1 Sydney Opera House

Catch a show or relax with a drink at the Opera Bar.

2 Sydney Harbour Bridge

Drive, walk, cycle or even climb the famous “coathanger” for a giddy vision of the city.

3 Sydney Harbour National Park

Multiple pockets of astounding natural beauty with great views of the harbour.

4 Bondi Beach

Bold, brash Bondi is synonymous with Australian beach culture.

5 Cruise the harbour

Sydney is at its best from the harbour; take it in cheaply on the popular Manly Ferry.

6 Mardi Gras

The world’s biggest celebration of gay and lesbian culture.

7 Hunter Valley wineries

A famous wine-growing region with a plethora of culinary and cultural activities to choose from.

8 Blue Mountains

Take a weekend break in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains.

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