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Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf
The Art Gallery of NSW
The Art Gallery of NSW is Sydney's most important public gallery and showcases an extensive collection of Australian art, including one of the largest galleries of Aboriginal art in the country, alongside European masters, Asian treasures and leading local and international contemporary art. Visit on a Wednesday evening until 10pm for Art After Hours and see a slice of Sydney culture with free celebrity talks, music, performances, films and special events. Don't miss one of the free daily guided tours. Regular guided tours are offered in Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean. Tours are also available for vision and hearing impaired visitors. Location – 600m from the hotel
Sydney Tower Eye
Sydney Tower Eye takes you to the highest point above Sydney for breathtaking 360 degree views of the beautiful harbour city. From the golden beaches to the distant Blue Mountains, you'll be amazed by the views. Your ticket includes the 4D cinema experience - the first produced in Australia - where you can uncover a new dimension to Sydney through a whole new perspective. The engaging film experience is taken to the fourth dimension with evocative in-theatre effects including wind, bubbles and water! The Observation Deck offers state-of-the-art technology, including high powered binoculars and multilingual touch screen panels that tell every visitor interesting facts about the famous landmarks they are looking at. Location – 1.7km from the hotel
Queen Victoria Building
Rich in history and architecturally splendid, the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) occupies an entire block on Sydney's George Street, and has over 180 of Sydney's finest fashion boutiques, jewellery shops and homewares, accompanied by delightful cafes and restaurants. The dominant feature is the mighty centre dome, which during the Christmas period is occupied by a giant Christmas tree, a must see for any visitor. Glorious stained glass windows and splendid architecture endure throughout the building and an original 19th century staircase sits alongside the dome. Location – 1.8km from the hotel
Sydney Opera House
Experience Sydney Opera House - one of the world's most creative and busiest performing arts centres and greatest triumphs of modern architecture. Come and spend a day at the World Heritage site and you will be amazed at the life, culture and activity bursting from beneath the sails. Hop on one of the daily tours and discover the stories, history and magic of the building plus see the extraordinary interiors surrounding some of the most magnificent theatres and venues. The Sydney Opera House is home to 1600 performances each year including ballet, opera, theatre, dance, music, comedy, kids shows, talks and more. Location – 1.9km from the hotel
On the edge of beautiful Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay in Sydney Cove is a gateway to many iconic attractions. Stroll along the eastern side to the Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Garden. Hop on a ferry and explore one of the world’s great natural harbours, visiting gems such as Taronga Zoo or you can take a ferry across the sparkling harbour to Manly, Watsons Bay or under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and along the Parramatta River to UNESCO World Heritage-listed convict sites in Parramatta. Trains and buses depart the quay too, such as the 333 bus to iconic Bondi Beach. Location - 2km from the hotel
Bondi Beach is Australia's most famous beach. Bondi's mixture of lifestyles would suit most visitors, whether you're drawn to the fashionable northern end or the surf-crazy south. You'll find that Bondi is one of the better Sydney beaches, simply because it has great surf, good food, and a great atmosphere. The main area of the beach is the Bondi Pavilion, where the cafes, theatre, and art gallery draw many of the weekend visitors.
The area near the pavilion is the most popular area to swim and offers the best choice between surf and safety - you can catch a wave without risking the dangerous conditions further south. North Bondi is a safer area of the beach, and is patrolled and generally has the calmest surf conditions as well as a children's swimming pool. Location – 7.8km from the hotel
Harry’s Cafe de Wheels
Harry’s Cafe de Wheels is a Sydney Icon, with a rich history that dates back to the 1930s when enterprising Sydneysider Harry Edwards opened a caravan café at the Woolloomooloo naval dockyard. His pie and pea combo became a popular nightly meal amongst sailors, soldiers, cabbies and starlets. The signature dish is a chunky lean beef pie served with mushy peas, mash and gravy. Location – 210m from the hotel
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, an oasis of 30 hectares in the heart of Sydney. Wrapped around Farm Cove at the edge of Sydney Harbour, the Gardens occupy one of Sydney's most spectacular positions. Established in 1816, it is the oldest scientific institution in the country and is home to an outstanding collection of plants from Australia and overseas. From the provocative rare and threatened plants of the world to the romantic rose garden, the themed garden areas show the diverse beauty of nature. Special features include: Cadi Jam Ora - First Encounters is a garden display that remembers and acknowledges the Cadigal - the original inhabitants of Sydney's city centre - and their relationship with this land. Aboriginal Heritage Tours of the Royal Botanic Garden run every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, departing 10am from the Garden Shop. Bookings are essential online. A free guided walking tour departs 10.30am daily from the Garden Shop. Location – 400m from the hotel
