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Top 10 Places to go in Sydney, Australia

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1. Sydney Opera House

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Sydney Opera House is the world-famous landmark of Australia. Listed as a World Heritage, this majestic building is a hub for art, culture and history.

Watch a show, take pictures, and enjoy the sunset over this stunning structure while having a glass of wine beside the harbour at the Opera Bar.

You can also take a one-hour guided tour to learn more about this iconic building. These tours are available in several languages including Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish and German.

Tours operate daily between 9am and 5pm.

Price: Adult $37.00; Child $20.00; Concession $28.00; Family $95.00

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2. Sydney Harbour Bridge

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One of the world’s tallest steel arch bridge, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is another iconic structure that you will not missed. Spanning across the Sydney Harbour with the Opera House in the distance, the bridge offers a spectacular backdrop when dining in The Rocks (see point 6).

To experience it, you can walk or cycle across the bridge itself. Alternatively, you can do the BridgeClimb Sydney. The climb brings you 134m above sea level at the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, letting you enjoy the spectacular panorama of the city and its surroundings.

Price: Adult $238-373; Child $163-268 (depending on the time of the climb)

 

3. Taronga Zoo Sydney

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Located on the shores of Sydney Harbour, the 52-acre Taronga Zoo has over 4,000 animals from over 350 species. The award-winning zoo is home to exotic and native wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian devils, gorillas, giraffes, penguins and lemurs.

Go meet fuzzy wuzzy koalas, feed a friendly wallaby and conquer your fear with Australia’s largest saltwater crocodiles. Come ready with your camera to capture any wildlife action as you stroll among the animal territories.

Opening hours:

9:30am – 4:30pm (May – Aug)

9:30am – 5:00pm (Sept – Apr)

9:30am – 4:00pm (New Years Eve)

Ticket Price:

Children under 4 years of age are free.

Getting there: Drive or take a 12-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay. The ferry departs from Wharf 2 at Circular Quay every 30 minutes. We recommend taking the ferry as you will also get to enjoy the Sky Safari cable car from the wharf to the main entrance. A Zoo Pass can be purchased from Circular Quay, which includes return ferry rides, the cable car (or bus) to the top and zoo admission.

More info: Taronga Zoo

 

4. Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

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 Situated at the edge of eastern suburbs, Sydney’s best coastal walk offers 6 km of picturesque coastal views of beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools. Starting from Bondi Beach, the walk takes about 2 hours at a leisurely pace that offers different experience and views along the way.

Bondi Beach > Tamarama Beach > Bronte > Clovelly > Coogee

Watch surfers ride the waves at 3 different locations: Tamarama Beach, McKenzies and Bronte Beach.

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Alternatively, you could just enjoy the great sandy beach or surf the waves at Bondi Beach. Attracting locals and tourists, the beach is made famous by a popular lifesaving TV show named Bondi Rescue. Bondi Beach offers a variety of cafes, restaurants and markets overlooking the beach. You can also cycle, rollerblades and skate at Bondi skatepark.

More info: Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

 

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