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Lonely Planet Experience

Lonely Planet Experiences Private Sydney With Conviction Tour

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Lonely Planet Experience

Lonely Planet Experiences Private Sydney Tour: When Rum Ran the Rocks

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Lonely Planet Experience

Lonely Planet Experiences Private Sydney Tour: Eat, Drink and Walk the City

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Lonely Planet Experience

Sydney With Conviction

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Lonely Planet Experience

Eat, Drink, Walk Sydney

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

All Inclusive Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Trip from Sydney

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Tickets & Passes

Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Sydney Bike Tours

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Recent stories

Destination Practicalities

When is the best time to go to Sydney?

6 min readPublished Aug 15, 2021

With a bit of planning you can time your visit to enjoy sunshine and surf beaches or Sydney's exciting calendar of arts and culture festivals.

Sydney New Year eve fireworks over Harbour with bridge and city CBD buildings reflecting colourful fire balls in blurred water.
Activities

18 top things to do in Sydney

11 min readPublished Aug 9, 2021

Live it up – beachside and harborside – in this captivating, diverse Australian city with our top picks for things to see and do.

Surfers at Bondi Beach.
Beaches

14 best parks and gardens in Sydney

9 min readPublished Aug 7, 2021

From manicured gardens to wild scrubby parklands, Sydney is dotted with beautiful green spaces to escape the hustle and bustle.

View to the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the top of Wendy's Secret Garden, a public garden established by Wendy Whiteley on once derelict land, Lavender Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Explore

Everything you need to know to get around Sydney

8 min readPublished Jul 31, 2021

Sydney is not the easiest city to get around, but its public transport network is reliable, reasonably priced and way more convenient than driving.

Murray Rose pool is in the eastern suburbs of Sydney
Road trips

Top 5 day trips from Sydney

5 min readPublished Jul 25, 2021

Sydney's regional areas are varied and spectacular. And amazingly, they're also accessible on easy day trips from the city.

Woman sitting on a rocky ledge overlooking the Blue Mountains National Park during sunset.