Sydney and New South Wales

The largest city of Australia, Sydney has its unique culture and lifestyle – ranging from the Bondi beach shores to the geographical inland heart of the Sydney region, Parramatta. Famous for the Opera house and Harbour bridge, Sydney offers more below the surface for the intrepid traveller. The below resources (still developing and evolving) reflect notable websites and sights that help you plan the ideal Sydney getaway.


Custom map and guide of Sydney (and overall New South Wales)

Sydney (and overall New South Wales) – Life through the lens – Custom city Google map – https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zY-64Q2XxyfU.kSj4vo-zsRF4&usp=sharing


Sydney (and New South Wales) Essential services

Evocities – NSW hub regional cities – http://www.evocities.com.au/en/
NSW Crime statistics portal – http://crimetool.bocsar.nsw.gov.au/bocsar/

NSW government – https://www.nsw.gov.au/
*** NSW government service centres and portal – http://www.service.nsw.gov.au

Hospitals

St Vincents – Darlinghurst
Sydney Hospital – City centre
Sydney childrens hospital – Randwick
Royal north shore Hospital – St Leonards


Sydney Transportation

– Double story trains
– Opal card ticketing system

General and Ticketing
Opal Transportation Card (Ticketing) – https://www.opal.com.au/
– Opal card – retailers – http://www.retailers.opal.com.au

Public transport overall – Wikipedia –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_transport_in_Sydney

Roads – Live Traffic alerts – https://www.livetraffic.com/

Sydney Transport – PDF Maps – http://www.sydneybuses.info/routes/region-guides

Transport NSW (Overall Transport portal) – http://www.transportnsw.info/

Network changes – https://transportnsw.info/moving-forward/

Plan – https://transportnsw.info/plan
– Routes and timetables – https://transportnsw.info/routes
– Transport apps – https://transportnsw.info/apps

– Ways to get around – https://transportnsw.info/travel-info/ways-to-get-around
Train
Bus – Bus operator maps – https://transportnsw.info/travel-info/ways-to-get-around/bus/bus-operator-maps
Ferry
Light rail
Regional Trains and Coaches
On Demand
Drive
Taxi and hire vehicle
Walking and cycling
Community transport

Ticketing – https://transportnsw.info/tickets-opal
Travel info – https://transportnsw.info/travel-info

Air / Sea plane

Bankstown Airport
Sydney Airport

Sydney seaplanes terminal – Rosebay – https://www.seaplanes.com.au/
Western Sydney airport –

Sea plane services:
Sydney seaplanes – http://www.seaplanes.com.au

Helicopter flights:
Blue sky helicopters
Heli experiences –
Sydney heli tours – http://www.sydneyhelitours.com.au

Train

NSW regional train link – http://www.nswtrainlink.info/
Sydney Airport Train – http://www.airportlink.com.au/
Sydney Trains – http://www.sydneytrains.info/

Buses

Sydney Buses – http://www.sydneybuses.info/
– Note all buses heading in/out of the cbd area are pre-paid and need opal card.
Sydney – Free metro circular bus – route 555
– Weekdays – 9am to 3.30pm
– Weekends – 9am to 6pm

Ferries, boating and Marine

Transport NSW – portal of Private and Public ferry operators – http://www.transportnsw.info/sites/en/maps-and-timetables/ferry-timetables.page

Commuter:
Captain cook – (Daily Passenger and private) – https://www.captaincook.com.au/sydney-harbour-cruises/ferries/
– includes the Sydney harbour Hop on off boat
Manly fast ferry – (Daily Passenger and private) – http://manlyfastferry.com.au/

Sydney Ferries (Public transport) – http://beyondthewharf.com.au/

Sydney Harbour Eco hopper – (Daily Passenger and private) – http://www.sydneyharbourecohopper.com.au/time-table

Sydney Water taxis – http://www.watertaxis.com.au

Leisure boating:
East sail –
Explore sailing –http://www.exploregroup.com.au
Fantasia
Majestic cruises
Matilda Boat tours (Private) – http://www.matilda.com.au/
Sydney harbour tallships – http://www.sydneytallships.com.au
Tribal warrior harbour cruise – http://www.tribalwarrior.org

Whale watching:
Captain cook cruises
Oz whale watching
Sydney whale watching

Jetboating:
Harbourjet
Ozjetboating
Sydneyjet

Light Rail

Sydney Light rail service – http://www.sydneylightrail.transport.nsw.gov.au

Driving

Roads and Maritime service (Government roads authority) – http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/
– New South Wales rest areas – http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/using-roads/trip-information/rest-areas/restareasmap/index.html
– Holiday driving – http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/using-roads/trip-information/holiday-driving.html

State traffic alerts and conditions (NSW) – http://m.livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au/

Car Sharing and peer driving services

Car Rental

Bayswater Car rental – https://www.bayswatercarrental.com.au/sydney/car-hire
East Coast Car rentals – http://www.eastcoastcarrentals.com.au

