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This is an overview of some of the things I have come to love about Sydney. It is not a big city, and there are lots of gems hidden away. It does change constantly and what was vibrant and lively last month is now closed and being transformed - so be prepared to be flexible with plans and double check things are still around before you make a committed plan. It is a great place to just explore and most coffee is great; most food is at least good and although expensive it is a great city.

Good for
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Like a Local

27 Places

1 City Tip

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27 Places

Sydney Opera House

Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Theatres

The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay

Restaurants

Seasalt Cafe

Restaurants

Nomad

Restaurants

Vivid Sydney

Cultural Events

Sydney Harbour

Bodies of Water

Cafe Sydney

Restaurants

China Doll

Restaurants

Jamie's Italian

Restaurants

The Restaurant at the Art Gallery of NSW

Restaurants

Hugos Manly

Restaurants

The Potting Shed

Restaurants

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Bridges, Points of Interest & Landmarks

The Rocks

Neighbourhoods, Historic Walking Areas

Bondi Beach

Beaches

Sydney Ferries

Ferries

Circular Quay

Piers & Boardwalks

The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk

Hiking Trails

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Gardens

Sydney Ferries

Ferries

Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Museums

Watson's Bay

Bodies of Water

Mrs Macquarie's Chair

Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Australian National Maritime Museum

Speciality Museums

Centennial Park

Parks

Milsons Point

Lookouts

Ali S's City Tips

  • public transport is good for travelling around in the CBD, inner west, eastern suburbs but not everywhere. Trains are great, but not an extensive network. Buses run off the timetable as traffic is often a problem so don't believe the timetable. Transport is reasonably cheap though. Tips of 10% are appreciated, but not required if service is poor - and it can be sometimes. Taxi drivers can be rude and usually don't know where they are going, so you may have to get your own GPS apps out (not kidding). Uber is pretty good here for CBD, and inner suburbs but once you leave the central areas, are thin on the ground.
  • Sydney Opera House
    Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Theatres
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    Ali S Says:

    An absolute must in Sydney. worth taking time to walk around the outside as well as to visit the inside. If possible to get tickets to an event then do. Often tickets are sold out well in advance though.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • My tip is don't drive here, unless mobility is a real issue. Car park is expensive and fills up quickly if any events on. A short walk to/from Circular Quay - with coffee shops and restaurants along the way (and even a cinema) means great links to most areas of Sydney via bus and train as well as a taxi rank.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 494 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A great venue. Make time for a performance 10/12/2018
    • A must visit when in Sydney 10/12/2018
    • Sydney Opera House
    Address:
    Bennelong Point
    Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9250 7111
    Price range:
    US$19 - US$19
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay
    Restaurants (International)
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    Ali S Says:

    One of the best restaurants in Sydney. Hidden away, and provides a different view of the waterways of the Sydney basin, opposite the fish markets and a bit more industrial. Faultless food, service and ambience.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • The entrance is a bit hidden away down the side of the boatshed, but it is worth seeking out.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #241 of 5,083 restaurants in Sydney
    • Sydney davourite 07/12/2018
    • Wonderful Get Together 27/11/2018
    • The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay
    Address:
    123 Ferry Road
    Glebe
    Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9518 9011
    Price range:
    US$42 - US$48
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Thu - Sun
    12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Seasalt Cafe
    Restaurants (Cafe, Fusion, Australian)
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    Ali S Says:

    A wonderful place to wander to on a sunny day, and if you bring bathers you can have a dip in the ocean. A very kid-friendly beach as shallow entry to the ocean and a protected cove. Feels like an escape from the City. Does get busy on a Sunday morning particularly, but a more 'locals' view on life in Sydney.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • bus does go to the other side of the cove and you can walk around to the cafe. No passing taxis, so if you need one you have to order ahead.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 16 restaurants in Clovelly
    • Stunning location, lovely food, a hidden local gem 20/10/2018
    • A hearty meal over winter! 11/10/2018
    • Seasalt Cafe
    Address:
    10 Donellan Circuit
    corner of Victory Street & Clovelly Road
    Clovelly, Randwick, New South Wales 2031
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9664 5344
    Price range:
    US$3 - US$25
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Sat - Sun
    8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Nomad
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, Australian)
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    Ali S Says:

