Our harbour city is known for its laid-back lifestyle, idyllic climate with the world’s most iconic beaches, vibrant nightlife, scattered with world-class cafes and restaurants. But with over two million visitors to this bustling city every year, what’s the best way to truly experience everything on offer? Here’s the lowdown.
Must-See Tourist Attractions
Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
Take in the breathtaking views from the peak on the 1332-step Bridge Climb. With new management now onboard, watch for improved accessibility and technologies for a more interactive experience.
Sydney Opera House Tours
Don’t settle for a selfie on the steps. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of this famous landmark and uncover the stories which make the Opera House so inspiring.
The Mardi Gras is an event which can only be described as colourful and totally fabulous. The festival runs for three weeks, culminating in the famous parade on the first weekend of March.
Fun Waterside Activities
If you want to do more than laze on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, head to surf school at Bondi or Maroubra. Suitable for those with no experience or looking to improve their skills.
Sydney Harbour Kayaks
See the harbour up close via kayak, surf ski or stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). You can take an eco tour, get lessons, or rent your choice of water vehicle to go at your own pace.
Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk
Wander from Woolloomooloo around the harbour or through the Royal National Park and Blue Mountains on Sydney’s outskirts.
The 6km long hike from Bondi to Coogee features spectacular beaches, as well as some great cafe spots if you need refuelling along the way.
Make sure you opt for a pitstop at the renowned Gelato Messina for a top-notch treat.
At Darling Harbour you can find some of the best burgers in town at Harbour Bar & Kitchen, or the perfect steak at the aptly named Meat District Co. Or for something a little different, grab a quick bite at TJ Fresh Sushi in inner city Ultimo, or dine out in decadence at the Little Snail.
Finish off the night in style with cocktails at Blackbird Cafe in Cockle Bay Wharf. Mouth watering burgers, stone-fired pizza and vegan plates all served with some of the best views in town. Winner.