Taxi Services

NSW taxi association – Book a taxi – https://www.nswtaxi.org.au/passengers/book-a-taxi

ABC Cabs –
Legion cabs –
Manly Cabs –
Premier cabs –
RSL Cabs –
Silver service –
Taxis combined –

Cycling

Bonza bike tours – http://bonzabiketours.com/

Sydney Cycleways (Cycling guides and routes) – http://www.sydneycycleways.net/
– Sydney rides – http://www.sydneycycleways.net/resources/sydney-rides/

Sydney cycle hire – http://www.cyclehire.com.au/pedal-cars.html


Sydney and New South Wales Tourism

Sydney Vistors Centre (Best of) – http://www.bestof.com.au/nsw/

Business events Sydney – https://www.businesseventssydney.com.au/

** City of Sydney Council – http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/ and https://www.facebook.com/cityofsydney
– Villages of Sydney – http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/explore/places-to-go
– Events – https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/

Destination NSW (Corporate Travel industry portal) – http://www.destinationnsw.com.au/

Events NSW – http://www.eventsnsw.com.au/

Sydney Tourism – http://www.sydney.com / http://www.facebook.com/seesydney
Sydney Tourism – Official Blog – http://www.sydney.com/sydney-life/
Sydney Tourism – Guides – http://www.sydney.com/travel-guides-apps
– Love every second in Sydney – printed quarterly Sydney info / events summary brochure

Visit NSW – http://www.visitnsw.com / http://www.facebook.com/visitnsw

 


Sydney councils – Notable

Sydney Council changes – ttps://www.strongercouncils.nsw.gov.au/new-councils/

Local Government NSW – http://lgnsw.org.au/

Bayside –
Blacktown
Burwood –
Camden –

Campbelltown –
Canada Bay –
Canterbury / Bankstown –
Cumberland –

Fairfield –
Georges River –
Hornsby –

Hunters Hill –
Inner West –
Ku-ring-gai –
Lane Cove –

Liverpool –
Mosman –

Northern Beaches –
North Sydney –
– Manly – http://www.manlyguide.com

Parramatta – https://www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/

Penrith –
Randwick –
– Bondi – http://www.mybondisummer.com.au

Ryde –
Strathfield –
Sutherland –

Sydney city council – *See above section *

Waverly –
Willoughby –
Woollahra –


Sydney (and New South Wales) Developments

Projects overall – NSW government development portals
Transport projects – http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects
Sydney and NSW projects – http://www.mysydney.nsw.gov.au/
Greater Sydney commission – http://www.greatersydneycommission.nsw.gov.au/

Roads
– North connex – http://www.northconnex.com.au/
– westconnex – http://www.westconnex.com.au/

– Roads and marine service – NSW – http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/

Light rail
CBD and south east light rail – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBD_and_South_East_Light_Rail
Parramatta and Parramatta Light rail – http://parramattalightrail.nsw.gov.au/

Train
– Sydney Metro – http://sydneymetro.info/home and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Metro

Ferry
– Barangaroo wharf
– Circular quay redevelopment
– New Sydney ferries

Airport
Western sydney airports – http://westernsydneyairport.gov.au/

Misc Location Developments

Barangaroo Harbour Front, shops and Casino – http://www.barangaroo.com/
– Barangaroo – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barangaroo,_New_South_Wales
Central park – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Park,_Sydney and http://www.centralparksydney.com/
Sports precincts (Moore park and Olympic park)
Sydney Exhibition centre – http://www.iccsydney.com.au/
Darling Harbour / Darling quarter – http://www.darlingquarter.com/
Parramatta square and city renewal development – City of Parramatta – Riverbank development- http://www.cityofparramatta.com.au/riverbank/ and http://www.cityofparramatta.com.au/transformation/
Powerhouse museum
Sydney Olympic Park – http://www.sopa.nsw.gov.au/ and
White bay / Glebe island –
Western sydney airport
http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-west/m12-motorway/index.html’
https://v2.communityanalytics.com.au/dird/wsa#
http://westernsydneyairport.gov.au/airport_plan/index.aspx

 


Sydney Events and Activities portals

Airbnb – Suburb guides of Sydney – https://www.airbnb.com.au/locations/sydney
Business events Sydney – http://www.businesseventssydney.com
Concrete Playground – Sydney – http://concreteplayground.com/sydney
Dictionary of Sydney – http://home.dictionaryofsydney.org/

Hello.Sydney – http://www.hello.sydney/
Screen NSW – http://screen.nsw.gov.au/
Sydney morning herald – NSW happening – http://www.smh.com.au/nsw

* Sydney Tourism – Events- http://www.sydney.com/events

Sydney Weekender (Sydney and NSW events and sights weekly TV show on Channel 7) – http://www.sydneyweekender.com.au/

This week in Sydney (Events, what to do and electronic version of the publication) – http://www.thisweekinaustralia.com/index.php/this-week-in-sydney/ and http://www.exploreaustralia.net.au/New-South-Wales/Sydney

Travellers companion – Sydney – http://travellerscompanion.com.au/sydney/

Urbanlist – https://www.theurbanlist.com/sydney
Urban walkabout – Sydney (Includes printed area guides) – http://www.urbanwalkabout.com/sydney/

* Visit NSW – Events – http://www.visitnsw.com/events

Whats new Bondi (Sydney blog) – http://whatsnewbondi.com/

Word Australia – Australian free travel publications – http://thewordaustralia.com.au/ and issuu.com/sydneyguideandmap


Sydney and New South Wales – Magazines and Publications – Notable


Notable Sydney and New South Wales – Blogs

Humans of Newtown – https://humansofnewtown.com.au/


Events – Sydney Metropolitan – Local Notable Events

AACTA awards – Dec
Antenna Documentary festival (Sydney – October) – http://antennafestival.org/
Antidote festival – ideas and talks – Sydney opera house – Early September –
Aria awards – Nov
Art and about Sydney – September
Australian festival of surfing (Late February / Early March) – Manly Beach
Carols in domain

Chinese New Year festival (January to February) – http://www.sydneychinesenewyear.com

Electric gardens festival – Late January – Electronic music festival – Centennial Park – Sydney – http://www.electricgardens.com.au/

Grafton Jacaranda Festival – October –
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour – Late March to late April
International rowing regatta – Penrith

Italian Festival  (Late October / Early November) – http://www.sydneyitalianfestival.com
Manly jazz fest
Newtown festival – Camperdown Memorial Rest Park – November

Red bull music academy event – September – http://syd.redbullmusicacademy.com/artists/
Remix summits (Tech, innovation and culture – Also London, Sydney, Los Angeles, New York and Dubai) – June 25 syd – http://www.remixsummits.com
Sydney easter show – Early April – http://www.eastershow.com.au/
Sculpture by the sea – Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk
Semi permanent (Creative industry event – Sydney June) – http://www.semipermanent.com
Spectrum Now Festival – Art, music, stage and talks (Early March) – http://spectrumnow.com.au/

Sydney Biennale – March to June 2016 (Every even year) – http://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/

Sydney Festival (January) – http://www.sydneyfestival.org.au

Sydney Film Festival (June) – http://www.sff.org.au/

Sydney food and wine festival

Sydney International rowing regatta – March / April

  • Sydney LGBT Mardi Gras Parade and Festival – Oxford & Flinders Streets, Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia – (Held at 7.30pm on a Saturday in Early March)http://www.mardigras.org.au/
  • – SBS TV – TV Coverage – http://www.sbs.com.au/mardigras

    Sydney morning fun run – manly – February

    Sydney New years eve – Refer to ‘New years eve section’

    Sydney Opera House events – http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/about/festivals_and_series.aspx?mencid=meganav:Events:Festivals_and_Series:Header
    – All about women – March – http://aaw.sydneyoperahouse.com/
    – Festival of Dangerous ideas (Sydney opera house) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festival_of_Dangerous_Ideas
    – Ideas at the house (Talks and seminars) – http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/about/program_ideas_at_the_house.aspx and https://www.facebook.com/IdeasAtTheHouse/
    – On the steps music series – http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/about/on_the_steps.aspx

    Sydney spring racing carnival –
    Sydney Skinny – http://www.thesydneyskinny.com.au
    Sydney to Hobart yacht race
    Sydney Writers Festival (Mid May) – http://www.swf.org.au/

    Riverina Festival – Riverina area of NSW –
    Tropfest (February – Leading Short Film Festival – Parramatta park) – http://tropfest.com/au
    – Streamed live on Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/user/TROPFEST
    – Tropnest – Hub (Creative incubator space)

    Twilight concerts at Tooronga – January to Mid March
    Vivid Sydney (May)- http://www.vividsydney.com
    – Vivid Sydney – Guides (Includes guides of music, talks and map of light installations) – https://www.vividsydney.com/guides
    Whale watching – April to November
    Yabun Indigenous festival – Camperdown – 26 January


    Events – Sydney Christmas

    Sydney City – Christmas https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/major-events/sydney-christmas

    Sydney – Carols in the domain – Domain gardens – http://www.carolsinthedomain.com/


    Events – Sydney New Years Eve fireworks

    General portals / Info

    Sydney New Years Eve – http://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/

    Plan your NYE – https://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/plan-your-nye/
    – Vantage points
    – Public transport – https://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/public-transport/
    – Road closures – https://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/road-closures/
    – Ticketed events – https://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/ticketed-events/
    – Boating – https://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/boating/

    Schedule – https://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/fireworks/
    – Welcome to country – 8.30pm
    – Family fireworks – 9pm
    – Harbour of light parade – 9.15pm – https://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/harbour-of-light-parade/
    – Main fireworks – 12 midnight

    Firework launch locations:
    – Main fireworks launch locations: Harbour bridge, Opera house, and harbour pontoons

    Fireworks Social Media:
    Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/cityofsydney
    Twitter – https://twitter.com/cityofsydney
    Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/cityofsydney/

    Media:
    – Television coverage – http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/new-years-eve/
    – Sydney New years eve website – livestreaming – http://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/live-stream/
    – Broadcast on ABC TV and Iview – http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/new-years-eve/
    – Livestream online – https://www.youtube.com/user/abcaustralia and https://www.facebook.com/ABCTV/
    – Video – https://www.youtube.com/user/cityofsydney/videos

    – Official fireworks music /soundtrack / radio – KIIS 106.5 FM.
    – Soundtrack listing to fireworks – http://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/soundtrack/

    Vantage points (Includes details on when each location fills up):
    http://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/vantage-points/

    Viewing sites and events (Paid):

    Sydney council – Sydney new years eve events –
    https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/major-events/sydney-new-years-eve

    Barangaroo Reserve – http://www.barangaroo.com/see-and-do/whats-on/new-years-eve/

    Cahill Express way (Ticketed event by Sydney RTA)
    http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/about/news-events/nye/index.html
    – Ballot for tickets on the express ray – Announced in early December
    – Facebook (News) – https://www.facebook.com/NSWRoads

    Garden island (Private ticketed event)

    National parks and wildlife – http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/
    – Fort Denison, Clark Island, Goat Island (Camping on the island), Nielsen Park, Shark Island or Bradleys Head
    – Fort Denison (Ticketed) – http;//www.fortdenison.com.au

    North Sydney – Pool and foreshore viewing NYE – http://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Recreation_Facilities/Pool_Lane_9_Gym/NYE_at_the_Pool

    Sydney Opera House point (Private and ticketed)
    – Opera Bar and Opera Kitchen
    – Opera Australia’s Opera Gala
    – Portside Sydney’s NYE party

    Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens – NYE Viewing (Ticketed and costed) – http://www.new-years-eve-in-sydney.com/
    – The Point (Ms Macquarie’s point) – Ticketed event
    – Lawn with a view (Behind Sydney Opera House) – Ticketed event
    – NYE above the harbour (Behind Sydney Opera house and Circular quay) – Ticketed event

    Taronga zoo – https://taronga.org.au/how-you-can-help/fundraising-events/events/nye17-taronga-zoo-sydney

    Ideal vantage points (Free location listings)

    Blues point reserve and neighbouring parks in McMahons Point, McMahons Point (View from behind the bridge)
    Bradfield park (Milsons Point), North Sydney

    Campbells cove, Hickson road, sydney

    Circular quay promenade
    Cremorne point reserve (Milsons Road, Cremorne point)-
    Dawes Point, The rocks
    East Circular quay

    Luna Park – Milsons Point

    ** Mary Booth Lookout – Waruda avenue, Kirribili – (Current ideal)
    ** Ms Macquaries point (Restrictions on items and organised site)

    North Sydney Swimming Pool – Milsons Point

    Observatory hill park, The rocks
    Pirrama Park , Pyrmont
    Pyrmont Bay Park

    Rose bay (Ticketed) –

    Sydney Opera house Promenade
    ** West circular quay


    Events – Regional New South Wales – Local Notable Events

    Blue mountains

    Central coast

    Country NSW

    Hunter Valley

    Leura garden fest –
    Tulip time – Bowral – September

    Lord Howe Island (Pacific Ocean)

    North Coast

    Outback NSW

    Snowy Mountains

    South Coast


    Notable Districts

    Sydney CBD
    – Chinatown and Haymarket
    – Circular Quay
    – Darling Harbour
    – Pyrmont

    – Sydney Harbour – (Sydney harbour foreshore authority) – http://www.shfa.nsw.gov.au/

    – The Rocks
    – Ultimo
    – Walsh bay – http://www.walshbay.com.au/
    – Wooloomooloo

    Sydney Inner

    – Alexandria
    – Balmain
    – Chippendale (Kensington street)- http://www.kensingtonstreet.com.au/
    – Darlinghurst
    – Elizabeth bay
    – Enmore
    – Erskineville

    – Glebe
    – Kings Cross
    – Marrickville
    – Newtown – http://www.newtownprecinct.com.au/
    – Paddington
    – Petersham

    – Potts Point
    – Redfern
    – Rozelle
    – Surry Hills
    – Waterloo
    – Wolli Creek

    Sydney East
    – Bondi Beach
    – Centennial Park
    – Coogee Beach
    – Cremorne
    – Double Bay

    – Maroubra
    – Maroubra Beach
    – Moore Park
    – Randwick

    – Rose Bay
    – Vaulcluse
    – Watsons Bay
    – Waverly
    – Woollahra

    Sydney North
    – Avalon
    – Chatswood
    – Dee Why
    – Hawkesbury River region

    – Kirribilli
    – Lane Cove
    – Macquarie Park
    – Manly

    – Milsons Point
    – Mona Vale
    – Neutral Bay and lower north shore
    – Northern Beaches
    – Palm Beach
    – Pittwater

