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Sydney City Centre

Sydney City
Sydney’s city centre offers visitors a huge variety of attractions, gardens, fine restaurants and hip bars. The city centre is also home to some of Sydney’s best shopping. There are over four hundred specialty shops in eight major retail centres in Pitt Street Mall alone. Visit Sydney’s tallest structure, Sydney Tower to get your bearings and enjoy 360 degree views over Sydney.

Sydney’s inner east is stylish and lively. Oxford Street in Paddington is lined with cafés and restaurants and has some of the best fashion boutiques and homeware stores. Woolloomooloo boasts excellent waterfront dining while Kings Cross buzzes with nightlife.

The Rocks and Circular Quay
The Rocks and Circular Quay is a compact precinct of cobblestone laneways, sandstone warehouses and merchant’s houses that has been transformed into a cosmopolitan area with one of the best positions on the harbour.

From fine dining by the water to historic pubs, weekend street markets and charming boutiques, Australian art and craft to modern day galleries, this is a district rich in history and guaranteed to satisfy all your senses.

Darling Harbour
Alive with activity day and night, Darling Harbour is home to several of Sydney’s major attractions including Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Wildlife World, the Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australian National Maritime Museum, IMAX Theatre, the Outback Centre, Chinese Garden of Friendship and nearby Powerhouse Museum.

Darling Harbour is also home to two of Sydney's favourite dining and entertainment areas, Cockle Bay Wharf and King Street Wharf. Navigate Darling Harbour by foot or above ground on the famous monorail.

Sydney Opera House

Sydney City Centre: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Koomurri Aboriginal Dancers

The Koomurri team has over 30 years in Aboriginal education and entertainment, and are renowned and recognised world-wide.

Koomurri Aboriginal Dancers and didgeridoo players are committed to providing superior and spectacular performances, culture workshops and didgeridoo lessons.

The Koomurri dancers come from different Aboriginal nations, enabling them to showcase different dance and vocals styles.

Didgeridoo lessons are available for beginners to advanced classes. Didgeridoos are supplied, so why not have a go. Its a fun day for everyone.

For bookings or more information, please visit the Koomurri website.

Travelling to various venues by arrangement
Sydney, NSW, 2000

Located 0.0K from Sydney City Centre

Sydney Tower Eye

Sydney Tower Eye takes you to the highest point above Sydney for breathtaking 360 degree views of the beautiful harbour city. From the golden beaches to the distant Blue Mountains, you'll be amazed by the views.

Your ticket includes the 4D cinema experience - the first produced in Australia - where you can uncover a new dimension to Sydney through a whole new perspective. The engaging film experience is taken to the fourth dimension with evocative in-theatre effects including wind, bubbles and water!

The Observation Deck offers state-of-the-art technology, including high powered binoculars and multilingual touch screen panels that tell every visitor interesting facts about the famous landmarks they are looking at.

Level 5, Westfield Sydney,
Pitt Street,
Corner of Market Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000

Located 0.0K from Sydney City Centre


Paspaley is an Australian company with an international reputation as the source of the finest and most beautiful pearls in the world, Australian South Sea pearls.

Lovingly nurtured in Australia's pristine northern waters, Paspaley's gem quality pearls emerge from the oyster with a lustrous natural glow, just as nature intended. Paspaley boutiques carry a range of exquisite Australian South Sea pearl jewellery, from classic strands and contemporary designs to bespoke diamond colliers fit for royalty.

With an 80 year history of quality and innovation, Paspaley adorns Australian South Sea pearls with the finest materials to create jewellery to cherish for generations.

2 Martin Place
Sydney, NSW, 2000

Located 0.0K from Sydney City Centre

Sydney City Centre: Events

Sydney Chinese New Year Festival Lunar Lanterns

A modern twist on the traditional lantern parade, this year Sydney welcomes 12 huge zodiac lanterns, contemporary sculptural works that will adorn the city. While the Monkey Lantern takes up residence at the Opera House, an Ox constructed of illuminated Mahjong tiles can be found at Martin Place and 22 illuminated rabbits practising tai chi will decorate Customs House. Take a walk around the city and marvel at these mesmerising light sculptures.

