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City Guide to Sydney

Why Sydney?

Sydney HarbourSydney is Australia’s most famous city and is home to some of Australia’s most famous sights such as the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. The city has so much diversity to keep you entertained ranging from the beaches where you can surf and sun-worship to world-class museums. It also has a vibrant nightlife with some of the finest places to eat out in Australia and bustling bars on offer. Sydney truly is hard to beat.

Facts about Sydney

  • The city was named after a chap called Thomas Townsend. Work that one out!
  • Sydney’s Opera House was designed by a Dane called Jorn Utzon.

Cool places to hangout in Sydney

  • Coogee Bay Hotel Brasserie, Coogee Bay Road - 02 9665 0000
  • Home – The Venue – Nightclub, Cockle Bay Wharf Darling Harbour - 02 9266 0600
  • Sapphire Lounge, 2 Kellet Street, Kings Cross - 02 9331 0058
  • Jackson’s on George, 176 George Street, City - 02 9247 2727
  • Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, Cnr Kent & Argyle Street, The Rocks - 02 9251 4044
  • Scubar, Corner of Rawson Lane & Rawson Place – 02 9212 4244
  • Watson Bay Hotel, 1 Military Road – 02 9337 5444

Visitor Information Centre

Sydney has two visitor centres that offer personal assistance as well as brochures, maps and flyers about Sydney and New South Wales. These visitor centres can be located at:

  • The Rocks – Corner of Argyle and Playfair Streets
  • Darling Harbour – Palm Grove (between Cockle Bay Wharf and Harbourside)

Or by calling 02 9240 8788.

Plan Your Gap Year to Sydney

Click on one of the links below for more information and useful advice when travelling to Sydney.

Top Things To Do

Top Things To Do in Sydney


Accommodation in Sydney


Emergency Information for Sydney