    Sydney South
    – Cronulla
    – Mascot / Sydney Airport
    – Miranda
    – Roseberry
    – Royal national park

    Sydney West
    – Burwood
    – Cabramatta
    – Penrith
    – Sydney Olympic Park
    – Parramatta


    Food portals

    Sydney Food Trucks – http://www.sydneyfoodtrucks.com.au/
    Sydney Morning Herald Good food guide book Sydney (Annual publication) – http://www.theageshop.com.au/gourmet
    Urban Walkabout – Sydney – Food – http://www.urbanwalkabout.com/sydney/sydney/food/


    Cinema

    Flickerfest Sydney – Short film festival – Early January – Bondi Beach – http://flickerfest.com.au/
    Moonlight Cinemas (Centennial Park) – Summer months – – http://www.moonlight.com.au/sydney
    Open Air Cinemas (Bondi) – http://www.openaircinemas.com.au/sydney/home

    St George OpenAir Cinema (Mrs Macquaries Point)- http://www.stgeorgeopenair.com.au
    Sunset Cinema (North Sydney Oval) – http://www.sunsetcinema.com.au/morthsydney
    Tropfest (January – Parramatta Park)- http://www.tropfest.com/au


    Night Hotspots

    Ivy Pool Club (CBD)
    Watsons Bay Hotel – http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au/


    Eateries / Dining (Food)

    Bars

    Lunch / Cafes

    Harry’s cafe de wheels Sydney – pie
    Hello pizza
    Inlakesh living foods cafe – Macquarie Centre
    Ovo cafe darlinghurst – Brazilian
    Soul origin fresh food co – http://www.soulorigin.com.au/
    Sumo salads
    Sushizilla

    Main Dining

    Coco cubano
    Crinitis
    Encasa restaurant
    Jamie Olivers Italian restaurants
    Jarern Chai
    Meijico (Mexican Food)

    Outback steakhouse
    Pizza design co
    Thanon khoasan
    Totoro Japanese food

    Desert

    Annita gelato – central park

    Cow and moon gelato bar (World’s best gelato) (181 Enmore Rd, Enmore)

    Gelatissimo
    Gelato Messina
    Harris Farms (NSW fresh produce store) – http://www.harrisfarm.com.au
    Pagota icecream

    Fresh Food

    Crown st grocer – surrey hills
    Macquarie Centre – Fresh Food section
    Maloney’s grocer (Surrey Hills)
    Miranda Shopping Centre – fresh food section


    Pools

    Andrew (Bay) Chariton pool – Botanic gardens
    Bondi Icebergs (Bondi Beach)
    Bronte Baths and Bogey Hole – (Bronte Beach)
    Clovelly Ocean pool – Cloverlly Road, Clovelly
    Cook and Phillip park pool – Next to Australia museum
    Dawn Fraser Baths – Elkington Park, Fitzroy Avenue, Balmain NSW
    Elvina Track Pool – Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, NSW
    Fairy Bower Pool (Manly Beach)
    Ian Thorpe aquatic centre –
    Karloo Pool – Royal National Park, NSW
    Maccallum pool – Milson Road (Cremorne)
    Mahon Pool – 15R Marine Parade, Maroubra
    McIvers Baths (Coogee Beach)
    Murray Rose pool – New South Head Road, Double Bay
    North Sydney pool –
    Old Clare Rooftop pool – 1 Kensington Street, Chippendale
    Prince Alfred Park pool – 105 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills
    Watsons Bay baths –
    Wylie’s Baths – Neptune Steet, Coogee


    Beaches

    Beach watch – Beach water quality

    Balmoral Beach (Hunters Bay – Mosman)

    Bondi Beach
    Camp cove beach (Off Cliff street) – Vaucluse / Watsons bay
    Chinamans Beach – Double bay/Mosman
    Collins beach

    Congwong Beach, Kamay Botany Bay National Park
    Coogee Beach
    Flat Rock beach
    Gordons Bay beach – Oasis – hidden north of Coogee Beach and south of Clovelly Beach. It can only be accessed via the Coastal Walkway
    Hermit Bay – via Queen’s lane off Vaucluse Road, Vaucluse

    Jibbon Beach, Royal National Park
    Lady Martins Beach – Felix bay – point piper
    Little Bay – 4R Coast Hospital Road, Little Bay

    Manly Beach
    Milk beach (Beach and Pool) – Vaucluse Road, Vaucluse
    Obelisk Beach

    Parsley Bay Beach – Parsley road, Vaucluse.
    Resolute Beach, West Head
    Seven Shillings Beach – double bay
    Shark beach

    Store Beach, Manly (Only accessible by boat)
    Watsons bay beach
    Wylie’s Baths – Coogee


    Unique Experiences

    Cockatoo Island Camping –


    Walks and cycle tracks – Notable

    Bay run (The), Iron Cove.
    Bondi to Coogee Walk – http://www.bonditocoogeewalk.com.au
    Centennial Park

