Essential Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Essential Sydney.

1. Sydney Harbour Bridge

9.4
Bradfield Hwy., Sydney, NSW
Bridge · 165 tips and reviews

jjprojectsjjprojects: World Icon. Sydney would not be Sydney without it. Good to walk right down under it, or under it in a ferry.

Manly Wharf is one of Essential Sydney.

2. Manly Wharf

Cnr West Esplanade & The Corso (The Corso), Manly, NSW
Pier · Manly · 43 tips and reviews

Virginia G.Virginia Gordon: One of THE must do Sydney visitor experiences - the best views of Sydney - enjoy fish+chips on Manly beach before heading back to take your best shots of the Opera House+Harbour Bridge from the water

Manly Beach is one of Essential Sydney.

3. Manly Beach

9.5
North Steyne (at The Corso), Manly, NSW
Beach · Manly · 129 tips and reviews

MakeMyTrip. comMakeMyTrip. com: The food n wine festival at Manly is a must visit...u get to taste from a variety of exclusive range of wine Read more.

Circular Quay Ferry Terminal is one of Essential Sydney.

4. Circular Quay Ferry Terminal

Sydney Cove (Alfred St), Sydney, NSW
Pier · 54 tips and reviews

Cristiani G.Cristiani Graebin: One of the most beautiful spots in Sydney

Sydney Opera House is one of Essential Sydney.

5. Sydney Opera House

9.5
2 Macquarie St., Sydney, NSW
Opera House · Circular Quay · 303 tips and reviews

TimeOut SydneyTimeOut Sydney: Head to Opera Bar for a pre-show - filled to the gills with good gin and some impressive rum. More kudos for their commissioning of legendary Sydney brewers Redoak. Read more.

Royal Botanic Garden is one of Essential Sydney.

6. Royal Botanic Garden

9.4
Macquarie St (Cahill Express Way), Sydney, NSW
Botanical Garden · Central Business District · 113 tips and reviews

ELS Universal English CollegeELS Universal English College: Entry is free. There are so many sections to the Botanic Gardens and it is just beautiful! This is a great spot for a picnic.

Darling Harbour is one of Essential Sydney.

7. Darling Harbour

9.3
Darling Harbour, NSW
Harbor / Marina · 148 tips and reviews

BoyJupiterBoyJupiter: Endearing and enduring landmark, in spite of its tourist kitsch and neon excesses. Spend a lazy afternoon here and check out the event-of-the-day - experience Sydney anew from a visitor's perspective!

MV Freshwater is one of Essential Sydney.

8. MV Freshwater

Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW
Boat or Ferry · 24 tips and reviews

Leigh C.Leigh Costin: The best, cheapest tourist ride in Sydney! Pester a local if you're stuck for info on what you're cruising past.

ANZ Stadium is one of Essential Sydney.

9. ANZ Stadium

7.9
Edwin Flack Ave., Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
Football Stadium · 50 tips and reviews

WorldRugbyShopWorldRugbyShop: ANZ Stadium originally held 110,000 fans for the 2000 Summer Olympics, the largest Olympic stadium ever built. Since then the stadium has been reconfigured to hold less spectators, around 83,500

Taronga Zoo is one of Essential Sydney.

10. Taronga Zoo

9.2
Bradley's Head Rd. (at Whiting Beach Rd.), Mosman, NSW
Zoo · Mosman · 145 tips and reviews

MakeMyTrip. comMakeMyTrip. com: Different shows like the seal show, bird show, etc which are really amazing!! The way the volunteers coordinate and interact with the animals and birds is worth watching. Read more.

Hyde Park is one of Essential Sydney.

11. Hyde Park

9.4
Park St. (Park St), Sydney, NSW
Park · Hyde Park · 133 tips and reviews

Adam C.Adam Cubito: Lay in the grass and dream.

North Head is one of Essential Sydney.

12. North Head

8.7
North Head Scenic Dr., Manly, NSW
Scenic Lookout · Manly · 7 tips and reviews

Maria V.Maria Vlezko: A beautiful view on Sydney harbor!

Mrs Macquarie's Chair is one of Essential Sydney.

13. Mrs Macquarie's Chair

9.3
Mrs Macquaries Rd., Sydney, NSW
Monument / Landmark · Central Business District · 28 tips and reviews

Jade C.Jade Cadelina: Best location to see the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Sydney Skyscrapers

State Library of New South Wales is one of Essential Sydney.

14. State Library of New South Wales

9.0
Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW
Library · Martin Place · 36 tips and reviews

Yann T.Yann Tolila: Free wifi in the library

Central Station (Northern Concourse) is one of Essential Sydney.

15. Central Station (Northern Concourse)

4.8
Eddy Ave. (btwn Chalmers & George St), Sydney, NSW
Train Station · South Sydney · 62 tips and reviews

Jared Q.Jared Quinn: Doors closing. Please stand clear.

Chinatown is one of Essential Sydney.

16. Chinatown

Sydney, NSW
Neighborhood · 46 tips and reviews

David W.David Wang: Markets every Friday with lot of food and made in china stuff!

Chinese Garden of Friendship is one of Essential Sydney.

17. Chinese Garden of Friendship

9.0
Day St. (at Pier St.), Sydney, NSW
Garden · Darling Harbour · 46 tips and reviews

Rachel L.Rachel Lamb: Worth the few dollars to go in... beautiful koi and scenery.

Archibald Fountain is one of Essential Sydney.

18. Archibald Fountain

8.0
141 Elizabeth St. (Hyde Park), Sydney, NSW
Plaza · St. James · 19 tips and reviews

Les C.Les Carleton: One of the best photo opportunities in Sydney!

