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Sydney information is provided to ensure that visitors touring the city have a seamless experience getting around and exploring the city.

This relevant information answers popular questions, especially by first-time visitors – including what activities to do, where to stay, where to dine and the different transport options.

Sydney Information – Tourist Guides, Visitor Transport Info & Helpful Facts




First things first – Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and is the country’s largest city. It is renowned for its excellent harbours, the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour, among a wealth of other attractions. The Opera House, with its unique shell roof, is without a doubt, one of the most recognisable structures in Sydney.

Other attractions that you must check out while in Sydney include the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Skywalk, The Rocks, Bondi Beach, as well as Circular Quay. Once you have identified the attractions that you would like to visit, the next step involves looking at your transport options and understanding the time zones. Sydney is located within the AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) zone.

For international visitors, Sydney Airport is the city’s and the country’s busiest airport. It is known as Kingsford Smith Airport, and it is located just about eight kilometres from the city, with three key passenger terminals to cater to both international and domestic flights. It is linked to the CBD by the Airport Link; an underground rail line that provides easy connection to the city centre.

On arrival, visitors can choose from any of the public forms of transport available. From train rides to buses and ferries, there are convenient ways of getting around Sydney. Taxis also complement this reliable transport system. For those who would like to explore at their pace, there are pedestrian pathways and bike paths to get around. With the latter, there is also the option of hiring a bike for stress-free connections.

Additionally, most shopping centres and department stores are open all week, with late night shopping on Thursday evenings. Most banks and post offices are only open on weekdays, with a few exceptions. An increasing entertainment scene has seen Sydney become a preferred dining and party destination. Note that tipping is not mandatory in Australia.

Sydney Weather

Weather

Sydney enjoys lovely weather for most of the year, with a warm summer and mild winter that makes it an ideal outdoor destination for both local and international visitors. To make the most of your stay in this beautiful...

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Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport

Mascot, NSW

The Sydney Airport is both a domestic and international airport in the city and the busiest in the whole country. It is sometimes referred to as the Kingsford Smith Airport, and it is located approximately eight...

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sydney trains

Trains

Sydney Trains refers to the passenger rail network that serves the city of Sydney. This network comprises of a commuter railway that features an underground core with 178 stations across the eight lines. As one of the...

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Sydney Buses

Buses

Sydney Buses are a reliable way to get in and around the city, providing an affordable way to enjoy the city’s most iconic attractions. With buses making up approximately 6% of road users in Sydney, they are indeed an...

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taxis sydney

Taxis

Taxis in Sydney are a reliable and common form of transport as they provide a convenient way of getting around the city. Taxis can be hailed from the kerb or you could choose them at any of the designated taxi ranks...

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Sydney Ferries

Ferries

Sydney ferries are an exciting way to explore the beautiful city while enjoying the beautiful views that make up its numerous attractions. With its rich history, the harbour is a must-visit while in Sydney. Its heritage...

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Sydney Light Rail

Light Rail

The Sydney Light Rail is a light rail system that serves the city of Sydney in New South Wales. The network comprises the Dulwich Hill Lane; a single line that spans a length of approximately 13 kilometres with 23...

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Manly Ferry

Manly Ferry

The Manly Ferry is one of the best ways to explore beautiful Sydney, which you must try it on your next visit. This ferry has been popular since the late 19th Century when the ferry services were first made available...

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Sydney Time

Sydney Time

Knowledge of Sydney time is an essential aspect of travel planning for visitors exploring the magical city – and for a good reason. The city is presently categorised under the Australian Eastern Daylight Time...

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central station

Central Station

Haymarket, NSW

Central Station is an iconic railway station located south of the Sydney CBD. It is sometimes referred to as the Central Railway station, or simply Central, and it is the largest and busiest train station in the state...

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Flights to Sydney

Flights to Sydney

Australia is a prime destination for tourists from all over the world. This might explain why flights to Sydney play a vital role in accessing the country. As one of the most reliable ways to get to the country, Sydney...

