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    Sydney Opera House

    4.5
    150 reviews

    We first saw the famous Sydney Opera House (UNESCO World Heritage Site) from the Royal Botanical Gardens and then walked along the harbor towards it. It was just as magnificent as in the pictures. We took a tour of the Opera House and learned a lot about its history, design and construction. We really wanted to attend a performance there, ...

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    Cockatoo Island

    4.5
    7 reviews

    The Island Bar, which is accessible by ferry from Circular Quay, will be open every day to 9pm until mid-April, serving signature cocktails,other drinks and food. The bar is built from recycled shipping containers, giving it a funky industrial look in keeping with the history of Cockatoo Island as a ship building yard and Commonwealth naval base.

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  • 3

    The Rocks

    4
    38 reviews

    Great restaurants and shops. Lots of history. Lots of ambiance.

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  • 4

    Milsons Point

    4
    11 reviews

    well, you can tell, i like al the old places and views in Sydney

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    Circular Quay

    4
    36 reviews

    Every weekend, just around the corner from Circular Quay in an area known as The Rocks, is a vibrant open-air market filled with local artists selling jewelry, crafts and yummy produce. You can pick up some pretty unique souvenirs and then hit up one of the great restaurants nearby. Or just stroll the cobblestone streets and window shop the many ...

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  • 6

    UDU- Understand Down Under: Sydney Night & Day Experiences

    5
    3 reviews

    Incredible experience!!!I really enjoyed Garry's insightful commentary, his historical and scientific anecdotes were very fascinating, on top of that he was funny! Mal the (cute) photographer was so patient with us and really took time to show us how to take better photos, the night photography session experimenting with different lights was simply magical. And then we were treated to ...

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  • 7

    Luna Park

    3.5
    4 reviews

    great views and old school enjoyment. best fun house in the southern hemisphere!

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  • 8

    Sydney Harbour Bridge

    4.5
    96 reviews

    It was great as one of my first things to see in Australia as the sun rose over the harbor. I did not do any of the site seeing activities on the bridge but it is quite beautiful just to see from the harbor.

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    Manly Beach

    4.5
    66 reviews

    A FERRY ride across Sydney Harbour is a must for any visitor to Sydney,and the beachside suburb of Manly is a great place to visit.After getting off at Manly Wharf you can stroll along the corso, grab anice-cream and go for a swim in the waves at Manly Beach. At Manly Oceanworld, you can get close to giant turtles, rays ...

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  • 10

    Bondi Beach

    4.5
    99 reviews

    What a Beach! There is a fun yet laid back beach vibe about Bondi. It is very easy to get here from Sydney central and it takes only about 20-30 minutes or so. ...and what a world away. Bondi will forever hold a special place in my heart as this the beach where I first learned how to surf. Riding ...

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  • 11

    Taronga Zoo

    4.5
    56 reviews

    Brilliant zoo. I loved the open air bird show! Lots of interesting animals.

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  • 12

    Darling Harbour & Haymarket

    4.5
    65 reviews

    A one-stop entertainment destination, Darling Harbor contains restaurants, shops, museums, an IMAX theater and the Sydney Aquarium. Fun for the whole family! I especially recommend checking out the Powerhouse Museum while you're there. Focused on science & design, they always have fascinating exhibits! Then stop at one of the many cafes and enjoy an up-close view of the Sydney skyline. ...

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  • 13

    Australian Museum

    4.5
    11 reviews

    I really liked this museum; it was a good mix of information and interaction. I especially loved the Aboriginal exhibits and the dangerous animals of Australia exhibit! Definitely worth a visit.

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  • 14

    Sydney Harbour

    4.5
    49 reviews

    A stunning natural harbour that looks at its best when out on the water. My favourite journey was from Circular Quay to Manly

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  • 15

    Blue Mountains

    4.5
    24 reviews

    for me this is not Sydney anymore. to far out. but it is really special how the Eucalyptus trees give that dreamy look and smell...easy walks to make, nice outlooks.

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    Sydney Aquarium

    4
    39 reviews

    The aquarium organizes displays by habitats: Southern Rivers, Northern Rivers, Southern Oceans, Northern Ocean; but also has special sections on dugongs and crustaceans. It's also has a terrific section on the Great Barrier Reef, so you can see the reef fish without going up north to Queensland.

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  • 17

    Sydney Observatory

    4.5
    4 reviews

    We went here for a night time talk on the moon. The lecture was rather straight forward, but I enjoyed the displays indoors and looking through the telescopes that were set up outdoors.

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  • 18

    AMP Tower

    4.5
    12 reviews

    Also known as the Centrepoint or Amp Tower, it rises above the Central Business District giving you a spectacular view of greater Sydney on a clear day. You can get a full 360-degree view from 800 feet above the streets (makes for a fun photo). They also have other attractions, like a SkyWalk where you go on the roof of ...

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  • 19

    Royal Botanic Gardens

    4
    33 reviews

    I loved wandering the many trails of the botanic garden. You get great views, can delight in the plantings, and stretch out a bit. Warning: do not walk under the trees that are full of flying foxes. Trust me. The RBG is trying to evict them, but success is iffy.

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  • 20

    The Opera Centre - Sydney

    5
    4 reviews

    Beautiful view of the Sydney Opera Centre taken at cruise arrival.

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