Local attractions

Sydney has so much to offer before, during and after the conference. From world-leading dining to non-stop cultural events, there is no city quite like Sydney.

Festivals and Events

Sydney’s thriving art and culture scene offers an abundance of experiences to inspire and delight. Sydney’s strong line-up of events earned the city the inaugural global award for World’s Best Festival and Event City in five consecutive years up to 2015. Take your pick from the arts or sport and attend a performance by the Sydney Dance Company, Sydney Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Theatre, or Opera Australia under the Opera House sails. For avid sports fans, Sydney’s leading sports venues are crammed full of cricket, soccer, rugby union, rugby league, AFL, and basketball.

Walks and Tours

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a stunning 360-degree view of the harbour city or take a tour of the Sydney Opera House for a behind-the-scenes look at this World Heritage-listed marvel or enjoy a star-studded performance. Stroll along Manly beach or soak in the beautiful views of the coast while on the Manly to Spit Bridge walk. 


World-class dining

Spoilt for choice with produce second to none, Sydney delights with one of the most eclectic cuisines in the world, thanks to its rich cultural diversity. Did you know that 23 of Australian Gourmet Traveller’s Top 50 Restaurants for 2020 are based in Sydney? Acclaimed chefs, access to year-round fresh local produce and fine restaurants in beautiful locations combined with a laid-back lifestyle, give Sydney’s food and wine culture a flavour of its own.


Shop up a storm – from luxury labels and leading department stores in the CBD, to the beachside weekend markets for trinkets and emerging designers, the designer outlets or Paddy’s Markets for souvenirs and bargains, there’s something for everyone.

Learn more about all that Sydney has to offer here.