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Sydney, the Harbour City, is the oldest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia. This everlasting city comprises various suburban areas, iconic edifices, and is close to the largest economies of the world. It is mentioned as one of the most important cities for finance in the Asia-Pacific. The state capital of New South Wales, Sydney is situated on Australia’s east coast and stretches about 70 km towards the Blue Mountains to the west.

Sydney comprises widely recognizable skylines and old-style architecture. The city has a stunning view of iconic monuments like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Macquarie Lighthouse, Queen Victoria Building, and much more. The city’s intricate architecture can be observed at the Victorian buildings, Georgian buildings of Francis Greenway, or the mighty Old Government House. 

The city is brimming with history, nature, culture, art, design, which makes it hard to decide where to go first. Beneath the city’s layers of modernisation, Sydney consists of various authentic museums, galleries, wildlife sanctuaries, and edifices. The list of attractions starts from The Rocks, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney Olympic Park, Australian National Maritime Museum, Art Gallery of NSW, Featherdale Wildlife Park, and whatnot. Also, you can learn about Australia’s past, present, and future at the multitude of museums found in the City Centre.

There are a plethora of activities to do in Sydney. You can plan for an adventurous climb on the remarkable Sydney Harbour Bridge to look over the extravagant blend of land and sea. If you are a beach lover then you should visit Manly beach. Also, Sydney is nothing without a vast range of wildlife. Go for animal sightings at Taronga Zoo, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney Zoo, etc. 

Sydney has a humid subtropical climate. The city enjoys over 300 sunny days each year. The climate has warm summers, breezy winters, and uniform rainfall throughout the year. The proximity to the sea severely affects the temperatures of Sydney. In summers, the city experiences hot and humid weather. While winters are breezy and the temperature can drop to 10 degrees Celsius. 
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Sydney Opera House
The Opera House Sydney is a world class Opera house located on Port Jackson. This incredible structure is famous for its architectural design which uses a series of white billowing sail-shaped shells for its roof. The Opera House is also famous for its programs and performances. The building is one of the most photographed structures in the World. The opera house features a concert hall, studios, theatres, reception room, rehearsal rooms, a restaurant and an open air fore court that overlooks the Sydney Harbour. 
Taronga Zoo
Taronga Zoo is a must visit if you are a wildlife enthusiast. The zoo will bring you face to face with numerous exotic species from all over the globe and let you witness their glory. The Zoo is home to over 300 species, many of which are endangered and/or extremely rare. You can book an overnight stay and enjoy a delicious meal here and then end your day under the beautiful night sky. 
Sydney Tower
Sydney Tower offers the best view of Sydney and it maintains its position as the tallest structure in the city and visitors can enjoy a stunning 360° view from the Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. The Tower also offers several other experiences such as the Virtual Reality experience, 4D Cinema, 360° Bar and Dining and a visit to the highest event space right on the top of the Tower.
Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach is a very famous and well known beach and it gets its name from the picturesque suburbs that surround it. The beach offers many restaurants that serve exquisite meals from all over the world and many bars and cafes. Along the coastline of Bondi beach goes through a unique makeover that involves adding hundreds of whacky sculptures.
Manly Beach
Manly Beach is one of the prettiest beaches in Sydney due to its landscape and the deep blue sea surrounding it. You can go snorkeling or surfing in the sea just to have a moment to yourself. Manly Beach is famous as the first place to hold a surfing competition which was started in 1964. There are multiple spots for dining and the beach is lined with fixed volleyball courts.
Featherdale Wildlife Park

Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park is home to some of the most fearsome and fascinating wildlife in the world, including more than 1700 of the country’s colorful critters. In this wildlife park, visitors can learn more about echidnas as mammals, saltwater crocodiles that weigh more than 2000 pounds, admire the beautiful native birds, and the collection of the most venomous snakes in the world. 

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Which are the best places to visit in Sydney?

1. Taronga Zoo: If you are someone who loves wildlife and greenery, then Taronga Zoo is the best place for you to visit. In addition to exploration, you can learn about Australian wildlife and animals like kangaroos, giraffes, wombats etc. Located on the shoreline of Australia featuring the largest group of native and exotic animals in New South Wales. It consists of a zoo store and shop, as well as a restaurant and assistance unit and offers a truly fun filled treat to eyes for both young and old.

