Explore Sydney

No matter what your interests, you'll find plenty to see and do in Sydney. If you have a specific topic of interest that you would like to persue during your visit to Sydney, you will probably find it in our "Experiences" section. Click on the "Experience" putton at the top of this page to go there.

To explore the main areas and neighbourhoods in and around sydney that have attractions and places of interest to both locals visitors to the city, use the buttons below. If you wish to explore Sydney by a particular mode of transport, check out the Travel Options below. Each option includes itineraries and recommended destinations.

By Train

By Ferry

By Car


Explore Beyond Sydney

A comprehensive guide to the most popular destinations beyond Sydney, be it for a day trip in the country, a weekend away or to visit another state or territory. Many visitors do not realise that there are hundreds of interesting destinations in other parts of Australia that are easy to reach and relatively inexpensive to travel to from Sydney. For example, by planning wisely and travelling overnight, some destinations can end up costing nothing to visit because you pay for your travel with the money you saved on that night's accommodation. View these and other ways to make the most of your available time and get maximum value from you travel dollar.

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Travel Options

By Car

Self drive tours in and around Sydney.

By Train

Sydney's best destinations by train.

By Ferry

Sydney's best destinations by ferry.

By Bus

Exploring Sydney by Bus.


Guide to the best walks in and around Sydney.


Guided tours and activities in and around Sydney.

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Insider's Sydney

When you are a visitor to a place, there is nothing like the knowledge of a local to take you to some of the lesser known but equally interesting corners of a city. Sydney has plenty of fascinating nooks and crannies, many of which a lot of the locals don't even know about. So if you are a visitor or a local and eager to do a little exploring on or off the beaten track, here are hundreds of suggestions to get you going.

Sydney's Best Walks

Over a hundred walks of varying lengths to a variety of destinations, including in and around the city centre, the suburbs, bushland, waterfalls, the harbour, and coastal Sydney.

Sydney Address Book

Where was that movie or television series shot? Where did Sydney's rich, famous and infamous people live? Which schools did they attend as youngsters? Where did that historic event take place? All is revealed.


Parramatta holds great significance in the history of Australia, being the first inland colonial settlememnt, and the second settlement overall after Sydney Cove to be established by Australia s British colonists of the late 18th century. Travel Time: 50 mins. from Central Station.

Things to see and do: historic buildings; museums; Parramatta Park; shopping; cafe and restaurant strip; City to Parramatta river ferry

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