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Popular Attractions near Downtown Sydney

If you're a first time visitor to Downtown Sydney, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions near Downtown Sydney.

What are some good attractions near Downtown Sydney?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions near Downtown Sydney.

State Library of New South Wales
Macquarie St. Sydney, NSW
Royal Botanic Gardens
Mrs Macquaries Rd Sydney, NSW

(02) 9231 8111
Art Gallery of Nsw
Sydney, NSW

1800 679 278
Government House
Sydney, NSW

(02) 9931 5222
St Mary's Cathedral
Sydney, NSW

(02) 9220 0400
Sydney Tower, Sydney, NSW, Australia
sydney, nsw
Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
Sydney, Australia
The Glasshouse
Sydney, NSW

(02) 9223 8533
Woolloomoloo, NSW
Pitt St Sydney, NSW

(02) 9232 1157
Customs House
31 Alfred Street Sydney, NSW

(02) 9242 8551
Westfield Sydney
188 Pitt St. Sydney, NSW

+61 2 8236 9200
Sydney Tower
Sydney, NSW
Circular Quay
Alfred St/Loftus St Sydney, NSW


Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"State Library of New South Wales, which is a beautiful building to wander through (plus free wifi & computer access if you need it)."  See More

"The Royal Botanic Gardens are very nice and right in the city next to the harbour, very relaxing place to walk around and relax."  See More

"The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney is another great sight with views of the harbor."  See More

"If you wanted to see 3 Sisters in Katoomba well, you may want to have a really early start to be sure to get around to the places you want in the Blue Mountains - In Sydney itself, there is Harbour Bridge Climb Royal Botanic Gardens - you could catch a ferry over to Taronga Zoo , if you like history, then you may want to visit Q Station or Government House."  See More

"Wander around the Rocks then walk down Hicksons Road then waterfront back past Park Hyatt Sydney, Oversea Passenger Terminal (go up the multiple viewing platforms at the OPT), then along Circular Quay (stop at Customs House to look at underfloor model of Sydney), then up the lift at Circular Quay (near Wharf 2), turn left and walk along the Cahill Expressway until get into the Royal Botanic Gardens (walk past Govt House-is it open?"  See More

"In order to visit Sydney, you can visit beautiful Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge side sights, city parks, Mardi Grass, and last but not the least Sydney Tower."  See More

"I loved shopping in The Glasshouse in Sydney and Collins234 Boutique Place was a cute place in Melbourne!"  See More

"Areas close to the city that have the wow factor include Potts Point Woolloomooloo."  See More

"And in Watsons Bay it is very beautiful and you are both nerar the nature (probably not for swimming in June) such as the national park area with trails and the Gap."  See More

"* Sydney (Rocks Riverside Park, Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House, Western Boardwalk, Blue Mountains, Sydney Beaches, Sydney Tower"  See More

Where can I find out more about Downtown Sydney?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Downtown Sydney.

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