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 Sydney is Australia's most famous city, with the majestic Sydney Opera House, the impressive steel arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the sparkling waterways and the white sands of Bondi Beach. Beneath this glittering surface Sydney has many more enchanting layers to discover. This beautiful cosmopolitan city celebrates its cultural diversity and heritage, and passion for arts and sports. A temperate climate makes Sydney spectacular at any time of the year, and the city's friendly, casual attitude keeps visitors coming back Down Under for more!

currency

Australian Dollar (AUD)
AU$1 ~ US$0,74

phone

Emergency situations, police, ambulance, fire brigade: 000

newspaper

Sydney Morning Herald
The Australian
Daily Telegraph
Sunday Telegraph
Sun-Herald
The Australian Financial Review

hours

Most shops are open 9am to 5pm daily, with late night trading on Thursday to 9pm.

population

Over 4.5 million

info

Corner of Argyle and Playfair Street, The Rocks
Tel: +61 2 8273 0000
Open daily, 9.30am-5.30pm

website

www.sydney.com

Panoramic view of Sydney Harbour at night Steve Back; Destination NSW

The City

Sydney is Australia's largest city, home to beautiful beaches such as world-famous Bondi Beach, iconic buildings, historic landmarks, acclaimed restaurants, and a vibrant culture. From the breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour to the tranquillity of the Royal Botanic Garden, the city is a delight for everyone. If you're looking for a holiday adventure, planning a honeymoon, or searching for a fun-filled getaway, Sydney is a great destination.

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Sydney Harbour

Luna Park at Milsons Point with views to Harbour Bridge and Opera House Steve Back; Destination NSW

Top Things to Do

Sydney is home to Australia’s most iconic attractions, and incredible, unique experiences. Whether you wish to cruise in style on the blue waters of the harbour, scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge, relax on Bondi Beach, see a world-class performance in the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House, go whale watching or visit with koalas, it's all yours to enjoy in this splendid city.

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House

BridgeClimb Sydney

BridgeClimb

Captain Cook Cruises

Sydney Harbour Cruise

Tim Marshall

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo

Merlin Entertainment Group

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

AGNSW - Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

SKYWALK Sydney

Sydney Tower Eye

Sydney Harbour Tall Ships

Sydney Harbour Tall Ships

Luna Park Sydney

Luna Park

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Sydney Fish Market

Madame Tussauds Sydney

Madame Tussauds Sydney

Relaxing at Royal Botanic Gardens with views to Hardbour Bridge and Opera House Destination NSW

Do and See

From enchanting national parks and tranquil gardens to fascinating museums and beautiful beaches, there's always something to explore and see in Sydney. You'll discover world-class attractions and delight in a ferry ride on Sydney Harbour. And many of the best sightseeing activities are free - all you need is a map, comfortable shoes, and your bus, train or ferry fare (you can get an Opal smartcard ticket to cover all three). Enjoy some of the Sydney locals' favourite places to go.

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Explore The Rocks

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Manly Ferry

Royal Botanic Garden

Royal Botanic Garden

Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

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Darling Harbour

Adam Craven

Chinese Garden of Friendship

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Kings Cross

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Hyde Park

Stuart Humphries - Australian Museum

Australian Museum

Centennial Parklands

Centennial Parklands

Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island

Doug Riley - Sydney Living Museums

Museum of Sydney

View from the South Steyne end of Manly Beach Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW

Beach Lifestyle

Sydney’s beaches are world famous, and thanks to the mild climate, you can enjoy them year-round. Whether you want to ride waves on a surfboard or bodysurf at Bondi Beach, enjoy quiet time on a secluded stretch of sand, swim in a tranquil ocean pool or harbour cove, or dine overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean, Sydney's picturesque harbour and gorgeous coastal beaches have it all.

Mikala Wilbow - Let's Go Surfing Bondi Beach

Surf beaches

Manly surf guide

Surf schools

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach

Manly Beach

Manly Beach

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Coogee Beach

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Ocean and Harbour Pools

Palm Beach

Palm Beach

Manly scenic walkway

Manly Scenic Walkway

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Secret Spots

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Watsons Bay

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Snorkelling in Sydney

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Dining

Sydney's enviable reputation as a world-class dining destination is built on talented chefs using the freshest local produce and seafood caught daily in the Pacific Ocean. You might hear the term Mod Oz, which is short for Modern Australia - a fresh fusion of Asian and European culinary styles adored by locals and visitors alike. Welcome to foodie heaven! Each year The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide reviews restaurants and awards one, two or three chef’s hats to the best - it's similar to Michelin stars. Three hats is the top award.

