White sailboats, bridge in Sydney Harbour against clear blue sky

Sydney is a city that has never stopped attracting tourists. This is the place where there are magnificent, massive architectures at everywhere, world of museums, green parks, modern entertainment areas and the sea. Sydney is always among the most livable cities in the world, a dream destination for any traveler with so many interesting things, so where to go in Sydney? Here are the best check-in places that bearing the signature of Sydney in particular and Australia in general. Let’s check it out our top places to visit in Sydney (top Sydney tourist attractions) with 23 best places to visit in Sydney, Australia you should visit. Don’t miss them!

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Sydney seen from above, one of the most livable cities in the world.
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Best places to visit in Sydney: The most famous places in Sydney

Sydney Opera House

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This is an extremely famous architecture symbol of Sydney in particular and the whole of Australia in general, an architectural masterpiece of human being. Located in Bennelong Point, near Sydney Harbour Bridge, during the day, the theater of the oysters is white outstanding in the background of a high blue sky, and in the evening tourists will be satisfied with the bright and majestic light party on the water, one of the definitely experiences you must be have in Sydney.

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Seen from above

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The symbol of Sydney, Sydney Opera House
Sydney's Opera House, architectural masterpieces
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Tourists often say that if you have not checked-in with the theater of the oysters Sydney Opera House, you have never been to Sydney.
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Inside the theater

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The Opera House and Sydney Harbour in the background.
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Magical sunset over Sydney Opera House
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The voyeuristic light show was hard to describe when the night falls at the oyster theater.

A perfect evening at the oyster theater, you can visit the outdoor windy bars, cafes, romantic restaurants or the best is watching the artists’ performances at this famous opera house. Normally, to visit and enjoy art, tourists will choose to buy a tour to watch one of the programs such as dance, concert, opera or musical and visit the backstage for about USD 165 USD, starting at 7 am with a luxurious breakfast.

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Stunning lighting show
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Tourists enjoy coffee and dinner at the bars and restaurants on the Sydney Opera House campus.

Sydney Opera House

Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9250 7111
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm AEST
Url: https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/

Sydney Harbour Brigde

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This is the world’s largest steel bridge, one of the icons of the land of kangaroos. The surface of Sydney Harbour Bridge is divided into 2 railway lines, 8 lanes for cars and 1 pedestrian lane. This bridge is also the place where majestic fireworks displays take place to welcome the new year or the place to announce big events of international stature.

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White sailboats under Sydney Harbour Bridge
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This is the largest steel bridges in the world.

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One of icons of Australia.
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Tourists can climb to the top of the bridge, the curved arch section is about 134 meters away from the harbor to see the panorama of Sydney dye the sunset and the lights up are so brilliant.

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Visitors climbing on Sydney Harbour Bridge
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Sydney panoramic view from the top of the bridge.
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Panoramic view of Sydney Harbor Bridge in colorful picture of the night lights.

Reveal a small secret, Sydney Harbor Bridge is also the location where couples believe they will have strong happiness when proposing the other half on the bridge or holding a wedding. That’s why more than 4,000 marriage proposals and more than 25 weddings have been held here.

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Propose at the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Address: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney NSW, Australia
Construction started: July 28, 1923
Opened: March 19, 1932
Total length: 1,149 m

Sydney Tower

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Sydney Tower Eye

One of the most beautiful panoramic view spots of Sydney city is the Sydney Tower, the tallest building in the city. Located in Pitt St. shopping center. The tower is 304.8 meters high from the base of the tower to the top and is 324.8 meters above sea level, anchored by a massive cable system.

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inside Sydney Tower Eye
Inside Sydney Tower Eye
Sydney tower soaring in the panorama of Sydney.
Sydney tower soaring in the panorama of Sydney.

It takes about 40 seconds for an elevator ride to the top of the tower, you will enjoy the most “luxurious” meals from Sydney’s most luxurious restaurants and high-end cafes located here. And can not forget to mention, it is the prime location for you to see the most beautiful view of Sydney through the naked eye and the modern binoculars system at Sydney Tower Eye, the highest floor of the tower.

Panorama view of Sydney when lights up from the Sydney tower.
Panorama view of Sydney when lights up from the Sydney tower.
High view to Hyde Park, Sydney at night
Hyde Park high view, Sydney seen from Sydney Tower Eye at night

Sydney Tower Eye

Address: 100 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: +61 1800 258 693
Hours: 9AM–8PM (last entry)
Price: From $50 and more
Url: https://www.sydneytowereye.com.au/

The Rocks

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One of Sydney’s most beautiful places is the Old Town – The Rocks, which is a metaphor of Sydney’s “perfect convergence of past and present”.

