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Top Attractions in Sydney

Updated on July 23, 2012

Art Gallery of New South Wales


The Art Gallery of NSW, established in 1874, is one of the most popular art museums in Australia, visited by over 1.3 million people annually. The gallery
presents fine international and Australian art. Modern and contemporary works are displayed in expansive, light-filled spaces, offering stunning views of Sydney and the harbour. You will also find dedicated galleries celebrating the arts of Asia and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Together with their permanent collection are regularly changing temporary exhibitions.

Bondi Beach


Bondi Beach is Australia's most famous beach and one of the world's most well-known beaches. The beach, of about one kilometre long, has activities all year round, anything from kite flying or sufing competitions, festivals, markets and galleries. Markets are held every Sunday from 10am till 5pm. 

Darling Harbour


Darling Harbour is known as one of the world's most famous entertainment and leading waterfront leisure destinations. It has often been described as 'a miracle of inner urban rebirth' and over the past 10 years, has won numerous construction industry and tourism awards.

The Rocks


The Rocks, a rocky headland and surrounding shoreline, was inhabited by the Indigenous Cadigal people for thousands of years. In 1788 the European settlers-British convicts built their camp atop the sandstone cliffs. Today The Rocks changed into a vibrant port community housing a unique mixture of fine restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops, and galleries showcasing both established and emerging talent.

Royal Botanic Gardens


The Royal Botanic Gardens, established in 1816, is a place of peace, relaxation and education as well as a place of natural beauty surrounded by an area for sport, entertainment and recreation. The Gardens cover 30 hectares and The National Herbarium is a reference library of 1.2 million preserved plants.

Sydney Aquarium


Sydney Aquarium houses habitat exhibits and some amazing and bizarre animals that inhabit them. The aquarium presents the unique aquatic life of some of these habitats, highlighting their ecological importance.

Travel Guide to Sydney, Australia


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