Enjoy a cocktail on Sydney Harbour. Photo: Anson Smart
Where is Sydney?

Welcome to Sydney

Welcome to Sydney, one of the most beautiful harbor cities in the world. This must-see holiday destination will captivate you from the very beginning with its stunning skyline, Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The Harbour Bridge is affectionately known as the coat hanger because of its massive arch shape, while the Opera House has billowing white sails on the waters-edge. 

I promise you that Sydney is like no other city in the world. And the locals are a diverse bunch, representing cultures from all over the world. We're also friendly and know how to show our visitors how to enjoy this great city.  

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I recommend having a game-plan because there are so many things to do in Sydney. To help cut through the confusion, download a trip planner Sydney itinerary so you can plan your holiday.  An absolute must-do is to see Sydney's stunning harbour from from various vantage points.

To get you started on holiday planning, below are a few recommendations.

Take a bike ride around Mrs Macquarie's Chair by the harbourTake a bike ride around the Botanic Gardens.
Photo: Tourism Australia

  • Do a Bridgeclimb where you climb to the very top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and get 360 degree views like never before.
  • Take a harbour cruise or go sailing so you can really experience this beautiful harbour.
  • Enjoy a picnic or a walk around the Botanical Gardens which is beside the Sydney Opera House.
  • Experience Sydney's beautiful beaches. The choices include the world-renowned Bondi Beach, or north of the city is Manly, Palm Beach or Balmoral. 
  • Walk one of the coastal trails such as the Bondi to Coogee walk, or the Manly to Spit walk.
  • Explore the historic and charming Rocks area, which is filled with cafes, restaurants, vintage pubs, shops and artisan markets.
Enjoy the Manly to Spit walk.
Photo: Tourism Australia 
People enjoying the Handa Opera on Sydney HarbourHanda Opera on Sydney Harbour.
Photo: Opera Australia

  • Enjoy the many museums, galleries, festivals, concerts, and sporting events on offer.
  • Get friendly with the animals at Taronga ZooSydney Aquarium or Wild Life Sydney.
  • Dine at one of the harbourside restaurants such as Aria Sydney or Café Sydney or Bennelong at the Opera House.  You'll be served up the best views and dishes all at once.
  • Enjoy world class shopping in the Queen Victoria Building, Westfield Pitt St, Oxford Street, Paddington, and beyond.
Whether you’re looking to relax or squeeze in as much as possible, Sydney will leave you wanting more. Australia Trip Planner will help you plan the perfect holiday in Sydney. Download your trip planner Sydney itinerary today.