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Sydney Opera House The sail like roofs of the Sydney Opera House is the christening touch of one of the most recognizable structures that accents the Sydney Harbour The structure was completed in 1973 by architect Jorn Utzon and is now home to more than 3,000 contemporary and classical performances annually. Visitors of the area can take guided tours daily of the opera house.

The Rocks One of the oldest and most historic areas within Sydney is The Rocks. For over two centuries the pebbled streets and rock terrain have been developed into a fine area with many things to do such as including The Military Museum ,Susannah Place, The Garrison Gallery, and Cadman's Cottage; the Museum of Contemporary Art and the S H Ervin Gallery. There is something for everyone here.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout Climb the more than 200 steps to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout and enjoy majestic views of the city, the harbour, and the Sydney Opera House. Inside the pylon, there is a museum with displays and exhibits on the construction of the bridge, including great photographs and memorabilia.

Brighton Beach Brighton beach is a lovely place to go at night, cold in the spring but a really lovely place and lovely sight of the lights and port.
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Sydney Activities

Taronga Zoo Roar & Snore Adventure The sleep over of a life time! This is a great way for the family to experience the zoo animals after dark. It starts with a buffet dinner and a chance to get personal with the zoo's friendliest creatures. Afterward you can enjoy a 2 hour night zoo safari and then camp out in 2 or 3 man tents, only to be woken up by the rumbles, squeaks, growls and roars of the animals in the morning. You will then be treated to a continental breakfast and be allowed to spend the rest of the day exploring the zoo.

Teddy Bears Picnic If your lucky you will be present at the Sydney SuperDome where more than 10,000 teddy bears and their owners gather for this fun-filled day with activities such as picnics, races, magic and puppet shows, jumping castles, rides and concerts. Children should bring along their favorite teddy bear friend for a day like none other.

Sydney Beaches

Bondi Beach - Bondi Beach is known to locals and travelers alike as a surfer's haven with high tides and rolling waves. The beach is enclosed at the north and south ends by headlands. Enjoy strolling down the busy boardwalk filled with cafes and restaurants, hotels, shops, and a small enchanting golf course.

Newport Beach - Newport Beach is a great beach for a day of family fun filled with playgrounds, barbecue pits, and an ocean pool located at the south end. The beach is easily accessible for tourists and is a popular surfing destination for locals.

Manly Beach - Manly Beach has an array of beaches to explore with wonderful harbours and fantastic surfs. Take a scenic stroll along the white rolling sandy beaches which are popular with Sydney' fanatical beach culture or stop in to one of the many quaint shops or restaurants located scattered throughout the area.

Sydney Restaurants and Bars

Sydney Restaurants

Quay Restaurant - Chic and contemporary the Quay Restaurant is a great place to gather with friends after a long day or sit down with family for an exception dinner. Diners can enjoy views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbor while sipping on a glass of wine selected from the extensive wine list that the restaurant features. Try the yellow fin tuna or quail breasts for a truly delightful taste sensation.

Catalina - This award winning restaurant located on a splendid pier in Rose Bay's Lyne Park is hailed as one of the finest places to eat in all of Sydney. The French influenced menu features wonderfully delectable items such as fresh salmon and oysters. The sea breeze and sounds of the harbor are relaxing and inviting.

Grand National - The Grand National is a local favorite filled with anxious diners most nights. The once quiet bar atmosphere has been transformed into a wonderful dining experience with gleaming wood floors and an elegant bar area. The menu changes frequently insuring that guests will always have something exciting to try.

Sydney children's activities

Taronga Zoo Roar & Snore Adventure The sleep over of a life time! This is a great way for the family to experience the zoo animals after dark. It starts with a buffet dinner and a chance to get personal with the zoo's friendliest creatures. Afterward you can enjoy a 2 hour night zoo safari and then camp out in 2 or 3 man tents, only to be woken up by the rumbles, squeaks, growls and roars of the animals in the morning. You will then be treated to a continental breakfast and be allowed to spend the rest of the day exploring the zoo.

Teddy Bears Picnic If your lucky you will be present at the Sydney SuperDome where more than 10,000 teddy bears and their owners gather for this fun-filled day with activities such as picnics, races, magic and puppet shows, jumping castles, rides and concerts. Children should bring along their favorite teddy bear friend for a day like none other.

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