Sydney Travel Information

Sydney Places of Interest

Sydney’s harbor is the city’s centerpiece, and there are plenty of activities to take advantage of this stunning waterway.

Don’t settle for merely driving over the Harbour Bridge. The best way to experience “The Coathanger” is by climbing to the top with BridgeClimb. Climb any time of the day or night for a bird’s eye view of “The Harbour City.”

On most days you can see tourists snapping photos beside the famous Sydney Opera House, located in Circular Quay. To really experience this modern architectural marvel though you need to go inside. Whether you enjoy dance, music, theatre or comedy, there’ll be something at the Opera House to interest you. While you’re there, learn more about this icon with a guided tour.

Get out on The Harbour with a skippered yacht ride or adrenalin-charged jet boat experience. If you’re on a budget, get on the water with a ferry ride. Ferries to Mosman leave from Circular Quay every half hour.

Mosman is home to New South Wales’ oldest animal park, Taronga Zoo. This is the perfect opportunity to cuddle a koala or pet a kangaroo. If you’d like to see more furry locals, Sydney Wildlife World at Darling Harbour has you covered. With more than 6,000 Australian animals, this undercover wildlife park has more native creatures than anywhere else in the country.

While modern Sydney bares little resemblance to the city founded in the 1700s, the area’s Aboriginal community remembers the traditional indigenous way of life fondly. You can learn more about this unique culture on an Aboriginal heritage tour, hosted by the Royal Botanic Gardens. This guided tour will give you the chance to hear traditional music, see native dances and artifacts, and even taste “bush tucker.”

Sydney Restaurants

Like most Sydney activities, the best places to eat are by the water’s edge. As Sydney is a coastal city, you can expect the seafood to be superb. Doyle’s has been serving the city’s best fish since 1885.

From humble beginnings, this family-run business has expanded to take in Sydney’s best waterfront locations: Watson’s Bay, Circular Quay and Sydney Fish Markets. If you have a weakness for oysters try The Boathouse at Blackwattle Bay: they’re famous for serving these delightful mollusks in ten different ways.

If you’re in the mood for international fare, there’s no better place than Chinatown. The Asian precinct is home to over 60 restaurants, serving up Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese and Malaysian cuisine. Yum Cha is one of the most popular options, allowing you to pick and choose from a range of sweet and savory goodies.

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