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The Non Tourist Guide to Sydney

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This guide will show Sydney from a local perspective. You can use Lonely Planet an similar guides for the typical tourist attractions but they will not guide you to the many places known by locals. This guide also assumes you are using public transport and that you will look online for accommodation options.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Beach Goer
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

55 Places

2 City Tips

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55 Places

Sydney Harbour

Bodies of Water

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Bridges

Sydney Ferries

Ferries

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Gardens

Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

Hiking Trails

Sydney Cricket Ground

Arenas & Stadiums

Sydney Ferries

Ferries

Harry's Cafe de Wheels - Wooloomooloo

Restaurants

Parque do Centenario

Parks

Parliament of New South Wales

Government Buildings

Nielsen Park

Parks

Newport Beach

Beaches

Darling Harbour

Neighbourhoods

Bondi Beach

Beaches

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Gardens

Watson's Bay

Bodies of Water

Mrs Macquarie's Chair

Geologic Formations

Sydney Olympic Park

Parks, Sports Complexes

Whale Beach

Neighbourhoods, Beaches

The Rocks

Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods

Hyde Park

Parks

Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

, Points of Interest & Landmarks

The Spit Bridge

Bridges

Clovelly Beach

Beaches

First Government House

Speciality Museums, Historic Sites

Great Synagogue

Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites

Rookwood Cemetery

Cemeteries

Echo Point Park

Hiking Trails

Garrison Church

Sacred & Religious Sites

Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge

Observation Decks & Towers, Lookouts

West Head Look out

Lookouts

Experiment Farm Cottage

Historic Sites

St Peter Julian's Church

Churches & Cathedrals

Christ Church St Laurence

Churches & Cathedrals

State Theatre

Historic Sites, Theatres

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Museums

Wildfire Restaurant Sydney

Restaurants

Capitol Theatre

Theatres

Blue Mountains

Destinations

Echo Point Lookout

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Diggies

Restaurants

Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond

Scenic Drives, Lookouts

Parramatta

Destinations

Bulli

Destinations

Stanwell Tops

Destinations

Bowral

Destinations

Campbelltown

Destinations

Sydney Opera House

Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Theatres

Central Railway Station

Historic Sites, Visitor Centres, Points of Interest & Landmarks

St. Andrew's Cathedral

Sacred & Religious Sites

Riverside Theatre

Theatres

Cabramatta

Destinations

Chinatown

Neighbourhoods

Wollongong Head Lighthouse

Lighthouses, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Westfield Sydney

, Shopping Malls

AfricaEddie's City Tips

  • Australians do not tip. People working in service industries are well paid by world standards and so do not feel obligated to tip.
  • To get around Sydney by public transport buy an Opal Card. This allows you to travel on all forms of public transport for $15 maximum per day.
  • Sydney Harbour
    Bodies of Water
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    AfricaEddie Says:

    If you have flown into Sydney, chances are you have seen the harbour from the air and will want to explore around it. Train or bus to Circular Quay and then start walking around.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Toured the inner harbour while waiting to board a cruise ship 19/04/2019
    • Exploring Sydney and Surroundings 18/04/2019
    • Sydney Harbour
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
    Bridges
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    AfricaEddie Says:

    A walk across the bridge is a must and provides sweeping views of the harbour. You can also do the Bridge Climb if you are keen

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Thrill Seeker
    Tips
    • Train to Milsons Point and walk back to Sydney or get off at Wynyard and walk north.
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Impressive 19/04/2019
    • site seeing 18/04/2019
    • Sydney Harbour Bridge
    Phone:
    +61 2 9240 1100
    Other:
  • Sydney Ferries
    Ferries
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    AfricaEddie Says:

    Cheap view of Sydney from the water. Your Opal Card is all you need. Consider a bus back to Sydney to get a view of the suburbs which commute daily. Great views in places.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Opal Card will cover your fares one way or return.
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best way to get aroubd 19/04/2019
    • This is the first time for many years .. 17/04/2019
    • Sydney Ferries
    Address:
    Circular Quay
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 8113 5400
    Price range:
    US$ 4 - US$ 4
    Other:
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship
    Gardens
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    AfricaEddie Says:

    Beautiful Chinese gardens in the centre of the city. If you visit Saturdays you may see weddings.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Couples
    • Senior
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Stunning 18/04/2019
    • Beautiful tranquil experience 18/04/2019
    • Chinese Garden of Friendship
    Address:
    Pier Street, Darling Harbour
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9240 8888
    Price range:
    US$ 6 - US$ 6
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
    Hiking Trails
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    AfricaEddie Says:

    After visiting Bondi Beach which tourists do, see the coastline from a failrly easy walk between these two iconic beaches.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Opal Card will pay your bus fare to Bondi or Coogee and return.
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great view 19/04/2019
    • site seeing 18/04/2019
    • Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
    Address:
    Arden Street
    Coogee Beach
    Sydney, New South Wales
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 406 333 665
    Other:
  • Sydney Cricket Ground
    Arenas & Stadiums
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    AfricaEddie Says:

    It is preferable to visit here when a sporting match is in progress. The whole Moore Park complex is worth wandering around to see how besotted Australians are with sport.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Bus from Central to Moore Park using your Opal Card.
    From the community
    Ranked #59 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great for cricket ! 13/04/2019
    • Good ground, great result 11/04/2019
    • Sydney Cricket Ground
    Address:
    Driver Ave
    Moore Park
    Sydney, New South Wales 2021
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9360 6601
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Sydney Ferries
    Ferries
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Use your Opal Card and visit many places from Circular Quay. You could spend a day on the ferries around Sydney. Recommended visit to Parramatta takes an hour and is spectacular. However you could get on any of the ferries and see differnet parts of the harbour communities for $15 on your Opal Card.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Definitely visit Parramatta
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best way to get aroubd 19/04/2019
    • This is the first time for many years .. 17/04/2019
    • Sydney Ferries
    Address:
    Circular Quay
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 8113 5400
    Price range:
    US$ 4 - US$ 4
    Other:
  • Harry's Cafe de Wheels - Wooloomooloo
    Restaurants
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    AfricaEddie Says:

    Started in the depression, this is now a day or night cheap eats place.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Friends
    From the community
    Ranked #203 of 5,231 restaurants in Sydney
    • OK but probably nothing like it used to be 12/04/2019
    • Harry's Cafe de Wheels in Wooloomooloo is a must do and a great place to eat! 04/04/2019
    • Harry's Cafe de Wheels - Wooloomooloo
    Address:
    Dowling Street
    Corner Cowper Wharf Roadway
    Sydney, New South Wales 2011
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 8346 4100
    Price range:
    US$ 2 - US$ 14
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    8:30 AM - 11:45 PM
    Sat - Sun
    9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
    Other:
  • Parque do Centenario
    Parks
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    AfricaEddie Says:

    You could spend a day of peace and quiet just chilling out here or exploring this huge parkland near the city.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Bus to Randwick using your Opal Card. Visit en-route to Coogee then do the Coogee to Bondi Coastal walk.
    From the community
    Ranked #28 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Enormous Park 29/03/2019
    • Always therapeutic and relaxing! 13/03/2019
    • Parque do Centenario
    Address:
    Oxford St. and Parkes Drive
    Sydney, New South Wales 2021
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9339 6699
    Other:
  • Parliament of New South Wales
    Government Buildings
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Part of Sydney's history, you are able to enter the building and if Parliament is sitting observe democracy in action

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • In Sydney in Macquarie St. St James or Museum stations.
    From the community
    Ranked #115 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    • Good time to go 24/01/2019
    • Worth a quick peak 25/10/2018
    • Parliament of New South Wales
    Address:
    Parliament House 6 Macquarie St
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9230 2111
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Nielsen Park
    Parks
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Great for a pinic with kids. Glorious harbour views and safe swimming for small kids.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Bus to Vaucluse
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Vaucluse
    • Nice park, good inner City swimming beach 13/04/2019
    • Laze away a day in the shark nets 21/03/2019
    • Nielsen Park
    Address:
    Greycliffe Avenue
    Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales 2030
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9337 7333
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
  • Newport Beach
    Beaches
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Take a bus to the Northern Beaches and visit a stunning part of Sydney's coastline