360 BAR & DINING

360 Bar and Dining

Sydney Tower Buffet

Sydney Tower Buffet

AQUA DINING

Aqua Dining

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Balla

Café Sydney

Café Sydney

CHISWICK Restaurant

CHISWICK Restaurant

Cottage Point Inn

Cottage Point Inn

Doyles on the Beach

Doyles on the Beach

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Icebergs Dining Room and Bar

Icebergs Dining Room and Bar

Jonah’s at Whale Beach

Jonah’s at Whale Beach

Longrain

Longrain

Golden Century Seafood Restaurant

Golden Century Seafood Restaurant

Lucio's

Lucio's

Pilu at Freshwater

Pilu at Freshwater

Alan Richardson

Momofuku Seiobo

Monopole Restaurant and Bar

Monopole Restaurant and Bar

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Bennelong at the Opera House

Mr Wong

Mr Wong

Porteño Restaurant

Porteño Restaurant

Nikki To

Quay

Neil Perry’s Rockpool Bar and Grill

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Jennifer Soo

Sepia

Spice Temple

Spice Temple

Sydney Fish Market

Sydney Fish Market

Tetsuya's

Tetsuya’s

The Bridge Room

The Bridge Room

Food and Cocktails at the Opera Bar James Pipino; Destination NSW

Bars, Pubs & Nightlife

You'll discover plenty of stylish bars, hip venues and cool clubs in Sydney. Near the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour are bars and pubs with spectacular views of the city's iconic attractions. Enjoy beachside bars with outdoor seating. After sightseeing, you'll appreciate the relaxed, friendly atmosphere of Sydney's eclectic bars and pubs.

The Baxter Inn

Baxter Inn

Pumphouse bar

The Pumphouse Sydney

Hemmesphere

Hemmesphere

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Hugos Manly

Ivy Bar

ivy

Marble Bar

Marble Bar

Anliette Chen - O Bar and Dining

O Bar and Dining

Opera Bar

Opera Bar

Palmer and Co

Palmer and Co

The Glenmore Hotel

The Glenmore Hotel

Lord Nelson Brewery

The Lord Nelson

The Wine Library

The Wine Library

Ovolo Hotel

Lo Lounge

Zeta Bar

Zeta Bar

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Shopping

Sydney is a shopper’s paradise, with all your favourite international brands and labels plus trendy boutiques and buzzy weekend markets. And Sydney designers wow the fashion world with their creations; browse in boutiques and markets for innovative local designs. Stock up on boots, party frocks or unique pieces of jewellery including opals, natural pearls and pink diamonds in stylish shopping malls and boutiques.

Queen Victoria Building

Queen Victoria Building

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Pitt Street Mall

Brent Winstone - Strand Arcade

Strand Arcade

Westfield Sydney

Westfield Sydney

Westfield Bondi Junction

Westfield Bondi Junction

MidCity Centre

MidCity Centre

Esteban La Tessa - The Galeries

The Galeries Victoria

World Square Shopping

World Square

Sydney Harbour Forshore Authority

The Rocks Markets

Glebe Markets

Glebe Markets

Bondi Markets

Bondi Markets

Paddington Markets

Paddington Markets

Paddy’s Markets

Paddy’s Markets

Carriageworks Farmers Market

Carriageworks Farmers Market

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Oxford Street

The Intersection Paddington

The Intersection Paddington

Aerial view of Sydney Harbour featuring the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge Ethan Rohloff; Destination NSW

Accommodation

You'll find plenty of accommodation options in Sydney to suit your budget, from hotels with Sydney Harbour views to boutique hotels, B&Bs, and inexpensive youth and backpacker hostels. You can even camp on an island in beautiful harbour.

