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Things to do in Sydney

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Concert Hall
“A must see Sydney icon along with the Harbour Bridge. Only 25 mins train ride to central Sydney”
  • 605 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
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“This is the closest major shopping centre. It has just about every type of shop or service you could possibly need. Here you will find department stores like David Jones, Myers, Kmart and Target.”
  • 456 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“For anyone who love nature should cross this park which has a somewhat oriental air, and at the end of the park you will find the opera house of Sydney. Sydney opera we also recommend visiting at night for good pictures!”
  • 385 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“Every Wednesday after 5 pm the Art Gallery of NSW open to the public free movie night. Please go to the website to check time and what they are showing.”
  • 319 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Right bang in Circular Quay, the MCA has always something interesting going on as well as a terrace bar view great views. ”
  • 304 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Darling Harbour is a harbour adjacent to the city centre of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia that is made up of a large recreational and pedestrian precinct that is situated on western outskirts of the Sydney central business district. Originally named Long Cove, the locality extends northwards from Chinatown, along both sides of Cockle Bay to King Street Wharf 3 on the east, and to the suburb of Pyrmont on the west. Cockle Bay is just one of the waterways that makes up Darling Harbour, which opens north into the much larger Port Jackson. ”
  • 268 locals recommend
Route
“The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Admire the views from the waterfront or go for a stroll across the mighty structure.”
  • 218 locals recommend
Trail
“Amazing coastal walk - take it at your own pace. You might see dolphins or whales too. Start at Bondi then onto Tamarama then Bronte - can even walk to Coogee (go the Coogee Pavillion) and then taxi back!”
  • 421 locals recommend
Zoo
“Australia's oldest and largest Zoo with over 4,000 resident animals with spectacular views over the harbour. Be sure to purchase tickets online to secure a discount (20% for families and 10% single tickets). Be sure to go early as the zoo can get very busy especially during school holidays.”
  • 288 locals recommend
Hostel
“One of the most famous and beautiful beaches in Sydney, Coogee beach is definitely a place that must go to. located only 5 min bus trip or 20 minutes of casual walking distance. It's massive rock pool is a top choice as well as it's surfing club. ”
  • 250 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Westfield Sydney is a shopping centre located beneath the Sydney Tower in the Sydney central business district. It is located on Pitt Street Mall and is adjacent to the Mid City Centre, The Strand Arcade and Stockland Glasshouse. It is the largest shopping centre by area in Sydney - your one-stop hub for shopping, fun & relaxation.”
  • 127 locals recommend
Bar
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“Multiple quality restaurants and bars across three levels overlooking Coogee Beach. Bottom floor is family friendly but upper levels are over 18s only. ”
  • 299 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“a 20 minute train ride from a stanmore Station and you are at the most beautiful natural harbour in the world. Here you can walk around the Opera House, through to the picturesque Botanical Gardens, and you can walk to the Domain, where there are many free concerts during Summer ”
  • 224 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Beachfront scene. Great for a ice cold beer or glass of wine or a bite to eat. Family friendly.”
  • 293 locals recommend
Café
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“It’s just nice to walk around. Plus the coffee is amazing. You have to book to sit in and eat. The pancakes are so good! ”
  • 247 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Woolies in this building, Kmart, and all the essentials you need really. Bit of a shopping too. Movies are also in there.”
  • 187 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Multiple quality restaurants and bars across three levels overlooking Coogee Beach. Bottom floor is family friendly but upper levels are over 18s only. ”
  • 299 locals recommend
Lounge
“Beachfront scene. Great for a ice cold beer or glass of wine or a bite to eat. Family friendly.”
  • 293 locals recommend
Café
“It’s just nice to walk around. Plus the coffee is amazing. You have to book to sit in and eat. The pancakes are so good! ”
  • 247 locals recommend
Opera House
“This is an iconic place for a drink and food in the afternoon - beautiful view of the Sydney harbour - opera house and bridge, outdoor drinks at its best”
  • 216 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Are you celebrating. Bondi's iconic icebergs serves great food and cocktails with an unbeatable view.”
  • 196 locals recommend
Casino
“Restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gambling, entertainment. Everything in the one place at the casino”
  • 91 locals recommend
Bar
“Consistently good food in a great location and only a 15 minute stroll away”
  • 173 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Fish and chips with and asian twist. Family friendly with ocean views and a great cocktail.”
  • 143 locals recommend

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