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Sydney Car Rental

Car Rental

Visitors often find it convenient to rent a car to explore Sydney and its many tourist attractions. Hiring a vehicle also helps you get around easier around surrounding suburbs where public transport isn’t that good...

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wynyard station

Wynyard Station

Sydney, NSW

Wynyard Station is a heritage-listed underground station that first opened its doors to the public in 1932. It is no coincidence that this is the same year that the Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened, marking a major step...

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Places To Visit In Sydney

Places To Visit In Sydney

Sydney is a spectacular city to live in and visit. There are many places to visit in Sydney, and this is what makes it a truly beautiful destination. For a city that revolves around the world’s most expansive natural...

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town hall station

Town Hall Station

Sydney, NSW

Town Hall Station is a heritage-listed underground rail station located in the heart of the Sydney central business district. This iconic landmark was first opened in 1932 and is a significant part of the city’s...

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redfern station

Redfern Station

Eveleigh, NSW

Redfern Station is a train station that serves the Sydney suburb of Redfern and is located on the Illawarra line. The station’s history dates back to the mid-19th century when the station was a single wooden...

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Museum Station

Museum Station

Sydney, NSW

Museum Station is a heritage-listed train station located at the southern end of Hyde Park within Sydney’s CBD. The station is named after the Australian Museum located nearby and is served by different lines to...

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st james station

St James Station

Sydney, NSW

St James Station is a peculiar underground station that continues to attract visitors due to its unique history. Tucked away from the bustle of the CBD, it consists of an intricate network of tunnels, tracks, disused...

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Sydney Airport Shuttle

Sydney Airport Shuttle

A Sydney Airport Shuttle service provides a convenient transport option for visitors arriving at the airport. With a range of companies offering transfers to and from the airport, there is a lot of competition, which...

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Overseas Passenger Terminal

Overseas Passenger Terminal

The Rocks, NSW

The Overseas Passenger Terminal, abbreviated OPT, is a landmark building located at Circular Quay. It is officially referred to as the Sydney Cove Passenger Terminal and it caters to public cruise ships and ocean liners...

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Where To Go In Sydney

Where To Go In Sydney

Sydney is one of Australia’s most beautiful cities, and undoubtedly, a magical destination for anyone looking to discover its charming beauty. Whether you are spending a week in Sydney, or are exploring slow travel and...

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circular quay station

Circular Quay Station

Haymarket, NSW

Circular Quay Station is a popular landmark in Sydney, and for a good reason. The heritage-listed rail station provides train services to the Circular Quay region within the CBD. Its cultural significance has made it...

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Airport Link

Airport Link

The Airport Link is a railway line that provides easy access from the Sydney Airport to the CBD, as well as suburbs located southwest of the city. The Link is sometimes referred to as the New Southern Railway or the...

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Where To Stay In Sydney

Where To Stay In Sydney

Sydney is a large and vibrant city, and this can make it incredibly hard to know where to stay while touring Australia’s most famous city. This is a simple guide that highlights different places to stay, whether you are...

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Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Sydney, NSW

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world and is located right in the heart of the Sydney CBD. It represents the epitome of the country’s creative endeavours and is a remarkable...

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Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach, NSW

Bondi Beach is undoubtedly one of Sydney’s most famous destinations and is popular with visitors and locals all year round. Best known for its turquoise blue waters and pristine sands, this beach marks the...

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The Star

The Star


Pyrmont, NSW

The Star is a popular entertainment venue located in Pyrmont, Sydney. It is Australia’s second largest casino and attracts visitors in vast numbers all year round. With panoramic views of Darling Harbour, The Star...

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Centennial Park

Centennial Park

Centennial Park, NSW

Centennial Park is a prime Sydney attraction whose expansive urban parks have made it a beautiful destination to visit. This park also has great historic significance as it is home to the Federation Pavilion; another...

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royal national park

Royal National Park

Royal National Park, NSW

The Royal National Park, fondly referred to as simply ‘Nasho’, is one of Sydney’s most beautiful destinations. The park was founded in 1879, and is the second oldest national park in the country. Its...

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Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney, NSW

The Sydney Olympic Park is an iconic sporting and entertainment venue located in the western part of Sydney city. The park’s name makes it synonymous with one of the biggest sports events globally – the 2000...

