See Iconic Sydney

While InterContinental Sydney Double Bay is a secluded bayside retreat tucked away in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, it is also just 5km from the city centre of Sydney. Take a ferry from Double Bay Wharf, a mere 200 metres from the hotel, and in around 12 minutes you will be docking in Circular Quay, ready to explore the world-famous attractions. Ask our Concierge team for insider tips to complement these must-see Sydney sites.


Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon and opened in 1973, the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House has a year-round program of ballet, opera, theatre, dance and comedy performances. Stroll beneath its serene sails or take a Backstage Tour to learn about the inner workings of this much-loved icon.

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Opened in 1932, the Sydney Harbour Bridge connects the city centre to the North Shore. You can walk across the bridge, or climb the 200 stairs to the Pylon Lookout, which houses an interesting exhibition. Meanwhile, those with a head for heights can do a BridgeClimb and enjoy panoramic views from the steel summit.

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Located at Circular Quay, the MCA is arguably the country’s leading museum of international and Australian contemporary art, including a significant collection of Aboriginal artworks. The building itself is a fine example of late Art Deco architecture, while the MCA Café dishes up modern Australian cuisine and harbour views.

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Framed by Sydney Harbour, the Royal Botanic Gardens is an oasis in the heart of the city. Explore the 30-hectare site during a free guided walk, or sign-up for a special Aboriginal Heritage Tour. Be sure to linger at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, one of the city’s most scenic spots on the eastern edge of the gardens.

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A short ferry ride from Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo is great day out for families and animal lovers. The zoo houses 4,000 native and exotic animals including kangaroos, koalas, wombats, gorillas, tigers, leopards and chimpanzees. The waterside address boasts fabulous harbour views, especially from the giraffe enclosure.

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Uncover Sydney's colourful convict past in The Rocks, the harbourside quarter where European settlement began. Wander the cobbled laneways; drop into The Fortune of War and the Lord Nelson, the city’s oldest pubs; and shop for handcrafted jewellery, textiles and original artworks in The Rocks Markets, an open-air market held every weekend.

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