12 Must-Do Experiences in Sydney
Must-do Sydney experiences reflect the diversity of the local landscape and its residents, past and present. Traces of Sydney's early convicts and settlers can be seen in historic pubs, British architecture, and former prison sites, while travelers can connect with the city's modern makers and culture buffs at farmers' markets, art galleries, and annual events. Sydney must-dos are different for everyone, but the following 12 experiences are a good place to start.

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Sydney's Secret Garden

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Wendy Whiteley's secret garden is an unexpected treat tucked away just behind Luna Park near Lavender Bay in Sydney.

The enchanting garden is not your run-of-the-mill city park. It has a certain magic that took passion and love to create. The land was once a dumping ground of the NSW railways and an unsightly wasteland. But in 1992 Wendy's husband, famous Australian artist Brett Whitely, died, and Wendy turned her grief and passion into creating a living artwork—the "Secret Garden." The park drips with blossoms and ferns that fall across winding pathways leading to intimate picnic spots that overlook Sydney's magnificent harbor.

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