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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
“The most iconic building in our city! This is your one stop place to experience Sydney history, an Opera House tour, a show, a meal at one of their many restaurant and a drink to watch the sunset with a birds eye view of the harbour bridge! For wine, meat and cheese platter lovers... they have a whole bar dedicated to this! There is also amazing live music on a Friday afternoon!”
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Shopping Mall
“Includes Myer and David Jones. This and adjacent shops in Oxford St should cover everything.”
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Botanical Garden
“Find the postcard view of Sydney from Mrs Macquaries Chair, and enjoy walking through so many settings en route. Look out for the bats in the trees!”
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“The Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk is my must do for all visitors to Sydney. I put it above the Opera House. I could bore you with descriptions of azure water, golden beaches and soaring cliffs, but that just sounds cliché.......the walk is worth doing no matter the weather. In fact, it is best to do it more than once in various weather conditions, Stop at Bronte Beach, a park with a great kids’ playground backs onto the beach. Several cafes at the far end look over the beach if you are hungry. If you want to continue, the trail picks up after Bronte as then onto Clovelly and then as far as Coogee ”
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Art Gallery
“Explore NSW's Art Gallery, everything from Indigenous Australian art, European, etc. Free entry except for certain exhibitions. ”
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Theme Park
“Darling harbour is literally a minute away from my apartment. Fireworks are on every saturday at 9pm during summer season.”
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“It's a wonderful zoo, very hilly, best to walk from the top downhill to the bottom, and then catch the skycar back to the top, or from the bottom, get a ferry into the city. ”
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Art Museum
“Check what is on or just take a bus to the city and wander The Rocks on a nice day.”
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“Many European friends visit Sydney, they will stay at coogee, because of the beautiful beach, many Irish and British people like to live here, my favorite place!”
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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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“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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“One of Australia's most instagramable spots, also boasts great food, drinks, a market, farm animals and a great atmosphere. ”
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Flea Market
“Pick up fresh, organic produce at the Bondi Food Markets every Saturday morning. A 5 minute walk away from The Bondi Bardot. Enjoy live reggae music and takeaway corn fritters and coffee on the grass at Bondi Public school. ”
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“View the famous Harbour bridge and opera house, take a ferry ride to many places on the harbour, look at the cruise liners that are in port take coffee food and alcohol in the areas ”
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Opera House
“Big venue with covered outdoor area and a relaxed vibe, for pizza and bistro food plus cocktails.”
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Shopping Mall
“Shopping is your cardio, with luxury stores around, your shopping soul will be fulfilled.”
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