We acknowledge Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to elders past and present.
Discover one of Australia’s most cosmopolitan cities! If you don’t know Sydney, welcome to the playground for your senses. Endless adventure and experiences await you.
From the Sydney Opera House and sparkling waterways to fabulous beaches, delicious food and blockbuster shows, Sydney’s diverse offerings will delight you. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Take a cruise on the harbour. Explore national parks and meet incredible wildlife.
Whether you extend your trip before or after the conference, we hope you make time to have an adventure while in Sydney. Choose from a range of harbour cruises, including lunch cruises, tall ships, and an Aboriginal cultural heritage cruise. Boating is popular, too, if you know how to steer a ship. If seeing native wildlife up-close entices you, then hop on a ferry to Taronga Zoo. You will get to enjoy the sights of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge along the way.
If you’re more of a land lover, walking is a wonderful way to view the harbour, also known as Port Jackson. Choose from various walks offering superb views of Sydney’s famous landmarks. One of the best city walks is from Woolloomooloo to Barangaroo, stopping at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair for that perfect postcard selfie.
Spot native wildlife at Sydney Harbour National Park, which includes The Heads, dramatic sandstone cliffs at the harbour entrance that protect the surrounding harbour islands. Pockets of bushland are home to colourful birds, such as rainbow lorikeets and crimson rosellas. And you can even see little penguins near Manly wharf!
Are you curious what’s beyond Sydney? Check out these top three regions.
The Blue Mountains
Home to some of Australia's most dazzling natural attractions and charming country villages, the Blue Mountains are world famous. Discover lookouts with sensational views over million-year-old valleys. Go underground at the Jenolan Caves. Hike or bike through the lush rainforest and take a heart-stopping ride at Scenic World.
The South Coast
Breathtaking beaches, freshly shucked oysters, curious seals, laid-back coastal towns, and world-famous surf breaks await you on the NSW South Coast. Stretching south from Wollongong to the Sapphire Coast, this holiday destination is an Australian favourite - and the perfect place to unplug from the world.
The Central Coast
Beautiful beaches meet lush national parks and pristine waterways on the NSW Central Coast, just north of Sydney. Explore the area's natural treasures on an outdoor adventure. Meet native animals at popular wildlife sanctuaries. Sample local food and wine and discover a thriving arts scene.
Discover all that Sydney and the surrounding regions offer as an in-person delegate! Join us in Sydney for the World Congress in November 2023. Get your ticket today.