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ANZ Stadium

ANZ Stadium

Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

ANZ Stadium, also known as Stadium Australia, is a multi-purpose stadium located within the iconic Sydney Olympic Park. It is most famous for the role it played in hosting the 2000 Summer Olympics and today hosts the...

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Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves

Jenolan, NSW

Jenolan Caves are limestone caves tucked away in the expansive Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve, three hours from Sydney. They are the oldest discovered open caves in the world, with numerous fossils and unique...

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Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island

Sydney, NSW

Cockatoo Island is one of Sydney’s most popular islands. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is tucked away in Sydney Harbour and offers one of the most adventurous spots for discovering Sydney’s history. The...

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Allianz Stadium

Allianz Stadium

Moore Park, NSW

Allianz Stadium, also referred to as the Sydney Football Stadium, is one of the city’s most popular football stadiums. Built in 1988, Allianz Stadium is the city’s premier venue for rugby and soccer, with...

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Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Sydney, NSW

Hyde Park is Sydney’s central park; an open green space that provides a tranquil setting right in the heart of the city. Named after Hyde Park in London, this idyllic park was originally a racecourse and sporting...

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St Marys Cathedral

St Marys Cathedral

Sydney, NSW

St Marys Cathedral is a church within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese in Sydney. Its full name is the Cathedral Church and Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Mother of God, Help of Christians, but is commonly referred to...

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Pitt Street Mall

Pitt Street Mall

Sydney, NSW

Pitt Street Mall is a prestigious shopping mall located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, and one of the country’s most vibrant shopping destinations. With more than 500 specialty stores, it is easy to see why...

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sydney cricket ground

SCG

Moore Park, NSW

The SCG is an abbreviation for the Sydney Cricket Ground, perhaps the most famous stadium located in Sydney. The SCG is one of the largest sporting stadiums in Australia and plays host to Twenty20 Cricket, One Day...

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Customs House

Customs House

Sydney, NSW

Customs House is one of Sydney’s iconic heritage buildings and with its location in the heart of Circular Quay, this makes it one of the most visited attractions. This public space has the unique ability to...

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Bicentennial Park sydney

Bicentennial Park

Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

Bicentennial Park is a diverse park whose natural setting makes it one of the most iconic attractions in Sydney. With more than 40 hectares of stunningly beautiful parklands and a host of natural features, it is little...

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Bobbin Head

Bobbin Head

Mount Colah, NSW

Bobbin Head is an expansive area that is home to many attractions in the region, making it one of the top destinations near the iconic Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. In fact, it is the most urban part of the park. Its...

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Queen Victoria Building

Queen Victoria Building

Sydney, NSW

The Queen Victoria Building is an iconic landmark in Sydney’s CBD; one that dates back to the late 19th century. Its unique architectural style revolves around the Romanesque Revival that characterises the...

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three sisters

Three Sisters

Katoomba, NSW

The Three Sisters are a group of peculiar rock formations located in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. The formations are located close to the quaint town of Katoomba. These formations make up one of the...

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blue mountains national park

Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park, NSW

The Blue Mountains National Park is a captivating wilderness of stunning biodiversity and one of Sydney’s most stunning geographical features. Spanning more than 247,000 hectares, this expansive park is a World...

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Martin Place

Martin Place

Sydney, NSW

Martin Place is a popular pedestrian mall located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, and has often been referred to as the civic heart of the city. It is not a surprise that this national icon continues to attract...

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Warragamba Dam

Warragamba Dam

Warragamba, NSW

Warragamba Dam is the largest concrete dam in the country and is best known for the creation of Lake Burragorang – the two constituting the primary sources for water supply in Sydney. The dam was built between...

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Hillsong Church

Hillsong Church

Baulkham Hills, NSW

Hillsong Church is a classical megachurch in Sydney, and one of its most popular. Founded in 1983, the church was originally known as the Hills Christian Life centre and is located in Baulkham Hills. Today, it boasts a...

