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Sydney information is provided to ensure that visitors touring the city have a seamless experience getting around and exploring the city.

This relevant information answers popular questions, especially by first-time visitors – including what activities to do, where to stay, where to dine and the different transport options.

Sydney Information – Tourist Guides, Visitor Transport Info & Helpful Facts




First things first – Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and is the country’s largest city. It is renowned for its excellent harbours, the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour, among a wealth of other attractions. The Opera House, with its unique shell roof, is without a doubt, one of the most recognisable structures in Sydney.

Other attractions that you must check out while in Sydney include the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Skywalk, The Rocks, Bondi Beach, as well as Circular Quay. Once you have identified the attractions that you would like to visit, the next step involves looking at your transport options and understanding the time zones. Sydney is located within the AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) zone.

For international visitors, Sydney Airport is the city’s and the country’s busiest airport. It is known as Kingsford Smith Airport, and it is located just about eight kilometres from the city, with three key passenger terminals to cater to both international and domestic flights. It is linked to the CBD by the Airport Link; an underground rail line that provides easy connection to the city centre.

On arrival, visitors can choose from any of the public forms of transport available. From train rides to buses and ferries, there are convenient ways of getting around Sydney. Taxis also complement this reliable transport system. For those who would like to explore at their pace, there are pedestrian pathways and bike paths to get around. With the latter, there is also the option of hiring a bike for stress-free connections.

Additionally, most shopping centres and department stores are open all week, with late night shopping on Thursday evenings. Most banks and post offices are only open on weekdays, with a few exceptions. An increasing entertainment scene has seen Sydney become a preferred dining and party destination. Note that tipping is not mandatory in Australia.



Weather

Sydney enjoys lovely weather for most of the year, with a warm summer and mild winter that makes it an ideal outdoor destination for both local and international visitors. To make the most of your stay in this beautiful...

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Sydney Car Rental

Car Rental

Visitors often find it convenient to rent a car to explore Sydney and its many tourist attractions. Hiring a vehicle also helps you get around easier around surrounding suburbs where public transport isn’t that good...

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Flights to Sydney

Flights to Sydney

Australia is a prime destination for tourists from all over the world. This might explain why flights to Sydney play a vital role in accessing the country. As one of the most reliable ways to get to the country, Sydney...

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Places To Visit In Sydney

Places To Visit In Sydney

Sydney is a spectacular city to live in and visit. There are many places to visit in Sydney, and this is what makes it a fantastic destination. For a city that revolves around the world’s most expansive natural harbour...

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Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport

Mascot, NSW

The Sydney Airport is both a domestic and international airport in the city and the busiest in the whole country. It is sometimes referred to as the Kingsford Smith Airport, and it is located approximately eight...

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Sydney Buses

Buses

Sydney Buses are a reliable way to get in and around the city, providing an affordable way to enjoy the city’s most iconic attractions. With buses making up approximately 6% of road users in Sydney, they are indeed an...

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Sydney Ferries

Ferries

Sydney ferries are an exciting way to explore the beautiful city while enjoying the stunning views that make up its numerous attractions. With its rich history, the harbour is a must-visit while in Sydney. Its heritage...

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Sydney Light Rail

Light Rail

The Sydney Light Rail is a light rail system that serves the city of Sydney in New South Wales. The network comprises the Dulwich Hill Lane; a single line that spans a length of approximately 13 kilometres with 23...

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taxis sydney

Taxis

Taxis in Sydney are a reliable and common form of transport as they provide a convenient way of getting around the city. Taxis can be hailed from the kerb, or you could choose them at any of the designated taxi ranks...

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Sydney Time

Sydney Time

Knowledge of Sydney time is an essential aspect of travel planning for visitors exploring the magical city – and for a good reason. The city is presently categorised under the Australian Eastern Daylight Time...

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sydney trains

Trains

Sydney Trains refers to the passenger rail network that serves the city of Sydney. This network comprises of a commuter railway that features an underground core with 178 stations across the eight lines. As one of the...