Little Manly Beach is one of Essential Sydney.

19. Little Manly Beach

8.7
Manly Beach, Manly, NSW
Beach · Manly · 10 tips and reviews

matt c.matt clarke: quite possibly sydney's best kept secret

Shelly Beach is one of Essential Sydney.

20. Shelly Beach

9.6
Bower St., Manly, NSW
Beach · Manly · 34 tips and reviews

Dalia P.Dalia Pataki: Absolute best snorkeling in Sydney, gropers are everywhere as are rays and plenty of beautifully coloured fish that are very friendly, snorkel near the rocks for the best marine life

Dee Why Beach is one of Essential Sydney.

21. Dee Why Beach

9.2
The Strand, Dee Why, NSW
Beach · 31 tips and reviews

Bruce M.Bruce McGregor: Great playground for kids

Bondi Beach is one of Essential Sydney.

22. Bondi Beach

9.5
Queen Elizabeth Dr. (btwn Notts Ave. & Ramsgate Ave.), Bondi Beach, NSW
Beach · 253 tips and reviews

aussieBumaussieBum: lovely for a run, drink, or day out

Sydney Town Hall is one of Essential Sydney.

23. Sydney Town Hall

483 George St. (at Druitt St.), Sydney, NSW
City Hall · Central Business District · 30 tips and reviews

nomesnomes: Look up-beautiful light fittings

Hyde Park Obelisk is one of Essential Sydney.

24. Hyde Park Obelisk

6.8
Elizabeth St. (Bathurst St.), Sydney, NSW
Monument / Landmark · Hyde Park · 13 tips and reviews

Philip W.Philip Walter: It is very much an Obelisk!

The Gap is one of Essential Sydney.

25. The Gap

9.1
Gap Rd., Watsons Bay, NSW
Scenic Lookout · Eastern Suburbs · 19 tips and reviews

Jon M.Jon Mancinelli: Don't jump :)

The Rocks is one of Essential Sydney.

26. The Rocks

9.4
(Playfair St.), The Rocks, NSW
Historic Site · 54 tips and reviews

MakeMyTrip. comMakeMyTrip. com: In the summer it's an attractive venue for a night out, and among other things contains the highest concentration of historic pubs in Sydney. Read more.

Jenolan Caves is one of Essential Sydney.

27. Jenolan Caves

7.8
Jenolan Caves Rd (Burma Rd), Jenolan, NSW
Cave · 22 tips and reviews

ELS Universal English CollegeELS Universal English College: Explore the caves! The drive is long but it is well worth the wait. Cave tours are $30 - $40. Adventure and kids tours also available.

Sydney Harbour is one of Essential Sydney.

28. Sydney Harbour

Port Jackson, Sydney, NSW
Harbor / Marina · 24 tips and reviews

Lucy G.Lucy Gardiner: Just sit back and enjoy the world class view!

Australian National Maritime Museum is one of Essential Sydney.

29. Australian National Maritime Museum

8.3
2 Murray St., Darling Harbour, NSW
Museum · 38 tips and reviews

Emily W.Emily Walker: One of Sydney's best museums and it's free entry! Definitely worth paying to go onto the big ships and the submarine though. Read more.

Powerhouse Museum is one of Essential Sydney.

30. Powerhouse Museum

8.9
500 Harris St. (at Macarthur St.), Ultimo, NSW
Museum · 48 tips and reviews

ELS Universal English CollegeELS Universal English College: This is the coolest museum ever! There are so many different sections to explore and much of the museum is interactive so you have a great time here. Admission is only $10. Happy times ahead :)

Luna Park is one of Essential Sydney.

31. Luna Park

7.6
1 Olympic Dr., Milsons Point, NSW
Theme Park · 58 tips and reviews

ELS Universal English CollegeELS Universal English College: Free entry, however you will have to pay for the rides. You get a discount for buying online - unlimited day tickets are $14.95 - $34.95 (red pass). Other deals available on their website!

Myer is one of Essential Sydney.

32. Myer

6.7
436 George St. (via Pitt St.), Sydney, NSW
Department Store · Sydney City Center · 46 tips and reviews

Helen L.Helen Lee: Don't go later afternoon on a Thursday or Friday night, the queues are crazy! But great sevice - and quick!

Paddy's Markets is one of Essential Sydney.

33. Paddy's Markets

7.0
9-13 Hay St., Haymarket, NSW
Market · South Sydney · 62 tips and reviews

Gabriella L.Gabriella L: Cheap bargains, and in the city too, so you can plan a whole day out without staying in one place.

Oxford Street is one of Essential Sydney.

34. Oxford Street

Oxford St, Darlinghurst, NSW
Road · 10 tips and reviews

Muchacho ClothingMuchacho Clothing: Come and check out Muchacho Design at the Paddington markets on Saturday. Great guys and girls tees, singlets and shorts!

Sydney Tower Eye is one of Essential Sydney.

35. Sydney Tower Eye

8.3
100 Market St. (btwn Pitt St. & Castlereagh St.), Sydney, NSW
Monument / Landmark · Sydney City Center · 69 tips and reviews

SiLsi L.SiLsi Lia: If you come to Sydney, you should go to Sydney Tower. It's a wonderful place for sight seeing. See the beautiful side of Sydney, the bridge, forest, buildings, ships, ocean, all around Sydney!!

Sydney Cricket Ground is one of Essential Sydney.

36. Sydney Cricket Ground

8.9
Driver Ave (Macarthur Ave.), Moore Park, NSW
Cricket Ground · 26 tips and reviews

STA Travel U.S.STA Travel U.S.: TRAVEL FACT: The SCG Stadium is home to the New South Wales cricket team and the Sydney Swans of the Australian Football League.

