Sydney Opera House
Australia’s most famous landmark. Visually referencing a yacht’s sails, The Sydney Opera House comprises five performance spaces for dance, concerts, opera and theatre. If you can’t catch a performance, you can also take a one-hour guided tour (available in several languages).
Sydney Harbour Bridge
See the Sydney Harbour Bridge up-close. The best way to experience this majestic structure is on foot. Stairs and lifts climb up the bridge from both shores, leading to a footpath on the eastern side. Or ascend the arc on the BridgeClimb.
Pay a visit to the cute and cuddly. Highlights include the nocturnal platypus habitat, the Great Southern Oceans section and the opportunity to welcome the birth of three endangered Sumatran Tiger cubs.
Shop at Strand Arcade
Constructed in 1891, Strand offers three floors of designer fashions plus Australiana and old-world coffee shops that make your visit considerably longer. Some of the top Australian designers and other iconic brands have stores here.
Bondi is one of the world’s most renown beaches, It’s also the closes to the city centre (8km away) and is great spot for a rough-and-tumble swim, especially since the water temperature averages 21°C.
3km south of central Manly, spectacular North Head offers dramatic cliffs, lookouts, secluded beaches, pretty paths through the native scrub and sweeping views of the ocean, the harbour and the city. It’s great to explore by bike or on foot.
With all the colour and excitement of an Asian marketplace, Chinatown and Haymarket offer an enticing mix of restaurants, noodle bars, food halls, and shops and markets full of bargains. Enjoy world-class shows too at the historic Capitol Theatre, a beautiful venue on Campbell Street.
Sydney Harbour National Park
The Sydney Harbour National Park is home to superb swimming spots, bushwalking tracks and picnic areas, which offer a huge range of activities that will have you coming back again and again.