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Momofuku Seiōbo The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont; www.momofuku.com/sydney/seiobo

One of the hottest new venues on Sydney’s dining scene, Momofuku Seiōbo is chef David Chang’s first restaurant outside of New York. Expect to be surprised by a constantly changing tasting menu, inspired by the bounty of Australian ingredients and Sydney’s diverse food culture. $$$$

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Yellow

57-59 Macleay Street, Potts Point, Sydney;

9332 2344 www.yellowsydney.com.au

From the team behind Monopole comes a new French-style bistro with an innovative, seasonal menu. Entrees on offer include roasted heirloom carrots with spiced crumb and sweet cicely, and slow-cooked ocean trout with young onions, fennel and almonds. Mains include lamb belly with broadbean shoot, celery and purslane or Cape Grim sirloin with mustard leaves and green sauce. Yellow is located in the historic Yellow House of Potts Point, a building with a colourful history – it was originally established as an artists collective in the early 1970s.

“Yellow is a neighbourhood bistro, easy to drop into any night of the week, but with a strong focus on innovative food.” – Brent Savage, Yellow head chef and co-owner.

Top 5 Coolest Cafés

1 ∂ Bills

433 Liverpool Street, Sydney

A favourite with locals and tourists alike, it’s the perfect brekkie destination. The ricotta hotcakes are a particular standout.

2 ∂ Kitchen by Mike

85 Dunning Avenue, Alexandria

A canteen-style cafe offering market fresh, responsible food.

61 Albion Street, Surry Hills

3 ∂ Reuben Hills

A caffeine-addict's haven, offering everything from a salted caramel milkshake to a 'Doggs Breakfast' ice-cream sandwich.

4 ∂ The Grounds of Alexandria

2 Huntley Street, Alexandria

A coffee research and testing facility alongside a farmhouse café.

5 ∂ Three Blue Ducks

141-143 Macpherson Street, Bronte

Intimate licensed restaurant and café in a laid-back beachside setting.

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Roasted heirloom carrots with spiced crumb and sweet cicely at Yellow. ➡ the ultimate city guides


essential info Emergencies

NSW Public Holidays

Police, ambulance or fire: 000 Sydney Hospital: 9382 7111 Dental emergency: 9369 7050 Emergency prescriptions: 9235 0333 Lifeline: 13 11 14 Poisons information: 13 11 26

25 December Christmas Day

Public Transport For all timetable and ticket enquiries (buses, ferries and CityRail trains) call 13 15 00 or visit www.131500.com. For CountryLink (regional trains) call 13 22 32 or visit www.countrylink.info.

Taxis Taxis are a relatively affordable way of getting around Sydney. All are metered, and are available to flag down when the light on top is illuminated.

26 December Boxing Day 1 January New Year's Day 26 January Australia Day

Holocaust Survivor Eddie Jaku was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1920. He was deported to Buchenwald in November 1938 and then incarcerated in camps in Belgium and France between 1939 - 1941. He escaped from the camps but was caught and deported to Auschwitz in 1942.

Sydney AttrActionS PASS SAVE up to

Car Hire Avis 13 63 33 Budget 1300 362 848 Thrifty 1300 367 227

Eddie Jaku,1942

Tourist Information Sydney Visitor Centres 33 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour (behind IMAX theatre)

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pICK, MIX & SAVE with an iVenture Card 3 attractions from $89

Level 2, The Rocks Centre, Corner Argyle and Playfair Streets, The Rocks Open daily 9.30am–5.30pm 8273 0000 or 1800 067 676 www.sydneyvisitorcentre.com

Useful Phone Numbers

Many accept payment by credit card. An Directory Assistance 1223 additional $2 is automatically added to Sydney Airport 9667 9111 any fare for passengers taking a cab from Qantas Airways 13 13 13 the airport taxi ranks. www.qantas.com Taxis Combined 13 33 00 Premier Cabs 13 10 17 Silver Service Taxis 13 31 00 St George Cabs 13 21 66

Jetstar 13 15 38 www.jetstar.com Virgin Australia 13 67 89 www.virginaustralia.com

At the Sydney Jewish Museum you have a unique opportunity to meet a Survivor, like Eddie, and hear a first-hand account of the Holocaust

gEt your pASS www.itoursntix.com Call 9211 3192

Open Monday to Sunday Closed Saturday 02 9360 7999 148 Darlinghurst Road sydneyjewishmuseum.com.au

DArlIng HArbour Shop 191 Harbourside Shopping Centre (under Hard rock Cafe) *3 attractions.

