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Sydney
NSW overview

Introduction

1. The City
2. Circular Quay
3. Sydney Harbour
4. Harbour Bridge
5. Opera House
6. The Rocks
7. Chinatown
8. Darling Harbour
9. Beaches

10. NORTH
11. EAST

12. Shopping

13.
Olympics

The City

Archibald Fountain ARCHIBALD FOUNTAIN

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
Art Gallery Art Gallery Road,
The Domain.
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

Australian Museum AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM

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)

Admission charges.

Tel. 9320 6000     ...more info

Conservatorium of Music 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
Cook & Phillip Park

City's newest swimming, fitness and recreation complex.

50m pool.

4 College Street, Sydney

Tel. 9326 0444

GOVERNMENT HOUSE
Government House

Gothic Revival mansion built to house the Governor of NSW.

Still used for official engagements.

Open for free guided tours
Fri-Sun 10am-3pm.
(Subject to change if Governor in residence)

Macquarie Street, Sydney.
Tel. 9931 5222

GREAT SYNAGOGUE
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 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)
Admission charges.
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 Bridge.
A lookout since at least 1810 and named after Governor Macqaurie's wife,
who had a stone chair hewn into the rock.

Sydney Museum 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)
Admission charges.
37 Phillip Street, Sydney
Tel. 9251 5988.   ...more info

PARLIAMENT HOUSE OF NSW
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

Pyramid Glasshouse

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.
Entrance free.
Mrs Macquarie's Road, Sydney
Ph. (02) 9773 4646

State Library STATE LIBRARY
One of the country's best collections of manuscripts, rare books, photographs and historical paintings.

Open Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm; Sat-Sun: 11am-5pm.
Admission free.
Macquarie Street, Sydney
Tel. 9230 1414    ...more info
STATE THEATRE
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
St Andrews Cathedral

Australia's oldest Cathedral.
Gothic style.
In the heart of the city.

Recently renovated.

Cnr George and Bathurst Streets, Sydney.

   ...more info

ST JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH
St James Church

Designed by Francis Greenway.

Queens Square.

Services held during the week and on Sundays.

Guided tours available.


   ...more info

St Marys Cathedral

ST MARY'S CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL

Gothic-style cathedral begun 1866.
Finally finished in 2000.


SYDNEY HOSPITAL
Il Porcellino

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
in Florence.

Rubbing its snout is supposed to grant your wish.

Centrepoint Tower

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
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.


THE SUMMIT
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


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