Attractions

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…
Top Choice Gallery in City Centre & Haymarket

Art Gallery of NSW

With its classical Greek frontage and modern rear end, this much-loved institution plays a prominent and gregarious role in Sydney society. Blockbuster international touring exhibitions arrive regularly and there's …
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…
Area in City Centre & Haymarket

Chinatown

With a discordant soundtrack of blaring Canto pop, Dixon St is the heart and soul of Chinatown: a narrow, shady pedestrian mall with a string of restaurants and their urgently attendant spruikers. The ornate dragon …
Top Choice Gardens in Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Built according to Taoist principles, the Chinese Garden of Friendship is usually an oasis of tranquillity – although construction noise from Darling Harbour's redevelopment can intrude from time to time. Designed b…
Market in Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

Sydney Fish Market

This piscatorial precinct on Blackwattle Bay shifts over 15 million kilograms of seafood annually, and has retail outlets, restaurants, a sushi bar, an oyster bar and a highly regarded cooking school. Chefs, locals …
Museum in Newtown & the Inner West

Powerhouse Museum

A short walk from Darling Harbour, this science and design museum whirs away inside the former power station for Sydney’s defunct, original tram network. High-voltage interactive demonstrations wow school groups wit…
Top Choice Historic Building in Kings Cross & Potts Point

Elizabeth Bay House

Now dwarfed by 20th-century apartments, Colonial Secretary Alexander Macleay's elegant Greek Revival mansion was one of the finest houses in the colony when it was completed in 1839. The architectural highlight is a…
Nature Reserve in Manly

Manly Scenic Walkway

This epic walk has two major components: the 10km western stretch between Manly and Spit Bridge, and the 9.5km eastern loop around North Head. Either download a map or pick one up from the information centre near th…