Discover Tourist Attractions In Sydney And NSW On Your Australian Road Trip

When you are planning your holiday you will be looking for tourist attractions in Sydney or New South Wales that will really make your road Trips, camping trips and holidays fun and interesting.

There are a huge range of tourist attractions in Australia to suit everybody including a great variety of wildlife and marine parks and zoos.

Also some very Aussie attractions, family fun parks, museums, obervatories, scenic and adventure walks and much more that will create wonderful holiday highlights and experiences.

These tourist attractions in Sydney and New South Wales are mostly manmade but plenty of them include amazing scenery, natures wonders, wildlife, educational experiences, beautiful gardens, extreme fun for everyone and some magical relaxing attractions.

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These kangaroos have a stunning view of the city from Taronga Zoo

"The view from Taronga Zoo is amazing, I don't think the kangaroos too interested in the view, they are just happy to sleep in the sun. From Taronga Zoo you can see Sydney Tower and all the city buildings. The Sydney Opera House, small boats, yachts, ferries to cruise ships, many people enjoying a day out, the Harbour Bridge and beyond."

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Tourist Attractions In Sydney and NSW

Australian Museum - Central Sydney
Explore an amazing world of nature, arts, technology, dinosaurs, famous people, medicine and learn about things you never knew existed.

Australian National Maritime Museum - Darling Harbour Sydney
Many permanent and visiting exhibitions will allow you to discover and consider how maritime activities and issues that have shaped the lives of people in Australia. One of the many intriguing and interesting tourist attractions in Sydney.

PowerHouse Museum - Near Darling Harbour Sydney
This diverse collection includes history, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, music, transport and space exploration and our heritage and stories of Australian culture, history and lifestyle.

The PowerHouse Discovery Centre - Castle Hill Sydney
The Powerhouse Discovery Centre is the Museum’s storage and collection centre which has been opened to the public, so about 50,000 objects are on view.

Milroy Observatory - Coonabarabran
Coonabarabran is known as the Astronomy Capital of Australia because of its clear dark skies. Coonabarabran is the best place in Australia to view the southern sky.

Parkes Observatory
Discover the universe in the high definition 3D theatre and audio visual theatre at he the 'Dish' made famous by the Aussie movie 'The Dish'.

Tourist Attractions In Sydney and New South Wales

Aussie Tourist Attractions In Sydney and NSW

Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
Visiting the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are 'must see' attractions. They are the centre piece of Sydney and are very 'Awesome'. Take a cruise to really appreciate their beauty.

Royal Flying Doctor Service - Broken Hill
Going to a RFDS Visitors Centre will help you understand how amazing and unique this service is.

Opal Centre - Lightning Ridge
A national museum that has the largest collection of Australia opals that all visitors can view and admire.

Timbertown - Wauchope
One of Australia's best Heritage Parks. The park displays how our pioneers endured tough times and became part of Australia's amazing history.

Tobruk Merino Sheep Station - Maroola
An exciting and interesting rural outback experience will be fun farm experience for all ages.

The Big Banana - Near Coffs Harbour
There is a whole lot more than just a 'Big Banana' fun for everyone.

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The Big Banana in Coffs Harbour New South Wales

"The 'Big Banana' was built in 1964 so it probably is the oldest Big Thing in Australia, the other famous Big Thing is the 'Big Pineapple' in Nambour Queensland which was built in 1971 and has recently been renovated.

New South Wales has many other 'Big Things', the Big Golden Guitar in Tamworth, Big Gold Panner in Bathurst, Big Merino in Goulburn, Big Tinnie in Cobar, Big Trout in Adaminaby, Big Little Uluru near Karuah and more."

Family Fun Tourist Attractions In Sydney and New South Wales

Calmsley Hill City Farm - Sydney
Have a fun day and experience farmlife and farm animals in very close to Sydney. This one of the many tourist attractions in Sydney that is very family friendly.

Byron Bay Kids World
A delightful place for young kids to enjoy everything and parents can sit back and relax and see the smiles and hear the giggles.

Luna Park - Sydney
An old time favourite that every one in the family will enjoy with rides like the Wild Mouse, the dodgem cars, Rotor, the ferris wheel, the restored antique carousel and much more. Luna Park is one of the many tourist attractions in Sydney that attracts huge crowds every year.

Merimbula's Magic Mountain
Get ready to ride the toboggan mountain slide, race the mini grand prix cars, zoom down the black hole and doom tube water slides and so much more.

