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The Rocks Discovery Museum

The Rocks Discovery Museum (Kendall Lane, The Rocks, Sydney) — The Rocks Discovery Museum is a free, family friendly museum which tells the story of The Rocks area of Sydney from pre-European days to the present. Housed in a restored 1850s sandstone warehouse, the museum is home to a unique collection of images and archaeological […]

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Sydney Tower

Sydney Tower (Market Street, b/w Pitt and Castlereagh Streets, Sydney) – located in Sydney’s central business district (CBD), this tower (a major point of reference in that city) was built during the 1970s and opened to the public in 1981. Measuring 309 meters in height, this makes Sydney Tower the tallest building in Sydney and […]

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Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House (Bennelong Point, Sydney) – this opera house is famed for its seaside location and its eye-catching architectural design (Danish Expressionist style by architects Jorn Utzon & Ove Arup). Opened in 1973, this 5,000-seat venue hosts a variety of cultural events.   The design of the building, with its soaring white roof shell […]

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Sydney Observatory

Sydney Observatory (Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks, Sydney) – this structure, built in 1858, was originally a fort. It was eventually converted into an observatory. From the late 19th well into the 20th century, the Observatory was essential to shipping, navigation, meteorology and timekeeping, as well as to the study of the stars seen […]

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Surf World Gold Coast

Surf World Gold Coast (35 Tomewin Street, First Floor, Currumbin, Queensland) – this is both the Gold Coast and Queensland province’s only museum dedicated to surfers. This museum has an extensive collection of surf boards highlighting the evolution of design and technology from the early 1930s to today. There’s also eye-catching photography of early surf […]

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SkyPoint Observation Deck

SkyPoint Observation Deck (3 / 3003 Surfers Paradise Blvd., Level 77, Q1, Surfers Paradise, Queensland) – similar to Sydney Tower, this building’s observation deck affords visitors the opportunity to enjoy panoramic 360-degree views of the Gold Coast, as well as the hinterland. This turns into a chic high-altitude lounge bar on Friday and Saturday nights. […]

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Queen Victoria Building

Queen Victoria Building (455 George Street, Sydney) — this historic building, now affectionately known as the QVB, was designed by George McRae and completed in 1898, replacing the original Sydney markets on the site. Built as a monument to the long reigning monarch, construction took place in dire times, as Sydney was in a severe […]

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Powerhouse Museum

Powerhouse Museum (500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney) – this public museum has a unique and diverse collection that spans history, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, music, transport and space exploration. It is home to the material heritage and stories of Australian culture, history and lifestyle, providing a comprehensive insight into this rich and diverse […]

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Museum of Sydney

Museum of Sydney (corner of Bridge and Philip Streets, Sydney) – this museum (built on the historic site of the city’s first Government House – originally built in 1788), takes visitors on a journey exploring Sydney’s people, places and cultures from dreamtime to modern times (in the form of various themed exhibits and story-telling events). […]

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Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art (140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney) — located at Circular Quay on the edge of Sydney Harbour, the MCA is housed in the former Maritime Services building (acting as the country’s leading museum dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art from across Australia and around the world). Admission: free. Hours: […]