Echo Point is one of Essential Sydney.

37. Echo Point

8.1
Echo Point Rd., Katoomba, NSW
Scenic Lookout · 25 tips and reviews

Iain E.Iain Elliott: Stunning views over the valleys in the Blue Mountains. Directly overlooks the famous 3 Sisters rock formations. Information Center and regular bus services to tourist spots nearby.

Allianz Stadium is one of Essential Sydney.

38. Allianz Stadium

7.8
Moore Park Rd. (at Driver Ave.), Moore Park, NSW
Stadium · 47 tips and reviews

Alexander K.Alexander Kesselaar: watch Sydney fc play

Eastern Creek International Raceway is one of Essential Sydney.

39. Eastern Creek International Raceway

7.5
Brabham Dr., Eastern Creek, NSW
Racetrack · 6 tips and reviews

Tashii L.Tashii Lindsell: Bring your own food...

Queen Victoria Building (QVB) is one of Essential Sydney.

40. Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

9.0
455 George St. (btwn Market St. & Druitt St.), Sydney, NSW
Shopping Mall · Sydney City Center · 147 tips and reviews

SebastianSebastian: Love the architecture of this building. Get above the rat race in the lower levels and find a serene oasis in the middle of the city.

St Mary's Cathedral is one of Essential Sydney.

41. St Mary's Cathedral

9.2
2 St Mary's Rd. (College St.), Sydney, NSW
Church · St. James · 45 tips and reviews

Macquarie V.Macquarie Visions: It was Governor Macquarie who laid the foundation stone for St Mary’s Cathedral back in 1821. He, with wife Elizabeth literally created the building blocks of modern Australia Read more.

The Star is one of Essential Sydney.

42. The Star

7.1
80 Pyrmont St (at Jones Bay Rd), Pyrmont, NSW
Casino · 72 tips and reviews

Cameron W.Cameron Wardle: Know when to hold them know when to fold them!

Doyles on the Beach is one of Essential Sydney.

43. Doyles on the Beach

7.9
11 Marine Pde., Watsons Bay, NSW
Seafood Restaurant · Eastern Suburbs · 34 tips and reviews

Rick P.Rick Pearce: Try the sea baths by the tea rooms.

Hyde Park Barracks Museum is one of Essential Sydney.

44. Hyde Park Barracks Museum

8.1
Prince Albert Rd (nr Macquarie St), Sydney, NSW
History Museum · St. James · 14 tips and reviews

Macquarie V.Macquarie Visions: Australia's first detention centre? That tiny building over there once housed 600 convicts. We hear the line for the toilets was very long. Read more.

Susannah Place Museum is one of Essential Sydney.

45. Susannah Place Museum

7.5
58-64 Gloucester St, Sydney, NSW
History Museum · Circular Quay · 2 tips and reviews

James Y.James Y.: This is a hidden gem of Sydney. So authentic and friendly. Two thumbs up!

Museum Station (Concourse) is one of Essential Sydney.

46. Museum Station (Concourse)

5.7
Elizabeth St. (Liverpool St.), Sydney, NSW
Train Station · Hyde Park · 13 tips and reviews

Paris B.Paris Buttfield-Addison: Try a train! (by far the coolest Sydney station)

Museum of Contemporary Art is one of Essential Sydney.

47. Museum of Contemporary Art

8.7
140 George St, Sydney, NSW
Art Museum · Circular Quay · 93 tips and reviews

WarlachWarlach: Visit this wonderful gallery - great art, great space and great staff.

ANZAC War Memorial is one of Essential Sydney.

48. ANZAC War Memorial

8.3
Hyde Park, Sydney, NSW
Monument / Landmark · Hyde Park · 21 tips and reviews

Virginia G.Virginia Gordon: "Designed to express with dignity+simplicity neither the glory nor the glamour of war,but those nobler attributes of human nature which the war of 1914-18 so vividly brought forth."

Justice & Police Museum is one of Essential Sydney.

49. Justice & Police Museum

7.6
Corner of Albert & Philip Streets, Sydney, NSW
Museum · Sydney City Center · 6 tips and reviews

Tim T.Tim Traveller: Bring a camera & keep an eye out for the free sydney morning herald halfway thru the visit Read more.

Observatory Hill is one of Essential Sydney.

50. Observatory Hill

9.0
Watson Rd. (Upper Fort St.), The Rocks, NSW
Park · Central Business District · 18 tips and reviews

Denea G.Denea GourmetRabbit: Beautiful little pagoda to take a picnic or relax and watch the stars

Sydney Fish Market is one of Essential Sydney.

51. Sydney Fish Market

8.5
Bank St. (Pyrmont Bridge Rd.), Pyrmont, NSW
Fish Market · 194 tips and reviews

Sabrina T.Sabrina Tang: The seafood here are seriously so fresh!!especially the oyster!

The Rocks Markets is one of Essential Sydney.

52. The Rocks Markets

8.9
Jack Mundey Pl. (Also Playfair & George Sts.), Sydney, NSW
Flea Market · Circular Quay · 52 tips and reviews

Johnny J.Johnny Jahja: Get the German Hotdog and don't be shy with the dressing! Mmmm

Chinatown Night Market is one of Essential Sydney.

53. Chinatown Night Market

6.8
Dixon St. (Chinatown Sydney), Haymarket, NSW
Night Market · Central Business District · 17 tips and reviews

高手놀리밑™高手놀리밑™: The beef skewers here are good

Fort Denison is one of Essential Sydney.