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Where To Go In Sydney

Where To Go In Sydney

Sydney is one of Australia’s most beautiful cities, and undoubtedly, a magical destination for anyone looking to discover its charming beauty. Whether you are spending a week in Sydney, or are exploring slow travel and...

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Where To Stay In Sydney

Where To Stay In Sydney

Sydney is a large and vibrant city, and this can make it incredibly hard to know where to stay while touring Australia’s most famous city. This is a simple guide that highlights different places to stay, whether you are...

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Sydney Opera House

Sydney, NSW
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The Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognisable buildings in the world and is located right in the heart of the Sydney CBD. It represents the epitome of the country’s creative endeavours and is a remarkable...

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Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach, NSW

Bondi Beach is undoubtedly one of Sydney’s most famous destinations and is popular with visitors and locals all year round. Best known for its turquoise blue waters and pristine sands, this beach marks the...

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Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens

Sydney, NSW

The Royal Botanic Gardens are an oasis right in the heart of the city. The 30 hectares of the grounds are located at one of the city’s most scenic locations. The gardens were established in 1816 and are in fact...

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Queen Victoria Building

Sydney, NSW

The Queen Victoria Building is an iconic landmark in Sydney’s CBD; one that dates back to the late 19th century. Its unique architectural style revolves around the Romanesque Revival that characterises the...

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Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park, NSW

The Blue Mountains National Park is a captivating wilderness of stunning biodiversity and one of Sydney’s most stunning geographical features. Spanning more than 247,000 hectares, this expansive park is a World...

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The Star

The Star


Pyrmont, NSW

The Star is a popular entertainment venue located in Pyrmont, Sydney. It is Australia’s second largest casino and attracts visitors in vast numbers all year round. With panoramic views of Darling Harbour, The Star...

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Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves

Jenolan, NSW

Jenolan Caves are limestone caves tucked away in the expansive Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve, three hours from Sydney. They are the oldest discovered open caves in the world, with numerous fossils and unique...

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Paddys Market

Paddy’s Market

Sydney, NSW

Paddy’s Market is the largest market in all of Sydney. It’s been a significant fixture in the local community, having been around now for over 150 years. Its origins date back to 1834 when then-Governor Bourke relocated...

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Royal National Park

Royal National Park, NSW

The Royal National Park, fondly referred to as simply ‘Nasho’, is one of Sydney’s most beautiful destinations. The park was founded in 1879 and is the second oldest national park in the country. Its...

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Centennial Park

Centennial Park

Centennial Park, NSW

Centennial Park is a prime Sydney attraction whose expansive urban parks have made it a beautiful destination to visit. This park also has great historical significance as it is home to the Federation Pavilion; another...

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Pitt Street Mall

Pitt Street Mall

Sydney, NSW

Pitt Street Mall is a prestigious shopping mall located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, and one of the country’s most vibrant shopping destinations. With more than 500 specialty stores, it is easy to see why...

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Bicentennial Park

Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

Bicentennial Park is a diverse park whose natural setting makes it one of the most iconic attractions in Sydney. With more than 40 hectares of stunningly beautiful parklands and a host of natural features, it is little...

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three sisters

Three Sisters

Katoomba, NSW

The Three Sisters are a group of unusual rock formations located in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. The formations are close to the quaint town of Katoomba. These formations make up one of the region’s most...

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Chinese Garden of Friendship

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Sydney, NSW

The Chinese Garden of Friendship is an enchantingly beautiful destination tucked away towards the south end of Darling Harbour and just a few minutes from Chinatown. These gardens are rich in Chinese heritage and...

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Sydney Town Hall

Sydney Town Hall

Sydney, NSW

Sydney Town Hall is one of the city’s most exemplary civic buildings; one that is easily recognised thanks to its distinct architectural design. The building is on the Register of the National Estate, and it makes...

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Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Ku-Ring-Gai Chase, NSW

The Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is a beautiful destination in Sydney’s northern region. This expansive park combines the best natural scenery and historical significance, which gives you a glimpse into one of...

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Overseas Passenger Terminal

Overseas Passenger Terminal

The Rocks, NSW

The Overseas Passenger Terminal, abbreviated OPT, is a landmark building located at Circular Quay. Officially referred to as the Sydney Cove Passenger Terminal, it caters to public cruise ships and ocean liners on...