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Bus from Wynyard using your Opal card
    From the community
    Ranked #97 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    • Big Beach 02/04/2019
    • Like a north coast surf holiday in Sydney 15/01/2019
    • Newport Beach
    Address:
    Barrenjoey Road
    Sydney, New South Wales 2004
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9977 1088
  • Darling Harbour
    Neighbourhoods
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Great to visit the many attractions here including the IMAX theatre.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • Walk from Town Hall or Wynyard stations
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Some good happy hours, while you watch the boats 17/04/2019
    • Loved the Saturday night fireworks and awesome restaurants 17/04/2019
    • Darling Harbour
    Phone:
    +61 2 9240 8500
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
  • Bondi Beach
    Beaches
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    It is on the tourist route and if you go do go for a coastal walk as well as swimming here.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Avoid the northern rocks
    From the community
    Ranked #55 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Bondi stopover 18/04/2019
    • No bondi lifeguards but still great scenery 18/04/2019
    • Bondi Beach
    Address:
    Queen Elizabeth Drive
    Sydney, New South Wales 2026
    Australia
  • Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
    Gardens
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    AfricaEddie Says:

    Beautiful gardens in the centre of Sydney. Take your time walking through and enjoy the harbour as well.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • History Buff
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Walk from Circular Quay.
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Pleasant to stroll through 18/04/2019
    • Beautifully laid out gardens 18/04/2019
    • Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
    Address:
    Mrs Macquaries Rd
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9231 8111
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Watson's Bay
    Bodies of Water
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    AfricaEddie Says:

