First time to Sydney? Even if you haven’t been here in a while, here are ten attractions that you really shouldn’t miss experiencing, even if it’s for the second or third time!
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is Australia’s most-iconic building and one of the 20th century’s most famous and distinctive buildings. Best of all, it’s free to explore. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a host to over 1,500 performances annually.
Sydney Harbour National Park
Sydney Harbour National Park includes a number of islands, foreshore areas, swimming spots, bushwalking tracks and picnic areas.
Taronga Zoo Sydney
Taronga Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals, including Australian native wildlife, as well as rare and endangered exotic animals.
Royal Botanic Garden and the Domain
Wrapped around Sydney Harbour is an oasis of 30 hectares right in the heart of the city. Royal Botanic Garden offers spectacular views over Sydneys iconic harbour and bridge along with themed garden areas. Fascinatingly, it is the oldest scientific institution in Australia and home to an amazing collection of plants, many rare and threatened, from Australia and overseas.
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Featuring five levels of Australian art, Aboriginal art, European, Asian treasures and leading local and international contemporary art.
Hyde Park Barracks
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks provides an insight into Australia’s convict foundations and its impact on Aboriginal Australia through 4000 original artefacts and groundbreaking audio technology.
Paddys Markets at Haymarket
With a history dating over 150 years, Paddy’s Markets over 1000 stalls featuring food, fashion, gifts and gadgets in a lively market atmosphere.
Sydney Tower Eye
Sydney Tower Eye offers 360 degree views over the city including the spectacular harbour, beaches and even the Blue Mountains. There’s also a 4D theatre to enjoy.
Established in 1827, the recently refurbished Australian Museum (AM) is Australia’s first museum. The museum introduces the unique flora, fauna, the cultures of Australia, and much more.
A great way to take in the spectacular Bondi beach is via the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk featuring beautiful coastline vistas, beaches and cafe culture. The six kilometer walk also passes Waverley Cemetery, a resting place of the famous Australian poet and writer Henry Lawson.