Sydney, Australia

Sydney is the Harbour City. It is the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia with an enviable reputation as one of the world's most beautiful and liveable citie... more

Sydney, Australia

Sydney is the Harbour City. It is the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia with an enviable reputation as one of the world's most beautiful and liveable cities. Brimming with history, nature, culture, art, fashion, cuisine, design, it is set next to miles of ocean coastline and sandy surf beaches. The city is also home to the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, two of the most iconic structures on the planet.

Sydney is recognised worldwide for its vibrant gay community. Every year, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is celebrated on the first weekend in March, drawing people from all over Australia and the world for the celebrations.

Sydney’s skyline is large and widely recognisable. Sydney also possesses a wide array of diversity of modern and old architectural style. They range from the simple Francis Greenway's Georgian buildings to Jorn Utzon’s Expressionist Sydney Opera House. Sydney also has a large amount of Victorian buildings, such as the Sydney Town Hall and the Queen Victoria Building. The most architecturally significant would be the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, among many others. Skyscrapers in Sydney are also large and modern. Sydney Tower just rising above the rest of the Sydney skyline.

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  Opera Bar boasts the most enviable position in Sydney. Located on the lower concourse level of the Sydney Opera House, Opera Bar offers spectacular views of the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and all the wonders of the city skyline   ...

Overlooking a city that loves to celebrate, Orbit Bar is a popular meeting spot for Sydney sophisticates and international guests.

Stylish and multipurpose, Slip Inn is an exciting venue offering a choice of bars, a lounge, a club area and stand out cuisine. Slip Inn is a welcome respite from the inner city bustle and its menu features some outstanding dishes, from contemporary...

The Lansdowne is an iconic venue known for showcasing live music from all around Australia. It's frequented primarily by university students and people from the local arts and gay communities.

With six unique spaces under the one roof, The Argyle is able to cater for any event – large or small. Whether it be cocktails in the sleek and stylish Belvedere Bar, drinks in the relaxed, lounge-vibe Argyle Bar, or a private party in the intimate ...

While each venue is distinctly different, all Bavarian Bier Cafés are united by a commitment to Pure Food, Pure Bier and Pure Passion. By sharing our passion for the very best bits of Bavaria, our guests get to experience fresh and flavoursome food,...

Home The Venue is one of Sydney's most unique venues located on the water at Cockle Bay Wharf, with breathtaking views overlooking Darling Harbour.

Drawing inspiration from the Ottoman Empire’s sophistication, style and cocktail culture, Hemmesphere’s refined opulence and graceful relaxation is a world away. Exotically furnished with low, comfortable lounges perfect for intimate conversations a...

When you come to Candy's Apartment you step into an underground nightclub that is relaxed, unpretentious and inclusive - not exclusive. With a world class sound system and the best local and international DJ's and bands, it's a place where you can e...

Swell Restaurant is a Sydney favourite; a 'local's secret'. An award winning restaurant and cafe, very reasonably priced, right by the beach. Fabulous views, warm and cosy inside, protected from the elements and bathed in sunshine all day. Our 'Priv...

With both indoor and outdoor dining, we are located right on the foreshore of Watsons Bay overlooking the magnificent panorama of Sydney Harbour. We're internationally famous and a mecca for Sydneysiders and tourists alike, offering a stunning range...

Great food and great views out through The Heads and over Middle Harbour. The restaurant and café, housed in an historic beach pavilion on the edge of the sand is a Sydney favourite.

Spice I Am, Sydney's Multi-Award winning Thai Restaurant, possibly the best Thai food outside of Thailand. Thai travelers have told us you can not get as good, and authentic, food as this even in Bangkok anymore.

Longrain is a contemporary restaurant & bar. A hip but yet welcoming atmosphere is combined with warm service, original cocktails, an inspired wine list & award winning Modern Thai/Asian food created by executive chef Martin Boetz.

Guillaume at Bennelong is the restaurant situated in the southern shell of the Sydney Opera House, where diners sit beneath Joern Utzon's vaulted concrete ribs. Both the restaurant and the bar offer spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, the Bridge, R...

Tetsuya Wakuda refurbished an heritage-listed site, with influences of traditional Japanese-inspired style, to create a serene dining enclave in the city. The restaurant offers three main dining areas overlooking an exquisite Japanese garden, privat...

Find out just why chef Neil Perry has become synonymous with fabulous culinary innovations, with either the five-course set menu or the decadent eight-course degustation.

The Victoria Room restaurant and bar in Sydney's Darlinghurst is an ultra smooth dining establishment.Richly decorated in British-Raj style, this exotic dining room and award-winning cocktail bar exude bon-vivant chic.The Victoria Room offers a supe...

Things do to in Sydney, Australia

  The Australian Museum is more than a leading cultural attraction in Sydney; it's also a hub of information, education, resources and research.

From the initial greeting at the Park’s entrance by our resident ‘swaggy’ holding his pet joey Kangaroo, visitors to Featherdale Wildlife Park are encouraged to embark on a unique journey, discovering over three hundred species of Australia’s divers...

