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Top Things to Do in Sydney - Explore away!

Sydney is one of those cities that offers a myriad of fun attractions that delight the many who visit it. Let's look at some of the best of them.


See a show at the Opera House

The Opera House has become such a global phenomenon that it has become synonymous with either Sydney or even Australia. The Opera House is listed as a world heritage building and is absolutely stunning in person, especially in the night time as it is illuminated. The Opera House and its surrounding area always host a whole slew of events and shows for you to check out. If not, you can simply tour the complex or have a delicious meal inside.


Stroll Darling Harbour

Located adjacent to Sydney's city centre, the Darling Harbour is an extremely popular tourist destination as well as a recreational complex. You'll witness breathtaking views of the river with a multitude of entertainment options and eateries. Popular attractions within the harbour are the National Maritime Museum, the Dockside Pavillion, the Carousel and the peaceful Chinese Garden of friendship with its lovely teahouse. The Darling Harbour is also home to a vibrant nightlife scene with the amazing Harbourside Shopping Centre, a Madam Tussauds, an aquarium and so much more. It's always best to allocate an entire day when visiting the harbour.


Visit the iconic Paddy's Markets

The iconic Paddy's Markets have been a Sydney institution for well over 150 years. It is regarded as the biggest market in all of Sydney and features over a thousand stalls between the Flemington and Haymarket locations. At this market, you will find reasonably priced souvenirs, general items, amazing atmosphere and delicious little treats. If you're looking for serviced apartments, Sydney has a lot to choose from, like Oaks On Castlereagh for instance.


Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is extremely popular, so much so that it's one of Australia's most popular beaches where most local and international celebrities hang out. While this beach is generally moderately busy, it presents a really exciting atmosphere. The surrounding suburb includes some amazing dining and retail options as well. Bondi Beach is a part of the Australian Heritage List, It is also the location for the Guinness World Record for the largest swimsuit photo shoot with around 1010 women taking part.


Get close to giraffes, penguins, koalas and owls at Taronga Zoo

If you're looking for something completely different to Sydney's usual fare, the Taronga Zoo presents the perfect opportunity. Located a short ferry ride away from the city centre, you'll find this zoo houses a whole slew of diverse animals and is extremely passionate about sustainability, conservation as well as public education. You'll also be able to check out the sky-high ropes adventure course which showcases some breathtaking views of the Sydney Harbour. Even though the zoo is quite large, you can easily get around in comfort via the zoo train as well as the Sky Safari. For those interested in a little adventure, you can camp the night at the zoo as well in safari styled tents.

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