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Sydney Travel Guide

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Best of Sydney

3 days in Sydney
3 days in Sydney

The must-see tour for a weekend in Sydney. Get ready to explore a world-class city that is equal parts cosmopolitan and casual, and for adventure-seekers, a chance to climb to the top of the Harbour Bridge!

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Family-friendly Sydney

Sydney for young kids
Sydney for young kids

Although walking through the city can be a terrific adventure for kids of all ages, younger family members will enjoy playing at these special Sydney spots, many of which offer lessons about the history of Sydney and the natural world.

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Sydney on a budget

Sydney for free
Sydney for free

A day at the beach, a walk on the bridge, a seat under a shady tree -- there are ways to get a definitive Sydney experience without spending too much cash.

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Insiders' Sydney

Sydney off the beaten path
Sydney off the beaten path

From a night under the stars to a day at a former prison dock, Sydney offers unique local attractions

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Getaways from Sydney

Daytrips from Sydney
Daytrips from Sydney

It doesn't take long to head out of the central business district and into national parks, scenic vistas and wine country. Two hours to the west are the Three Sisters and other formations in the Blue Mountains; two and a half hours north are the world-famous vineyards of the Hunter Valley.

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Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour to Historic Hunter's Hill
Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour to Historic Hunter's Hill

Beginning Australia's Great North Walk from the world's most beautiful harbour. Enjoy a magnificent ferry & easy stroll. Length 4.7 km - an easy stroll for all. Plenty of cafes and pubs along the...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Teenager's Guide to Darling Harbour and Ultimo
Teenager's Guide to Darling Harbour and Ultimo

Families with teenagers in tow may think that Sydney has no more than the picturesque photo opportunity of a "stodgy" Sydney Opera House or a ferry ride to excite their adolescent offspring. This tour...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Convicts, Innovation and Entertainment
Convicts, Innovation and Entertainment

Sydney could really be one of the most pedestrian-friendly cities in the world, with something of interest to be found on every street corner.

Darling Harbour, with its waterfront museums and...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Sydney's Hip Inner-City Scene
Sydney's Hip Inner-City Scene

Part outsize beach resort, part culture capital, Sydney exemplifies the art of relaxed cosmopolitanism. It's urbane but not pretentious, cutting edge but not stressed out. Now a handful of players is...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
History and Architecture Tour
History and Architecture Tour

Looking out over the city from the Sydney Tower, it's hard to believe that this sprawling metropolis was once a small, squalid, penal colony populated by convicts and soldiers.

Today Australia's...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
The Quirky Lower North Shore
The Quirky Lower North Shore

It's impossible to make the most of Sydney without enjoying its visually spectacular harbor. The northern foreshore suburbs of Milsons Point, McMahons Point and Kirribilli may not have the history of...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Taronga Zoo to Chowder Bay
Taronga Zoo to Chowder Bay

This trail packs a lot of Australiana into one day: a harbor ferry trip past the Opera House, getting up close with native wildlife and a walk through habitats ranging from eucalyptus to rainforest....

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Jungo Rest Area to West Pymble on Aussie Great North Walk
Jungo Rest Area to West Pymble on Aussie Great North Walk

JUNGO REST AREA TO WEST PYMBLE: 9.7 km (easy to moderate)

Beginning near the source of Berowra Creek at the Jungo Rest Area in Elouera Park, Westleigh to walk south on suburban bush trails through...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Hugh Jackman’s Sydney
Hugh Jackman’s Sydney

While Baz Luhrmann’s film Australia is set mainly in the Top End, Sydney makes an important appearance. Here, the star of the movie, Hugh Jackman, shares his favorite hometown spots.

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Sydney Harbour History & Obelisk Discovery around Australia's Great North Walk
Sydney Harbour History & Obelisk Discovery around Australia's Great North Walk

CIRCULAR QUAY TO THE OBELISK IN MACQUARIE PLACE: 0.26 km (easy)

Walk just a few hundred metres from Circular Quay on Sydney Harbour inland to the famous Obelisk in Macquarie Place. Additions include...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Shopping with Teenagers
Shopping with Teenagers

Sydney has myriad shopping opportunities to tantalize your family, including those discerning teenage members. This tour showcases the best bargains for shopping in Australia's principal "East meets...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Wattamolla to Marley and Back
Wattamolla to Marley and Back

Wattamolla to Marley and Back is about 2.8 miles long and located near Sydney, Australia. The trail is great for walking.

This is a simple 6km(ish) cliff top walk. Walk out and walk back. Park the...

Perfect Day

3.0 of 5 stars 2 Votes
Sydney captured in an afternoon (sydneysavvy, Jun 4, 2006)
2.5 of 5 stars 6 Votes

Perfect Weekend

Perfect Getaway at Echoes Boutique Hotel. (winterwinterwinter, Jun 14, 2006)
3.0 of 5 stars 3 Votes
Spring in Sunny Sydney (Oldfriends, May 24, 2006)
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Spring in Sunny Sydney (Oldfriends, May 24, 2006)
2.5 of 5 stars 5 Votes

Best Of

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Sydney Must Do's (terrya, May 1, 2006)
4.0 of 5 stars 14 Votes
Iconic Sydney (StrawberryFrangipani, Nov 25, 2007)
4.0 of 5 stars 8 Votes

Recent Trip

4.5 of 5 stars 110 Votes
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Sydney in 3 days (DIYTraveller, Sep 27, 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 15 Votes