Australia’s most cosmopolitan city, Sydney is a global commercial and cultural destination. Boasting 56 international flight connections, 85 museums, 65 cinemas and 140 art galleries, Sydney offers much more than stunning beaches, great food and wine, and the world’s finest harbour. Situated in the city’s epicentre, ICC Sydney is within walking distance of multiple transport links, more than 7000 hotel rooms, and the city’s new financial services district at Barangaroo.
ICC Sydney is also surrounded by leading universities and research institutes, as well as vibrant startup communities. Further afield, Sydney is home to bustling villages, vibrant commercial precincts, stunning parks and an abundance of native flora and fauna.
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Arts and Culture
Tribal Warrior Harbour Cruises
Cruise the most beautiful city harbour in Australia and enjoy the relaxed and friendly company of your Aboriginal hosts and crew.
Embark on a two hour journey to hear the stories of the Cadigal, Guringai, Wangal, Gammeraigal and Wallumedegal and learn the Aboriginal names and meanings of significant Sydney landmarks. Discover the culture, meet the people and enjoy the sights of Sydney Harbour.
Carriageworks is the largest and most significant contemporary multi-arts centre of its kind in Australia. Carriageworks engages artists and audiences with contemporary ideas and issues. The program is artist led and emerges from Carriageworks' commitment to reflecting social and cultural diversity. The Carriageworks artistic program is ambitious, risk taking, and unrelenting in its support of artists.
Sydney Sculpture Walk
The Sydney Sculpture Walk was a major City of Sydney initiative for the 2000 Olympics and the 2001 Centenary of Federation, curated by Sally Coucaud. Ten artworks were commissioned from leading Australian and international artists to form a circuit through the city from the Domain and Royal Botanic Gardens, through East Circular Quay and the city streets to Martin Place.
Sydney Opera House
Experience Sydney Opera House - one of the world's most creative and busiest performing arts centres and greatest triumphs of modern architecture.
See the World Heritage site and you will be amazed at the life, culture and activity bursting from beneath the sails. Hop on one of the daily tours and discover the stories, history and magic of the building plus see the extraordinary interiors surrounding some of the most magnificent theatres and venues.
Sports and Adventure
Manly Beach is one of Australia’s most famous beaches where the first world surfing contest was held in 1964.
The south end of the beach is ideal for learners with its reliable sandbanks and easy spilling waves. Queenscliff Bommie, 1.5 kilometres away at the north end of the beach, can handle waves up to five metres on its day, but you need a large board and sometimes even a jet ski to tackle it.
Taronga Zoo Sydney
One of Sydney's most famous attractions, the award-winning Taronga Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals, including Australian native wildlife, as well as rare and endangered exotic animals. Overlooking the magnificent Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is just 12 minutes from the city by ferry. Open 365 days a year, admission includes daily keeper talks and shows, and access to the Sky Safari, Sydney's only cable car.
I Ate My Way Through – Food Tours
I Ate My Way Through's tours are guided culinary tours run by foodies for foodies. They infuse all of their tours with an abundance of local knowledge, incredible eating (and sometimes cooking) experiences and plenty of delicious inspiration for you to take away. They connect you with the hidden gems. Tours operate in and around some of Sydney's most vibrant culinary precincts including Cabramatta, Granville, Harris Park and Chinatown, just to name a few.
Tramsheds is Sydney’s most exciting food and lifestyle destination, housed in the former historic Rozelle Tram Depot. Originally built in 1904, this beautifully restored dining precinct features 11 restaurants from some of Sydney’s most forward-thinking chefs, artisans and provedores including Bodega 1904 and Flour Eggs Water. The precinct also houses seven community-based vendors including a Nail Salon, Supermarket and Boxing Gym.
Once housing over 200 trams, the former Rozelle Depot, now known as Tramsheds, is a place people come to immerse themselves into the local culture, or pick up artisan produce. Located only four kilometres from Sydney’s CBD, in Sydney’s inner west, Tramsheds offers a diverse and vibrant meeting place for the blossoming inner west community. Tramsheds is the perfect destination to conveniently connect - anytime of the day or night, through the week and on weekends. The precinct offers something to suit all tastes, occasions and budgets, and is the kind of place where there are always new, exciting experiences to savour.
Tramsheds is easily accessible via Jubilee Park Light Rail Station. Alternatively, there is car-parking available, offering two hours free parking.
Reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment.
Pitt Street Mall
Pitt Street Mall is located in the heart of The Sydney CBD and is Australia's busiest and most cosmopolitan shopping precinct boasting retail centres Myer, David Jones, Glasshouse, Sydney Arcade, Westfield Sydney, Mid City Shopping Centre and The Strand Arcade.
With more than 600 specialty stores, Myer, and David Jones, all within two city blocks you're almost certain to find something to fit your style and budget.
For more ideas on what to do in Sydney, please visit https://www.sydney.com/things-to-do