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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.



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Weather Forecast, Sydney

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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Car Rental

Car Rental, Sydney

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...

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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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Buses

Buses

Bus Network, Sydney

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...

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Ferries

Ferries

Ferry Services, Sydney

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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Light Rail

Light Rail

Light Rail Network, Sydney

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

Taxis

Taxis in, Sydney

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

Local Time in, Sydney

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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Trains

Trains

Train Network, Sydney

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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Sydney Opera House

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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Queen Victoria Building

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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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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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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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

Westfield Parramatta

Parramatta, NSW

In line with current Australian Government advice, cinemas, gyms and indoor sporting venues, as well as pubs, entertainment venues and night clubs in all Westfield centres are closed. Beauty, massage, tanning, nail and...

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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

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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Georges River Nature Reserve

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

In line with current Australian Government advice, cinemas, gyms and indoor sporting venues, as well as pubs, entertainment venues and night clubs in all Westfield centres are closed. Beauty, massage, tanning, nail and...

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Westfield Miranda

Westfield Miranda

Miranda, NSW

In line with current Australian Government advice, cinemas, gyms and indoor sporting venues, as well as pubs, entertainment venues and night clubs in all Westfield centres are closed. Beauty, massage, tanning, nail and...

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Westfield Sydney

Westfield Sydney

Sydney, NSW

In line with current Australian Government advice, cinemas, gyms and indoor sporting venues, as well as pubs, entertainment venues and night clubs in all Westfield centres are closed. Beauty, massage, tanning, nail and...

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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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Cataract Dam

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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Macquarie Lighthouse

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

In line with current Australian Government advice, cinemas, gyms and indoor sporting venues, as well as pubs, entertainment venues and night clubs in all Westfield centres are closed. Beauty, massage, tanning, nail and...

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Westfield Liverpool

Westfield Liverpool

Liverpool, NSW

In line with current Australian Government advice, cinemas, gyms and indoor sporting venues, as well as pubs, entertainment venues and night clubs in all Westfield centres are closed. Beauty, massage, tanning, nail and...

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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

In line with current Australian Government advice, cinemas, gyms and indoor sporting venues, as well as pubs, entertainment venues and night clubs in all Westfield centres are closed. Beauty, massage, tanning, nail and...

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Westfield Hurstville

Westfield Hurstville

Hurstville, NSW

In line with current Australian Government advice, cinemas, gyms and indoor sporting venues, as well as pubs, entertainment venues and night clubs in all Westfield centres are closed. Beauty, massage, tanning, nail and...

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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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Cataract Dam

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

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, NSW

In accordance with the Australian Government directive, gyms, cinemas, entertainment venues, kids’ play areas and seating zones for restaurants, cafes and food courts are temporarily closed. Beauty therapy...

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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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Sydney Mint

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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Wynyard Park

Westfield Hornsby

Hornsby, NSW

In line with current Australian Government advice, cinemas, gyms and indoor sporting venues, as well as pubs, entertainment venues and night clubs in all Westfield centres are closed. Beauty, massage, tanning, nail and...

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Westfield Penrith

Penrith, NSW

In line with current Australian Government advice, cinemas, gyms and indoor sporting venues, as well as pubs, entertainment venues and night clubs in all Westfield centres are closed. Beauty, massage, tanning, nail and...

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Wynyard Park

Westpoint Blacktown

Blacktown, NSW

In accordance with the Australian Government directive, gyms, cinemas, entertainment venues, kids’ play areas and seating zones for restaurants, cafes and food courts at Westpoint are temporarily closed. Beauty...

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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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Sydney Mint

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

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

In response to the ongoing public health emergency and to support social distancing measures, ALL WaterNSW Dams and Recreation areas will be closed to public access until further notice Warragamba Dam is the largest...

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Westfield Eastgardens

Westfield Eastgardens

Eastgardens, NSW

In line with current Australian Government advice, cinemas, gyms and indoor sporting venues, as well as pubs, entertainment venues and night clubs in all Westfield centres are closed. Beauty, massage, tanning, nail and...

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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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Wynyard Park

Westfield Mount Druitt

Mount Druitt, NSW

In line with current Australian Government advice, cinemas, gyms and indoor sporting venues, as well as pubs, entertainment venues and night clubs in all Westfield centres are closed. Beauty, massage, tanning, nail and...

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Wynyard Station

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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Coogee Beach

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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Hickson Road Reserve

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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Tumbalong Park

World Square

Sydney, NSW

In accordance with the Australian Government directive, gyms, cinemas, entertainment venues, kids’ play areas and seating zones for restaurants, cafes and food courts are temporarily closed. Beauty therapy...

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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

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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Riverside Theatres

Parramatta, NSW

Riverside Theatres is a premier centre for Sydney’s vibrant theatrical scene; made up of three distinct venues and is a popular performing arts centre of the area. Hosting a large number of events annually, this...

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Sydney Showground

Sydney Showground

Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

The Sydney Showground is an award-winning venue built to showcase the grand beauty of the annual Sydney Royal Easter Show. The venue was opened back in 1998 when it held the 2000 Summer Olympics and has since been an...

