Sydney top tourist attractions city travel maps
Map of top 10 attractions in Sydney
The typical top ten attractions are listed below. You can find the detailed locations of these places on the maps above.
- Walk around the Sydney Opera House
- Take the Sydney Harbour whale watching cruise
- Cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge on foot
- Take a wander through Sydney's historical 'old town' - The Rocks
- Visit Sydney's Beaches
- Sydney Tower Eye (with optional Skywalk)
- Visit the many great zoos and wildlife facilities, i.e. Taronga Zoo, Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Wildlife World / WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary
- Take a free art tour in the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
- Have a picnic in Centennial Park
- Visit the Royal National Park
What are some interesting facts about Sydney?
The Harbour Bridge is known by the locals as 'The Coat Hanger' due to its distinct shape.
Cadman's Cottage built in 1816 is the oldest house in Sydney located in The Rocks.
It was the site of the 1st European colony in 1788 when convict-bearing ships of the first fleet came from England to set up the colony of New South Wales.
The Sydney Fish Market is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world's 3rd largest fish market.
George Street is the oldest street in the whole of Australia.
The smallest beach in Sydney is McKell Beach at Darling Point, accessible only by boat at low tide.
It's Central Business District (CBD) is the largest office market in Australia offering 4.6 million m2 of office space with most of the demand coming from the finance, legal and services business sectors.
Someone who lives in Sydney and its suburbs is colloquially known as a 'Sydneysider'
The general area classified under 'Sydney' is actually broken up into 38 separate governmental districts over an area of around 1687 square kilometres.
Perhaps Sydney's most famous icon, the Sydney Opera House was completed in 1973, taking 14 years and 10 thousand construction workers to build, with a final total cost of $102 million - more than 14 times the originally intended price.
It's 'sister landmark', the Sydney Harbour Bridge, was finished in 1932 and took 272,000 litres of paint to cover - just for the first coat. You can climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of an adventure experience in the morning, evening or at night.
The best views of Sydney and its surrounds can be had from atop Sydney Tower Eye in the heart of the city. The tower (formerly known as simply 'Sydney Tower') is located at 100 Market Street and allows you to stand 250 metres above sea level with 360 degree views of the Sydney skyline, Darling Harbour, and the Blue Mountains in the distance.
The Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) established in 1880 and is the most important public gallery in Sydney and the fourth largest in Australia.
The Sydney Tower was the tallest structure when it opened in 1981, and still is the second tallest freestanding structure in all of Australia at 1,001 feet over the Sydney CBD.
The Sydney Mint built between 1811 and 1816 is the oldest public building in the Sydney Central Business District.
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