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Top Attractions in Sydney - one of Australia’s treasured destinations

Sydney, located on Australia's east coast has developed around one of the world's largest natural harbours giving the city much of its character. It is the capital of the state of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia.


Bondi Beach

Almost everyone who visits Sydney ends up in Bondi Beach, one of the city's iconic destinations. Just half an hour from the city centre by bus, it is full of activity in summer. A white sandy stretch along a curving bay the beach is a favourite haunt of surfers and thousands of holiday makers. Fringed by parks, restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes, shops, apartments and hotels, its vicinity is a buzz with activity much of the time.


Darling Harbour

Formerly a dockside area it has been transformed into a picturesque site with parks, waterfront restaurants and cafes and a shopping centre with 150 shops. Cockle Bay Wharf a large dining destination with a mix of casual and posh restaurants is on the city side of the harbour. The Sydney Aquarium one of the largest such facilities in the world with 5000 native Australian species in their natural habitats and a 145 meter acrylic underwater tunnel is located by the harbour. A monorail connects Darling Harbour to the Sydney CBD. Oaks Hyde Park Plaza is among the serviced apartments in Sydney that offers a range of apartments to suit almost every budget and onsite facilities and amenities to make a stay here relaxing. It is also just steps away from many of the city's attractions.


The Sydney Opera House

The sail like shape of its silhouette is what people around the world identify the city with. Take a one or two hour tour of the facility to get a behind the scenes look and to enjoy a light breakfast in the Green Room.


Botanic Gardens

On the eastern edge of the CBD and a short walk away from the opera house, the botanic gardens offer a beautiful setting by the water's edge, the ideal place to get away from the city rush. The gardens have more than a million species of trees, shrubs and flowers from around the world. Entrance is free.


Harbour Bridge

This is among the city's most famous landmarks made famous by the fireworks display each New Years eve. Bridge climbing that offers a rare view of Sydney's cityscape is among the exciting things one can do here.


Taronga Zoo

Not only is this among the world's best zoos and offers the best collection of Australian native animals but it also offers an extraordinary location as it is on an elevated space by the waterfront overlooking the Sydney harbour. That means Sydney harbour is visible from many points in the zoo. The zoo has its own jetty and visitors can step off the boat directly into the premises of the zoo.


The Rocks

At the foot of the Sydney harbour bridge The Rocks is the oldest preserved colonial district in Sydney. Visitors can walk around to experience the very special ambience here and take a break at the many restaurants and cafes.



Sydney has a whole host of museums for practically anything and visitors should take time to visit at least a few of them to get to know the history behind the city.


Sydney Tower

Visitors can go up to the observation deck of this 309 meter structure, the tallest in Australia, to have panoramic views of the surroundings including the CBD.