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Australian National Maritime Museum
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Ranked #31 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Australian National Maritime Museum details the country's love for and dependence upon the seas with traditional exhibits... more » Owner description: The Australian National Maritime Museum details the country's love for and dependence upon the seas with traditional exhibits and film but also vessels to explore in Darling Harbour, including a destroyer and a submarine. The museum has many children's activities and offers sailing excursions. « less
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Ranked #32 of 291 attractions in Sydney
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Ranked #33 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Category: Historic Sites; Government Buildings
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Ranked #34 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Owner description: Circular Quay is a colorful port where ferries and cruise ships board and depart, and boat watching can be as good a pastime... more » Owner description: Circular Quay is a colorful port where ferries and cruise ships board and depart, and boat watching can be as good a pastime as people watching. While street performers entertain outside, those wanting a more cultural experience can head into the Museum of Contemporary Art where a sculpture garden on the roof is as much a view as the waterways below. « less
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Ranked #35 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Category: Boat Tours; Bodies of Water
Owner description: Oz Jet Boating operate AWESOME thrill rides on Sydney Harbour. Their state-of-the-art jet boats can perform amazing spins,... more » Owner description: Oz Jet Boating operate AWESOME thrill rides on Sydney Harbour. Their state-of-the-art jet boats can perform amazing spins, stunts and slides. The 1/2 hour experience takes in some of Sydney Harbour's most famous icons. It's extreme and loads of fun! « less
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Ranked #36 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches

  Lower North Shore: Mosman/ Balmoral Beach Mosman is one of Sydney’s most exclusive suburbs; with historic aboriginal sites,Taronga Park Zoo, breathtaking views, stunning... more »

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Ranked #37 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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 #38 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks
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Ranked #39 of 291 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 #40 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Category: Theaters
Sydney's beautiful historic Capitol Theatre is host to world class musicals, theatre, ballet, concerts and performers.
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Ranked #41 of 291 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 #42 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Category: Theaters; Historic Sites
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Ranked #43 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Category: Neighborhoods
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 #44 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #45 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Category: History 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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Ranked #46 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks
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Ranked #47 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Category: Lookouts
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Ranked #48 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Category: Beaches; Neighborhoods
Beach located on Sydney's northern peninsula.
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Ranked #49 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: The Cenotaph, located between Pitt and George Streets, is the ceremonial focus for remembering the war dead. It sits in a... more » Owner description: The Cenotaph, located between Pitt and George Streets, is the ceremonial focus for remembering the war dead. It sits in a wide, simple space, designed not to detract from the symbolism. « less
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Ranked #50 of 291 attractions in Sydney
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Ranked #51 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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Ranked #52 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Category: Libraries
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Ranked #53 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Category: Lookouts
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Ranked #54 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Owner description: Strictly Ballroom The Musical playing from 25 March 2014. Sydney's premier live entertainment venue, Sydney Lyric is the... more » Owner description: Strictly Ballroom The Musical playing from 25 March 2014. Sydney's premier live entertainment venue, Sydney Lyric is the place to experience musicals, theatre, concerts, opera and ballet. « less
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Ranked #55 of 291 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 #56 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Category: Specialty 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 291 attractions in Sydney
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #58 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Category: Geologic Formations
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 #59 of 291 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 #60 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Category: Shops; Architectural Buildings
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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