    Great for a visit to the famous Doyle's Seafood Restaurant as well as the great harbour views and the wealthy houses of Sydney seen from the bus.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • nice quiet Sydney spot 16/04/2019
    • Holiday 15/04/2019
    • Watson's Bay
    Address:
    Watson's Bay, Sydney
    New South Wales, Australia
    Sydney, New South Wales 2030
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9337 1866
    Other:
  • Mrs Macquarie's Chair
    Geologic Formations
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Adjacent to the Opera House this is an historic area near the Botanic Gardens.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Walk from Circular Quay.
    From the community
    Ranked #62 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sandstone bench carved by convicts 09/04/2019
    • Breathtaking Views 31/03/2019
    • Mrs Macquarie's Chair
    Address:
    1D Mrs Macquaries Rd
    The Rocks Visitors Centre
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9255 1788
    Other:
  • Sydney Olympic Park
    Parks, Sports Complexes
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    See how Sydney has transformed a former Olympic site into a living community.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Train to Olympic Park
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Sydney Olympic Park
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sydney Royal Easter Show 2019 - gluten free 17/04/2019
    • ROYAL EASTER SHOW - ALWAYS WORTH SEEING 16/04/2019
    • Sydney Olympic Park
    Address:
    Australia Ave
    Sydney Olympic Park, Auburn, New South Wales 2127
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9714 7300
    Other:
  • Whale Beach
    Neighbourhoods, Beaches
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    A stunningly beautiful beach. If money is no object eat at Jonah's while enjoying the view.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Nature Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Whale Beach
    • Still popular with surfers 30/03/2019
    • Nice beach 04/03/2019
    • Whale Beach
    Address:
    Barrenjoey Road
    Whale Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2107
    Australia
  • The Rocks
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Historic Sydney with many original buildings, lots of shopping and tourist shops. Enjoy the architecture.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Walk from Circular Quay.
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very nice place to get lost while pub hopping 17/04/2019
    • Great place to wander about and get out of the sun! 17/04/2019
    • The Rocks
    Phone:
    +61 2 9240 8500
    Other:
  • Hyde Park
    Parks
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Peace and tranquility in the heart of the city. Enjoy the fountains and ambience of the park and watch young lovers in love.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Visit the War Memorial at the southern end of the park.
    From the community
    Ranked #50 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful 07/04/2019
    • Huge park, excellent for a run 04/04/2019
    • Hyde Park
    Address:
    Elizabeth St
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9265 9333
    Other:
  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    , Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Even if you do not like shopping you will appreciate this historic building. A photo from George St is best.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take your money if planning to shop. It is upper end shopping.
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Stunning as usual. 17/04/2019
    • Luxury shopping mall 16/04/2019
    • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    Address:
    Queen Victoria Building 455 George St
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9265 6869
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mon
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Tue
    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Wed - Sat
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Spit Bridge
    Bridges
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Glorious views of the coast from this amazing walk. Take your camera.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Bus to Spit Junction from Sydney.
    From the community
    Ranked #38 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    • A sight.. but Sigh! For the regular travelers 29/03/2019
    • Annoying 19/03/2019
    • The Spit Bridge
    Address:
    Spit Road
    Middle Harbour
    Sydney, New South Wales
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9977 1088
  • Clovelly Beach
    Beaches
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    A beautiful and safe beach for young families with plenty of grass to play onif the water is too cold.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    Tips
    • Bus from Central.
    From the community
    Ranked #47 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great snorkelling destination! 08/02/2019
    • Safe swimming area - water could be cleaner 30/01/2019
    • Clovelly Beach
  • First Government House
    Speciality Museums, Historic Sites
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Located in Parramatta Park, this is the site of Australia's first Parliament. Spend the day there and enjoy the park and shops in Parramatta.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Catc the ferry to Parramatta and enjoy the river views.
    From the community
    Ranked #297 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    • This is not Government House! 20/05/2016
    • Now site of Museum of Sydney 14/11/2015
    • First Government House
    Address:
    41 Bridge Street
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9251 5988
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
  • Great Synagogue
    Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Historic and if open for tours it is a great insight into Jewish life.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Located in the city
    From the community
    Ranked #160 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    • Beautiful historic building 29/03/2019
    • Beautiful synagogue 13/03/2019
    • Great Synagogue
    Address:
    166 Castlereagh St
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9267 2477
    Other:
  • Rookwood Cemetery
    Cemeteries
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    This is the largest cemetery in the Southern Hemisphere and is full of history. You could spend a day here learning about Sydney's history from the gravestones.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Train to Lidcombe and a bus to the cemetery
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Lidcombe
    • amazing place 09/12/2018
    • Beautiful place 23/10/2018
    • Rookwood Cemetery
    Address:
    Corner Hawthorne and Field Avenues
    Rookwood
    Lidcombe, Auburn, New South Wales 2141
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9499 2415
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Sat
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Other:
  • Echo Point Park
    Hiking Trails
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Great View of moutains and valleys. Shut out and hear your echo.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Two hour train trip from Sydney Spend the day looking at other sights or go bushwalking.
    From the community
    Ranked #144 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    • This is the most magnificent view, also The Three Sisters (mountains) 30/12/2018
    • Be sure to stop here before your visit to Scenic World 20/12/2018
    • Echo Point Park
    Address:
    end of Babbage Road
    Sydney, New South Wales 2004
    Australia
  • Garrison Church
    Sacred & Religious Sites
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Part of the York St Parish this was the church of the colonial military. Getting married in Sydney. Contact Rev Justin Moffitt for truly memorable wedding.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Walk from Circular Quay to the bridge.
    From the community
    Ranked #212 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    • Garrison Church 17/03/2019
    • Always closed! 04/12/2018
    • Garrison Church
    Address:
    Argyle and Lower Fort Streets
    Sydney, New South Wales
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9247 1268
    Other:
  • Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge
    Observation Decks & Towers, Lookouts
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Great view of the harbour, the bridge and surrounds from the top of the pylon. There is a fee.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Nature Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A great pit stop 14/04/2019
    • Great lookout - good alternative to the Bridge Climb 13/04/2019
    • Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge
    Address:
    Cumberland Street, The Rocks
    South East Pylon, Sydney Harbour
    Sydney, New South Wales 2795
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9240 1100
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • West Head Look out
    Lookouts
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    A long bus trip but this is in a national park and very beautiful.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Bus from Sydney. Spend the day here and enjoy the ambience.
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Make room on the calendar. 13/04/2019
    • Fabulous views! 31/03/2019
    • West Head Look out
    Address:
    West Head
    Sydney, New South Wales
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9472 8949
    Other:
  • Experiment Farm Cottage
    Historic Sites
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    One of the earliest houses built in the colony is now a museum. You will learn much about early settlement in Australia from a visit here.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Ferry to Parramatta. Visit Old Government House and Parramatta Park.
    From the community
    Ranked #295 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    • A Gem of Australia's history 18/10/2017
    • Important historical site 12/11/2016
    • Experiment Farm Cottage
    Address:
    9 Ruse Street
    Sydney, New South Wales 2004
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9635 5655
    Hours:
    Wed - Sun
    10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Other:
  • St Peter Julian's Church
    Churches & Cathedrals
    AfricaEddie Says:

    A Catholic Church in George St provides a quiet place of reflection in a busy bustling city.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #234 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    • Edifying church 27/07/2018
    • A Modern Catholic Church in the Sydney Business District 30/01/2017
    • St Peter Julian's Church
    Address:
    641 George Street
    Haymarket
    Sydney, New South Wales 1240
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9211 4100
    Other:
  • Christ Church St Laurence
    Churches & Cathedrals
    AfricaEddie Says:

    An Anglo Catholic Anglican Church at the southern end of the city. Interesting architecture.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #312 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    • Beautiful listed heritage 23/01/2019
    • A nice church! 01/01/2017
    • Christ Church St Laurence
    Address:
    812 George St
    Railway Square
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9211 0560
    Other:
  • State Theatre
    Historic Sites, Theatres
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    See a show here at this historic theatre which has interesting architecture inside.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • amazing old building 16/04/2019
    • The Greatest Love of All.... 12/04/2019
    • State Theatre
    Address:
    State Theatre Building 49 Market St
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9373 6852
    Other:
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales
    Art Museums
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    In the city this is a must see for art lovers. The building is well worthh visiting.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely Morning Spent Here 13/04/2019
    • Well curated and beautiful building 13/04/2019
    • Art Gallery of New South Wales
    Address:
    Art Gallery Road
    The Domain
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9225 1700
    Hours:
    Wed
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Thu - Tue
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Wildfire Restaurant Sydney
    Restaurants (Steakhouse, Spanish, Australian)
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Take your money with you. It is a great restaurant but well worth the money.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Excellent foid 30/03/2016
    • It is about the veiw not the Food 23/02/2016
    • Wildfire Restaurant Sydney
    Address:
    Ground Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay West
    The Rocks
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 8273 1222
    Price range:
    US$ 22 - US$ 93
    Other:
  • Capitol Theatre
    Theatres
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Another living theatre in the centre of Sydney currently showing Les Mis. Worth visiting inside for the interio.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Walk from Central.
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Family day at the theatre to see Charlie & the Chocolate factory 18/04/2019
    • Epic Fail! Don't waste your money! 16/04/2019
    • Capitol Theatre
    Address:
    13 Campbell St
    Haymarket
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9320 5000
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Blue Mountains
    Destinations
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    A train from Sydney on your Opal Card is about two hours. The area is beautiful with many lookouts across valleys. Bushwalkers delight.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If bushwalking get a beacon from police to ensure you survive.
    • Blue Mountains
  • Echo Point Lookout
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    The famous Three Sisters are visible from here. Shout out and hear your echo return.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • History Buff
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Train to Katoomba. Make a day of it and visit the other Blue Moutains attractions.
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 37 things to do in Katoomba
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Easy access 15/04/2019
    • Very beautiful but so many tourist groups! 15/04/2019
    • Echo Point Lookout
    Address:
    Echo Point Road
    Katoomba, New South Wales 2780
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 4782 3653
    Other:
  • Diggies
    Restaurants (Cafe, Australian)
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Excellent food on the beach at North Wollongong. Great beach for swimming.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    Tips
    • Train to North Wollongong and walk 1km.
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 397 restaurants in Wollongong
    • Perfect brunch spot with great coffee 15/04/2019
    • Morning breakfast 09/04/2019
    • Diggies
    Address:
    1 Cliff Rd
    North Beach
    Wollongong, New South Wales 2500
    Australia
    Phone:
    4226 2688
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    Sat - Sun
    6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
  • Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond
    Scenic Drives, Lookouts
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    The road bridge built to replace a windy road alone is worth the drive

