Best Places to Visit in Sydney

Best Places to Visit in Sydney
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Below is a list of the top and leading Places to Visit in Sydney. To help you find the best Places to Visit located near you in Sydney, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

This article is updated every 3-4 months.

Sydney’s Best Places to Visit:

Here are the leading Places to Visit in Sydney:

  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
  • Pylon Lookout
  • Australian National Maritime Museum

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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium (formerly Sydney Aquarium) contains a large variety of Australian aquatic life, displaying more than 700 species comprising more than 13,000 individual fish and other sea and water creatures from most of Australia’s water habitats. Additionally, the aquarium features 14 themed zones including Jurassic Seas, Discovery Rockpool, Shark Walk, and the world’s largest Great Barrier Reef display. Along the way, visitors encounter animals unique to each habitat, including one of only four dugongs on display in the world, sharks, stingrays, penguins and tropical fish, among others.

It is a public aquarium located in the city of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the eastern (city) side of Darling Harbour to the north of the Pyrmont Bridge. It is a full institutional member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).

Products/Services:

Jurassic Seas, Great Barrier Reef Oceanarium, Open Ocean Oceanarium, Sydney Harbour, Little penguins habitat, Shark Walk, Dugong Island, Shark Valley

LOCATION:

Address: 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 1800 199 657
Website: www.sydneyaquarium.com.au

REVIEWS:

“This is quite small aquarium but the King penguin were very active in the pool especially around feeding time. So many of them swim around to get the squids was quite a sight. The raft ride was very short, just fun for the photo shoot.The tunnel views of sharks is fun. A good place to spend couple hours with kids.” -Patrick Spencer

Pylon Lookout

Pylon Lookout
Pylon Lookout

Pylon Lookout – The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world’s largest (but not longest) steel arch bridge, and, in its beautiful harbour location, has become a renowned international symbol of Australia.

Come and see the fantastic views of the city, the harbour and the world famous icon – the Sydney Harbour Bridge!

There are 200 stairs to the Pylon Lookout™, 87 metres above mean sea level, but on the way up there are 3 levels of exhibits where you will discover the history and construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the men who built it, and the vision of JJC Bradfield, chief engineer.

Products/Services:

Tour, City Viewing, Sydney Harbor Bridge Viewing, Sydney Harbour Viewing, Displays on all levels, documentary video, unique insight into the past and present of Sydney’s celebrated Harbour Bridge

LOCATION:

Address: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9240 1100
Website: www.pylonlookout.com.au

REVIEWS:

“Found this place almost by accident. A lot of people might be put off by the 200 steps, but it is so worth it. The exhibition is really interesting and the 360 degree view from the top is amazing. A real gem that not many people seem to know about. Also did I mention it’s $15 to get in, unlike the bridge-climb which is $308?” -Danique Westerveld

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum
Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum is Darling Harbour’s showpiece and remains the Australian government’s most visible national cultural institution in Sydney.

The Australian National Maritime Museum occupies an outstanding harbour-side site close to the centre of Sydney – Australia’s oldest city and for a long time the nation’s busiest port. It stands on land traditionally owned by the Gadigal people who found a rich source of fish and shellfish in the sheltered waters of Darling Harbour and Cockle Bay. Indigenous culture is explored in our core exhibition Eora First People.

Products/Services:

Custodians of Floating Historical Vessels, Exhibitions and Permanent Galleries, Educating School and University Students, Travelling Programs Connecting the Museum to All Australians, Trips on the Endeavour Replica, Grants, Funding and Internships, Venue Hire

LOCATION:

Address: 2 Murray St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9298 3777
Website: www.sea.museum

REVIEWS:

“This maritime museum is a must SEA if you are in Sydney. You can get to see and board a battleship and submarine. The James Cameron Challenger Deep Exhibit was both amazing and inspiring. If you go through all the exhibits it could take you at least a half day as the museum is fairly huge. Truly worth the price of admission.” -Gino Bondoc

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