    Glebe Foreshore Walk
    Manly to Spit Bridge Scenic Walkway

    Heritage Foreshore Track
    Royal Botanic Gardens (Woolloomooloo to Circular Quay)
    Royal National Park Coastal Walk

    Taronga to Balmoral headland park walk


    Attractions – Sydney CBD and wider metropolitan Area

    Australian Centre for Photography – https://www.facebook.com/AustralianCentreForPhotography
    Australian chamber orchestra
    Australian design centre – https://australiandesigncentre.com/
    Australian Museum –
    Australian technology park –

    Bangarra Dance theatre – Walsh bay –
    Baseement (the) – jazz club – http://www.thebaseement.com.au
    Barangaroo Entertainment precinct – http://www.barangaroo.com/ and http://www.barangaroo.sydney/
    Barangaroo point reserve –
    Bays precinct

    Belvoir theatre (Arts centre) –
    Blue horizon – Shangri la hotel – 36 level – bar and views
    Bondi to Bronte coastal walk –
    Capitol Theatre (Musicals) –
    Carriageworks – http://carriageworks.com.au/
    Centennial park – https://www.centennialparklands.com.au/

    Chinese garden –
    Chippendale creative precinct – http://chippendalecreative.com/
    City recital hall
    Clovelly beach –
    Cockatoo Island –

    Cockle Bay wharf
    Coogee beach –
    Customs House – http://www.sydneycustomshouse.com.au/

    Cut away at Barangaroo
    Darling Harbour – Darling quarter – http://www.darlingquarter.com/
    Darling harbour children’s playground – http://www.darlingquarter.com/play/
    Darling Harbour precinct- http://www.darlingharbour.com/ and http://www.darlingharbourlive.com.au/

    Domain Park
    Elizabeth bay house
    Featherdale wildlife park – Doonside (Western Sydney
    Floating island (Sydney Harbour) –
    Fort Dennison –

    Gallery of New south Wales –
    Garden Island –

    Goods Line (Darling harbour)
    Government house Sydney – http://www.governor.nsw.gov.au
    Grotto point
    Grounds of alexandria – cafe and gardens
    Hyde Park –

    Hyde park barracks –

    iFly Downunder (Skydiving simulation – Penrith) – https://downunder.iflyworld.com/
    International Convention centre Sydney – http://www.iccsydney.com/

    Jewish museum (Sydney)
    Justice and police museum
    Kamay Botany bay national park
    Karingal national park
    King st wharf

    Kings cross shops
    Kiriibili point
    Kuringai chase nat pk (Northern beaches)
    Lane cove National Park

    Luna Park –
    Lyric Theatre – Star Complex (Musicals) –
    Madame tussauds – darling harbour –
    Manly aquarium (Sea life)
    Manly Ferry –
    Martin Place

    Moore park and Sydney sports precinct
    – Allianz stadium
    – Australian film television and radio school
    – Entertainment quarter
    – Fox studios
    – Hordern pavilion
    – Moore park showground
    – Sydney Cricket ground (Venue)

    Mrs Macquaries Chair Lookout –
    Museum of Contemporary Art –
    Museum of Sydney

    Myer and david jones food hall

    National art school
    Neilsen park– Vaucluse

    Newtown social club –

    New York film academy Australia

    North Sydney – Business and commercial area
    Nida – parade theatre
    Nielsen Park

    North Head Lookout (Near Manly) – http://www.sydneyforall.com/NorthHeadLookout.html
    Opera bar

    Parliament of NSW – http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au

    Parramatta riverside theatre
    Penrith whitewater centre / Penrith Cable Water Park
    Powerhouse Museum (moving to Parramatta) –

    Queen Victoria Building –
    Rocks discovery museum –
    Rocks district –
    Roslyn parker theatre

    Royal botanic gardens – including the calyx events space and attraction
    Royal national park – (Southern Sydney)
    Rushcutter bay park –
    South head national park

    Spanish Quarter and Spanish club – Liverpool street, CBD
    St James church / cathedral
    St Marys church / cathedral

    Star (The) Entertainment complex –
    State Library of New South Wales –
    State theatre

    Sydney Aquarium (sea life) –
    Sydney convention and exhibition centre –
    Sydney Cricket Ground (Concert venue) –

    Sydney Ethics Centre –
    Sydney Harbour Bridge – Pylon Lookout – http;//www.pylonlookout.com.au
    Sydney Harbour National Park – http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/sydney-harbour-national-park
    Sydney harbour – Trust – http://www.harbourtrust.gov.au/trust

    Sydney living museums (Includes vaucluse house, Sydney barracks) – http://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/
    Sydney Observatory –

    Sydney Olympic Park (Includes guided tours and concert facilities) –
    http://www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au/
    – Maps – http://www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au/maps

    – Aquatics centre
    – Athletics centre
    – Bicentennial park
    – Cathy freeman park
    – Hockey centre
    – Olympic (ANZ) Stadium
    – Spotless arena
    – Sydney Showground – https://www.sydneyshowground.com.au/venues/spotless-stadium/
    – Tennis centre

