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Sydney offers so many attractions and activities, it is a matter of where do you begin. With a variety of choices from culture to nature, from inland to beaches, from ocean to rivers and harbour, there is an enormous amount to choose from.

You can check out some of our alphabetically listed attractions. Also drop into one of the Sydney Visitor Centre to pick up a tourism brochure for the Sydney region. They will offer some great suggestions and the brochure may even contain some discounts that are made available in the latest brochures.

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Path up to the ANZAC War Memorial, Hyde ParkAnzac Day
 Commemorates the Australian and New Zealand armed forces at Gallipoli in 1915. For info about the ANZAC, click here.

ANZAC War Memorial
• South end of Hyde Park, SYDNEY NSW
• A 1934 art deco memorial that stands 30 metres above the Pool of Remembrance. The  a exhibition and museum below the building.

Art Gallery of NSW
• Art Gallery Rd, THE DOMAIN • Ph: 02 9225 1744
• Houses a fine collection of Australian, European, Asian, contemporary, photographic and tribal art. There are also free programmes of films in conjunction with major exhibitions.
Australia Day
• A national public holiday, celebrating the arrival of the First Fleet.
Australian Jockey Club
• Royal Randwick Racecourse • Alison Road, RANDWICK NSW 2031 • Ph: 02 9663 8400
• For all the upcoming race information and admission check out the website.
Australian Museum
• 6-8 College St, SYDNEY NSW 2000 • Ph: 61 2 9320 6000
• Established in 1827, rated as one of the six best natural history museums in the world.
Australian National Maritime MuseumAustralian National Maritime Museum
• 2 Murray St, DARLING HARBOUR NSW 2009
• Ph: 61 2 9298 3777 • Fax: 61 2 9298 3780
• At the western end of Pyrmont Bridge, the museum represents Australians' diverse experiences and perceptions of the sea and our waterways.
The Barrenjoey Lighthouse
• Ph: 02 9247 5033
• The hike from Palm Beach to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse can be difficult for some, as the walk to the summit is very steep over demanding ground. Tours run on Saturday and Sunday and can be booked through the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
• A small group adventure offering the ultimate experience of a three-hour guided climbs to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, both day and night.
Bronte House Garden Open Days
• 470 Bronte Road, BRONTE NSW 2024 • Mobile: 0412 035 746 • Email
• Bronte House garden is particularly a summer garden. It’s the best time to see it in full bloom. The colour, form and variants are more on display than any other time. Gardener Myles Baldwin will be on hand to answer questions and planting advice.
Bus and Truck Museum
• Gannon St, TEMPE NSW 2044 • Ph: 02 9558 1234
• Open Sundays and Wednesday, located at the historic 1912 Tram Depot in Tempe, the museum features a comprehensive display of restored commercial vehicles. Exhibits range from an early 1924 “Ruggles” Bus to a 1970 Atlantean Double Decker, and includes a display of trucks and photos plus many other artefacts and memorabilia.
Bush Walks
• There are a number of bush walks in and around Sydney that are found in the national parks and reserves. See also coastal walks.
Campbelltown Steam and Machinery Museum
• Menangle Rd, MENANGLE NSW 2563 • Ph: 02 4626 3500 (on open days and work days) • Email
• The museum houses a unique collection of vintage steam and internal combustion agricultural and industrial engines. Ancillary machinery and a two foot gauge railway are also housed on the grounds.
Carlton Clydesdale Pavilion
• Hawkesbury St, New Sydney Showgrounds, HOMEBUSH BAY NSW 2127
• Ph: 02 9764 1362 • Fax: 02 9764 2982
• Come and visit the award winning Timber Pavilion and see the ‘Gentle Giants’. The Clydesdale Pavilion is a fully operational working stable.
Centennial Park
• Located between Bondi Junction, Randwick and Waverley and is popular with families, and those who just want to keep fit. There are facilities including BBQ, picnic areas and cafe and kiosk.
Centrepoint Tower, SydneyCentrepoint Tower • Sydney Tower and Skytour
• Podium Level, Central Business District, 100 Market St, SYDNEY NSW 2000
• Ph: 02 9231 1000
• Also known as Westfield Centrepoint, towers 300 m above the city and offers magnificent views that extend to the Central Coast to the north, Wollongong to the south and the Blue Mountains to the west. If you get the opportunity, a night-time view is also worth it.

Golden Water Mouth (Lin Li) - China Town, SydneyChina Town • SYDNEY NSW 2000 •

Golden Water Mouth (Lin Li)
The gum tree survived flood, fire and drought
Witnessing dreams and destinies
cockatoo calling from the shade across the river
It was a hot, still day
Lin, 9.9.99

Celebrates contemporary life and the historic character of Chinatown. Australian and Chinese cultures are signified in the combination of materials creating a Yin-Yang harmony using traditional Chinese principles of Feng Shui.

The five Natural Elements of gold, wood, water, fire and earth have been incorporated in the design in order to encourage positive energy and good fortune.

The artist found this two centuries old Eucalyptus Melliodora (Yellow Box) in Condobolin near the Lachlan River in NSW. Many Chinese went to Condobolin during the Gold Rush and later settled alongside the river and grew vegetables for trade.

Coastal Walks
• There are a number of walks you can do along the coastline. Check out the Bondi coastal walk and the recently opened Vaucluse to Dover Heights coastal walk.
Cook and Phillip Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre
• College St, SYDNEY NSW 2000
Customs House
• 31 Alfred St, CIRCULAR QUAY NSW 2000
• Ph: 02 9247 2285 • Fax: 02 9247 3119 • Email • Web:
• Includes a number of permanent displays, including archival history, exhibitions, cafe and bar.
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