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  •   Sydney - Attractions

•   Opera House
The white sails of the Opera House are a Sydney icon and can be seen from many vantage points across the city. A guided tour of the Opera House will take you behind the scenes, in this building regarded as a masterpiece of twentieth century architecture. Tour bookings are essential. On Sundays an interesting craft market is run in front of the Opera House steps.

•   Sydney Harbour Bridge
You can walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge or climb up inside the south-eastern pylon for a terrific view. But for a truly memorable experience, climb to the very top of the bridge with BridgeClimb. Tours leave frequently from Cumberland Street in The Rocks, and night-time climbs are also available.

•   Take a Ferry
To experience the magic of Sydney Harbour you can simply take a ferry. Try taking the ferry from Circular Quay to Manly, where you can go to the beach, have coffee or ice-cream at one of the many cafes, stroll along the Esplanade, go to the aquarium at Oceanworld Manly or take a bus to North Head for the best coastal views in Sydney. Then to complete your trip, return to Circular Quay on a JetCat.

•   Sydney Aquarium and Darling Harbour
The Sydney Aquarium at Darling Harbour has underwater viewing tunnels for a close up view of sharks, stingrays and colourful fish. There is also a seal enclosure where you can view the seals as they swim underneath you. The monorail stops right outside, and is an excellent (and fun) way to get there. Other attractions in Darling Harbour include the Chinese Gardens, the IMAX theatre and the National Maritime Museum.

•   Sydney Tower and Skywalk
For dramatic 360-degree views of Sydney, go up Sydney Tower, the tallest tower in Australia. From the viewing deck, on a clear day it is possible to see up to 85 km. In addition to spectacular views of Sydney, try Skytour, an eight minute virtual tour of Australia, using surround screens, sensory effects and motion pod seating. The latest attraction at the tower is Skywalk, in which visitors are taken on walkways to an outside viewing platform suspended over the street below.

•   Museum of Sydney
The Museum of Sydney is built on the site of the first Government House, and incorporates parts of the original foundations. It offers a very contemporary display relating the Aboriginal and European history of the city. The upper gallery houses periodic exhibitions.

•   Taronga Zoo
The animals at Taronga Zoo have the best views in the world. There is an extensive collection of Australian animals and the amazing Asian rainforest exhibit, with over 200 Asian animals. To get there, go by ferry from Circular Quay or by bus from the city. To appreciate some of those wonderful views, take a ride on the Sky Safari cable car.

•   Powerhouse Museum
The Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo is a hands-on, family-friendly museum of technology and culture. Displays are cleverly integrated with recorded music and voices, to provide a thought provoking experience. The specially designed KidSpace areas will intrigue younger children.

•   Bondi Beach
Sydney is all about beaches, and Bondi Beach is the most famous of them all. Surf, swim, walk or just sit and watch the beautiful people. The clifftop walk from Bondi to Bronte is highly recommended. You can even take surfing lessons, whether you are a beginner or an accomplished surfer.

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