In the northern end of Hyde Park.
A circle of bronze sculptures topped
by the god Apollo.
It was donated by publisher and journalist Jules Archibald, to remember the
relationship between France and Australia during
World War I.
Art Gallery Road,
Comprehensive historical collection of Australian and European Art.
Other collections include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Gallery, Asian Art,
Western Art, Contemporary Art, photography and the Brett Whiteley Studio.
Open 10am-5pm daily. Admission free.
(Admission charges apply to special exhibitions)
Tel. 9225 1700
Australia's first museum.
Exhibitions include indigenous Australians,
Biodiversity, Skeletons, The Chapman Mineral Collection, Dinosaurs.
6-8 College Street, Sydney (opposite Hyde Park)
Open 9.30am-5pm daily. (Closed Christmas Day)
Tel. 9320 6000 ...more info
CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC
Originally built in 1819 as stables for Government House.
It has recently undergone major renovations.
Free concerts by students on Fridays during term.
COOK & PHILLIP PARK
City's newest swimming, fitness and recreation complex.
4 College Street, Sydney
Tel. 9326 0444
Gothic Revival mansion built to house the Governor of NSW.
Still used for official engagements.
Open for free guided tours
(Subject to change if Governor in residence)
Macquarie Street, Sydney.
Tel. 9931 5222
Constructed in 1878.
Open to the public Tuesday and Thursday at 12 noon.
(Closed religious and public holidays)
Enter from 166 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.
Free general admission.
Tel. 9267 2477.
HYDE PARK BARRACKS
Designed by Francis Greenway in 1819, and built by convicts of sandstock bricks.
Originally intended to house convicts. It was restored in the 1980s.
An overnight stay in a hammock, in convict style, can be arranged.
Relax and dine at the Barracks Cafe, which incorporates the original confinement cell area.
Open 9.30am-5pm daily. (Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Queen Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney.
Ph (02)9223 8922 ...more info
MRS MACQUARIE'S CHAIR
At the end of Art Gallery Road, for a view of the Opera House and Harbour
A lookout since at least 1810 and named after Governor Macqaurie's
who had a stone chair hewn into the rock.
MUSEUM OF SYDNEY
Situated on the site of the first Government House.
A museum of methodology and technology.
Open 10am-5pm daily. (Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)
37 Phillip Street, Sydney
Tel. 9251 5988. ...more info
PARLIAMENT HOUSE OF NSW
Macquarie Street, Sydney.
Free tours when Parliament is not sitting.
Visit the public gallery when Parliament is sitting.
Usually open weekdays 9am-4.30pm.
Closed weekends and public holidays.
Tel. 9230 2111
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS
Tropical Centre with Pyramid Glasshouse, Herb Garden, Fernery,
Rose Garden, walled Cactus and Succulent Garden, Oriental Garden.
Café and restaurant.
Open 6.30am to dusk.
Garden shop 9.30am-4.30pm.
Mrs Macquarie's Road, Sydney
Ph. (02) 9773 4646
One of the country's best collections of manuscripts, rare books, photographs
and historical paintings.
Open Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm; Sat-Sun: 11am-5pm.
Macquarie Street, Sydney
Tel. 9230 1414 ...more info
An architectural landmark.
Since 1929 with silent films to today, live performances by international stars.
Tours available from 10am daily (except Sunday and Monday),charges apply.
49 Market Street, Sydney.
Tel. 9373 6660
ST ANDREW'S CATHEDRAL
Australia's oldest Cathedral.
In the heart of the city.
Cnr George and Bathurst Streets, Sydney.
ST JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH
Designed by Francis Greenway.
Services held during the week and on Sundays.
Guided tours available.
ST MARY'S CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL
Gothic-style cathedral begun 1866.
Finally finished in 2000.
Dating back to the 1880s.
Originally the central wing of the 'Rum Hospital',
completed in 1894.
At the front of the hospital is "Il Porcellino",
the "Little Boar",
a copy of a 17th century statue
Rubbing its snout is supposed to grant your wish.
SYDNEY TOWER AND SKYTOUR
Formerly Centrepoint Tower and AMP Tower
Cnr Pitt and Market Streets.
Until recently the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. Located in the heart
of the city. An elevator takes you to the indoor viewing platform or one of two
restaurants on two different levels at the top of the Tower, one self-service, the
other a la carte.
Open for lunch and dinner every day.
For reservations 8223 3800
For more information Tel. 9223 0933. ...more info
SYDNEY TOWN HALL
Cnr Druitt and George Street.
Victorian style, completed in 1869.
Opened in 1880.
The 19th century Centennial Hall has a famous 25 metre-wide organ.
Open weekdays 9am-5pm.
Established since 1968. On the 47th floor of Australia Square, Sydney's first
revolving restaurant. 165 metres above Sydney Harbour. One revolution takes one
and three quarter hours, with 360 degree views across Sydney.
Open seven days: Lunch Sun-Fri 12-3pm.
Dinner Mon-Sun 6-10pm.
Tel. 9247 9777