Located on the coast of the Pacific ocean in Australia, Sydney is a major world financial and cultural centre. A large cosmopolitan city, Sydney is the capital of New South Wales. It boasts an abundance of natural beauty — meandering coastlines, a natural harbour, miles of spectacular sandy beaches and rocky shorelines. Combine this with a pleasant climate throughout the year and you have the perfect tourist destination. Sydney's appeal is not just limited to its beautiful natural surroundings. It also boasts many first class museums, an outstanding art gallery, an abundance of great shopping, restaurants and more.
Whether you choose guided, or self-guided tours, you will find everything you need to plan your visit right here in our Sydney Trip Planner. Public transit is a good alternative to guided tours for visiting many points of interest and attractions throughout the city. Most are located just a short walk from at least one Sydney train station or ferry wharf with only a few needing the addition of a short bus ride. You will find easy to follow, verified transit directions for each one making it easy to plan your route. Get a detailed overview of each attraction complete with reviews, photos, video, map and directions. On smart phones you'll find a quick link to real time transit and walking directions. You can also choose from a wide range of guided tours — another great option for sightseeing and exploring. Either way, when it comes to planning your trip to Sydney we've got you covered.
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