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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
red Sydney Explorer bus

DARLING HARBOUR

Darling Harbour, an easy walk from the city or a short ride on the Monorail. Or come by ferry from Circular Quay, light rail from Central Railway or via the red Sydney Explorer bus from anywhere in the City.

Walk along Cockle Bay Wharf COCKLE BAY WHARF
Overlooking the water of Cockle Bay and Cockle Bay Wharf.
New complex of restaurants, cafes, nightclub and hotel,
function centre.

201 Sussex Street, Sydney

DARLING HARBOUR VISITOR CENTRE
(near the Imax Theatre)
Open 9am-5.30pm, seven days
Tel. (02) 9286 0111

Imax Theatre IMAX CINEMA
Ten times larger than traditional cinema format. Originating in Canada, now located world-wide. The screen at Darling Harbour is the largest of any in the world, over eight storeys high. Most IMAX films last about 40 minutes. Films screen in 2D and 3D (special glasses required and supplied at an extra small charge). A different film shown every hour from 10am-10pm.
Southern Promenade, Darling Harbour.

Tel. 9281 3300

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
Australia's largest collection of famous ships, historical vessels and nautical Memorabilia, including Captain Cook's cannon. Climb over the submarine "Onslow", the destroyer "Vampire", the "Spirit of Australia", which holds the world speed record. See the winged keel that won the America's Cup for "Australia II".
Explore a warship and a submarine.
Visit the Museum Shop, relax at the waterfront Café.
On the western side of Darling Harbour.
2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour.
Open 9.30am-5pm daily. (Closed Christmas Day)
Entry to museum and galleries is free.
Admission fee applies to large ships and special events.
Tel. 9298 3777.

Northern Territory & Outback Centre NORTHERN TERRITORY & OUTBACK CENTRE
Features the Outback Theatre, daily big-screen presentations (free) and live productions. The Outback Store.
Open daily 9.30am-7pm

28 Darling Walk, Darling Harbour
(between Sega World and the Chinese Gardens).
Tel. 9283 7477

POWERHOUSE MUSEUM
A centre of technology, social history, decorative arts and science.
Interact with the displays and demonstrations.
Visit the Gift and Souvenir Shop and Restaurant.
Open 10am-5pm daily. (Closed Christmas Day)
Admission charges.
Additional admission applies to some temporary exhibitions.

500 Harris Street, Ultimo
Tel. 9217 0111.    ...more info


STAR
Sydney's new harbourside entertainment complex with the Lyric Theatre, hotel,
restaurants and the casino.
Open 24 hours. Free admission.
80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont
Tel. 9777 9000

Welcome to Sydney Aquarium SYDNEY AQUARIUM
Link to Sydney Aquarium
The world's largest collections of sharks.
See over 11,000 marine animals, including the platypus, seals, fairy penguins and crocodiles. See thousands of unusual fish.
Air-conditioned underwater tunnel to view gigantic sharks, sting-rays. The Great Barrier Reef display with over 6,000 colourful tropical animals, a live coral cave, a Seal Sanctuary, with its transparent viewing room.

Open 9am-10pm every day (last ticket sale 9pm),
9am-6pm Christmas Day and New Years Eve (last ticket sale 5pm).
Seal Sanctuary closes at sunset.
Ph. 9262 2300    ...more info

SYDNEY FISH MARKETS
A seafood eaters dream.
Open 7am-4pm daily.
Pyrmont Bridge Road, Pyrmont.
Tel. (02) 9660 1611.



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