Nowhere is more iconic of Sydney than the image of Sydney Harbour Bridge, the striking white of Opera House and the turquoise waters of Darling Harbour set against the bright blue sky. Discover the landmark attractions of this distinctive area with a local by your side, who will show you not only these landmark attractions but share with you the history and hidden gems that are tucked away nearby. Explore Darling Harbour and The Rocks with a local and you’ll be able to tick off some of Sydney’s most famous attractions off your bucket list, as well as seeing the highlights through the eyes of a local. In this stunning part of the city where land meets sea, and modern feats of engineering meet colonial era architecture, discover both the history and modernity of this cosmopolitan city on a unique and personalised experience with a local.
Some of the most famous of Sydney’s attractions and the best things to do in the city are found in Darling Harbour, a one-stop-shop area when it comes to shopping, museums, entertainment and dining. From delicious and diverse global cuisine, countless bars and pubs, exciting attractions like Sydney Aquarium and great shopping, there’s always something happening around the harbour! But if you feel like escaping the vibrant bustle of this pedestrian area, take a few moments of tranquility in the beautiful Chinese Garden of Friendship which is tucked away in a quiet corner of the wharf, or stroll through the green oasis of the Royal Botanic Gardens. You could hop on a ferry at Circular Quay to see the wharf and its landmarks from the water, or head out to the Taronga Zoo or famous Luna Park, Sydney’s beloved amusement park with its distinctive art deco entrance. To head back to the city, stroll over Sydney Harbour Bridge and enjoy the incredible panorama over the harbour and an alternative view of the Sydney’s bustling CBD. Once you’re back on dry land it’s time to explore The Rocks, Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood which was established when the very first settlers landed here in 1788! This suburb may be the smallest in the city, but it’s certainly jam packed with the most history; stop by its legendary pubs for an ice-cold pint, walk the cobblestones and discover hidden courtyards, colonial era architecture and the colourful and wild history of this part of the city where convicts and entrepreneurs once came ashore!