The museum captures these themes with fascinating artefacts, lively exhibitions, fun activities and even the chance to board ships and experience life on the water.

  The Powerhouse Museum is located in Ultimo near Darling Harbour, Sydney. It is a public museum operated by the State Government for the people of New South Wales. Its unique and diverse collection spans history, science, technology, design, in...

The museum’s evocative displays interpret the archaeological remains of first Government House, and explore stories about Sydney past and present. Exhibits focus on the pre-1788 character of Sydney, its history during the lifetime of first Governmen...

The Sydney Jewish Museum challenges perceptions of democracy, morality, social justice and human rights and places the Holocaust in an historical and contemporary context.

Built in 1858, Sydney Observatory is Australia’s oldest observatory, and one of the most significant sites in the nation’s scientific history. It is recognised as an item of ‘state significance’ by the New South Wales Government and is heritage list...

Established in 1874, the Art Gallery of NSW is proud to present fine international and Australian art in one of the most beautiful art museums in the world. We aim to be a place of experience and inspiration, through our collection, exhibitions, pro...

Built in 1898, this Byzantine-style sandstone building now shelters Sydney's grand dame of shopping centers. Affectionately nicknamed the QVB, the heritage building features 21 domes, each of which is 65 feet in diameter. Before its makeover in the ...

BridgeClimb is the ultimate experience of Sydney. Choose from three guided Climbs that take you to the summit of this world famous Bridge, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour. 

Sydney, Australia Nightlife

  Opera Bar boasts the most enviable position in Sydney. Located on the lower concourse level of the Sydney Opera House, Opera Bar offers spectacular views of the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and all the wonders of the city skyline   ...

Overlooking a city that loves to celebrate, Orbit Bar is a popular meeting spot for Sydney sophisticates and international guests.

Stylish and multipurpose, Slip Inn is an exciting venue offering a choice of bars, a lounge, a club area and stand out cuisine. Slip Inn is a welcome respite from the inner city bustle and its menu features some outstanding dishes, from contemporary...

The Lansdowne is an iconic venue known for showcasing live music from all around Australia. It's frequented primarily by university students and people from the local arts and gay communities.

With six unique spaces under the one roof, The Argyle is able to cater for any event – large or small. Whether it be cocktails in the sleek and stylish Belvedere Bar, drinks in the relaxed, lounge-vibe Argyle Bar, or a private party in the intimate ...

While each venue is distinctly different, all Bavarian Bier Cafés are united by a commitment to Pure Food, Pure Bier and Pure Passion. By sharing our passion for the very best bits of Bavaria, our guests get to experience fresh and flavoursome food,...

Home The Venue is one of Sydney's most unique venues located on the water at Cockle Bay Wharf, with breathtaking views overlooking Darling Harbour.

Drawing inspiration from the Ottoman Empire’s sophistication, style and cocktail culture, Hemmesphere’s refined opulence and graceful relaxation is a world away. Exotically furnished with low, comfortable lounges perfect for intimate conversations a...

When you come to Candy's Apartment you step into an underground nightclub that is relaxed, unpretentious and inclusive - not exclusive. With a world class sound system and the best local and international DJ's and bands, it's a place where you can e...

The Victoria Room restaurant and bar in Sydney's Darlinghurst is an ultra smooth dining establishment.Richly decorated in British-Raj style, this exotic dining room and award-winning cocktail bar exude bon-vivant chic.The Victoria Room offers a supe...

Sydney, Australia Dining

Swell Restaurant is a Sydney favourite; a 'local's secret'. An award winning restaurant and cafe, very reasonably priced, right by the beach. Fabulous views, warm and cosy inside, protected from the elements and bathed in sunshine all day. Our 'Priv...

With both indoor and outdoor dining, we are located right on the foreshore of Watsons Bay overlooking the magnificent panorama of Sydney Harbour. We're internationally famous and a mecca for Sydneysiders and tourists alike, offering a stunning range...

Great food and great views out through The Heads and over Middle Harbour. The restaurant and café, housed in an historic beach pavilion on the edge of the sand is a Sydney favourite.

Spice I Am, Sydney's Multi-Award winning Thai Restaurant, possibly the best Thai food outside of Thailand. Thai travelers have told us you can not get as good, and authentic, food as this even in Bangkok anymore.

Longrain is a contemporary restaurant & bar. A hip but yet welcoming atmosphere is combined with warm service, original cocktails, an inspired wine list & award winning Modern Thai/Asian food created by executive chef Martin Boetz.

Guillaume at Bennelong is the restaurant situated in the southern shell of the Sydney Opera House, where diners sit beneath Joern Utzon's vaulted concrete ribs. Both the restaurant and the bar offer spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, the Bridge, R...

Tetsuya Wakuda refurbished an heritage-listed site, with influences of traditional Japanese-inspired style, to create a serene dining enclave in the city. The restaurant offers three main dining areas overlooking an exquisite Japanese garden, privat...

Find out just why chef Neil Perry has become synonymous with fabulous culinary innovations, with either the five-course set menu or the decadent eight-course degustation.