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Westfield Parramatta

Parramatta, NSW

If you’re looking for a one-stop shopping destination in Sydney, Westfield Parramatta is the place to go. Located in the heart of Parramatta’s CBD, Westfield Parramatta is easily accessible to everyone...

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Macquarie Centre

Macquarie Centre

North Ryde, NSW

The Macquarie Centre is a local shopping centre located in the beautiful suburb of Macquarie Park in Sydney. With over 350 stores spread across four levels, it is easy to see why this shopping centre is one of the most...

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DFO Homebush

DFO Homebush

Homebush, NSW

DFO Homebush is Sydney’s premier retail factory outlet and a massive shopping hub for those looking for a bargain during their stay in Sydney. This factory outlet takes great pride in providing popular retail...

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ANZ Stadium

ANZ Stadium

Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

ANZ Stadium, also known as Stadium Australia, is a multi-purpose stadium located within the iconic Sydney Olympic Park. It is most famous for the role it played in hosting the 2000 Summer Olympics and today hosts the...

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central station

Central Station

Haymarket, NSW

Central Station is an iconic railway station located south of the Sydney CBD. It is sometimes referred to as the Central Railway station, or simply Central, and it is the largest and busiest train station in the state...

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Enmore Theatre

Enmore Theatre

Newtown, NSW

Enmore Theatre is Sydney’s epicentre for arts and live performances – a must-visit for anyone looking to enjoy Sydney’s nightlife and culture. This theatre and entertainment venue was opened in 1908...

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Westfield Burwood

Westfield Burwood

Burwood, NSW

If you’re looking for a one-stop shopping destination while in Sydney, Westfield Burwood is the place to go! Westfield Burwood is close to major roads including the M4 Motorway, Parramatta Road and Hume Highway...

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Westfield Miranda

Westfield Miranda

Miranda, NSW

If you’re looking for a one-stop shopping destination in Sydney, Westfield Miranda is the place to go! Westfield Miranda is located in the southern suburbs of Sydney, approximately 25 kilometres south of the CBD...

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Westfield Sydney

Westfield Sydney

Sydney, NSW

If you’re looking for a one-stop shopping destination in Sydney, Westfield Sydney is the place to go! Located in the heart of the Sydney CBD, Westfield Sydney is easily accessible to everyone. Westfield Sydney...

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Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island

Sydney, NSW

Cockatoo Island is one of Sydney’s most popular islands. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is tucked away in Sydney Harbour and offers one of the most adventurous spots for discovering Sydney’s history. The...

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Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney, NSW

The Sydney Olympic Park is an iconic sporting and entertainment venue located in the western part of Sydney city. The park’s name makes it synonymous with one of the most significant sports events globally –...

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Broadway Shopping Centre

Broadway Shopping Centre

Ultimo, NSW

Broadway Shopping Centre is a premier shopping centre located just a few minutes from the Sydney Central Business District. It is strategically located close to Central Station, making it ideal for shoppers looking for...

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Castle Towers

Castle Towers

Castle Hill, NSW

Castle Towers is a shopping centre located in the suburb of Castle Hill and one of the largest shopping destinations across the country. With over 112,000 square metres, it is no surprise that this is a premier choice...

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Macarthur Square

Macarthur Square

Campbelltown, NSW

Macarthur Square is a leading retail centre located in the south-west of Sydney. For a centre that takes pride in offering a one-stop shop for all your needs, this centre is a must-visit for the latest trends. With more...

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Westfield Chatswood

Westfield Chatswood

Chatswood, NSW

If you’re looking for a one-stop shopping destination in Sydney, Westfield Chatswood is the place to go. Westfield Chatswood is located on Anderson Street, Chatswood and is in close to Chatswood station and major...

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Westfield Liverpool

Westfield Liverpool

Liverpool, NSW

If you’re looking for a one-stop shopping destination in Sydney, Westfield Liverpool is the place to go. Westfield Liverpool is close to major roads including the M5 Motorway, Hume Highway and Elizabeth Drive...

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Carriageworks

Carriageworks

Eveleigh, NSW

Carriageworks is a modern multi-arts facility located in Sydney, with the centre’s operations are overseen and managed by artists with great contemporary ideas – with a focus on Sydney’s art scene. As...

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Westfield Bondi Junction

Westfield Bondi Junction

Bondi Junction, NSW

If you’re looking for a one-stop shopping destination in Sydney, Westfield Bondi Junction is the place to go. This major shopping centre is in the residential suburb of Bondi; just 20 minutes from the Sydney CBD...

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Westfield Hurstville

Westfield Hurstville

Hurstville, NSW

If you’re looking for a one-stop shopping destination while in Sydney, Westfield Hurstville is the place to go. Westfield Hurstville is located at Cross Street, Hurstville and is in close to Hurstville station and...

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Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Sydney, NSW

Hyde Park is Sydney’s central park; an open green space that provides a tranquil setting right in the heart of the city. Named after Hyde Park in London, this idyllic park was initially a racecourse and sporting...

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Allianz Stadium

Allianz Stadium

Moore Park, NSW

Allianz Stadium is one of the city’s most popular football stadiums; also referred to as the Sydney Football Stadium. Built in 1988, Allianz Stadium is the city’s premier venue for rugby and soccer, with...

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Capitol Theatre

Capitol Theatre

Haymarket, NSW

Capitol Theatre is a world-class destination and one of Sydney’s premier locations for hosting theatrical performances, musicals by global icons, as well as ballet and a host of different concerts. This is a must...

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SCG

Moore Park, NSW

The SCG is an abbreviation for the Sydney Cricket Ground, perhaps the most famous stadium located in Sydney. The SCG is one of the largest sporting stadiums in Australia and plays host to Twenty20 Cricket, One Day...

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Chatswood Chase

Chatswood Chase

Chatswood, NSW

Chatswood Chase is a premier shopping centre located in Chatswood, north of the city CBD and around 20 minutes away by car. The centre was first opened in 1983 and was the largest mall of its kind in Chatswood;...

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Rouse Hill Town Centre

Rouse Hill Town Centre

Rouse Hill, NSW

Rouse Hill Town Centre is a shopping centre located in the suburb of Rouse Hill, also referred to as RHTC. It stands out amongst Sydney’s retail centres mainly because it is a true town centre in every sense of...

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State Theatre

State Theatre

Sydney, NSW

The State Theatre is an iconic performance venue located right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. The heritage-listed venue hosts live performances, theatrical acts, musicals and film screenings, making it a melting...

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Westfield Hornsby

Westfield Hornsby

Hornsby, NSW

If you’re looking for a one-stop shopping destination in Sydney, Westfield Hornsby is the place to go. Located in the heart of the North Shore, it is easily accessible from the Sydney CBD. Hornsby Westfield...

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Westfield Penrith

Westfield Penrith

Penrith, NSW

If you’re looking for a one-stop shopping destination in Sydney, Westfield Penrith is the place to go. Located approximately 1 hour east of the Sydney CBD, Westfield Penrith is easily accessible to everyone...

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Westpoint Blacktown

Westpoint Blacktown

Blacktown, NSW

Westpoint Blacktown is a large shopping centre located in Blacktown, with its location making it the preferred shopping mall for those in the Greater Western Sydney. With key department stores and close to 300 specialty...

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St Marys Cathedral

Sydney, NSW

St Marys Cathedral is a church within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese in Sydney. Its full name is the Cathedral Church and Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Mother of God, Help of Christians, but is commonly referred to...

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Lyric Theatre

Lyric Theatre

Pyrmont, NSW

The Lyric Theatre is an iconic landmark in Sydney’s musical scene, and for a good reason. The theatre, which is part of The Star Casino Complex, is popular for hosting some of the city’s most amazing...

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Stockland Merrylands

Stockland Merrylands

Merrylands, NSW

Stockland Merrylands is one of the region’s largest retail malls, with more than 200 specialty stores. The mall currently receives over 10 million customer visits annually, making it one of the most popular...

