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Best things to do in Haymarket

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Concert Hall
“An icon for all who travel to Sydney from all other states and from all over the world.”
600 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“One of the most beautiful gardens in Sydney. Take a picnic or grab lunch at the cafe and take in the incredibly beautiful Sydney Harbour. Walk on to the Sydney Opera House.”
376 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“Check what's on at the Art Gallery of NSW. This beautiful building always offers multiple exhibits to suit every age group and cultural interest. It also houses a top notch restaurant and more casual cafe.”
321 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Attractions The Harbourside Shopping Centre Darling Harbour from the National Maritime Museum, looking towards King Street Wharf 3 Darling Harbour Mini Train 2012 Harbourside at night, Darling Harbour, 2019 Artist performing cultural dance at Chinese new year festival at Tumbalong park, Darling Harbour, Sydney 2019 Kid playing at Chinese New Year Festival at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, Sydney, 2019 The Darling Harbour precinct is home to a number of major public facilities and attractions, including:[5] Harbourside Shopping Centre, which includes Kingpin Bowling Alley (the only bowling alley in Darling Harbour), M9 Laser Skirmish, as well as Australia's first retail Jet flight simulator. Cockle Bay Wharf Paddy's Markets Chinese Garden of Friendship Tumbalong Park Darling Quarter Playground Australian National Maritime Museum (featuring museum ships including HMAS Vampire) The Star Casino & Entertainment Complex The Darling Hotel & Spa Powerhouse Museum Sydney Aquarium Madame Tussauds Sydney Wildlife World Aboriginal Centre[clarification needed] Sega World Sydney (closed in 2000) International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), opened in December 2016.[6]”
269 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Australia’s leading museum dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists. Beautiful location, right by the Opera House. The MCA Collection contains over 4000 works by Australian artists that have been acquired since 1989. The Museum collects across all art forms with strong holdings in painting, photography, sculpture, works on paper and moving image, as well as significant representation of works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. ”
302 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Westfield Sydney, formerly Westfield Centrepoint, is an upscale shopping centre operated by Scentre Group and located beneath the Sydney Tower in the Sydney central business district. It is adjacent to the Westfield Sydney Central Plaza. ”
128 locals recommend
Park
“Hyde Park is Sydney's oldest park. Locals gather to sunbake on its lawns while buskers entertain them. The park also hosts much-loved events such as parts of the Sydney Festival in January and the Night Noodle Markets during October. It is also the starting point for the City2Surf race in August. Split into two sections, its northern side features the Archibald Fountain and its south the Anzac Memorial and Pool of Reflection. Don't forget to visit one of the oldest Cathedral in Sydney which is St Mary's Cathedral”
117 locals recommend
Opera House
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“Drinks at the Opera Bar (below the opera house). Great for sunset drinks, a bar with great views. Its a must go, for newbies and Sydney locals.”
214 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Circular Quay is a must see when you visit Sydney. There are so many bars, restaurants & cafes. It is the Sydney City by the water. You can catch a ferry across the harbour & visit places like Taronga Zoo or Manly. You may also see cultural street performers depending on the season.”
218 locals recommend
Museum
“The Australian Museum is the oldest museum in Australia, with an international reputation in the fields of natural history and anthropology. ”
79 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Queen Victoria Building Sydney, NSW, 2000, AU   124 local hosts recommend   QVB is iconic place in Sydney and its must see.”
118 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“At 309-metres high, Sydney Tower Eye is Sydney’s tallest building and has been an iconic feature of the city skyline for over 30 years. View the city from behind the wrap-around windows or step out onto the 268-metre high Skywalk for an uninterrupted view of the city. The famous landmark houses restaurants and an observation deck and can hold as many as 960 at capacity. Let us know prior to your stay if you'd like to book the entrance fee for a discounted price. *Subject to availability”
64 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“This is the original store that opened in 2002 and still carries a dizzying array of Gelato flavours - Marian always has pistachio and I love the rum and raisin. On warm summer nights prepare to line up!”
167 locals recommend
Aquarium
“SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium contains a large variety of Australian aquatic life, displaying more than 700 species comprising more than 13,000 individual fish and other sea and water creatures from most of Australia's water habitats. ”
45 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Very popular and famous ice-creams and gelatos with a large selection of ingenious flavours that change regularly. Made from natural ingredients. Popular even in winter. Expect queues in Summer. Ask for a 'taste' of a flavour before you decide. Cone, cup or take home pack.”
147 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“A lovely walk out to the end of the point, where you can get amazing photos of the Opera House with the Harbour Bridge behind it. It is where all of the famous photos of the Sydney New Year fireworks are taken from.”
115 locals recommend