Information on Sydney and surrounds
sydney.com/destinations will give you a range of options for things you might like to do while in Sydney.
Some well-known options are listed below.
Be brave and climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge - For The Climb Of Your Life!™
Includes history and details of the bridge, different climbs, online booking and gift certificates, and photo gallery. Pricing depends on what time of day you climb.
Go on a tour of our World Heritage Opera House. Tours are available in different languages. Or just soak in the atmosphere - wander by yourself and sip a coffee, tea or wine at the Opera House Bar, overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the ferries entering Circular Quay.
Take a ferry to Sydney’s beautiful Taronga Zoo, set on the harbor and see our unique Indigenous animals as well as the usual zoo suspects, including its world renowned chimp community.
Catch a bus to our famous Bondi Beach … even though it is too cold for most locals to swim, you might like a dip in the Pacific Ocean. Do take care though.
bondibeach.com (See information on other ‘Swimming’ locations below)
Take a walk to our NSW Art Gallery, opposite Sydney’s serene Botanical Gardens and beside Lady Macquarie’s Chair with its views of Sydney Cove.
It is the leading museum of art in New South Wales and Sydney, and one of Australia's foremost cultural institutions.
Other Museums/Art Galleries that might be of interest include:
- Powerhouse Museum (just along Harris Street from the conference venue – near Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre)
- Museum of Contemporary Art – at Circular Quay
- Museum of Sydney – in College St
Walk in the Botanical Gardens, near the Art Galley (see link above) or catch a bus to large Centennial Park where you can hire a bike or relax in a café watching the ducks.
Wander through the historic Rocks area of Sydney with lots of Australiana, old pubs, music and cheerful restaurants
The historic Strand Arcade in downtown Sydney (for chic and unique)
The beautiful historic Queen Victoria Building near Town Hall Station (range of goods and prices)
Paddy’s Markets at Chinatown (cheap and cheerful)
Broadway Shopping Centre - 400 metres from UTS on Broadway
Westfield in Pitt Street Mall (higher-end and general shopping)