Sydney is a bustling, ever-changing city, with so much to offer first-time visitors and new experiences for those returning.
The sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour are alive with the movement of ferries, yachts and kayaks. It is a prime spot for spending a day out on the water. Experience its beauty from the decks of a Sydney ferry en route from Circular Quay to Manly.
Sydney is well-known for its beaches and relaxed beachside culture. A trip to Sydney wouldn’t be complete without visiting beaches such as world-famous Bondi. Or head north to Manly to enjoy some of Sydney’s best snorkelling at the sheltered marine reserve at Shelly Beach.
Theatres, museums and galleries are dotted throughout the city. Take in an opera at Sydney Opera House or stroll between the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia to discover Australian art.
Sydney is one of the world’s greatest dining destinations. Chefs break with culinary tradition to create exciting new dishes that marry fine dining techniques with fresh, quality produce. Enjoy harbourside dining in award-winning restaurants, take in the views from one of Sydney’s famous rooftop bars, or discover the food precincts.
Things to See and Do
Don’t miss a trip to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. With amazing views of Sydney Harbour, the Zoo offers visitors the chance to get close to Australian native animals.
New South Wales is home to Australia’s largest Aboriginal population. In Sydney, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in authentic Aboriginal cultural experiences.
Sydney is also home to a world-class calendar of events including Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas which brings projections and light art and installations onto the streets of Sydney.