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Things to do in Sydney

There is a wealth of things to do in Sydney. Visit the famous sights, shop until you drop and then relax on one of the stunning sandy beaches. Its enviable location is no more than an hours’ drive from the famous Hunter Valley wine region and the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains. Sydney really does offer something for everyone.

No trip to Sydney would be complete without visiting the iconic Sydney Opera House and experiencing the climb the bridge attraction for magnificent city views. Relax on one of the sandy beaches, such as the famous Bondi Beach –popular year-round with travellers and locals alike. Enjoy a shopping spree along Oxford Street, before experiencing the hottest nightlife around Sydney in Darling Harbour. Stay in our hotels, perfectly located close to all the action. Then hire a car to explore the wonderful surrounding areas of this beachside city.


Attractions and tours

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for stunning views and one of the most exhilarating experiences. Capture the iconic Sydney Opera House on camera and take a harbour cruise to get your bearings. Explore the oldest area of Sydney – the Rocks, with its laidback cafes and restaurants. Visit Taronga Zoo – an award-winning attraction that is home to more than 2,900 exotic and native species.



Bondi beach is probably one of the most iconic beaches in Australia – a great place to learn how to surf. Catch the Manly ferry from Circular Quay to Manly beach for an excellent vantage point of Sydney’s iconic sights in full splendour. Take a short stroll to Shelly Beach, armed with a picnic, and find a shaded spot for a leisurely lunch. Head to Palm Beach – this long stretch is frequently the film set for Home and Away filming. Or for active pursuits there’s no better place than Cronulla Beach. Families will particularly love spending time exploring the rock pools.



Quay Restaurant in The Rocks was voted number 29 in the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 best restaurants. Enjoy fine seafood, local cuisine and Brazilian Churrasco at Wildfire. Bondi Beach is home to Blue Orange restaurant, with modern Australian favourites like corned beef sandwiches and salmon salads. Seek out Harry’s Café de Wheels in Wooloomooloo for ‘pies n’ peas. If it’s good enough for the likes of Russell Crowe I’m sure you’ll not be disappointed.



For the widest choice of fashion retailers head to Oxford Street. Or if you want the ease of shopping under one roof, the architecturally splendid Queen Victoria Building houses over 180 shops and boutiques. Westfield shopping centre is located at the base of Centrepoint Tower. The Rocks quarter has a fantastic selection of handicraft shops, patisseries and the oldest pub in the country. For high-end designer boutiques, shops and eateries visit Double Bay.



Kings Cross is recognised as one of the liveliest areas of Sydney packed with bars, clubs and nightclubs. In recent years Oxford Street has also earned a reputation as Sydney’s nightclub strip. Darling Harbour is packed with some of the city’s hottest nightspots, from sports to cocktail bars and nightclubs. Or for a more laid-back scene, head to the Rocks quarter – numerous pubs offer plenty of live music and laughter.

Exciting experiences

Sydney Tower 360 bar and dining

Dine in style at the top of the Sydney Tower. Soaring 88 stories above the ground, 360 Bar and Dining offers an intimate, stylish fine dining experience. The restaurant is on level 1 of the golden crown topping Sydney Tower, showcasing panoramic views from the Sydney Harbour Bridge all the way across to the Blue Mountains. The menu epitomises modern Australian cuisine with a refined French influence.

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Sydney Harbour Cruise with Taronga Zoo entry ticket

Enjoy a fun-filled cruise through beautiful Sydney Harbour on your way to Taronga Zoo. See iconic Sydney landmarks from the water, take a ride on the Sky Safari Gondola and meet the animals of Taronga Zoo. Enjoy a day out at the award-winning Taronga Zoo, home to more than 2,900 exotic and native species. Listen to one of the many free zookeeper talks to gain the best insight.

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Sydney Twilight Tour by helicopter

You’ll be seduced by the breathtaking views over Sydney on this helicopter twilight flight. It is just the ticket to starting off a magical evening in Sydney. Your 20-25 minute Sydney Twilight helicopter tour begins over Coogee and Bondi beaches, bathed in the glow of the setting sun, and continues north along the coastline to Manly Beach and the magnificent North and South Headlands – the gateway to the world's most beautiful harbour.

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Sydney Bridge Climb

On a 3.5-hour guided Sydney Bridge Climb, your professional leader will take you along the outer arches of the bridge on catwalks and ladders up to the 440-foot (134-metre) summit, where you'll admire amazing 360-degree views of the city, the Sydney Opera House and the majestic Blue Mountains. With several departure times available throughout the day, you can choose to climb during the morning or afternoon, during twilight against a gorgeous sunset, or in the evening as Sydney lights up against the night sky.

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Sydney Sightseeing Pass: Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye, Wild Life Sydney and Sydney Harbour Cruise

Experience Sydney with one pass. This ticket includes entry to the Sydney Aquarium - the largest aquarium in Australia, a visit to Sydney Tower Eye, WILD LIFE Sydney and a sightseeing cruise on picturesque Sydney Harbour. We recommend the Sydney Harbour Highlights Cruise: This 75minute cruise departs from Circular Quay and takes in the main points of interest on Sydney Harbour including the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Clark and Shark Islands.


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Sydney weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
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Average monthly rainfall (mm)
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Average daily sunshine (hours)
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