54. Fort Denison

6.8
Fort Denison (Sydney Harbour), Sydney, NSW
Historic Site · 11 tips and reviews

Margaret T.Margaret Tillson: Fantastic location for a 'special event' lunch or dinner - amazing view of the Harbour, good food - great for international visitors. Enjoy! Read more.

Cockatoo Island is one of Essential Sydney.

55. Cockatoo Island

8.9
Cockatoo Island, NSW
Island · 28 tips and reviews

Katanya S.Katanya Shanzy: camp overnight with the kids, its a one of kind experience, the facilities are incredible..4 man tents dont mean 4 man- 2 adults and maybe 2 smal child at best..get 1 tent per 2 adults..do the audio t Read more.

The Royal Sydney Golf Club is one of Essential Sydney.

56. The Royal Sydney Golf Club

7.5
Kent Rd., Rose Bay, NSW
Golf Course · Eastern Suburbs · 3 tips and reviews

Charlie C.Charlie Crane: The new fitness centre is fantastic!

Scenic World is one of Essential Sydney.

57. Scenic World

8.3
Violet St. (Cliff Dr.), Katoomba, NSW
Scenic Lookout · 22 tips and reviews

Andre A.Andre Alforque: Be sure to sit in the front/lowest seat in the railway for the best experience.

Customs House is one of Essential Sydney.

58. Customs House

7.9
31 Alfred St., Sydney, NSW
Monument / Landmark · Sydney City Center · 30 tips and reviews

enaena: There's a massive 3d underfloor map of Sydney here that catches tourists' attention. Plus it's the only place in central Sydney with overseas newspapers you can read for free

Quay is one of Essential Sydney.

59. Quay

8.7
Overseas Passenger Terminal (Hickson Rd.), Sydney, NSW
Australian Restaurant · The Rocks · 76 tips and reviews

@JaumePrimero@JaumePrimero: Rated the best restaurant in Sydney and one of the top 30 in the world. Amazing experience. Last time I dined here I sat next to Tom Jones!

Penrith Whitewater Stadium is one of Essential Sydney.

60. Penrith Whitewater Stadium

8.3
McCarthys Ln., New South Wales
Rafting · No tips or reviews
Old Government House is one of Essential Sydney.

61. Old Government House

7.5
Pitt St. (Argyle St.), Sydney, NSW
Historic Site · Parramatta · No tips or reviews
Pirtek Stadium is one of Essential Sydney.

62. Pirtek Stadium

7.4
O'Connell St, Parramatta, NSW
Stadium · Parramatta · 23 tips and reviews

Chris B.Chris Blackwell: Home of the Parramatta Eels

Cockle Bay Wharf is one of Essential Sydney.

63. Cockle Bay Wharf

Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW
Harbor / Marina · Darling Harbour · 15 tips and reviews

Richard T.Richard Tyler: Fireworks currently running on Sat night at 8:30pm.

Tumbalong Park is one of Essential Sydney.

64. Tumbalong Park

8.4
Pier St. (Darling Dr.), Sydney, NSW
Park · Darling Harbour · 16 tips and reviews

Matthew W.Matthew Watson: Check out the carousel under the freeway. It was imported from the UK in 1894!

ANZAC Bridge is one of Essential Sydney.

65. ANZAC Bridge

7.7
M4 Western Distributor Fwy (btwn Victoria Rd. & Bridge Rd.), Pyrmont, NSW
Bridge · 12 tips and reviews

MarkMark: Travel across the bridge at Sunrise for a great view of the harbour and Glebe.

Pyrmont Bridge is one of Essential Sydney.

66. Pyrmont Bridge

7.9
Pyrmont Bridge, Sydney, NSW
Bridge · Darling Harbour · 20 tips and reviews

SteveSteve: nice in the morning walking to walk. nice in the evening walking back. watch out for the cyclists who think they own the bridge

Bondi Icebergs is one of Essential Sydney.

67. Bondi Icebergs

8.9
1 Notts Ave., Bondi Beach, NSW
Pool · 89 tips and reviews

Louis VuittonLouis Vuitton: Life is beautiful when you're watching a Bondi sunset from the balcony at Icebergs. Complimented perfectly by Robert Marchetti's inspired italian fare - be sure to start with his "Affettati Misti."

Sealife Sydney Aquarium is one of Essential Sydney.

68. Sealife Sydney Aquarium

8.1
Aquarium Pier, Sydney, NSW
Aquarium · Darling Harbour · 101 tips and reviews

Sony Mobile WTASony Mobile WTA: Aquarium is the place to be on a Sunday afternoon. Views from the terrace are awesome and DJs and live acoustic acts provide the music.

Cook & Phillip Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre is one of Essential Sydney.

69. Cook & Phillip Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre

7.5
4 College St., Sydney, NSW
Gym · St. James · 19 tips and reviews

Nadine M.Nadine McDonald: Olympic size pool, big leisure pool & hydrotherapy pool, fitness centre with weights room, cardio, spin studio & group fitness classes, multifunction indoor court & outdoor fitness Read more.

Allphones Arena is one of Essential Sydney.

70. Allphones Arena

7.7
Edwin Flack Ave. (Olympic Blvd.), Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
Concert Hall · 47 tips and reviews

Tristan R.Tristan Ryall: Just because I'm at a concert doesn't mean I want to eat awful food.

Kinokuniya is one of Essential Sydney.

71. Kinokuniya

9.3
The Galeries (Level 2, 500 George St.), Sydney, NSW
Bookstore · Sydney City Center · 83 tips and reviews

Mathias B.Mathias Barrera: Best place to get books.

Metro Theatre is one of Essential Sydney.

72. Metro Theatre

8.2
624 George St., Sydney, NSW
Concert Hall · Central Business District · 30 tips and reviews

everguideeverguide: Doesn't matter where you stand, you can see the band from ANYWHERE.

