Sights & Attractions in Sydney

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Name Category Location
 
Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool
This heated saltwater 8-lane swimming pool overlooking the navy...
Sports Venues The Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens
 
Argyle Cut
Argyle Street, which links Argyle Place and George Street, is...
Historic Districts / Sites The Rocks
 
Argyle Place
With all the traditional requirements of an English green—a pub...
Houses / Mansions The Rocks
 
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Apart from Canberra's National Gallery, this is the best place...
Museum Village Domain and Macquarie Street
 
Australian Museum
The strength of this natural-history museum, a well-respected...
Museums / Galleries Sydney City Center
 
Australian National Maritime Museum
The six galleries of this soaring, futuristic building tell the...
Museums / Galleries Darling Harbour
 
Cadman's Cottage
Sydney's oldest building, completed in 1816, has a history that...
Historic Districts / Sites The Rocks
 
Campbell's Cove
Robert Campbell was a Scottish merchant who is sometimes referred...
Nautical Sites The Rocks
 
Centennial Park
More than 500 acres of palm-lined avenues, groves of Moreton...
Parks The Eastern Suburbs
 
Chinatown
Bounded by the Entertainment Centre, George Street, Goulburn...
Neighborhoods / Streets Darling Harbour
 
Cockle Bay Wharf
Fueling Sydney's addiction to fine food, most of this sprawling...
Marinas / Piers Darling Harbour
 
Customs House
The last surviving example of the elegant sandstone buildings...
Government Buildings The Rocks
 
Dawes Point Park
The wonderful views of the harbor (and since the 1930s, the Harbour...
Viewpoints The Rocks
 
Elizabeth Bay
Much of this densely populated but still-charming harborside...
Neighborhoods / Streets The Eastern Suburbs
 
Farm Cove
The original convict-settlers established their first gardens...
Houses / Mansions Sydney
 
Featherdale Wildlife Park
This is the place to see kangaroos, dingoes, wallabies, and echidnas...
Zoos / Aquariums Greater Sydney
 
Fort Denison
For a brief time in the early days of the colony, convicts who...
Islands Sydney
 
Garden Island
Although it's still known as an "island," this promontory was...
Military Sites Sydney
 
Garden Palace Gates
These gates are all that remain of the Garden Palace, a massive...
Memorials / Monuments Domain and Macquarie Street
 
Harry's Café de Wheels
The attraction of this all-day dockyard food stall is not so...
Restaurants The Eastern Suburbs
 
Holy Trinity Garrison Church
Every morning, redcoats would march to this 1840 Argyle Place...
Religious Sites The Rocks
 
Hyde Park
Declared public land by Governor Phillip in 1792 and used for...
Parks Sydney City Center
 
Hyde Park Barracks
Before Governor Macquarie arrived, convicts were left to roam...
Jails Domain and Macquarie Street
 
Kirribilli
Residences in this attractive suburb opposite the city and Opera...
Neighborhoods / Streets Sydney
 
Koala Park Sanctuary
At this private park in Sydney's northern outskirts you can feed...
Zoos / Aquariums Greater Sydney
 
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Nature hikes here lead past rock engravings and paintings by...
Parks Greater Sydney
 
Lands Department
The figures occupying the niches at the corners of this 1890...
Government Buildings Domain and Macquarie Street
 
LG IMAX Theatre
Both in size and impact, this eight-story-tall movie screen is...
Arts / Performance Venues Darling Harbour
 
Lower Fort Street
At one time the handsome Georgian houses along this street, originally...
Neighborhoods / Streets The Rocks
 
Martin Place
Sydney's largest pedestrian precinct, flanked by banks, offices...
Commercial Districts Sydney City Center
 
Middle Harbour
Except for the yachts moored in the sandy coves, the upper reaches...
Bodies of Water Sydney
 
Middle Head
Despite its benign appearance today, Sydney Harbour once bristled...
Military Sites Sydney
 
Mrs. Macquarie's Chair
During the early 1800s, Elizabeth Macquarie often sat on the...
Memorials / Monuments The Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens
 
Mrs. Macquarie's Point
The inspiring views from this point combine with the shady lawns...
Viewpoints The Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens
 
Museum of Contemporary Art
This ponderous art deco building houses one of Australia's most...
Museums / Galleries The Rocks
 
Museum of Sydney
This museum built on the site of the original Government House...
Museums / Galleries Domain and Macquarie Street
 
Nurses Walk
Cutting across the site of the colony's first hospital, Nurses...
Historic Districts / Sites The Rocks
 
Observatory Hill
The city's highest point, at 145 feet, was known originally as...
Viewpoints The Rocks
 
