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Sydney Tourist Attractions


Sydney is famous for its places of attractions, tours, things to do, bars, museums, and national parks. Sydney tourist attractions will offer you a memorable family vacation. Even your children will have many activities to do and enjoy in Sydney. The popular family attractions in the city are the top places of visit. The free attractions are also important recreational centers and places of historic significance.

About Sydney attractions

There are daytime attractions and night attractions in Sydney. The museums, parks, zoo, botanical gardens, mountain ranges, and cruises are day trips. Nightlife can be enjoyed in the downtown region. There are many pubs, bars, and clubs attached to many luxury hotels. There are dinner cruises and beach parties too as avenues for adult recreations.

Below given are few popular Sydney tourist attractions:

Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains is located in South Wales region. This mountain region borders the city of Sydney. You can undertake a day’s trip to this place and experience the beauty of the place. It is a World Heritage Site in Australia. The place is home to flora and fauna, rainforests, canyons, and picnic spots. The adventure lovers can opt for a trekking through the rainforests and the jungles. Guided tours lead you to the sunset and sunrise points. The cableway links two mountains on the either side and it offers a thrilling experience. You can also come across some of the harmless creatures living in their natural habitats.

Sydney Aquarium

Sydney Aquarium is among the family tourist attractions in Sydney. The aquarium is a unique place for adults and kids alike. It is located in Sydney Darling Harbor. The underwater experience in Sydney Aquarium is an intriguing feature. You will come across various marine creatures. The Grey Nurse Sharks, white sharks, whales, stingrays, and Morey Eels are huge attractions of the marine park. There are also an array of Salt Water Crocs, Tiger Sharks, and Platypus.

The touch pools are fun for the children. It contains Dolphins, Starfish, Urchins, and Sea Cucumbers. There is also a model of the famous Great Barrier Reef in Australia on display. The shows at Sydney Aquarium include the Lion and Fur Seals show held in the Seal Sanctuary.

Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo is another sought after Sydney tourist attractions. It is located north of Sydney Harbor. You can take a ferry from Circular Quay. The Sydney Harbor Bridge can be viewed from this zoo. The zoo houses some of the endangered animal species and five Asian elephants. The first Asian elephant calf was born in this zoo in 2009. Other zoo exhibits include the following:

  • Giraffes
  • Bears
  • Gorillas
  • Elephants
  • Koalas
  • Dingo
  • Chimpanzees
  • Silverback Gorillas
  • Exotic bird species
  • Reptiles

Exhibits are housed in the following segments of the zoo

  • Wild Australia
  • Australian Wetlands
  • Australian Walkabout
  • Koala Encounters/Koala Walkabout
  • Platypus House
  • Australian Nightlife
  • Australian Rainforest Aviary
  • Australian Bush Birds
  • Creatures of the Wollemi
  • Helmore Parrot Aviary
  • Backyard to Bush
  • Moore Park Aviary
  • Serpentaria
  • South American Aviaries
  • African Waterhole
  • Chimpanzee Park
  • Gorilla Forest
  • Wild Asia
  • Himalayan Mountains
  • Cats of Asia
  • Dog Row
  • Bear Canyon
  • Giant Tortoises
Contact: Bradleys Head Rd
Mosman NSW 2088, Australia
Tel: (02) 9969 2777

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House is the pioneer and the most important entertainment center in Australia. Over the years, Sydney Opera House has been a host to landmark opera shows.

Located on Bennelong Point, it is adjacent to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney. The premiere cultural center in Sydney, it is home to Sydney Symphony, Sydney Theater Company, and The Australian Ballet. Australia Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Dance Company, and Opera Australia are also part of the opera house.

Children’s entertainment zone in Sydney Opera House is “Kids at the House”. It hosts a range of programs for the children introducing them to the world of performing arts, singing, dancing, and fairytales. The initiative is part of educating the young generation about the history and rich culture of art in Australia.

Entry to the opera is free of cost and the tour will award you with some memorable experience as you explore the history, traditions, achievements, and events held here. The adults will also like the architecture, the food outlets in the place, and the nearby shopping centers. You can easily access the Sydney Opera House by buses, trains, and ferries from any part of the city.

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday- 9am-5pm

Sydney Opera House
GPO Box R239
Royal Exchange
Sydney NSW 1225
Tel: +61 2 9250 7111

Last updated on 1/11/2010
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