Adam Bruzzone - Hilton Sydney

Hilton Sydney

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Adge Boutique Apartment Hotel

Adge Boutique Apartment Hotel

Ovolo Woolloomooloo

Ovolo Woolloomooloo

Larmont Sydney by Lancemore

Larmont Sydney by Lancemore

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Four Seasons

InterContinental Sydney

Intercontinental

Jonahs Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

Jonah's

Kirketon Hotel Sydney

Kirketon Hotel

Metro Hotels

Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney

Park Hyatt Sydney

Park Hyatt

QT Sydney

QT Sydney

Shangri-La Hotel

Shangri-La Hotel

The Darling

The Darling

The Grace Hotel

The Grace

The Westin Sydney

The Westin

Vibe Rushcutters Bay

Vibe Rushcutters Bay

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Events

Sydney stages spectacular events year-round. With fireworks and arts festivals, musicals and outdoor concerts, the city enchants visitors. Start your year with the dazzling New Year's Eve fireworks on Sydney Harbour. The Sydney Festival is in January. At any time of the year, see a show at the Sydney Opera House or a blockbuster musical at a charming theatre. Don't miss Australia Day on January 26, and sports fans have plenty of choices. The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras culminates with a glittering parade in March. In winter, Vivid Sydney lights up the city.

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Sydney New Year’s Eve

Dan Boud

Badu Gili

Vivid Sydney - Light, Music and Ideas

Vivid Sydney

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Australia Day

Apia International Sydney Tennis Tournament

Apia International Sydney Tennis Tournament

Fairfax

Chinese New Year Festival

Good Food Month

Good Food Month

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

HANDA Opera on Sydney Harbour

HANDA Opera on Sydney Harbour

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Sculpture By The Sea

Jamie Williams - Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival

Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Jennifer Egan - Sydney Writers’ Festival

Sydney Writers’ Festival

View of Sydney Harbour at sunset from Mrs Macquaries Chair in the Royal Botanic Gardens Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW

Tourist Information

Sydney is a clean, safe modern city with a sophisticated infrastructure to service your needs.

Airport

Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport is the oldest continually operated commercial airport anywhere in the world. It's located on northern shores of Botany Bay.

TRANSPORT
• Suburban trains operated by Sydney Trains (www.sydneytrains.info) depart frequently from Domestic and International terminal train stations.
• Local buses - the 400 bus to Bondi Junction leaves from outside the international terminal (T1) and domestic terminal (T3).
• Shuttle Buses to the city can be booked inside the terminals.
• Taxis are available outside all terminals.
• Rental Cars are available at all terminals.
• The car park is free if exiting before 15 minutes.

Address: Airport Drive, Mascot, Sydney NSW 2020

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Phone: +61 2 9667 9111

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Public Transport

The Sydney public transport system consists of commuter rail, bus, ferry and light rail. Combined, they can get you virtually anywhere in the metropolitan area.

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Phone: +61 13 15 00

Website: www.transportnsw.info

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Taxi

Taxis are a convenient way to get around Sydney. They can be flagged down, found at a taxi rank, or booked on the phone or online.




Taxis Combined Services
• Phone: +61 13 33 00
• www.taxiscombined.com.au

Silver Service Fleet
• Phone: +61 133 100
• www.silverservice.com.au

Legion Cabs
• Phone: +61 131 451
• www.legioncabs.com.au

Premier Cabs
• Phone:+61 131 017
• www.premiercabs.com.au

St George Cabs
• Phone: +61 132 166
• www.stgeorgecabs.com.au

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Post Office

The main post office in Sydney's city centre is at 1 Martin Place and is open Mondays to Fridays from 8.15am to 5.30pm, and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.

Address: 1 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000

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Website: www.auspost.com.au

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Medical

Kings Cross Travellers Clinic
• 13 Springfield Ave, Potts Point, NSW 2011
• Phone: +61 2 9358 3066
• Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-1pm & 2-6pm, Saturday 10am-noon
• www.kingscrossclinic.com.au

St Vincent's Hospital (24hr emergency)
• Cnr. Victoria & Burton Streets, Darlinghurst, NSW 2011
• Phone: +61 2 8382 7111
• www.svphs.org.au

Sydney Hospital & Sydney Eye Hospital (24hr emergency)
• 8 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
• Phone: +61 2 9382 7111
• www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/SHSEH/

Travel Doctor
• Level 7, 428 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
• Phone: +61 2 9221 7133;
• Hours: Monday – Wednesday and Friday 9am-5pm, Thursday 9am - 8pm, Saturday 9am-12.30pm
• www.traveldoctor.com.au

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Phone: Pharmacy Guild of Australia +61 2 9467 7100

Website: www.afterhoursinfo.com/sydney/latenightchemists

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Telephone

Australian Country Code: +61
Sydney City Area Code: 02
Calling Sydney landlines from overseas: +612
Calling Australian mobiles from overseas: +614
Calling overseas from within Australia: 0011

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Electricity

220-240 volts AC

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