Sydney enjoys a relaxed outdoor and beach lifestyle, combined with arts and
culture, fine food and wine, nature and cosmopolitan shopping and nightlife.
Life in Sydney centres on the harbour. Catch a ferry at Circular Quay for
views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge from the water.
Darling Harbour is a favourite family leisure and entertainment precinct.
In the city centre, historic arcades such as the Queen Victoria Building and
The Strand are packed with designer fashion stores. In Newtown, find vintage
fashion and quirky boutiques; while Mosman and Double Bay have more upmarket
boutiques and cafes. Unwind in tranquil spaces such as Centennial Parklands,
Hyde Park or the Royal Botanic Gardens. Don’t miss the world-famous
beaches of Bondi and Manly. The city’s coastal walks are a perfect way
to take in the golden beaches, dramatic headlands, sandstone cliffs and national
Sydney is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Blue Mountains to the west, the Hawkesbury River to the north and the Royal National Park in the south.