44 Places to visit in Sydney, Australia

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and is the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Sydney lies on the east coast of Australia. The Sydney area has been inhabited by Australia since the earliest settlers arrived in England in 1788. Meet Sydney as a penal colony. During the mid-19th century, the city changed from a colonial checkpoint to a cultural center.

Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s largest cities. This is 44 Place Attractions in Sydney that most people want to visit such as:

1. AMP Tower Centrepoint

2. Australian National Maritime Museum
Spectacularly located at the Sydney’s waterfront at the northern end of Darling Harbour, the Australian National Maritime Museum is a distinctive indoor/outdoor attraction and a great day’s entertainment.

3. Avalon Beach
Over the last decade or so Avalon has become the favoured “sea-change” destination for Sydney-siders looking to adopt the surfer lifestyle.

4. Bare Island Fort
Captain Cook first spotted the area now known as Bare Island in 1770, and referred to it in his journal as ‘a small bare island’. The fort was built in the early 1880s to protect Sydney’s back door.

5. Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach is Australia’s most famous beach. Bondi’s mixture of lifestyles would suit most visitors, whether you’re drawn to the fashionable northern end or the surf-crazy south.

6. Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk
Offering visitors to Sydney an opportunity to join in and do what the locals do – the Bondi to Coogee Walk is a popular coastal walk offering beautiful coastline vistas, cosy beaches and cafe strips for refuelling.

7. Centennial Parklands
Located moments from the CBD and easily accessible by car or public transport, Centennial Parklands is a must see location in Sydney.

8. Chinese Garden of Friendship
The Chinese Garden of Friendship is nestled at the south end of Darling harbour and a short walk from Chinatown.

9. Cockatoo Island
Only a short ferry ride from Sydney’s city centre is Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour’s largest island and one of Australia’s most fascinating historical sites.

10. Cronulla Beach
Cronulla, derived from an Aboriginal word kurranulla meaning ‘place of pink seashells’, is located on the Bate Bay coastline in Sydney’s south.

11. Customs House
Customs House is built on the land of the traditional Indigenous owners, the Eora people, and is the site of the First Fleet landing.

12. Featherdale Wildlife Park
Featherdale Wildlife Park is home to one of Australia’s most comprehensive collections of native wildlife with a Koala , Kangaroos and Wallabies.

13. Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Kamay Botany Bay National Park is located at Kurnell and La Perouse in Sydney. Explore the historic Captain Cook’s landing place on a school excursion, to learn about the rich Aboriginal history and cultural.

14. King Street
For fashion with a funky and retro edge head to Newtown’s King Street. It’s a haven for one-off finds. All Buttons Great and Small is a haberdasher’s dream while Yoshi Jones has fashionable men’s and womenswear.

15. King Street Wharf
King Street Wharf is a sophisticated waterfront restaurant and tourist precinct which includes exciting international food and beverage offerings as well as arts and cultural events for the public.

16. Luna Park Sydney
Luna Park is a superbly restored 1930s amusement park where everyone goes – just for fun! Take on crazy rides like the Tango Train or nostalgic.

17. Madame Tussauds Sydney
Experience the glittering world of fame and Aussie ‘legends’ for a day at Madame Tussauds Sydney.

18. Manly Beach
Manly Beach is Sydney’s most iconic strip of sand, named by the State’s first governor Arthur Phillip in 1788 for the impression made on him by “the confidence and manly behaviour” of the area’s.

19. Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Experience conservation in action at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary aquarium and learn more about our breed, rescue and protect program.

20. Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – MCA
The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is Australia’s leading museum dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art from across Australia and around the world.

21. Nura Diya Aboriginal Wildlife Tour at Taronga Zoo
Set on traditional Cammeraigal country, Taronga Zoo has many amazing Aboriginal stories to tell.

22. Penrith Whitewater Stadium
Penrith Whitewater is located only an hour from Sydney at the foot of the world famous Blue Mountains.

23. Powerhouse Museum
Located in the old Ultimo Power Station building adjacent to Darling Harbour, the Powerhouse Museum is the flagship venue of Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS).

24. Queen Victoria Building
Rich in history and architecturally splendid, the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) occupies an entire block on Sydney’s George Street, and has over 180 of Sydney’s finest fashion boutiques, jewellery shops and homewares.

25. Royal Botanic Garden and the Domain
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney are oasis of 30 hectares in the heart of the city.

26. Royal National Park
A day trip or school excursion to Royal National Park in Sydney’s south, will offer plenty of opportunities for barbecues, fishing, bushwalking, birdwatching and whale watching.

27. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
Located in the heart of Darling Harbour, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is an underwater journey of amazing discovery with 12 extraordinary themed zones.

28. Shark Island

29. Sydney Cricket Ground and Allianz Stadium
The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and Allianz Stadium are two of Australia’s premier sporting and entertainment venues.

30. Sydney Harbour National Park
Sydney Harbour National Park protects islands and foreshore around Sydney Harbour. Explore Sydney’s history on a school excursion or guided tour to enjoy coastal walks, picnics and swimming.

31. Sydney Observatory
Sydney Observatory occupies a beautiful heritage-listed sandstone building in the heart of The Rocks.

32. Sydney Olympic Park
Sydney Olympic Park features mangrove boardwalks and bird watching, a children’s water playground at the Aquatic Centre, as well as tennis, mini golf, volleyball and hockey at the Olympic Sports Centre.

33. Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House is one of the World Heritage. This is one of the world’s most creative and busiest performing arts centres and greatest triumphs of modern architecture.

34. Sydney Tower Eye
Sydney Tower Eye takes you to the highest point above Sydney for breathtaking 360 degree views of the beautiful harbour city.

35. 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.

36. The Entertainment Quarter
The Entertainment Quarter is an iconic entertainment, leisure and retail precinct located in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. EQ features cinemas, restaurants, bars and retail shops.

37. The Federation Cliff Walk
The Federation Cliff Walk is a five kilometre clifftop walk with postcard views out to the Pacific Ocean from Dover Heights to Watsons Bay.

38. The Rocks Markets
It’s said that only good things happen on Fridays and from 9am – 3pm at The Rocks Foodies Market it’s all about good things you can eat and enjoy in the lovely Jack Mundey Place.

39. The Star
Travel to the Sydney Harbour foreshore, just moments from Darling Harbour and the central business district and you’ll discover The Star, Sydney’s premier entertainment destination.

40. TreeTop Adventure Park Sydney
Treetop Adventure Park is a recreation activity in the tree tops, where participants slide down flying foxes, move from tree to tree on suspension bridges and enjoy many other exciting activities.

41. Urban Jungle Adventure Park
Urban Jungle is the ultimate adrenalin-filled attraction to hit Sydney. Located in the grounds of the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, Urban Jungle is one of the best high ropes Adventure Parks.

42. Westfield Sydney
Shopping and dining in Australia begins at Westfield Sydney, with over 250 fashion, food and lifestyle stores, located in the centre of Sydney city.

43. Wet’n’Wild Sydney
Wet’n’Wild Sydney features amazing world first attractions, interactive ride technology and takes fun to a whole new level for the entire family.

44. WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
The Australian animal adventure in the heart of the City – WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.

They still have more activities in Sydney that you can go and visit. This is some examples for you when you be at Sydney and don’t know what to do or visit. You can also do some activity in Sydney, too. Like swimming, cycling, one day sightseeing and more.