Museum of Sydney - The Museum of Sydney is a historical collection and exhibit, built on the ruins of the house of New South Wales' first Governor. The Museum of Sydney explores colonial and contemporary Sydney through objects, pictures and new digital media techniques. Panoramic views of Sydney, from 1788 until today, stretch across walls and video screens. Sydney's convict era is explored in a giant showcase of goods and chattels recovered from more than 25 archaeological digs.
2- Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney - The Hyde Park Barracks Museum is a brick building and compound. Tourists who visit the building discover the daily lives of convicts and other occupants through exhibitions on Sydney’s male convict labour force, Australia’s convict system, an innovative soundscape, excavated artefacts, exposed layers of building fabric and the complex’s rooms and spaces.
3- Australian National Maritime Museum - The Australian National Maritime Museum is Australia’s national centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology. Their permanent and temporary exhibitions and their National Maritime Collection explore and represent Australia’s close links to the sea covering Indigenous Australian’s deep connection to ocean, early exploration, immigration, commerce, defence, adventure, sport, play and identity. From fascinating artefacts, thought-provoking exhibitions and fun activities for kids (and big kids), the museum gives local and international visitors a chance to connect to Australia’s maritime past and present in an innovative way.
4- Art Gallery of New South Wales - Modern and contemporary works are displayed in expansive, light-filled spaces, offering stunning views of Sydney and the harbour, while our splendid Grand Courts are home to a distinguished collection of colonial and 19th-century Australian works and European old masters. There are also dedicated galleries celebrating the arts of Asia and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.
5- Anzac War Memorial - It is the main commemorative military monument of Sydney. It was designed with the exterior adorned with monumental figural reliefs and sculptures. It was built as a memorial to the Australian Imperial Force of World War I.
6- Queen Victoria Statue - Made of bronze, it is situated on the corner of Druitt and George Street in front of the Queen Victoria Building. It was the last royal statue to have been erected in Ireland. The statue shows an effort to portray Victoria Regina as the 'Irish Queen' rather than the 'British Sovereign'. She is seated in a low chair rather than an elaborate throne, allowing the artist to contain the figure within a sphere rather than as a towering pillar.
7- Captain Cook Statue - This larger than life size bronze figure shows Captain James Cook holding out a telescope in his left hand with his right hand extended upward. It was erected to commemorate Cook`s discovery of the east coast of Australia in 1770.
8- Archibald Fountain - The fountain commemorates the association between Australia and France in World War 1. It draws its themes from Greek antiquity and is an important example in Sydney of the classical revivalist sculpture of the 1920’s and 1930’s, known as Art Deco.
9- The Cenotaph - It is one of the oldest World War I monuments in Sydney.The cenotaph takes the form of a monolithic stone block in a sepulchral shape. At its two shorter ends stand two bronze statues, a soldier and a sailor guarding the cenotaph. Remembrance events are frequently held at the Cenotaph. Most importantly, it is the centre for Sydney's main Anzac and Armistice Day dawn service ceremonies, regularly drawing thousands of attendees.
10- St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney - St Mary's Cathedral is the spiritual home of Sydney's Catholic community. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Sydney, and stands on the site of the first Catholic Chapel in Australia. Constructed in local sandstone, the "Gothic Revival" style of its architecture is reminiscent of the great medieval cathedrals of Europe. St Mary's is not only a great legacy from the past, however: it is a vital part of the present spiritual and cultural life of the city and the nation.
11- St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney - St Andrew's is the mother church of the Diocese of Sydney. The Diocese has a long tradition of being evangelical and this is reflected in the life of the Cathedral.
12- Hyde Park - 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.
13- Bicentennial Park - The Park is a natural heritage site featuring an important wetland ecosystem and parklands.It offers visitors recreation, nature-based tours, environmental education and outdoor event experiences. The park has picnic areas, playgrounds, pathways and cycle ways, access to the wetlands, salt marsh and bird hides.
14- Royal Botanic Gardens - It is a major botanical garden. The garden is the oldest scientific institution in Australia and one of the most important historic botanical institutions in the world. It is open every day of the year and access is free.
15- Wet'n'Wild Sydney - Wet'n'Wild Sydney is the biggest and best water theme park and home to a never before seen range of slides and attractions including heart pumping thrills on the world's tallest double SkyCoaster and the best beach ever with white sandy shores and no rips or sharks. With over 40 slides and attractions including a whole zone dedicated to little water adventurers and adrenalin pumping action on some the tallest and fastest water rides in the world, it’s so much more than a water park.
16- Urban Jungle Adventure Park - Urban Jungle is an outdoor high ropes adventure course up in the trees. Designed with over 50 challenging and creative aerial activities that will test your physical and mental reserves. There are 5 courses, catering for every age and skill level, and each course finishes with its own fantastic flying fox!
17- Wild Life Sydney - It is a wildlife park in the heart of the city of Sydney. Wild Life Sydney Zoo is divided into 10 zones, containing the following exhibits, Butterfly Tropics, Devil's Den (Tasmanian Devils), Gumtree Valley (Koalas), Wallaby Cliffs, Daintree Rainforest (Cassowary), Kangaroo Walk-About, Kakadu Gorge (Crocodile), Koala Encounters, Outback Adventurers Café, Night Fall.
18- Sea Life Sydney Aquarium - Itcontains 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 two of only five dugongs on display in the world, sharks, stingrays, penguins and tropical fish, among others.
19- Sydney Opera House - The Sydney Opera House is Australia's most recognisable building and is an icon of Australia's creative and technical achievement. The design of the building, with its soaring white roof shell shaped sails atop a massive red granite platform, has been internationally acclaimed as an architectural icon of the 20th century. Today the Sydney Opera House is a national cultural centre that has gained widespread recognition and respect as a performing arts venue, and includes a concert hall, opera and drama theatres, a playhouse and a studio. It is a fitting showcase for many of the world's leading performers.
20- Sydney Tower - Sydney Tower is Sydney's tallest structure and the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers. The tower is open to the public, and is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the city, being visible from a number of vantage points throughout town and from adjoining suburbs.