With lovely beaches, marvellous views and delicious seafood, Watsons Bay on the South Head peninsula in Sydney’s east is a delightful day trip. Australia’s oldest fishing village is home to waterfront restaurants, great walking trails, and a harbourside park perfect for family picnics. Getting to Watsons Bay, next to Vaucluse, is easy by public transport. A ferry from Circular Quay across sparkling Sydney Harbour takes less than 20 minutes. Alternatively, hop on a bus in the city at Hyde Park or Kings Cross. Location – 11.2km from the hotel
Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
Mrs Macquarie's Chair is a Sydney landmark. The chair was carved out of a sandstone rock ledge by convicts in 1810. Specially commissioned by Governor Macquarie for his wife Elizabeth who was known to love the area this is one of the best vantage points to view the sights of Sydney Harbour. Location – 1.5km from the hotel
Westfield Bondi Junction
Westfield Bondi Junction is a large retail shopping centre located in the suburb of Bondi Junction in Sydney's eastern suburbs. There are over 400 specialty stores and services including department stores David Jones and Myer, supermarkets Coles and Woolworths, Event Cinemas, restaurants, cafes and prominent retailers such as Zara, Harvey Norman and Rebel Sport. Westfield Bondi Junction caters for the fashion crowd interested in designer labels. You'll find Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Tiffany, Bally, Dior, Ralph Lauren, Georg Jensen and many more well-known brands. Location – 5.1km from the hotel
St Mary’s Cathedral
St Mary's Catholic Cathedral is the location of the oldest site of Catholic services in Australia. Catholic worship began on the site in 1821 and has continued ever since. The current grand cathedral was constructed between 1866 and 1928. The resulting building adorns Sydney and is open for tours on Sundays at 10.30am. Location – 1.2km from the hotel
Hyde Park is Australia's oldest park. Divided by Park Street, the southern section of Hyde Park contains the ANZAC Memorial building and visitor centre, the pool of reflection and numerous monuments and statues. The northern section features the iconic Archibald Fountain and various theme gardens including Sandringham and Nagoya Gardens replete with public art works, monuments and water features. The park contains around 580 mature exotic and native trees including the historic central avenue of Hill's Figs which line the central pedestrian avenue running from Macquarie Street to the ANZAC Memorial. The park plays host to a number of cultural events throughout the year including the Sydney Festival, Australia Day, ANZAC Day and the Food and Wine Fair. The park is a popular attraction, workers and tourists who congregate throughout the year to enjoy the varied sights and sounds of this green iconic and central public space. Location – 1.2km from the hotel
Established in 1827, the Australian Museum (AM) is Australia’s first museum and has been at the forefront of scientific research, collection and education for more than 185 years. Through exhibitions and other public programs the AM continues to inform and amaze generations of visitors about the unique flora, fauna and cultures of Australia and the Pacific.
The Australian Museum offers permanent galleries including the popular Dinosaurs exhibit, temporary and touring exhibitions; and has a collection of more than 18 million objects spanning culture and natural history. The AM also undertakes innovative scientific research through the Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI). Wild Planet is the newest permanent exhibition featuring 400 amazing and diverse animals on this planet. In this exhibition, you will learn about the importance of biodiversity and discover when, where and how different species are connected to one another in the Tree of Life. Experience the stories of Indigenous Australians in their own words, or discover Australia's strange and notorious animals. With its combination of the latest technology, ongoing research and impressive collections, the AM always surprises. Location – 1.4km from the hotel
As the strip of land where European settlers chose to step ashore in 1788, The Rocks is essentially the birthplace of modern Sydney. Discover the colourful history of The Rocks, from a British colony of convicts, soldiers and sailors to a thriving 21st century entertainment precinct, on various tours. Amble along on cobbled laneways, enjoy a cool drink in Australia’s oldest pubs, and marvel at iconic attractions – the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. For breathtaking views of beautiful Sydney Harbour, ascend the bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney or go to the Pylon Lookout. With many things to do and see, a great way to see The Rocks is on foot. There are markets, museums, galleries and delicious food and wine experiences. Take a self-guided tour or join The Rocks Walking Tours departing from outside Cadmans Cottage, built in 1816. A creative hub, The Rocks is home to the Museum of Contemporary Art and The Rocks Markets are enticing too, with the food market on Friday and the weekend market has more than 200 stalls. Location - 2km from the hotel
Pitt Street Mall
Pitt Street Mall is located in the heart of The Sydney CBD and is Australia's busiest and most cosmopolitan shopping precinct boasting retail centres Myer, David Jones, Glasshouse, Sydney Arcade, Westfield Sydney, Mid City Shopping Centre and The Strand Arcade.
