Australian city Sydney is a popular holiday destination with many famous attractions. However, here is a list of 15 off-the-beaten path attractions for you to truly enjoy Sydney the way locals do.


Lane Cove National Park

The park, located at Lane Cove in New South Wales, offers great canoeing and walking prospects.


Camping at Woolwich on New Year’s Eve will offer you a vantage point for fantastic views of the fireworks display in the city, which is said to be one of the most elaborate firework displays in the world.

Clifton Gardens

The Clifton Gardens at Mosman has a beautiful beach with a sheltered playground quite close to it, making it ideal for families with small children.

Ritz, Randwick or Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Cremorne

Enjoy movies in old, preserved theatres that were built in 1930s with antiquated designs showing cult classics at the Ritz in Randwick or the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in Cremorne.

Collins Flat Beach

Located in Spring Cove, the Collins Flat Beach has picturesque waterfalls that make it a perfect place for a picnic and a swim.

Barrenjoey Head Lighthouse

The Barrenjoey Head Lighthouse in Palm Beach is a good spot for whale spotting during the whale watching season.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art allows visitors to enjoy the gallery’s permanent collection of remarkable modern designs for free every day of the week.

Pylon of Harbour Bridge

The pylon of Harbour Bridge offers fantastic views of surrounding Sydney for just eleven bucks!

McKell Park

The McKell Park at Darling Point is another vantage point to have great views of New Year’s Eve fireworks in Sydney. The amazing harbour views and the park’s greenery make it a popular location for weddings.

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

The Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in North Sydney is a great escape to seek solitude and to enjoy adventure activities. It is a great place for bushwalking, cycling and fishing.

Arthur McElhone Reserve

The Arthur McElhone Reserve at Elizabeth Bay is a pond full of carp with lush grass surroundings. It is a good scenic spot for relaxing after a hard day’s work.

Wattamolla Beach

Located in the Royal National Park, the Wattamolla Beach has scenic surroundings with a lagoon, waterfall and walking tracks, making it a good picnic spot. The place is a popular for offering swimming, fishing, snorkelling and bushwalking opportunities.

China Town

Sydney’s China Town is an exciting place to visit. There are some good bargains every Friday night on clothes or other random stuff. The place is also a must-visit for its delicious street food.

Auburn Botanic Gardens

The Auburn Botanic Gardens in Auburn is a visual delight during the blossom season, when the garden seems like a carpet of pink colour!

St James’ and St Mary’s Churches

These are two of Sydney’s most charming churches and they are situated close to each other. The architecture of St Mary’s reflects English Neo-Gothic style, while St James’ reflects elegant architecture and designs and was designed by a convict architect James Greenway.

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