Most Asia Pacific and world-wide companies have corporate offices or headquarters in Sydney – and Sydney provides approximately 25% of the countries Gross Domestic Product.
There are approximately 90 bank headquarters located in the city and around 500 multinational corporations.
Here is a list of must see attractions and places to visit.
Take a relaxing lunch or a dinner cruise on the harbour and enjoy one of the most comprehensive views of the city taking in the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. It’s a great way to start your holiday.
Shopping is a big deal in Sydney and with so many different areas and suburbs to choose from it’s easy to get smothered. Essentials include Oxford Street for designer and flag-ship stores; Pitt street in the CBD has an impressive Westfield shopping centre and other leading fashion outlets. Potts Point is an up-market shopping district boasting an impressive array of boutique and homeware stores and don’t forget Chinatown and Paddy’s Markets for souvenirs and fashion bargains.
For the artistically minded Sydney has a wide selection of museums and galleries. Notable mentions include the Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art, Powerhouse Museum, Museum of Sydney, Bondi Shark Museum and the Australian National Maritime Museum.
Independent and boutique galleries are located all throughout Sydney but tend to be most dominant in the suburbs of Paddington, Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Woollahra and the Rocks.
Why not get back to nature and visit one of the many Zoos and Aquariums that Sydney has to offer? Taronga Zoo in Mosman and the Sydney Aquarium in Darling Harbour are two of the most popular.
Take a walk around the historic Rocks and see the original sandstone streets from the infant colony. Sydney has matured into a vibrant and modern part, draped across the stunning harbour with pockets of cafes, bars, restaurants and tourist shopping. Ferries run from nearby Circular Quay servicing the northern side of the harbour.
What visit to Sydney would be complete without a trip to the beach? World famous Bondi Beach is popular with tourists and locals alike and is the perfect to get some sun during your stay.
Sydney has a massive range of culinary choices on offer. Why not head down to the world class Darling Harbour district and try some amazing local seafood? Surry Hills has a large number of cafes, restaurants and pubs and Chinatown is a must for great dumplings and Asian delicacies. The areas of Parramatta, the Rocks and the city itself all have excellent dining options offering a wide range of multicultural and Australian food.
Accommodation options in Sydney range from the budget to the beautiful and everything in between. Backpacker options are strongly represented as are hotels and motels. Serviced apartments are available as well as bed and breakfasts and homestays.