Close to Sydney

Places to go and see Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney experience doesn't end at the edge of the CBD

Within a five kilometre radius of Central Station, Sydney Trains can take you to many of the destinations that make Sydney such a colourful and enjoyable place to visit.

Place to go and see Bondi BeachBondi Beach

Soak up the sun at Sydney's famous Bondi Beach, home of Australia's oldest life saving club, the stunning Icebergs pool and club and weekly Sunday markets. Spend a day lazing on golden sands, swimming in sparkling waters or following the scenic Bondi to Coogee Walk.

Lady purchasing a dress at the Glebe MarketsGlebe

A visit to Glebe reveals a wide variety of restaurants, boutiques and art galleries to explore, as well as a colourful Saturday market boasting stalls filled with fresh produce, quirky homewares and more. Fossick for retro homewares, bric-a-brac and recycled designer clothing in a relaxed café haven.

Sydney tourists walking by the famous CocaCola sign at Kings CrossKings Cross

Party the night away in one of the many nightclubs scattered throughout 'the Cross', or watch the world go by in the cafés of bohemian Victoria Street. Indulge in delightful international flavours from Asia, the Mediterranean and beyond.

Rollerblading along the promenade at Manly beachManly Beach

Play a game of beach volleyball, rollerblade along the promenade or learn to surf at Manly Beach. Found only a short ferry ride from the city, there is no better location for indulging in a serve of freshly cooked fish and chips.

Friends catching up at a cafe in NewtownNewtown

Sample the energetic 24 hour street life of Newtown, with quirky bookstores and galleries, out-there fashion retailers and more than 100 cafés and restaurants scattered throughout its streets. Spend a day exploring the stores and eateries that line King Street for a Newtown experience to remember.

Customers being served at Sydney Fish MarketsSydney Fish Markets

Experience the controlled chaos of a working fish market and savour the closest thing to catching it yourself. Purchase freshly caught seafood perfect for crafting a delectable dinner or settle into a flavoursome lunch cooked onsite by one of the market’s retailers.

Visitors capturing a photo of the Giraffes at Taronga ZooTaronga Zoo

See Australia's unique native animals and species from across the world during a visit to Taronga Zoo, one of the world's premier zoos. Positioned high above Sydney Harbour, the zoo offers great views back towards the city skyline and the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.