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Sydney Travel Guide


Sydney MapOf all destinations, Sydney is probably the most internationally recognised Australian city and one of the great harbour cities of the world, with Darling Harbour full of famous landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and more.

Sydney combines the best of a truly cosmopolitan urban lifestyle with the atmosphere of a relaxed and laid back beach culture. As can 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 chances for water-focused activities like jet boating, cruises on the harbour, and simple beach-going while also offering great shopping and dining as well.

If you're looking to pay a visit to Australia's largest and most famous city, be sure to check out our travel guides below for everything you ever wanted to know about visiting our international flagship destination, Sydney.


Australia's largest city is also one of the world's most visited, and is a beautiful attraction in and of itself. Why take your holiday in New South Wales' capital over somewhere else? Find out here.

Top Things to Do

Planning a visit to Sydney for the first time? Here are 10 can't miss experiences everyone must do!


Visiting Sydney for the first time and not sure what to do? Check out our detailed itineraries for stays of 2, 3, 4 and 5 days.

7 Things You Didn't Know

While it may be one of Australia's most famous holiday spots, here are 7 things you DIDN'T know about Sydney & surrounds.

Best Restaurants

Sydney boasts hundreds of restaurants both on by is famous harbour and further inland. Here are the best of the best!

Best Time to Visit

While Sydney is great to visit all year round, which is the absolute best time for a trip? Find out in detail here.

Sydney In Pictures

Some incredible architecture, a ton of famous landmarks and one of the world's best harbours - view our Sydney image gallery here.


Two of Australia's largest and brightest cities, one choice: in this battle of the titans of Aussie cities, we look at a detailed breakdown of Sydney vs. Melbourne - which is better, and why, with scores for landmarks, traffic and more.

Beaches Guide

Sydney has wonderful beaches for a capital city - here we go beyond Bondi to show you the best of the bunch for families.


Shoppers will be in their element when paying a visit to Sydney - we break down all the best places to grab a bargain here.

Must See Sydney

Sydney is full of iconic landmarks both natural and man-made; here are the top 10 you shouldn't miss seeing!

Sydney in a Day

Looking to see the best in Sydney but only have one day to do it? We show you how you can do it right here.

Nightclubs Guide

Looking to party while in Sydney? We outline all the top nightclubs on in the city for each age group here.

Rainy Days

Sydney's got great weather for a capital city, but what is there to do when the sky opens? Find out here.


As one of Australia's top spots for families to holiday, ensure you get the most out of your trip to Sydney with our detailed "With Kids" guide featuring top kids attractions, best family beaches and more.

Venturing outside the city into other popular areas of New South Wales is also a greatly entertaining experience, with natural highlights such as the geological wonders of the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves or the popular wine-tasting region and many vineyards of the Hunter Valley. In terms of man-made attractions, Sydney also has a wide variety of options, with Sydney Tower serving as an obvious starting point from which to get both great views and your bearings and orientation around the city before heading to like the likes of Sydney Aquarium, Taronga Zoo or the brand new Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

In all, the activities in and around Sydney which are available are almost too numerous to mention - but rest assured that whatever your interests, Sydney will be able to give you an unparalleled experience and serve as a reminder as to why it is Australia's flagship city.

For more information on Sydney including Weather, Shopping, How to Get There and more, navigate through our detailed guide pages above to visit the appropriate section.