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As Australia's largest city and home to the iconic Opera House, it's no wonder Sydney is often mistaken as the country's capital. Whether you're into history, nature, fashion or food, this city has it all.

Many of Sydney's most popular attractions are in the compact downtown area, including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and countless restaurants and shops. There's also a large selection of museums and galleries like The Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Sydney, and the Australian National Maritime Museum. And for some fresh air, be sure to visit both the Royal Botanic Garden and the Victorian-style Centennial Park.

On the way out to the Eastern Suburbs, you'll find the world-famous Bondi Beach, frequented by surfers and swimmers alike for its big, warm waves. Another main attraction is Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, offering panoramic views over Sydney from its West Head lookout point. Then check out some Aboriginal rock paintings and cave art at any one of +800 well-preserved archaeological sites.

Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport is about 5 miles south of the city and can be reached easily by train, bus, and taxi.


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From $154 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency AUD 10 = $6.45
Language English
Average weekend price $161 per night
Average weekday price $155 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Sydney is an exciting g place to visit, so much to see and...

September 27, 2023

Sydney is an exciting g place to visit, so much to see and do. Obviously very busy and full of visitors but it’s not difficult to find places that are quieter, away from the crowds. Trips on the ferries are a cheap and easy way to get around and see the city from a different perspective.


So much to see and do in Sydney and not enough time.

September 26, 2023

So much to see and do in Sydney and not enough time. Beautiful gardens, great beaches, great restaurants, lots of sightseeing and friendly people. We managed to eat at quite a few great restaurants, walked around Bondi beach, traveled to Manly beach by ferry, climbed the harbour bridge, went to the Rocks market, walked around Hyde park, went to a cat cafe and did some shopping in the five days we were there.

Siew Australia

As far as cities go, it was not as busy as we expected it to...

September 26, 2023

As far as cities go, it was not as busy as we expected it to be. Circular Quay, The Rocks and Darling Harbour did not disappoint. What was outstanding was the public transport. Never waited longer than a couple of minutes and it was so clean. Best way to get around for sure!

Marcel Australia

We stayed in the suburb Barangaroo which I found to be very...

September 25, 2023

We stayed in the suburb Barangaroo which I found to be very central to all the tourist attractions we had planned. It's also within walking distance to almost everything, including the Lyric theatre if you are heading to Sydney to watch a show. The hotel was also only 1 block away from the waterfront where there are a heap of dining options. We booked a 3 entry ticket which got us into Madame Tussauds, Sealife and the rooftop Zoo next door - this was a good deal. We had a blast at Madame Tussauds and the Aquarium. The zoo was different to any I've exprienced because the animals are so close to you. They only take maybe 45 minutes to an hour each to go through. I highly recommend the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb if you have time. The views are amazing and the guides give you interesting facts about Sydneys history as well as the history of the bridge. Taronga Zoo is also a must - seeing an array of animals with the ocean and city backdrop is a Sydney must do.

Samantha Australia

We stayed at Darling Harbour,Pyrmont,easy to get to...

September 24, 2023

We stayed at Darling Harbour,Pyrmont,easy to get to everything Light Rail,Ferry,Walking distance to Fish Market,Casino,Coles, across the bridge to Central City walking distance to everything or use the light rail,,malls everywhere,,lots of people,,get out early to avoid the thousands,visted Manly on the fast Ferry well worth the visit.

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Sydney is a great place to visit.

September 22, 2023

Sydney is a great place to visit. There are a lot of attractions just in the CBD (central business district) alone. It is a 'walkable' city with a lot of footpaths and extensive public transport options. The views especially along the coast/quay are splendid. There are also a lot of eateries scattered around town, some more famous and easier to get to than others. Also a lot of places for shopping. There are a lot of other attractions outside of CBD, of course. Most of these are accessible via public transport, which is very reliable. But because Sydney is big, some journey may take a long time, and will need prior planning.

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