sparkling coastline of endless beaches offers surfing, whale watching and playful dolphins. Artists, writers and musicians perform at local festivals across the region.

Outback NSW

This is a region of grand horizons, adventure, emus and opal mines. You’ll find some real Australian characters. Outback pubs quirkily
decorated and built to quench legendary thirsts, are full of welcoming locals and memorable stories.

South Coast

The unspoilt beauty of the southern coastline unfolds in a series of pristine beaches and bays backed by a hinterland of more than 30 national parks.

The Hunter Valley and Newcastle

At the Hunter Valley, indulge in great wines, gourmet delights plus a host of activities from hot-air balloon flights, championship golf courses and pampering spas. The city of Newcastle offers a vibrant and cosmopolitan ambience with its emerging restaurants, bars and cafés.

Snowy Mountains

Year round, the Snowy Mountains provides a great choice of activities. Winter sports of skiing and snowboarding give way to a raft of warmer weather activities such as kayaking, rafting and mountain hiking.

Wollongong and Illawarra

Unwind at your own pace at idyllic seaside villages and beautiful beaches scattered amongst spectacular coastal scenery, all accessible via

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