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Things to do in Sydney


Sydney on Australia’s east coast is the country’s largest and most popular tourist destination.

It is a glittering metropolis of boats, bays, and beaches and ideal for all kinds of travelers.

Two of the most outstanding attractions in this city are its characteristic Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, set in the backdrop of its world-famous Harbour.

First-time visitors get overwhelmed by so much to see and explore in this waterside city.

Discover the top tourist attractions in this magnificent city with our list of the things to do in Sydney.


Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House
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Sydney Opera House is the most recognizable Sydney landmark and a popular tourist attraction.

With over forty shows a week, this multi-venue performing arts center attracts more than 8 million visitors a year.

At theatres, seats decide the quality of viewing experience and the same holds true for Sydney Opera House as well.

That’s why, before booking their show tickets visitors wants to know the best seats in Sydney Opera House.

Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo
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Taronga Zoo is home to more than 4,000 animals, and is an extraordinary wilderness experience for both kids and adults alike.

It is spread over 50 acres of harbor land, offering fantastic views of the Sydney harbor.

Taronga is also a not-for-profit organization supporting wildlife conservation.

Sydney Bridge Climb

Sydney Bridge Climb
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The Sydney Habour Bridge Climb is one of the most popular activities in Sydney.

Under the guidance of trained guides, you will climb more than 1300 stairs through the outer archways of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to reach its highest point.

From the top, you see the beautiful Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House, and if the sky is clear, the Blue Mountains too.

More than 2.75 million people have climbed the bridge till now.

Sydney Tower Eye

Sydney Tower Eye
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Sydney Tower Eye is an observation deck at the height of 250 meters (820 feet) and offers a 360-degree view of the Sydney skyline.

Visitors also enjoy a 4D Cinema Experience and the Sydney Tower Skywalk.

Sydney Aquarium

Sydney Aquarium
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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is a huge tourist draw for families and solo travelers alike.

It showcases more than 700 species of sea creatures, including sharks, dugongs, rays, tropical fish, etc. – a true reflection of the waters around the Australian shores.

Sydney Aquarium’s most popular exhibit is its 100 meters (328 feet) long ocean-tunnel walk-through.

Madame Tussauds Sydney

Steve Irwin at Madame Tussauds Sydney
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If you want to add glamour to your vacation in Australia, look no further than Madame Tussauds Sydney.

You see centuries-old waxwork techniques at Sydney’s wax Museum and rub shoulders with world leaders, royal families, politicians, movie stars, sportspersons, etc. 

It is a fantastic opportunity to take lots of photos with celebrities, and kids and teenagers love the chance to snap selfies with stars.

Madame Tussauds in Sydney is not only a museum but a place to turn your dreams of meeting your idols into reality.

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Edited by Rekha Rajan & fact checked by Jamshed V Rajan

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