Visiting Sydney

NYE and beyond

Sydney welcomes visitors from all over Australia and the world throughout the year, but there’s an extra special something in the air for New Year’s Eve.

Panorama of the Sydney city skyline in the background including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House viewed from the northern foreshore with moored boats in the foreground.

Where to stay

There are so many accommodation options when you’re in Sydney to suit every budget. Our friends at sydney.com can help you out.

Getting around

You’ll need a prepaid Opal card to use Sydney’s buses, trains and ferries. Transport Info has all the details about where to buy and top-up your Opal, as well as the latest timetables and routes.

The main attractions

Bondi Beach is known for its perfect golden sands, great surf and proximity to excellent cafes, restaurants and nightlife. The area is well serviced by public transport and buses are clearly marked, departing from the city or Bondi Junction.

3 surfers walking down the concrete path to the promenade along Bondi Beach, busy with sunbathers on the sand and swimmers in the surf.

Taronga Zoo is one of Sydney’s favourite spots to get close to the animals, with a population of around 4,000 native and foreign creatures. It is open 365 days a year and minutes away from the city by ferry. Admission includes daily shows and zoo keeper presentations.

BridgeClimb Sydney will take you on the climb of your life across the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Beyond city limits

While you’re here, go beyond the city limits and hike the stunning Blue Mountains or pitch a tent in Byron Bay. Visit NSW has all the info to help you plan your trip.

The 3 Sisters rock formations tower over the Jamison Valley in the Blue Mountains

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