Overseas Passenger Terminal
Busy Circular Quay West is dominated by this multilevel steel-and-glass...
Viewpoints The Rocks
 
Paddington
Most of this suburb's elegant two-story terrace houses were built...
Historic Districts / Sites The Eastern Suburbs
 
Parramatta
This bustling satellite city 26 km (16 mi) west of Sydney is...
Towns Greater Sydney
 
Powerhouse Museum
Learning the principles of science is a painless process with...
Museums / Galleries Darling Harbour
 
Pyrmont Bridge
Dating from 1902, this is the world's oldest electrically operated...
Bridges / Tunnels Darling Harbour
 
Quarantine Station
From the 1830s onward, ship passengers who arrived with contagious...
Neighborhoods / Streets Sydney
 
Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
Originally the city's produce market, this huge 1898 sandstone...
Stores / Malls Sydney City Center
 
Rose Bay
This large bay, the biggest of Sydney Harbour's 66 bays, was...
Transportation Sites Sydney
 
Royal Botanic Gardens
More than 80 acres of sweeping green lawns, groves of indigenous...
Gardens / Arboretums The Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens
 
Royal National Park
Established in 1879 on the coast south of Sydney, the Royal has...
Parks Greater Sydney
 
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
The larger and more modern of Sydney's public aquariums presents...
Zoos / Aquariums Darling Harbour
 
Shadforth Street
Built at about the same time as Elizabeth Bay House, the tiny...
Historic Districts / Sites The Eastern Suburbs
 
St. Andrew's Cathedral
The foundation stone for Sydney's Gothic Revival Anglican cathedral—the...
Religious Sites Sydney City Center
 
St. James' Church
Begun in 1819, the colonial Georgian–style St. James' is the...
Religious Sites Domain and Macquarie Street
 
St. Mary's Cathedral
The first St. Mary's was built here in 1821, but fire destroyed...
Religious Sites Sydney City Center
 
State Library of New South Wales
This large complex is based around the Mitchell and Dixson libraries...
Libraries Domain and Macquarie Street
 
State Parliament House
The simple facade and shady verandas of this Greenway-designed...
Government Buildings Domain and Macquarie Street
 
Suez Canal
So narrow that two people can't walk abreast, this alley acquired...
Neighborhoods / Streets The Rocks
 
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Providing artistic development for talented young musicians...
Educational Institutions Domain and Macquarie Street
 
Sydney Cove
Bennelong Point and the Sydney Opera House to the east and Circular...
Nautical Sites Sydney
 
Sydney Fish Market
Second in size only to Tokyo's giant Tsukiji fish market, Sydney's...
Markets / Bazaars Darling Harbour
 
Sydney Harbour Bridge
There are several ways to experience the bridge and its spectacular...
Viewpoints The Rocks
 
Sydney Harbour National Park
This massive park is made up of 958 acres of separate foreshores...
Parks Sydney
 
Sydney Hospital
Completed in 1894 to replace the main Rum Hospital building which...
Hospitals Domain and Macquarie Street
 
Sydney Jewish Museum
Artifacts, interactive displays, and audiovisual displays chronicle...
Museums / Galleries The Eastern Suburbs
 
Sydney Observatory
Originally a signaling station for communicating with ships anchored...
Observatories / Planetariums The Rocks
 
Sydney Olympic Park
The center of the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games lies 14 km...
Sports Venues Greater Sydney
 
Sydney Opera House
Sydney's most famous landmark (listed as a World Heritage site...
Arts / Performance Venues The Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens
 
Sydney Tower
Short of taking a scenic flight, a visit to the top of this 309-meter...
Viewpoints Sydney City Center
 
Sydney Town Hall
Sydney's most ornate Victorian building—an elaborate sandstone...
Government Buildings Sydney City Center
 
Sydney Visitor Centre at the Rocks
Known as The Rocks Centre, this ultramodern space is packed with...
Information Centers The Rocks
 
Taronga Zoo
Sydney's zoo, in a natural bush area on the harbor's north shore...
Zoos / Aquariums Sydney
 
Upper George Street
The restored warehouses and Victorian terrace houses that line...
Neighborhoods / Streets The Rocks
 
Vaucluse
The palatial homes in this glamorous harbor suburb provide a...
Towns Sydney
 
Victoria Barracks
If you're curious about the Australian military, you'll enjoy...
Military Sites The Eastern Suburbs
 
Watsons Bay
Established as a military base and fishing settlement in the...
Towns Sydney
 
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
This new Sydney attraction brings 6,000 native Australian animals...
Zoos / Aquariums Darling Harbour
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