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The common space, the walls, the windows, the street lights and the houses and shops all wore amazingly the same beautiful time color. Especially the houses built of sandstone in the old architectural style is extremely impressive, alternating with new and modern houses, but still creating a harmonious overall, unique interference between old and new.

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Ancient and romantic streets.
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Flea market
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A rustic street corner of The Rocks at late night.
A rustic street corner of The Rocks at late night.

The Rocks old town is still home to two old pubs called “Lord Nelson(Address: 19 Kent St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia / Hours: Sunday: 12–10PM ; Monday – Saturday: 11AM–11PM / Phone: +61 2 9251 4044) and “Fortune of war(Address: 137 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia / Hours: Mon – Thu: 9AM–1AM; Fri: 9AM–1AM; Sat: 9AM–2AM; Sun: 10AM–12AM / Phone: +61 2 9247 2714) that are loved by tourists. Don’t forget to try a special local brewed “pint” of beer with some snacks, live music in bars in the style of soldiers, sailors or workers since the 1800s. In addition, many houses here is also listed in the New South Wales Heritage Book.

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Lord Nelson’s famous beer pub is loved by tourists.
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The pub is designed and arranged in a liberal style.
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Fortune of war – Sydney’s oldest pub.

This place is both a place to hang out, to visit, to see art exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, to buy souvenirs, to visit cafes and restaurants, but most important is the virtual living place cannot be better.

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The rocks market
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Best place to buy souvenir items.

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Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
Museum of Contemporary Art

Darling Harbour

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From an industrial port for anchoring boats for economic purposes, Darling port has now become an extremely attractive tourist destination with many big projects such as:

IMAX cinema
Sydney Aquarium
Casino Star
National Maritime Museum of Australia
Sydney Convention Exhibition Center
Tumbalong Park
Sydney Entertainment Center
Chinese Garden in Sydney

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Most solo travelers or tour operators will choose a stop spot at this Sydney entertainment center. Freely participate with activities in a complex area suitable for both adults and children.

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Overview of Darling Harbor entertainment complex.

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Australian National Marine Museum
Australian National Marine Museum

Darling Harbour

Address: Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9240 8500
Url: https://darlingharbour.com/

St Mary’s Cathedral

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St Marys Cathedral exterior

The church is a feature architecture and a great religious fulcrum of Sydney residents. It is also the residence of Archbishop of Sydney and is the first place on the list of the first Catholic chapels in Australia.

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The church was built of sandstone with the characteristic architecture of medieval Europe.
The church was built of sandstone with the characteristic architecture of medieval Europe.

St Mary’s Cathedral

Address: St Marys Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Hours: Monday to Friday 6:30am – 6.30pm / Saturday 8.30am – 7.00pm / Sunday 6:30am – 7.00pm
Url: https://www.stmaryscathedral.org.au/

Top places to visit in Sydney: Museums

The museum is considered a huge treasure of knowledge, extremely intuitive and lively, keeping knowledge of local history and culture. Only in Sydney, can you visit museums all day without boredom, moreover, lots of museums are free entrance.

Australian Museum

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Exterior

This is the oldest museum in Australia, founded in 1827. The museum is a massive archive of archaeological works and studies of the nation’s natural history and anthropology. Currently, this place often has interesting exhibitions that visitors are targeting children and families.

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Dinosaurs exhibition

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Australian Museum

Address: 1 William St, Sydney NSW 2010, Australia
Hours: 9.30am – 5.00pm: Monday – Sunday. Closed Christmas Day
Admission: Adult: $15, Member and children 15 and under: free
Url: https://australianmuseum.net.au

Justice & Police Museum

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A bit weird and gloomy but this is really a museum worth visiting. Justice & Police Museum has displayed the most realistic of the dark picture of the city through photos, documents and artifacts. In addition, this museum also often has bizarre exhibitions that make tourists curious.

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The dock in front of court
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Crimes

Justice & Police Museum

Address: Phillip St &, Albert St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9252 1144
Admission: Adult for $12
Hours: Open Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 5pm

The Rocks Discovery Museum

The Rocks Discovery Museum

The museum provides knowledge of 4 important periods including Warrane, Colony (1788-1820), Port (1820-1900) and Transformations (1900 to the present). This is an opportunity for you to learn more about Sydney’s first residents.

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Learn about the first Australians at this museum.

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The Rocks Discovery Museum

Address: Kendall Ln, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9240 8680
Hours: 10AM–5PM daily

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