Best Sights of Sydney, Australia (with Map & Photos)

1. Sydney Opera House

Located on the waterfront, the Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous buildings in the world and an iconic landmark in Sydney. Regarded as an architectural masterpiece of the 20th century. The Sydney Opera House was designed and built by the architect Jorn Utson, in the theater building he tried to reflect the image of a huge sailing ship entering the harbor. The Sydney Opera House hosts over 1,500 performances a year. 

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Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House, Sydney Landmarks

2. Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Australia and well known throughout the world, it is a true Sydney beach attraction. Situated within walking distance of Sydney's CBD, Bondi Beach, it is nearly 2 kilometers of golden sand lined with red tile roofs and green spaces. The promenade that leads directly to the beach and is shaped like a half moon Bondi Beach attracts swimmers, surfers and sunbathers from all over the world.

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Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach, Sydney Landmarks

3. Queen Victoria Building

The Queen Victoria Building is a late 19th century building designed by architect George McRae in  Sydney's Central Business District . The building was built in Romanesque style between 1893 and 1898. It was originally built as a market, but it was used for many other purposes.

Now, it is a huge five-story shopping center that fills an entire city block and houses more than 200 stores. 

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Queen Victoria Building
Queen Victoria Building, Sydney Landmarks

4. Sydney Tower Eye

Sydney Tower Eye is the tallest structure in Sydney and the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere, after Auckland Tower, although the main observation deck at the Sydney Tower Eye is almost 50 meters higher. The base is also known as Sydney Tower Eye, AMP Tower, Westfield Centrepoint Tower, Tower Centrepoint or simply Centrepoint. Sydney Tower Eye is a member of the World Federation of Tall Towers. 

The topmost floor is located at a height of 260 meters. The building was designed in 1970 and was built between 1975 and 1981.

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Sydney Tower Eye
Sydney Tower Eye, Sydney Landmarks

5. Sydney Harbor Bridge

The famous Sydney Harbor Bridge is one of the largest arched bridges in the world and the largest in Australia. The Harbor Bridge is the world's tallest steel arch bridge. The best view of the bridge is when entering the harbor, from the deck of a cruise ship. The Harbor Bridge is an iconic landmark of Sydney along with the Sydney Opera House.

It connects the northern suburbs of Sydney with the city center, making it an important link in Sydney's transport infrastructure, with over 200,000 vehicles passing through it per day. 

Sydney Harbor Bridge
Sydney Harbor Bridge, Sydney Landmarks

6. Darling Harbor

Darling Harbor, rebuilt in the 1980s and located just outside the city's central business district, is now home to Sydney's most popular tourist attractions, such as the National Maritime Museum, Sydney Aquarium, Aboriginal Center and the world's largest IMAX movie theater...

Darling Harbor
Darling Harbor, Sydney Landmarks

7. Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Founded in 1816, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney are located between the Sydney Opera House and the city's parkland. Overlooking the harbor, the botanical garden contains over 7,500 plant species, many of which are endemic. Opened in 1816, the garden is the oldest scientific institution in Australia and one of the most important historic botanical gardens in the world. 

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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

8. The Rocks

Located between the Harbor Bridge and the northern edge of Sydney's Central Business District, The Rocks is the oldest neighborhood in the city. Named for the rocky coastline, The Rocks was Australia's first permanent European settlement and the birthplace of modern Australian history. 

By the late 19th century, the area had degenerated into a slum filled with taverns and brothels. In the 1970s, the city began a huge restoration project to save the area's historic homes. Today, it is a popular tourist destination with many art galleries, chic boutiques, trendy restaurants and gift shops.

The Rocks
The Rocks, Sydney Landmarks

9. Australian National Maritime Museum

One of Sydney's many landmarks is the recently rebuilt Darling Harbor, home to the Australian National Maritime Museum, famous for the 19th century ship James Craig and a full-scale replica of Captain James Cook 's " Endeavor ". The museum's seven main galleries cover the country's maritime history.

Australian National Maritime Museum
Australian National Maritime Museum

10. Port Jackson Bay

Port Jackson Bay is considered the most beautiful natural harbor of the world's cruise ports. Its sparkling waters and iconic landmarks attract tourists from all over the world to enjoy the beauty of the harbor. On any given day, it is dotted with sailboats, ferries and cruise ships that stand out against the blue water. 

Take a ticket on the Harbor Tour and you won't be disappointed as the water offers truly magnificent views of most of Sydney's attractions, including iconic symbols of the city such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbre Bridge.

But of course, the most ideal view of the city and the harbor is only from the cruise ship entering the bay, it is in Sydney that the main cruise port of Australia is located.

Port Jackson Bay
Port Jackson Bay, Sydney Landmarks

11. Taronga Zoo Sydney

Located in the Mosman area of ​​Sydney, on the slopes of the harbor, Taronga Zoo Sydney is one of the most famous attractions in Sydney. Taronga Zoo Sydney is home to over 4,000 animals, including endemic ones, as well as rare and endangered exotic animals. Overlooking the magnificent Sydney Harbor , Taronga Zoo Sydney is just a 12-minute ferry ride from town. 

Taronga Zoo Sydney
Taronga Zoo Sydney, Sydney Landmarks

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