With the beautiful weather and amazing scenery, Sydney has become one of the most visited cities in the Pacific. Sydney boasts a great selection of activities from sightseeing to whale watching. You will never call Sydney a boring place.
One of the most recognized icons in the world, a popular Sydney attraction, is the Sydney Opera House, with a stunning backdrop of the harbor, listed as one of the greatest architectural feats of the 20th century. This phenomenal structure has even been described as “a masterpiece of human creativity.” While you are visiting the city, don’t miss an opportunity to see the Sydney Symphony or perhaps a performance at the State Theater. Australia is a Country rich in culture.
Museums and Galleries
Many of Sydney attractions include an array of museums, some of which have been become important icons. The Australian Museum is one of the six best natural history museums in the world. Its exhibits cover everything from aboriginal Australia to rituals of the human life cycle. Other interesting museums include Hyde Park Barracks, where convicts were imprisoned back in the 1800s, the Justice and Police Museum, and the Museum of Sydney, just to name a few.
Sydney attractions also include great galleries such as the Art Gallery of South Wales, Sydney’s most important collection of Austrian, European and Asian art, as well as photographic and tribal art.
For a great experience commuting with nature, the Royal Botanical Gardens are among the favorite Sydney attractions, with a display of more than 7,500 varieties of trees from around the world, along with beautiful lush rose gardens, a tropical glasshouse pyramid and rare threatened plants species. It enjoys great harbor views.
Tip: There are many Sydney attractions; however, don’t miss a whale-watching cruise. It’s an experience you will never forget.
Sydney’s parks are not just important for their beauty, but also because they have historical significance. Botany Bay National Park is the place where Aborigines and European culture had their first encounter back in 1770.
The Royal National Park is another amazing example of Sydney’s beauty. Second in the world after Yellowstone in the United States, it boasts kilometers of beautiful coastal walks, beaches and rainforest valleys.
Beautiful beaches are also a very significant part of Sydney attractions. Bondi Beach for example is a world famous icon, with a whole selection of restaurants. It’s the place for the best coastal views.
The Featherdale Wildlife Park is a very appealing Sydney attraction if you are an animal lover. There are over 2,000 animals living in a natural habitat. And if you want to see Australia’s own koalas, kangaroos and wallabies don’t miss Taronga Zoo, which also happens to have the best selection in fauna from Australia and around the world.
For those with a taste for athletics, there is a vast selection of Sydney attractions in the area of sports, like rugby, football, basketball, yacht racing, horseracing and even motor sports. The city is proud to be the home to prominent teams.