CIrCulAr QuAy Shop W1 corner of Alfred Street opposite Wharf 6


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Welcome to the summer issue of THIS WEEK IN SYDNEY, which is packed with information about what’s happening in and around the city. From its beautiful beaches to the balmy nights and gorgeous gardens, there's no better place to be than Sydney in summer. Why not try experiencing it aboard a Sydney Harbour Eco Hopper cruise from Darling Harbour to Manly? You can also experience the best of the city this summer with Sydney Festival – an annual event that is a veritable cultural feast of music, theatre, dance and visual art. In addition, as part of the Sydney International Art Series, there are two outstanding exhibitions at the city's preeminent art museums that are sure to keep art buffs happy this season. Check out America – Painting a Nation at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and War is Over! (If you want it): Yoko Ono at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Plus, make sure you don't miss a visit to the city's best beaches, Bondi and Manly – see p28. So, grab your diary and flick to our What’s On pages on p9 for more information on the key events happening around Sydney. Enjoy the city this summer!

For any enquiries regarding this publication, please call Colin Ritchie on 0411 748 443 This Week in Sydney Level 4, 50 Yeo Street Neutral Bay NSW 2089 Tel (02) 9908 8222 Fax (02) 9908 8666 www.thisweekinsydney.com

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Cover image: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

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Your closest encounter with wildlife starts at Taronga Zoo Australia’s wildlife at your fingertips. Meet fascinating creatures such as Koalas, kangaroos and wallabies against a backdrop of the world’s most beautiful harbour. An action packed daily timetable of free events, including 20 free keeper talks and shows give you an amazing opportunity to learn about our charismatic animals. Book an Animal Encounter at the Zoo for a photo souvenir of your time meeting a Koala or feeding a giraffe over the harbour.

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Plan your visit today Call 02 9969 2777 Visit taronga.org.au Just 12 minutes from the city by ferry Save 10% on Zoo entry with a combined ferry and Zoo ticket


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summer highlights Shark Mission SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour 8251 7800 www.sydneyaquarium.com.au

Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman; 9969 2777 www.taronga.org.au

Just 12 minutes from the city by ferry, Taronga Zoo is home to more than 4000 Australian and exotic wildlife. Be sure to check out the new Lemur Forest Adventure opening in December. Or, for a closer encounter, choose from the Nura Diya Aboriginal discovery tour, the behind-the-scenes Taronga Wild Australia Experience, or other interactive guided tours. You can also go online and download a free audio tour app for more information about the zoo’s animals.

Challenge your fears and knowledge at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium with Shark Mission. You’ll see ten species of sharks and discover what makes these creatures so intriguing. See huge Lemon Sharks and Grey Nurse Sharks in the new Shark Valley tunnels – and touch shark jaws, eggs and more in the interactive discovery area. For the ultimate test of bravery, take the plunge into the Great Barrier Reef exhibit to snorkel among reef sharks, sawfish and tropical fish. No diving experience is required for this brand new reef encounter. For a larger than life experience, kids can also climb inside the jaws of a Megladon shark and marvel at the humongous 7.4m replica of the Great White Shark to get a sense of their sheer size.

St James’ Church St James Anglican Church, 173 King Street, Sydney 8227 1300 www.sjks.org.au

As the oldest surviving church in Australia, St James’ is the perfect place to celebrate the festive season in Sydney. Don’t miss the beautiful candlelight carol service on 18 and 19 December, followed by special services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. ➡ the ultimate city guides

Shark Mission, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium


BridgeClimb

The top of your list Down Under.

There’s one ultimate Sydney experience. Climb to the top of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge – there’s no better way to see Sydney. To Book: (02) 8274 7777 / bridgeclimb.com

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Sydney Festival 9 – 27 January Various venues www.sydneyfestival.org.au

Each year, Sydney Festival transforms the city with a bold celebration. It is one of Australia’s favourite annual cultural events and boasts some of the world’s finest visual and performing arts. The event makes the most of some of the city’s top venues, including Carriageworks and Sydney Opera House. From late-night burlesque and cutting-edge dance to international theatre, there’s something to cater to every taste.