73. State Theatre

9.1
49 Market St. (at George St.), Sydney, NSW
Theater · Sydney City Center · 25 tips and reviews

SebastianSebastian: One of Sydney's most beautiful heritage buildings. Lavish entrance hall, breathtaking auditorium. Statement Bar downstairs is less historic but nice enough.

Capitol Theatre is one of Essential Sydney.

74. Capitol Theatre

9.1
13 Campbell St. (btwn George St. & Pitt St.), Haymarket, NSW
Theater · Central Business District · 30 tips and reviews

Dejay C.Dejay Cameron-Toborek: Amazing "Atmospheric" Theatre - The only one left in Australia! Read more.

The Beresford Hotel is one of Essential Sydney.

75. The Beresford Hotel

8.3
354 Bourke St. (at Mary Pl.), Surry Hills, NSW
Bar · 97 tips and reviews

Jordan X.Jordan Xavier-Guiao: The Beresford is only worth it if you're in the Beer Garden; main bar is cramped and stuffy. So check the weather before heading in

Wynyard Park is one of Essential Sydney.

76. Wynyard Park

6.3
York St. (Margaret St.), Sydney, NSW
Park · Wynyard · 12 tips and reviews

Tom W.Tom Websalad: Great place to chill out in the middle of the city

Seymour Theatre Centre is one of Essential Sydney.

77. Seymour Theatre Centre

6.7
City Rd (Cleveland St), Darlington, NSW
Performing Arts Venue · 17 tips and reviews

Virginia G.Virginia Gordon: Sydney Festival really makes this venue work with pools of lighting and design during the festival, relaxo outdoors eating, a lovely laid back Sydney vibe pre show

Westfield Warringah Mall is one of Essential Sydney.

78. Westfield Warringah Mall

6.5
Condamine St. (btwn Pittwater Rd & Cross St), Sydney, NSW
Shopping Mall · 30 tips and reviews

Kaine T.Kaine T: The idea of a semi outdoor mall is awesome. Except when it's raining.

Freshwater Beach is one of Essential Sydney.

79. Freshwater Beach

9.2
Freshwater (Kooloora Ave), Freshwater, NSW
Beach · Warringah · 17 tips and reviews

wiegolfwiegolf: Most beautiful beach in Sydney. Well hidden without any tourists. This is an incredible surf spot. Watch the sunset!

The Bathers' Pavilion is one of Essential Sydney.

80. The Bathers' Pavilion

8.9
4 The Esplanade (Awaba St.), Sydney, NSW
Australian Restaurant · Balmoral · 45 tips and reviews

@JaumePrimero@JaumePrimero: A very romantic setting, stunning views of Balmoral Beach, and the talented chef Serge Dansereau make for an intimate and mouth-watering culinary experience.

Coogee Beach is one of Essential Sydney.

81. Coogee Beach

9.4
Arden St. (Coogee Bay Rd.), Coogee, NSW
Beach · Eastern Suburbs · 85 tips and reviews

Elana B.Elana B: It's a beach, quieter than Bondi, great promenade, a beach with sand

Australian Botanic Gardens is one of Essential Sydney.

82. Australian Botanic Gardens

7.9
Cunningham Drv, Mt Annan, NSW
Garden · Camden · 11 tips and reviews

Pete R.Pete Rowe: heaps good place if your into your gardens. good for skateboarding

Parramatta Park is one of Essential Sydney.

83. Parramatta Park

8.4
Park Ave. (Railway Parade), Westmead, NSW
Park · Parramatta · 19 tips and reviews

jadejade: Get fit and go for a run/walk/cycle it's awesome to see everyone out there enjoying the sun :D

Rosehill Racecourse is one of Essential Sydney.

84. Rosehill Racecourse

7.0
James Ruse Dr. (Hassall St.), New South Wales
Stadium · 15 tips and reviews

Michael S.Michael Smith: Go you good Thing!

Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace is one of Essential Sydney.

85. Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace

8.4
380 Military Rd, Sydney, NSW
Movie Theater · Cremorne · 36 tips and reviews

Paul W.Paul Wallbank: Great art deco cinemas. Duck over the road to the IGA supermarket to stock up on lollies and drinks before the movie.

Balmoral Beach is one of Essential Sydney.

86. Balmoral Beach

9.3
The Esplanade, Sydney, NSW
Beach · Balmoral · 84 tips and reviews

JoJo: Grab a picnic rug and sit at Rocky Point Island. It's much quieter than the beach. Great place to read a book... or get proposed to.

Parklea Markets is one of Essential Sydney.

87. Parklea Markets

6.2
601 Sunnyholt Rd., Glenwood, NSW
Flea Market · 13 tips and reviews

Shaily K.Shaily Kumar: Fresh Fruits and Veggies at a very low price... Get Fresh... get to Parklea Markets

Paddington Markets is one of Essential Sydney.

88. Paddington Markets

7.4
395 Oxford St., Paddington, NSW
Flea Market · 23 tips and reviews

Elana B.Elana B: Love the location and great selection of all sorts of stuff (I really don't need)Great food on offer, mostly organic at the back

Parramatta Riverside Theatres is one of Essential Sydney.

89. Parramatta Riverside Theatres

8.0
Church St. (Market St.), Parramatta, NSW
Theater · Parramatta · 10 tips and reviews

Billy E.Billy Err: Surprisingly nice venue. Should have left my expectations at home.

David Jones is one of Essential Sydney.