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Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens

Sydney, NSW

The Royal Botanic Gardens are an oasis right in the heart of the city. The 30 hectares of the grounds are located at one of the city’s most scenic locations. The gardens were established in 1816 and are in fact...

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Chinese Garden of Friendship

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Sydney, NSW

The Chinese Garden of Friendship is an enchantingly beautiful destination tucked away towards the south end of Darling Harbour and just a few minutes from Chinatown. These gardens are rich in Chinese heritage and...

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George Street

George Street

Sydney, NSW

George Street is a popular street located in Sydney’s central business district. The street’s popularity can be traced back to the fact that it is the city’s original high street. As such, it remains...

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Woolloomooloo Wharf

Woolloomooloo Wharf

Woolloomooloo, NSW

Woolloomooloo Wharf, also known as Finger Wharf, is a charming bay side destination located in Woolloomooloo. It is a unique location because it is the longest timbered-piled wharf across the world. What’s more...

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Camp Cove

Camp Cove

Watsons Bay, NSW

Camp Cove can best be described as one of the finest and most tranquil beaches in Sydney; tucked in between Green Point and South Head and sits close to Watsons Bay. If you’re looking for a serene destination to...

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Mrs Macquaries Chair

Mrs Macquaries Chair

Sydney, NSW

Mrs Macquaries Chair, also known as Lady Macquarie’s Chair, is an exposed rock located at the North-Eastern end of the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney. This rock, shaped in the form of a bench, is an iconic...

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Nurragingy Reserve

Nurragingy Reserve

Doonside, NSW

Nurragingy Reserve is a beautiful urban park that makes for a lovely spot to enjoy the sprawling bushland away from the bustling CBD. Located 50 kilometres from Sydney, this reserve is the perfect place to get away and...

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Oxford Street

Oxford Street

Paddington, NSW

Oxford Street is one of Sydney’s popular shopping strips and a must visit for anyone looking for a unique shopping experience. The street runs from Bondi Junction in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs to Whitlam...

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Tamarama Beach

Tamarama Beach

Tamarama, NSW

Tamarama Beach is a charming beach located between two key headlands along the Bondi to Coogee Walk. This small beach has about 80 metres of shoreline, but what it lacks in size it makes up for with excellent surfing...

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Sydney Town Hall

Sydney Town Hall

Sydney, NSW

Sydney Town Hall is one of the city’s most exemplary civic buildings; one that is easily recognized thanks to its distinct architectural design. The building is listed on the Register of the National Estate and it...

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The Domain

The Domain

Sydney, NSW

The Domain is an expansive parkland located just a 5-minute drive from the CBD, and one of the popular city attractions. The main part of the parkland is flanked by the peninsula and is close to the Royal Botanic...

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Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Ku-Ring-Gai Chase, NSW

The Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is a charming destination in Sydney’s northern region. This expansive park combines the best natural scenery and historical significance, which gives you a glimpse into one of...

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Barangaroo Reserve

Barangaroo Reserve

Barangaroo, NSW

Barangaroo Reserve is a stunning park on the Harbour’s foreshore; once an industrial site that has since been redesigned to make it a spectacular headland park for visitors in the city. This park has...

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Shark Island

Shark Island

Sydney Harbour, NSW

Shark Island is a beautiful 1.5-hectare island that sits in Sydney Harbour; right near the Sydney CBD. The island was originally known as ‘Boambilly’ by the local Aboriginal community; however, its current...

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Casula Powerhouse

Casula Powerhouse

Casula, NSW

Casula Powerhouse is a multi-arts facility tucked away in Casula that overlooks the banks of George’s River (sometimes referred to as the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre). What was once a power station in the 1950s...

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Goat Island

Goat Island

Sydney Harbour, NSW

Goat Island is a popular destination tucked away in Port Jackson; just a 20-minute drive from Sydney’s CBD. The island is referred to as Me-mel by the locals, and has a rich heritage spanning hundreds of years;...

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Harbourside Shopping Centre

Harbourside Shopping Centre

Darling Harbour, NSW

Harbourside Shopping Centre is a spectacular retail centre whose prime location makes it a favourite for shoppers and sightseers – located on the edge of the water at Darling Harbour, hence the name...

