Vibrant Sydney is home to iconic sites like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, world-class restaurants and bars, award-winning distilleries and beautiful beaches.It’s also the gateway to regional New South Wales, with gorgeous towns, cellar doors, nature and adventure waiting to be discovered.
Whether you’re interested in exploring the bustling markets of Sydney, visiting the famous Bondi Icebergs, having a day trip up to the Blue Mountains, or craving a beach getaway to Port Stephens, we have you covered.
If you aren't quite sure what to do in Sydney and New South Wales, we've made a list of top highlights which will give you an idea of what to expect on your trip.
Get up close and personal with Australia’s native wildlife even from within the city. Sydney’s animal conservatories and crystal clear waters transport you beyond the concrete jungle. Start your adventure at the Taronga Zoo– home to over 4,000 animals, including Australian native wildlife, as well as rare and endangered exotic animals.
Sydney’s deep-water harbour is iconic thanks to Sydney's famous architectural wonders, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Don't forget to visit the Bondi Icebergs, Sydney's famous ocean pool.
For travellers whose itinerary is dictated by their taste buds, Sydney is a foodie dream come true. Discover the city’s most instagrammable cafes and dine with a view at Bennelong: a restaurant inside the Sydney Opera House, showcasing the flavour, diversity and quality of Australian produce within the shell of one of Australia’s most iconic buildings.
Sydney is home to a premium shopping experience as well as buzzing weekend markets that are definitely worth a visit. From local organic produce and vintage finds to gourmet pastries and fresh catches of the day, Sydney’s weekend markets are a delight for both locals and visitors alike.
For thrill-seekers and fans of the great outdoors, a popular activity is quad biking on the Stockton Sand Dunes of Port Stephens: the largest moving coastal sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere.
Bridges, beaches, as pretty as pictures. Sydney is a sensory masterpiece bursting at the seams with culture, food, and entertainment. There is so much Sydney has to offer!
Hunter Valley - Australia's oldest wine region, packs more than just famous tipples - hot air balloons, alpine views, and Australia's distinctive wildlife await your discovery.
A World Heritage-listed area only a 90-minute drive from Sydney, this scenic wonder has waterfalls, limestone caves, art galleries and quaint villages where you can enjoy Devonshire tea and scones.
26 sandy beaches, limitless sand dunes, expansive blue bays, and more than 150 wild bottlenose dolphins. Nature's finest converges here, and you're invited.
Want to step out of your comfort zone into the great unknown that surrounds the city centre? Read on to find out some of Sydney and NSW’s exciting destinations.