Location: Taronga Zoo, Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, NSW
Timings: 9.30am - 5.00pm every day 
Entry Fee: Adults:  around 45 AUD; Children between 4-15: 27 AUD; Children under 4: free
2. Opera House: Lying on a benevolent point, the Sydney Opera House is a late modern architecture that was praised and treasured internationally. This iconic building was created by the architect who understood the perspective against the beautiful backdrop of Sydney Harbour. One can enjoy gigs, Broadway-shows, symphony orchestras, contemporary concerts and more from international level artists here. Besides this, one can also indulge in dining by reserving a table at Bennelong, the Opera House’s premier restaurant.

Location: Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Timings: 11.30 AM to 03:30 AM
Entry fee:  around AUD33
3. Bondi Beach: Sydney is quite known for its vibrant beaches, one of which is Bondi beach which is also the oldest and listed in the National Heritage Site. It is a fantastic place for relaxing, swimming, surfing, having a round beach volleyball, or just soaking up the Aussie sun and beauty of the city’s coastline. You can also indulge with a ride of an astounding view and some amazing treats along the way, be it seafood, or some fine dining to satisfy your cravings under the sun with an unforgettable location. 

Location: Queen Elizabeth Drive, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4. Sydney Harbour Bridge: Crossing the city center to the north shore, the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened in 1932, is the biggest steel arch bridge. It offers the amazing view of Sydney glittering, provides four railroad tracks, a highway, and two pedestrian walkways. Included with a staircase up to the bridge alongside the pedestrian-crossing, one can climb the bridge and celebrate any special occasion there. You can also rent bikes in the city or join Bike Tours like Sydney Bike Tours, BlueBananas or Bike Buffs for guided stops.

Location: Dawes point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5. Darling Harbour: At Darling Harbour, the largest amusement and tourism center, you can explore everything Australia is known for, from its peculiar animals to waterfront dining and the interesting history. It has a full schedule of events as one of Sydney's finest dining, shopping and entertainment precincts. Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and the Wildlife Sydney Zoo are the most popular attractions there. You can try luck at The Star Casino that is situated on the harbour and is perfect venue if one is looking for gaming and entertainment. 

Location: Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
6. Royal Botanical Garden: At the heart of the city, the major botanical garden known for its historical events since 1816 is located as the Royal Botanical Garden. You will get to see The National Herbarium of New South Wales that houses over 1.43 million plant specimens and spread the message of conservation as well. Moreover, this place has an aura of calmness which gives the relaxed state of mind to the tired visitors. Explore, learn, relax as you will find everything here be it exhibitions, community festivals, special events or plant sales.

Location: Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Timings: everyday: 7am–6:30pm
7. Luna Park Sydney: Luna Park is Sydney’s only prime adventurous amusement park since its establishment in 1932 with simple yet an amazing collection of enthralling rides. Some of the thrilling rides that everyone likes to hop onto are SLEDGEHAMMER, Dig Deeper,  Volare, Hair Raiser, the Wild Mouse roller coaster and the Tumblebug, among various others. Along with small fun filling games, pretty restaurants and cafes, you get to watch some spooky performances, special character meet and greets. 

Location: 1 Olympic Dr, Milsons Point NSW 2061, Australia
Timings: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Entry Fee: Child 25.59 AUD; Adult 56.32 AUD
8. Sydney Tower: An extrusive tourist location, Sydney Tower takes you to the highest point above the city for magnificent 360 degree views of the beautiful harbor city. Step out for a breathtaking 60 minute Skywalk tour. Dive in the ultimate day out pass for an extraordinary afternoon towering at the top. Undoubtedly a betholding sight for the citizens to celebrate their happiest moments and cherish them forever.

Location: Pitt Street Level 5, Westfield Sydney Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Timings: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Entry fee: All Adult 24.32 AUD; All Child 16.70 AUD

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What are the best things to do in Sydney?

1. Skydiving: Explore Sydney and its scenic view and surroundings through the best medium one could go for a thrilling time, Skydiving. Jumping out of a plane with no baggage of stress but the parachute strapped to your back to enjoy the mellow combination of freefall, rushing wind and that once in a lifetime view until you reach safely to the ground. A professional expert will guide you with all the safety measures so you can enjoy your freefall of 60 high flying seconds.

Location: Two famous locations are-  Tandem Skydive Wollongong and the Tandem Skydive Newcastle.
Price: Normal price: around A$598. Weekday special: around A$578
2. Cruise on a Sydney Harbour: Looking for an enjoyable & relaxing couple of hours in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, Sydney Harbour? Then this thoroughly enjoyable hunt is for you. A wonderful combination of hospitality, food, bubbly, and a great experience on board. Enjoy some really interesting sights with complete informative commentary for a friendly, nostalgic atmosphere on the cruise that you will treasure forever. 

