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As one of the most exciting and popular destinations for expats to relocate to, Sydney is bursting with fabulous attractions and activities for new residents to enjoy.
A great way for expats to find their bearings and familiarise themselves with this stunning city is to take a tour, learn about its history and do some sightseeing in Sydney while getting to know the public transport system.
Recommended attractions in Sydney
Bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Sydney’s beaches are one of its main attractions. The city's sunny shores offer the perfect setting to while away a few hours soaking up the sun, engaging in the fun water sports and the assortment of surfside activities on offer here. Don’t miss the iconic Bondi Beach, a local hotspot, and don’t forget the sunscreen.
One of Sydney’s most famous landmarks, Harbour Bridge stretches across the river, connecting the CBD to the North Shore. There’s no better way to view Sydney than to climb to the top of the bridge and look out over the harbour and across to the famous Opera House.
Royal Botanic Gardens
These sprawling grounds in the heart of Sydney contain thousands of species of plants and features paths that criss-cross their way around its ponds, sculptures and horticultural areas.
Sydney Opera House
The world-renowned Sydney Opera House is one of the city’s architectural masterpieces. The complex consists of a Concert Hall that seats over 2,500 people and boasts some of the finest acoustics in the world, as well as two proscenium theatres, a playhouse, a studio and an outdoor forecourt.
The tallest free-standing building in the city and the second tallest in the southern hemisphere, the Sydney Tower is a great place to admire the breathtaking view across the harbour. Its observation deck towers above the city and features an enclosed viewing platform.
►For more entertainment options, have a look at our roundup of What's On in Sydney
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