Prepare to make some new friends! Approximately 4,600,000 people call this place home.
If you've heard about Sydney, you'll know about Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. Why don't you take the chance to see them for yourself?
A few hours at Luna Park or the Open Air Cinema is a wonderful opportunity for some family bonding. If that isn't enough to wear the little ones out, why not make the trip to Sydney International Aquatic Centre and the Fox Studio Australia as well?
Magical aquatic worlds are waiting to be discovered at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Manly Sea Life Sanctuary. For even more adventures of the underwater kind, take the dive into Oceanworld.
Discover the animals, both big and small, that call the Taronga Zoo and the Featherdale Wildlife Park home. You can also learn about the world of wildlife at the Wildlife Sydney and the Roar & Snore.
Try to keep your eyes wide open as the expert racers tear around the course at the Sydney Speedway. One blink at these speeds and you're going to miss it!
Interested in sipping and swirling your way through several of region's top wineries? The Jubilee Vineyard Estate and the Grosset Wines are great places to experience some of the local drops. Afterwards, head on to the Tizzana Winery for an even deeper look into wine production.
Even if you're not the gambling sort, it's always a thrill to visit a casino. And the Star Casino is definitely no exception. Pick a few roulette numbers or just grab your favourite cocktail and soak up the shimmering atmosphere.
This destination takes its plant collecting seriously, so there are plenty of places where you can go and see botanic species from both local and international landscapes. A stroll through the well-kept gardens at the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Australian Botanic Gardens is not to be missed. If you just can't get enough, the floral exhibits at the Sydney Tropical Centre and the Australian Botanic Garden are also rather unique.
When you want to get away from the concrete jungle, head to a green spot like Bicentennial Park or Arcadia Park. Alternatively, head outside and get moving at Cahill Park or Newport Park.
Make the most of your trip to Sydney by getting some help from the experts at Parramatta Heritage Centre. Kurnell Visitor Centre and Sydney Visitors Information Centre also offer visitors a range of handy resources such as brochures and maps.
Keep your eyes peeled for the diverse birdlife at Thirlmere Lakes National Park. Or, if you're in the mood for a bit of action, why not enquire about water activities at The Basin?
No trip is complete without some time at the seaside! Round up the kids, grab a Frisbee and enjoy a leisurely day at Newport Beach or Manly Beach. You can also enjoy a leisurely walk along Coogee Beach and Bronte Beach.
Sydney is home to a multitude of natural reserves, such as Circular Quay and Royal National Park. For those who haven't quite had their fix, Sydney Harbour National Park and Botany Bay National Park are two more worth experiencing.
Not only are areas of marine conservation necessary for preserving delicate ecosystems, they also give us the opportunity to find out more about these captivating underwater worlds. No doubt, there are still many more things to discover at Manly Quarantine Station and North Harbour Aquatic Reserve.
After intriguing displays? Head straight for the Australian Museum and the Powerhouse Museum. Remember to ask the friendly staff about any special events. After more? Also head to the Customs House and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Embark on a journey through the seven seas at the Australian National Maritime Museum, a valuable repository of the region's seafaring traditions.
Increase your knowledge on the latest in scientific innovation at Sydney Observatory. The venture of discovery doesn't have to end there. The Powerhouse Discovery Centre is packed with even more science artefacts and exhibits for you to explore.
For a day of exploration, head to the Nicholson Museum. Here you can find out about a variety of intriguing and bizarre things.
Whichever genre of art spins your wheels, there's a chance you'll find it in Sydney. Why not begin your day of gallery hopping at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the National Art School Gallery? If you need more artistic inspiration, also feast your eyes at the King Street Gallery and the Brett Whitley Studio.
Learn all about the impact that Sydney's past events and characters had on the nation, and sometimes the world, at the Museum of Sydney and the Hyde Park Barracks Museum. For an even greater insight into yesteryear, also think about visiting the Colonial House Museum and the Elizabeth Farm.
Eager to peer into Sydney's past? Head to the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. If you're eager for more, Government House and Fort Denison should be next on your itinerary.
Sydney Harbour Bridge and Pyrmont Bridge are time-worn spans that should be on the must-see list of visitors who are interested in historic structures. Pylon Lookout offers a way to see the waters of Sydney from a different angle.
Learn more about the area's cultural beliefs at St. James Church and St Mary's Cathedral. The Sze Yup Temple and Hillsong Church will also appeal to anyone looking for some quiet self-reflection.
It's better to reflect on your life and say, "Can you believe I did that?," rather than, "I wish I had done that." So, while you are here you shouldn't miss the chance to see some of the less well-known sights, such as The Intersection and Taylor Square. Pitt Street Mall and Italian Forum are some other options.
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