Sydney is the largest city in Australia, with a cosmopolitan population of 4.6 million people. With such wealthy and diverse Australians calling it home, as well as being located next to Sydney Harbour where millions of tourists visit yearly, it has a multitude of tourist attractions that are famous the world over. Let’s take a look at the best attractions for tourists to experience in Sydney this year, whether they are travelling with a loved one or with their family.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
No doubt many of us will be aware of the bridge that this is always shown in pictures and postcards, and it is also the focal point of New Year celebrations, all of which Sydney gets before the rest of the world! The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a magnificent steel arch bridge, and it transports people across the Sydney harbour, between the city’s central business district and the north shore. It is one of the most popular and iconic structures in Sydney and indeed, Australia. The bridge climb is one of the sights the confident tourist must climb, and the views it offers of the city below the city are absolutely stunning.
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is one of the major performing arts centres in all of Australia. Located in New South Wales, it hosts over 1,500 performances yearly, which are attended by over one million viewers. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and over seven million tourists visit it yearly. 300,000 of these tourists visit it through a guided tour, and there is simply no better way of learning about the building’s rooms, auditoriums, design and history.
Taronga Zoo is a massive fifty-two acre zoo in Sydney, located on the Sydney harbour shore, and home to around 2,600 animals of 340 different species. Opened since 1916, it has long been the premier tourist destination for all visitors who wish to observe the most iconic animals that Australia and the world has to offer, including kangaroos, Asian elephants, the African wild dog and the Przewalskis horse, among others. The Taronha Zoo is Open 365 days a year, with tickets for adults pricing at $44. Children of ages four to fifteen pay half that amount, and it is a great place for the family to enjoy a day out.
Luna Park Sydney
Luna Park Sydney is a huge amusement park located at Milsons point, on Sydney Harbour’s northern shores. It is a wonderful place for the young and young at heart to go and enjoy amazing rides, which include the rotor, the commander baldocks galloping horses and racing cockerels carousel, dodgem city and the massive Skylab Ferris wheel.
Entry to the park is absolutely free, and there is ample parking of which a small fee is charged; it is easily accessible by ferry from darling harbour too. It is Australia’s premier amusement park, and a must visit for the tourist who wishes to enjoy a day of childish fun, spectacular excitement and adrenalin.
After reading this article I hope you get to experience some of the attractions mentioned.