Things to see and do in Sydney
Sydney is a gourmet’s table, an artist’s inspiration, a cosmopolitan’s playground, an adventurer’s challenge and a nature-lover’s delight. No wonder its locals are among the happiest and friendliest people on earth.
Here are some ideas for your event delegates’ downtime:
Gourmet Sydney - dining, restaurants and cafes
Sydney is famous for its fine dining, attracting internationally-renowned chefs and benefiting from an abundance of fresh, local produce and a multicultural population.
It’s not expensive to enjoy fresh, beautifully-prepared food every day in Sydney, and prices for main meals range anywhere from AU$10 at local cafes and small restaurants to AU$200 for multiple-course degustation banquets at world-leading restaurants.
Artistic Sydney - art galleries, museums, shows and festivals
Sydney hosts a number of artistic and cultural events every year, from the Sydney Festival to the Sydney Writers Festival, Tropfest and many more.
Key venues for theatre, music and dance are the Sydney Opera House and Pier One. Sydney is also home to a number of public and private galleries and museums, and hosts shows, exhibitions and events throughout the year.
Cosmopolitan Sydney - entertainment, bars and shows
Sydney has all the delights of any international city, boasting a number of glamourous cocktail bars and nightclubs, and several theatres in the city run long seasons of Broadway-style musicals.
Sydney shopping provides everything from high-end designer boutiques to unique local creations and market bargains.
Adventurous Sydney - sightseeing and exciting things and do
Space and sunshine are Sydney staples, so it’s always good to get outside. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a jetboat ride on the harbour, view the city from the soaring Sydney Tower, or ride a Harley Davidson motorbike to Bondi Beach.
Just outside the city, you can take on any number of activities: ride horses through the gentle countryside, kayak down beautiful rivers or drive quad-bikes over rugged bushland terrain.
Natural Sydney - beaches, coast, gardens and outback
Despite being a city of more than four million people, Sydney is still surprisingly natural. It’s easy to enjoy our pristine beaches, world-class harbour and extensive botanical gardens.
Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, with its harbour backdrop, is one of the most magnificent locations in the world.
Beyond the city, Sydney is surrounded by remote coastlines, mountain ranges, rural retreats and extensive vineyards, all within three hours drive.
- Each year, the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ (a major broadsheet) announces its top restaurant picks in its Good Food Guide, crowning the best of the best with up to three signature Chef’s Hats
- Visit the de Groots ‘best restaurants’ Sydney pages to find where you’d like to dine out in Sydney. You can search the website by cuisine, price or location