Step out our door and discover all the things to do in Sydney’s CBD

During your stay at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, our friendly concierge team can offer expert recommendations for the best things to do in Australia’s Harbour City. Many attractions lie within walking distance of our location in the CBD, including the well-manicured grounds of The Royal Botanic Garden. Attending a performance at the world-famous Sydney Opera House? You can pick out a new outfit at Pitt Street Mall, the Queen Victoria Building, or Westfield Sydney. After a restful night in an elegant room or suite, drive your family across the Sydney Harbour Bridge or ride the ferry to see the wildlife at Taronga Zoo. If the kids still have energy to burn, you can walk to the Darling Harbour area to experience the underwater wonders at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

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0.97 mi / 1.57 km from the hotel
Celebrate Chinese culture Down Under when you experience Chinatown’s restaurants, shops, and festivals like the Chinese New Year celebration in January and February.

Darling Harbour

0.77 mi / 1.23 km from the hotel
Fireworks, festivals, retailers, restaurants, live music, museums—find all these and more at Darling Harbour. You can also choose a sea adventure by climbing aboard a sailboat, water taxi, or cruise vessel from the harbor.

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Pylon Lookout

0.56 mi / 0.89 km from the hotel
Built in 1932, “The Coathanger” is one of the longest steel-arch bridges in the world. Experience its impressive height through a BridgeClimb, or ascend 200 stairs to the top of Pylon Lookout.

Sydney Opera House

0.7 mi / 1.12 km from the hotel
Possibly Sydney’s most famous feature, this iconic opera house features six performance venues, including a concert hall, an opera theater, and dramatic arts spaces. Concerts and festivals also take place outside in the courtyard area.

The Rocks Historic District

0.36 mi / 0.59 km from the hotel
Whether you’re browsing The Rocks Markets, Cadman’s Cottage, or the Aboriginal art in one of the galleries, you’re sure to find a wealth of entertainment and information in this historic district that dates to the 1700s.

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

0.48 mi / 0.78 km from the hotel
One of the world’s largest, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is a public aquarium featuring a range of Australian aquatic life, with more than 700 species of fascinating creatures.

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Mrs Macquarie's Chair

0.45 mi / 0.72 km from the hotel
A vast parkland in the city, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is the perfect place to picnic or relax. Walk the trails and venture to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, a historic chair carved out by convicts in 1810. It’s also one of the best vantage points of Sydney Harbour.

Pitt Street Mall

0.3 mi / 0.49 km from the hotel
Spend the day at Sydney’s central retail zone for all kinds of shoppers. The pedestrian-only Pitt Street Mall boasts major department stores and more than 600 specialty stores, including those offered at Westfield Sydney, the city's premier shopping center.

Queen Victoria Building

0.45 mi / 0.72 km from the hotel
Occupying an entire block on George Street, this majestic Romanesque Revival building is Sydney’s most prestigious shopping arcade. Admire the beautiful stained glass windows and impressive center dome while browsing the many boutiques.


0.7 mi / 1.13 km from the hotel
Stop by this previously disused container wharf to enjoy shopping at its best. This sustainable waterfront development also offers beautiful parkland, fascinating indigenous tours, artistic events, and tempting restaurants.
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Circular Quay

0.31 mi / 0.49 km from the hotel
Take time to wander along the bustling ferry port that connects iconic Sydney landmarks like the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and The Rocks. Enjoy remarkable views or simply watch the world go by from one of many open-air restaurants.
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The Sydney Tower Eye

0.35 mi / 0.56 km from the hotel
See Sydney from the sky with this observation deck offering stunning 360-degree views across the city. The tower, which stands at an impressive 250 meters above street level, also provides a complimentary 4D cinema experience.
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