Sydney is Australia's largest and most famous city. There’s no doubt that sparkling Sydney Harbour makes it an attractive destination, but there’s lots more going for it than just natural beauty. Take in the smooth sandstone of colonial buildings, enjoy entertaining theatre, visit world-class museums and indulge in gourmet delights.
There is no shortage of activities in Sydney to please young and old alike so take the opportunity to spend some time before or after the Meeting exploring the city and surrounds including the world famous beaches!
Sydney’s multicultural heritage, a local passion for food, and the fresh produce and seafood on its doorstep come together to create one of the world’s best places to eat and drink. Discover an array of delicious experiences, from gourmet restaurants to alleyway cafes, bustling markets, glamourous cocktail bars and classic neighbourhood pubs.
Check out things to do below, whilst you plan your stay in Sydney:
Sydney Harbour and "The Rocks"
Attend a world class show at the iconic Sydney Opera house; wander the halls of the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art; explore the historic sandstone rows and pubs of "The Rocks” that date back to Australia’s early settlers; these are just a few of so many things to do on and around Sydney Harbour.
Attractions in Sydney Harbour
- Darling Harbour
- Royal botanic Gardens
- Taronga Zoo
- Luna Park
- Sydney Sea Life Aquarium
- Sydney Fish Market
Sydney's Scenery and Outdoors
Sydney is ideally located around a natural ocean harbour, with many beaches easily accessible in the Eastern Suburbs such as Coogee, Tamarama and world famous Bondi Beach. Manly and Watson’s Bay on Sydney’s Northern region are also ideal seaside hubs to enjoy the outdoors and are easily accessible by Ferry from Circular Quay.
Fringing many of these areas is protected national park, containing scenic coastal walks such as the famous Bondi to Manly 80km walk, that can be divided into eight sections. Sydney is also host to an array of gardens and the home of the oldest botanic garden in Australia, the 200 year old Royal Botanic Garden.
Sydney’s cuisine is as diverse as its multicultural inhabitants. From Vietnamese street food to Michelin star fine dining, Sydney offers dining for any taste, time or budget.
Learn more about where to go and what to eat on your trip to Sydney, here.