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
- 4Featherdale Wildlife Park
- 5Taronga Zoo
- 6Darling Harbour
- 7The Rocks
- 8Manly Beach
- 9Palm Beach, Sydney
- 10Central Business District
- 11Coogee Beach
- 13Sydney Tower Eye
- 14WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
- 15Sydney Aquarium
- 16Madame Tussauds Sydney
- 17Overseas Passenger Terminal
- 18Fort Denison
- 19Sydney Olympic Park
- 20Sydney Park
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What People Are Saying About Sydney
Overall it was a great experience with a thorough and friendly guide, amazing views over Sydney and a unique vantagepoint. The cost it very high but it's something worth doing at least once.
Our guide Shaun was excellent, very patient and encouraging, I struggled with the ladders coming down, he talked me through it. Was so interesting hearing the history. What a magnificent feat of engineering. Feel the railings could be higher especially on the approach. Thank you for making my experience a day to remember
The pick up was on time, The ride to the vineyards was comfortable though travel out of Sydney was slow in the commuter traffic but did not cause any problems as our host / driver / tour guide Nigel was able to relax everyone with jokes and banter which engaged all the group. Much laughter was generated and friendly atmosphere which lasted all day.
So much fun!! Beautiful wineries & wonderful company. A fantastic tour guide. And loved the personal touch ... thank you for our Honeymoon dessert. Very thoughtful!! Would def recommend to a friend.
Excellent coordination, extremely knowledgeable guide, great selection of individual things to see' scenery, life style, animals, rainforest, boat ride up the River to Sydney Harbor and Circular Key. Nice to meet the owner family. A Class Act all around! Super recommend this one!