Sydney’s Taronga Zoo
Visit the animals of Taronga Zoo at their incredible waterside address. The zoo houses 2,900 exotic and native species including gorillas, tigers, leopards, chimpanzees, giraffes, kangaroos and koalas and is a short ferry ride from Circular Quay.
Sydney Opera House
Walk around Circular Quay and see why the Sydney Opera House continues to dazzle. With a varied and full program, the Opera House is one of the city’s busiest music, arts and performance venues.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Nicknamed “the coathanger”, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a great engineering feat, originally opened in 1932. Visitors are free to walk or cycle across this vast structure that spans Sydney Harbour.
Sydney’s Magnificent Bondi to Coogee Trail
To appreciate this amazing piece of coastline, join the Bondi to Coogee Walk which links all these beaches and showcases Sydney’s finest ocean views. There are also plenty of cafés en route, interesting landmarks and naturally, some great swimming spots.
Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens
The beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens are extensive and a place of scientific research, running many educational programs. There are walking paths and scenic train rides for kids. Learn about the gardens through free guided walks through the 30-hectare site, plus special Aboriginal Heritage Tours and sample tasty bush foods.
Harbour’s Cockatoo Island
Spend a night camping on Cockatoo Island, located in the Middle Harbour, behind the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Not only will you wake up to one of the world’s great views, but you’ll learn about the island’s history as a convict prison and later a shipyard. Bring your own tent or hire a pre-erected one on the island.
Famous for its blue-tinged escarpment and Three Sisters rock formation —along with graceful hotels and quaint townships — the Blue Mountains National Park is just a few hours from Sydney. The mountains have been a popular spot for walkers, climbers and outdoor types for 100 years so get active and try a spot of mountain biking or abseiling.
Unwind in Australia’s easternmost town – home to sweeping surf beaches, lush rainforests, great regional dining and new-age retreats. Walk the Cape Byron Track to the trademark lighthouse, kayak with dolphins, trawl the markets and indulge in a day spa.
Clovelly and Gordons Bay
Meet a rainbow community of fish in the picturesque, rocky channels of Clovelly and neighbouring Gordons Bay. Here, just eight kilometres from Sydney’s CBD, blue groper, bream, snapper, kingfish, eastern blue devifish, giant cuttlefish and flathead crowd the ocean.
The Rocks in Sydney
Delve under the glossy exterior and you’ll find a colourful history. The Rocks is an historic reminder of the colonial era. While visitors can wander the cobbled laneways, The Rocks Walking Tours provide an entertaining portrait of Australia’s first European settlement.
Farmhouse Kings Cross
With minimal but precise moves Farmhouse creates a bucolic dining fantasy, not only in the midst of dense urbanity but also in a highly competitive gastronomic area. Every decision has been made with clarity and criticality – to provide everything you need, and nothing you don’t. Farmhouse succeeds as much for what it chooses not to do, as for what it does.
Medusa Greek Taverna
The story of Medusa begins in the sun soaked hills of Greece where traditional family recipes and farm fresh ingredients were combined with his family’s love of traditional Greek cooking to bring the family together. Peter came to Australia 40 years ago and opened him first Greek Restaurant in Parramatta. Success followed shortly thereafter with new restaurants opening and yet something was missing for Peter. Peter went home and rediscovered these aromas and flavors and brought them back to Sydney to create Medusa; a true Greek experience in food.
Tetsuya’s Restaurant is located in the centre of Sydney at 529 Kent Street. Tetsuya Wakuda refurbished an heritage-listed site, with influences of traditional Japanese-inspired style, to create a serene dining enclave in the city. Tetsuya’s serves a degustation menu. The degustation is unique, based on the Japanese philosophy of using natural seasonal flavours, enhanced by classic French technique and utilising the freshest possible ingredients.
Alegrias Spanish Tapas
For a long time now, Spanish food has remained a hidden gem. Alegrias aims to bring you authentic, honest Spanish cuisine the way mum used to cook at home using the finest fresh local produce. At Alegrias we believe Tapas is not just about small plates, Chef Javier Sevilla believes Tapas to be “the finest local ingredients, simply prepared to be enjoyed with family and friends over great conversation.
The Spice Room
The Spice Room offers delicious cuisines from the rich royal heritage of India recreating the magic of spices by using ingredients fit for royalty. The Spice Room offers a creative lunch menu which recreates for patrons the tiffin boxes which are lunch boxes that Dabbawallas (delivery boys) deliver to white collared workers across Mumbai in India. The meals are served in 2 tier or 3 tier tiffin boxes during lunch time. Try one today!
With vibrant photography and innovative, inspiring recipes for meat, fish, vegetables and desserts, Four Kitchens is about celebrating good eating every day and bringing delicious, quality dishes to the home kitchen. With an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce, strong flavours, and the nose-to-tail eating for which he is famous, Colin Fassnidge’s food is every bit as exciting and innovative as that of the very best chefs working anywhere in the world today.
