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Name Attraction Extra Info Address

Sydney Tower Eye & Skywalk

View the city - from the harbour to the Blue Mountains in the west, the ocean in the east and Botany Bay in the south. Dining available in two revolving restaurants.

Sydney Tower

 

100 Market Street
Central

NSW
2000

Bondi Beach

World famous Bondi Beach, another icon of Sydney Australia. Surf, swim (between the red/yellow flags on the beach!). Myriad of restaurants and cafes catering to most, if not all, tastes. There is a Bondi to Coogee walk, mostly level or mild slopes, offering great coastal views and more beaches and cafes.

Bondi Beach

8 kms from the City Centre to Bondi beach! Take the train to Bondi Junction then bus to the beach, or take the Bondi and Beach Explorer bus from Circular Quay or along the route.

Bondi
Bondi

NSW
2026

Botany Bay National Park

Botany Bay National Park has a rich history and was the initial meeting place between Aboriginal and European culture in 1770. At Kurnell check out the Discovery Centre for good historical displays of the meeting between the Endeavour crew of Captain Cook and the local Aborigines. At La Perouse there is the Bare Island Fort and at Cape Solander there is a chance to see whales in their seasonal migrations north or south.

Botany Bay National Park

Phone 9311 3379.

Kurnell

NSW
2231

Name Attraction Extra Info Address

Bridgeclimb

Reach the summit of The Sydney Harbour Bridge! Offering spectacular 360 degree views of Sydney, the Bridgeclimb is a lifelong memorable experience. Small groups of 12 are taken up the top with professional guides every 10 minutes. Tours are available at Day, Twilight and Night.

Bridgeclimb

Bookings are neccesary - Phone 8274 7777.

3 Cumberland St
The Rocks

NSW
2000

Centennial Park

Used by Sydneysiders as a recreational park for a long time, Centennial Park was created in 1886 to celebrate the landing of the First Fleet in 1786. Besides picnic and BBQ areas, there is bird watching, roller-blading, golf, tennis, even horse riding. Horses and bicycles can be hired there. In November through to February, there is the outdoor Moonlight Cinema.

Centennial Park

Take the train to Bondi Junction, then bus X39 or the Bondi and Bay Explorer Bus, stop 14.

Main Entrance Oxford St.
Woollahra

NSW
2025

Circular Quay

Nestled between the City Business District, the Rocks, the Opera House and the Royal Botanical Gardens, it is a main transport terminus for Sydney ferries, trains, buses and taxis. From here you can visit historical Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, Darling Harbour, Taronga Zoo by ferry via the ever beautiful Sydney Harbour. Multitude of Harbour Cruises available.

Circular Quay

The Rocks and Circular Quay Map

Northern end of the Sydney Central Business District (City Centre).

Central

NSW
2000

Dalrymple
Hay Nature Reserve

Blue gum high forest as well as majestic blackbutt trees. Beautifully coloured birdlife including king parrots, rosellas and lorikeets.

Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve

Access from Mona Vale Road, Rosedale Rd or Vista Street.

Mona Vale Road
St. Ives

NSW
2075

Darling Harbour

Caters to all ages with its many attractions, food, and shopping.

Darling Harbour

 

Darling Harbour Visitor Centre
Darling Harbour

NSW
2000

Featherdale Wildlife Park

Featherdale Wildlife Park offers one of Australia’s largest native wildlife collections, over 2000 animals. Visitors are encouraged to get up close and personal with Australia’s native heritage. Cuddle a koala, hand feed kangaroos, wallabies and emus.

Featherdale Wildlife Park

 

217-229 Kildare Rd
Doonside

NSW
2767

Fort Denison

Situated strategically in the middle of Sydney Harbour, this fort was a key part of the 1800s defense network of Sydney. Originally known as Pinchgut Island, this was the punishment place for recalcitrant convicts who misbehaved during the very early days of the colony.

Fort Denison

Bookings are essential, tours can be booked at Cadmans Cottage located at The Rocks, Circular Quay.

110 George St for bookings
Sydney Harbour

NSW
2000

Historic Mamre Homestead

Relax with us in the peaceful country atmosphere of our fully restored 1820’s tearooms and restuarant. Home cooking, log fires and the aroma of bygone times.

