Tempe trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Tempe is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Tempe is located 9 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Inner West Council.Tempe sits on the northern bank of the Cooks River and is separated from Sydney Airport by the Alexandra Canal, also known as Sheas Creek. The Wolli Creek waterway also empties into the Cooks River near Tempe.HistoryTempe was named after the mansion on the southern banks of the Cooks River in the area that is now known as Wolli Creek. Alexander Brodie Spark (1792–1856), an immigrant from Elgin, Scotland, built Tempe House in 1836. It was named after the 'Vale of Tempe', a beautiful valley set at the foot of Mount Olympus in Greece, which was prominent in ancient Greek legend. Tempe House, designed by John Verge (1772–1861) in the Georgian style, is regarded as one of the great houses of Sydney. It is listed with the Heritage Council of New South Wales as well as the State Heritage Register. Spark also donated money towards the purchase of land and the building of St Peter’s Church of England, which gave its name to the suburb of St Peters, to the north of Tempe.Our Australia trip maker tool allows you to plan your trip to Tempe and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
Plan your trip to Tempe
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Tempe tours
Sydney Half Day Luxury Private Tour - Morning or Afternoon Avail BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $248
Duration: 4 hours
Morning or Afternoon Sydney Highlights Tour with a Local Guide BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $99
Duration: 4 hours
Popular things to do in Tempe
Duration: 30 minutes
See this by visiting one of the destinations below
Recently planned trips to Sydney
22 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 52 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 20 days in Dubai & Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium