Sights in Sydney

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Sydney has plenty of sights. Of course you'll have to visit the famous Sydney Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. The museums and the art galleries will keep you occupied for a few days as well. When you’re tired, relax in one of the many parks and don’t forget the Centennial Park, the largest one in Sydney. The Harbours are interesting areas. As you might know, Sydney borders water on many sides so it’s worth checking out the different aspects of the several harbours, with their own fishing markets, theme parks and water-worlds. Nearby the Sydney Harbour Bridge, visit the Rocks area where the first settlement in Australia took place and that still offers a wonderful insight into the way things were a long time ago.

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Centennial Park

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One of the largest and one of the best parks in Sydney.

 

http://www.cp.nsw.gov.au

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tel:(02) 9339 6699

Australian Museum

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The Australian Museum is rated as one of the six best natural history museums in the world. Experience the exhibitions covering Aboriginal Australia, rituals of the human life cycle, mammals and a host of curious and interesting items. Open daily 9:30-5pm.

type:Museums
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address:6-8 College Street
tel:(02) 9320-6000

Powerhouse

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On the edge of Darling Harbour, the Powerhouse Museum is Australia 's largest and most exciting museum. It houses 25 dazzling displays of decorative arts, technology and social history. Open daily 10am-5pm.

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address:500 Harris Street
tel:(02) 9217 0111

Contemporary Art

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Located in the Rocks, this museum offers work by contemporary Australian artists from television, film, video, laser, paintings, sculpture and other forms of visual expression. Great cafe and gift shop. Open 11am-6pm daily. Guided tours 12pm, 1pm and 2pm daily.

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address:140 George St The Rocks
tel:(02) 9252 4033

Royal Botanic Gardens

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Just a 10/15 minute walk from the busy main streets and you'll be able to experience the greener side of Sydney - a must visit to walk through, perhaps on your way to the Opera house?

type:Parks, Gardens and Zoos
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address:Farm Cove
tel:(02) 9231 8111

Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Sydney is well known for its marvelous bridge that is uses by every citizen whether by foot, by car or by bike. You can even climb a part of it.  It offers some fantastic views and is not strenuous. The hardest part is a climb up 100 steps of an inclined ladder. If you have a fear of heights, stay away. Otherwise, get ready for a great trip. The bridge is one if not the only one you can climb and really worth the 3 hours required. On a clear day or night you can see the Blue Mountains 80kms away, all around Sydney from both sides of the climb plus a great more..

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Oceanworld

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Spectaculr shows featuring doplhins and much more.. L van der Heijden: Good place to go with kids , lots of local fish and seals.

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address:West Esplanade, Manly
tel:(02) 8251 7877

The Rocks

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This is the area where the first settlement in Sydney took place. When you walk across the area, you can see old mansions and museums such as the Colonial House Museum. Kevin: The rocks area is a link with the Colonial past of Sydney with many of the original warehouses still being used some as resturants others as markets or offices. As it adjoins the harbour you can relax overlooking the harbour or strole around the many shops and points of interest.

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Hyde Park

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One of Sydney's first areas zoned for public use, it has been farmland and a racecourse (hence the oval-like shape it has today). The green heart of CBD Sydney, it contains sights such as the Anzac War Memorial and museum in the south, and the Archibald Fountain in the north. Many of Sydney's prominent buildings and locations are located near this park, such as historical buildings of old Sydney (Hyde Park Barracks, St Mary's Cathedral, Parliament House), the green oasis of the Domain and the hedonistic, famous and infamous "queer culture" clubs and shops of Oxford Street. more..

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address:east of the city centre

Sydney Museum

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On the site of the first Government House in Sydney, this special museum illustrates life, law and history in colonial Sydney 1788-1850.

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address: Corner of Bridge and Phillip Streets
tel:(02) 9251-4611.

Darling Harbour

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On the western side, you can visit this leisure park and the shopping centre. Although you might expect it to sail off any second because of the white-sail like roofs, the opera house is there and will make a lasting impression. Try to watch a performance at the Opera House. Kevin: The Opera House is NOT at Darling Harbour it is at Bennalong Point one of the first landing points in the harbour. D>H> was originally old wharfs that have been transformed into great eating and shopping and the sight of Sydney Exhibition Centre. The Sydney Aquirium is situated more..

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address:Western part of Sydney

Harris Street Motor Museum

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Come for a trip down memory lane in Sydney 's Harris Street Motor Museum at Darling Harbour. With up to 175 cars from 1899 to today! Displays create a fabulous museum experience for people of all ages. The Motor Museum, a two minute walk from Darling Harbour, is in the secure Parking Harris Street car park. (Cnr Allan St.) Open from Wed. - Sun. (daily during school holidays).

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address:Darling Harbour
tel:(02) 9552 3375

Taronga Zoo

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Taronga Zoo is north of Sydney City and can be reached from the Circular Quay by a ferry.

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url:www.zoo.nsw.gov.au

Chinese Garden

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darling harbor gardens

These gardens, opened officially in 1988 are one of the few traditional chinese gardens outside China.

type:Parks, Gardens and Zoos
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address:Darling harbour
tel:902) 9281 6863
url:www.discoversydney.com.au
openings:9am to 5pm everyday

Sydney Opera House

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The most famous building of Sydney. An architectural gem but also worth a visit for the Operas that are staged here.
Go to their web-site for a virtual tour.

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address:Circular Quay
tel:(02) 9250 7250
url:www.sydneyoperahouse.com

Sydney Aquarium

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Sydney Aquarium is located on the city side of the Darling harbour, just after the turning bridge.

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address:Aquarium Pier, Darling Harbour
tel:+61 2 8251 7800.
openings:Everyday from 9am to 10pm (last ticket sold at 9pm) see website for feeding times
url:www.sydneyaquarium.com.au

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Great place to explore the outdoors in the vicinity of Sydney.

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tel:(02) 9247 5033

Fire Brigade Museum

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address:Off Castlereagh Rd., Penrith
tel:(01) 047 31 3000. Fire is dangerous yet essential to our lives. Explore the fascinating history of fire fighting and the modern impact of fire in the home and the environment Open from Mon. - Sat 10am to 3pm. (Sunday & school holidays 10am to 5pm).

Sydney Harbour

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The harbour site offers everything ranging from beaches, to islands and playgrounds for all sorts off activities. Kevin: No.1 Harbour city in the world! Where else can you be right in the middle of the city with deep water moorings, yachating, cruising, or working in a mild temperate climate all year round? The Harbour bridge you can climb the joins both North and South of the city is a great attraction and carries the life blood of the city. The Zoo can be accessed by water or road overlooking the harbour or continue further to Manly or other of the Northern more..

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Art Gallery of New South Wales

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The Art Gallery of New South Wales has a fine collection of Australian, European, Asian, contemporary, photographic and tribal art. It houses the first gallery in the world totally developed devoted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art - The Yiribana Gallery. Open daily from 10am-5pm.

The Gallery is open every Wednesday until 9pm for Art After Hours including free talks, films, and live music in the Art Bar.

The Art Gallery is only a short walk from the city centre. Entry to the gallery is free, though an entry fee may be charged for some of more..

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tel:(02) 9225-1700
url:www.artafterhours.com.au
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