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What to see in Sydney

Sydney Attractions


Sydney is one of the world's top holiday destinations offering a variety of attractions for all ages. Families can explore the sights at Darling Harbour, including one of the biggest and most impressive aquariums in the world; observe some fascinating Australian fauna and flora at Wildlife World; and watch a film on the huge screen at the Imax theatre.

Those interested in history will want to explore the cobbled streets of The Rocks, a restored 19th-century village that was the site of Australia's first European settlement in 1788. The Rocks also gives access to the Pylon Lookout on the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge for an amazing view of the harbour, Sydney Opera House and beyond. Adventurers will definitely want to experience the iconic bridge from a more thrilling perspective though, and can take part in an organised climb to the top of Harbour Bridge for breathtaking views and a sense of bold achievement. For even greater heights, visitors can test their mettle by experiencing the view from the open air, glass-floored viewing platform at the top of the 853ft (260m) Sydney Tower.

When it comes to something more relaxing, Sydney boasts a large array of golden beaches for sun-lovers to take their pick from, from the more famous Bondi Beach lined with surf shops and designer cafes, to one of the many smaller beaches around Sydney Harbour.


Darling Harbour

The waterside tourist precinct of Darling Harbour, close to the central business district, is crossed by a monorail and…

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Harbour Bridge

One of Sydney's most famous landmarks, the Harbour Bridge (known locally as the 'Coat Hanger') was completed in 1932…

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Kings Cross

Once home to music halls and grand theatres, Kings Cross was transformed after World War II with the arrival of hundreds…

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Sydney Opera House

It may not be an ancient monument, but the architecturally distinctive Sydney Opera House epitomises the city as much…

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Sydney Tower

Sydney Tower, or the AMP Centrepoint Tower, is the tallest free-standing building in the city, and the second tallest…

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The Rocks

The best place to start exploring Australia's oldest city is at The Rocks, a restored 19th-century village at the southern…

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