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Best things to do in Sydney

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Concert Hall
“Amazing view on the water, relax and enjoy the view while having a drink or eating some luxurious food!”
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Botanical Garden
“Great massive park right on Sydney harbor with views to dye for. A must see if your first trip to Sydney”
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Shopping Mall
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“Large shopping mall less than 2km away for all your retail needs. Also has a large Cinema.”
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Art Gallery
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“Gorgeous collections and exhibits. One of the best Art Galleries in the country.”
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Art Museum
“There is always an exciting exhibition at this fantastic gallery. Lunch in the top floor cafe for spectacular views over the harbour.”
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Route
“The Sydney Harbour Bridge was built in 1932 and is an arch bridge made from steel that goes across the Sydney Harbour. The bridge carries rail, vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district and the North Shore. The bridge is 134 m high and is the highest arch bridge in the world.”
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Theme Park
“Fireworks every Saturday night during summer. Walk down and around Cockle Bay Wharf, down past the Aquarium to Kings Wharf and Barangaroo. Loads of restaurants, bars.”
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Trail
“Walk the walk or jog along this coastal pathway, winding past Sydney's favourite 'city' beaches. A stunning way to experience the coastline on a sunny blue sky day. Start at Bronte and finish with a swim at the iconic Iceberg's pool at Bondi.”
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Zoo
“The Taronga Zoo is located in a beautiful part of Sydney, overlooking the harbour and with the city as a backdrop. It’s an adventure to ride the ferry over from Circular Quay and see amazing animals including many that are now endangered. ”
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Bar
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“Great food, best view of the beach from the rooftop. Lively bar which suits families and singles alike. Lots of food options and a place to be seen. Perfect for an after beach beer!”
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Neighborhood
“Today, Circular Quay and The Rocks are great to explore if you're looking for good quality souvenirs, art galleries, designer fashion as well as historic pubs, outdoor cafes and waterfront restaurants.”
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Shopping Mall
“Westfield Sydney, formerly Westfield Centrepoint, is an upscale shopping centre operated by Scentre Group and located beneath the Sydney Tower in the Sydney central business district. It is adjacent to the Westfield Sydney Central Plaza. ”
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Café
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“Homestyle food and specialty coffee in a former pie factory with brick walls and an organic garden.”
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Lounge
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“Enjoy a sundowner and fresh prawns overlooking Bondi beach. From stilettos to thongs (flip flops!), anything goes here. ”
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Opera House
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“Massive bar right next to Sydney opera house. Dine & drink right on the waters edge. Not many places in the world you will experience this. Its a little pricey but worth it for the view.”
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Hostel
“Coogee is a lovely beach with plenty of food options and a tidal pool on the far left hand side around the headland and a womens only pool a 5 mins walk around the headland on the right. The Coogee Bay hotel is great for drinks and food or look out for Merivale in Coogee for world class cocktails and food.”
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