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What to Do around The Westin Sydney

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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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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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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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Cowper Wharf Road &, Brougham St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011, Australia
The meat pie is synonymous with Australia, and no place is more iconic in Sydney than Woolloomooloo's Harry's Cafe de Wheels. What started out as a simple stand turned into one of the first food trucks when local ordinances dictated that mobile...
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140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
The Museum of Contemporary Art is located in the Rocks, the oldest neighborhood in Sydney. The museum houses amazing collections of art from top Australian modern artists and features traveling shows from creatives all over the world. Be sure to...
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1d Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Mrs. Macquarie's Chair is a breathtaking vantage point from which to see Sydney's beautiful harbor in its entirety. The chair, carved of sandstone, is famously significant for being the vista point of Elizabeth Macquarie, wife of the governor of...
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Queens Square, Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
This historic museum in the heart of Sydney's Central Business District was built in the early 1800s and was used to house convicts from Britain. The barracks now operate as a museum as part of the city's Historic Houses Trust.
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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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Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
When walking through the streets of downtown Sydney, or anywhere for that matter, it is wise to explore the path less traveled. Poets argue it makes all the difference. Call them "local trails." The arterial streets of the heart of Australia's...
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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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Hyde Park, College St & park Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
There's nothing like walking around a great city and finding new discoveries, especially the wonderful parks and gardens of Sydney, Australia. I found the scale of this small girl looking at her shadow in the large pool amid the circular landscape...
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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
We pit stopped at the Art Gallery of New South Wales along the way to the Royal Botanical Gardens. It was a cultural and fulfilling way to spend the afternoon, not to mention, kill time. Although there was no particular exhibit that captured us...
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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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Aquariums are a must for ocean lovers. Yes, Sydney's Sea Life Aquarium is located in the touristy hub of Darling Harbour, but the unique species and ecosystems that you can view make it hard to pass up. Take Dugong Island, an underwater shipwreck...
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The real sailboat-shaped cultural institution in Sydney is not the Opera House, but the Australian National Maritime Museum, a soaring canvas-covered structure built high enough to house tall masts. The museum, located on Darling Harbour, the...