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DISCOVERING SYDNEY Sydney has a wealth of attractions given its natural splendour as the world’s largest natural harbour, its erection of world renowned iconic structures and the facelift the city received to host the ‘best ever’ Olympic Games in 2000.

http://www.discovernswaustralia.com/

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

www.sydneyoperahouse.com

SYDNEY TOWER

www.sydneytower.com

MUSEUM OF SYDNEY

Set on the site of the original Government House, built in 1788 as the home and office of Sydney’s very first Governor Arthur Phillip, the Museum of Sydney is just a few minutes’ walk up from Circular Quay on the corner of Phillip and Bridge Streets and contains a treasure trove of information about the city and its inhabitants. Log on to http://www.hht.net.au/museums/museum_of_sydney for more details.

SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK

www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au/Visiting/kids_in_the_park

LUNA PARK

Don’t worry, the famous Luna Park mouth won’t chomp down on you! Entry is free, but you pay for the rides you want to take (we scored an annual unlimited rides pass for $99). Accessible via train (Milsons Point) or ferry from Wharf 5 at Circular Quay, check out www.lunaparksydney.com for more details.

TARONGA ZOO

Taronga Zoo, on the north side of Sydney Harbour, boasts more than 2,500 animals and spectacular views back to the CBD. Open 9am – 5pm daily & easily accessed by ferry from Wharf 2 at Circular Quay…with more info at www.zoo.nsw.gov.au

WILDLIFE WORLD

www.myfun.com.au

SYDNEY AQUARIUM

Sydney Aquarium is sea creature heaven with ferocious sharks and crocs augmented by friendly penguins and two awesome dugongs in Mermaid Lagoon. Open 9am – 10pm daily, easy access is provided by a ferry to Aquarium Wharf or the Monorail to Darling Park. Check out the website at www.myfun.com.au

AUSTRALIAN MARITIME MUSEUM

Oh, you are nautical…but we like you. The Australian National Maritime Museum is definitely worth a look ‘sea’ by taking a ferry to Pyrmont Bay Wharf, where the Welcome Wall will greet you. Check out a replica of Captain Cook’s famous ‘Endeavour’ or squeeze into the resident submarine HMAS Onslow. Open 9.30am – 5pm daily and online at www.anmm.gov.au

POWERHOUSE MUSEUM

www.powerhousemuseum.com

AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM

Just 18 years shy of its 200th birthday, the Australian Museum’s fascinating exhibits include an Aboriginal Heritage Unit, plenty of dinosaur skeletons and an interactive area – Kidspace – for the wee ones. Open 9.30am – 5pm daily, check out www.australianmuseum.net.au for more info or jump a train to St James station in Hyde Park and stroll to the corner of William and College Streets.

SYDNEY OBSERVATORY

www.sydneyobservatory.com.au

OCEANWORLD MANLY

www.oceanworld.com.au

BRIDGECLIMB

www.bridgeclimb.com

FOX STUDIOS

www.foxstudiosaustralia.com

STAR CITY CASINO

www.starcity.com.au

SYDNEY FISH MARKET

www.sydneyfishmarket.com.au

DAWN FRASER SWIMMING POOL

http://www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/DFB.html

SYDNEY EXPLORER

http://www.sydneybuses.info/tourist-services/sydney-explorer.htm

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