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Explore the Harbour

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Vivid Sydney

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It’s hard not to be impressed by Sydney. Its iconic landmarks are known the world over and there’s truly nothing quite like seeing the gleaming sails of the Sydney Opera House and the iron-grey struts of the Sydney Harbour Bridge standing guard over the beautiful harbour, or the sweeping ocean-blue crescent of Bondi Beach.

Greater Sydney Introduction

Greater Sydney is a sprawling modern metropolis. Sydney city is a thoroughly modern city known the world over. Alongside some of Australia’s finest shopping there is a splendid dining scene. Cuisines cover the spectrum and household name chefs serve up impressive gourmet dishes across neighbourhood pubs, cafes hidden in tiny alleyways and glorious outdoor dining spaces. Eat your way around the globe in the Sydney.

Discover the ancient Aboriginal culture of Sydney (Warrane). Take a guided walking tour through the historic Rocks area and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Hop in a seaplane for birds-eye view of the spectacular harbour. Alternatively, the Sydney Tower Eye offers 360-degree views stretching as far as the hazy distant Blue Mountains, from the highest point in Sydney.

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Be Inspired

  • Head to the glorious waters of Bondi or Palm Beach and catch the perfect wave. Beginners or those looking to perfect their style can take lessons with a pro.
  • Take in a performance at possibly the most famous Opera House in the world and soak up the picture-perfect views with a cocktail in the Opera Bar.
  • Scale the heights of the Sydney Harbour Bridge by day or night for memorable city views.
  • Hop on the ferry to Manly for brunch, or for an impromptu sunset cruise.
  • Get up close and personal to Australia’s unique wildlife and sea creatures at Taronga Zoo, Sydney Wildlife World or SEA LIFE Sydney.
  • Embrace the fabulous weather and dine alfresco overlooking the water at Woolloomooloo Wharf, Rose Point or Watsons Bay.
  • Absorb the past, present, and future at the Museum of Sydney, the Australian Museum, and the Powerhouse Museum.  

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Sydney Visitor Centre – The Rocks

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