Put simply: Sydney is stunning. There’s no doubt that sparkling Sydney Harbour does a lot to affirm Sydney’s reputation as one of the most attractive cities in the world, but really – the Harbour’s just the beginning.

Cityside, you can take in the smooth sandstone of historic buildings, enjoy world-class theatre, visit beautiful museums and art galleries and indulge in incredible cheap eats and fine dining alike.

Head to Circular Quay to catch a ferry across the Harbour to the beachy bliss of Manly or Watsons Bay, or make furry friends on a visit to Taronga Zoo. Plus, uou can always stay quayside to see world-class shows at the Sydney Opera House, followed by a drink at Opera Bar; a watering hole with one of the best views going.

Discover the magic of The Rocks on foot. In this historic centre, 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 are right nearby.

It’s easy to keep kids entertained at 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 excitementexcitment at Darling Quarter Kids Playground.

Kings Cross, also known as The Cross, is a bustling inner-city hub and one of the centres of Sydney’s nightlife scene; party late into the night, watch cutting-edge theatre and dig in at the city’s 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 local Asian grocers. Enjoy world-class shows at the nearby historic Capitol Theatre. Shoppers also 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.

You ready to explore Sydney?