Historic Mamre Homestead

Phone 02 9670 6178

Lot 1 Mamre Rd. Turn off the M4 at Mamre Rd.
St Mary

NSW
2760

Imax Theatre Sydney

The largest cinema screen in the World! With an 8 storey high screen, Imax Threatre has 2D and 3D films from around the world showing crystal clear images, wrapped in digital surround sound.

Imax Theatre Sydney

Phone 9281 3300.

31 Wheat Road.
Darling Harbour

NSW
2000

Kuringai Chase National Park

Rugged scenery with pristine beaches, wildflowers, birdlife and native fauna. There is Aboriginal rock art on several of the trails with tours available.

Kuringai Chase National Park

Access western side of the park at Bobbin Head Rd off the Pacific Highway. The eastern side can be accessed from Mona Vale Road.

Bobbin Head

NSW

Luna Park

On Sydney Harbour, this 1930s amusement park has a long history of Sydney Fun. With rides, entertainment, games and food.

Luna Park

Open 365 Days a year. Information Line 02 9033 7676.

1 Olympic Drive
Milsons Point

NSW
2061

Manly Beach

The first of a long pearl string of surfing and swimming beaches stretching from Manly to Palm Beach. The ferry ride to Manly from Circular Quay is still the preferred local’s way of seeing Sydney’s beautiful harbour.

Manly Beach

 

Manly

NSW
2095

Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Cultural Museum, Boomerang throwing, Didjeridoo Presentations, Native Plant walk and Retail Gallery.

Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural Cenre

 

1951 Castlereagh Rd, Penrith
Penrith

NSW
2750

Nepean Belle Paddle
Wheeler

Cruise the spectacular Nepean Gorge in the Blue Mountains National Park for Morning or Afternoon Tea, Lunch or Dinner.

Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler

 

Tench Ave. (via Jamison Rd.)
Penrith

NSW
2750

Oceanworld Manly

Watch the huge sharks, giant stingrays, turtles and shoals of fish in our 4 million litre Oceanarium being hand- fed. The Shark Dive Xtreme is offered with dives suitable even for first-timers!

Oceanworld Manly

Phone 61 2 8251 7877. Open every day except Christmas Day.

West Esplanade
Manly

NSW
2095

Panthers World of Enter
tainment

Aqua Golf, video games and live entertainment, restaurants and cafe, shows at the Evan Theatre.

Panthers World of Entertainment

Mulgoa Rd
Penrith

NSW
2750

Penrith Lakes

Where the rowing and canoeing events were held at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, including the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith Whitewater Stadium, Muru Mittigar Aboriginal and Education Centre and the Penrith Lakes Environmental Centre.

Penrith Lakes

 

Castlereagh Rd
Penrith

NSW
2750

Penrith Valley

Penrith Valley is the location of the world renowned Sydney International Regatta Centre - with picnic and BBQ facilities, rowing, canoeing, dragon boats, club fishing, and sailing. Muru Mittigar, the Aboriginal Culture and Education Centre is well worth visiting.

Penrith Valley

 

Penrith is at the base of the Blue Mountains.
Penrith

NSW
2750

Royal Botanical Gardens

Over 30 hectares with more than 7500 trees from all over the world. Located on the harbour, it was established in 1816 to help the settlers and farmers understand their new environment. Rose gardens, a tropical glasshouse pyramid and rare threatened plant species.

Royal Botanical Gardens

 

Mrs. Macquarie Road
Central

NSW
2000

Royal National Park

The first National Park in Australia and second in the world after Yellowstone in the USA. Offers over 100 kms of walking tracks, with a 26km coastal walk with stunning headland views, beautiful beaches and rainforest valleys.

Royal National Park

Access is 32km south of Sydney via the Princes Highway.

Audley

NSW
2232

St. Mary’s Cathedral

Building commenced in 1868 (the first burnt down) with its spires completed in 2000. There is a beautiful Melloco Brothers mosaic floor in the crypt, inspired in part by the book of Kells depicting the story of Creation.

