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Sydney Central Business District awaits: its opera, architecture, gardens, and more!

Discover the metropolitan area of Sydney Central Business District—a bustling port, gourmet restaurants, and top sights from Sydney Tower to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Known for

Shopping, Opera Houses and Ports

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Top Hotels in Sydney Central Business District

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
¥17,698
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.5/5Wonderful! (3,589 reviews)

"Wonderful service went extra mile. Thanks for complementary sparkling light wine. Heartly recommended wonderful buffet. Excellent location close to landmarks.Appreciated friendly staff. From: Leon USA"…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney
PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney
4.5 out of 5
150 Day St, Sydney, NSW
¥14,358
per night
Nov 4 - Nov 5
4.5/5Wonderful! (3,134 reviews)

"Fantastic location l! Indoor pool would have made it perfect. But great comfortable stay."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney
Meriton Suites Sussex Street
Meriton Suites Sussex Street
5 out of 5
234 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW
¥9,150
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28
4.7/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)

"- New, clean and modern - Free WIFI - Close to all city hot spots - Friendly service"…"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Meriton Suites Sussex Street
Travelodge Hotel Sydney
Travelodge Hotel Sydney
4 out of 5
27 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney, NSW
¥9,557
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
3.8/5Good! (3,568 reviews)

"Great value for money. It's an old hotel but the location is good and does the job."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Travelodge Hotel Sydney
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
5 out of 5
11 Jamison Street, Sydney, NSW
¥13,090
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28
4.5/5Wonderful! (3,702 reviews)

"Loved the great service - everyone we dealt with was fabulous, including the concierge, prior to arriving. The bathroom was huge, and the room was a great size too. The pool area is one of the nicest that we have had at a hotel. We had one of the standard rooms, so no view, but that was totally acceptable ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
InterContinental Sydney
InterContinental Sydney
5 out of 5
117 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW
¥16,689
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
4.5/5Wonderful! (3,065 reviews)

"Great location making it easy to get around. Helpful staff, spacious clean room with good amenities."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

InterContinental Sydney

Popular things to do in Sydney Central Business District

Sydney Opera House
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Sydney Opera House

4.5/5(1,296 reviews)

One of the world’s most famous buildings is surprisingly accessible; take in a show or just take a stroll to admire this astonishing building.

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

4.5/5(178 reviews)

Discover Australia’s diverse marine environments, from the Great Barrier Reef to the wild Southern Ocean, right in the heart of Sydney.

Sydney Tower
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Sydney Tower

4.5/5(348 reviews)

Australia’s tallest observation tower offers incredible views, and is the perfect way to become familiar with Sydney’s layout.

Sydney Town Hall
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Sydney Town Hall

4/5(152 reviews)

Discover one of Australia’s most historic and beautiful civic buildings at this popular meeting place in the heart of Sydney’s city centre.

Royal Botanic Gardens
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Royal Botanic Gardens

4.5/5(492 reviews)

Escape Sydney’s busy downtown and enjoy the winding pathways, art installations and rose gardens of this lush haven.

Capitol Theatre
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Capitol Theatre

4/5(22 reviews)

Get tickets for a show at Capitol Theatre, one of the favorite theaters in Haymarket. Experience the entertainment choices and renowned opera in this vibrant area.

Top activities in Sydney Central Business District

Sydney Opera House Guided Tour
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Sydney Opera House Guided Tour

¥3,027

Discover the history and magic of the world-renowned Sydney Opera House with this Guided Tour that takes you beneath the world-famous sails. Go behind the scenes and hear the controversial story of the building's construction, as emotional and dramatic as any opera plot.

Sydney Tower Buffet Lunch or Dinner
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Sydney Tower Buffet Lunch or Dinner

¥4,325

Treat yourself to a feast for the eyes, mouth, and stomach with admission to the unforgettable buffet at the iconic Sydney Tower. Dine on a selection of more than 60 dishes ranging in style from Australian to Italian to Thai while basking in 360-degree views of the city as the restaurant revolves.

Sydney City Highlights Day Tour
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Sydney City Highlights Day Tour

¥7,136

Explore all of Sydney's famous sights in 1 day! From the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge to the famous Bondi Beach and bustling Kings Cross. Your guide will show you the highlights around every corner! You'll be picked up from your hotel and head north towards Manly, crossing over the incredible Sydney Harbour Bridge.

BridgeClimb Experience at Sydney Harbour Bridge
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BridgeClimb Experience at Sydney Harbour Bridge

¥19,317

Climb to the arched peak of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for unforgettable panoramic views of the city skyline and harbor. With a professional climber to lead the way, scale catwalks and ladders to reach the 440-foot (134-m) top and soak up bird's-eye views of the Sydney Opera House and beyond.

Sydney Attractions Pass including SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
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Sydney Attractions Pass including SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

¥4,685

See all that Sydney has to offer with the convenience of a single pass that lets you choose between 2 or 3 of the Harbour City's most popular and well-loved attractions. Start with admission to the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and then choose other attractions to enjoy on your own schedule.

Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

¥3,763

Discover the streets of Sydney and the sandy shores of Bondi Beach as you cruise around town on an open-air, double-decker bus. Experience all the excitement of Australia's famous harbour city, hopping on and off at more than 30 stops near great attractions.

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Walking Sydney
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Walking Sydney

Seeing the sights in Sydney on foot

Other neighborhoods in Sydney

Wynyard
Sydney is such a great place to roam around. I really enjoyed my second visit to this marvelous city. I recommend all of you to visit this amazing place at least once in your life time.
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Wynyard

Known for Friendly People, Ports, Walking

Abundant dining options, waterfront views are just a few notable features Wynyard is known for, and you can get around the area by hopping on the metro at Wynyard Station.

Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour which includes central business district, night scenes and a bay or harbor

Darling Harbour

Known for Ports, Shopping, Dining

4.5/5(204 reviews)

Once the site of rusting railroad yards and wharves, one of Sydney’s greatest urban renewal projects now buzzes with museums, boutiques and eateries.

Victoria Cross
View of the Harbor from North Sydney.

There are some really gorgeous houses in North Sydney, and obviously stunning views! There's also Luna Park, a super cute amusement park right on the water.

The walk across the bridge was pretty great also!
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Victoria Cross

Known for

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Victoria Cross and surrounding area, you can visit Luna Park and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Chatswood CBD
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Chatswood CBD

Known for

While visiting Chatswood CBD, you might make a stop by sights like Mandarin Center and Chatswood Mall.

Maroubra South
Such an amazing spot to watch the sunrise. The rock pool is amazing and well worth the trip on a warm morning, one of my favorite places too chill and get some gorgeous photos!
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Maroubra South

Known for

While there might not be top attractions in Maroubra South, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Maroubra Beach and Wedding Cake Island.

Collaroy Beach
The sand is white, the water is clear. There is a rocky section where at the right time
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Collaroy Beach

Known for

When in Collaroy Beach, you can plan a visit to Narrabeen Beach and Dee Why Beach, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.