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Most Attractive Places in Sydney – Cosmopolitan Hub of NSW

The Sydney Opera House is an iconic landmark recognized the world over. The beautiful sail shaped building is not the only eye catching attraction in the city. Read on for more attractive places.

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Sydney Opera House

This landmark certainly needs no introduction; it is one of the first places that tourists to Sydney head over to. Located at Bennelong Point within the gorgeous Sydney Harbour, the Opera House with its unique design is considered a modern wonder. This cultural centre was designed by Jorn Utzon and opened in 1973; it is one of the most photographed locations in the world. Head over to the Opera House and you will see tourist standing on the expansive flight of stairs snapping up pictures of the iconic building which is simply associated as Sydney.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge spans across the blue expanse of Sydney Harbour. It is a beautiful arch shaped steel construction that connects the Sydney CBD with North Shore. The bridge is open to all manner of traffic such as bicycles, vehicles, rail and pedestrians. Standing at a height of 134m this is the tallest arch bridge in the world and for a fee you can opt to climb this steel marvel; duration of the climb is two hours. Doing the rounds and drinking in the sights and sounds of Sydney mean you should be well located. Choose from Sydney hotels offering convenience and the best location. Even more convenient are the serviced Sydney apartments where modern kitchens and spacious living areas make you feel right at home. Location wise Darling Harbour promises to be one of the most culturally hip locations to enjoy in Sydney. Close to Darling Harbour is where Chinatown, Lunar Park, Circular Key and the Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments are situated.

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The Sydney Tower, Sydney Tower Eye, 360 Bar and STB

Towering over the Sydney CBD, the Sydney Tower standing at a height of 309m is the tallest free standing structure in the city. Located between Pitt and Castlereagh Street the tower stands on Market Street. It consists of 4 sections; 3 of these are taken up by the 360 Bar – Sydney Tower Dining - which is a revolving restaurant offering dinners a bird's eye view of the CBD and beyond. The Sydney Tower Buffet occupies the second floor offering over 40 delicious dishes to choose from. At the summit is the Tower Eye; this is the highest mark in Sydney from which you can relish panoramic vistas of the city.

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The Rocks

Located on the western shores of the Sydney Cove 'The Rocks' is found at the base of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This is one of the most popular locations in the city as it is the founding base for both Sydney and Australia. Travellers browse this locale for a taste of historical culture coined as Sydney's Outdoor Museum. This is therefore the oldest area in Sydney but fully transformed to include restaurants, cafes, shops and many more interesting attractions that coexist with the area's vintage charms and historical buildings.

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Sydney Aquarium in Darling Harbour

Just about every type of Australian aquatic animal is housed within the Sydney Aquarium. The place consists of 3 oceanariums, 60 tanks and a setup of varied habitats. Your tour of the Aquarium will give you a taste of the southern rivers where the platypus and huge Murray cod live. Then be transported to the southern seas; home of seahorses, sharks, penguins and stingrays. A marvellous adventure and loads of excitement await the whole family at Sydney Harbour.