Top 23 Places to visit in Sydney

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Best things to do in Sydney and sightseeing in Sydney

Hyde Park - Sydney

The girls went on their secret shopping adventure, so I went over to the park with the boys, played cricket for the first time in my life and soaked Grant in the pool of reflection at Hyde Park, which gained me a soaking in return of ice cold water. Had the best Spaghetti Bologenese cooked for us for dinner by Mike tonight too, it was delish!
Lauren Hughes

216 Followers, 10 Reviews


Named after the original Hyde Park in London, this is the oldest parkland in Australia. Once a popular racing ground and a turf for various other sports, today this 40 acre park is only a humble reminder of the city's past. This huge space filled with gardens and a main fountain at the center is perfect to lay back and absorb the two-hour walk. A perfect end point to the journey.
Sydney Urban Adventures

116 Followers, 8 Reviews


Darling Harbour - Sydney

Darling Harbour is one of the iconic spots for both tourist and locals. It houses a number of attractions like Madam Tussauds, Sea Life Aquarium and National Maritime museum. With an array of wine and dine options with multi-culinary options housed along both the sides of the shore makes it an ideal place and busy place for hangouts and catch ups on weekends. If you are ready to spend more on dinning, try the cruise dining options for an exemplary experience. Grab a coffee and take a walk on the Prymont Bridge to catch a glimpse of whole of Darling Harbour.
THILAKRAJ

209 Followers, 10 Reviews


Sydney is a culinary haven for food snobs, filled with more choices in cuisine and flavors than your food-hungry heart will know what to do with. Unfortunately, they come at a price – and usually a high one. My recommendation: buy your own groceries and self-cater as much as you can during your stay, and splurge on one good meal at Darling Harbour. The promenades stretch into Cockle Bay Wharf, where there are more restaurants, cafes, and bistros than you can count. Time your dinner right (between 7-9pm) and you’ll enjoy a golden sunset sparkling on the waters, followed by the bright lights of the high rise buildings reflected in the dark water.
Becky Mahan

364 Followers, 10 Reviews


Royal Botanic Gardens - Sydney

Most cities proudly boast their own botanic gardens, and I’ve been through many of them. Aside from lovely buds and sprawling lawns, I particularly enjoyed Sydney’s because you get the added bonus of a waterfront ambience mingled with the park setting. Stroll along the harbor promenade behind the seawall, and hike up to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for the best view of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House together (just try to avoid mid-morning and mid-afternoon tour busses.) My favorite part was finding a quiet, secluded spot up on the hill and watching the sun set behind the bridge and opera house. You’ll even share the view with wild parakeets.
Becky Mahan

364 Followers, 10 Reviews


I then headed to the Royal Botanic Garden for relaxing stroll. I moved further along and ended the walk at the iconic ‘Mrs Macquarie’s Chair’.
Sofia

285 Followers, 18 Reviews


Circular Quay - Sydney

The tour begins here, and takes you through the rick and tasty history of Rocks.
Sydney Urban Adventures

116 Followers, 8 Reviews


Amber arrived in the morning, so we had the whole day ahead of us. After a rest from her 11-hour flight, we took the ferry to Circular Quay so she could see the Bridge and Opera House. We took the customary photos, then strolled down George Street to Hyde Park, St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Queen Victoria Building — major CBD sites complete. We stopped for food and drinks with some friends at one of my favorite pubs on George Street, Cheers.
Lauren Fritsky

172 Followers, 10 Reviews


Mrs Macquarie's Chair - Sydney

The spectacular sunset views over the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House will win you over.
Tsai Wharton

339 Followers, 61 Reviews


Spectacular and engaging sunset views over the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House.
Sofia

285 Followers, 18 Reviews


Opera Bar - Sydney

You can either stay close to the ground level. This bar is located below the iconic Opera House. The bar is on the harbour and serves consistently good drinks and it’s great to be outside and feel the breeze off the water. This will be quite an evening
Tsai Wharton

339 Followers, 61 Reviews


Friday night happy hour in Sydney Harbour!
Jenny McIver

406 Followers, 124 Reviews


Sydney Opera House - Sydney

Sydney Opera House is one of the most historic architectures around the world due to its shell like structure. Stroll around the Opera House for perfect clicks and for a great view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is recommended to take a guided tour if you are really a person of historic monuments and culture to know more about it architecture. Also, if possible try to attend a performance at the Opera House to treat yourself.
THILAKRAJ

209 Followers, 10 Reviews


A must-see place if you visit Sydney (Duh!). Our office was in the downtown area, so we took a stroll everyday while we stayed in Sydney to the Opera Bar to get a drink and enjoy the weather with an amazing view.
Aswin Ramakrishnan

99 Followers, 14 Reviews


Watsons Bay - Sydney

Another must-see place in Sydney. I don't surf but I enjoyed watching all the happy surfers on our way to Watson's Bay. You can catch a ferry near the Opera House and get to Watson's Bay pretty quickly. There are some amazing trails with some great views out here.
Aswin Ramakrishnan

99 Followers, 14 Reviews


This suburb is a delightful little undiscovered gem. Thanks to a local’s recommendation, my roommate and I took off on a ferry and docked on the tiny peninsula of Watson’s Bay. Aside from a seafood restaurant, pretty little harbor, and itty bitty stretch of sandy beach, we initially wondered what else there was to do. But just hike up through the park in the middle of town to the ocean side of the peninsula (it’s a 5-10 minute walk, don’t worry) and you’ll see why the locals recommend it: the views are spectacular. Walk along the cliffs and climb up to the lookout point, where you are greeted with a salty ocean breeze, sweeping views of the South Pacific on one side, and the city skyline of Sydney on the other.
Becky Mahan

