Both domestically and abroad, when someone attempts to conjure up an image of “Australia” they are likely to come up only a few possible destinations that immediately spring to mind – and Sydney is nearly guaranteed to be one of them. Much more than just a bustling metropolis, Sydney is one of the beautiful harbour cities of the world, blending urban development with quality beaches, interspersed with greenery and plenty of things to see and do of both the natural and man-made varieties. It’s Australia’s flagship city, and an ideal starting point for any Aussie travel adventure.
Without a doubt the city’s trademark calling card due to its combination of vibrant layout and distinctive icons, Sydney‘s world-renowned harbour is packed full of famous landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison, and perhaps above all, the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House. It’s a place even locals can visit multiple times and still come away with a feeling of energy and vibrance as the unique buildings couple with an active foreshore and array of family-friendly attractions to form a wonderful central hub from which everything else springs.
As a city, Sydney combines the best of a truly cosmopolitan urban lifestyle with the atmosphere of a relaxed and laid-back beach culture. As could be expected from a city of its size, Sydney offers a huge array of things to do for people of all tastes and temperaments – its location alongside the ocean means Sydney provides plenty of chances for water-focused activities, while also offering a vast array of cultural, historical, shopping and dining opportunities as well. Find out more information in our popular Sydney travel articles below.
Sydney Must See Landmarks
As one of the most unique cities in the world, Sydney not only offers diversity in experiences but a host of unique architecture and buildings that make for a distinctive cityscape. From churches, to towers, to wonderfully landscape parks and - perhaps most famous of all - its beautiful harbour, there are plenty of sights to see that make for a great backdrop for a travel photo. In this list, we detail 10 must-see landmarks in Sydney and its outskirts that can be visited on a standard itinerary while exploring the city. Get your camera and Instagram accounts ready!
Top 10 Things to do Sydney
Sydney's got such a wealth of things to see and do that narrowing down a Top 10 list is going to be a painstaking exercise with a healthy dose of subjectivity thrown in. That said, we've done our best to narrow down 10 absolutely essential experiences in Sydney (and surrounding regions) to have the widest possible appeal to most travellers. With a mixture of natural, cultural, tourist sites and landmarks, if you only do ten things during your trip to Sydney, make sure each of these items are on your list!
Sydney vs. Melbourne
It’s the ultimate question in Australian east coast travel and living – Sydney or Melbourne, which is better for me? While the answer will differ for each person, both of these Aussie urban giants have pluses and minuses that may not be obvious to the first-time visitor. Here, you'll find a detailed breakdown of the good and bad points of each city in our comprehensive Sydney vs. Melbourne guide including a range of factors such as price, transport, things to do and more - and be able to make the difficult decision for yourself! Read more >>
Sydney in a Day
Visiting Sydney for a quick trip and not sure what things are must-sees and what to leave for next time? We’ve got you covered! With some hot tips on the essential locations for anyone pressed for time in this beautiful city, our Sydney in a Day guide will ensure you don’t leave disappointed. Find a comprehensive schedule featuring eleven things for the quick traveller to do to get a true taste of Sydney’s mesmerizing charm from day to dusk. This simple guide is aimed at giving both first-time visitors to Sydney and those from abroad the best 1-day experience possible. Read more >>
With so many great sights and activities on offer in Sydney and its surrounding areas, narrowing a list down to just a select few can be a difficult task. Let us take the stress out of your planning by following one of our suggested Sydney itineraries for people looking to stay for lengths of 2, 3, 4 and 5 days. In this guide, find a detailed list of our favourite things to see and do in Australia’s most famous city for multi-day stays, with highlights that include the natural, man-made, and internationally renowned. Read more >>
Sydney with Kids
Travelling with children and keeping them entertained has never been easier than in Sydney! In this guide, we offer various articles that break down what we feel are some of the best - and best value - attractions in one of Australia’s most popular cities. There’s plenty on offer in Australia's largest urban hub that will appeal to both the children and the grown ups. Take a trip to Sydney’s famous zoos or aquariums, or enjoy a day out at one of Australia’s most favourite beaches and more; the choice is yours. Read more >>