Vital Facts and Numbers
Currency: Australian Dollar
Dialling Code: +612
Emergency Number: 000 (police, fire and ambulance)
Where To Stay
Pier One Sydney Barbour, Autograph Collection
… for a unique wharf hotel that resides in the shadow of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, combining modern luxury with Australian heritage architecture.
Address: 11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 8298 9999
… for a grand, sophisticated hotel located in the buzzing heart of Sydney’s business district, within the heritage listed Sydney General Post Office building
Address: 1 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 8223 1111
… for charming sophistication located within a heritage-listed pub in Sydney’s historic Rocks district with 360º views of Sydney Harbour from the rooftop restaurant and bar
Address: 35 Bettington Street, Millers Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 9018 0123
Where To Eat
The Boathouse Shelly Beach
… for a sunny, stylish restaurant with lush, tranquil, gardens and an inventive brunch menu, a short ferry ride away from the city
Address: 1 Marine Parade, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 9934 9977
… for modern, inventive Italian dishes served in an airy, upscale wharf setting
Address: Area 8, 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, Sydney NSW 2011, Australia Telephone: +61 2 9368 7488
… for creative and upscale Modern Australian cuisine, located on Sydney Harbour in an award winning restaurant
Address: Overseas Passenger Terminal, Hickson Rd, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 9251 5600
What To Do
Sydney Theatre Company
… for a chance to see Australia’s flagship theatre company, presenting home grown dramas and comedies
Address: The Wharf, Pier 4, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia Telephone: +61 2 9250 1777
… for a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the middle of Sydney Harbour hosting arts and cultural events, showcasing Sydney’s maritime and convict history
Address: Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 8969 2100
Sydney Royal Botanic Garden and The Domain
… for a chance to soak up the spectacular views of Sydney Harbour as your explore 64 hectares of Australia’s oldest botanic garden, home to 8,900 plant species and almost 4,000 trees
Address: Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 9231 8111
With The Family
Visit Landmarks and Meet Wild Animals
Climb the arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, step outside on the summit of the Sydney Tower or take the kids on some fast and fun rides at Luna Park. Get up close to animals and sea life at Taronga Zoo and Sydney Aquarium.
Explore Galleries and Museums
Powerhouse Museum offers interactive, fascinating exhibitions to help introduce children to different aspects of art, science and technology. Art lovers will enjoy the Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Sydney is the leading financial centre in the Asia Pacific and has Australia’s largest economy.
The headquarters of the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Australian Securities Exchange are both located in Sydney. The city is home to the headquarters of over 75% of all Australia’s foreign and domestic banks. In 20132014, Sydney’s output accounted for approximately one-fifth of Australia’s GDP.
Analysts at Forbes magazine have named Sydney as the eighth most influential city in the world, tied with Beijing. Their assessment was based on a range of factors, including the concentration of corporate headquarters, amount of foreign investment, financial services, ease of air travel and business dominance.
Sydney Visitor Centre – The Rocks
Address: Corner of Argyle and Playfair Street, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia Telephone: +61 2 8273 0000
Opening Hours: Open daily 9.30am – 5.30pm (except Christmas Day and Good Friday) Website: http://www.bestof.com.au/nsw/sydney