Getting to and around Sydney

Getting to Sydney

International flights fly directly into Sydney Airport from many global hubs. From the airport it’s an easy 20 minute taxi or train ride to the city centre.

Getting around Sydney

Sydney Airport Link

Airport Link is a fast and convenient way to reach the centre of Sydney. Trains run approximately every 10 minutes and the journey to the city takes only 13 minutes. The international and domestic rail stations link directly to the City Circle line, which means most city destinations are within a short walk of stations. Click here for more information.

Public Transport

It’s easy to get around Sydney with an integrated public transport network of trainsbuses, light rail and ferries, as well as taxis and car hire. You can explore and experience much of Sydney and surrounding regions on public transport and using an Opal card is a convenient way to pay for your fares.

World Class Experiences

Sydney Australia is one of the world’s most loved cities and it has a lively and vibrant buzz that makes it the ultimate destination throughout the year.

There are always plenty of things to do in Sydney whether it’s summer, winter, autumn or spring – from world-class dining, shows and entertainment, to sightseeing and great walks or fun in the sand at one of Sydney’s idyllic beaches.

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Eat & Drink in Sydney

Seafood Platter at The Boathouse, Palm Beach. © Destination NSW

Sydney is one of the world’s great dining destinations. You can dine by Sydney Harbour in award-winning restaurants, enjoy a traditional pub nestled in history or simply take in the views at a cool rooftop bar.

For recommendations and to view restaurant options, please click here.

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Things to do in Sydney

Raise your glass, flutter those lashes. He’s staring at you, he’s singing for you… Are you tempted?

Violetta is the life of every party. A courtesan with a heart of gold, she’s free and free-spirited. Could a little love change everything?

Experience the joy and heartache of the world’s most popular opera at Sydney’s best night out. Fireworks light up the sky at every performance. A giant chandelier shimmers over the harbour stage. Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is “the ultimate Sydney experience” (Yahoo! Travel).

In 2020, we present La Traviata: the story that inspired Moulin Rouge.

Arrive early to enjoy drinks or dinner at one of the five pop-up bars and restaurants on site. Drink in the view as the setting sun glimmers over the city skyline. Then take your seats in the comfortable grandstand to enjoy “a ravishing visual spectacle” (Huffington Post).

The 3.5-tonne chandelier sparkles with 10,000 Swarovski crystals. The biggest scenes feature 70 performers on stage and party boats in the harbour.

Verdi’s score offers flying melodies, rousing drinking songs and heartbreaking duets. Brian Castles-Onion conducts the opera, with a live orchestra hidden under the stage.

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Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is one of the world’s most creative and busiest arts centres, featuring world-leading performances and events. Experience the Sydney Opera House’s attractions by enjoying a show, taking a behind-the-scenes tour or sipping a cocktail at the Opera Bar as the sun sets over the beautiful harbour.

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Cockatoo Island Ghost Tour

Runs on Saturday evenings from 6.30-8pm.  Tour includes convict workshops and gaol, grain solos, Dog Leg Tunnel and Biloela House.  Guide will blend history with mystery

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The Rocks Historical Area

  • See some of Australia’s most acclaimed art
  • Sample craft beer in Sydney’s oldest pubs
  • Delve into The Rocks’ colonial past

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Sydney Harbour Cocktail Cruise

A great start to the evening or the perfect end to a hectic day! As the sun sets on the city skyline enjoy a cocktail and a few canapés while taking in the amazing views of Sydney from the harbour. A licensed bar on board is open for the purchase of other beverages (90 minute cruise).

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Sydney Harbour Bridgeclimb

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia’s most well known and photographed landmarks. It is the world’s largest steel arch bridge with the top of the bridge standing 134 metres above the harbour. It is fondly known by the locals as the ‘Coathanger’ because of its arch-based design.

Exhilarating and utterly unforgettable, BridgeClimb gives you the incredible opportunity to walk to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and enjoy one of the world’s most spectacular views.

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Barangaroo & The Rocks Food Tour

Explore Sydney’s newest dining delights! Enjoy iconic sights + Sydney’s colonial history! Perfect first day food walk in Sydney.

  • Let us introduce you to some of the best dining in the must-see locations of Barangaroo and The Rocks, on a walk to make room for more food.
  • A locally brewed beverage and pub grub at one of Sydney’s oldest pubs, then enjoy breath-taking views over the harbour.
  • Enjoy Australia’s favourite cuisines Italian &Thai classics, deliciously made with fresh ingredients from the restaurant’s farms. GF OPTIONS
  • Taste fresh gelato (GF) at Barangaroo wharf and satisfy your sweet tooth with indulgent French patisserie to eat or take home at the Rocks.
  • Learn about Sydney’s newest and oldest suburbs, how they were built and how they are used, who lives there and works there.
  • Enjoy harbourside views from the stunning Barangaroo Park and a beautiful walk through the old and new Sydney (2×1.2km)
  • Talented tour guides with extensive local knowledge. Always a small intimate group, never more than 12 people on your tour. Paced to suit.

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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

The enchanting Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, is a tranquil oasis on the edge of one of the world’s great natural harbours. You’ll enjoy spectacular views and take memorable photographs of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

A short walk from Circular Quay and Hyde Park, the garden has thousands of plant specimens. Wildlife in the garden includes colourful birds, fruit bats and water dragons. The Calyx is a world-class horticultural space, with changing exhibitions designed to capture your imagination.

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The Star Shopping

Luxury shopping approximately 10 minutes walk across the Pyrmont Bride from ten hotel.

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Blue Mountains Tours

Blue Mountains Afternoon and Sunset Tour

A Blue Mountains afternoon tour from Sydney, departing in the late morning to avoid the crowds. You will see famous highlights of the area in the afternoon, before staying for sunset and enjoying the golden hour before returning to Sydney.

Duration 9 hours

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Blue Mountains Tour, Scenic World, Leura Village & Cruise

Discover the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains on a full-day tour that takes you to Featherdale Wildlife Park.  See a variety of native Australian animals, stop at Echo Point for panoramic views and enjoy 3 different rides at Scenic World.

Duration 10 hours

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Sydney Tower Eye

For a breathtaking experience high above the city centre, step onto the Skywalk glass-floor viewing platform at the Sydney Tower Eye. You’ll be 268 metres above Sydney’s streets and have 360-degree views of the city and its beautiful attractions.

A guide will point out the sights below. Beyond Sydney, you’ll see the natural blue haze of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains to the west, the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean to the east, and vistas of the South Coast and North Coast.

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Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo, with spectacular views of beautiful Sydney Harbour, is a great destination to see native wildlife and rare exotic animals. A range of tours are offered, from the keeper-led Wild Australia Experience to the VIP Aussie Gold Tour of native animals.

You’ll be delighted with the daily bird and seal shows too. The Nura Diya Aboriginal Discovery Tour explores the connection between Australia’s animals, plants and landscape and Aboriginal Dreamtime. You can even camp the night at the zoo on the Roar and Snore tour.

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