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Sydney

4.2
Theaters · Beaches · Bridges
The Harbour City
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency. Surrounded by a landscape of national parks, bays, rivers, and beaches, the city consistently ranks among the world’s best in terms of living standards. Littered with parks and green spaces, Sydney boasts a picturesque cityscape as well as an open, easygoing atmosphere stemming from the city’s emphasis on cultural development and its strong literary tradition. In the build up to your vacation in Sydney, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Australia online trip itinerary builder.
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Popular things to do in Sydney

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Neighborhood
The Rocks
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Garden
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
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World heritage site
Sydney Opera House
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Bondi Beach
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Sydney

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Beach
Manly Beach
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Aquarium
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Australian National Maritime Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
3.3
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Sydney

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Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk Bondi
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Zoo
Taronga Zoo Mosman
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours Katoomba
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Waterfall
Wentworth Falls Lookout Wentworth Falls
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Sydney

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Geologic Formation
Mrs Macquarie's Chair
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
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World heritage site
Hyde Park Barracks
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Science Museum
Powerhouse Museum
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Ride / Activity
Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Sydney

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Art Museum
Art Gallery of New South Wales
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Art Museum
White Rabbit Gallery
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Gallery
ATTY Gallery
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Brett Whiteley Studio
4.8
Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Sydney

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Garden
Chinese Garden of Friendship
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Park
Nielsen Park Vaucluse
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Park
Hyde Park
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Centennial Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Ride / Activity
Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Surfing / Windsurfing / Kitesurfing
Manly Surf Guide
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Water Sport
Pilgrim Sailing
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
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Concert / Show
The Gentleman Magician's Magical Soirees
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with Sydney

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Message from Tourism Australia

Enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoilt beaches to public gardens and, of course, the sparkling harbour, before discovering its thriving restaurants and markets. Top it off with a trip to the Blue Mountains, a popular excursion among locals. “Sydney is one of the world’s most vibrant cities, and is also a gateway to the rest of Australia. It’s exciting and vibrant.” - René Redzepi, Chef and co-owner of Noma, Copenhagen. International flights fly directly into Sydney Airport from many global hubs. From the airport it’s an easy 20 minute taxi or train ride to the city centre.