    A consistently good restaurant. A favourite with sophisticated locals. Food is a bit out of the ordinary, but totally delicious. Not a shorts and t-shirt venue, more sophisticated casual. Arrive in time to have a drink at the bar and take in ambience prior to eating and don't skimp of courses, better to share one dish from each than not try them - everything is delicious.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #91 of 5,083 restaurants in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Christmas party 07/12/2018
    • Wedding anniversary dinner 07/12/2018
    • Nomad
    Address:
    16 Foster St
    Surry Hills
    Sydney, New South Wales 2010
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9280 3395
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$28
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Wed - Sat
    12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Sat
    5:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Other:
  • Vivid Sydney
    Cultural Events
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    Ali S Says:

    If you are lucky enough to be here for Vivid, get out and enjoy it. There are lots of events for free that also give you a good reason to get out and explore the foreshore at night. Check out the website, be prepared for crowds of locals and visitors - it is a truly fabulous event that really makes the most of the unique geography of Sydney harbour.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #55 of 494 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • dazzling lights 07/11/2018
    • Poorly Organised, way too crowded and over policed 17/09/2018
    • Vivid Sydney
    Phone:
    +61 2 9931 1111
    Other:
  • Sydney Harbour
    Bodies of Water
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    Ali S Says:

    There are so many good spots around the harbour for walking, picnics, photos or just relaxing. It is worth remembering that Sydney is quite hilly though, so comfortable shoes, water, hats, sunscreen and snacks are all essentials on any walk. Don't restrict yourself to the circular quay area - there are lots of other stunning sections with glimpses back to the bridge that are little treats along the way. It is worth asking a local, concierge or consulting guides to work out a few different sections to explore.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 494 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great harbour 10/12/2018
    • Amazing 10/12/2018
    • Sydney Harbour
    Other:
  • Cafe Sydney
    Restaurants (European, Australian)
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    Ali S Says:

    A Sydney icon. Definitely at the expensive end of the market but for a special occasion is a good option - but booking is essential. Located in the old Customs House building in Circular Quay, accessed by a glass lift, even the arrival is an experience.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #52 of 5,083 restaurants in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wow! 10/12/2018
    • excellent!! 08/12/2018
    • Cafe Sydney
    Address:
    Sydney Customs House 31 Alfred St
    5th Floor, Customs House
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9251 8683
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Mon - Fri
    12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Sat
    5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • China Doll
    Restaurants (Chinese, Asian, Fusion)
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    Ali S Says:

    Awesome food and yet another side to Sydney as not located in one of the iconic waterside locations, but is on the harbour, does have boats moored up and is surrounded by luxury apartments. A very popular venue for locals as well as visitors - always great food and known for its brilliant cocktails.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #41 of 5,083 restaurants in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great dining experienceTo put it mildly, the food was amazing, the service great; professional, courteous and really ove 06/12/2018
    • D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S 01/12/2018
    • China Doll
    Address:
    4/6 Cowper Wharf Road
    Woolloomooloo
    Sydney, New South Wales 2011
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9380 6744
    Price range:
    US$14 - US$58
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Jamie's Italian
    Restaurants (Italian)
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    Ali S Says:

    For simple, reliable, tasty food and a very bustling atmosphere this is a good option. Is always busy, and booking can be a hassle, but is worth it. Located in the business end of the CBD, so good to combine with a visit to circular quay or botanic gardens when a hearty meal and a cheeky red is called for.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #734 of 5,083 restaurants in Sydney
    • Very disappointing, not tasty, plain food you could make at home not Jamie Oliver standard anymore 10/12/2018
    • Inconsistent 06/12/2018
    • Jamie's Italian
    Address:
    107 Pitt St
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 8240 9001
    Price range:
    US$18 - US$40
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Mon - Thu
    11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Fri
    11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Sat
    12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • The Restaurant at the Art Gallery of NSW
    Restaurants (Australian)
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    Ali S Says:

