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Things to do in Sydney Airport (SYD)

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Sydney Airport (SYD) . How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Sydney Airport (SYD) attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Sydney Airport (SYD) to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Sydney Airport (SYD) .

  • Bambini Wine Room

    Popular with the business crowd, this intimate wine bar is part of the Bambini Trust Restaurant, located on the ground floor of the 1923 St. James ... More
  • Beachculture

    Sure they’re Brazilian, but comfy Havaianas flip-flops may very well be Australia’s signature footwear. Pick up a pair, along with items from the c... More
  • Guardian Pharmacy

    Head to this encyclopedic drugstore for pre-flight essentials, such as paracetamol (Tylenol), eye drops, lotion, and dissolvable Berocca tablets, A... More
  • Kikki.K

    At the separate Qantas Domestic Terminal, check out the slick, Scandinavian-style (but all-Aussie) designer stationery and gifts chain. More
  • Lonely Planet

    Located in the central lounge of Sydney Airport’s Terminal 1, Lonely Planet is a retail shop for world travelers. The store’s shelves are lined wit... More
  • Mimco

    This local accessories specialist is renowned for its line of moderately priced bags, jewelry, and hair accessories that are always one step ahead ... More
  • Observation Deck, Sydney Airport

    You’ll have to pass through the Volare bistro and beer garden and take an elevator to get to this bird’s-eye-viewing deck. It’s the perfect perch f... More
  • Purely Merino

    Australia is renowned for its sheepskin products, and this boutique is a smart spot to stock up on the country’s coziest exports: Ugg boots and sli... More
  • Qantas Lounge

    Open to first-class passengers on Qantas and British Airways flights (along with British Airways’ oneworld club members), the recently revamped Qan... More
  • R. M. Williams

    Want to continue the Man from Snowy River fantasy after you return home? Pick up a jaunty Akubra hat made from rabbit fur (try the Traveler or Catt... More
  • Rainbow Serpent

    If you didn’t get a chance to visit Sydney’s fantastic Aboriginal art galleries, there’s still time to see some great indigenous arts and crafts. T... More
  • Sydney Airport (SYD)

    The busiest airport in the nation, Sydney Airport has three passenger terminals and provides flights to 48 international, 23 domestic, and 28 regio... More
  • Tourist Refund Scheme

    The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) enables you to claim a tax refund on goods purchased in Australia.   To claim a refund you must: Spend $300 or more... More
  • Witchery

    This popular chain is known for its stylish—and affordable—clothes and accessories for women. Look for great shoes (especially summer sandals), ove... More

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