Big Buzz Fun Park - Rainbow Flat
25 scres of absolute family fun wirh a toboggan run, water slides, splash pool, quad bikes and Karts and plenty more fun for all.

The Train Shed - Sydney
Excellent for all Thomas Tank fans - Ride behind Thomas, Toby, James and Percy, with bomus beautiful rural views.

Jamberoo Action Park - near Kiama
New South Wales biggest theme park - Try out the water rides like the Taipan, Outback Bay, Surf Hill, Rapid River and Splash Out.

Aqua Fun Park - Avoca Beach - Central Coast
Have a totally fun wet day with paddle boats, kayaks, surf skis and stand up paddle boards, there is lots of water fun for all ages.

Crystal Castle - near Byron Bay
Enjoy the magical experience of gardens, walks and treasures.

Zig Zag Railway - Lithgow
A magical step back in time, filled with sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era as the train winds its way through the remarkable Blue Mountains scenery.

Amaze N Place - Alstonville near Ballina
Explore the unique labyrinth of over 9000 trees to find the tower in the centre and all the items in the maze.

The Macadamia Castle - between Ballina and Byron Bay
Macadamia Castle animal fun Park is a child friendly environment with something for all ages, play mini golf, while others take the train ride. Learn from the 'hands on keeper' talks or pet the baby animals.

Adventure Tourist Attractions In Sydney and New South Wales

Blue Mountains
Is only a short drive from Sydney where you will enjoy stunning views, great tours and many walking trails are available.

Jenolan Caves - Near Katoomba
Visit this 'hidden gem' with a fascinating guided tour and activities.

Sydney Tower and SkyWalk
From Sydney Tower Observation Deck you will get an amazing view, if you are looking for more adventure the SkyWalk is for you. Both are exc tourist attractions in Sydney.

Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk
An adventurous tree top walk in the canopy that is twenty to thirty metres above the ground.

Scenic World - Katoomba
Imagine how exciting it would be to overlook the Jamison Valley from a cableway or skyway with a glass floor to get an amazing view, also you can walk through an ancient rainforest on a boardwalk for a birdseye view.

Wildlife Tourist Attractions In Sydney and NSW

Taronga Zoo - Sydney
Taronga Zoo offers an unforgettable day out. It is just 12 minutes from the city by ferry. You can enjoy breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour and free shows and keeper talks throughout the day. Taronga Zoo is one of the many major tourist attractions in Sydney.

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park - Between Hornsby and Gosford
The native animals, birds, reptiles etc are free roaming so you never know what to expect.

Dolphin Marine Magic - Coffs Harbour
Dolphin Marine Magic provides people with an educational, enjoyable and 'hands on' experience, enabling 'connection' with a variety of species of marine animals including dolphins and seals.

Sydney Aquarium
Visit one of the largest and most spectacular aquariums in the world and see some of the most amazing and bizarre animals.

Featherdale Wildlife Park - Near Blacktown Sydney
Discover over three hundred species of Australia’s diverse wildlife and have a FREE encounter with Australia’s most beloved and iconic ‘Aussies’, the Koala and Kangaroo.

Koala Park Sanctuary - West Pennant Hills Sydney
Not far from Sydney with ten acres of rainforest, gardens and many species of our native animals and birds.

Sydney Wildlife World
Visitors to Sydney Wildlife World will have the opportunity to see, touch and smell many creatures with a great variety of daily feeding and activity times and keeper talks.

Ocean World - Manly
Oceanworld is in Manly and offers fun for the whole family. See sharks, giant stingrays, sea turtles and much more as you walk through the under water tunnel of the Oceanarium.

Australian Reptile Park - Somersby
The Australian Reptile Park is a hands-on zoo and has plenty of animal interaction and exciting wildlife shows.

Butterfly House - Coffs Harbour
Walk among hundreds of live butterflies in the all weather indoor rainforest house.

Mogo Zoo - near Batemans Bay
Mogo Zoo is commited to the survival of endangered animals and to provide world standard facilities for over 200 animals, including the only white lions in Australia.

Western Plains Zoo - Dubbo
Hire a cart and drive yourself around to all the displays, help feed a big cat, meet the unique meerkats, learn more about the hippos, feed and get your photo taken with a giraffe then try out the new Safari jumping castle.

This list is an amazing mix of tourist attractions in Sydney and New South Wales that will help you find the right attractions to suit you while you are driving, camping and holidaying in Australia

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