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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

Pick up was on time waiting for us prior to our arrival.

Did not get the name of the driver though. Driver was helpful and was there at the airport waiting for our arrival.
Sydney Arrival Shuttle: Airport to Central Hotels Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 08/30/2016

Fulfilled all our expectations - Excellent locations and tour guide

We were collected on time from outside our Sidney apartment. Clifford, our tour guide, was an excellent host - very well informed and knowledgable about the various animals we hoped to see. The lunch and dinner was excellent with good range of menu choices. Clifford worked very hard to successfully ensure that we managed to see as many animals as possible. The tour location was fantastic, an authentic wildlife environment. Excellent value for money!
Boutique Full-Day Wildlife Tour from Sydney Reviewed by Wayne, 08/16/2016

Don't be happy just walking down Pitt St and George St!

We saw some historical little lanes and learnt how the tank stream flows into the sea. John was an excellent guide and all 4 of us had a really nice walk around the area. He always had a nice smile and was very fun to be with!
Sydney's Hidden Little Lane Ways Walking Tour Reviewed by Yui, 08/14/2016

It's an awesome way to get an overview of the city.

We especially like the video monitors so that we could find out more about what we were looking at.
Sydney Tower Eye with Observation Deck Reviewed by John, 07/19/2016

Yes, it was a great experience and the views were exceptional.

The staff were very experienced, helpful and enthusiastic. They probably ( the guides ) have done the climb countless times but made everyone feel at ease and were very professional and answered all questions asked of them. The climb was easy, interesting and informative and made one appreciate what the workers ( bridge builders ) had to endure in the construction of the bridge. The views were superb, and the night climb allowed us the privilege of great views with all the lights of Sydney turned on. On our particular climb it was cloudless which made the views all the better. As an activity when in Sydney I couldn't recommend the Sydney Harbour Bridge more highly.
BridgeClimb Sydney Reviewed by Martin, 07/05/2016

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