Sydney is stunning. There’s no doubt that sparkling Sydney Harbour makes it an attractive destination, but there’s lots more going for it than just natural beauty. Take in the smooth sandstone of colonial buildings, enjoy entertaining theatre, visit world-class museums and indulge in gourmet delights.

Catch a ferry from Circular Quay across the sparkling harbour to Manly, Watsons Bay, Taronga Zoo or check out the exciting events calendar for world-class shows at the Sydney Opera House.

Discover the magic of The Rocks on foot. There are markets, museums and galleries tucked into little laneways. Amble along on cobbled laneways, enjoy a cool drink in Australia’s oldest pubs, and marvel at iconic attractions – the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

It’s easy to keep kids entertained in Darling Harbour, with four attractions within walking distance. They can take selfies with their favourite stars at Madame Tussauds wax museum, meet the dugongs at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, get up close to koalas at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo or burn off some energy at Darling Quarter Kids Playground.

Kings Cross, also known as The Cross, is a bustling inner-city hub and the centre of Sydney nightlife; party late into the night, watch cutting-edge theatre and be seen at stylish restaurants. Kings Cross is also home to two major Sydney landmarks, the dandelion-shaped El Alamein Memorial Fountain and the giant neon-lit Coca-Cola billboard.

You can find a Chinatown in most global cities, but Sydney’s is more vibrant than most. There is a thriving, exciting Asian marketplace which incorporates everything from fine dining restaurants to noodle bars hidden in food halls and buzzing Asian grocers. Enjoy world-class shows at the historic Capitol Theatre. Shoppers flock to the famous Paddy’s Markets, which dates back to colonial times. Upstairs, Market City is home to factory outlets and World Square is filled with high street shops and restaurants.