Culture on every corner in Sydney
Discover a whole new world. Book flights to Sydney and explore a surfer’s paradise with unique flora and fauna, gorgeous vineyards and fascinating museums. See the city from the Sydney Tower, the highest building in town. Stroll through the iconic harbour, and visit the equally well-known Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. With dozens of beaches within the city limit, there is plenty to do day and night. And Sydney’s restaurants are Australia’s finest, especially for gourmet globetrotters.
Green metropolis with a laid-back feel
The ambiance in the city is always laid-back, partly due to the very pleasant climate. This also makes Sydney an excellent place for a picnic, for example in the harbour district. Situated between the North Harbour, Middle Harbour and Sydney Harbour you’ll find Chinese gardens and lovely parks. Here you can relax for a while before you continue to visit one of the many museums. The Powerhouse and the Art Gallery of New South Wales come especially highly recommended. Sydney is the ideal destination for a city trip, as well as a perfect starting point for a longer holiday in Australia: Book your flight to Sydney now!
Perfect start for a touring holiday
There is also plenty to do outside of the city. Stay on the lookout for kangaroos, parrots and koalas during a trip to the Royal National Park. And be sure to visit the famous eucalyptus forests in the Blue Mountains. For swimming, diving and sunbathing, visit one of the 70 nearby beaches, such as the popular Manly Beach. As the oldest wine region in the country, Hunter Valley is the perfect valley for wine tasting, and it’s only a two-hour drive from Sydney. Sydney is the ideal destination for a city trip, as well as a perfect starting point for a longer holiday in Australia: Book your flight to Sydney now!
Flights to Sydney for a unique holiday
Find a cheap ticket to Sydney? With KLM your holiday begins the moment you step onboard. Your journey will fly by with your own entertainment set on intercontinental flights: Free films, games and music. Enjoy our selection of snacks or a tasty dinner and drinks. Add in our many handy extra services (some available for a supplement) and you’ll be in Australia before you know it.
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This event, which started a few years ago as a running event for 6,000 participants in the American city of Phoenix, has grown into one of the most famous sports festivals in the world. After editions in Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, New York and 150 other cities, and with more than 1 million participants worldwide, The Color Run will be descending on Sydney this year – and it is raining powder in all the colours of the rainbow.
Bicentennial Park is located approximately 16 kilometres outside downtown Sydney and is the perfect spot for a picnic on the grassy shore of Lake Belvedere. But before you eat, build up your appetite with a nice walk, or hire a bicycle for a ride through the beautiful environment. The park also attracts bird watchers who enjoy walking along the wooden walkways through the mangroves.
Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens boast an exceptional location: east of the Opera House and overlooking the Harbour Bridge. The gardens offer a beautiful nature setting. Nearby you will also find Farm Cove, the first farm on Australian soil. This is a wonderful spot for a relaxing outing and to learn more about Australian flora.
The city of Sydney is world famous for its beautiful beaches: kilometres of golden sand along the azure Pacific Ocean set against the backdrop of a stunning metropolis. The coastline is dotted with more than 100 beaches, from intimate coves to crowded wide sandy beaches near the harbour. Australia’s most famous beach by far is Bondi Beach, a must for visitors to Sydney.
Impressive cliffs rising from the Pacific Ocean and inlets hiding beautiful sandy beaches. Sydney’s coast line is a worthwhile attraction in itself, where lush green parks and the majestic city skyline compete for beauty. To explore this region at a leisurely pace, take some time and set out on a coastal walk.
Sydney is known as one of the most beautiful beach destinations in the world. With more than 100 beaches to choose from, sunbathers may have a hard time deciding just where to spread their towel. Beaches such as Bondi, Bronte and Manly are world famous for their superb location. For those looking for a more exclusive beach experience, venture off the beaten track to explore some of Sydney`s ‘secret’ jewels.
ARTS & CULTURE
Fans of architecture and shopping will be delighted by the Queen Victoria Building. This 19th century beauty boasts not only a large number of luxury stores, but also features a beautifully preserved Romanesque and Art Deco-style interior and exterior. It is actually a miracle that the building has survived – until the 1970s the city pondered the possibility of demolishing the structure.
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The skyline of downtown Sydney doesn’t particularly stand out and the city’s image is mostly defined by its port. But one exception is the Sydney Tower, approximately as tall as the Eiffel Tower. The rest of the city, including the famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, are dwarfed by this 309-metre-high giant.
Botany Bay lies just a few miles south of Sydney’s central business district: this is the place where the British, under the command of Captain James Cook, first set foot on shore in 1770. Today the bay is part of Botany Bay National Park, filled with beautiful landscapes, nature walks and fascinating museums.
For surfers chasing that one perfect wave, the beaches of Sydney are ‘the place to be’. The city boasts dozens of beaches that embody Australia’s laid-back surf culture. If you would like to avoid the crowds at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach, there are plenty of other options to choose from.
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Sydney is getting ready for the world’s largest light festival. For 3 weeks, landmark buildings and structures such as the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the Museum of Contemporary Art will be bathed in colourful light. Laser shows, projections, light fountains and fireworks displays ensure a visual spectacle. The event also features performances by world-famous artists such as Morrissey and Grace Jones. Vivid Sydney is expected to draw 1.5 million visitors.
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