90. David Jones

6.8
65 Market St. (Castlereagh St.), Sydney, NSW
Department Store · Sydney City Center · 22 tips and reviews

Alexandra S.Alexandra Schrädobler: they have great shoes Dolce&Gabana, Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Fendi, Manolo....but the staff - if you manage to find one willing in assisting at all, is terribly slow

Art Gallery Of NSW is one of Essential Sydney.

91. Art Gallery Of NSW

9.3
Art Gallery Rd. (btwn Hospital Rd. & Mrs Macquaries Rd.), Sydney, NSW
Art Gallery · The Domain · 99 tips and reviews

ELS Universal English CollegeELS Universal English College: Free admission into the general exhibition space. Exhibitions tickets range from $10 - $20.

Sydney Observatory is one of Essential Sydney.

92. Sydney Observatory

8.7
Upper Fort St, Sydney, NSW
Planetarium · Central Business District · 19 tips and reviews

ELS Universal English CollegeELS Universal English College: Visit this museum on astronomy and history. Daytime admission to the gardens and the Observatory exhibitions is free – does not include visiting telescope towers & viewings and 3D theatre sessions.

Australian Museum is one of Essential Sydney.

93. Australian Museum

8.4
6 College St. (at William St.), Sydney, NSW
Museum · Darlinghurst · 73 tips and reviews

Russ W.Russ Weakley: Pop in and check out the mummies. See if you can find Winny Saur Read more.

Pitt Street Mall is one of Essential Sydney.

94. Pitt Street Mall

7.9
Pitt St., Sydney, NSW
Shopping Mall · Sydney City Center · 26 tips and reviews

BoyJupiterBoyJupiter: Slow dkwn and check out the after-work buskers!

The Strand Arcade is one of Essential Sydney.

95. The Strand Arcade

8.5
412-414 George St. (btw King & Market St.), Sydney, NSW
Shopping Mall · Sydney City Center · 36 tips and reviews

Louis VuittonLouis Vuitton: This heritage listed building plays host to a number of high profile Australian designers. Pendalino makes for a perfect lunch break or in the evening an intimate wine bar experience.

Rockpool Bar & Grill is one of Essential Sydney.

96. Rockpool Bar & Grill

8.9
66 Hunter St., Sydney, NSW
Steakhouse · Sydney City Center · 105 tips and reviews

FooderatiFooderati: The much discussed $22 Rockpool burger may have some baulking at the price, but most who have actually tried it would argue that it's twenty two smackaroos well spent. Read more.

Tetsuya's is one of Essential Sydney.

97. Tetsuya's

8.2
529 Kent St., Sydney, NSW
Japanese Restaurant · Sydney City Center · 50 tips and reviews

@JaumePrimero@JaumePrimero: year after year, Tetsuya's is rated one of the world's best restaurants. Good luck getting a reservation, the queue is intense!

Sydney Theatre Company is one of Essential Sydney.

98. Sydney Theatre Company

9.2
Pier 4, Hickson Rd. (opp. Pier 6/7), Sydney, NSW
Theater · 17 tips and reviews

FilFil: Great cafe menu, drinks and atmosphere! Check out The Wharf Sessions!

Cronulla Beach is one of Essential Sydney.

99. Cronulla Beach

9.2
The Esplanade, Cronulla, NSW
Surf Spot · 20 tips and reviews

BeachwikiBeachwiki: Good restaurants and nice parkland around this beach. The Alley between Nth Cronulla has two tidal pools.

Palm Beach is one of Essential Sydney.

100. Palm Beach

9.2
Palm Beach, NSW
Beach · 25 tips and reviews

BeachwikiBeachwiki: The north end is better protected and usually has some good clean waves.

The Domain is one of Essential Sydney.

101. The Domain

8.9
The Domain (nr Mrs Macquaries Rd.), Sydney, NSW
Park · The Domain · 28 tips and reviews

Adrian b.Adrian burca: excellent place especially in summer time (Christmas time)

Manly Fast Ferry is one of Essential Sydney.

102. Manly Fast Ferry

Sydney, NSW
Boat or Ferry · 15 tips and reviews

Marko V.Marko Vasiljevic: 9am ferry is always half empty so rather than waking up way too early and getting pushed around on the ferry sleep in and enjoy your ride.

World Square Shopping Centre is one of Essential Sydney.

103. World Square Shopping Centre

7.3
644 George St. (at Liverpool St.), Sydney, NSW
Shopping Mall · Central Business District · 43 tips and reviews

Jeremy B.Jeremy B: Good shoe shopping and food options

The Galeries is one of Essential Sydney.

104. The Galeries

7.7
500 George St. (also via Pitt St.), Sydney, NSW
Shopping Mall · Sydney City Center · 14 tips and reviews

Eliza S.Eliza Scarpellino: Beautiful new food court. All shops have gone up market. Winner!

Harry's Café De Wheels is one of Essential Sydney.

105. Harry's Café De Wheels

8.6
Cowper Wharf Rd (Dowling St), Sydney, NSW
Food Truck · 57 tips and reviews

FoodspottingFoodspotting: Great Aussie meat pies with a fabulous sea front view. Get a meat pie with mashed potatoes and gravy on top for extra decadence. Just be sure you fend your pie from the preying sea gulls. - Fiona

Monorail Station (Darling Park) is one of Essential Sydney.

106. Monorail Station (Darling Park)

Pyrmont Bridge (at Cockle Bay), Darling Harbour, NSW
Light Rail Station · 5 tips and reviews

高手놀리밑™高手놀리밑™: Get a Smart card if you are riding regularly

Westfield Sydney is one of Essential Sydney.

107. Westfield Sydney

8.0
188 Pitt St. (btwn Pitt St & Castlereagh St), Sydney, NSW
Shopping Mall · Sydney City Center · 137 tips and reviews

Jason J.Jason J: Bring money....lots of money.