364 Followers, 10 Reviews


Coogee Beach - Sydney

Bondi to Coogee Beach Walk The walk itself only takes about 1-2 hours (3-4 hours return), but you could easily stretch it into a day-long adventure. This gorgeous stretch of coastline on Sydney’s outskirts is especially enjoyable on a warm summer day, when the sun drenches the craggy cliffsides and the ocean seems impossibly blue. Start in either Bondi or Coogee and end up at the other, where you can catch public transport back into the city or walk back to your starting point. The trail is paved and well-posted, passing through several smaller beaches along the way. You can walk the entire length or just sections of it; and be sure to bring a lunch so you can stop and picnic along the way. Also required: camera, hat, sunglasses, and lots of sunscreen.
Becky Mahan

364 Followers, 10 Reviews


Bondi Icebergs Club - Sydney

For those who love swimming this place offers a great outdoor salt pool. They have changing facilities, so you could always follow an afternoon swim or just relax by the pool with a refreshing cocktail or peach bellini upstairs afterwards.
Tsai Wharton

339 Followers, 61 Reviews


Ravesi's - Sydney

Just set back from Bondi Beach the 180 degree bi folding windows attract a crowd of ‘want to be seen’ during the day and in the evenings is packed to a maximum. The cocktail bar offers surprisingly good cocktails and with views over the famous surf the hotel has a relaxed feel but with all the elegance you would expect from a boutique hotel.
Tsai Wharton

339 Followers, 61 Reviews


Bills - Sydney

Then I headed to to the cozy restaurant in Darlinghurst. Bill Grainger’s has a delicious breakfast worth waiting for, especially the signature scrambled eggs and sweetcorn fritters.
Tsai Wharton

339 Followers, 61 Reviews


Jimmy Liks - Sydney

If you are looking for a casual place go to Jimmy Liks located in the leafy streets of Potts Points. I usually go there to taste their array of Asian inspired cocktails to kick off the night.
Tsai Wharton

339 Followers, 61 Reviews


Sydney Fish Market - Sydney

If you love food, especially sea food - Don't miss out Sydney Fish Market! I was there with some of my Australian friends. They showed me how it's done - From eating oysters to shrimps with salt, it really was the raw deal!
Aswin Ramakrishnan

99 Followers, 14 Reviews


WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo - Sydney

If you plan to stay within the city, Wild Life Sydney is the best place where you can catch all the marsupials you'd find in Australia. Also, you get to pet the little kangaroos and feed eucalyptus leaves to the koalas.
Aswin Ramakrishnan

99 Followers, 14 Reviews


SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - Sydney

Sydney’s famous aquarium is huge, filled with a million fish, penguins, and turtles, as well as special exhibits for deep-sea creatures like transparent jellyfish and seahorses, striped reef crustaceans and the biggest crab I have ever seen (it takes up half of a floor-to-ceiling tank wall). Best of all are the underwater tunnels through the shark enclosures: walk beneath Jaws’ cousins, saw-nosed sharks, and manatees. (Buy a ticket in combination with the Wildlife World and you’ll save.)
Becky Mahan

364 Followers, 10 Reviews


Kent Street - Sydney

After we are done touring through the 3 unique bars and other small avenues and places, we end at Kent St. The tour will last approximately for 3 hours and this will mark the end of this fun and relaxed journey.
Two Feet & A Heartbeat

186 Followers, 2 Reviews


Wynyard Park - Sydney

The tour starts at The Glass Dome at Wynyard Park. This small park is closely connected to the history of the city. and was made a public park in 1887. It was earlier a part of the Soldier’s Parade Ground and Barracks that was used by the guards of the many convicts that arrived in Sydney till 1840. The Dome Glass has an underground lavatory that was built in 1912. A small, pleasant place to start this evening walk.
Two Feet & A Heartbeat

186 Followers, 2 Reviews


Cafe Sydney - Sydney

I usually head to Cafe Sydney for dinner. Nothing beats rooftop venue with spectacular views of the harbour. It is on the rooftop of Customs House, which is right at circular quay, the outdoor terrace boasts giving you the promised view. Start off the evening in their relaxing lounge. Don't forget to get yourself a cocktail.
Tsai Wharton

339 Followers, 61 Reviews


Blu Horizon Bar - Sydney

With an amazing view, this bar is up the 36th floor Shangri La Hotel. There is a dress code here of smart casual.
Tsai Wharton

339 Followers, 61 Reviews


Shangri-La Hotel - Sydney

You have been here to believe that such a stunning accommodation is available in any city. Located in the historic Rocks district, Shangri La has 563 guest rooms. It has versatility to both the leisure and corporate traveller. That's quite a rarity!
Tsai Wharton

339 Followers, 61 Reviews


The Bathers' Pavilion - Sydney

You even have an option of visiting this place situated in the quaint tranquil bay of Balmoral Beach. The restaurant sits at one side of the Pavilion with its sister café on the other. It makes for a perfect breakfast and brunch venue.
Tsai Wharton

339 Followers, 61 Reviews


Berowra Creek - Sydney

This is no ordinary creek. Berowra is best known for its gumtrees including blackout, scribbly, peppermint and blue gums. There is a bike track for exercise and several spots to stop for a picnic. Located north of Hornsby, it takes about 45 minutes to drive from Harbour Bridge to Berowra Creek. Take your time as you follow the trail from the Saltmarsh Boardwalk to the Crosslands Reserve, or vice versa. Breathe in the fresh air, snap photos and enjoy the moment. If I did all five camping spots, this seems like it would be a great grand finale.
Lisa D'Cruz

268 Followers, 22 Reviews


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