Everything You Need in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House during day time.
Curator’s statement

Not only is Sydney home to two world-famous landmarks, it boasts a stunning coastline, bustling city life and natural beauty. Stay in the heart of the city or visit the surrounding areas of natural beauty during your visit. Relax, surf or swim at the local beaches or hike through national parks and mountain trails. Sydney has something to offer every type of traveler.

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Where to stay in Sydney

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Park Hyatt Sydney

A low-rise, high-style favorite in a stellar location opposite the Sydney Opera House.

Fora Perks
  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Ovolo Woolloomooloo

A trendy and vibrant hotel in Woolloomooloo, offering contemporary design and a lively atmosphere for an unforgettable stay.

Fora Perks
  • Food & beverage credit.

  • Welcome treat in room on arrival.

  • Upgrade & guaranteed late check-out.

Shangri-La Sydney

A sleek skyscraper stay with unmatched views of Sydney Harbor Bridge and the iconic Opera House.

Fora Perks
  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • VIP welcome amenity.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

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Things to do in Sydney

People boating in the sea near Sydney Opera house
  • See a show at the Opera House.

  • Walk across the Harbour Bridge.

  • Visit Manly and Bondi Beach.

  • Visit the aquarium.

  • Taronga Zoo.

  • Historic tour of the Rocks district.

  • Visit Watson's Bay.

  • Catch a cricket or rugby game.

  • Hike the Blue Mountains.

  • Explore different neighborhoods throughout the city.

Day trips

  • Blue Mountains

  • Hunter Valley

  • Royal National Park

Places to eat & drink in Sydney

An outdoor Cafe in Sydney

Need to Know

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Sydney.