Sydney For All
 

Sydney For All - Accessible Activities and Attractions

Sydney Opera House at night, dramatically lit against a dark blue sky

Sydney is an exciting, colourful and vibrant city where it's easy to get out and about. You can tick off all the city's icons - the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You can also discover less well known attractions, all within a short distance of Circular Quay.

There are plenty of attractions that are easy to visit if you have a disability or require assistance with access. Pre-planning your visit will help you enjoy a visit to Sydney at any time of the year.

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Universal icons will help you decide which attractions provide the appropriate level of access.

Mobility access

Mobility access is available offering a clear path of travel throughout the venue including an accessible toilet

Blindness and low vision access

A clear path of travel throughout the venue for those who are blind or have low vision

Audio description

Audio description is available

Hearing augmentation

Hearing loop or audio induction loop is available

Sign language interpretation

Auslan sign language interpretation is available

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Telephone Typewriter (TTY) is available

Things to do in Sydney

Find out the inside story on accessible Sydney experiences around Circular Quay and the harbour. Discover the colonial heritage of The Rocks, be inspired by museums and art galleries, visit family-friendly attractions at Darling Harbour, catch a ferry to Manly and enjoy the panoramic views from Sydney Harbour National Park.

Arts and culture

Enjoy Sydney's vibrant theatres, galleries and performing spaces which offer a range of accessible tours and programs.

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Explore the Art Gallery of New South Wales and discover a treasure-trove of artistic and culinary excellence framed by magnificent views of Sydney Harbour.

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Sydney Opera House

Visit the Sydney Opera House to see a performance, sip on a cocktail overlooking the harbour or take a backstage tour.

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Outdoors

With a near-perfect climate, beautiful gardens and interesting neighbourhoods to explore, you can get a taste of the outdoor lifestyle that Sydneysiders treasure so much.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city without leaving it - just visit the Royal Botanic Gardens which provide magnificent views over Sydney Harbour.

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The Rocks Self Guided Walking Tour

For the independent traveller who loves to get out and explore, this tour of the Rocks area is a must-do.

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On the harbour

Sydney Harbour is a playground for everyone, with a range of experiences from cruises to whale-watching and ferry rides.

Cruise Sydney Harbour

Board a Captain Cook Cruise to explore magnificent Sydney Harbour.

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Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour, just west of the city centre, is a popular waterfront destination, popular with Sydneysiders as well as visitors. Some of the city’s most exciting attractions are here.

Chinese Gardens Entrance

Chinese Gardens of Friendship

Enjoy a relaxing tea or lunch in the traditional-style teahouse.

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About this website

Sydney For All is an official website of Destination NSW. The website's accessible design follows guidelines published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

This website reflects the results of research undertaken by the University of Technology, Sydney and the University of New South Wales, in conjunction with the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre.

This project would not have been possible without the support of these Industry Reference Group members:

How to use this website

This website is designed to be accessible to everyone. You can adjust the text and colour contrast to suit your needs:

Learn more about how to use this website

Symbols used in this website

Universal icons will help you decide which attractions provide the appropriate level of access.

Mobility access

Mobility access is available offering a clear path of travel throughout the venue including an accessible toilet

Blindness and low vision access

A clear path of travel throughout the venue for those who are blind or have low vision

Audio description

Audio description is available

Hearing augmentation

Hearing loop or audio induction loop is available

Sign language interpretation

Auslan sign language interpretation is available

Closed captions

Text captions provided for audio content

TTY

Telephone Typewriter (TTY) is available

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