Sydney, Australia Attractions
Sydney in Australia is a modern and energetic city that has several iconic landmarks that together with a diverse range of attractions, sites and scenery make it a fascinating place to explore for both culture and adventure.
The summer in Sydney runs from the beginning of December though to around March and during this time you will experience temperatures between 23 to 30*C. Temperatures in April and May are between 15 and 23 and June, July, August and September usually the coolest months which can be around 9 to 18 *C. Between October and November temperatures tend to be between 15 to 26 *C. Sydney does suffer with torrential down pours which are often at their worst between March and June when the humidity levels also increase.
Sydney Transport Guide
Sydney has a modern and efficient transport system that covers the whole city, making it very easy to get around.
Sydney Airport is also known as Kingsford Smith Airport and is situated around 5 miles from the city centre. The airport is linked to the City Centre by the City Rail rail link which runs frequent services.
A fantastic way to view Sydney from a different perspective. Sydney Ferries run several services from Circular Quay in Sydney Cove to many destinations such as Manly, Parramatta, Taronga Zoo, Darling Harbour and Balmain.
At the Sydney Airport there are a selection of taxis available from Taxi ranks at the terminals and within the City itself.
Car hire can be a great way to travel around Sydney especially if you would like to go a bit further afield, Car rental companies such as Avis, Hertz, Eurocar and Budget are amongst those located at the Airport.
The Sydney Explorer and the Bondi Explorer run approximately every 20 minutes and cover many of the Sydney tourist attractions, attractions covered include Sydney Harbour Bridge, Government House, Sydney Observatory, Australian Museum, National Maritime Museum, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Darling Harbour and St Mary's Cathedral. Bus stops can be identified with a red explorer sign on them and you can purchase your ticket when you board the bus. The Sydney Explorer Route begins and ends at Circular Quay and you can hop on and off as and when you please.
Alternatively there are numerous other busses that run around the City with main bus terminals at Circular Quay, Wynyard and Central Station where you can obtain up to date timetable information.
There are several main stations that form a circle around the centre of Sydney such as Central, Town Hall, Wynyard, Circular Quay, St James and Museum will all position you close to some of the main attractions and provide a link with the airport and surrounding districts. Tickets can be purchased from the station and from vending machines.
Scooters are available to hire within the city and offer a great way to see the city.
Sydney Beach Attractions
There are many beaches that can offer fantastic swimming, surfing, snorkeling and recreational activities all just a short journey from the centre of Sydney. Beaches such as Bondi and Manly beaches are amongst the most famous... more about Sydney Beaches
The city is relatively safe but take the usual precautions when going out, such as keeping your personal belongings secure, trying not to walk around on your own very late at night and keep an eye on your drink when at a bar or night club to help prevent having your drink spiked.
When enjoying Sydney's many parks and beaches try to stay on one of the main paths and ensure that you know where you are going and how to get back this especially applies to walking in the Blue Mountains where it is advisable to also have a personal locator and phone on you if you plan to go way off the beaten track.
When enjoying the beaches remember your sun cream and a hat and it is advisable to stay on beaches that have lifeguards on patrol and to stay within the red and yellow flags, many of these patrolled beaches will also have shark nets.
The wild animals are wild so admire from a safe distance and do not feed them, if you want to give a Koala or Kangaroo a cuddle visit one of the animal attractions such as the Koala Sanctuary, Wildlife World or Taronga Zoo who often have tame animals and a photo opportunity ready and waiting.
There is a multicultural range of cuisine here, that has been inspired from all around the world and the city offers plenty of great quality and fine dining restaurants, several of which can be found around Darling Harbour and East Circular Quay.
Sydney has plenty of events and festivals taking place throughout the year that range from the popular Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race to the Sydney Festival... more about Sydney Festivals
Sydney Tourist Attractions Guide
Sydney contains a wealth of natural beauty that can be found throughout the city as well as plenty of inspiring and symbolic landmarks.
