Discover Sydney

​Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds the world's largest natural harbour and sprawls about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north and Macarthur to the south. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". There's so many things to do! 

Here are a few suggestions: 

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Located only a short 2-minute walk from ICC Sydney, the stunning Chinese Garden of Friendship is a hidden oasis from the hustle and bustle that respectfully recreates the philosophy and harmony of a traditional Chinese garden in its waterfalls, lakes, koi fishponds, exotic plants, pavilions and hidden pathways.

Opening hours
9.30am – 5pm (Apr–Sep)
9.30am – 5.30pm (Oct–Mar)

FREE ENTRY – simply show your delegate pass to the front desk.


Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring an outdoor 'gallery' of extraordinary lighting sculptures, a cutting-edge contemporary music program, some of the world's most important creative industry forums and, of course, the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails.


The Sydney Tower Eye

Sydney Tower Eye is a great place to use as a starting point from which to get your bearings when visiting Sydney for the first time. Offering magical 360-degree views of the city, it will give you not only some panoramic scenery to look at by also an idea as to what and where everything is situated which can help greatly for planning out your transport options for the rest of your trip.

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Hang out with Kangaroos at Koala Park Sanctuary

Koala Park was created in the 1920's and officially opened in October of 1930 by the founder Noel Burnet. He became alarmed at the high numbers of koalas shot for the large export fur trade. Even though the park is named after the Koalas the true stars are the kangaroos! They hide at the extremity of the park in an open access pen. It's a bit of a must when visiting Australia. 


The Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House stands apart from the rest of the harbour's icons. Perhaps Australia's most famous man-made icon worldwide, the Sydney Opera House is a unique feat of architectural design and engineering that helps add tremendously to the character of the already scenic Sydney Harbour. It has been labelled as one of the great iconic buildings of the entire 20th century, and is an image of great beauty that has become known throughout the world as a symbol for not only the city of Sydney, but for the entire country and continent of Australia.


Explore the Jenolan Caves

The famous caves of the Blue Mountains are by far the largest and most impressive in the region. Experience adventure caving, scenic bush walks and Australian Aboriginal culture at the same time.


Have a Swim at Bondi Icebergs Pool

It's the most photographed ocean pool in Australia at Sydney's most famous beach, the baths had become a landmark of Bondi for 100 years. Situated close to the affluent eastern suburbs of Sydney, Bondi owes its popularity not only to its location but also to its great sand and clean waters while sitting close to the largest population centre in all of Australia. 


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