Balmain One of Sydney's oldest suburbs, now a vibrant and artistic community.
Bondi One of Sydney's most eclectic and exciting precincts.
Cabramatta An authentic slice of South-East Asian sights and tastes.
Chinatown and Haymarket Asian streetlife with a bit of Spanish pizzaz.
City Centre A beautiful harbourside capital, with historic precincts and cosmopolitan style.
Cronulla Coast Sydney's longest beach is just a ferry ride from the Royal National Park.
Darling Harbour A lively harbourside precinct that throbs with activity day and night.
Darlinghurst Boutiques and bookshops by day, bars and nightclubs by night.
Double Bay Fashion central and the playground of Sydney’s beautiful people.
Glebe is one of Sydney's most vibrant alternative areas.
Hawkesbury Valley The Hawkesbury River winds its way through a fertile valley.
Kings Cross and Woolloomooloo This lively entertainment area buzzes with nightclubs, bars and...
Leichhardt Sydney's Little Italy, the place to go for all things Italian, from gelato to espresso.
Macarthur A vibrant, bustling area with country charm
Nestled between the harbour and a surf beach – a quintessential Sydney experience.
Moore Park Major sports stadiums, entertainment venues and an expansive park.
Mosman and Balmoral Beach Harbourside suburbs blessed with great cafes, shops and views
Newtown Colourful, unconventional and gay-friendly with a strong arts culture, great shopping and dining.
Paddington Stylish terraces, a great shopping precinct lined with cafés and restaurants.
Parramatta Parramatta is a city of historic charm with a multicultural footprint.
Penrith Valley An aquatic playground at the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
Picton and Surrounds All the charm and tranquillity of the country.
Sydney Harbour and Islands All kinds of water craft jostle for a piece of the world's best harbour.
Sydney Olympic Park Home of the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, major social and sporting venue.
The Rocks and Circular Quay Historic harbourside area with shops, pubs and restaurants.
Inner Sydney Precincts
Greater Sydney Precincts
- Iconic architectural jewel, on Sydney Harbour
- One of the world’s busiest performing arts centres
Why go there
The chance to see a world-class performance at the famous Sydney Opera House is too good to miss if you’re visiting Sydney. In fact, it’s on most visitors’ “must see” list for this vibrant, cosmopolitan city.
This stunning architectural feat, designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon, opened in 1973 and is now one of the most recognised buildings in the world.
Situated at Bennelong Point, it is surrounded by lush gardens and the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour.
Enjoy a spectacular night out at the grand Concert Hall or the Opera Theatre before stepping outside to enjoy a delicious cocktail under the stars by the harbour.
There are six performance spaces ranging from the largest, the Concert Hall, to intimate spaces such as The Studio and the Utzon Room.
Australia’s premier performing arts companies – Opera Australia, Australian Ballet, Sydney Theatre Company and Sydney Dance Company - attract an audience of around two million each year. Contemporary musicians and international acts also love to perform at the “house” as one-off events or part of the Sydney Festival in January.
Take a guided tour to discover the magic of this beautiful structure and learn about its innermost secrets. The backstage tour really gets you behind-the-scenes to the very stages where stars such as Dame Joan Sutherland and Pavarotti have performed.
You can dine sumptuously beneath the ivory sails at the elegant Guillaume at Bennelong where modern Australian cuisine is served with a touch of classical French style. Enjoy lunch or dinner at the outdoor Opera Bar, perfect for a sublime Sydney experience of harbour views, city skyline and delicious food.