- Taronga Zoo
Taronga Zoo is a fantastic day out for the whole family to enjoy and is a short ferry trip from Circular Quay across Sydney Harbour. There are regular talks and shows held throughout the day to give more detailed information about the animals and a vast range of animals such as Koala's, Kangaroo's, Elephants and Giraffe's... more about Taronga Zoo
- Koala Park Sanctuary
This wonderful Sanctuary allows you to really get to know all about Koalas and offers you the chance to handle, feed and have your picture taken with this beautiful animal... more about Koala Park Sanctuary
- Sydney Wildlife World
Wildlife World is located next to the Sydney Aquarium and is full of Australian animals that have been housed in their own specially designed habitats... more about Sydney Wildlife World
- Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains are a range of relatively unspoilt mountain ranges and valley that offer breathtaking views and areas of interest such as the Three Sisters and the Wentworth Falls as well as several superb walking and mountain biking opportunities... more about Blue Mountains
- Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the most well known attractions of Sydney and provides an important link over Port Jackson that connects the City with the North. Sydney Harbour Bridge also offers visitors the Pylon Lookout, museum and Bridgeclimb for the more adventurous... more about Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House stands at the edge of Sydney Harbour and offers many contemporary and classical performances throughout the year. This unique building with its roof that looks like a ships sails is one of Sydney's most significant landmarks... more about Sydney Opera House
- Darling Harbour
Situated close to the Rocks and Haymarket, Darling Harbour is home to many wonderful attractions such as the Sydney Aquarium and Australian Maritime Museum and is also the location of the popular Hoopla street theatre festival and carnival. The Harbour offers wonderful views as well as shops, restaurants, cafes and bars... more about Darling Harbour
- Sydney Olympic Park
The Olympic Park is one of the best sporting venues in Sydney where visitors can take a tour around the complex and visit areas such as the Aquatics Centre and The Hall of Fame which is packed with photo's, medals and other Olympic memorabilia. Within the Park is Bicentennial Park where visitors can picnic, cycle and walk around... more about Sydney Olympic Park
- St Mary's Cathedral
This magnificent Cathedral features Gothic architecture and stands at the edge of Hyde Park close to the City Centre one of its many features are its stunning stained glass windows and the mosaic floor within the Crypt... more about St Mary's Cathedral
- Sydney Harbour National Park
Sydney Harbour National Park has been a National Park since 1975 and contains within many scenic locations such as beaches, headland, woodland and cliff tops as well as historic sites that are located in and around Sydney Harbour... more about Sydney Harbour National Park
- Sydney Observatory
The Observatory is positioned on Observatory Hill near to the Rocks area of Sydney and has wonderful views of the harbour as well as offering visitors guided tours of the Observatory, its telescopes and the domes and are able to learn more about and view stars and planets. There is also an interesting 3 D space theatre... more about Sydney Observatory
- Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens are positioned close to the city centre near to the Rocks area. The gardens contain many wonderful areas such as the herb garden, rose garden, Tropical Centre and the well known Mrs Macquaries Chair. The Palm Grove Centre is positioned in the middle of the gardens and acts as a information centre for the Botanic Gardens... more about Royal Botanic Gardens
- Australian Museum
The Australian Museum offers a vast amount of information on a range of subjects from Australia's indigenous people, flora and fauna as well as exhibitions about Dinosaurs, minerals and Skeletons... more about Australian Museum
- Australian National Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum offers visitors the chance to have a look around the submarine HMAS Onslow, go aboard a replica of Captain Cooks HMB Endeavour and view many fascinating nautical artifacts... more about Australian National Maritime Museum
- The Museum of Sydney
Built on a historic site of the First Government House this modern museum offers a great insight into the history and culture of the Aboriginal people who lived in the area... more about The Museum of Sydney
- Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art is constantly being updated with new exhibitions and events all about contemporary and modern art from all around the world... more about Museum of Contemporary Art
- Sydney Tower
The tower which is also known as Centrepoint Tower has 3 attractions within it which include the Sky Walk, OzTrek and the Observation Deck. The Tower gives you the opportunity to enjoy fantastic 360 degree views of Sydney from the City's highest tourist attraction... more about Sydney Tower
- Royal National Park
The Royal National Park is a beautiful place to visit and has some incredible scenic views and walks that are filled with plenty of flora and fauna... more about Royal National Park