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Top sights in Sydney
What to see and do in Sydney
Located on one of the world's largest natural harbors, Sydney offers urban comfort with beautiful beaches and sprawling mountains on your doorstep. Here are some of the best attractions in Australia's largest city.
Frequently asked questions about Sydney
What top attractions are a must-see in Sydney?
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What are the top things to do in Sydney this week?
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Which tours in Sydney are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?
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Planning Your Visit
When to go?
Though some escaping the Northern Hemisphere's coldest months may enjoy the high temperatures of January and February, most will find the heat more bearable come March when fall rolls along. It's nonetheless perfect for checking out Sydney's best beaches! For those seeking lower-budget tourism, the cooler weather and low hotel prices make May the best time to visit.
How many days?
Of course it depends on what you want to do, but the must-see sights can be covered in a couple of days. Consider adding a day-trip to the Blue Mountains to your itinerary though, and if you've already booked a longer trip, don't worry! Sydney has enough going on to keep even the pickiest tourist satisfied for weeks.
How to get around?
Most of Sydney's attractions lie within the central business district or along the harbor. If you really don't want to walk between them, the City Circle train and the Monorail will take you to and from most points of interest. There is also an inexpensive ferry service that offers fantastic views of Sydney from the water. If you have reason to venture further out, you can check train times and routes at www.transportnsw.info.
Good to know
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- Best time to visit
- For milder temperatures, visit in March, but for budget-friendly deals and cooler weather, make sure you go in May!
Other Sightseeing Options in Sydney
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What people are saying about Sydney
I went with my wife and 4 kids (ages 3-12) and we had a great day. The food was great but you had to get in early before they shut service. The whale spotter/guide and captain were clearly experienced, giving lots of detail and finding us some humpbacks during the afternoon. There was lots of info about Sydney and its surrounds during the trips through the harbour too.
The whole experience was such a thrill - we loved the welcome aboard and humour of Jim-boy - he’s a natural to put people at ease ! We had a lovely day for it and saw the best of Sydney from the water ! Me & my grand daughter enjoyed it sooooo much !
Absolutely fantastic experience. Everything was amazing from the Steve., the guide, to every place we visited. We went there for a birthday celebration and it was absolutely amazing! Looking to book a tour again soon!
Great views of the city, harbour bridge and opera house. Nice cruise along the coast line back to the airport as well.
Wonderful day out with 3 boutique wine tastings and cheese and chocolate shopping. Highly recommended!!