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Sights Day and Night on the Reef The latest exhibition to arrive at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium takes visitors on a journey north to one of Australia’s most precious wonders, the Great Barrier Reef, without leaving Sydney. "Day and Night on the Reef” employs state-of-the-art digital technology to recreate the phases of the reef across its natural 24-hour cycle. The largest Great Barrier Reef exhibit in the world, this interactive attraction contains everything from marine turtles to swarms of jellyfish and a bioluminescent beach. When the lights go down, witness the phenomenon of coral spawning while night-time predators swarm. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, 1–5 Wheat Road, Sydney. sydneyaquarium.com.au

ATTRACTIONS & SIGHTS BONDI BEACH

Australia’s most famous beach is popular no matter what time of the year it is. The golden sands and gentle blue waves are great for swimming and learning to surf. Walk along the shore, take a dip in the water or relax on the sand—Bondi Beach is Sydney at its best. Campbell Parade, Bondi. BRIDGECLIMB

Located on Sydney Harbour Bridge, BridgeClimb is one of the city’s favourite pastimes. More than three million people have ventured across the catwalks, ladders and arches to get to the 134-metre-high peak, looking down over the shimmering harbour and across to the immense city skyscrapers. 3 Cumberland Street, The Rocks. 8274 7777. bridgeclimb.com DARLING HARBOUR

This waterside precinct is renowned for its vast array of restaurants, shops and tourist attractions including SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium,

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WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds Sydney, the Powerhouse Museum, Australian National Maritime Museum and a children’s playground. From the city, walk down Market or Bathurst Streets and across the footbridge. 9240 8500. darlingharbour.com FEATHERDALE WILDLIFE PARK

Located in Sydney’s west, Featherdale Wildlife Park is a hands-on wildlife experience with a focus on animal education. From koalas, kangaroos and wombats, through to snakes, crocodiles, lizards, birds and more, you’ll get to see so many animals up close. You can even have a personal encounter with a koala, owl, reptile or dingo. 217–229 Kildare Road, Doonside. Daily 8am–5pm. 9622 1644. featherdale.com.au LUNA PARK SYDNEY

Luna Park is Sydney’s top entertainment precinct of many faces! Bring the family and enjoy a day of fun on The Wild Mouse—Sydney’s favourite rollercoaster, the ferris wheel, Coney

Island, mirror maze or the numerous other rides and attractions. 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point. Opening times vary, check online. 9922 6644. lunaparksydney.com MANLY

One of Sydney’s favourite beachside suburbs is just a 30-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay. The trip on the Manly Ferry is spectacular and once in Manly, there is so much to do. Take a surf lesson, go for a dip, hire a bike and ride along the beachfront or stroll around to beautiful Shelly Beach and go for a snorkel. Then there are the many restaurants and bars in which to sit back and relax by the seaside. Manly. 9976 1430. hellomanly.com.au THE ROCKS

This historic precinct is located north of the CBD, between Circular Quay and Walsh Bay. Wander the cobblestoned streets and discover the many stories from The Rocks’ convict past at The Rocks Discovery Museum. Check out the markets at the weekends, then head to one of the

many restaurants and bars in the area. Be sure to drop by one of The Rocks’ historic pubs for a drink or two with locals. The Rocks. therocks.com SEA LIFE SYDNEY AQUARIUM

Be taken on a journey of amazing discovery through 14 themed areas, including the tropical Bay of Rays, Discovery Rockpool, South Coast Shipwreck, Dugong Island and more. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is also home to the world’s largest collection of Australian aquatic life. Aquarium Pier, Darling Harbour. Daily 10am–7pm. sydneyaquarium.com.au SYDNEY OBSERVATORY

The Sydney Observatory at The Rocks is consistently ranked by Sydneysiders as one of the city’s favourite attractions. It’s the place to enjoy a starry night, watch a 3D show, and learn about the universe. The Observatory is also a favourite romantic destination for locals and runs shows by day and by night. 1003 Upper Fort Street, Millers Point. 9217 0111. sydneyobservatory.com.au

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Where Magazine Sydney July 2019  

Where Magazine Sydney July 2019