With more than 600 specialty stores, Myer, and David Jones, all within two city blocks you're almost certain to find something to fit your style and budget. Location – 1.3km from the hotel
See Sydney like a local - take the climb of your life to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney. With their Climb Leaders as your guide, you will suit-up in their specially designed outdoor gear and ascend. From its fascinating underbelly to its summit, 134 metres above the Harbour, the Bridge is the pride of Sydney. There are four different Climbs to the top - BridgeClimb, BridgeClimb Express and BridgeClimb Mandarin (3.5 hour and 2.25 hour). A fifth Climb option, BridgeClimb Sampler, ascends the inner arch of the Bridge to a unique vantage point halfway to the top. From dawn until dusk, the view from the Bridge is always different. Climbs are available at dawn (limited departures), during the day, twilight or night. Don't miss out on this unforgettable, and uniquely Sydney experience. Location – 3.1km
A former defence facility, Fort Denison is located on a small harbour island in the centre of Sydney Harbour just a stone's throw from the Botanic Gardens. Once under attack from US friendly fire in WWII, Fort Denison is today a top Sydney tourist attraction. Take the guided tour to explore Fort Denison’s museum, canons gun powder store and winding staircase in Australia’s only Martello Tower. Discover the fully operational tide gauge room where Sydney’s tidal benchmark is recorded. Location - 2.3km from the hotel
The Entertainment Quarter
The Entertainment Quarter is an iconic entertainment, leisure and retail precinct located in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. EQ features cinemas, restaurants, bars and retail shops, largely surrounding The Showring, an exceptional outdoor performance and event space, and the home of The EQ Village Markets.
EQ also offers a variety of shopping, food and drinks, markets, a state-of-the art cinema complex, a dance school, kids play centre and a film and television school, every time you visit EQ you’re guaranteed to find something new. Location – 5.5km from the hotel
One of Sydney's most famous attractions, the award-winning Taronga Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals, including Australian native wildlife, as well as rare and endangered exotic animals. Overlooking the magnificent Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is just 12 minutes from Circular Quay by ferry. Open 365 days a year, admission includes daily keeper talks and shows, and access to the Sky Safari, Sydney's only cable car. Enjoy the QBE Free-Flight Bird Show overlooking Sydney Harbour, featuring some of the world's most spectacular birds and be delighted by the Daily Seal Show where Australian and Californian Sea-lions and the New Zealand Fur-seals will impress you with their grace and skill. Challenge yourself on Taronga's exciting new sky high adventure, Wild Ropes. Tackle obstacles, cross suspension bridges and soar through the trees while enjoying breath-taking views of Sydney Harbour. Location – 10 min travel by ferry from Circular Quay
Royal Randwick Racecourse
Royal Randwick is the jewel in the crown of Sydney racing. A compelling theatre of sport, culture, fashion and cuisine, racing’s premier playground will entertain you with the extraordinary. Royal Randwick is where the ‘Sport of Kings’ is celebrated all year round particularly coming to life during The Spring and Sydney Carnivals.
Royal Randwick is the proud home to the world’s richest 2000m turf race, the $4 million Group 1 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and the World’s richest turf race, the $10 million The Everest.
The venue sets a world-class standard in racing and hospitality, enriched by over 35 bars and restaurants, reserved dining establishments and cutting edge facilities for members and racegoers alike. As Australia’s longest standing racing venue, Royal Randwick has shaped and been a part of Australian culture for over 150 years. Location – 5.9km from the hotel.
Sydney Cricket Ground & Allianz Stadium
The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and Allianz Stadium are two of Australia's premier sporting and entertainment venues. They are located at Moore Park, and adjacent to popular bars, restaurants, cinemas and shops of Sydney's Entertainment Quarter and Oxford Street. The historic SCG celebrated 100 years of hosting rugby league games in 2011 and hosted its 100th cricket Test in 2012. It also boasts an impressive sporting history, encompassing other sports including, Australian Rules football, rugby union, soccer, baseball and cycling, as well as being a major concert venue. Tours of the SCG, Allianz Stadium and the SCG Museum are operated by the SCG Tour Experience, Monday to Saturday, subject to site activities. Tours do not operate on match days. Bookings are essential. Location – 3.7km from the hotel
Centennial Parklands is a must see location in Sydney. Made up of three major urban parks covering 360 hectares, the Parklands are aesthetically beautiful as well as historically significant, housing Australia’s Federation monument, The Federation Pavilion.
Free to visit, the Parklands are home to over 15,000 trees, Australian wildlife, ponds, flowers beds, statues, as well as offering a selection of cafes and restaurants.
When visiting the Parklands do as the locals do – take a walk, hire a bike, enjoy a round of golf, go horse-riding, or enjoy a picnic in the vast and beautifully maintained open green spaces.
You can learn more about the Parklands by taking one of their free discovery walks. Location – 6.1km from the hotel
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