    A little hidden away, but a great place to while away some time. Great collection of Australian and international art - with galleries changing regularly. The restaurant is suprisingly good and offers meals as well as usual tea treats. Good coffee and definitely worth planning some time here.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Great location poor service 02/10/2018
    • Artistic Dining 24/04/2018
    • The Restaurant at the Art Gallery of NSW
    Address:
    Art Gallery Road
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9225 1819
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Hugos Manly
    Restaurants (Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Australian)
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    Ali S Says:

    The ferry to Manly - on a fine day - is a must on any visit to Sydney. On a rough day it is a no no, and often ferries are cancelled. The trip takes you all the way from circular quay towards the northern head of the harbour, so a great chance to view all the expensive houses and iconic landmarks on both shores of the harbour. Hugos is the perfect place to have a post ferry lunch. Consistently good and sits right on the harbour, so only a short walk once you disembark - and more importantly a short walk back post lunch.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 256 restaurants in Manly
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great lunch 10/12/2018
    • Fig pizza! 09/12/2018
    • Hugos Manly
    Address:
    Manly Wharf, East Esplanade
    Manly, New South Wales 2095
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 81168555
    Price range:
    US$14 - US$27
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • The Potting Shed
    Restaurants (Australian)
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    Ali S Says:

    A little out of the way and hard to reach by public transport, but if you want something a little different this is worth a visit. A 10-15 minute (depending on traffic) ride from the CBD. Very very busy on a Sunday but there are a few venues in this collection of retail and restaurants. Something a little different and more of a taste of local life.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #339 of 5,083 restaurants in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent food and environment 07/12/2018
    • Private dining experience 01/12/2018
    • The Potting Shed
    Address:
    41/43 Bourke Rd
    Alexandria
    Sydney, New South Wales 2015
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9699 2225
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Mon - Thu
    11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Fri
    11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Sat
    11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
    Bridges, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Ali S Says:

    As if anyone would come to Sydney and not spend time gazing adoringly at the Bridge. You can walk over it from the Rocks to Milsons Point (or vice versa). The pylons are hard to track down, but locals can help. You can cycle over it. You can catch the train over it (but make sure you are on the top deck) and you can drive (but sensibly you can't see much to avoid getting distracted), or of course - you can do the bridge climb. Any way you enjoy it - it is iconic and worth seeing at dawn, lunch, sunset as it does have a personality all of its own.

    Good for
    • Must See
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 494 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great view of Sydney Opera House from the bridge 10/12/2018
    • Magnificent sight 10/12/2018
    • Sydney Harbour Bridge
    Phone:
    +61 2 9240 1100
    Other:
  • The Rocks
    Neighbourhoods, Historic Walking Areas
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    Ali S Says:

    This is an area of Sydney that ebbs and flows in its appeal. Sometimes it has a great vibe with boutiques and interesting shops and restaurants and sometimes it is a little tired and flat. However, it is the most historic part of Sydney and there are lots of things worth seeking out that are part of the modern history of Sydney and it does retain that character with first settlement buildings and warehouses, cobbled streets and very long standing hotels, pubs, restaurants. Worth doing the walking tour to get a sense of this part of Sydney. Worth seeking out Phillips Foote for a steak and The Lord Nelson for ale brewed on the premises as well as their historic provenance.

