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Sydney for Families

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Sydney's history and beauty are well known, but this city's contemporary culinary culture, its hip bars and distinct neighborhoods, and its cutting-edge art scene may surprise you. Celebrate the past and embrace the contemporary—that's what Sydney-siders do.
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49 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
The Gowings and State Theatre buildings in Sydney's Central Business District (CBD) have been revamped to create the new designer hotel, QT Sydney. Its interiors feature edgy art and installations, even in the elevator. Bold colors and quirky...
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Art Gallery Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
The Australian collection here includes almost 19,000 pieces ranging from paintings and decorative arts to modern photography, pop art, and screen-printing. The Yiribana Gallery is renowned for some of the best permanent and rotating exhibits of...
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Dawes Point NSW 2000, Australia
The Sydney Dance Company offers amazing performances that feature some of the best technique you will see on stage. These dancers are exacting, exciting, and enticing as they shape space and time with their movement. If you are looking for an arts...
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1c Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
A must for every Sydney visit of mine is a swim at this stunning pool. Clean, architecturally stunning, and cheap. (Also, plenty of great looking lane mates.)
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1/5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Evidently the world's most dangerous bird is the cassowary—who knew? You can see that very creature here, in addition to koalas, kangaroos, reptiles and so much more. If you do not live in Australia, then this is a nice intro to the diversity of...
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633 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
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Queues consistently spill out onto the footpath at this little corner shop. A rusted metalwork sign above the tiny bakery café, situated on the leafy Bourke Street Surry Hills, reads ‘Boulangerie’. The creme brulee tarts are locally famous, and...
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20 Campbell St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
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Be prepared to wait for your supper, which can be torturous once you see the chefs cooking in the window. I waited 30 minutes on my trip to Chat Thai and was told I was lucky. The best way to experience this well-known Chinatown Thai restaurant is...
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110 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000, Australia
Splendid Sandwiches caught my eye as I made my way to the Observatory on the hill. The silver tables and chairs scattering the outside and inside of the small cafe shop weren't quite full at noon. And I wasn't terribly hungry yet for lunch, but my...
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Circular Quay Railway Station, Alfred St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
For a relaxing rainy morning on the harbor, there are many covered restaurants along the outer edges of Circular Quay at which you can sit and soak in the view with a cup of coffee or tea. As the day progresses, watch the Quay fill with people as...
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George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
The Rocks is undoubtedly one of Sydney's most beautiful areas. Follow George Street until the very end and it’s almost like you’ve stepped back in time—there are cobblestones under your feet, quaint stores to browse, and great pubs to visit. One...
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9-13 Hay St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
Market City is a wonder of a shopping and eating combination. Sitting on a block on the edge of Sydney's Chinatown, it was the original fresh food market that served the city. There's still a food market on Thursday to Sunday where you can get...