Beaches, Bushwalks, Barbecues, Buzz & Australia’s Biggest City
Known for its beautiful beaches, sophisticated style, and iconic white-sailed Opera House, Sydney is your gateway to Australia. A vibrant culture, world-class dining and shopping, and striking architecture pair with national parks, day trips to Hunter Valley Wine Country, and a sun-kissed coast to place Sydney at the top of every savvy Australian itinerary.
A mix of rural and beachside lifestyle, the Central Coast is just an hour north of Sydney and presents ample opportunities for fun, adventure, and relaxation with its bays and inlets, gorgeous beaches, state forests, and national parks. Bushwalk in Bouddi National Park, surf the waves at Avoca Beach, and cast a line at the quaint fishing village of Terrigal.
Blue Mountains/Hunter Valley
Not far from the urban joys of Sydney, the Blue Mountains is a World Heritage Site full of craggy peaks, cliffs, forests, canyons, waterfalls, and magnificent vistas, one of the country’s largest tracts of protected bushland. And Hunter Valley, Australia’s most celebrated wine region, invites you to winery tours, tastings, gourmet feasts, and more.
Worldwide Traveler Top Experiences
Truly Manly Deeply
You’ll be rewarded with spectacular vistas during the half-hour trip via the Manly Ferry from Sydney’s Circular Quay across the harbour to Manly’s tree-lined beaches.
Take It To The Bridge
Get an outstanding view of the Sydney skyline from atop the Harbour Bridge. Escorted climbs are available by day, by night, at twilight, and at dawn.
Take a tour of the finest of Hunter Valley’s numerous wineries and gourmet restaurants. There are also hot-air balloon rides, biking, and horseback trails.
Rhapsody in Blue
Go hiking and biking, kayaking and canyoning, and off-roading and rappelling in the beautiful Blue Mountains, where you can also board the world’s steepest railway for the ride of your life!
Best explored on foot, The Rocks is one of Sydney’s original neighbourhoods, lined with antiquated buildings, including two of the city’s oldest pubs.
Sydney Tower SkyWalk lets you “walk on air” – 900 feet above the city! – with views to the horizon as well as through a glass-floored viewing platform to the streets below.
Discover a whole bunch of family fun at the “Big Banana” in Coffs Harbour, encompassing a vast water park, rides, laser tag, ice skating, tobogganing, and more!
Pay your respects and discover what it means to be Australian in one of the world’s great museums, dedicated to the history of Australian involvement in conflict.
Walk the Walk
Stroll the 3.5 mile-long coastal promenade that leads from famous Bondi Beach along the cliffs to Tamarama (aka “Glamarama”), Bronte Beach, Clovelly Beach, and beyond.
Experience the real-life drama of the Sydney Opera House – that is, the drama that plays out behind the curtains – with a backstage tour of the iconic performing arts center.
Source: Worldwide Traveler Australia & the South Pacific