Australia’s biggest city has something for everyone and Australia Day is one of the best ways to celebrate our vibrant social tapestry and truly sample Sydney.
EXPERIENCE ABORIGINAL CULTURE
In Sydney, you'll find plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in authentic Aboriginal cultural experiences from tours and attractions to performances and events. Immerse yourself in an authentic experience that's either Aboriginal-owned and-operated or has substantial Aboriginal control and involvement.
Visit OUR cultural institutions
Sydney’s arts and culture line-up is one not to be missed. With internationally acclaimed performances on the city's many stages, award-winning festivals, and a number of exhibitions across the city’s many galleries and performance spaces, there’s something for everyone. Check out Sydney’s busy calendar of festivals and shows, art exhibitions and theatre.
WINE AND DINE
Sydney is one of the world's great dining destinations. You can dine by Sydney Harbour in award-winning restaurants, enjoy a traditional pub nestled in history or simply take in the views at a cool rooftop bar.
GET OUT INTO NATURE
Spend some time in the city’s beautiful parks. Whether it’s in central areas like Hyde Park or the Royal Botanic Gardens or further out in Centennial Park, there’s plenty of green space to go out and enjoy. Popular coastal walks take you by some of Sydney’s most spectacular views, and the beautiful national parks in Sydney and its surrounds offer diverse landscape of rainforests, rugged bush and marine reserves.
KEEP THE KIDS ENTERTAINED
Sydney is a great city for kids of all ages, with attractions, tours and plenty of activities to experience.
Take a behind the scenes tour of the Sydney Opera House or book tickets to see a family-friendly show. Roar at the Australian Museum's popular dinosaur exhibition, and climb aboard a submarine at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Or step back in time on a sailing ship and explore the marvellous harbour with Sydney Harbour Tall Ships.
Explore Darling Harbour's free playground with water games, climbing ropes, swings, slides and flying foxes. Then visit one of the world's largest screens at Sydney IMAX Theatre or pose with your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds.
SOAK IN SPECTACULAR VIEWS
Climb Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge for breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour. For 360-degree city views, go to the top of Sydney Tower Eye and spoil yourself at the revolving 360 Bar and Dining Room.
ENJOY OUR BEACH LIFESTYLE
Some of Sydney's best beaches are within 10km from the city centre. Explore the popular beaches of Bondi and Manly, go further afield to Sydney’s Northern Beaches, or discover some hidden gems inside Sydney Harbour.
Enjoy Sydney's beaches like a local by always swimming between the red and yellow flag, swimming with friends, paying attention to safety signs and listening to the lifesavers. If you find yourself needing help in the water, stay calm and attract attention. For more information, download the Beachsafe App and the SharkSmart App on the App Store or Google Play.
VENTURE OUT FOR AN ADVENTURE
Thrill-seekers can enjoy a range of action-packed activities. Get your heart pumping on a jet boat ride on Sydney Harbour, experience indoor skydiving at iFLY Downunder or check out the trampoline park Sky Zone. Learn to surf, hit the rapids in a whitewater raft or explore Sydney's waterways by boat, kayak or paddleboard. Head to the enchanting Centennial Parklands where you can hire a bike and go horse riding. Or train it to Sydney Olympic Park to take flying trapeze lessons, test your aim on the archery range and play mini golf.
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