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Top bookstore recommendations from locals

Concert Hall
“This iconic building has global significance as well as local. Admire it from a distance, get up close to examine the intricate tiling, or step inside and dine at Bennelong, one of Sydney’s best eating experiences, under a soaring, airy ceiling with views of the harbour. One of the world’s most significant buildings. You’ll get an appreciation for the story behind the architecture by taking the fantastic backstage tour—something we should all do. There’s a complex, compelling history here, that highlights the difficulty experienced when radical thinking and true innovation seek to create something remarkable.”
  • 609 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
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“This is the closest major shopping centre. It has just about every type of shop or service you could possibly need. Here you will find department stores like David Jones, Myers, Kmart and Target.”
  • 455 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“a great easy walk that takes in the sites of Sydney harbour, the Sydney opera house, and woolloomollo wharf and provide easy access to the Art Gallery of NSW, State Library and Circular quay. A beautiful location for those off you who love to jog against a breathtaking backdrop”
  • 389 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“ the most important public gallery in Sydney and one of the largest in Australia.”
  • 318 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Right bang in Circular Quay, the MCA has always something interesting going on as well as a terrace bar view great views. ”
  • 303 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Darling Harbour is a harbour adjacent to the city centre of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia that is made up of a large recreational and pedestrian precinct that is situated on western outskirts of the Sydney central business district. Originally named Long Cove, the locality extends northwards from Chinatown, along both sides of Cockle Bay to King Street Wharf 3 on the east, and to the suburb of Pyrmont on the west. Cockle Bay is just one of the waterways that makes up Darling Harbour, which opens north into the much larger Port Jackson. ”
  • 269 locals recommend
Route
“The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Admire the views from the waterfront or go for a stroll across the mighty structure.”
  • 218 locals recommend
Trail
“Get some exercise and spectacular views of the ocean and famous Bondi Beach at the same time”
  • 425 locals recommend
Zoo
“Australia's no.1 site for travel experiences with spectacular views of Sydney harbour, you can see native wildlife and rare exotic animals.”
  • 292 locals recommend
Hostel
“Coogee is a great beach with good infrastructure, lots of food options, pubs and a nice lawn with BBQ tables / huts.”
  • 251 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Westfield Sydney is part of a large shopping precinct centred around Pitt St Mall. ”
  • 128 locals recommend
Bar
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“Multiple quality restaurants and bars across three levels overlooking Coogee Beach. Bottom floor is family friendly but upper levels are over 18s only. ”
  • 299 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“A must visit for guests wanting to see Sydney Harbour at its finest. You can find the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens.”
  • 225 locals recommend
Lounge
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“On a hot beach day, nothing beats a refreshing cocktail or nachos, after your swim..”
  • 295 locals recommend
Café
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“It’s just nice to walk around. Plus the coffee is amazing. You have to book to sit in and eat. The pancakes are so good! ”
  • 249 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Woolies in this building, Kmart, and all the essentials you need really. Bit of a shopping too. Movies are also in there.”
  • 185 locals recommend