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Wentworth Park

Wentworth Park

Glebe, NSW

Wentworth Park is a popular destination for Sydneysiders and visitors looking for adventure close to the city. The park is a multi-purpose sporting facility located just two kilometres from the Sydney CBD; best known...

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Bradleys Head

Bradleys Head

Mosman, NSW

Bradleys Head is a key attraction in Sydney and makes up the headland that protrudes from the shoreline close to Sydney Harbour. This geographical feature was named after William Bradley, one of the British explorers on...

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Dharawal National Park

Dharawal National Park

Appin, NSW

Dharawal National Park is a beautiful natural wonder and one of Sydney’s most treasured destinations. The rugged landscape offers so much to explore and discover the park’s hidden gems, making it ideal...

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Oatley Park

Oatley Park

Oatley, NSW

Oatley Park is a large 45-hectare reserve and a popular family park for both locals and visitors exploring the area. The park, which is best known for its bushland, is a perfect destination for anyone wanting to escape...

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Observatory Hill

Observatory Hill

Millers Point, NSW

Observatory Hill is a popular Sydney lookout point that provides some of the most panoramic views of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Located atop the hill, visitors who head here are able to spot the Harbour...

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Manly Dam

Manly Dam

Manly Vale, NSW

Manly Dam, also known as the Manly Warringah War Memorial Park, is a scenic destination tucked away 30 minutes from Sydney’s CBD. This park boasts great biodiversity and is a renowned attraction for nature lovers...

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Sydney Harbour National Park

Sydney Harbour National Park

Mosman, NSW

Sydney Harbour National Park is a key attraction of the city’s landscape; that’s because it protects the harbour’s foreshore, alongside its numerous islands. The park includes both ends of the harbour...

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Cape Solander

Cape Solander

Kurnell, NSW

Cape Solander is one of Sydney’s best spots for whale watching, a popular activity for nature enthusiasts looking for a unique adventure. The destination is tucked away in the Kurnell section of Kamay Botany Bay...

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Cockle Bay Wharf

Cockle Bay Wharf

Sydney, NSW

Cockle Bay Wharf is the perfect way to explore the magic of Sydney’s most charming harbour; a must-visit while in the city. Whether you’re keen on experiencing the sights and sounds of this glistening...

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Tumbalong Park

Tumbalong Park

Sydney, NSW

Tumbalong Park is a beautiful recreational park right in the heart of Darling Harbour. This idyllic parkland provides visitors with a chance to enjoy the best native flora that was creatively incorporated to blend with...

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Brisbane Water National Park

Brisbane Water National Park

Kariong, NSW

Brisbane Water National Park is a must- see natural attraction for visitors exploring Sydney’s beautiful landscapes. Located near Gosford within the central coast, the national park makes for a great day trip...

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Cataract Dam

Cataract Dam

Appin, NSW

Cataract Dam is the first and the oldest of Sydney’s dams, and one of the most scenic locations in Macarthur. It is a water catchment area of the Upper Nepean Scheme and supplies water to Macarthur, Wollondilly...

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Muogamarra Nature Reserve

Muogamarra Nature Reserve

Cowan, NSW

Muogamarra Nature Reserve is a protected parkland located in Northern Sydney. This lush reserve is indeed a magical place to be, and it is not difficult to see why. Nature enthusiasts will love walking through the area...

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Pirrama Park

Pirrama Park

Pyrmont, NSW

Pirrama Park is an iconic waterfront public space located on Sydney Harbour. This pleasant harbourside facility is located to the west of the city and features a thoughtfully landscaped site. Its natural features...

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ISKCON Sydney

ISKCON Sydney

North Sydney, NSW

ISKCON Sydney, in full the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, is the Sydney Chapter of the Hare Krishna movement. On arrival, you will be welcomed by the warm Hare Krishna community to enjoy a day well...

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Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Kurnell, NSW

Kamay Botany Bay National Park is a day tripper’s dream come true in eastern Sydney. This protected park combines the best of the country’s rich cultural heritage and its stunning natural scenery, for an...

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