Sydney

Home to Aboriginal tribes until the arrival of James Cook in 1770, Sydney is now often mistaken for Australia’s capital. It is the country’s biggest city and its showpiece for bedazzling architecture, state-of-the-art museums and some of Australia’s finest restaurants. With its Aboriginal heritage and modern outlook, Sydney is a city of many dimensions. Combining breathtaking cityscapes, hundreds of miles of coastline, and a warm tropical climate, Sydney provides everything needed for a memorable stay.

Attractions

Sydney is a city full of breathtaking views. From Sydney Harbour, the city’s working port, take in Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the sea beyond. For a wonderful view of the city, the coastline and the mountains in the distance, take the lift up to the city’s highest point at the top of Sydney Tower. For a taste of the old Sydney, have a wander around historic Macquarie Street, full of Victorian buildings.

There are many ways to soak up some culture in Sydney: go to The Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Museum of Contemporary Art. For a browse through the city’s literary heritage, follow the Writers’ Walk at the Circular Quay. Discover Sydney’s dark past at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum where you will experience Nineteenth Century prison life. Sydney is home to some outstanding landscaping such as the Chinese Garden of Friendship and the Royal Botanical Gardens.

For some time out from the bustling city, head to Taronga Zoo or discover the city’s exquisite coastline at Bondi Beach where you can indulge in some of Australia’s favourite pastimes: beach volleyball and surfing.

Shopping

From one-off boutiques to chic designer labels, Sydney is a shopper’s paradise. Head to Pitt St. Mall, one of the main shopping areas for luxurious brands, and visit the Queen Victoria Building for over 200 shops. For custom made tailoring, Paddington is the place to be, and do not miss Castlereagh Street for jewellery and accessories. Go to the Rocks area for speciality purchases, where the tourist market on George Street is filled with wonderful gifts.

Nightlife and Eating Out

With a tradition of al-fresco restaurants and bring-your-own. drinks, eating out in Sydney is a real pleasure. From Asian to European cuisine, there is plenty to offer for every palate.

Head to Chinatown for some traditional Asian cooking, or over to the Rocks for pubs and bistros. Kings Cross offers lots for variety, from simple cafés and traditional pubs to fine restaurants.

Tourist Information

Sydney Visitor Centres are located at 106 George Street, The Rocks and 33 Wheat Road, Darling HarbourSydneyTel: +61(0)2 9240 8788www.sydneyvisitorcentre.com

Airport

The city is well served by Sydney Airport which is found 9km (6 miles) south of the centre. A direct train can be taken from central Sydney to the airport in 10-15 minutes.