Chatswood Chase is one of Essential Sydney.

108. Chatswood Chase

7.6
345 Victoria Ave. (btwn Archer & Havilah St.), Chatswood, NSW
Shopping Mall · 50 tips and reviews

Ross R.Ross Raeburn: Catch the train, parking sucks.

Westfield Chatswood is one of Essential Sydney.

109. Westfield Chatswood

7.1
1 Anderson St., Chatswood, NSW
Shopping Mall · 37 tips and reviews

Hayden M.Hayden M: Markets on thursday. Make sure u get a gozleme!!

Ivy is one of Essential Sydney.

110. Ivy

7.4
330 George St. (btwn Hunter St. & Martin Pl.), Sydney, NSW
Bar · Sydney City Center · 116 tips and reviews

4sq Sydney4sq Sydney: Nocturnal, night life lover? You have arrived!!

Kirribillii Lookout is one of Essential Sydney.

111. Kirribillii Lookout

8.7
Port Jackson, NSW
Scenic Lookout · Milsons Point · 8 tips and reviews

melinda h.melinda herndon: The foreshore of Kirribilli provides the best vantage point for photos of Sydney. Capture the harbour bridge, CBD, Circular Quay & the Opera House in one frame. Take Jeffrey or Milson Ferry stops

T2 Multi-User Domestic Terminal is one of Essential Sydney.

112. T2 Multi-User Domestic Terminal

Keith Smith Avenue (Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (SYD)), Mascot, NSW
Airport Terminal · Sydney Airport · 257 tips and reviews

InnerWestLiveInnerWestLive: Be nice to security when they frisk you or it takes a lot longer (thanks dave)

T1 International Terminal (SYD) is one of Essential Sydney.

113. T1 International Terminal (SYD)

Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (SYD) (Airport Dr.), Mascot, NSW
Airport Terminal · Sydney Airport · 222 tips and reviews

Scott K.Scott Kilmartin: Beyond customs this place is eerily like Bondi Westfields.

T3 Qantas Domestic Terminal is one of Essential Sydney.

114. T3 Qantas Domestic Terminal

Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (SYD) (Domestic Departures Rd.), Mascot, NSW
Airport Terminal · Sydney Airport · 110 tips and reviews

4sq Sydney4sq Sydney: Arrive early... no fun in running to gate and missing out on your foursquare tips ;)

Royal Randwick Racecourse is one of Essential Sydney.

115. Royal Randwick Racecourse

7.0
Alison Rd, Sydney, NSW
Racetrack · Randwick · 20 tips and reviews

GuyGuy: Number 7 in the 3rd is a sure thing

Westfield Bondi Junction is one of Essential Sydney.

116. Westfield Bondi Junction

7.7
500 Oxford St (btwn Grosvenor St & Adelaide St), Bondi Junction, NSW
Shopping Mall · 87 tips and reviews

Tim F.Tim Fitzsimmons: Where all the beautiful people come to shop. You might find more than you bargained for at Bondi Junction Westfield.

117. Paddy's Brewery - The Flemington Markets Hotel

268 Parramatta Rd, Flemington, NSW
Brewery · Inner West · 12 tips and reviews

Frozen S.Frozen Summers: Drink the beer they brew on site. Not the mega swill.

Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre is one of Essential Sydney.

118. Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre

6.3
Olympic Blvd. (at Sarah Durack Ave.), Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
Stadium · 7 tips and reviews

Chloe L.Chloe Lyttle: Check out the Sydney Roller Derby Assassins play against Sun State Roller Girls

The Factory Theatre is one of Essential Sydney.

119. The Factory Theatre

7.7
105 Victoria Rd., Marrickville, NSW
Music Venue · Inner West · 20 tips and reviews

Andrew H.Andrew Harvey: Weird venue layout. The bar has a limited (and pretty poor) range.

Opera Bar is one of Essential Sydney.

120. Opera Bar

9.0
2 Macquarie St. (Lower Concourse Level, Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
Cocktail Bar · Circular Quay · 221 tips and reviews

MakeMyTrip. comMakeMyTrip. com: Opera Bar is well stocked with spirits (their range of gin and vodka is particularly impressive) and beers including Redback (one of the few places in Sydney offering it on tap).

Lindt Chocolat Café is one of Essential Sydney.

121. Lindt Chocolat Café

7.9
104-105 Cockle Bay‎ Wharf, Darling Harbour, NSW
Dessert Shop · 78 tips and reviews

Bo B.Bo Bow: Ice Chocolate....So Yummy!!

Pacific Square Shopping Centre is one of Essential Sydney.

122. Pacific Square Shopping Centre

5.6
737 Anzac Parade (Maroubra Rd.), Maroubra, NSW
Shopping Mall · Eastern Suburbs · 8 tips and reviews

Melinda P.Melinda Pamungkas: Try the fish cocktails at the Fishmarket @ Maroubra

Market City is one of Essential Sydney.

123. Market City

6.7
9-13 Hay St. (at Thomas St.), Haymarket, NSW
Shopping Mall · South Sydney · 40 tips and reviews

calebocalebo: Get the cheapest fruit & veg on Sundays after 4pm. Everything is half price or less! But be warned. The crowd is EPIC!

Bronte Beach is one of Essential Sydney.

124. Bronte Beach

9.4
Bronte Rd., Bronte, NSW
Beach · Eastern Suburbs · 60 tips and reviews

Matt C.Matt Carter: Best place on earth. Just don't tell anyone.

Hordern Pavilion is one of Essential Sydney.

