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13 Must-Do Experiences in Sydney

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Any Sydney local can tell you their absolute must-do experiences in Sydney, from lighting one of the local barbecues at Bronte Beach to traipsing around Eveleigh Markets at the Carriageworks on Saturday mornings to pick up some of the best local Sydney produce, flowers and breakfast. Essential experiences in Sydney include the beaches, the coastal walks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge...plus wine bars, even spotting giraffes. We've found 12 of the best experiences in Sydney.
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The famous ocean pool at Bondi Beach has been luring swimmers since 1929. Today, a dip and visit to the sauna costs $6.50. A bistro serves post-swim refreshments. 1 Notts Ave., Bondi Beach, 61/(0) 2-9130-4804. This appeared in the August/September...
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Harbourview Cres, Milsons Point NSW 2061, Australia
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...
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Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney are a massive area right on the water- perfect for picnics, tag football, or just sitting under a tree and reading a great book. We walked around the gardens for over an hour, admiring the different and unique...
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245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015, Australia
Located in Darlington, Carriageworks is both an experience in art and space. The building has been restored with an exceptional sensitivity to keep the historical roots intact and visible. In addition to housing contemporary arts practitioners,...
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Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
It was a beautiful evening for a walk down Paddington Street in Sydney. A great place for an inexpensive gourmet dinner is A Fish Called Paddo at Five Ways, a junction of streets in the heart of Paddington.
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Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia
View from the sky trams coming back to the ferry after a trip to Taronga Zoo in Sydney.
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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney NSW, Australia
View of the Sydney Harbour Bridge climbers from the deck of the Manly ferry.
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1199D Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach NSW 2108, Australia
If you need a break from lounging on the lovely northern beaches, cruising up to Barrenjoey in Palm Beach will bring you to this absolute gem. The hiking trails are plentiful and the view from the top is incredible. With sweeping views in all...
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Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Wonderful art exhibit on former-prison Cockatoo Island: http://bos18.com/
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Shelly Beach, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
If you're a beach lover like me, you'll be overwhelmed by the quality and diversity of Sydney's shores. Shelly Beach in the suburb of Manly is protected from wind and waves, making it great for swimming and snorkeling. (Snorkel challenge: find the...
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30 Balfour St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
Only 3 years old, the 'White Rabbit Gallery' is housed in a former knitting factory and warehouse. On display are extremely well curated selections from Judith and Kerr Neilson's private collection. Don't miss. Exhibitions change twice yearly....
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The hike from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, is one of the best urban paths I have experienced. Although you're never far from the city, the walk feels quite scenic at times, and the many beaches you come across along the way...
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Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Seriously. We were there for almost 3 weeks and this never got old. Make sure you go to the bar along the edge of the opera house for a nice glass (or bottle!) of wine and soak up the views.