Spotlight on Sydney
Get to know the vibrant host city of this year’s United Cup - Sydney. Set around a spectacular harbour and edged with stunning surf beaches, Sydney is as playful as it is beautiful.
See the city’s icons from up high by climbing to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 250 metres above the city streets in the Sydney Tower Eye, or from the air with a seaplane flight over this stunning natural wonder. Explore the sparkling harbour by camping out on an island, heading out on the water by yacht, kayak or jet boat or take a trip on a Sydney ferry.
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Sydney’s beaches are world famous and ducking under the waves is a must. Manly offers epic surf and incredible snorkelling – grab your fins and explore the quiet protected cove of Shelly Beach, where you can spot schools of fish, harmless wobbegong sharks and – if you’re lucky – hawksbill turtles. Book a surf lesson at Bondi, or admire the waves from afar on the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, which trails along clifftops, sandy beaches and stunning turquoise bays.
There are also several national parks right on the city’s doorstep – try Royal National Park or Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park – perfect for bush walks, bird-watching, waterfall chasing or discovering your own patch of paradise on a picnic.
Connect with the city’s Indigenous history on an Aboriginal tour around the harbour or explore First Nations artwork at the Art Gallery of NSW. Creativity is also on show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and there are always live music and theatre events to discover in venues across the city, including the iconic Sydney Opera House.