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What to Do in Sydney: Must See Attractions

Sydney Attractions

Thinking about a visit to the Land Down Under? Expedia is at the ready, your go-to site and trip planner for a journey to Sydney, Australia. You'll find there are so many things to do in Sydney that you'll be hard-pressed to pack them all into a single visit. Let us help you ensure your Sydney tours take you to all of the must see tourist spots and local favorites on the map.

New South Wales is a glory of a place. As you venture into the unknown, you'll want to make sure you don't miss the wonders this beautiful city has to offer.

Sydney is an amazing city with all of the modern conveniences and breathtaking attractions. Whether your Sydney excursions take you indoors or out, be sure to make a trip to the top picks for any visitor passing through. This may be a once in a lifetime journey. Be sure to make every minute count as you choose Sydney activities. Bondi Beach is one of the most popular attractions in Sydney, not to mention Port Jackson, and Darling Harbour. Take in the view from one of Sydney's best spots, the Sydney Harbour Bridge. If you enjoy a show, then you must go to the Sydney Opera House, an amazing example of architecture gracing the water.

If you're in the mood to slow life down for a little while, take a stroll through one of the many parks in Sydney. The Rocks is one of the best places to sit on a bench, have a picnic, or watch the world go by. Other favorites include Observatory Hill, the Hickson Road Reserve, and Foundation Park. Need a taste of wild life? Don't forget the Taronga Zoo and the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. If an amusement park is your cup of tea, look no further than Luna Park. is here to make your travel arrangements a breeze. Plan your flights into NSW, find rental car deals, and choose your accommodations. We are your one-stop shop for your trip to Sydney.

Things to Do in Sydney with Kids

There are lots of awesome experiences in Sydney that the entire gang will get a buzz out of. Here are a few of the most popular family friendly experiences around.

Free Things to Do in Sydney

A vacation in Sydney need not cost a fortune. You won't even need your wallet if you go to:

Art Gallery of New South Wales - Bring the entire family and enjoy an intriguing adventure through history together.

Carriageworks - This is the place to get your culture hit and explore the local arts scene.

Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk - Spoil the kids with a good time or release your own inner child — this attraction simply screams fun.

Ben Buckler Point - Dive in and splash around at this fun-filled attraction.

Chifley Plaza - This modern local landmark is an interesting backdrop for a selfie.

The Cenotaph - Drop by this historic attraction and learn a little about the area's cultural heritage.

GPO Sydney - Wander the sidewalks and appreciate the vibe of this vibrant local haunt.

Wedding Cake Island - Just being beside the water will leave you feeling calm and rejuvenated.

Sydney Hospital - Pay a visit and discover the significance of this place to the local community.

St. James Church - Toss a bit of spirituality into your getaway by paying a visit to this religious attraction.

Walsh Bay - Throw a ball around with the young ones or kick back and soak up the sun's rays at this pretty coastal spot.

The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre - Get set for vistas that'll blow you away at this natural landscape.

Wynyard Park - Develop your green thumb and admire the many and varied plants on show.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Sydney

Sydney Central Business District

Known for its captivating waterfront views and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Sydney Central Business District. Check out top attractions like Sydney Tower and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, and jump on the metro at Wynyard Station or Martin Place Station to see more of the city.

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Bondi Beach

A noteworthy feature of Bondi Beach is its stunning beaches. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Bondi Beach and Bondi Icebergs.


Darling Harbour

Once the site of rusting railroad yards and wharves, one of Sydney’s greatest urban renewal projects now buzzes with museums, boutiques and eateries.



This coastal suburb of Sydney is like something from a postcard, and a haven for surfers, swimmers and sunbakers. 



Discover the cultural diversity, rich heritage and scenic river parks of the second-oldest settlement in Australia, in the heart of the greater Sydney region.



Coogee is known for its stunning beaches, and with sights like Coogee Beach and Gordon's Bay, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Sydney.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Sydney on a sunny day?

If you're looking for a bit of fun under the sun, you can't miss these outdoor activities:

What to do in Sydney on a rainy day?

What is Sydney famous for?

Pack comfy shoes because there are loads of renowned attractions you just have to see:

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Bondi Beach
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Sydney Showground

What should I not miss in Sydney?

If you've only got time to explore one sight here, make sure it's Circular Quay.

Are there cheap things to do in Sydney?

What can you do in Sydney for free?

With wonderful attractions like these at your fingertips, you won't even have to bring your wallet with you:

  • Bondi Beach
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Circular Quay