America - Painting a Nation

America – Painting a nation Until 9 February Sydney Festival

Eco hop the harbour www.sydneyharbourecohopper.com.au

Want the ultimate Sydney Harbour experience? Hop the harbour with Sydney Harbour Eco Hopper and experience all the best attractions. The service travels from Darling Harbour to Manly, stopping at Quarantine Station, Watsons Bay, Taronga Zoo, Circular Quay and North Sydney on the way. Choose between the 24-hour hop on hop off ticket, or just enjoy the two-hour experience. You can even choose to visit the zoo in the morning and then head straight to Manly for the

afternoon, for just $50.50 including zoo entry. See the website for more information and timetables. ➡ the ultimate city guides

Art Gallery of New South Wales Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney; 9225 1744 www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au

See the most expansive survey of American painting ever presented in Australia. The exhibit features more than 80 works – covering 200 years of American history and its landscape, history, experience and people – by some of America’s most celebrated artists. The exhibition sets a course from New England to the Western frontier, from the Grand Canyon to the burlesque theatres of New York, from the aristocratic elegance of colonial society to the gritty realism of the modern metropolis.


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Tropfest, Centennial Park Sydney

Tropfest: the world’s largest short film festival 8 December Centennial Park, Sydney www.tropfest.com.au

Enjoy Australia’s most prestigious short film festival – and one of the country’s most iconic cultural events. Anyone can enter the annual competition, and Tropfest is unique in that all films made for the festival must include the ‘Tropfest Signature Item’ (TSI) which changes every year. The TSI for this year’s festival is ‘Change.’

“Tropfest has unearthed some spectacular talent in Australia” – Russell Crowe

Sydney Jewish Museum 148 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst; 9360 7999 www.sydneyjewishmuseum.com.au

This Museum is dedicated to documenting and teaching the history of the Holocaust. It challenges visitors’ perceptions of democracy, morality, social justice and human rights and places the Holocaust in its historical and contemporary context. Don't miss Dressing Sydney: The Jewish Fashion Story on until January 31, an exhibition that also celebrates the museum's 20th anniversary.

La Soirée

Experience the house Daily, between 9am–5pm Bennelong Point, Circular Quay Box Office 9250 7777 www.sydneyoperahouse.com

There’s something for everyone at Sydney Opera House this summer. Go behind the scenes and discover the stories and magic of this iconic building with an interactive guided tour. There are hundreds of rooms, corridors and secrets to be revealed! Or, be entertained by the events running until the end of February as part of Summer at the House, a festival that transforms the icon into an entertainment and culinary hub, day and night. There will be special performances, pop-up food and drink stalls, interactive areas for kids, live music and more. Plus, from 7 January until 16 March, see La Soirée – a spectacular mix of new burlesque, cabaret, circus slideshow and vaudeville that's been wowing critics. ➡ the ultimate city guides


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The Mardi Gras Disco Climb

The Mardi Gras Disco Climb 17 February – 5 March 2014 Bridge Climb, 3 Cumberland Street, The Rocks 8274 7777
www.bridgeclimb.com

When it comes to awe-inspiring attractions, the Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb is at the top of your list. Now, for the first time you can get your Mardi Gras festival friends together for your own 'disco climb'. Climb to the top of one of Sydney’s icons for a dance-off on a stage like no other – the summit of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Festively decked out as a rainbow and beneath a shiny disco ball, you can dance like a diva to disco beat, and your performance will be yours to keep forever as an eight-second video. This climb has limited departures and is only available during the Mardi Gras festival period. Book your ticket now to avoid disappointment!

Calling all adrenaline junkies! Penrith Whitewater Stadium McCarthy’s Lane, Cranebrook; 4730 4333 www.penrithwhitewater.com.au

Head to the foot of the mountains for some whitewater fun! The purpose-built course at Penrith Whitewater Stadium recreates the characteristics of a wild river, with 14,000 litres per second of raging whitewater flowing over a moveable obstacle system.

Penrith Whitewater

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Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Circular Quay Box Office 9250 7777 sydneyoperahouse.com

Concert Hall VARIATIONS ON AN ENGLISH THEME: HAYDN, BRAHMS & BRITTEN 11 - 14 December The Sydney Symphony Orchestra breathe new life into the works of Haydn, Brahms and Britten, accompanied by violinist Vilde Frang and conductor James Gaffigan.

THE ILLUSIONISTS 2.0 9 - 16 January See the future of magic appear (and disappear) before your eyes, as seven masters of mental and optical illusion take to the stage. Perfect for families (ages five and up). AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS 18 - 19 January Master humour writer and comedic story-teller David Sedaris shares his hilarious reflections on the world.

