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Top things to do in Sydney

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Things to Do in Sydney

Bursting with history, culture, fashion, cuisine and top leisure options, Sydney is one of the world’s great cities. The oldest, biggest and liveliest city in Australia, the ‘Harbour City’ is set next to miles of beautiful coastline with some of the world’s best beaches right on its doorstep. Visit iconic structures like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, party the night away in vibrant nightlife districts or get out of the city into the wild surrounds. This is a city defined by its massive natural harbour - the world’s biggest - and by the stunning choice of classy foods, thrilling fashion, ground-breaking arts and exciting sports on offer.

Areas & Neighbourhoods in Sydney

City Centre - Where you’ll find the major attractions and the best shopping, this central hub is right in the heart of all the action.

City East - Kings Cross is the place to go for the best nightlife, with the Surry Hills, Woolloomooloo and Moore Park also brimming with trendy coffee shops and galleries.

City South - Discover Sydney’s Chinatown, a place where busy markets and oriental cultures collide in a whirl of noise, smells and experiences.

The Rocks - The site of the original colonial village, there is still plenty of heritage left here. It’s an upmarket area where you can find the majestic Harbour Bridge and take a stunning BridgeClimb.

Darling Harbour - A dedicated leisure and entertainment area just next to the central part of town. Great attractions are all around and it’s small enough to easily explore on foot.

Things to See in Sydney

With nearly five million residents, Sydney is a huge city with a very diverse mix of people and cultures. Which means there is always something interesting to see and do. You can find food from every corner of the world, much of which has only established itself here in recent years. This new Sydney combines perfectly with the historic side - colonial outpost and then determined national figurehead - to create a unique city destination. See the iconic sights, including the Opera House and Bridge, catch the ferry around the harbour or simply laze on world famous beaches.

Things to Do in Sydney

As the biggest and oldest city in Australia, there are some top cultural attractions here in the shape of superb galleries and museums. Check out the Art Gallery of New South Wales or the Museum of Contemporary Art to indulge your creative side, or learn about the city’s history at the Australian Museum. Take a walk on the wild side at the Sydney Aquarium in Darling Harbour or meet cuddly locals at the Koala Park Sanctuary. Take a boat out into the harbour whale watching or head to nearby national parks to spot kangaroos and wallabies. All around the harbour there are beach destinations like Manly where you can go to swim and surf. Sydney is a city that promises and delivers a lot of excitement.

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