Regions of Sydney

Sydney's central city is a sprawling metropolis stretching 1km wide and 3km long. Home to a huge range of shopping, dining, entertainment, accommodation and more, it is surrounded by seaside suburbs which extend over 30km in the north and 24km in the south. Port Hacking marks the city's southern border and the beginning of the Royal National Park. Covering the rugged coastline of Wattamolla, Garie and Audley, the natural bushland is a large protected tract. Further north, Botany Bay meets the Georges River and is a popular spot for boating thanks to the open and shallow conditions however windy weather can quickly turn the waters rough. To the north west of Botany Bay, Sydney Airport is just 9km from the city centre and is one of the busiest airports in Australia. Extending west, the foothills of the Blue Mountains are just 60km away and are 40km past the historic yet bustling city of Parramatta. Sydney is almost bisected by Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River.

The Regions of Sydney

Sydney City

Sydney - Destination NSW

Home of some of Sydney's biggest attractions including the Opera House, Town Hall, Harbour Bridge and restored Queen Victoria Building, Hyde Park, and the Australian Museum.

The Rocks

The Rocks District

A historical hub of shopping, dining and entertainment home to luxury accommodation on the edge of the harbour with views of the bridge

Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour

Home to Chinatown, Star City Casino, Sydney Aquarium, the IMAX Theatre and Australian National Maritime Museum.

Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport

The busiest airport in Australia, this region is ideal for those on a short stay and is just 10-15 minutes from the CBD.

Kings Cross & Darlinghurst

Potts Point

Home to some of Sydney's best dining and nightlife, the area around Taylor Square offers entertainment for the gay and lesbian community. Kings Cross is known for its nightlife and notorious reputation, Kings Cross is just minutes from the city.

The Eastern Suburbs

Bondi Beach

A trendy stretch of suburb from the city to the southern foreshore of the harbour and Watsons Bay home to Double Bay and Bondi Beach.

The Southern Beaches

Coogee Beach

Stretching from Cronulla to Bondi, this historic area sits on the Kurnell Peninsula at Botany Bay.

Parramatta / Outer West

Parramatta Park - Desintation NSW

Geographic centre of the Sydney Metropolitan Area, the Outer West and Parramatta is a city in its own right and is home to historical buildings, a business centre

North Sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Gateway to the Lower North Shore, just across the bridge you'll find Kirribilli and Taronga Park Zoo.


Manly Beach

A seaside destination home to some of the best surf in the world and just a short drive from Palm Beach.

The Northern Beaches

Manly Beach

A yachting and boating lover's paradise, stunning waterfront destinations including Newport and Pittwater.

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach

Sydney's most famous beach home to fantastic surfing and plenty of trendy cafes and dining.

Regions just outside of Sydney

Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley - Destination NSW

Gourmet food and wine country offering secluded lodges, fireplaces and wineries galore.

Blue Mountains

Wentworth Falls Track Blue Mountains Destination NSW

A peaceful retreat offering stunning bush, majestic mountains and country hospitality.

Sydney's north meets Broken Bay in Palm Beach as well as Pittwater and the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. Separated by Cowan Creek and parts of the Hawkesbury River and Pittwater, these large deep waterways are popular fishing and boating areas.

Just outside of Sydney lay some of New South Wales' most stunning and historical regions. Renowned as gourmet food and wine country, the Hunter Valley is one of Australia's best and oldest wine regions despite only producing 2 per cent of the country's wines. Established over 150 years ago, the Hunter Valley is home to more than 80 wineries ranging from household names to smaller, boutique winemakers.

Renowned for its excellent growing conditions, the Hunter Valley is best known for its full-bodies white wines, medium reds and ports. Just an hour and a half outside Sydney city, the Hunter Valley is a popular retreat for locals and visitors alike. Giving a touch of country charm close to the city, the Hunter Valley offers the best of both worlds.

Further out, the Blue Mountains is a stunning region offering plenty of country charm and is part of the Great Dividing Range. Just 60km from the Sydney CBD, the region is covered in scenic bushland including eucalyptus forests and sheer sandstone cliffs.

Winter in the Blue Mountains is particularly cold but it's light to medium snow fall is a popular way to enjoy log fires, outdoor activities and good food and wine without the extremes of colder destinations.