Joan Sutherland Theatre CINDERELLA 29 November - 18 December The world’s most in-demand classical choreographer, Alexei Ratmansky, creatively reinvents Cinderella for The Australian Ballet. LA BOHÈME 31 December - 21 January A lavish production of Puccini’s most popular opera, directed by Gale Edwards.

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BLACK DIGGERS 17-26 January Discover the fascinating stories of First World War Aboriginal Diggers, as they leave their homelands for the battlefields of Gallipoli, Palestine and Flanders.

13 Campbell Street, Haymarket 9320 5000 capitoltheatre.com.au

THE LION KING From 5 December This spectacular Disney musical has won over 70 major international theatre awards and includes unforgettable music like Elton John and Tim Rice’s Circle of Life, Hakuna Matata and the Academy award-winning Can You Feel the Love Tonight?

Playhouse HAIRY MACLARY AND FRIENDS 17 December – 12 January This interactive stage adaptation of Lynley Dodd’s celebrated Hairy Maclary books is guaranteed to delight the little ones.

Studio LA SOIRÉE 7 January – 16 March After wowing audiences across the world, La Soirée brings its spectacular mix of cabaret, new burlesque, circus sideshow and vaudeville to the Studio.

Performance Belvoir St Theatre 25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills 9699 3444 belvoir.com.au

CORANDERRK 7 December – 2 January This co-production with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company recreates the 1881 Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry. In a fight to defend their selfdetermination, the Inquiry saw men and women of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve go head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board. ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY 8 February – 23 March The new play from acclaimed Australian playwright, Michael Gow. Fierce yet tender, the play approaches themes of the encroachment of middle-age, how the world changes when you’re not paying attention and drifting dreams and ambitions.

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Lyric Theatre The Star, Pirrama Road, Pyrmont sydneylyric.com.au

DIDO & AENAS 16-21 January Berlin choreographer Sasha Waltz teams up with celebrated baroque orchestra Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin to reimagine one of the world’s great romantic tragedies.

Sydney Theatre Company Pier 4, Hickson Road Walsh Bay 9250 1777 sydneytheatre.com.au

TRAVELLING NORTH 9 January – 22 March First performed in 1979, this affectionate play by acclaimed Australian playwright David Williamson is about family, noisy neighbours and saucy sexagenarians. ➡ the ultimate city guides


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and participatory artworks by world-renowned artist, peace activist and musician Yoko Ono.

Art Gallery Of NSW Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney 9225 1744 artgallery.nsw.gov.au AMERICA – PAINTING A NATION Until 9 February The exhibition brings together 90 works from major artists in one of the most comprehensive surveys of American art ever to grace Australian shores.

Museum Of Sydney Corner Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney 9251 5988 sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

SUBURBAN NOIR Until 6 April Based on recently uncovered crime-scene photographs from the NSW Police Forensic Photography Archive, the exhibition explores the grimier side of Sydney in the 50s and 60s.

ILLUMINATE Until 27 January A magical installation created with paper, light and sound explores the concept of home, housing, culture and community.

Powerhouse Museum 500 Harris Street, Ultimo 9217 0111 www powerhousemuseum.com

Australian Museum 6 College Street, Sydney 9320 6000 australianmuseum.net.au

THE BEATLES IN AUSTRALIA Until 16 February Experience the ‘Beatlemania’ euphoria that swept through Australia when The Beatles came to visit in 1964. Watch the arrivals, newsreel footage, the concerts and screaming fans and view rarely seen objects from fans and collectors.

TYRANNOSAURS From 23 November If you thought you knew tyrannosaurs, think again. This exclusive exhibition to Sydney will shine new light on this giant reptile.

Australian National Maritime Museum 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour 9298 3777 anmm.gov.au

Museum Of Contemporary Art 140 George Street, The Rocks 9245 2400 mca.com.au

WAR IS OVER (IF YOU WANT IT): YOKO ONO Until 23 February Exclusive to Sydney, the exhibition is a mix of sculpture, immersive installations, written texts, films, sound compositions ➡ the ultimate city guides

21 December carolsinthedomain.com Australia’s largest free outdoor Christmas concert of carol singing and good cheer.

New Year’s Eve 31 December sydneynewyearseve.com Sydney’s New Year’s Eve firework display is world famous. Join the 1.6 million revellers who gather on the Sydney Harbour Foreshore to admire the glittering display.