    Sydney Opera House – http://aaw.sydneyoperahouse.com/line-up/ and Tours – http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/visit/tours.aspx

    Sydney story factory

    Sydney Symphony Orchestra – http://www.sydneysymphony.com/
    Sydney theatre company (Roslyn Packer theatre) – walsh bay

    Sydney Tower –
    Sydney tower eye observation deck – also skywalk
    Sydney Town hall –

    Sydney University – United states study Centre

    Tamarama Beach –
    Taronga Zoo –
    Theatre royal –
    Tree Top adventure Park (Western Sydney Parklands)

    University of Sydney museum
    Urban surf park (Olympic park) – http://www.urbnsurf.co/
    Vaucluse house

    Watsons bay beach club – http://www.watsonsbayhotel.com.au
    Western Sydney zoo (Opening 2016) –
    Wet n Wild Sydney –

    Wharves (The) –
    Woolloomooloo Wharf –
    World Tower –

    Art galleries
    Artery contemporary aboriginal art gallery – Darlinghurst – http://www.artery.com.au
    Boomalli aboriginal art – Leichhardt – http://www.boomalli.com.au
    Cooee art gallery – Bondi and Paddington – http://www.cooeeart.com.au
    Kate owen gallery – Rozelle – http://www.kateowengallery.com
    Ken Done Gallery – rocks
    Mark Hanham gallery – Surry hills

    Gardens and National Parks

    Portals

    New South Wales – National Parks – http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/

    NSW – Police – Trekking –
    http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/community_issues/crime_prevention/trek

    Specific Gardens

    Chinese Garden of freindship –

    Paddington reservoir gardens

    Royal botanic gardens – http://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/

    – Events – https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/What-s-On

    Wendy Whitely Hidden garden – Lavender bay, North sydney – https://www.wendyssecretgarden.org.au/


    Music Venues

    Beach road hotel – Bondi beach
    Enmore theatre – Newtown
    Moore park – theatre
    Vanguard – Newtown – http://www.thevanguard.cpom.au


    Sydney islands

    Portals

    Timeout – Sydneys’ islands – http://www.au.timeout.com/sydney/aroundtown/features/12874/sydneys-islands

    Specific islands

    Cockatoo island – http://www.cockatooisland.gov.au/ – Cockatoo Island ferries run from Circular Quay (Mon-Fri 6.15am-11.37pm; Sat 6.45am-11.37pm; Sun 7.07am-7.07pm) – Public ferry
    Fort dennison – http://www.fortdenison.com.au/ – Fort Denison ferries depart Circular Quay and Darling Harbour every 45 minutes.
    Goat island –
    Shark island

    Attractions – Rest of New South Wales

    Notable day trip areas from Sydney
    – Hunter valley and Hawkesbury river region
    – South coast
    – Blue Mountains

    Blue mountains

    Greater blue mountains drive – http://www.greaterbluemountainsdrive.com.au/
    Blue mountains botanic garden
    Blue mountains cultural centre
    Campbell Rododendron Gardens (Blackheath)
    Echo point lookout
    Glow worm tunnel
    Jenolan caves – Jenolan
    Mayfield Garden (Oberon)
    National Pass (Blue Mountains National Park)
    Scenic world (Book in advance) (Katoomba) – Sky way, walkways, cable car, railway – http://www.scenicworld.com.au/
    Three sisters
    Waradah Aboriginal Centre (Katoomba)
    Wentworth falls
    Zigzag railway (Katoomba)

    Central coast (inc Gosford)
    Hawkesbury river

    Country NSW (Mid)

    Hunter Valley

    Lord Howe Island (Pacific Ocean)

    North Coast (Inc Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, Tweed, Lismore, Byron bay

    Big Banana (Coffs Harbour)
    Pacific Coast Drive – (Sydney to Tweed heads – Northern region)
    Tropical Fruit World (Duranbah, Tweed Heads region)- http://www.tropicalfruitworld.com.au/

    Outback NSW (West)

    Mungo National Park –

    Snowy Mountains

    Kosciuszko National Park
    Perisher Blue (Ski Fields)
    Thredbo (Ski Fields)

    South Coast

    Australia botanic garden (Mount Annan)
    Grand Pacific Drive (Wollongong to Southern NSW) – http://www.grandpacificdrive.com.au/
    Jervis Bay (Whale Watching – May to November)



    Tours and activities

    Ideas:

    Electric bikes
    Rickshaw type bikes
    Kayak – Tandem
    Pedal cars
    Electric tricycle

    Portals:

    Best of – Tours portal – http://www.bestof.com.au/nsw/tours

    Specific tours:

    Aboriginal Blue mountains walkabout – http://www.bluemountainswalkabout.com
    Blue Bananas – http;//www.bluebananas.com.au
    Culture scouts – http://www.culturescouts.com.au
    Free Bus Tours – Sydney – http://www.freetourssydney.com.au/free-bus-tours/
    Gourmet food safari – with Maeve o’meara – http://gourmetsafaris.com.au/

