Sights & Attractions in Sydney

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Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool
This heated saltwater 8-lane swimming pool...
Sports Venues The Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens
 
Argyle Cut
Argyle Street, which links Argyle Place and...
Historic Districts / Sites The Rocks
 
Argyle Place
With all the traditional requirements of an...
Houses / Mansions The Rocks
 
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Apart from Canberra's National Gallery, this is...
Museum Village Domain and Macquarie Street
 
Australian Museum
The strength of this natural-history museum, a...
Museums / Galleries Sydney City Center
 
Australian National Maritime Museum
The six galleries of this soaring, futuristic...
Museums / Galleries Darling Harbour
 
Balmoral Beach
This 800-yard-long, rarely crowded beach—among...
Beaches Inside the Harbor
 
Bondi Beach
Wide, wonderful Bondi (pronounced bon-dye) is the...
Beaches South of the Harbor
 
Bronte
If you want an ocean beach that's close to the...
Beaches South of the Harbor
 
Cadman's Cottage
Sydney's oldest building, completed in 1816,...
Historic Districts / Sites The Rocks
 
Camp Cove
Just inside South Head, this crescent beach is...
Beaches Inside the Harbor
 
Campbell's Cove
Robert Campbell was a Scottish merchant who is...
Nautical Sites The Rocks
 
Centennial Park
More than 500 acres of palm-lined avenues,...
Parks Inner City and the Eastern Suburbs
 
Chinatown
Bounded by the Entertainment Centre, George...
Neighborhoods / Streets Darling Harbour
 
Chinese Garden of Friendship
Chinese prospectors came to the Australian...
Gardens / Arboretums Darling Harbour
 
Clovelly
Even on the roughest day it's safe to swim at the...
Beaches South of the Harbor
 
Cockle Bay Wharf
Fueling Sydney's addiction to fine food, most of...
Marinas / Piers Darling Harbour
 
Coogee
A reef protects this lively beach (pronounced...
Beaches South of the Harbor
 
Customs House
The last surviving example of the elegant...
Government Buildings The Rocks
 
Dawes Point Park
The wonderful views of the harbor (and since the...
Viewpoints The Rocks
 
Dee Why–Long Reef
Separated from Dee Why by a narrow channel, Long...
Beaches North of the Harbor
 
Elizabeth Bay
Much of this densely populated but still-charming...
Neighborhoods / Streets Inner City and the Eastern Suburbs
 
Farm Cove
The original convict-settlers established their...
Houses / Mansions Sydney Harbour
 
Featherdale Wildlife Park
This is the place to see kangaroos, dingoes,...
Zoos / Aquariums Greater Sydney
 
Fort Denison
For a brief time in the early days of the colony,...
Islands Sydney Harbour
 
Garden Island
Although it's still known as an "island," this...
Military Sites Sydney Harbour
 
Garden Palace Gates
These gates are all that remain of the Garden...
Memorials / Monuments Domain and Macquarie Street
 
Harry's Café de Wheels
The attraction of this all-day dockyard food...
Restaurants Inner City and the Eastern Suburbs
 
Holy Trinity Garrison Church
Every morning, redcoats would march to this 1840...
Religious Sites The Rocks
 
Hyde Park
Declared public land by Governor Phillip in 1792...
Parks Sydney City Center
 
Hyde Park Barracks
Before Governor Macquarie arrived, convicts were...
Jails Domain and Macquarie Street
 
Kirribilli
Residences in this attractive suburb opposite the...
Neighborhoods / Streets Sydney Harbour
 
Koala Park Sanctuary
At this private park in Sydney's northern...
Zoos / Aquariums Greater Sydney
 
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Nature hikes here lead past rock engravings and...
Parks Greater Sydney
 
Lady Jane
Officially called Lady Bay, Lady Jane is the most...
Beaches Inside the Harbor
 
Lands Department
The figures occupying the niches at the...
Government Buildings Domain and Macquarie Street
 
LG IMAX Theatre
Both in size and impact, this eight-story-tall...
Arts / Performance Venues Darling Harbour
 
Lower Fort Street
At one time the handsome Georgian houses along...
Neighborhoods / Streets The Rocks
 
Madame Tussauds Sydney
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, songstress Kylie...
Museums / Galleries Darling Harbour
 
Manly Beach
The Bondi Beach of the north shore, Manly...
Beaches North of the Harbor
 
Martin Place
Sydney's largest pedestrian precinct, flanked by...
Commercial Districts Sydney City Center
 
Middle Harbour
Except for the yachts moored in the sandy coves,...
Bodies of Water Sydney Harbour
 
Middle Head
Despite its benign appearance today, Sydney...
Military Sites Sydney Harbour
 
Mrs. Macquarie's Chair
During the early 1800s, Elizabeth Macquarie often...
Memorials / Monuments The Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens
 
Mrs. Macquarie's Point
The inspiring views from this point, to the...
Viewpoints The Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens
 
