Just across the harbour from the city lies a cluster of leafy northern suburbs known for their easy bushwalks, bustling markets and family entertainment.
Some of the city's most stunning views of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House can be enjoyed from North Sydney's foreshore or from Kirribilli's cottage-lined streets. Surf and sandy beaches, wilderness and wildlife, shopping and luna park are good reasons to visit Sydney's North.
Kids of any age will love the rotor, the ranger and the classic ferris wheel at Luna Park. For something more tranquil enjoy rowing along Lane Cove River in Lane Cove National Park.
Famous beaches - Manly and Palm Beach are at either ends of a beautiful stretch of coastline that has great surfing beaches, clifftop walks plus cafes and Sydney restaurants where you can dine outdoors. At Mosman, you'll find Taronga Zoo in a dramatic harbourside location, perfect for a day out with the kids. Further north is the beautiful Hawkesbury River.