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Stockland Wetherill Park

Stockland Wetherill Park

Wetherill Park, NSW

Stockland Wetherill Park is a shopping mall tucked away in the suburb Wetherill Park, and one of the region’s most unique shopping precincts. Its excellent ambience and wide array of stores makes it popular with...

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Sydney Theatre Company

Sydney Theatre Company

Walsh Bay, NSW

The Sydney Theatre Company, popularly abbreviated as STC, has been an integral part of Australia’s drama scene over many years. The company was founded back in 1978 and has grown to be one of the most formidable...

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Warragamba Dam

Warragamba Dam

Warragamba, NSW

Warragamba Dam is the largest concrete dam in the country and is best known for the creation of Lake Burragorang – the two constituting the primary sources for water supply in Sydney. The dam was built between...

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Westfield Eastgardens

Westfield Eastgardens

Eastgardens, NSW

If you’re looking for a one-stop shopping destination in Sydney, Westfield Eastgardens is the place to go. Located on Bunnerong Road, Eastgardens, the main car park entrances are located along Banks Avenue...

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Martin Place

Martin Place

Sydney, NSW

Martin Place is a popular pedestrian mall located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD and has often been referred to as the civic heart of the city. It is not a surprise that this national icon continues to attract...

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Manly Ferry

Manly Ferry

Manly, NSW

The Manly Ferry is one of the best ways to explore beautiful Sydney, which you must try it on your next visit. This ferry has been famous since the late 19th Century when the ferry services were first made available...

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Westfield Mount Druitt

Westfield Mount Druitt

Mount Druitt, NSW

If you’re looking for a one-stop shopping destination in Sydney, Westfield Mount Druitt is the place to go. Westfield Mt Druitt is located near major roads including The Great Western Highway, M4 & M7 Motorway...

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Wynyard Station

Sydney, NSW

Wynyard Station is a heritage-listed underground train station that first opened its doors to the public in 1932. It is no coincidence that this is the same year that the Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened, marking a...

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Market City

Market City

Haymarket, NSW

Market City is Sydney’s premier outlet and bargain shopping destination; featuring an extensive selection of shops right in Chinatown. Factory outlets, as well as established shop names, can be found here. The shops are...

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Sydney Park St Peters

Sydney Park

Alexandria, NSW

Sydney Park is an expansive green space that is made up of lush gardens and beautiful wetlands, all against the background of rolling hills; with this magical destination located in St Peters. With an area of 103 acres...

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East Village

East Village

Zetland, NSW

East Village is a popular destination for foodies travelling around Sydney to experience its vibrant food & nightlight scene. East Village has, for more than a century, been the most popular watering hole in...

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Hillsong Church

Hillsong Church

Baulkham Hills, NSW

Hillsong Church is a classical megachurch in Sydney, and one of its most popular. Founded in 1983, the church was initially known as the Hills Christian Life centre and is in Baulkham Hills. Today, it boasts a weekly...

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World Square

World Square

Sydney, NSW

World Square is an expansive development located within Sydney’s CBD; spanning a whole city block and is a popular city landmark. Bound by George, Pitt, Goulburn and Liverpool Streets, World Square is popular with...

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Customs House

Customs House

Sydney, NSW

Customs House is one of Sydney’s iconic heritage buildings and with its location in the heart of Circular Quay, this makes it one of the most visited attractions. This public space has the unique ability to...

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George Street

George Street

Sydney, NSW

George Street is a popular street located in Sydney’s central business district. The street’s popularity can be traced back to the fact that it is the city’s original high street. As such, it remains...

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Carlingford Court

Carlingford Court

Carlingford, NSW

Carlingford Court is a shopping centre located out in Carlingford; a quiet suburb located in north-west Sydney and 22 kilometres away from the CBD. Being within walking distance of Carlingford railway station, this...

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Redfern Station

Eveleigh, NSW

Redfern Station is a train station that serves the Sydney suburb of Redfern and is on the Illawarra line. The station’s history dates back to the mid-19th century when the station was a single wooden platform and...

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