Sydney Festival 9-26 January sydneyfestival.org.au A diverse program of dance, theatre, music, installations and events, showcasing the work of local and international artists and performers.

Chinese New Year 24 January – 9 February sydneychinesenewyear.com Celebrate the Year of the Horse at the Chinese New Year Festival. There’s more than 80 events to choose from, including the spectacular Twilight Parade which lights up Sydney with lanterns, lights, dragons and dancers.

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VIKINGS – BEYOND THE LEGEND Until 2 February Combining recent archaeological discoveries with nearly 500 rare artefacts, the exhibition is an insight on the Viking way of life.

Woolworths Carols In The Domain

Events Sydney Christmas December whatson.cityofsydney.nsw. gov.au Throughout December, the city will come alive with festive lights and decorations. Be dazzled by the interactive Christmas tree in Martin Place, admire the amazing digital projections on Sydney Town Hall, and listen to the choirs sing on Thursday evenings in Martin Place, Pitt Street Mall and Sydney Square.

26 January www.australiaday.com.au Embrace all things Australian with a long weekend of music, events, barbeques and free fun. Thousands flock to Darling Harbour, The Rocks and Hyde Park to join in the festivities.

Sydney Mardi Gras Festival And Parade 9 February – 2 March mardigras.org.au A joyous celebration of LGBTQI pride, Sydney Mardi Gras is a diverse program of concerts, parties and events. The world-famous parade is held on 1 March.


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3 Cumberland Street, The Rocks; 8274 7777 www.bridgeclimb.com

For the ultimate Harbour Bridge experience, book with BridgeClimb and travel to the top of the famous steel arch for spectacular views above Sydney Harbour. Climbs are available at dawn (limited), by day, at twilight and at night. 


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9358 1999 www.fortdenison.com.au

Once a prison and defensive facility, the historic island Fort Denison is open every day for visitors to discover Sydney's maritime and colonial history. Guided tours are available, or you can simply enjoy an indulgent summer lunch experience (with a glass of wine and a spectacular view) at the Historic Fort Denison Restaurant. 03

Luna Park

1 Olympic Park Drive, Milsons Point; 9033 7676 www.lunaparksydney.com; Opening hours vary (see website)

The smiling gateway to Luna Park, at the northern end of the Harbour Bridge, is a Sydney icon – a superbly restored 1930s amusement park that’s synonymous with family fun. ➡ the ultimate city guides


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Mary MacKillop Place

7-11 Mount Street, North Sydney; 8912 4878 www.marymackillopplace.org.au; Open daily 10am-4pm, closed Good Friday

Renowned as a spiritual, cultural and hospitality centre, Mary MacKillop Place is unique in Australia. At the heart of this sacred site is the Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel, where the tomb of St Mary Helen MacKillop is located. 05

Royal Botanic Gardens

Mrs Macquarie's Road, Sydney; 9231 8111 www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au; Opening hours vary (see website)

Overlooking the harbour, the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens were established in 1816. Discover themed plant collections including the Rainforest Walk and popular Cadi Jam Ora – an award-winning display exploring the area's Aboriginal heritage. Free guided tours depart at 10.30am daily from the information booth at the Palm Grove Centre.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

Pylon Lookout: 9240 1100 www.pylonlookout.com.au; Open daily 10am-5pm

Opened in 1932, the Sydney Harbour Bridge has a rich and interesting history. Visit the Pylon Lookout and Museum, accessible via pedestrian pathway on the eastern side of the Bridge, to learn more. 07

Taronga Zoo

Bradley's Head Road, Mosman; 9969 2777 www.taronga.org.au; Open daily 9.30am-5pm

Just 12 minutes from the city by ferry, Taronga Zoo is home to more than 4000 animals – including favourites such as koalas and kangaroos, alongside lesser-known natives like quolls and potoroos. Silky white snow leopards and red pandas are among the more exotic species. For a different take on zoo life, stay overnight with the 'Roar & Snore', a fully hosted camping experience.

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WITH COBBLED ALLEYWAYS AND OLD BRICK WAREHOUSES SITTING ALONGSIDE CONTEMPORARY ART SPACES AND WATER TAXIS, THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE THE PAST AND PRESENT COLLIDE.

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Cadman’s Cottage

110 George Street, The Rocks; 9253 0888; Open Tues-Sun 10am-4.30pm, closed Good Friday

This charming sandstone cottage was built in 1816 and is now home to the Sydney Harbour National Parks Information Centre. It is one of the city’s oldest surviving buildings.

