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Sydney Australia Aquarium
Sydney Aquarium

Located on the eastern side of Darling Harbor, the Sydney Aquarium displays more than 650 species in a unique setting. Even discounting the extraordinary views outside, the more than 6,000 individuals aquatic creatures are housed in an unusual style. Many are visible through the walls of large glass tunnels and some of the tunnels even […]

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Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens

Just a short walk from Sydney’s world-famous opera house is equally impressive and much older, Royal Botanic Gardens. Like many other attractions in the area, the gardens have a spectacular view of Sydney Harbor. The harbor is technically referred to as Port Jackson, you may see it listed this way in some brochures and on […]

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Koala in Tree at Taronga Zoo
Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia

The Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia has a long and glorious history. Set on over 50 acres since the turn of the 20th century, the Zoo looks out over the magnificent harbor. Views of the old bridge and the new Opera House dazzle the eye, along with the green hills and blue sky. The spectacular […]

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The Rocks in Circular Quay
The Rocks in Sydney, Australia

January 26, 1788. The first British settlers arrive in Australia, on the western side of Circular Quay in Sydney. They arrive at an area now known as ‘The Rocks’. Much has changed here since that day over 200 years ago. Long populated by convicts and prostitutes, beginning in the early 19th century the cobblestone streets […]

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Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House

Like many large public projects, the building of the Sydney Opera House was bathed in controversy. But the final result is nonetheless breathtaking. While the interior has many flaws, such as the stage being blocked from portions of the seating area, inside and out it’s an architectural marvel. The exterior is now known the world […]

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Sydney Observatory
The Sydney Observatory

The oldest astronomical center in Australia, the Sydney Observatory has a long and glorious history of scientific endeavors. Now converted to a museum and educational facility, it’s officially part of the Powerhouse science museum complex. The site is located at the top of the appropriately named Observatory Hill, close to the historic shopping and dining […]

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Sydney Harbor Bridge
The Sydney Harbor Bridge

Officially known as Port Jackson, Sydney Harbor reaches 20km (12mi) inland, where it joins the mouth of the Parramatta River. But on the ocean side of the harbor is a much more interesting sight: the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Completed in 1932, the bridge is unquestionably one of the most famous of that famed city’s landmarks. […]

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Sydney Historic Houses
Sydney Australia’s Historic Houses

Whether your taste runs to the modernist or whether you prefer classical,  Trust has a sample that will enlighten and entertain. Elizabeth Farm Elizabeth Farm contains Australia’s oldest building. Begun in 1793, it was the home of John and Elizabeth Macarthur, early sheep farmers. The farm was the birthplace of the now world-renowned Australian wool […]

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Sydney Harbor Boat Tours
Sydney Harbor Boat Tours

The Sydney Harbor (technically, Port Jackson) offers a number of stunning views. But how much more delightful to see them from a different angle on the water, while moving at top speed in a jet boat, or cruising along on a sailboat. There are a dozen or more companies that offer boat rides of the […]

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Australian National Maritime Museum
Australian National Maritime Museum

As the natives say, the ANMM is chock-a-block full of things to see and do, all relating to Australia’s relationship with the sea. The contents are no big surprise, considering that 90% of the descendants of European ancestry that settled this island live within about 60km of the shore. The structure is reminiscent of a […]

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