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    Tourist Attractions in Sydney Australia

    Hi,

    Does anyone know of any good Tourist Attractions in Sydney please?

    I want peoples personal opinions really rather than a glossy website telling me how good they are etc.
    Im looking at a day trip

    Cheers

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    Its a long flight for one day!

    A friend climbed the harbor bridge last week, love it by all accounts.

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    I will be in the country anyhow flight are cheap so i thought i would go and have a look

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    Yep harbor bridge. Also take the ferry to Manly. Bondi beach of course and the moonlight cinema is great if you're there at night.

    If you get change take a trip to the Blue Mountaing they're stunning.

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    Agree with the Blue Mountains...well worth a look. But to be honest found Bondi Beach a bit of a let down....perhaps I was expecting more. I was much happier getting a photo of me in a manly pose on manly beach

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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold View Post
    Agree with the Blue Mountains...well worth a look. But to be honest found Bondi Beach a bit of a let down....perhaps I was expecting more. I was much happier getting a photo of me in a manly pose on manly beach

    Yeh well a beach is a beach there's only so much you can get from it. As beaches go Papamoa Beach in NZ is much more attractive.

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    Coogee beach is worth a look, much prettier and less commercial than bondi, taronga zoo, the aquarium, the rocks market on a sunday afternoon, then in the blue mountains try and get to the jenowan caves!

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    Don't forget to go to Kings Cross - I lived there for six weeks....!

    Outside of Syddo, there's the Blue Mountains - well worth a visit.

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    Of course there’s the obligatory photo op by the funny shaped building nr the harbour

    TBH there’s loads to do and most can be accessed on foot I stayed at Sydney Central YHA, it’s near China town and although it looks a way to the harbour it’s about a 30 min walk so no time at all in a cab of on the bus.

    YHA Australia Hostels - Sydney Central Location Map

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    I would like to suggest following main attractions in Sydney.

    1. Sydney show boat dinner
    2. Opera house tour
    3. Blue mountains tour
    4. Whale watching tour
    5. Helicopter tour

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    Taronga Zoo (can't really remember the spelling) is worth a visit, plus there is the Sydney Aquarium, but I prefered Taronga as I got to see a platypus (not Perry the Platypus, he's an eight legged mammal of action, don't ya know!) up close!

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    If you get up near Brisbane don't forget Australia Zoo one of the guys nearly coped for it from a croc when I was there and you could tell it was a close call by the reaction of the other staff. Recorded it on my phone as well, bit of a brown trousers moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    If you get up near Brisbane don't forget Australia Zoo one of the guys nearly coped for it from a croc when I was there and you could tell it was a close call by the reaction of the other staff. Recorded it on my phone as well, bit of a brown trousers moment.
    Couldn't agree more. The passion that all employees had working there really does shine, and was one of the highlights or my trip to Oz. As cookie says, make sure you take a camera

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    Scruffy Murphys which is on George Street!!!! Had many a good night in there!! at least i think i did???

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    sydney opera house ?

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