Perched atop Customs House at Circular Quay, with spectacular sweeping views across Sydney Harbour the restaurant has built its reputation over the past 17 years. Cafe Sydney is one of the city’s most iconic dining destinations. Consistently delivering excellent food, an innovative wine list and faultless service, it’s no wonder. The menu showcases the finest local produce with seafood a Cafe Sydney speciality.
Monopole is here to offer you a new experience in a relaxed dining room, one where you can try Brent’s amazing food that is designed to be shared with your friends. Create your own tasting menu and choose from Nick’s wine list that features over a 500 wines from around the world, with many exclusive to Monopole and offered by the glass or carafe.
Rockpool Bar and Grill
The Rockpool Restaurant Group offers a unique dining experience throughout its restaurants, to maintain this position, we set out to do everything to the best of our ability today and then try even harder tomorrow. We are proud to be Australia’s most awarded restaurant group, with 15 Good food Guide Chef’s Hats across 7 dining experiences, and all are in Gourmet Travellers Top 50 Restaurant list.
The Gretz is a neighbourhood bar that serves quality cocktails, craft beer, wine and snacks with a seafood focus. Birthday bashes, book launches, Christmas parties, engagement celebrations, product launches, photo shoots, client experiences… The Gretz is a fun, warm and contemporary space for your next private event or function. From the Hartsyard Family.
Love Tilly Devine
Welcome to Love, Tilly Devine! This is just a little something to let you know what we’re about. Without being pretentious about it, we want this to be a bar where people come to drink well rather than to just get drunk – a place to take a good friend, or a prospective lover. It is also a place to come to enjoy wine.
The Strand Arcade
The Strand Arcade remains a majestic beauty in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s CBD. Many retailers including The Nut Shop, Elie’s leather Repair and Strand Hatters have traded for decades, becoming well known Sydney institutions. Today the centre is a unique mix of Australian designer fashion and specialty stores catering for a discerning, sophisticated clientele.
Queen Victoria Building
The Queen Victoria Building, now affectionately known as the QVB, was designed by George McRae and completed in 1898, replacing the original Sydney markets on the site. QVB is one of Sydney’s most-loved buildings with its unique collection of over 180 exquisite fashion, jewellery and accessories boutiques under a suite of copper-clad domes. The shopping destination is a popular tourist attraction and local favourite, with stores including Salvatore Ferragamo, Bally, Oroton, Country Road, Coach, Haigh’s Chocolates and The Tea Room.
As one of Sydney’s busiest shopping centres, located just 1km from the CBD, we believe our primary reason for being is to provide our customers with a multitude of opportunities to express their individuality and personality through their retail choices. With over 140 speciality stores we can’t help but embrace diversity and celebrate the individual!
MidCity Shopping Centre
Like a personal stylist, MidCity Style Space provides all the tools for you to put together the perfect look. Take a walk through its four levels, including bold looks for men and women, fitness solutions to get that body into shape, and boutique dining. It is small enough to be effortless and big enough to be rewarding.
Glebe Markets is one of Sydney’s most well known Saturday markets with diversity, character and style. It is the showcase for the cutting edge of fashion and design. Clothing and Jewellery and accessories are a strong point too. Come meet and chat with the makers and be part of the scene. Explore… & lose yourself at Glebe for a day.
Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre
Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre at Drummoyne, is the only place in Sydney where you can shop for great bargins whilst enjoying the spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and browse through a huge range of your favourite fashion, food and lifestyle brands.
28 Jun – 29 Dec 2017 : Moore Park Foodies and Farmers Market
13 – 15 Jul 2017 : Arsenal FC are coming to Sydney in 2017!
13 Aug 2017 : The Sun-Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac
19 Aug 2017 : Bledisloe Cup – Qantas Wallabies VS All Blacks
17 Sep 2017 : Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
01 – 03 Dec 2017 : L’Etape Australia by Le Tour de France
26 Dec 2017 : Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
31 Dec 2017 : Sydney New Year’s Eve at Darling Harbour
07 – 29 Jan 2018 : Sydney Festival
08 – 14 Jan 2018 : Apia International Sydney
10 – 14 Jan 2018 : Park Elvis Festival
19 – 28 Jan 2018 : Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth
26 Jan 2018 : Australia Day Sydney
03 – 05 Feb 2018 : Liqui – Moly Bathrust 12 Hour
03 – 05 Feb 2018 : HSBC Sydney7s
08 – 19 Feb 2018 : The Sydney Morning Herald Lunar Markets
Australia National Public Holidays
|1st January||New Year’s Day|
|26th January||Australia Day|
|2nd Monday in March||Labour Day (VIC, TAS)|
|March/April||Good Friday/Easter Monday|
|25th April||Anzac Day|
|2nd Monday in June||Queen’s birthday|
|25th December||Christmas Day|
|26th December||Boxing Day|
Sydney Airport (SYD)
Address: Sydney NSW 2020, Australia
Phone:+61 2 9667 9111
Sydney Time Zone
Sydney is on Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT.
Australia’s telephone country code is 61
Service for all mobile phones is widespread while internet access is available at internet cafes, hotels, libraries and in wi-fi areas, sometimes free.