125. Hordern Pavilion

7.3
1 Driver Ave. (nr Lang Rd.), Moore Park, NSW
Event Space · 16 tips and reviews

Trent M.Trent Morton: Always good for a concert.

eVent Cinemas is one of Essential Sydney.

126. eVent Cinemas

6.8
525 George St. (btwn Bathurst & Liverpool Sts), Sydney, NSW
Multiplex · Central Business District · 132 tips and reviews

Jackson C.Jackson Chew: If there is a long queue, prebook online on your phone and jump the queue to ticket pickups.

127. Vivid Sydney - A Festival Of Light, Music & Ideas

Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW
Festival · Sydney City Center · 22 tips and reviews

Josh M.Josh M: Embrace the festival of light. Make sure you visit the whole display and take plenty of photos!

Martin Place is one of Essential Sydney.

128. Martin Place

8.3
Martin Pl., Sydney, NSW
Plaza · Sydney City Center · 31 tips and reviews

Ash D.Ash Donaldson: There's often free entertainment at lunch time. Grab a bite, sit down, & enjoy!

Qantas Credit Union Arena is one of Essential Sydney.

129. Qantas Credit Union Arena

5.9
35 Harbour St., Sydney, NSW
Concert Hall · Haymarket · 21 tips and reviews

Chris C.Chris Chiapoco: Checkout the local street dancers regularly jamming/dancing outside around the "Gate A" area.

BLACK by ezard is one of Essential Sydney.

130. BLACK by ezard

7.5
Level G, The Star, 80 Pyrmont St., Pyrmont, NSW
Australian Restaurant · Pyrmont · 28 tips and reviews

Mooksy ♔.Mooksy ♔: Oysters, spanner crab and especially wagyu flat iron... Oh delicious... Duck is also good!

Mamak is one of Essential Sydney.

131. Mamak

8.6
15 Goulburn St. (Dixon St.), Haymarket, NSW
Malay Restaurant · Central Business District · 195 tips and reviews

Denea G.Denea GourmetRabbit: Sydney cult favorite with another in Chatswood. You'll queue but it's worth it. Roti's light and fluffy and they serve Milo with canned milk. Oh Malaysia, I miss you

Chat Thai is one of Essential Sydney.

132. Chat Thai

8.0
Westfield Sydney (Lvl 6, cnr Pitt St. & Market St.), Sydney, NSW
Thai Restaurant · Sydney City Center · 71 tips and reviews

David S.David Setiawan: The best and consistent thai rest in sydney,must try crisp pork belly n ba m

Chat Thai is one of Essential Sydney.

133. Chat Thai

8.7
20 Campbell St. (nr George St.), Haymarket, NSW
Thai Restaurant · Central Business District · 162 tips and reviews

AskMenAskMen: The steamed barramundi in a sweet red curry sauce, spangled with curls of fresh coriander is as Thai-t a fish main as you’re ever likely to eat.

134. Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐)

8.8
World Square, 644 George St., Sydney, NSW
Dumpling Restaurant · Central Business District · 146 tips and reviews

FooderatiFooderati: Thinnest xiao long bao pastry in Sydney. Preserved egg with pork floss and tofu, french beans with pork mince, cucumber salad, drunken chicken, all reliably good. Read more.

Chefs Gallery is one of Essential Sydney.

135. Chefs Gallery

7.5
Shop 12 (facing Bathurst St) Ground Floor Regent Place, 501 George St., Sydney, NSW
Chinese Restaurant · Central Business District · 109 tips and reviews

Citra E.Citra Elfi: the pork floss roti is soo good! handmade spicy noodles r recommended, we ordrd chic noodle n spicy prawn+pork wonton noodle, theyre both great! also try the shanghai cold noodle if yu dont eat spicy.

Sydney Arcade is one of Essential Sydney.

136. Sydney Arcade

Pitt St. Mall (Market St.), Sydney, NSW
Shopping Mall · Sydney City Center · No tips or reviews
The Corso is one of Essential Sydney.

137. The Corso

8.0
The Corso & Darley Rd, Manly, NSW
Plaza · Manly · 10 tips and reviews

Richard G.Richard Gallagher: The Corso connects the ferry wharf to the ocean beach. Lined with bars/restaurants, ice cream shops and surf shops.

The Coca-Cola Billboard is one of Essential Sydney.

138. The Coca-Cola Billboard

6.7
Darlinghurst Rd, Kings Cross, NSW
Monument / Landmark · Eastern Suburbs · 13 tips and reviews

MarkMark: The gatekeeper of all that is good and is bad.

Parliament House is one of Essential Sydney.

139. Parliament House

6.5
6 Macquarie Street (Martin Place), Sydney, NSW
Capitol Building · Martin Place · 6 tips and reviews

Melker T.Melker Ture: Amazing history that is made every day. Public gallery access to art work and historical rooms and documents

Oxford Art Factory is one of Essential Sydney.

140. Oxford Art Factory

8.0
38-46 Oxford St., Darlinghurst, NSW
Music Venue · 35 tips and reviews

Geoff K.Geoff Kim: Shortlisted for best bar entertainment - TimeOut Sydney Bar Awards 2012 Read more.

Centennial Park is one of Essential Sydney.

141. Centennial Park

9.4
Grand Dr. (Oxford St.), Centennial Park, NSW
Park · Eastern Suburbs · 61 tips and reviews

Virginia G.Virginia Gordon: You can still see part of the blue line on the road that was used for the runners in the Marathon in the Sydney Olympics - a magical time in this wonderful park

Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre is one of Essential Sydney.

142. Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre

7.2
19 Roseby St., Drummoyne, NSW
Shopping Mall · Birkenhead Point · 45 tips and reviews

Josh M.Josh M: Few bargains to be had, good views from northern end cafes