Welcome to Sydney!

Sydney is the State Capital of New South Wales and offers may sights and tourist attractions, from the famous Sydney Opera House to the remarkable architecture of the Town Hall. Situated on Port Jackson, the “Harbour City” is still the largest city in Australia. It’s reputation remains as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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12144.6 km²

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New South Wales



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Sydney Visitors Center - The Rocks
Cnr Argyle and Playfair Steets The Rocks NSW 2000
+61 (0)2 9240 8788

Sydney Visitor Centre - Darling Harbour
33 Wheat Road (Between IMAX Theatre and Darling Walk) Darling Harbour NS

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Welcome to Sydney!

Sydney is the State Capital of New South Wales and offers may sights and tourist attractions, from the famous Sydney Opera House to the remarkable architecture of the Town Hall. Situated on Port Jackson, the “Harbour City” is still the largest city in Australia. It’s reputation remains as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.



The Sydney Harbour Bridge. The bridge crosses the harbour from the city to North Sydney. It is free of charge if you walk or cycle across the bridge. You can even climb the arch with BridgeClimb, which offers fantastic views over Sydney.


The Sydney Opera House. The Sydney Opera House was formally recognized and included on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the most outstanding places on Earth. Visit one of the most famous structures ever built. Even if you are not interested in Opera, the Sydney Opera House is a must see for millions of tourist every year.


Darling Harbour. A very popular tourist destination filled with a wide range of activities, restaurants, museums and lots of shopping facilities. Discover one of the best places in the city.

See and Do


Sydney offers many surfing beaches for your enjoyment. Try one of these beaches; Condi, manly, Coogee, Cronulla or Wattamolla. To get away from all the tourists, you can try one of the other beaches located in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs or Northern Beaches.

Family Activities

Australian Reptile Park

Located approximately one hour north of Sydney. See some of Australia’s largest reptiles and many of Australia’s cuddly animals such as koalas, wombats and even Tasmanian Devils! Of course, you can enjoy feeding the kangaroos too!

Luna Park

Luna Park is a large theme park located near the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The large Ferris Wheel and mouth-shaped entrance can be seen from many areas around the city. Many attractions to choose from and they even offer an Ice Skating Rink.


The oldest and most historic area and named after its rough terrain. There is plenty to see and do here.

Sydney Aquarium

Enjoy the aquatic life and habitats at the Sydney Aquarium. Walk under water and get up close with some of Australia’s most rich and diverse sea life. The aquarium is fun for kids, family and friends.

Sydney Harbour Tours

Ferry services are available to transport passengers around the harbour. You can even enjoy a picnic at one of the islands located within the harbour, there are Shark, Goat, Clark, Rodd, Cockatoo and Garden Islands. All islands provide a unique view over the city. Guided tours of the islands are available by contacting the Sydney Visitors Centre.
Cadmans Cottage, 100 George Street, The Rocks
+61 2 9247 5033 or fax +61 2 9241 3303.

Sydney Olympic Park

The park hosted the 2000 Olympics and is now parklands and sporting facilities offering many activities for large and small.

Taronga Zoo

A wonderful zoo the entire family can enjoy. Situated on the North Shore. More information can be found their website.

Walking Tours

Sydney offers many walking tours throughout the city of different themes and it can be a great way to enjoy it at your own pace. For additional information, contact one of the tourist information centers in the area.

Whale Watching

Take the whole family on a boat to see the whales migrating off the Pacific coast. There are many boats to choose from which go from Darling Harbour to Circular Quay.


The Art Gallery of New South Wales

The leading museum for art in New South Wales and located in Sydney. One of Australia’s leading cultural institutions. Collections are from Australia, European and Asian art. The museum presents about 40 exhibitions every year.

The Australian Museum

Located in the city and was established in 1827 and has an international reputation in the fields of natural history, research, community programs and exhibitions. Enjoy the unique and extensive collections in natural science and cultural artifacts.

The Australian National Maritime Museum

Located in Darling Harbour. Australia has always relied on the sea survival. The museum offers many exhibitions, events and activities, especially for children. Exhibitions include destroyers, submarines, patrol boats and many smaller vessels as well. See the National Maritime Collection or Register of Historic Vessels. A must see while your in Sydney.



Enjoy a beautiful and interesting walk throughout many areas in Sydney. A few routes include:

Coogee Beach to Bondi. Along the eastern coastline, and goes past several of Sydney’s beautiful beaches. If the weather gets to hot, jump in for a swim!

Watsons Bay to The Gap. One of the most spectacular walks along the harbour begins at The Gap. The Gap is an ocean cliff at Watson’s Bay and famous for it’s natural beauty but stay on the paths for safety sake.

Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park

A magnificent park stretching to the North of the City and through some of Sydney’s most affluent areas. A wonderful and tranquil place to walk. See Aboriginal rock art and take guided tours with boats and canoes.

The Gap

Alfred Hitchcock made The Gap famous after his visit to Sydney in the 60s. High rocky cliffs are not only for the desperate few but it is a beautiful location with terrific views. Located in Watson’s Bay, it is a great place to try fish and chips down at the wharf or take a walk to the beach.

Worth Seeing

Royal Botanic Gardens.

The Royal Botanic Gardens are a place of natural beauty where many come to enjoy peace, solitude, and education. You can also learn more about plants and horticulture. The surrounding parkland is a place for sport, entertainment and recreation.

St. Andrews Cathedral

The oldest cathedral in Australia and was consecrated in 1868. It is the mother church for the Diocese of Sydney. The Chapter House was built in 1886. Then in 1999-2000 major restoration took place to bring it up to the beautiful state as you can see it today.

Sydney Tower

The Sydney Tower is a 305-meter high observation deck and restaurant. Located at the Centrepoint Complex. Skywalk is a high altitude adventure walk on top of the Sydney Tower and lasts about 45 minutes.

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