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Macquarie Lighthouse

Leichhardt Oval

Lilyfield, NSW

Leichhardt Oval is a favourite football stadium that’s home to the Wests Tigers National Rugby League Team. With close to 800 games hosted since the first stadium’s first home game, it’s easy to see...

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Rouse Hill Town Centre

Rockdale Plaza

Rockdale, NSW

Rockdale Plaza is a convenient shopping centre located in Rockdale; a suburb tucked away in the southern part of Sydney. The centre was initially known as Southside Plaza when it first opened in 1963. In the 1990s, the...

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Roselands Shopping Centre

Roselands, NSW

Roselands Shopping Centre is a shopping centre located out in Roselands; a beautiful suburb in south-west Sydney. Formerly known as Centro Roselands, the centre was first opened back in 1965. At the time, it was among...

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Nurragingy Reserve

Doonside, NSW

Nurragingy Reserve is a beautiful urban park that makes for a lovely spot to enjoy the sprawling bushland away from the bustling CBD. Located 50 kilometres from Sydney, this reserve is the perfect place to get away and...

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The Domain

The Domain

Sydney, NSW

The Domain is an extensive parkland located just a 5-minute drive from the CBD, and one of the popular city attractions. The main part of the parkland is flanked by the peninsula and is close to the Royal Botanic...

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Woolloomooloo Wharf

Woolloomooloo Wharf

Woolloomooloo, NSW

Woolloomooloo Wharf, also known as Finger Wharf, is a beautiful bayside destination located in Woolloomooloo. It is a unique location because it is the longest timbered-piled wharf across the world. What’s more...

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Brookvale Oval

Ashfield Mall

Ashfield, NSW

Ashfield Mall is a popular shopping centre located in the Inner-West region of Sydney; just 10 kilometres from the CBD. Its proximity to both Ashfield Railway Station and the bus interchange makes it easily accessible...

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Georges River Nature Reserve

Ensemble Theatre

Kirribilli, NSW

Ensemble Theatre is an Australian theatre company located in Kirribilli, founded back in 1958. The first performance was held at the Cammeray Children’s Library and is the longest continuously running professional...

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Hickson Road Reserve

Greenwood Plaza

North Sydney, NSW

Greenwood Plaza is a commercial hub and a one-stop-shop for locals and visitors in the North Sydney area; providing an array of shops and services for the enthusiastic shopper. The retail stores available on location...

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MLC Centre

Sydney, NSW

The MLC Centre is an iconic skyscraper whose towering design dominates the city’s skyline. The tower was first opened in 1977, and at the time, was a leader in high-end fashion retail. Today it still remains one...

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Pioneers Memorial Park

Rhodes Waterside

Rhodes, NSW

Rhodes Waterside is a shopping centre located in the vibrant suburb of Rhodes; providing a relaxed shopping experience for locals and visitors exploring this part of the city. The centre first opened back in 2004 as...

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Shark Island

Shark Island

Sydney Harbour, NSW

Shark Island is a beautiful 1.5-hectare island that sits in Sydney Harbour; right near the Sydney CBD. The island was initially known as ‘Boambilly’ by the local Aboriginal community; however, its current...

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Airport Link

Sydney Airport Shuttle

Airport Shuttle, Sydney

A Sydney Airport Shuttle service provides a convenient transport option for visitors arriving at the airport. With a range of companies offering transfers to and from the airport, there is a lot of competition, which...

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Tamarama Beach

Tamarama Beach

Tamarama, NSW

Tamarama Beach is a lovely beach located between two key headlands along the Bondi to Coogee Walk. This small beach has about 80 metres of shoreline, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for with excellent surfing...

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Jubilee Stadium

Jubilee Stadium

Carlton, NSW

Kogarah Oval is a multi-purpose stadium located in Carlton, also known as the UOW Jubilee Oval. The popular stadium is primarily used to host NRL rugby league matches and is home to the St. George Illawarra Dragons. In...

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Warriewood Square

Warriewood, NSW

In accordance with the Australian Government directive, gyms, cinemas, entertainment venues, kids’ play areas and seating zones for restaurants, cafes and food courts are temporarily closed. Beauty therapy...

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Hickson Road Reserve

Fort Denison

Port Jackson, NSW

Fort Denison Island is an enchanting destination located at the heart of Sydney Harbour, and one of the city’s best day trip destinations. In the past century, the island’s varied uses have made it a must...

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Harbourside Shopping Centre

Harbourside Shopping Centre

Darling Harbour, NSW

Harbourside Shopping Centre is a spectacular retail centre whose prime location makes it a favourite for shoppers and sightseers – located on the edge of the water at Darling Harbour, hence the name...

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Oxford Street

Oxford Street

Paddington, NSW

Oxford Street is one of Sydney’s favourite shopping strips, and a must visit for anyone looking for a unique shopping experience. The street runs from Bondi Junction in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs to Whitlam...

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