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Best things to do in Sydney

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Australian Restaurant
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“Located at the top of Sydney Custom's house. Another restaurant best enjoyed at sunset/twilight whilst looking over at Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. ”
53 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Take the ferry from Circular Quay across to Manly and back for a good sail on the harbour. Great shots of the Opera House, Bridge and City from the ferry. Beatiful family beach in Manly.”
46 locals recommend
Bar
“Seasonal cocktails in a cosy, low-lit bar with distressed decor, bare lightbulbs and wall art. ”
3 locals recommend
Pier
“Catch a ferry to Manly, Rose Bay, Watsons Bay, Darling Harbour or further West into Parramatta.”
7 locals recommend
Food
“Best ice cream in Sydney, grab one on your way to the ferry wharf at Circular Quay ”
5 locals recommend
Café
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“One of the clutch of new cafes and bars that are rejuvenating Sydney’s laneways, Cabrito Coffee Traders below Bulletin Place Bar has come into its own.”
4 locals recommend
Establishment
“Situated at circular quay this library /Newspaper reading , computer lounge facility has a fantastic under floor city model- a must see!”
2 locals recommend
Office
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“Newest food hall in the area. Actually really great variety of food on offer - everything from Egyptian, Vietnamese, Sushi, Thai, a Creperie, & even Zumbo's macaroons (not my thing, but hey. they look great). ”
1 local recommends
Creperie
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“If you're craving for French crepes - this is THE place. It's along Circular Quay so you can take a walk to view the Opera house etc. afterwards!”
2 locals recommend
Pier
“The normal ferry to Manly does a longer route around Rose Bay, Watsons Bay - great sightseeing of the large waterfront houses and beaches”
1 local recommends
Train Station
“Circular Quay train station can get you almost anywhere in Sydney. Hop off the ferry at Circular Quay and opposite from Wharf 4 you'll see the train station.”
9 locals recommend
Route
“The Basement is the oldest licensed music venue in Sydney. The first place I ever worked, serving Old Fashioneds and soaking up the sounds of some true jazz and blues legends. Bookings recommended. ”
2 locals recommend
Establishment
1 local recommends
Pier
“Train station, bus interchange and ferry terminal... you can go anywhere from here!”
2 locals recommend