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrill Seeker
    Tips
    • You will need a car for this unless you train to the nearest station and walk the bridge.
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 50 things to do in Wollongong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best with a beer 14/04/2019
    • Fantastic Drive 13/04/2019
    • Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond
    Address:
    From Royal National Park to Bomaderry
    Wollongong, New South Wales 2500
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 4267 5910
    Other:
  • Parramatta
    Destinations
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Australia's second city has history in spades as well as shopping. It is a thriving business centre and capital of Western Sydney.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Take the ferry from Circular Quay and enjoy the beauty of the river.
    • Parramatta
  • Bulli
    Destinations
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Great beach and if you have a bike you can cycle along the bikeway to Wollongong following the coast.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Ruby's Cafe on the beach is great for meals.
    • Bulli
  • Stanwell Tops
    Destinations
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    This is where the hang gliders set off from. It is high up for them and gives outstanding views of the Illawarra coast. You can learn to hang glide here.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Train to Stanwell Park station.
    • Stanwell Tops
  • Bowral
    Destinations
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Historic Southern Highlands town with much history. You can easily spend a day visiting various places including the prison, churches and Don Bradman Museum.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Train to Bowral using Opal Card.
    • Bowral
  • Campbelltown
    Destinations
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Historic St Peters Church is the third oldest in Australia. Ask Rev Nigel Fortescue about the church and its importance. Visit the park next to the church for some historic statues. Go to the southern end of the town for more historic places.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • History Buff
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Train to Campbelltown using Opal Card
    • Campbelltown
  • Sydney Opera House
    Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Theatres
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    The jewel in Sydney's Crown. A visit is a must and can be completed withput payment by walking inside and outside by yourself.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Walk from Circular Quay station. Go to a show if there is something that takes your fancy.
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • sight seeing 18/04/2019
    • Iconic Attraction 18/04/2019
    • Sydney Opera House
    Address:
    Bennelong Point
    Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9250 7111
    Price range:
    US$ 19 - US$ 19
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Central Railway Station
    Historic Sites, Visitor Centres, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    While not as grand as some large international cities, Central is grand in its own way. Visit the country platforms to really appreciate its history

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Get a train there.
    From the community
    Ranked #114 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    • Beware track changes at late ( really late ) notice 05/04/2019
    • Much improved 02/04/2019
    • Central Railway Station
    Address:
    Eddy Ave
    Haymarket
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9379 1777
    Other:
  • St. Andrew's Cathedral
    Sacred & Religious Sites
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Sydney's Anglican Cathedral is located next to the Town Hall and is a sandstone Cathedral, which unlike its European counterparts is in full use and has hundreds in attendance on Sundays. There are daily activities and entry is free. It is a working church.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • If you are looking for Jesus you can speak to people here who will help you find him.
    From the community
    Ranked #113 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Small Cathedral in the heart of Sydney 17/02/2019
    • Nice Cathedral 19/01/2019
    • St. Andrew's Cathedral
    Address:
    George Streets
    And Bathurst Streets
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 9265 1661
    Other:
  • Riverside Theatre
    Theatres
    AfricaEddie Says:

    The cultural hub for western Sydney has shows which play in the major Sydney theatres. Located by the river, it is a great place to enjoy nightlife with a show and dinner

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • There are 50 restaurants surrounding this theatre.
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 22 things to do in Parramatta
    • Slick, well produced, shows in a comfortable venue close to parking and restaurants 17/02/2019
    • Our first visit! 16/02/2019
    • Riverside Theatre
    Address:
    Corner Church and Market Streets
    Parramatta, New South Wales 2150
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 8839 3399
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sat
    9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Other:
  • Cabramatta
    Destinations
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Forget Asia, this is Asia in Australia. Save an airfare and enjoy a whole suburb which is almost completely Asian. Plan to eat as you will get real Asian food here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Train from anywhere in Sydney.
    • Cabramatta
  • Chinatown
    Neighbourhoods
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Not quite as good as visiting Cabramatta, Chinatown in Sydney has become commercialised and lost much of the authenticity which made it a place to visit. Still a place to go to see some of Sydney's Chinese culture.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Walk from Central station
    From the community
    Ranked #129 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    • Don't bother with the night market 05/04/2019
    • Great Chinatown with lot of businesses and food 19/03/2019
    • Chinatown
    Address:
    George St
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Wollongong Head Lighthouse
    Lighthouses, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Take a walk along the beachfront past the Lighthouse and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the beaches in this area.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    Tips
    • Kids can ride bikes along the track here.
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 50 things to do in Wollongong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing view 14/04/2019
    • Pleasant walk and views 07/04/2019
    • Wollongong Head Lighthouse
    Address:
    Endeavour Drive
    Wollongong, New South Wales
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 4229 6466
    Other:
  • Westfield Sydney
    , Shopping Malls
    See more photos
    AfricaEddie Says:

    Hi end shopping and food outlets on the top floor. Only for the well heeled shopper.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Walk from Town Hall
    From the community
    Ranked #75 of 519 things to do in Sydney
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Outstanding shopping 15/04/2019
    • The BEST food court ever! 11/04/2019
    • Westfield Sydney
    Address:
    188 Pitt St
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 2 8236 9200
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Mon - Wed
    9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    Thu
    9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
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