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Best things to do in Sydney

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
“Landmark, skyline-dominating arts centre for opera, theatre, music and dance, plus guided tours.”
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Shopping Mall
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“Closest big shopping to Randwick is Westfield Bondi Junction. Just take the bus one of these buses 314, 316, 317 or 400 from Belmore Road.”
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Botanical Garden
“The green heart of the city! You'll be impressed by the number of different varieties of plants from all over the world there are. All explained with little signs when you wander around. Perfect for an afternoon with friends, family or enjoy a picnic on a sunny day. You'll always find a little corner to lay down and have a great time. A must do if you're in Sydney for a few days only, highly recommended.”
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Trail
“The famous Bondi to Bronte walk. Make sure you have some walking shoes and get ready to enjoy some stunning views. ”
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Art Gallery
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“Gorgeous collections and exhibits. One of the best Art Galleries in the country.”
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Theme Park
“For amazing entertainment, delicious waterside dining and incredible wildlife, Darling Harbour is the perfect destination in the heart of Sydney. Meet penguins and dugongs at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and get up close to koalas and a giant saltwater crocodile at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. You’ll find plenty more exciting things to do and see, from Sydney Harbour cruises and tall ships at the Australian National Maritime Museum to the Chinese Garden of Friendship, a tranquil haven. You can even walk the red carpet with your favourite star at Madame Tussauds, a wax museum. The events calendar is wonderful all year and you can see world-class shows at ICC Sydney, a convention, exhibition and theatre complex. There are special attractions for the kids, too. Darling Quarter Kids Playground has climbing ropes, slides, swings, flying foxes and water games. The food and wine experiences are delectable, with waterfront restaurants, alfresco cafes and trendy bars along the waterfront at Cockle Bay, King Street Wharf and Harbourside, where there are souvenir shops and fashion boutiques. And you can dance the night away at funky nightclubs, too.”
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Art Museum
“The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (abbreviated MCA), located in Sydney, Australia, is an Australian museum solely dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art, both from across Australia and around the world. It is housed in the art deco-style former Maritime Services Board Building on the western edge of Circular Quay.”
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Route
“The Sydney Harbour Bridge was built in 1932 and is an arch bridge made from steel that goes across the Sydney Harbour. The bridge carries rail, vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district and the North Shore. The bridge is 134 m high and is the highest arch bridge in the world.”
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Zoo
“The gondola ride up gives a gorgeous view of the city and a sneak peak of the attractions.”
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Bar
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“Amazing place for drinks at the rooftop, amazing dinners and yummy coffee too! Great location, just in front of Coogee beach.”
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Neighbourhood
“View the famous Harbour bridge and opera house, take a ferry ride to many places on the harbour, look at the cruise liners that are in port take coffee food and alcohol in the areas ”
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Café
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“Anyone who loves markets, cafes, flowers, coffee, pretty gardens and just plain coolness will enjoy the ultra-stylised The Grounds of Alexandria!”
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Flea Market
“every Saturday and Sunday. right in front of the flat (in the school). have a lot of cool stuff (on Sunday) and good local food (on Saturday)... Highly Recommended ”
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Lounge
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“Enjoy a sundowner and fresh prawns overlooking Bondi beach. From stilettos to thongs (flip flops!), anything goes here. ”
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Opera House
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“Visit the Opera Bar to watch the sunset while sipping on your favourite cocktail”
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Pool
“Take your instagram photo here. Or even go for a swim too: Adult $8 Child (12 years & under) $5.50 Yoga Entry: $8 Locker Hire: $3 Towel Hire: $4 Learn to Swim Spectator: $4”
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