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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

Good to know

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    Australian Dollar ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+10:00)
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  • 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

Wonderful staff and efficient, timely service

I have a disability and find travel of any sort difficult. Your staff respected this and ensured that I got on and off the ferry safely. Thankyou for helping to make my holiday better.

Beautiful cruise. Interesting and informative.

An excellent way to spend a couple of hours. You get a completely different viewpoint of Sydney when looking from the water. Loved every minute of it but one small criticism .. the narrator/guide spoke much too quietly and was very difficult to hear when up on deck unless right below the speakers.

Sydney Harbour Story Cruise Reviewed by JOAN, 03/16/2018

The performance matched the grandeur of the building

After our tour of the opera building earlier in the day, it was exciting to see the gorgeous red seats filled and the stage...well, the scenery and costumes were incredible. It was disappointing, however, to learn, on the tour, that it entitled us to a $37 discount on opera tickets. Had we only known!

Beautiful Interior Lovely Tour Over all 5 *****

Staff was very helpful even I change my ticket date few times. The guided tour was very impressive and enjoyed a lot hopefully coming back next year.

The Sydney Opera House Tour Reviewed by Farkhunda Zaib, 03/06/2018

we expected Carmen but gOt La Traviata but still WOW

WE thought we had actually booked for Carmen but noted that it was for a performance at Sydney Opera House. The performance was :a Traviata and it was the opening night. What a performance, what a soprano , what a tenor and what great seats Thanks

Opera Performance Tickets at the Sydney Opera House Reviewed by Michael, 03/05/2018