5/5 - Excellent
JaviJan 17, 2020
People are so friendly.
Blessed with more than 100 beaches and buzzing with youthful vitality, when it comes to the good life it’s hard to beat the Harbour City.
The capital of New South Wales, and home to more than four million people, Sydney is one of the most cosmopolitan cities on earth. This relatively young city is endowed with a brash, infectious optimism and sun-tanned residents who are as comfortable on surfboards as they are at the ballet.
From the golden sands and sparkling water of Bondi Beach to the instantly recognizable curves of the Sydney Opera House, this city is a photographer’s dream.
Start your Harbour City adventure with a Skywalk at Sydney Tower. Then, explore the nearby Royal Botanic Gardens and the majestic sails of the Sydney Opera House. Just a short stroll away is Sydney’s outdoor answer to New York's Grand Central Station, Circular Quay. From this bustling transport hub, jump aboard a famous Sydney ferry to just about anywhere in Sydney Harbour. Nearby Darling Harbour has the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and the Australian National Maritime Museum.
Follow the restaurant- and park-lined waterfront to The Rocks where you’ll almost feel the ghosts of the city’s convict and seafaring past. Thrill-seekers can ride the Wild Mouse roller coaster at Luna Park. If heights don’t phase you, stretch your legs on the Sydney Harbour Bridge BridgeClimb for a truly breath-taking experience.
Say “G’day” to kangaroos, koalas and platypus at Taronga Zoo. Be sure to catch the free-flight bird show set against the spectacular backdrop of the harbor.
A short walk from downtown, you’ll find village-like suburbs such as Paddington, Surry Hills and Newtown. These charming neighborhoods are studded with quirky cafés, boutiques and galleries. Darlinghurst and Potts Point are top spots for foodies. Major shopping destinations include Bondi Junction and a sprawling Westfield mall in the heart of downtown.
Sydney is a paradise for nature-lovers; the bush and the beaches are never far away. See the harbor’s rugged coastline on the 30-minute ferry ride to Manly Beach, one of the city’s most beautiful beaches.
Getting around Sydney is simple, with an excellent network of trains, buses and ferries. The climate is temperate, with hot summers and pleasantly cool winters, making the Harbour City an ideal Australian destination year-round.
4.5/5Wonderful!(1,160 area reviews)
Known for its captivating waterfront views and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Sydney Central Business District. Check out top attractions like Sydney Tower and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, and jump on the metro at Wynyard Station or Martin Place Station to see more of the city.
4.5/5Wonderful!(243 area reviews)
Once the site of rusting railroad yards and wharves, one of Sydney’s greatest urban renewal projects now buzzes with museums, boutiques and eateries.
Abundant dining options, waterfront views are just a few notable features Wynyard is known for, and you can get around the area by hopping on the metro at Wynyard Station.
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While visiting Chatswood CBD, you might make a stop by sights like Mandarin Center and Chatswood Mall.
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Though Parramatta CBD might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Parramatta Park and Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
While there might not be top attractions in Maroubra South, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Maroubra Beach and Wedding Cake Island.
Reviewed on 2020/1/17
Reviewed on 2020/1/17
One of the world’s most famous buildings is surprisingly accessible; take in a show or just take a stroll to admire this astonishing building.
Flanked by the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney’s transportation hub is one of the prettiest terminals in the world.
Locals and travelers from all over the world come to worship the sun, sand and clear blue waters of Australia’s most famous beach.
This world-renowned zoo is cherished for its Sydney Harbour views and its residents.
Stroll from end-to-end or climb to the top; either way, Sydney’s “Coat Hanger” serves up memories to last a lifetime.
Take one of Sydney's most popular ferry rides to discover calm coves and surf beaches, restaurants, bars, shopping and spectacular views.
Verified travelerDec 27, 2019
We loved darling Harbor area, opera house and the area surround it, unfortunately we traveled 2 hours by train to go to blue mountain, we couldn't breathe or see because of the smoke the haze situation so please check the weather before you go.