Museum of Contemporary Art
This ponderous art deco building houses one of...
Museums / Galleries The Rocks
 
Museum of Sydney
This museum built on the site of the original...
Museums / Galleries Domain and Macquarie Street
 
Nielsen Park
By Sydney standards, this beach at the end of the...
Beaches Inside the Harbor
 
Nurses Walk
Cutting across the site of the colony's first...
Historic Districts / Sites The Rocks
 
Observatory Hill
The city's highest point, at 145 feet, was known...
Viewpoints The Rocks
 
Overseas Passenger Terminal
Busy Circular Quay West is dominated by this...
Viewpoints The Rocks
 
Paddington
Most of this suburb's elegant two-story terrace...
Historic Districts / Sites Inner City and the Eastern Suburbs
 
Palm Beach
The golden sands of Palm Beach glitter as much as...
Beaches North of the Harbor
 
Parramatta
This bustling satellite city 26 km (16 miles)...
Towns Greater Sydney
 
Powerhouse Museum
Learning the principles of science is a painless...
Museums / Galleries Darling Harbour
 
Pyrmont Bridge
Dating from 1902, this is the world's oldest...
Bridges / Tunnels Darling Harbour
 
Quarantine Station
From the 1830s onward, ship passengers who...
Neighborhoods / Streets Sydney Harbour
 
Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
Originally the city's produce market, this huge...
Stores / Malls Sydney City Center
 
Rose Bay
This large bay, the biggest of Sydney...
Transportation Sites Sydney Harbour
 
Royal Botanic Gardens
More than 80 acres of sweeping green lawns,...
Gardens / Arboretums The Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens
 
Royal National Park
Established in 1879 on the coast south of Sydney,...
Parks Greater Sydney
 
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
Bay of Rays and Shark Valley are among 14 new...
Zoos / Aquariums Darling Harbour
 
Shadforth Street
Built at about the same time as Elizabeth Bay...
Historic Districts / Sites Inner City and the Eastern Suburbs
 
St. Andrew's Cathedral
The foundation stone for Sydney's Gothic Revival...
Religious Sites Sydney City Center
 
St. James' Church
Begun in 1819, the colonial Georgian–style St....
Religious Sites Domain and Macquarie Street
 
St. Mary's Cathedral
The first St. Mary's was built here in 1821, but...
Religious Sites Sydney City Center
 
State Library of New South Wales
This large complex is based around the Mitchell...
Libraries Domain and Macquarie Street
 
State Parliament House
The simple facade and shady verandas of this...
Government Buildings Domain and Macquarie Street
 
Suez Canal
So narrow that two people can't walk abreast,...
Neighborhoods / Streets The Rocks
 
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Providing artistic development for talented young...
Educational Institutions Domain and Macquarie Street
 
Sydney Cove
Bennelong Point and the Sydney Opera House to the...
Nautical Sites Sydney Harbour
 
Sydney Fish Market
Second in size only to Tokyo's giant Tsukiji fish...
Markets / Bazaars Darling Harbour
 
Sydney Harbour Bridge
There are several ways to experience the bridge...
Viewpoints The Rocks
 
Sydney Harbour National Park
This massive park is made up of 958 acres of...
Parks Sydney Harbour
 
Sydney Hospital
Completed in 1894 to replace the main Rum...
Hospitals Domain and Macquarie Street
 
Sydney Jewish Museum
Artifacts, interactive displays, and audiovisual...
Museums / Galleries Inner City and the Eastern Suburbs
 
Sydney Observatory
Originally a signaling station for communicating...
Observatories / Planetariums The Rocks
 
Sydney Olympic Park
The center of the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic...
Sports Venues Greater Sydney
 
Sydney Opera House
Sydney's most famous landmark (listed as a World...
Arts / Performance Venues The Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens
 
Sydney Tower
Short of taking a scenic flight, a visit to the...
Viewpoints Sydney City Center
 
Sydney Town Hall
Sydney's most ornate Victorian building—an...
Government Buildings Sydney City Center
 
Sydney Visitor Centre at the Rocks
Known as The Rocks Centre, this ultramodern...
Information Centers The Rocks
 
Tamarama
This small, fashionable beach—aka...
Beaches South of the Harbor
 
Taronga Zoo
Sydney's zoo, in a natural bush area on the...
Zoos / Aquariums Sydney Harbour
 
Upper George Street
The restored warehouses and Victorian terrace...
Neighborhoods / Streets The Rocks
 
Vaucluse
The palatial homes in this glamorous harbor...
Towns Sydney Harbour
 
Victoria Barracks
If you're curious about the Australian military,...
Military Sites Inner City and the Eastern Suburbs
 
Watsons Bay
Established as a military base and fishing...
Towns Sydney Harbour
 
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
This recently-renamed Sydney attraction brings...
Zoos / Aquariums Darling Harbour

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