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
Why go there
Sydney has an almost endless variety of activities and attractions to entertain. You can take to the harbour, come face-to-face with Australia’s diverse wildlife, go behind the scenes at art galleries and the Sydney Opera House, or climb a city icon.
Things to do
- Slip under the sails of the Sydney Opera House for a tour and performance.
- Sydney Art Tours runs regular tours of some of Sydney’s best galleries, as well as specialised programs.
- At Sydney Wildlife World visit the butterfly nursery before getting up close to these gorgeous creatures in their steamy Flutterbys butterfly habitat. The ‘Shark Explorer’ glass-bottom boat at Sydney Aquarium floats above the Great Barrier Reef oceanarium. You’ll see shark feeding in perfect safety.
- One of the most exhilarating ways to enjoy Sydney Harbour is on a BridgeClimb, a trek which takes you to the summit of the Harbour Bridge. Climb at dawn, day, twilight or night, or take the Discovery Climb, which takes you for a closer look at the inside workings of the Bridge.
- See the harbour at breakneck speed from a jet boat, where you’ll experience 270° spins and the “powerbrake stop.” Or move at a more leisurely pace and hire a kayak to paddle around secret harbour coves and beaches.
- There’s a full calendar of events at Sydney Olympic Park, including sporting fixtures and kid’s activities, along with regular bike, walking and behind the scenes sports-lovers tours.
- Taronga Zoo’s animal residents regularly join the chorus during the annual Twilight at Taronga concert series. The concerts are staged every weekend throughout February and March.