Explore the spectacular highlights of Sydney, the iconic city set on a picturesque harbour.

Discover some of the city’s iconic attractions such as the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach & Darling Harbour. Cruise along the iconic harbour aboard one of many scenic cruises & yacht sailings or go shopping in Pitt Street Mall.

Sydney is also the gateway to some of Australia’s most spectacular regions including the picturesque Blue Mountains, the stunning South Coast, the scenic Hawkesbury River & the famous Hunter Valley wine region.

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Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport

The Airport is located just 13km south of the city centre on Botany Bay. Direct train services are available from the airport to the city.

Where to stay

Sydney City Centre

Stay in the heart of the city and walk to most of the city’s famous attractions & landmarks. A wide range of hotels, motels & hostels are available.

Darling Harbour

Located on the western edge of the city centre, Darling Harbour is home to a range of bars, restaurants & shops as well as the SEA-LIFE Aquarium.

The Rocks & Circular Quay

Stay in one of Sydney’s more luxurious hotel options in the Rocks or Circular Quay, located at the northern end of the city centre, close to the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge.

Bondi Beach

The world-famous Bondi Beach is located just east of the city. It is famous for its curved bay, coastal walking trails & surf beach.

North Sydney

Located on the opposite side of Sydney Harbour to the city centre, North Sydney is home to attractions such as Taronga Zoo & Luna Park.


Just a short scenic ferry ride down Sydney Harbour from the city, Manly is home to 2 of Sydney’s most stunning beaches as well as shops, bars & restaurants.

Useful travel tips

Peak summer travel season

The summer months (December to February) are the peak travel months for visiting Sydney with more daylight hours to explore the city’s many attractions.

Autumn & spring months

Autumn (March to May) & spring (September to November) are perfect times to visit Sydney with cooler temperatures and less crowds.

Travelling during winter

Winter may not be a peak time to visit Sydney but there’s still plenty to see & do in the city. Visit some of the many museums & galleries and dine at some of the city’s famous restaurants.

Vivid Sydney

The famous Vivid Sydney festival takes place from late May to mid June each year, bringing some of the world’s best light artists, music acts & food creatives to Sydney.

Drive around Sydney

Hire a car to discover more of Sydney and surrounding regions including Canberra, the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury River, Newcastle & the Hunter Valley.

Motorhome holidays

Rent a motorhome and explore more of New South Wales. A motorhome holiday gives you more freedom to explore more with the flexibility of choosing where to go each day.