Top Choice Notable Building in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Sydney Opera House

Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, this World Heritage-listed building is Australia's most recognisable landmark. Visually referencing the billowing white sails of a seagoing yacht (but described by some local…
Observatory in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Sydney Observatory

Built in the 1850s, Sydney’s copper-domed, Italianate observatory squats atop pretty Observatory Hill, overlooking the harbour. Inside is a collection of vintage apparatus, including Australia’s oldest working teles…
Top Choice Bridge in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydneysiders adore their giant 'coathanger'. Opened in 1932, this majestic structure spans the harbour at one of its narrowest points. The best way to experience the bridge is on foot – don't expect much of a view c…
Waterfront in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Walsh Bay

This section of Dawes Point waterfront was Sydney’s busiest before the advent of container shipping and the construction of new port facilities at Botany Bay. The last decade has seen the Federation-era wharves here…
Museum in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Rocks Discovery Museum

Divided into four chronological displays – Warrane (pre-1788), Colony (1788–1820), Port (1820–1900) and Transformations (1900 to the present) – this excellent museum digs deep into The Rocks’ history and leads you o…
Top Choice Gardens in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Royal Botanic Garden

These expansive gardens are the city's favourite picnic destination, jogging route and snuggling spot. Bordering Farm Cove, east of the opera house, the gardens were established in 1816 and feature plant life from A…
Top Choice Gardens in Cowra

Japanese Garden

Built as a token of Cowra's connection with Japanese POWs (but with no overt mention of the war or the breakout), this tranquil 5-hectare garden and attached cultural centre are superby presented and well worth visi…
Top Choice Island in Coffs Harbour

Muttonbird Island

The Gumbainggir people knew this island as Giidany Miirlarl, meaning Place of the Moon. It was joined to Coffs Harbour by the northern breakwater in 1935. The walk to the top (quite steep at the end) provides sweepi…
Top Choice Beach in Coffs Harbour

Jetty Beach

This sheltered beach, with its famous jetty, is protected by a breakwater for calm swimming conditions. It's also a quick walk to nearby restaurants.
Top Choice Beach in Coffs Harbour

Park Beach

A long, lovely stretch of sand backed by dense shrubbery and sand dunes, which conceal the buildings beyond.