Built over and around the remains of Australia’s first Government House, the Museum of Sydney tells highly engaging tales of the city’s development, from a prison settlement for British convicts (hastily created on the ancient land of the Gadigal people) to a multicultural metropolis. Its permanent displays are supported by temporary exhibitions that cover fascinating and niche histories – topics have included demolished buildings, the early days of Chinese immigration and photographic mugshots from the 1920s.
Iconic trail connecting two of Sydney’s famous beaches
A sanctuary in the city perfect for picnics
Heritage buildings, distinctive terrain and panoramic views
A mainstay of the city’s cultural scene since 1978