    Good for
    • Must See
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 494 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting shopping and dining experience 10/12/2018
    • Big disappointing 10/12/2018
    • The Rocks
    Phone:
    +61 2 9240 8500
    Other:
  • Bondi Beach
    Beaches
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    Ali S Says:

    Another must do on any Sydney visit. Some are underwhelmed, others are blown away. Probably depends where you come from. It is a beach that welcomes everyone, so always a great array of people from all over the world. On a hot summer day it is a melting pot of all that is Sydney. Lots of eating and drinking places of various quality all around the beach area. It is always hit and miss, so worth reading Trip Advisor recent reviews to see what is currently working well. A real treat is the North Bondi RSL (you need photo ID to gain access as a visitor). This is the returned serviceman's league club, which honours the memory of personnel who fought for Australia and at 6pm each evening patrons are asked to stand while the ode is read, in their honour. It is one of the finest places to watch the sun go down on a fine summer day - it does get busy and once at capacity you can't get in and members have priority over visitors - but still worth seeking out.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    From the community
    Ranked #48 of 494 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful views but amazing surf! 10/12/2018
    • Disappointed 10/12/2018
    • Bondi Beach
    Address:
    Queen Elizabeth Drive
    Sydney, New South Wales 2026
    Australia
  • Sydney Ferries
    Ferries
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    Ali S Says:

    A good way to get around and see more of Sydney. Be aware that not all ferries run all day/night, so check your plans carefully and plan a return journey to avoid getting stranded.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 494 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A must do in Sydney 10/12/2018
    • Best way to see harbour 10/12/2018
    • Sydney Ferries
    Address:
    Circular Quay
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 8113 5400
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$4
    Other:
  • Circular Quay
    Piers & Boardwalks
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    Ali S Says:

    Worth a wander around, but get out and about and explore the wider Sydney area. Combine this with the Opera House or a visit to The Rocks or MCA, rather than as a specific stop on your itinerary. Not the best eating/drinking - but plenty here if you do want to stop and take in the view.

    Good for
    • Must See
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 494 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • U have to go here 10/12/2018
    • Major ferry terminal. 09/12/2018
    • Circular Quay
    Other:
  • The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk
    Hiking Trails
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    Ali S Says:

    A nice way to get a sense of what Sydney was like prior to modern settlement. A great place to have a picnic or sit and read, write, paint etc., once you get to the Botanic Gardens.

    Good for
    • Must See
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 494 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Absolutely stunning 09/12/2018
    • All free to see 09/12/2018
    • The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk
    Address:
    Macquarie St.
    Sydney, New South Wales
    Australia
    Phone:
    83541044
    Other:
  • Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
    Gardens
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    Ali S Says:

    A nice place to wander - but do make sure you have refreshments, as on a hot day it can get exhausting wandering around before you can get to a cafe.

    Good for
    • Must See
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 494 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A must for nature lovers 09/12/2018
    • Don’t miss this gem 09/12/2018
    • Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
    Address:
    Mrs Macquaries Rd
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9231 8111
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Sydney Ferries
    Ferries
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    Ali S Says:

    A must do. Great way to see all that the harbour has to offer including some amazing waterfront homes and iconic landmarks. Does not run in bad weather and check return times to the City to avoid an expensive taxi ride home from Manly.

    Good for
    • Must See
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 494 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A must do in Sydney 10/12/2018
    • Best way to see harbour 10/12/2018
    • Sydney Ferries
    Address:
    Circular Quay
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 8113 5400
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$4
    Other:
  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    , Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Ali S Says:

    A stunning building, and a pretty environment to be enticed to spend your hard earned dollars. All the usual high street shops and a few specialty stores as you go further up the levels. Beautiful at Christmas when the tree is in the central atrium - but worth a visit any time as is a very very pretty building.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 494 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great shopping experience 10/12/2018
    • All the Designer Stores 09/12/2018
    • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    Address:
    Queen Victoria Building 455 George St
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9265 6869
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Mon
    9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Tue
    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Wed - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales
    Art Museums
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    Ali S Says:

