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Things To See & Do in Sydney

Sydney is a popular holiday destination thanks to its cosmopolitan city lifestyle, famous landmarks and attractions. There are so many things to see and do in Sydney, from the famous cultural precinct to the incredible shopping and dining, historical sights and so much more. You can choose to explore the city at your own pace, or join one of the many organised tours and activities on offer.

Of course the Sydney Opera House is the city's most famous attraction and indeed one of the world's most iconic landmarks. An enduring cultural icon of Australia, the Opera House features opera theatres, concert halls, recitals, bars and restaurants.

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Second only to the Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is another tourism icon of the city and has been liked to San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. An historic great of Sydney's skyline, visitors can drive over the bridge, climb the bridge on a tour or sail under it on a ferry. Another great way to enjoy incredible views of the harbour is from Mrs Macquarie's Chair, one of the best vantage points in the city.

No visit to Sydney would be complete without a visit to the stunning sands of Bondi Beach. One of the world's most famous beaches, the lifestyle destination has been the star of a number of TV shows and movies and is the perfect place to enjoy a swim, go surfing and hang out at swanky bars, cafes and restaurants.

A glittering waterfront precinct, Darling Harbour is just minutes from the city and is one of Sydney's biggest shopping, dining and entertainment precincts. Featuring Chinese Friendship Gardens and the nightlife hub of King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour is a popular spot for riding Sydney's ferry's and enjoying long leisurely lunches.

Situated along the boardwalk of Darling Harbour, Sydney Sea Life Aquarium is a fantastic attraction for the whole family and is conveniently located close to a variety of shopping and dining options. One of the best aquariums in the country, Sea Life features over 12,000 animals and more than 650 species.

A popular cultural and historical hub, The Rocks is a kind of outdoor museum that mixes the history of Australia's foundation with a trendy tourism hub where the rich and famous indulge in old world charm and visitors can get a taste of the high life.

An easy walk from the CBD, Sydney's Chinatown is a feast for the senses offering Asian culture, cuisine and spectacular architecture. Vibrant lanterns and impressive archways create an authentic oriental experience.

Sydney is also known for its open spaces and natural heritage, and a visit to one of the city's many parks and gardens is a must. For more of the city's history and culture, take a trip to one of a variety of museums and galleries located all over the city including the Power House Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales.

As you make your way around the city, you may notice some of the many beautiful churches and cathedrals. Aside from being magnificent examples of heritage architecture, these places of worship are also a significant part of Sydney's history. They also make for a great photo op.

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