The opening ceremony of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney -
There are so many attractions in Sydney that you might well find yourself
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Some of Sydney's attractions are less well-known.
Once upon a time, Surry Hills was a packed slum brimming with gangs and
brothels, but it has since been transformed into an upmarket suburb packed full
of pokey cafés, trendy bars, antique shops and much-sought restaurants.
A heritage-listed former police station at 703 Bourke Street in Surry Hills -
The Powerhouse Museum is near Chinatown and would make for an educational
experience for anybody. While ostensibly a science museum, it houses furniture
and other decorative arts in addition to steam engines. The exhibits of the
Tinytoreum are derived from the children's tales by Jackie French that were
illustrated by Bruce Whatley, which include the highly-popular Shaggy
Gully series. There can be found a Space Lab, a Magic Garden and craft
activities. There are also the cutting edge Cog's Playground and a
The eastern side of the Powerhouse Museum -
The Australia Museum showcases the animal and plant life of Australia,
culture and dinosaurs, and is the oldest museum in the country, opening as it
did in 1845. This museum has received recognition from throughout the world for
the research it has conducted into the Great Barrier Reef.
On Darling Harbour, the Sydney Aquarium hosts thousands of varieties of marine.
Shark HQ is a particularly utterly unique which includes walk-through tunnels, a
shark hatchery and an animatronic Great White.
It is possible to see locally-produced and sometimes cutting edge drama at the
Sydney Theatre Company at the Rocks in Walsh Bay and from time to time at the
Opera House Drama Theatre. Other examples of theatres in Sydney are the Newtown
Theatre in the Inner West, Belvoir St Theatre in Surrey Hills and the Seymour
Centre beside Sydney University. There are over 30 amateur theatrical companies
in Sydney, including the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta, the Zenith Theatre in
Chatswood on the Lower North shore and the Sutherland Entertainment Centre in
Sutherland. Adult tickets cost approximately $20.
On the internet, a great number of blogs speak of Sydney's food, written by a
coterie of devout foodies. Fellow foodies would find these interesting, as they
would allow others of a similar ilk to hear of establishments well-beyond the
Sydney's government had published in excess of 100,000 issues of a guidebook, Slices of Sydney, which features lesser-known tourist destinations.
This 64-page booklet details 10 of the villages that surround Sydney and
includes such attractions as the best fashion shops of Darlinghurst's Oxford
Street, the I Have a Dream mural of King Street in Newtown and the best
vegetarian café on Glebe Point Road. Clover Moore, the mayor of Sydney, said
that the booklet highlighted “Sydney's hidden gems.”