Sydney Landmarks

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Sydney Landmarks

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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia55,774 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Each time we visit Sydney we always end up visiting the magnioficant Opera House.

    Its a marvel of engineering and officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 20 October 1973.

    Head to one of the bars beside The Opera House like Opera bar for some great views of harbour Bridge, Opera House and the constant stream of ferries arriving and departing.

    If you are lucky there will also be a cruise ship in town, like when we visited.
    Written July 1, 2024
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  • Lenny H
    Auckland, New Zealand842 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can walk across this for free and you should for great views of the CBD. There is even an elevator to get onto the bridge if you cannot handle the stairs. Once on the bridge, it is an easy walk.
    Written July 1, 2024
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  • EastCoastMomNY
    New York City, NY284 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's such a beautiful building. There are many shops and restaurants, but it's worth a visit even if you don't eat or shop!
    Written June 24, 2024
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  • Mitchell
    Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed romantic walks along the waterfront, taking in the lively atmosphere and stunning city views. From bustling restaurants to exciting harbor cruises, there's something for everyone in this dynamic destination.
    Written July 8, 2024
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  • Lenny H
    Auckland, New Zealand842 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place to wander around and get a feel for some of Sydney’s history. Lots of places to visit, including several free ones.
    Written July 17, 2024
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  • ee978
    1,025 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Views of the city, water, and landmarks are great, but it is a little pricey for the time you actually need to spend on the observation deck.

    30 min is enough time for most people.
    Written December 20, 2023
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia20,935 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A stunning part of the city, especially during the Vivid festival, there was so much to see and do, this area came alive. The quay is a must for all visitors.
    Written July 8, 2024
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  • Maggie W
    Coronado, CA4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved strolling through Watson's Bay and walking by the sea! Took ferry over and back. Great beach day! Highly recommend.
    Written March 17, 2024
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  • leuveen
    United Kingdom1,289 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a fantastic walk for anyone who wants to see the top attractions but also have a lovely walk. Lots of toilets/cafes/food kiosks on the way. And plenty of benches to rest on.
    Written February 29, 2024
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  • NomTumYum
    Singapore, Singapore332 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sydney encapsulates a harmonious blend of diverse experiences, offering an abundance of activities to indulge in. Saint Mary's Cathedral stands out as a magnificent testament to architectural brilliance. Its immaculate exterior exudes a sense of awe, drawing you in with its serene ambiance. Upon stepping inside, one is greeted by a profound silence, enveloped by exquisite glass art and sacred scriptures. Truly a sight to behold, Saint Mary's Cathedral is a stunning gem amidst Sydney's splendor. Spend a few minutes or even an hour here. It's surreal.
    Written April 16, 2024
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  • Petal
    Brisbane, Australia1,293 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As a family, we really enjoyed and would recommend this experience to anyone visiting Sydney.

    It is a really interesting part of Australia’s history and shows how Sydney started to develop back in the convict days.

    The headphones are a great idea as you really feel part of the experience, and the narration is excellent.

    Allow yourself time to explore and take in the history.

    Written June 24, 2024
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  • Vacation01982540247
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hi,

    We went to the Pylon yesterday and it is a fantastic view of the city. A couple of people in our group visiting Sydney aren't very good with heights so the Bridge Climb was a non-starter for them so this was a great alternative.

    The disappointment of the site was the movie about the history. The sound quality was really bad to the point there were times that you couldn't understand what was being said. Luckily for us there was hardly anyone else in the viewing area, but if it was busy and if there were children I don't think that we would have heard much at all.

    Also in the room adjacent to the viewing area there was no timer of system saying when the movie would start so you were constantly having to stick your head in to see if it had reached the start.

    Again we did enjoy ourselves and the the views are spectacular but the movie was very disappointing and something that could surely be fixed quite easily with minimum outlay and would add a great deal to the experience.
    Written July 1, 2024
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  • Megan C
    Chesterfield, UK546 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went in this small museum on the way to somewhere else and suddenly 2 hours had gone by and we had not seen everything. So much interesting information, really well curated. Lots of items to look at with great information provided for context. Lots of different types of displays and plenty of interactive content too. There is even a small library with selections for adults and children. I can’t recommend it enough, and its free!
    Written May 11, 2024
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  • Barbara R
    Brisbane, Australia30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I approached Central Station with trepidation. However the staff were very anxious to assist, the approach and concourse layout user-friendly, and Eternity, the bistro, very modern and well appointed, though the food left a little to be desired.
    Written July 17, 2024
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  • mtgcrafts
    Gosford, Australia66 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went to see Henry Winkler at Sydney town hall . He was fantastic. Beautiful building with lots of original features. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The only thing I would advise you to do is not book a seat on the side of the venue . Make sure you are in the middle section or in the gallery above. For the entire show I had a pole in my view . No mention of a restricted view when I booked the tickets and was charged the same price as seats that did not have a restricted view.
    Written February 6, 2024
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