    I’m Free (Free Sydney CBD Tours) – http://www.imfree.com.au/sydney/index.html
    Local eyes Sydney – http://www.localeyessydney.com.au
    Manly Bike tours – http://www.manlybiketours.com.au
    Manly kayak centre – kayak tours – http://www.manlykayakcentre.com.au/

    Rocks dreaming aboriginal heritage tour – http://www.dreamtimesouthernmx.com.au
    Royal botanic gardens – Aboriginal heritage tours –

    Sydney architecture walks – http://www.sydneyarchitecture.org/
    Sydney art walks – http://www.sydneyartwalks.com.au
    Sydney Bridge Climb – http://www.bridgeclimb.com/

    Sydney Connection – http://www.thesydneyconnection.com.au

    Sydney Culture walks – http://www.sydneyculturewalksapp.com/

    Sydney Explorer Hop on / off buses – Sydney CBD and Bondi –
    http://theaustralianexplorer.com.au/sydney-bondi-explorer.html

    Sydney outback (wildlife tours) – http://www.sydneyoutback.com.au/
    Sydney paddle – http://www.ozpaddle.com.au/


    Shopping / Retail Centres

    Shopping hours: 9am – 5.30pm / Thurs until 9pm

    Ashfield Mall –
    Bankstown central –
    Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre (Drummoyne) – http://www.birkenheadpoint.com.au/
    Burwood plaza –
    Castle Towers (Castle Hill) – http://www.castletowers.com.au/
    Central Park (Chippendale) – http://www.centralparksydney.com/
    Chifley plaza

    Clocktower square (Rocks)-
    DFO Homebush –
    Eastgate Bondi Junction – http://eastgatebondijunction.com.au/
    Galleries Victoria –
    Harbourside sc –

    Lidcombe Shopping Centre –
    Macquarie Centre (North Ryde) – http://www.macquariecentre.com.au/
    Market City (Haymarket) –
    Mid City Shopping (Sydney CBD) – http://www.midcityshopping.com.au/
    MLC centre – http://retail.mlccentre.com.au/fashion/

    Paddington intersection – http://www.theintersectionpaddington.com.au

    Queen Victoria Building (Sydney CBD) – https://www.qvb.com.au/
    Regent Place –
    Roselands shopping centre –
    Star (the) – Darling harbour –
    Strand Arcade (Sydney CBD) – https://www.strandarcade.com.au/

    Sydney duty free – http://www.sdf.com.au
    Warriewood Square –

    Westfield centres – http://www.westfield.com.au/

    Bondi Junction
    Blacktown
    Burwood
    Chatswood
    Eastgardens – Pagewood
    Hurstville –
    Hornsby
    Liverpool
    Miranda
    Parramatta *Development*
    Penrith
    Sydney CBD
    Warringah Mall *Development*

    World Square (Sydney CBD) – http://www.worldsquare.com.au/

    Birkenhead point (Outlets)
    Broadway – Central park sc
    Broadway – Broadway s.c
    Chatswood interchange centre / Mall
    Chatswood mandarin centre
    Chatswood chase
    Darling square
    Macquarie centre
    Macarthur Square – Campbelltown
    Victoria and marrickville rd – Marrdickville / Enmore / newtown
    Top Ryde City – http://www.toprydecity.com.au/stores/
    Greenwordd plaza – north sydney – http://www.greenwoodplaza.com.au/
    Harbourside – Darling harbour –
    MET centre – Sydney CBD – https://www.metcentre.com.au/
    East Village – Zetland – http://www.eastvillage.com.au/
    Rhodes Waterside – Rhodes – http://www.rhodeswaterside.com.au/


    Local traders associations and chambers of commerce


    Notable stores

    All buttons great and small- newtown

    Ampersand cafe and bookstore – Paddington

    Books Kinokuniya –
    Collector store – surrey hills
    Grandma takes a trip – Surry hills
    ken done – Australian art – The Rocks – http;//www.kendone.com
    Potts point bookshop
    Sydney antique centre – Surry Hills


    Markets

    Balmain Markets
    Blak markets – indigenous market – http://www.firsthandsolutions.org
    Bondi Market –

    Brewery yard markets – Central park – 1st and 3rd Sundays – 10am to 4pm
    Carriage works farmers markets – http://carriageworks.com.au/events/carriageworks-farmers-market/

    Eveleigh Market –
    Glebe Market –
    Kirribilli –

    Newtown community market –
    North Sydney Market –
    Paddington Market –
    Paddys Markets (Fresh produce, Vendor Market)- http://www.paddysmarkets.com.au/

    Redfern – market city –
    Rocks Markets –
    Rozelle Market –
    Surrey Hills Market –
    Sydney opera house market – 9am Sundays


    Retail- Shopping Directories / Guides

    ShoptoShop Sydney – http://www.shoptoshop.com.au/category/sydney/


    Links last checked : 06/10/2015


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