One of the world's most attractive cities, Sydney is full of character and charm. There is something to do to suit everyone's tastes, ranging from endless amounts of shopping in the CBD, dining experiences reflecting Sydney's multicultural diversity, art galleries and eye-catching fashion, exciting night life that will have you dancing all night, and gorgeous beaches and surfing spots.

Being the largest city in Australia, Sydney is a magnificent holiday destination that delights tourists and locals alike.

Sydney Accommodation

Sydney accommodation rates are among the best in the world and whether you are staying for one day or one month, there will be options to suit any budget. If you are a backpacker traveling around, chances are you will be on a tight budget and wanting something in the lower price range. Prices usually start around $20 for a bed in a hostel, sharing the room with a number of people (usually 2 - 6), with the price rising for more private accommodation. The hostels in Sydney are clean and social, usually with a range of facilities available such as a pool, TV, computers and common room.

For people with a higher budget, prices go up thousands of dollars a day to stay in a six star resort. If your budget is somewhere in betweeen, you can grab an apartment for $80 - $300 a night, depending on the season and star rating. There's a never-ending amount of options for anybody, whether you are a family, a couple, or even just one person.

Sydney Attractions

Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is one of the architectural wonders of the world – arguably the best known building of the 20th century, with its design and construction involving countless innovative design ideas and construction techniques.

Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world's largest (but not longest) steel arch bridge, and, in its beautiful harbour location, has become a renowned international symbol of Australia.

Sydney Tower
Wherever you look there is something to see and discover at Sydney Tower, you’ll be amazed by Sydney’s best views! Sydney Tower takes you to the highest point above Sydney for breathtaking 360° views of the beautiful harbour city. From the golden beaches to the distant blue mountains, you’ll be amazed by Sydney’s best views.

BridgeClimb Sydney
BridgeClimb Sydney welcomes visitors from around the world to enjoy the ultimate experience of Sydney on the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Luna Park Sydney
With spectacular views of the harbour, Sydney’s much-loved Luna Park is a superbly restored 1930s amusement park where everyone goes... just for fun!

Sydney Events

Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta
Australia's Celebration of Sail, Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta is the largest premier yacht racing championship in Australia. Attracting over 350 glamourous yachts gracing Sydney Harbour, a host of spectator boats and an extensive schedule of shoreside events including fashion parades, wine tasting, celebrity challenges, and beach parties spanning the entire weekend.

Sydney Festival
For three weeks each January, Sydney Festival offers a rich program of around 80 events involving upwards of 500 artists from Australia and abroad covering dance, theatre, music, visual arts, cross media and forums.

Sydney International Food Festival
The Sydney International Food Festival is held from October 1 to 31 each year, as part of Crave Sydney. Top chefs, writers and food lovers from around the world join 300,000 Sydneysiders and visitors at more than 400 different events across the month.

Sydney New Years Eve
Nowhere on earth does New Year like Sydney – the undisputed New Year’s Eve capital of the world. Everyone is invited to join the celebrations on the Harbour and to get into the spirit by coming dressed in a touch of blue. Sydney’s spirit is reflected by the colour blue - their stunning blue harbour and gorgeous summer sky.

Sydney Climate

Sydney has a temperate climate with warm summers and cool winters, and rainfall spread throughout the year. The weather is moderated by proximity to the ocean, and more extreme temperatures are recorded in the inland western suburbs. The warmest month is January, with an average air temperature range at Observatory Hill of 18.6–25.8 °C.

Sydney Facts