Iconic Attractions

There are three icons that say “I’ve arrived in Sydney” : The Bridge, the House and the Harbour. You’ll find more amazing attractions in the mountains, on the coast and in the NSW Outback

Sydney’s most memorable attractions are an inspiring mix of the natural and the man-made. Some of them are recognised around the world as saying “Sydney”.

When you experience the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour, you won’t be disappointed. The best thing about these icons is that you can climb over the steel arch, watch a performance under the magical sails or go sailing on the harbour.

Other star attractions are Sydney’s zoos and aquariums, some just minutes from the heart of the city. You’ll see all your favourite Aussie animals – koalas, kangaroos, emus, colourful reef fish, seals and penguins.

You may even be lucky enough to see whales or frolicking dolphins in the Pacific Ocean when you follow the famous Bondi to Bronte coastal walk.

Beyond Sydney, there are natural wonders recognised as important World Heritage Areas. The Blue Mountains National Park, just one part of the Greater Blue Mountains Area, has sandstone cliffs and forested valleys where rare plants such as the Wollemi Pine survive – all just two hours from Sydney.

Mungo National Park in the NSW Outback is part of the World Heritage-listed Willandra Lakes Area. It is valued for rich archaeological remains such as the 40,000 year-old burial site of Mungo Man and Mungo Woman as well as 20,000 year-old human footprints.

The 160 bottlenose dolphins whose habitat is Port Stephens are an attraction in their own right. See them on a dolphin watch cruise or when kayaking on the crystal clear waters of the bay.

When you taste Hunter Valley wines on their own turf, you’ll see why this experience is one of our top attractions. The crisp Hunter Semillon has been called a national treasure with no equivalent anywhere.

Iconic Byron Bay is situated on the North Coast of NSW. Famed for its waves, hip beach culture and great natural beauty, the town known as Byron is a mecca for visitors from around the world.

Climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Sydney Opera House

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Wildlife encounters in Sydney

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Sculpture By The Sea

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Surfing at Byron Bay

One of Australia’s most popular surfing destinations. Its natural credentials are impeccable...

Grand Canyon, Blue Mountains National Park (Photo: John Blackadder / Tourism NSW)Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains, a scenically dramatic region of forested ravines and pristine...

Mungo National Park, Outback NSWMungo National Park

Part of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area, a chain of dried-out lakes that were...

Hunter Valley Wineries

Endowed with rolling plains and rugged mountains, the Upper Hunter has an interesting rural history...

Port Stephens Dolphins

With 26 golden beaches, an extensive bay and picturesque inlets, Port Stephens is the perfect place...

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