Sunshine, breathtaking landmarks and a distinct energy are just a few of the things to love about Sydney, the capital of New South Wales.
World-class restaurants, famous beaches, and iconic landmarks like Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge are just the starting point. Day trips provide even more Australian wonder, from the pristine sands of Palm Beach to the forest walks of the Blue Mountains. And don’t miss the Hunter Valley wine region, with over 120 wineries.
Recommended activities in Sydney include harbor cruises, multiple National parks, Royal Botanic gardens, Taronga Zoo, and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Major events such as Vivid Sydney and Sydney Festival draw in thousands of visitors annually.
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The train service Airport Link can get visitors from Sydney Airport (SYD) into the city quickly and conveniently. Trains run every 10 minutes and the trip takes about 13 minutes. Find the station at the north end of the terminal at the arrivals level. Otherwise, taxis and shuttles are available.
For public transportation while in Sydney, buy an Opal card (available everywhere) for use on trains, light rail, buses and ferries.
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
The architectural jewel of Sydney Harbour is a UNESCO World Heritate site that encompasses several performing arts venues.
SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE
Spectacular steel bridge that carries automobiles, trains, bikes and pedestrians. Adventurous tourists with no fear of heights may climb this iconic bridge via guided tours.
Among the most visited attractions in Australia, Bondi Beach is bordered by hip hotels, restaurants and cafes with ocean views.TARONGA ZOO SYDNEY The biggest zoo in Australia is located in the Sydney suburb of Mosman and is sectioned into eight different zoogeographic regions.
Everything is illuminated in Sydney during this absolutely spectacular event, held annually over three weeks from May to June. Light sculptures, building projections and music performances are all part of the fun.
Arts and ideas combine at this extravaganza held over three weeks every January. Visual arts, theater, music, dance and much more are on offer, along with artist symposiums.