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Attractions in Sydney

sydney-opera-houseSituated among the stonework cliffs, Sydney summons travelers and immigrants alike. If you are fascinated to travel around, then no one can stop you. Branded as the major center for literary and economic activities in the regions of Asia-Pacific, Sydney provides remarkable places attracting travelers from different parts of the world. Simply hop in to one of the Sydney Explorer Buses and you’re on your way to famous attractions in Sydney.

Sydney Opera House

The white flapping sails of a vessel virtuously holding its head up high is one of the prominent and famous structures in the entire world. Located on Bennelong Point, the Opera House is a main center for Sydney’s performing arts. Inside such magnificent structure you can enjoy classical music, rock, opera, and dance concerts. During Sunday afternoons, free presentations are held outside of the building. Formally opened in 1973 by Queen Elizabeth II, the Opera House is a World Heritage edifice of UNESCO.

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Harbour Bridge

With its top standing at the height of 134m above the harbor, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is considered the biggest steel arch bridge on earth. You walk, ride a bicycle or otherwise be daring and climb the bridge to have a glance at the awesome sceneries.

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Circular Quay

Near to the Opera House, the Circular Quay is an active location of bars, restaurants and shops. Circular Quay is situated at the north part of the central business district of Sydney, at a small cove named the Sydney Cove. It is a bubbly place crammed with activities with ferries departing each few minutes to various parts of the harbor. In this wonderful spot, you can choose to be in water to have a feel on Sydney’s magic or merely look through the heart of Sydney harbor. You can also get an excellent view of the harbor Bridge, a bit distance away.

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Luna Park/Milson Point

Another familiar sight in Sydney is the Luna Park. It is a historical theme park which was opened in the year 1935. Luna Park is situated at Milson Point, on the northern coastline of Sydney Harbor. This birthright-listed park has observed everything, from alterations of ownership, lawful battles, to public activities both alliance of and opposing to Luna Park, ensuing in its many closures. Sydney Luna Park is considered nowadays as the leading theme park of Sydney and stays open from Mondays through Fridays. You can enjoy a free access to the park just to take in the atmosphere and feel the superb views.

Hyde Park Barracks

Get a glance of the everyday lives of criminals and other residents, the convict system of Australia and exhumed artifacts of Hyde Park Barracks. The barracks were built between the years 1817 and 1819. It was situated at the southern part end of Sydney’s Macquarie Street. It features a museum managed by the Historic Houses Trust.

Sydney Observatory

The observatory is an effigy-arched structure on Watson Rd. It served as an astronomical and research observation center for 125 years. However, today it is an astronomy museum which showcases interactive games and exhibits. Also, the Sydney observatory provides night sky viewings but such activity should be booked earlier.

Museum of Contemporary Art

This museum could be noticed through its art-deco design tan veneer and rectangular shape on the west part of Circular Quay. A shop inside this museum you could find different products by many Australian designers.

Government House

Sydney Government House is situated inside of the Royal Botanic Gardens. This is particularly open to the public and provides free guided trips during Fridays to Sundays. The Government House gives some remarkable colonial furnishings, gardens and architecture.

St. Mary’s Cathedral

Situated on the Hyde Park corner in the hub of Sydney is the St. Mary’s Cathedral. It is a notable colonial church in Australia and serves as the spiritual home to Catholic community as well as to the Archbishop of Sydney. St Mary’s Cathedral is located on the same place as the earliest Australian Catholic Chapel.

Fox Studio

Australia’s Fox Studios is a main movie studio situated in Sydney, taking up the area of the former Moore Park and Sydney Showground. Since its opening in the year 1998, Fox Studios has been engaged in many blockbuster productions such as Moulin Rouge, Star Wars Episodes II and III, The Matrix, Superman Returns and many others. Located about ten minutes away from the city center of Sydney, this 32 acre sites comprises of 8 stages, heavy industrial workshops, production offices and a group of more than 60 independent businesses.

There are countless sights and attractions to mention but what are mentioned above are the main attractions that you should not fail to witness when having a trip to Sydney.