Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design.
Massive Darling Harbour and Circular Quay are hubs of waterside life, with the towering, arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Gardens nearby. Sydney Tower's 268m glass viewing platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city, harbour and suburbs.
Home to some of the world's best dining, many of Sydney's finest restaurants can be found perched on the water's edge, overlooking the glittering Sydney Harbour or the blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean.
Below is a selection of just some of the many award-winning dining experiences that Sydney offers, with outstanding food, wine and ambience.
Before you leave...
- Harbour Jet - Darling Harbour - For speed and thrills, Harbour Jet will propel you in a jet boat around spectacular Sydney Harbour.
- Explore the best regional areas of Sydney - Boutique Tours Australia specialises in day tours for small groups and private charters to Australia's oldest wine region, the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains and the enchanting Southern Highlands.
- Manly Surf Guide - Manly Surf Guide are a boutique surf guiding company that offer small group surfing tours and surf lessons in Sydney's famous Manly Beach and Northern Beaches.
- Behind the Scenes Tours at Australian Museum - Did you know that less than one per cent of the Australian Museum's vast collection of natural history specimens and cultural artefacts is on public display? Now you can go behind the scenes for an up-close and personal tour of Australia's first museum.
- Sydney Harbour Islands - Sydney Harbour has several small islands that are accessible by water taxi, by ferry or on a guided tour.
- Visit Sydney's Markets - Love to fossick? Forever on the lookout for something unique, vintage or simply quirky and fun? You'll find the lot at Sydney's eclectic weekend markets.