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Various locations
Sydney, NSW, 2000

Located 0.0K from Sydney City Centre

Newport Pool to Peak Ocean Swims

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
The Newport Surf Club will hold their annual Pool to Peak Ocean Swims in January. There is an 800 metre course as well as a two kilometre course. Entries are available online through the website.

You can also enter on the day at the surf club. Please remember the 800 metre swim will start at 9am so you have to be registered and at the start line by 8.50am. The two kilometre swim will start at 10am and there will be groupings by age.

There are some wonderful prizes to be won via a lucky draw. There will fresh fruit from Harris Farm Markets for swimmers as they complete the swims.

Event Dates
      3rd Jan
      3rd Jan

Newport Beach,
Barrenjoey Road
Newport Beach, NSW, 2106

Located 0.0K from Sydney City Centre

The Premier's Harmony Dinner

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
This gala event, hosted by the Honourable Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Citizenship and Communities, in the presence of the Honourable Mike Baird MP, Premier of New South Wales, will welcome 1,000 representatives of multicultural communities in New South Wales to an evening of multicultural food, fashion and performance.

Guests will include Members of Parliament, business leaders, various community leaders, ambassadors and Consuls-General, as well as other dignitaries.

This significant event will celebrate cultural diversity with an array of performances and provide valuable networking opportunities.

Inductees to the Multicultural Honour Roll will be named, and the Premier's Multicultural Community Medal will be awarded to recipients. This event honours the NSW Government's commitment to a cohesive and inclusive society in which cultures, languages and religions of all citizens are accepted and appreciated.

Event Dates
      11th Mar

Location to be confirmed
Sydney, NSW, 2000

Located 0.0K from Sydney City Centre

Sydney Half Marathon - Part of Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

Rise to the challenge and take on this 21 kilometre course, while enjoying Sydney's most spectacular and historic landmarks, including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. This scenic event could be a step towards a full marathon next year or just a step up from smaller events!

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival - the run that's fun for everyone!

2016 registrations are now open!

Event Dates
      20th Sep
      17th Sep

Various locations
Sydney, NSW, 2000

Located 0.0K from Sydney City Centre

Sydney Sings

A new ten-day festival, created by Artistic Director Leo Schofield AM, Sydney Sings, will see the Harbour city soar to the sound of music with life performances of music from local and international choirs, chamber groups and soloists at venues across the city. It will showcase all genres of vocal performance from musical theatre, to choirs, folk and world music and solo performances with more than 70 performers expected to participate.

Sydney Sings is set to inspire and delight with surprise performances and spontaneous fun across the city!

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Sydney, NSW, 2000

Located 0.0K from Sydney City Centre

My Fair Lady

Ground-breaking, glorious and grand...

Celebrating the beloved original, Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady comes to the Sydney Opera House in August 2016, under the direction of Dame Julie Andrews.

In the show's 60th anniversary year, Opera Australia and John Frost join forces to honour the past and bring the beloved story of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins to a new generation of theatre audiences.

The Cinderella story about the Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and the appealingly arrogant phoneticist, Professor Higgins, is an endearing tale that charms audiences with its warmth and vivid characters.

The clash of cultures sparks some of the theatre's most jubilant songs and witty dialogue. The triumphant score features unforgettable numbers including Wouldn't It Be Loverly?, On The Street Where You Live, I Could Have Danced All Night and Get Me to the Church on Time.

This is a theatre event not to be missed.

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Sydney Opera House,
Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW, 2000

Located 0.0K from Sydney City Centre

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras


Sydney Mardi Gras is the world's most joyous and spectacular celebration of LGBTQI pride. Sydney Mardi Gras attracts over 20,000 interstate and international visitors each year, who enjoy a diverse and exciting line-up of events as well as soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the iconic surroundings of Sydney and New South Wales.

Event Dates
      19th Feb
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Various Sydney locations
Sydney, NSW, 2000

Located 0.0K from Sydney City Centre