Sydney enjoys many monikers, including the distinction of being the cultural, culinary and sports capital of Australia. You can find information on where to eat and drink here, but what else is there to do during your conference downtime?
Sydney Opera House
One of Australia’s most recognisable landmarks, the Sydney Opera House is not to be missed. An architectural masterpiece, you can take in a show or jump on a tour of the venue. Alternatively, there are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby from where you can take in the breathtaking view. For more information, visit: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/
BridgeClimb Sydney is a quintessential Australian experience that takes you on a journey to the top of the nation’s most famous and celebrated structure – the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Join more than four million people from around the world who have climbed to the summit of this world-famous bridge, completed in 1932. You’ll enjoy spectacular 360 degree views across the Harbour and beyond. For more information, visit: http://www.bridgeclimb.com/
The award-winning Taronga Zoo is always popular with families and tourists. It is home to over 4,000 animals, including native wildlife and exotic animals. If you fancy making a day of it, you can take a 12 minute ferry ride from the city. There are daily keeper talks, access to Sky Safari (Sydney’s only cable car) and Wild Ropes (a new attraction featuring suspension bridges and obstacles with views of Sydney Harbour). For more information, visit: http://www.taronga.org.au/
Founded in 1827, the Australian Museum was Australia’s first ever museum. With free general admission, you can enjoy the Prehistoric Playground, as well as over 21.9 million objects and specimens. The museum is a dynamic source of reliable scientific information on some of the most pressing environmental and social challenges of our time. For more information, visit: https://australian.museum/
Queen Victoria Building
Fancy a spot of shopping? Rich in history and architecturally splendid, the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) occupies an entire block on Sydney's George Street. It is home to over 180 of Sydney's finest fashion boutiques, jewellery shops and homewares, accompanied by delightful cafes and restaurants. For more information, visit: http://www.qvb.com.au/
With more than 100 beaches lining the coast, Sydney’s beach lifestyle soaks into the whole city. Some of the best beaches in Sydney include Bondi, Coogee, Manly and Cronulla. You can enjoy swimming, surfing, snorkelling, water sports, beachside dining and coastal walks. Or just grab an ice cream, wriggle your toes in the soft white sand and relax in the sun. Just remember to stay safe: always swim between the flags and pay attention to the advice of lifesavers.