Location: Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Price: It ranges between 15 AUD to 40 AUD.
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3. Visit Sea Life Aquarium: Discover a journey through Sea Life themed zones and get awestruck views of penguins, sharks and others. You will find over 13000 animals from around 700 species like jellyfish, penguins, seahorses,  majestic dugongs of sub antarctic region. You can also explore South Coast Shipwreck, great barrier reef and Sydney harbor. Get a chance to fulfill both wildlife and enormous variety of sea life habitat fascinations by walking through this 100 m aquarium tunnel. 

Location: 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Price: Adult - around 79 AUD; Child - around 58 AUD
4. Bridge Climb Sydney: Get ready to venture the time of your life on this three hours of Bridge Climb journey that offers a 360 degree magnificent view of the city through the summit of Harbour bridge. Discover the view of the opera house and luna park as you reach the stunning city skyline from the best seat. Choose from four available options of climbing i.e, the ultimate, summit, summit insider and burrawa to enjoy different experiences.

Location: 3 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Price: Adult: approx 480 AUD Child: approx 360 AUD
5. Relax at Manly Beach: One of the most famous surfing beaches surrounded by three sides of water, Manly Beach is the perfect spot for relaxing and soaking up the serenity of nature and geography. Enjoy your time of exploration like wandering in funky boutiques to satisfy your shopping pleasure, taking a dip at the beach while exploring your hidden talents like surfing, swimming or tasting sumptuous seafood at pretty cafes so you can escape from the daily grind and have the time of your life.

Location: North Steyne Manly NSW 2095 Australia 
6. Discover Wild Life Sydney Zoo: Trip to Australia is incomplete without exploring some of the most loved Aussie animals and learning more about them and the wildlife here in the heart of Sydney's Darling Harbor. Get a close catch up with the famous Kangaroo, Wallaby Cliffs, Kakadu Gorge, Devil's Den and Nightfall, who are the ambassador in their species and considerest in the extinct category. You can see some of the interesting creatures that wander at night too. 

Location: 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Price: Adult - around $46  ; around Child $34

7. Explore Cockatoo Island: Escape the crowd and visit this amazing place located on the Parramatta River to the west of Harbour Bridge. It is the largest island which is full of historic landmarks and the incredible views, where you can stay overnight and can be reached through various ferries present in nearby suburbs. You can wander around to find different structures, tunnels and old docks and Cockatoo Island’s Convict Precinct - UNESCO World Heritage Site. Apart from these, one can also try camping here and spending a day with family and friends.

Location: At the junction of the Parramatta and Lane Cove River, Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.

8. Go to Lane Cove National Park: An important bushland park and habitat corridor in the heart of the city extending from East Ryde to Pennant Hills and West Chatswood is the  Lane Cove National Park. You can hit the trails for a heritage walk to explore some culturally significant buildings and do some birdwatching in this nature wonderland. Filled with plenty of flat grassy areas, places to ride bikes and just the perfect place for a picnic or a family day out or even school excursions. 

Location: Lady Game Drive Chatswood West NSW 2067 Australia
Price: Adult 6 AUD Child 5 AUD (per day)

How is the nightlife of Sydney?

1. Sydney Tower Infinity Bar & Dining: Begin the night with royalty in this unique dining experience 81 levels above the ground. Enjoy the quintessential Australian dining with the most scenic 360-degree view of the cityscape.
2. Sydney Harbour Bar Cruise: Unravel after a tiring day in one of the comfortable bars and lounges with cocktails, live music and the incredible gorgeous skyline in this 90 minute cruise. Don’t forget to take photos with this natural backdrop to brag about it on social media!
3. Watch latest opera production at the Sydney Opera House: Watch some of the rarest set of plays with exciting storylines, twists of the theatrical world of the opera house. And get a chance to choose among your favorite productions like Aida, Attila, Otello, or Tales of Hoffmann with your ticket!
4. Ax Throwing: One of the thrilling and perfect activities for date nights and other events. Guided by the professionals in this indoor urban sport: ax throwing! you'll come back hurling those hatchets like a champion!
5. The Gentleman Magician’s Magical Soirée with Canapés: End your night with this eerie soiree and the world of fantasies at the Sir Stamford at Circular Quay! Performed by the magician, Bruce Glen, watch how he embarked this 75 minute show with magic tricks and intimate storytelling on Friday and saturday.

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When is the best time to visit Sydney?

