Things to Do in Sydney CBD
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During your stay at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, our friendly concierge team can offer expert recommendations for the best things to do in Australia’s Harbour City. Many attractions lie within walking distance of the hotel, including the well-manicured grounds of The Royal Botanic Garden and the world-famous shells of the Sydney Opera House. Drive across the Sydney Harbour Bridge or ride the ferry to see the wildlife at Taronga Zoo, or walk to the Darling Harbour area to experience the underwater wonders at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.
- Circular Quay - 500 m
One of the most popular transportation hubs for attractions along Sydney Harbour and in the CBD, Circular Quay is the perfect place to watch ships come in as you enjoy a drink from one of the harbourside restaurants.
- The Sydney Tower Eye - 500 m
Ascend 258 metres for unparalleled views of the harbour from the observation deck of Sydney Tower, the city’s tallest structure.
Tel: +61 2 9333 9222
- Barangaroo - 1 km
Discover Sydney’s newest waterfront district by exploring its upmarket shops, local restaurants and art exhibits dedicated to the area’s rich Aboriginal culture. You can easily walk to Barangaroo via the Wynyard Walk, a pedestrian-friendly path that begins at Wynyard Station.
Tel: +61 2 9255 1700
- Sydney Harbour Bridge - 1 km
For an open-air adventure, climb 136 metres above Sydney Harbour for stunning 360-degree views. You can also see the bridge from below with a ferry ride or dinner cruise, or hire a bicycle to cross the bridge at your own pace.
- Sydney Opera House - 1 km
This world-famous architectural marvel hosts thousands of shows each year across its multiple venues, from Shakespearean plays and epic operas like Aida to quirky folk concerts and the rhythmic performances of the Bangarra Dance Theatre.
Tel: +61 2 9250 7111
Zoos and outdoor exhibits
- The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney - 500 m
Bordering the waters of Circular Quay, Australia’s oldest botanic garden has preserved and displayed the region’s natural beauty since 1816. After touring the fascinating Pollination floral exhibit, stop by the Garden Shop to purchase your own bit of nature.
Tel: +61 2 9231 8111
- WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 1 km
Travel through a rainforest and under the waves of the Pacific in a single afternoon at Sydney’s premier zoo and aquarium. The zoo features some of Australia’s most famous residents — kangaroos, koalas and platypuses — in gorgeously re-created habitats. For the adventurous, the aquarium lets you dive with sharks, sea turtles and stingrays in the Shark Harbour exhibit.
- Luna Park - 1.8 km
Situated on Milsons Point, this iconic amusement park provides hours of fun with thrill rides, haunted houses, dodgem cars and one of the country’s largest collections of pinball machines.
Tel: +61 2 9922 6644
- Taronga Zoo Sydney - 4 km
Catch a ferry to Taronga Zoo, home to more than 4,000 animals that include wombats, tree kangaroos, Tasmanian devils and Sumatran tigers. If your children want to monkey around, let them climb the ropes course or meet a squirrel monkey in the interactive Jungle Walk exhibit.
Tel: +61 2 9969 2777