General Sydney Tourist Information
Sydney is the capital city of New South Wales Australia and with a population of just over 4 million is the largest Australian city.
Sydney has everything the local or international tourist could ask for. From world class tourist attractions to its famous nightlife, Sydney has it all.
Sydney's World Famous Tourist Attractions
While in Sydney you must visit two of the most famous landmarks in the world, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.
For the energetic, walking trips across the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge are now available and offer an unsurpassed views of Sydney City and Sydney Harbour. It's not cheap, but it's a once in a lifetime experience!
The southern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge has a museum where you can learn about the construction and history of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The museum is just a short walk from the famous Rocks area of Sydney. The Rocks contains many historic buildings, tourist attractions and boutique shopping. The Rocks is also where you can pick up unique bargain items at the weekend street markets.
Shopping in Sydney covers everything from luxury boutiques to the weekend markets. Sydney's oldest and most famous market is Paddy's Market in the Haymarket. It is open Thursday through to Sunday and sells just about anything you can think of!
Darling Harbour Sydney NSW Australia
Darling Harbour, just next to the Sydney CBD has a range of tourism attractions, not the least of which is the Powerhouse Museum. It is Australia's largest museum with over 385,000 objects in the collection. The Powerhouse Museum collection covers social history and Aboriginal culture, music, technology, design, industry and is uniquely Australian.
While in Darling Harbour you can also visit the Sydney Aquarium, The Australian National Maritime Museum, Chinese Garden of Friendship, Star City Casino, the shopping centre or see a movie at the IMAX theatre with the largest movie screen in the world - over eight stories high!
There's also Australia's Northern Territory and Outback Centre. This is a one stop shop for everything you need to know about the Northern Territory and Australia's outback.
There are several large screen and multi media presentations on Aboriginal indigenous art and culture. Another feature is the Aboriginal art gallery and exhibition area. If you're planning on seeing the Australian outback their travel service will be able to point you in the right direction and handle bookings as well.
Sydney Australia is a cosmopolitan city and the nightlife is plentiful. From pubs and clubs to the latest in nightclubs there is entertainment to suit you.
If you're looking for a cheap night out then the clubs or pubs will be the best bet. Sydney clubs and a lot of the pubs have poker machines which help to keep the beer cheap - stay away from the pokies and you can have a really cheap night out.
Pubs generally have no dress rules, so you can wear anything you like. Nearly all clubs have basic dress rules (shoes, neat & clean clothes) and the nightclubs vary from no rules to very strict rules.
Restaurants and Dining in Sydney NSW Australia
Eating out in Sydney of course covers virtually any taste you can think of from unique Australian cuisine through Italian, Greek, Spanish and Asian.
The big fast food chains (McDonalds, KFC etc..) are everywhere and there are numerous independent takeaways and cafes.
Sydney's Chinatown (an easy walk from the city centre) has many Chinese and other Asian restaurants from cheap to very expensive, but also Asian grocery and butcher shops for those that prefer to cook themselves.
You will not go hungry in Sydney as there is a cafe or restaurant just about every where you look.
Sydney is a cosmopolitan city with many wonders.
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Sydney NSW Australia Tourist Information