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Ranked #31 of 266 attractions in Sydney
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Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #32 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #33 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Museums
Owner description: The working class did it tough in Sydney in the 19th Century. View the laundry copper, backyard dunny, worn lino, tiny... more » Owner description: The working class did it tough in Sydney in the 19th Century. View the laundry copper, backyard dunny, worn lino, tiny kitchens and crowded living quarters when you visit this rare surviving example of a working class terrace. Then stock up on sweets in the old corner shop. Open daily 2pm-5pm. Museum access is by guided tour only. Tours can be pre-booked by phone or same day tickets are available for purchase in the shop (subject to availability). Adult $8. Concession $4, Family $17. Sydney Living Museums members free. « less
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Ranked #34 of 266 attractions in Sydney
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Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #35 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Biking Trails
Owner description: Livelo provides visitors to Sydney and Melbourne with a fleet of high quality road bikes to hire. Bikes are available to rent... more » Owner description: Livelo provides visitors to Sydney and Melbourne with a fleet of high quality road bikes to hire. Bikes are available to rent by the hour or day, 7 days per week, from 5.45am. Free helmet included. Livelo also provide guided bike tours of Sydney and Melbourne. « less
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$279* and up
Ranked #36 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Beaches

Coogee Beach is a stunning recreational beach which is located in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. The beach features historical swimming baths for the shark paranoid! The beach is... more »

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Ranked #37 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #38 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Historic Sites; Theaters
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Ranked #39 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #40 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #41 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Located by the Royal Botanic Gardens, the bench known as Mrs. Macquarie's Chair was carved out of sandstone in the early... more » Owner description: Located by the Royal Botanic Gardens, the bench known as Mrs. Macquarie's Chair was carved out of sandstone in the early 1800s for Govenor Lachlan Macquarie's wife, Elizabeth. It became her favorite spot to look upon the harbour and serves that same purpose today for visitors who take a moment to rest there. « less
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Ranked #42 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #43 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Bar/ Clubs; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #44 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #45 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches

Bondi Beach is Australia's most famous beach with glorious golden sands, stunning surf and a vibrant seaside village. It's a great destination for people watching, surfing... more »

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Ranked #46 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #47 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
Owner description: A neighborhood with a Greenwich Village vibe, Newtown is a great place to stray from tourist traffic and duck into funky... more » Owner description: A neighborhood with a Greenwich Village vibe, Newtown is a great place to stray from tourist traffic and duck into funky clothing, books, homewares and tea shops housed in Victorian-style buildings. The plentiful cafes and restaurants along King Street have earned the roadway the nickname of 'Eat Street.' « less
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Ranked #48 of 266 attractions in Sydney
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Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #49 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Rocks Discovery Museum is a free, family friendly museum which tells the story of The Rocks area of Sydney from... more » Owner description: The Rocks Discovery Museum is a free, family friendly museum which tells the story of The Rocks area of Sydney from pre-European days to the present. Housed in a restored 1850s sandstone warehouse, The Rocks Discovery Museum is home to a unique collection of images and archaeological artefacts found in The Rocks. The exhibits are filled with interactive fun, using touch screens, audio and visual elements to bring the history of the area alive.Learn about the area's traditional custodians, the establishment of the English colony and the time when sailors, whalers and traders made The Rocks their home; through to the 1970s union-led protests which preserved this unique part of Sydney for future generations to explore and enjoy. « less
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Cockatoo Island (Cockatoo Island)
Ranked #50 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Islands; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Off-limits to the public for more than one hundred years, Cockatoo Island welcomes you to a new chapter in its long and... more » Owner description: Off-limits to the public for more than one hundred years, Cockatoo Island welcomes you to a new chapter in its long and illustrious story. Retaining all its character and heritage from decades of human endeavour by convicts and shipbuilders alike, Cockatoo Island has opened its doors to all, with a mission to re-energise history. Now a place to escape the everyday, a canvas for creatives and cultural events, the world’s first urban waterfront campground and beautiful holiday accommodation, Cockatoo Island has undergone a renaissance in every sense of the word. « less
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Ranked #51 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #52 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Religious Sites; Museums
Owner description: Mary MacKillop Place, in Mount Street North Sydney, Australia is a place unlike any other. This beautiful tranquil haven is... more » Owner description: Mary MacKillop Place, in Mount Street North Sydney, Australia is a place unlike any other. This beautiful tranquil haven is where the tomb of the iconic Australian and first Saint Mary MacKillop is located. It is a historical ‘must see’ destination that gives you an insight into where this extraordinary woman lived and spent the final years of her life. This unique destination incorporates a spiritual site, café/gift shop, museum, beautiful garden and historic Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel. « less
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Ranked #53 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
Owner description: When international director and closet ghoul Alfred Hitchcock visited Sydney in the sixties this was his infamous point of... more » Owner description: When international director and closet ghoul Alfred Hitchcock visited Sydney in the sixties this was his infamous point of reference. Locals know, and tourists do not, that this is the last stop for the desperate few, it also a beautiful location for a spectacular scenic cliff top walk that begins at The Gap Park. « less
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Ranked #54 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Neighborhoods; Beaches
Beach located on Sydney's northern peninsula.
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Ranked #55 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: These historic police buildings once hosted infamous criminals like bushranger Captain Moonlight and sly-grog queen Kate... more » Owner description: These historic police buildings once hosted infamous criminals like bushranger Captain Moonlight and sly-grog queen Kate Leigh, as Sydney's police and magistrates kept law and order. Walk through the corridor of cells, check out the chilling collection of criminal weapons and hundreds of photos from forensic archives. Open Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm. Adult $10. Concession $5. Family $20. Sydney Living Museum members free. « less
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Ranked #56 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Madame Tussauds Sydney features an all-star cast of the world’s best known personalities and heroes, including A-list... more » Owner description: Madame Tussauds Sydney features an all-star cast of the world’s best known personalities and heroes, including A-list celebrities, sports heroes, rock legends, world leaders and an array of home-grown Australian legends. Madame Tussauds Sydney is a new breed of attraction, with interactivity at the heart of the experience. Get up close, touch and even hug the figures. You can also grab the props to make your photos even more authentic!With a fascinating history dating back to the Paris of 1770, Madame Tussauds is quite literally a labour of love spanning 200 years of expertise and research. Each wax figure is crafted with unprecedented skill, artistry and accuracy. It takes over 800 hours of work and 20 artists to make just one wax figure.Madame Tussauds Sydney is the thirteenth Madame Tussauds attraction opened worldwide and the fifth of its kind in the Asia Pacific region. « less
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Ranked #57 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Architectural Buildings; Shops
Owner description: Window shopping is elevated to a graceful art when walking through the floors of the Strand Arcade, a Victorian shopping... more » Owner description: Window shopping is elevated to a graceful art when walking through the floors of the Strand Arcade, a Victorian shopping center established in 1891. « less
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Ranked #58 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Lookouts
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Ranked #59 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #60 of 266 attractions in Sydney
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: A converted electric station houses an eclectic collection of art and artifacts that celebrate applied science and design.... more » Owner description: A converted electric station houses an eclectic collection of art and artifacts that celebrate applied science and design. The Powerhouse Museum is also known for kid-friendly interactive exhibits and popular limited-time shows featuring props and design elements from films such as Star Wars and Harry Potter. « less
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