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What to see and do 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.

Sydney Opera House

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!

Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.

Taronga Zoo

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!

The Rocks

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.

Sydney Tower Eye

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!

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

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!

Darling Harbour

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!

Planning Your Sydney Visit

When to go?

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.

How many days?

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.

How to get around?

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.

Good to Know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    Australian Dollar ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+10:00)
  • Country Code
    61
  • Best time to visit
    For milder temperatures, visit in March, but for budget-friendly deals and cooler weather, make sure you go in May!

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What People Are Saying About Sydney

A fantastic experience from start to finish

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.

BridgeClimb Sydney Reviewed by Jamie, 11/30/2016

Hard work but worth it when you get to the top

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

BridgeClimb Sydney Reviewed by Maureen, 11/28/2016

Excellent. Every thing and more we hoped for.

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.

Lots of fun!! And our tour guide was awesome!!

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.

One of the top activity tours of our entire vacation

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!


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