St. Mary’s Cathedral

 

College St, opposite Hyde Park.
Central

NSW
2000

Sun Masamune Sake Brewery

Australia’s one and only Sake Brewery. Visit the factory and Visitors Centre to learn about the tradition, culture and production process of this 2000 year old drink. Taste and buy sake products made here in Penrith from Australian rice.

Sun Masamune Sake Brewery

 

29 Cassola Place
Penrith

NSW
2750

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Complete with glass tunnels, living coral, brilliantly coloured tropical fish and of course Sharks.

Sydney Aquarium

 

Aquarium Pier, East side of Darling Harbour.
Darling Harbour

NSW
2000

Sydney Cricket Ground

The SCG has Test and State Cricket matches in summer and in winter is the home ground of the Sydney Swans. At the Football Stadium next door, there are Rugby League, Rugby Union and the evergrowing in popularity Soccer matches.

Sydney Cricket Ground

Bondi Bay Explorer Bus stop 16. Phone 02 9380 0383.

Moore Park

NSW
1363

Sydney International Regatta Centre

2000 Oympics Site - Rowing, Canoeing, Dragon Boats, Sailing, Triathlon and Tandem Skydiving at the beautiful Penrith Lakes. There are Picnic and BBQ Facilities as well as walking and cycling tracks. For the whole family to enjoy.

Sydney International Regatta Centre

 

Castlereagh Rd
Penrith

NSW
2750

Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney"s greatest sporting venue, offering restaurants, cafes as well as being the venue for many of Australia"s major sporting and special events.

Sydney Olympic Park

Homebush Bay Information Centre

1 Herb Elliott Avenue
Homebush

NSW
2140

Sydney Opera House

World famous Sydney Opera House with a harbour backdrop features more than great photo opportunities. Plays, Operas, Orchestras, Jazz, or take a tour of the building"s facilities.

Sydney Opera House

 

Bennelong Point - East side of Circular Quay
Central

NSW
2000

Taronga Zoo

Koalas, kangaroos, wallabies - a large collection of Australian fauna as well as animals from around the world. On the harbour, if also offers great Sydney views. In summer, visit the night zoo. Take a ferry from Circular Quay.

Taronga Zoo

 

Bradley"s Head Road
Mosman

NSW
2088

The Harbour Bridge

With stunning Sydney Harbour and city views, the Harbour Bridge has a museum and also offers tours across the top of the Arch. Bookings are essential!

The Harbour Bridge

 

5 Cumberland St.
The Rocks

NSW
2000

The Rocks

The Rocks is the original settlement area for the convicts and troops that were sent to Australia in 1788. Full of history and colourful stories, as well as everything from markets to fine dining.

The Rocks

 

Sydney Visitors Centre, 106 George St
The Rocks

NSW
2000

The Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House, one of the 7 wonders of the modern world. There are tours available, including a backstage one. Or try one of the Performance packages.

The Sydney Opera House

To Book, phone 61 2 9250 7777.

Bennelong Point, Circular Quay

NSW
2000

Timbertown Wauchope

100 Years Ago - All Welcome. Bullock Team Displays, Blacksmith, Shingle Splitter, Whipcracking, Steam Rides, Paddle Boats and Pony rides. A lotta fun for the whole family.

Timbertown Wauchope

25 Mins from Port Macquarie. Phone 1300 303 155

Oxley Highway
Wauchope

NSW
2446

Vicary’s Winery

Wine tastings - relaxing wine gardens - woolshed dances - Craft Markets 2nd Sunday every month.

Vicary’s Winery

 

The Northern Rd
Luddenham

NSW
2745

Victoria Barracks

First home to the British, then NSW and now the Australian Army - this colonial Georgian complex is still very active today. Open Thursdays from 10am, it has a flag raising ceremony and marching band, followed by guided tours of both the museum and the barracks.

 

Oxford St.
Paddington

NSW
2021

Watsons Bay

A popular waterside suburb that is known for its great seafood, particulary Doyle"s Seafood Restaurant and assorted fish and chip shops, but also swimming, Vaucluse House and if your up for it, a 40 minute stroll will offer great views of the ocean and the harbour at South Head.

Watsons Bay via ferry from Circular Quay or the Bondi and Bay Explorer Bus.

Watsons Bay

NSW
2030

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