A koala clings to a branch.

Zoos and Animal Sanctuaries in Kuranda, Australia

If you’re a fan of things that creep and crawl, fly and flutter, you’ll find your fill in Kuranda’s zoos. Children especially enjoy these attractions, though there’s certainly enough to keep adults entertained with the sheer variety of species and the chance to sight wildlife up-close and personal without a trip into the bush.

Msuhrooms growing on a tree in Finch Hatton Gorge, Eungella National Park.

Visit Eungella National Park in Australia

Australia’s largest national park is famous for its platypus, the unique egg-laying mammal with its distinctive duck’s bill, which is notoriously shy and rarely spotted in the wild. A visit here virtually guarantees that you see one any time of year.

The Kuranda skyrail travels above the rainforest canopy.

Discover Kuranda, Australia

Quaint, colorful Kuranda is a day trip worth its while. This little village is bustling and brimming with things to do and see. From art galleries to markets, from animal experiences to hikes, Kuranda is like a vacation from your vacation. And it’s not just a destination—the journey there and back is just as exciting.

Zebra sculptures look out over the ocean in Sydney, Australia.

Bondi Beach to Coogee Coastal Walk

Bondi Beach hardly needs an introduction—its fame has spread beyond Australia’s shores. But one thing that is a must-do, even if it will take you away from the beach, is the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk.

A tour guide answers questions for the women in his tour group.

Take a Walking Tour of Sydney

Taking a walking tour of Sydney is an excellent way to see the sights relevant to your interests and learn about the city and its history. Here are some recommended tours, both self-guided and with a group, that are among the most interesting, unique, and downright fun options offered.

A pair of bicycles resting against a barrier in Sydney's Centennial Park.

Biking Around Sydney

Take in Sydney’s historic sights and cycle across the Sydney Harbour Bridge with an experienced guide, head to the mountains, or simply enjoy a casual ride on your own. Here are tours, guides, and popular biking areas, along with rental shops.

Botany Bay, Sydney, Australia, at sunset.

Sydney’s Best Day Trips

Day trips offered in and around Sydney are mostly outdoor excursions immersing you in the land and culture of the country. These are tours in every sense of the word, which means you can expect a comfortable, accessible experience with nothing more challenging than a walk. Included are two great recommendations for sticking to the city or venturing out into the bush for more than a day.

People silhouetted against a blue sky climbing Sydney's Harbour Bridge.

Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

The best way to really appreciate the Sydney Harbour Bridge is to climb it. There are about 200 steps to get to the top, but the views are some of the best in Sydney. Here are all the ins and outs of BridgeClimb, including types of tours offered and a brief summary of what to expect from the experience.

A stunning Koroit Boulder Inlay Gem Opal Pendant of brilliant fire and color.

Unique Shopping in Sydney

Shopping in Sydney for a unique gift or treat for yourself runs the gamut from fine jewelry to bargain-store trinkets to discovering a true hidden bookstore treasure. If you’d like a shopping experience as much about the hunt as the find, read on for some of Sydney’s best independent and specialty shops.

Looking back towards the Oxford Street entrance to the Paddington Reservoir Gardens through the Victorian fern garden.

Gardens and Parks to Visit in Sydney

Whether you’re looking for a great walking park, stunning vistas, somewhere to spend an active day with the family or simply a pleasant place to sit alone with a coffee and a good book, one of these gardens and parks in Sydney will definitely do the trick.