Sydney, Australia’s most vibrant urban destination is amongst the top fifteen most-visited cities in the world and why not! Surrounded by the blue mountains to the west, it is one of the most multicultural cities in the world with vibrant suburbs, world’s largest natural harbor, and iconic Sydney Opera house along with the harbour bridge. Offering the best tourist places in Sydney, it is one of the most sought after locations among the tourists.

Sydney has a warm climate and offers 300 perfect summer days suiting every tourist activity. Whether you decide strolling around the Bronte Beach, going on a shopping spree at the Westfield, admiring a dazzling sunrise from the top of the harbour bridge, or watching the sun set against the spectacular sydney skyline while sipping cocktail from the iconic opera house, the climate of sydney makes every activity a pleasant one.

Sydney beaches are world famous. Throng any beach from Bondi to Coogee and one is sure to be greeted with a lot of recreational activities. The spectacular views of the ocean, turquoise clear waters and beautiful beaches lined with coconut palms weaves magic and transforms you into a relaxed village feel.

 And who doesn’t love shopping. From weekend markets at the Rocks to the luxury boutiques in Queen Victoria Buildings, Sydney shopping has it all! It is especially famous for its weekend markets. Hop to any of the Bondi markets, Paddington markets, Rocks markets and Paddy’s markets and you can find plenty of local Australian apparels, souvenirs, latest fashion and beautiful gifts.

 Sydney is a perfect combination of old world charm and glamour. Visit it in January and you can revel along at the stunning Sydney Carnival or around May to witness the famous Australian Fashion Week. Cuddle a koala, feed deadly sharks from your glass boat, go whale watching, enjoy the scintillating nightlife of central business district, or scuba dive in the great barrier reef, anything you do in Sydney, is an unforgettable experience in itself. The tourist places in Sydney will offer you an experience of a lifetime.

How to reach Sydney?

The best way to reach sydney is by air. The Sydney Kingsford Smith international airport is well connected to almost all the cities of the world. The airport is the busiest in Australia and receives regular flights from India. There are several direct and connecting flights for Sydney from major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata. The flights usually stop at Delhi and have another stopover in Singapore or Malaysia. Airlines like Jet Airways, China Southern, Air India, Cathay pacific, Thai Airways and Singapore Airlines operates flights to Sydney.

Which are the famous beaches in Sydney?

1. Bronte Beach: Bronte Beach in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs, the ideal and one of the smallest beaches just made for family outing includes a park with barbecue facilities, a playground and shaded areas to relax. The picturesque golden sands, surf-worthy waves and less crowd makes it people’s favorite and thus is visited by thousands of tourists every year.
2. Tamarama Beach: Implausible views from all directions, clear crystal water and silky soft sands makes it just the perfect spot to sit and watch the world go by. Walk along the seashore of this reputed beach to have the exhilarating views of the sea. 
3. Coogee Beach: Coogee Beach is a place with calm surf and a lovely promenade with historic buildings and parks to explore. Lined with beautiful cafes where you can grab some seafood or an ice cream before hopping onto boutique shops nearby. 
4. Manly Beach: Especially for adventurous people, a must visit to have fun strolling the sands in solitude. As the beach does not have any such restrictions as of no strong currents of water or dangerous paths, it is safe to swim here and have a wonderful breezy time.
5. Shelly Beach: With a natural tidal Lagoon, this lovely stretch of oceanfront is surrounded by mesmerizing views of rainforests. Also, the perfect spot for Snorkeling and diving to explore the clear waters of this shallow cove. 

What is famous in Sydney to buy?

As being the oldest and most diversified city, you can find many different souvenirs to buy so you get something to remember by like wine, gems, leather products, macadamia, Akubra Hat and so much more.

Which is the coldest month in Sydney?

The coldest month in Sydney happens to be in July, several weeks after the June winter solstice.

What is the best time to visit Sydney Harbor Bridge?

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the most celebrated structures in Sydney offering one of the world’s most spectacular views. The Harbour Bridge is an essential part of Sydney’s culture. The best time to visit Sydney Harbour Bridge is at New year’s eve when the bridge is used in spectacular ways during the firework displays at 21:00 hours and midnight. The bridge is beautifully lit up against the exhilarating views of the Sydney opera house and the blue mountains for an unforgettable experience.

Consider taking a once-in-a-lifetime experience of BridgeClimb and explore the harbour with a climb of around 2 h 15 min for an adventure you will never forget.

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Which are the best places to go in Sydney with kids?

