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Popular Attractions in Sydney

If you're a first time visitor to 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 in Sydney.

What are some good attractions in Sydney?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Sydney.

Sydney Opera House
2 Macquarie St. Quay, NSW

(02) 9250 7777
Sydney Harbour
110 George St Sydney, NSW

612 9240 8500
The Rocks
110 George St The Rocks, NSW

(02) 9240 8717
Taronga Zoo
1 Bradleys Head Rd Mosman, NSW

(02) 9969 2777
Circular Quay
Alfred St/Loftus St Sydney, NSW
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney, ns
Royal Botanic Gardens
Macquarie St. Sydney, NSW
Queen Victoria Building
Sydney, New South Wales

(02) 9264 9209
Sydney, NSW
Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Harbour Bridge Climb
5 Cumberland St Sydney, NSW

+61 2 8274 7777 ‎
Art Gallery of Nsw
Sydney, NSW

1800 679 278
Shark Island
Sydney Harbour Sydney, New South Wales
Cockatoo Island
Sydney Harbour Sydney, NSW
Museum of Contemporary Art
140 George St Sydney, NSW


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

"See Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, Royal Botanic Gardens"  See More

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

"There's plenty to see around the The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Barangaroo if you like lookouts to the Sydney Harbour, art, architecture & good restaurant options."  See More

"Sydney Harbour is Sydney's jewel, I'd do a walk along side it, probably the Spit to Manly Walk or the Balmoral to Taronga Zoo If the latter stop on the way at Ripples Chowder Bay or Gunners BarracksRipples or the Gunners Barracks for morning tea."  See More

"The easy walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a beautiful one (and fairly easy) without the heights or the costs of Bridgeclimb."  See More

"Then walk to Queen Victoria Building and Town Hall Station, then down George St to Martin Place."  See More

"Look into Surry Hills, Paddington, Bondi, Darlinghurst!"  See More

"The Art Gallery of Nsw and Museum of Contemporary Art are also free, apart from special exhibits."  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

"It really depends what your parents like but if they are reasonably active, I can't go past a kayak to Shark Island."  See More

"Camping: Cockatoo Island in the Harbour is a great place to camp."  See More

Where can I find out more about Sydney?

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

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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