Sydney enjoys a relaxed outdoor and beach lifestyle, combined with great food and wine, nature and cosmopolitan shopping, culture and nightlife. The harbour is Sydney and on a warm day, with a clear blue sky, there is no better place to be. Catch a ferry at Circular Quay for views of the magificent Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge from the water as you ride a ferry across the harbour to Manly.
Learn to surf or simply relax at the world famous Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the pubs, restaurants and shops set in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington.
The city’s coastal walks are a perfect way to take in the golden beaches, dramatic headlands, sandstone cliffs and national parks.Sydney is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Blue Mountains to the west, the Hawkesbury River to the north and the Royal National Park in the south.
Unwind in spaces such as Centennial Park, Hyde Park or the Royal Botanic Gardens. Darling Harbour is a favourite family leisure and entertainment precinct.
In the city centre, historic arcades such as the Queen Victoria Building and The Strand are packed with designer fashion stores. In Newtown, find vintage fashion and quirky boutiques; while Mosman and Double Bay are more upmarket.
Try the City Sightseeing Hop-On-Hop-Off bus which is an ideal and inexpensive way to see most of the main tourist points around the city and out to Bondi.