1. Taronga Zoo: One of the best places to visit in Sydney with children is the famous Taronga Zoo. The zoo is home to over 2,000 animals from over 350 different species, and is situated on the shores of Sydney Harbour and offers mesmerizing views of the city skyline. It is here where children can enjoy seeing animals like Asiatic elephants, lions, tigers, giraffes as well as kangaroos. 

2. Sydney Harbour Bridge: 
You can also take your little ones to visit the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, which is one of the most popular landmarks of the city. It is one of the world's longest steel-arch bridges and carries both road and rail traffic. You can also enjoy stunning views of the harbour from here. 

3. Sydney Luna Park: 
When looking for places to go in Sydney with children, Luna Park is a great option. The park is located at Milsons Point on the shores of Sydney Harbour. Luna Park is home to a number of rides and attractions, including the historic Big Dipper roller coaster.

4. Royal Botanic Gardens: 
For a fun-filled quality time amidst verdant nature with your kids in Sydney, head to the Royal Botanic Gardens here. The gardens are home to more than 7,500 different plant species from all over the world, making them a must-see for any plant lover. Visitors can stroll through the gardens admiring the plants, or take part in one of the many educational programs offered. 

5. Australian Museum: 
You can also take your kids on a visit to the Australian Museum, which is a world-renowned museum of natural history and anthropology, with a collection of over 18 million objects. The museum is home to a number of unique and important collections, including the world's largest collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artefacts, and the largest collection of Australian fossils.

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Which are the best adventurous things to do in Sydney?

1. Horse Riding in Sydney: A perfect for a lesser distractions and a lot more magic is through horse riding which transports you to a different time. You can ride it to different locations like hidden bushes, magical bush rides to discover the most striking scenery of the planet on a horseback. 
2. Whale Watching Sydney: Perfect for animal lovers to make the trip most memorable, it is one of a kind adventure activities that allows you to see some incredible humpback whales.
3. Jetpack Adventures: Newest add on in the adventure activities which will take you to the heights through specially designed thrust nozzles ensures you can fly as high as 10 m above the water.  With a jet powered board attached to your feet so you can dive in the ocean like a dolphin. 
4. Go-karting in Picton: Hop on to this perfect activity to enjoy the thrilling experience which covers the 640-meter karting track of Picton, and completes an hour’s drive away from Sydney. And also get a chance to view the top races that will make you feel like a true racer!
5. OZ jet boating in Sydney Harbour: A perfect combination of excitement and sightseeing. Experience a thrill ride like no other! Enjoy the spins and splashes down the water with the implausible views of Sydney's iconic landmarks.

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Sydney Reviews

Nathan Scott
Reviewed: 08 Feb 2024
Choosing Thrillophilia for my New Zealand and Australia vacation package was a fantastic decision! The Redwoods Treewalking in Rotorua and the Waimangu Geothermal Valley excursion were truly captivating. The Milford Sound Cruise provided stunning views of Mitre Peak and Stirling Falls. The guided to... Read More
Reena Reena
Reviewed: 02 Feb 2024
Booking a vacation through Thrillophilia for my trip to New Zealand and Australia was an absolute game-changer! The Redwoods Treewalking in Rotorua and the Waimangu Geothermal Valley excursion were breathtaking experiences. The Milford Sound Cruise was a highlight, offering stunning views of Mitre P... Read More
Darren Higgins
Reviewed: 03 Feb 2024
My 7-day tour package booked through Thrillophilia was an unforgettable adventure. Split between Melbourne and Sydney, the itinerary perfectly balanced exploration and relaxation. Three days in Melbourne offered a cultural feast with vibrant laneways and iconic landmarks. Then, four days in Sydney t... Read More
Sophie Wallace
Reviewed: 07 Feb 2024
My trip to Eastern Australia was amazing thanks to Thrillophilia! They arranged everything and made sure our experience was great. We explored Sydney, snorkeled in the Great Barrier Reef, and also discovered some offbeat places like Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The guides were friendly and knowledg... Read More
Pushti Prajapat
Reviewed: 04 Feb 2024
Thrillophilia's New Zealand and Australia Tour exceeded my expectations in every aspect. From the breathtaking landscapes of New Zealand's South Island to the vibrant cities of Australia's East Coast, every moment was filled with adventure and awe. The itinerary was well-crafted, accommodations were... Read More
Abhik Choudhury
Reviewed: 01 Feb 2024
For seventeen days, we lived it up, hopping between these two incredible countries. From the rugged beauty of New Zealand to the urban buzz of Australia, every day was a new adventure. Whether we were chasing thrills in Queenstown, immersing ourselves in Melbourne's arts scene, or soaking up the sun... Read More

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