    A bit tucked away, but a short walk from the city centre and with an ever changing collection of art and artefacts, it is worth reviewing what is on and paying a visit. Great cafe and restaurant here, so good on a day when perhaps you have been outside for too long and want an indoors day. Nice and spacious and easy to lose track of time.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 494 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Visit to see the special display "Heritage museum Russia- Modern classics 09/12/2018
    • Our First Gallery 09/12/2018
    • Art Gallery of New South Wales
    Address:
    Art Gallery Road
    The Domain
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9225 1700
    Hours:
    Wed
    10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Thu - Tue
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Watson's Bay
    Bodies of Water
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    Ali S Says:

    My suggestion is to get the bus here one way and the ferry back the other. Both take time, but give a different impression on each journey. The bus meanders through a variety of suburbs from the City, which gradually get more and more expensive and exclusive and the bus gives an insight into the views they enjoy as you get glimpses along the way. The ferry is a nice way to see all that the waterfront properties enjoy and heading back into circular quay towards sunset (check the ferry times as different throughout the year), is a stunning way to end the day. Lunch in Watsons Bay - at he hotel, or fish and chips on the beach - is the perfect pause between these journeys, as well as a walk up the rocks on South Head.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 494 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely Sunset Picnic Spot 15/11/2018
    • Gorgeous! 15/11/2018
    • Watson's Bay
    Address:
    Watson's Bay, Sydney
    New South Wales, Australia
    Sydney, New South Wales 2030
    Australia
    Other:
  • Mrs Macquarie's Chair
    Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Ali S Says:

    Another fine perspective on the City. A tidy walk to get here, but combined with other points to explore, is on the to do list.

    Good for
    • Must See
    From the community
    Ranked #58 of 494 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great views 07/12/2018
    • Um, it’s a rock 30/11/2018
    • Mrs Macquarie's Chair
    Address:
    Mrs Macquarie's Road
    The Rocks Visitors Centre
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9255 1788
    Other:
  • Australian National Maritime Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    Ali S Says:

    Always worth checking out what is on here. Often quite modern and interesting exhibitions as well as the traditional historical exhibits. Close to Darling Harbour - which most visitors head to, but locals don't understand why! - so if your curiosity gets the better of you, you can do both on the same outing. Another place that is a little bit of a hike to get to, and not on the main transport routes, but if you eat and drink in Darling Harbour then the walk is only about 10 minutes. Or it is a 15 from the CBD depending where you are located, or an easy taxi ride.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 494 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent - don't miss it 05/12/2018
    • Excellent free museum 29/11/2018
    • Australian National Maritime Museum
    Address:
    2 Murray St
    Darling Harbour
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9298 3777
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Centennial Park
    Parks
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    Ali S Says:

    A very heavily utilised Park by locals all around the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. Cycling, running, horse-riding, childrens games, organised sports and anything else you an imagine. A stunningly beautiful park with lots of different areas to enjoy from open fields to lakes to rose gardens and all manner of wonder plants and trees with plenty of wildlife. You can easily get here by bus from the City and it is close to plenty of cafes and restaurants in Woollahra and Paddington - as well as having a cafe and restaurant located within the park. There are often evens such as food and drink festivals hosted here too, so worth checking out and buying tickets which are usually on a buy before you go basis.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 494 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Centennial Stables horse riding................... 09/12/2018
    • Bikes and food!! 01/12/2018
    • Centennial Park
    Address:
    Oxford St. and Parkes Dr.
    Sydney, New South Wales 2021
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9339 6699
    Other:
  • Milsons Point
    Lookouts
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    Ali S Says:

    Almost like a self contained little village on the 'other side' of the bridge to the City. You can walk over the bridge to get here, or take the train. Lots of restaurants and cafe's plus a few little boutique shops. Does have markets at different times of the year - so worth checking into. Leafy, quiet, different views of the harbour and the bridge and opera house. Another taste of local life.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #54 of 494 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful Views 23/11/2018
    • 100% wrong 25/08/2018
    • Milsons Point
    Address:
    Broughton Street
    Sydney, New South Wales 2004
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9255 1788
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