Top reasons to visit:

  • Shopping (6334)
  • Sightseeing (4835)
  • Food (3295)
  • Beach (2622)
  • Harbor (1757)
  • Restaurants (1729)
  • Entertainment (1627)
  • Nightlife (1299)
  • Opera (1235)
  • City Trip (1075)

Sydney was highly rated for sightseeing by 173 guests from the United States!

Looking for fun and unique tips from travelers who know Sydney?

How can you enjoy the sights in Sydney while avoiding the crowds?

Cathie
Cathie, Australia

27 days ago Report

By staying at Bondi Junction the convenience of Meriton apartments give you the best of both world. The ease to travel to the city and beach giving a good mix of sightseeing and beach holiday.
By being in Bondi Junction there are excellent choices of local restaurants and easy shopping to cook in your own apartments.

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Sydney.

Janice
Janice, Australia

22 days ago Report

There are great factory outlets in Surry hills or catch a train ti Green Square for more shopping outlets

What was the most entertaining thing you saw in Sydney?

Jennifer
Jennifer, Australia

14 days ago Report

being part of the audience at reality TV show X Factor. Fantastic experience to see behind the scenes but need to be aware of how much time it takes!

Why do you recommend Sydney for food?

Anonymous, Unknown location

5 days ago Report

Darling Harbour

Is there more to shopping in Sydney than just brand-name stores?

graeme
graeme, The United Kingdom

18 days ago Report

Newtown and specifically My Refinery pre loved designer wear. Owner was fantastic (shop only opened the day before our visit) and her stock was fabulous. Bought my daughters a leather biker jacket and a colab h&m Alexandra wang dress, both as new and with tags - fantastic quality! Go, you will find some real quality at bargain prices

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Janice
Janice, Australia

22 days ago Report

china town has upmarket or casual dining or hop in a cab 5min drive to Surry hills for some great eating spots and local pub food use the free shuttle bus to get to the Rocks
  • Convenient Public Transportation 483 endorsements
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Was it cheap, fast, or easy to use? What made it so simple to get around in Sydney?

Anonymous, Unknown location

5 days ago Report

Weekly train ticket is probably the cheaper option if you want to venture further afield than the CBD. However it is rather expensive and cost $84 for the weekly ticket, but this still was the cheaper option for us as we were visiting lots of places and we were only there for 4 days, so gave our ticket away to some others at the airport. The cost of staying in a hotel in the CBD was expensive as well. Wouldn't stay and dine in the CBD again because of the cost. We had dinner at one of the Circular Quay restaurants 'the Sydney Oyster Cove' and being a coeliac was excited to see gluten free on the menu, however my meal wasn't gluten free when it arrived just ruined the dining experience, especially considering the cost of the food and drinks.

The beach means different things to different people. What did the beach in Sydney mean to you?

Natalie
Natalie, Australia

29 days ago Report

To me, the beach means lifestyle. If I could live any lifestyle it would definitely be a beach-y kind of lifestyle. For me that means relaxation and luxury, comfort and feeling right at home and having the view of Bondi Beach. The beaches aren't just great for swimming in!

What effect did the scenery in Sydney have on you?

Nigel
Nigel, Australia

28 days ago Report

Sydney Harbour is one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. Breathtaking with a brilliant blue sky and moody on the few occasions there are clouds. The walks around the harbour are clean and give amazing views.

What's an enjoyable thing to do before the Opera in Sydney?

Brittany
Brittany, Australia

12 days ago Report

Grab a bite to eat in Circular Quay and sit on the benches that overlook the harbor and the opera house.

What makes the people from Sydney so friendly? Tell us your story.

Joseph
Joseph, Australia

4 days ago Report

The Rocks Markets have some great buys. Darling Harbour has a great retail area as well as all the regular shopping areas in the city and Paddy's Markets have some interesting bargains.

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in Sydney?

Anonymous, Unknown location

25 days ago Report

Unfortunately there are many shifty people in inner Sydney. Always lock ALL i.d, things of value etc in the hotel safe and you will be fine...
  • Culturally Diverse Food 677 endorsements
  • 17 answers

What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food Sydney has to offer?

Natalie
Natalie, Australia

29 days ago Report

Try every restaurant possible! Do some research on top rated restaurants that suit your taste and what you like, try something new, try a new cuisine that that you have never had before! Come up with a list and go on a food adventure! There is a lot of choice here in Sydney, make the most of it and enjoy what it has to offer!

Did the theater performances in Sydney live up to their reputation?

Kym
Kym, Australia

11 days ago Report

Went to Strictly Ballroom and thought it was fantastic well worth the weekend trip down to sydney

Why is the atmosphere in Sydney something people rave about?

Natalie
Natalie, Australia

29 days ago Report

The atmosphere is fun, that is the best way to put it. The nightlife is amazing, the city and everywhere you go is so alive!! There is always something to do, you have so much choice! I moved to Sydney for the lifestyle and the atmosphere!

What makes Sydney one of those classic city-trip experiences?

Felicity
Felicity, Australia

15 days ago Report

Every thing is near by and the on/off bus is very good. Lots can be seen on foot.

Why do people say Sydney can be seen best by foot?

Simon
Simon, New Zealand

28 days ago Report

Wide public areas and paths, so that one never feels overcrowded. CBD is compact.
Gardens are beautiful and spread along the CBD. One significant disadvantage: too many beggars and vagrants - surely not necessary in a wealthy city.

What is it in Sydney that makes history come to life?

Claudia
Claudia, Australia

6 days ago Report

The Rocks are a wonderful example of how gentrification should work: preserve the old, create a link between the present and the past, communicate history and offer modern facilities and services.

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Sydney.

Natalie
Natalie, Australia

29 days ago Report

Every moment I have spent in Sydney has been relaxing, whether it be going out shopping, staying in the hotel, walking around the city or on the beaches and eating, its great! Always relaxing!

What made the beach in Sydney unforgettable?

Geoff
Geoff, Australia

25 days ago Report

Watching the Nippers training. Seascapes, Clean sand. Surf.

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