Top Tours & Activities in Sydney
Located on one of the world's largest natural harbors, Sydney offers urban comfort with beautiful beaches and sprawling mountains on your doorstep. Here are some of the best attractions in Australia's largest city.
Despite its name, the Sydney Opera House is actually comprised of multiple venues for performances of all types. Be sure to catch one at Australia's most recognizable landmark!
Nicknamed "The Coathanger", the Sydney Harbour Bridge isn't just for ticking off your Sydney sightseeing checklist. You can climb it too! Book early to do a Bridge Climb tour at sunset.
The not-for-profit Taronga Zoo is one of Sydney's top attractions, with barless enclosures, regular talks, and stunning views of the harbor if, you can take your eyes off the animals!
It doesn't sound like the most promising place for tours in Sydney but Australia's first European settlement called "The Rocks" is actually named for its historic sandstone buildings.
Climb to Sydney's highest point to marvel at breathtaking views that stretch as far as the Blue Mountains. Then hunt for some fantastic deals at the shopping center beneath the Sydney Tower Eye!
Built as an extension of the city's aquarium to imitate the habitats of Australia's most iconic creatures, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is now one of the best things to do for families in Sydney!
The bold skyline of Darling Harbour crowns a lively recreational and tourism district, boasting everything from the Chinese Garden of Friendship to the world's largest IMAX screen!
Though some escaping the Northern Hemisphere's coldest months may enjoy the high temperatures of January and February, most will find the heat more bearable come March when fall rolls along. It's nonetheless perfect for checking out Sydney's best beaches! For those seeking lower-budget tourism, the cooler weather and low hotel prices make May the best time to visit.
Of course it depends on what you want to do, but the must-see sights can be covered in a couple of days. Consider adding a day-trip to the Blue Mountains to your itinerary though, and if you've already booked a longer trip, don't worry! Sydney has enough going on to keep even the pickiest tourist satisfied for weeks.
Most of Sydney's attractions lie within the central business district or along the harbor. If you really don't want to walk between them, the City Circle train and the Monorail will take you to and from most points of interest. There is also an inexpensive ferry service that offers fantastic views of Sydney from the water. If you have reason to venture further out, you can check train times and routes at www.transportnsw.info.
- CurrencyAustralian Dollar ($)
- Time ZoneUTC (+10:00)
- Country Code61
- Best time to visitFor milder temperatures, visit in March, but for budget-friendly deals and cooler weather, make sure you go in May!
Things to Do in Sydney
Top Attractions in Sydney
- 1Sydney Harbour Bridge
- 2Sydney Opera House
- 3Circular Quay
- 4Darling Harbour
- 5Featherdale Wildlife Park
- 6Taronga Zoo
- 7Central Business District
- 8Sydney Aquarium
- 9Sydney Tower Eye
- 10WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
- 12Coogee Beach
- 13Madame Tussauds Sydney
- 14The Rocks
- 15Manly Beach
- 16Palm Beach, Sydney
- 17Parliament House, Sydney
- 18Royal Mint
- 19Fort Denison
- 20Luna Park Sydney
Other Sightseeing Options in Sydney
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What People Are Saying About Sydney
Everything was very good organized .Tony and the guide in canberra were exellent. The only thing was the information around start. We got the information to be at Central station (J11) at 08.00 AM and we never got the information that time and place for departure was changed. The information around the place to be picked up must be better.
Very enjoyable, would love to see a concert or ballet, if we come to Australia again we would differently book.
Excellent cruise with plenty of time to enjoy the magnificent Darling Harbour. Although I have done this cruise a few years ago, it was worth it all over again. The staff on board were very welcoming and the buffet choice was beyond my expectations.
Great selection of wineries. Nice lunch. Fun tour guide. Suitable for a whole range of people.
Excellent guide, very knowledgable. Great personality. It was good to see behind the scenes, just wish we had had time to watch a performance.