The most well known Sydney landmark building is of course the Sydney Opera House with its prime position on Sydney Harbour, others famous landmarks include North and South Heads (on the harbour), the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Tower and Central Railway Station.
City Centre Landmarks
Amongst the landmarks found in the Sydney City Centre, there are buildings that date back to the early days of the Colony of NSW. Others were built during the Gold Rush years and reflected the city’s wealth and status at the time.
From the oldest part of the city, The Rocks and Circular Quay, to the newest such as Darling Harbour, there are some great places to visit, whether your interested in Sydney and Australia history, architecture, the arts, entertainment, a few drinks with friends, or a night on the town.
Just to the west of the city centre is Darling Harbour, purpose redeveloped as a gathering place and entertainment district. The city centre is the Central Business District (CBD), but has a great collection of places to shop such as the Pitt Street Mall and the Queen Victoria Building.
To the east of the Sydney CBD are the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Domain, which with Hyde Park form a green border.
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is located at Bennelong Point, at Sydney Cove, where Australia was originally settled by the First Fleet’s convicts and their guards. If your here for your first visit, this is a good place to begin your explorations of Sydney.
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Photo: Sydney Opera House, Sydney Cove
Sydney CBD Map
Map of Inner Sydney Australia showing shopping areas in yellow, including Darling Harbour Sydney CBD Map.
You can find places to stay in throughout Sydney - luxury hotels to motels and caravan parks. Hotels available includes a wide range of styles to suit almost any budget.