Welcome to Sydney, a significant global and domestic tourist destination that is regularly declared to be one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world. Sydney is admired for its harbour, beautiful coastline, warm and pleasant climate and cosmopolitan culture.

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Suggested Itineraries
Sydney For Everyone makes it easy to plan where to go and what to do. However, if you have limited time or prefer to follow set itineraries, we have created a number of half day and full day suggestions.

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Beyond Sydney
Though Australia is a big country and it takes time to travel from one destination to another, with a little careful planning and some local knowledge, it is easy to fit other destinations into your visit with minimal demands on your budget and time. Our Beyond Sydney section examines some of the more popular destinations, and features plenty of useful tips, like travelling at night to keep all daylight hours free for sightseeing; the destinations it is possible to travel to that will end up costing you less to visit than staying in Sydney; and the some unique journeys that are as rewarding and enjoyable as the destinations they will take you to.

Beyond Sydney Rail Passes

Getting Around Sydney
Sydney's public transport system is a combination of rail, bus and ferry services operated by the state government. It offers access to all the popular tourist spots and more, and visitors can get around quickly, easily and cheaply and safely, partcularly between the hours of 9am and 5pm, when lower fares apply.

Public Transport

shows, nightlife, clubs, bars, entetainment

Uniquely Sydney

Sydney Harbour manly ferry

Sydney Harbour - you can sail it, walk around it, dine on it, photograph it, swim in it.

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Name another city with a 8 metre high waterfall just 5 km from the city centre.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Tower and more

See and Do

sydney wildlife whale watching

Wildlife sanctuaries and zoos; in the wild.

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History & Heritage

Historic Homes, Heritage Sites and Museums.

sydney beaches

Family and surf beaches; ocean pools; beachside suburbs.

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Parks & Gardens

Great spots to relax and enjoy.

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National Parks

Home to some of Sydney's finest natural attractions.

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Guided tours and activities in and around Sydney.

Not To Miss

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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.

Lost Sydney

Most major towns and cities are in a constant state of change. The old is removed to make way for the new; infrastructure is expanded or replaced to keep up with growth and technological advances. Every generation removes a little from its past and replaces it with something relating to the present in the hope that it will be of use in the future. From its beginnings in 1788 as a haggle of tents in the virgin bushland that once surrounded Sydney Cove, to the international city we see today, Sydney has gone through some incredible changes. We look back at some of the things Sydney has lost during two centuries of change.

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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

A cliff top coastal walk, the Bondi to Coogee walk extends for six km in Sydney s eastern suburbs. The walk features stunning views, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools.

The beaches and parks offer a place to rest, swim or a chance to eat at one of the cafes, hotels, restaurants or takeaways. The walk is not difficult, there are medium gradient paths and several staircases with occasional seating.

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Watsons Bay

Located close to Sydney Heads, Watsons Bay has just about everything that a visitor could wish to see - fine restaurants and cafes, magnificent harbour and coastal cliff top views, harbour beaches, historic sites as well as suburban and bushland walks.

Watsons Bay is serviced by buses from the city centre via the Eastern Suburbs, as well as harbour ferries.

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Bondi Beach

Australia's most famous beach, Bondi has a broad crescent shaped strip of golden sand backed by an equally famous pavilion and boardwalk. All are a stone's throw away from a dazzling array of trendy restaurants, cafes and hotels.

All in all, great food, great surf, great atmosphere, and one of Australia's most iconic localities.

In Sydney Today

A diary of events in Sydney today: converts, gigs, exhibitions, festivals, performing arts, sports and outdoors.
In Sydney Today also contains today's weather forecast, and links to what's on at the cinema and on television today.