Enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoiled beaches to public gardens and, of course, the sparkling harbor, before discovering its thriving restaurants and markets. Below is a list of just a few of the can’t miss attractions that you should make plans to visit on your trip to Sydney.
Sydney Opera House
There are many ways you can experience what the Sydney Opera House has to offer. A masterpiece of 20th-century architecture, the Sydney Opera House in Circular Quay hosts more than 40 performances each week. Book tickets to Opera Australia’s latest show and tick this truly iconic Sydney experience off your bucket list.
Sydney Harbor Bridge
Nicknamed “The Coathanger” and dating back to 1932, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia’s grandest engineering feats. Visitors are free to walk or cycle across this vast structure, but book a BridgeClimb for the opportunity to scale to the summit and enjoy unbeatable panoramic views.
Each year more than a million travelers descend on the golden shoreline of Bondi Beach. Here’s why, It’s Australia’s most famous beach. Often the first port of call for backpackers, billionaires, surfers and sunbathers, Bondi’s golden crescent and clear, turquoise waters never fail to impress.
Taronga Zoo houses more than 4,000 animals from various exotic and native species, including gorillas, tigers, leopards, chimpanzees, giraffes, Australian sea lions, kangaroos and koalas. Once you’ve been up close with the animals, experience the wildlife from a new perspective by tackling the treetop Wild Ropes – more than 60 high rope challenges over four courses, including zip-lines, rope climbs and suspended bridges.
The cobbled streets of The Rocks sprawl out to the western side of Circular Quay and beneath the imposing steel arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Rocks Markets are held every Saturday and Sunday and provide a fantastic opportunity to shop for uniquely Australian gifts and one-of-a-kind souvenirs. The pubs in The Rocks are some of the oldest in Sydney. Start your bar crawl at The Australian Heritage Hotel, built in 1824, and take your pick from an all-Australian beer and wine list.
SYDNEY CUP 2017
College football returns to Sydney after the success of the 2016 game between Cal and Hawaii. This year’s game features the Stanford Cardinal against the Rice Owls in the kick-off to their 2017 college football season at Allianz Stadium on Sunday, August 27.
U.S. travelers will enjoy Australian culture and explore Sydney leading up to the game, while still experiencing your pregame rituals oversees. LEARN MORE
The New South Wales (NSW) Government Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall, is thrilled to have College Football action returning to Sydney in what will be an action-packed afternoon and a boost to the local economy.
Destination NSW is the lead government agency for the New South Wales (NSW) tourism and major events sectors. LEARN MORE