Car hire locations in Sydney, Australia

  • Sydney Domestic Airport
    At Shuttle Svc, Call Upon Arrival, Sydney, Au
    Distance: 0.03 miles
  • Sydney - Intl Apt - Dom. Term
    At Desk In Terminal, Sydney, Au
    Distance: 0.03 miles
  • Sydney Downtown - Botany
    At ***4wd And Van Pick Up Only***, Sydney, Au
    Distance: 0.03 miles
  • Sydney Downtown Office
    At Corner William & Riley Streets, Sydney, Au
    Distance: 0.63 miles
  • Sydney City Office
    At Hyde Park Plaza, Sydney, Au
    Distance: 0.67 miles
  • Sydney - Mascot
    At 653 Gardeners Road, Sydney, Au
    Distance: 3.81 miles
  • Sydney Depot
    At 661 Gardeners Road, Sydney, Au
    Distance: 3.85 miles
  • Artarmon Downtown
    At 36 Hotham Parade, Artarmon, Au
    Distance: 3.94 miles
  • Sydney - York Street
    At 9 A York Street, Sydney/york Street, 2000
    Distance: 0.08 miles
  • Sydney - Central
    At 200 William Street, Sydney, 2011 , Ns
    Distance: 0.22 miles
  • Sydney - George Street
    At 818-820 George Street Inside The Mercure Hotel, Sydney, 2000
    Distance: 0.41 miles
  • Circular Quay Harbour Marriott
    At 30 Pitt Street, Sydney, 2000 , Ns
    Distance: 0.42 miles
  • Sydney - Domain Car Park
    At Domain Car Park, Sir John Young Crescent, Domain, East Sydney , 2010 Nsw
    Distance: 0.54 miles
  • Darling Harbour
    At 320 Harris St, Inside Secure Car Park, Entry Off Allen St On Lg Level, Pyrmont, Pyrmont, 2009
    Distance: 0.58 miles
  • Sydney - Pitt Street
    At 395 Pitt Street, Sydney, 2000 , Ns
    Distance: 0.63 miles
  • Sydney - William Street
    At 77-81 William St, Sydney , 2010
    Distance: 0.66 miles
  • Sydney - Downtown
    At Pullman Hotel, 36 College St, Sydney, 2010
    Distance: 0.7 miles
  • Pyrmont
    At 80 Pyrmont St, Sydney, 2009 , Ns
    Distance: 0.83 miles
  • Sydney - Kings Cross
    At 200 William Street, Sydney, 2011 , Ns
    Distance: 0.88 miles
  • Sydney - North
    At 100 Miller St, North Sydney Nsw, 2060
    Distance: 2.08 miles
  • Marrickville
    Distance: 3.56 miles
  • Artarmon
    At 77 Whiting Street, Artarmon Nsw (1), 2064, Ns
    Distance: 3.7 miles
  • Alexandria
    At Serviced By Europcar, 678 Botany Road, Alexandria, 2015, Nsw
    Distance: 3.72 miles
  • Sydney - Domestic Airport
    At Serviced By Europcar, Sydney Airport, All Terminals Mascot, 2020, Nsw, Nsw
    Distance: 4.77 miles
  • Ashfield
    At 142-144 Parramatta Rd, Croydon, 2132 , Ns
    Distance: 4.79 miles
  • Sydney - York Street
    At 9 A York Street, Sydney/york Street, 2000
    Distance: 0.08 miles
  • Sydney - Central
    At 200 William Street, Sydney, 2011 , Ns
    Distance: 0.22 miles
  • Sydney - George Street
    At 818-820 George Street Inside The Mercure Hotel, Sydney, 2000
    Distance: 0.41 miles
  • Circular Quay Harbour Marriott
    At 30 Pitt Street, Sydney, 2000 , Ns
    Distance: 0.42 miles
  • Sydney - Domain Car Park
    At Domain Car Park, Sir John Young Crescent, Domain, East Sydney , 2010 Nsw
    Distance: 0.54 miles
  • Darling Harbour
    At 320 Harris St, Inside Secure Car Park, Entry Off Allen St On Lg Level, Pyrmont, Pyrmont, 2009
    Distance: 0.58 miles
  • Sydney - Pitt Street
    At 395 Pitt Street, Sydney, 2000 , Ns
    Distance: 0.63 miles
  • Sydney - William Street
    At 77-81 William St, Sydney , 2010
    Distance: 0.66 miles
  • Sydney - Downtown
    At Pullman Hotel, 36 College St, Sydney, 2010
    Distance: 0.7 miles
  • Pyrmont
    At 80 Pyrmont St, Sydney, 2009 , Ns
    Distance: 0.83 miles
  • Sydney - Kings Cross
    At 200 William Street, Sydney, 2011 , Ns
    Distance: 0.88 miles
  • Sydney - North
    At 100 Miller St, North Sydney Nsw, 2060
    Distance: 2.08 miles
  • Marrickville
    Distance: 3.56 miles
  • Artarmon
    At 77 Whiting Street, Artarmon Nsw (1), 2064, Ns
    Distance: 3.7 miles
  • Alexandria
    At Serviced By Europcar, 678 Botany Road, Alexandria, 2015, Nsw
    Distance: 3.72 miles
  • Sydney - Domestic Airport
    At Serviced By Europcar, Sydney Airport, All Terminals Mascot, 2020, Nsw, Nsw
    Distance: 4.77 miles
  • Ashfield
    At 142-144 Parramatta Rd, Croydon, 2132 , Ns
    Distance: 4.79 miles
  • Sydney Downtown
    Distance: 0.65 miles
  • Sydney - Darling Harbour Downtown
    Distance: 0.67 miles
  • Sydney Downtown - Kings Cross
    Distance: 0.67 miles
  • Sydney Central
    Distance: 1.15 miles
  • Artarmon Downtown
    Distance: 3.67 miles
  • Alexandria Downtown
    Distance: 3.77 miles
  • Sydney South - Mascot
    Distance: 4.14 miles
  • Five Dock Downtown
    Distance: 4.81 miles
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