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31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay; 9242 8551 www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/customshouse; Opening hours vary (see website)

This treasured heritage building is home to a giant scale model of Sydney’s city centre embedded under the grand ground-floor atrium. There's also a library, free Wi-Fi and popular restaurant offering stunning harbour views. ➡ the ultimate city guides


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What's on? City of Shadows Until 29 December Justice & Police Museum

This hugely popular exhibition has returned, updated, to the Museum and casts a fascinating light on the shadowy underworld of Sydney between the wars. 03

Justice & Police Museum

Corner Albert and Phillip Streets, Circular Quay; 9252 1144 www.sydneylivingmuseums.com.au; Open weekends 10am–5pm, closed Christmas Day

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140 George Street, The Rocks; 9245 2400 www.mca.com.au; Open daily 10am– 5pm, Thurs 10am-9pm

Housed in three police courthouses dating from 1856, these traditional sandstone buildings are full of Sydney history, focusing on rogues, vagabonds and the law-enforcement officers that kept them in check. Inspect the eerie forensics cell, where you'll come face-to-face with physical evidence from two of the state's most infamous murders. 04

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Ken Done Gallery

1 Hickson Road, The Rocks; 8274 4599 www.kendone.com.au; Open daily 10am–5.30pm

Described as the most original style to come out of Australia, Ken Done's brightly coloured works are housed in a historic Australian Steam Navigation Building. The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of Ken Done's works on canvas and paper, as well as signed limited edition prints and posters.

Australia's premier museum dedicated to exhibiting and collecting contemporary art, the MCA reopened in March 2012 following a major $53 million redevelopment. Discover work by more than 130 Australian artists in Volume One: MCA Collection, reflecting the breadth of Australian contemporary art over the past 20 years. 06 The Rocks Discovery Museum

Kendall Lane, The Rocks (Entry via Argyle Street); 9240 8680 www.rocksdiscoverymuseum.com.au; Open daily 10am–5pm, closed Christmas Day

Step inside this restored 19th-century sandstone warehouse, which tells the story of The Rocks from pre-European days through to the present. Exhibits are interactive, using touch screens and audio-visual elements that take you back to a time when English traders made The Rocks their home.

Gallery + Shop 1 Hickson Road, The Rocks 10am - 5.30pm, FREE ADMISSSION www.kendone.com ➡ the ultimate city guides


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The Rocks Markets

George Street and Playfair Street, The Rocks; 9240 8717 www.therocks.com; Open weekends 10am–5pm

Browse more than 200 stalls for handmade jewellery and homewares, didgeridoos, vintage photographs and gourmet food.

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Sydney Observatory

Observatory Hill, Watson Road, The Rocks; 9921 3485 www.sydneyobservatory.com.au; Open daily 10am–5pm, night hours vary, closed Good Friday

Built in 1858, Sydney Observatory is Australia's oldest observatory and one of the most significant sites in our nation's scientific history. Take a peek at the universe, with fascinating daytime and evening telescope viewings and a virtual reality 3D space theatre. 11

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Macquarie Street, Sydney; 9250 7111 www.sydneyoperahouse.com

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The Rocks Walking Tours

Shop 4A Clocktower Square, Corner Argyle and Harrington Streets, The Rocks; 9247 6678 www.rockswalkingtours.com.au; See website for tour schedule

Take a leisurely stroll through hidden alleyways, along cobbled lanes and into shady courtyards of The Rocks, while being entertained by an informative commentary. Tours take place daily. 09

Susannah Place Museum

58–64 Gloucester Street, The Rocks; 9241 1893 www.sydneylivingmuseums.com.au; Open daily 2pm-5pm, closed Good Friday

This 19th-century terrace of four houses (plus a corner store from 1915) gives an insight into domestic working class life from 1844 to 1990. Guided tours are available.

No matter how often you may have seen it in photos, this architectural masterpiece is even more breathtaking in real life. The iconic building, designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, is home to the Opera Theatre, Concert Hall and a number of smaller theatres. Discover the history, mysteries and magic of the House on an incredible behindthe-scenes guided tour. For something a little more relaxed, head to Opera Kitchen to enjoy a drink and the innovative and mouthwatering menu. 12 Sydney Visitor Centre (The Rocks)

Level 2, The Rocks Centre, Corner Argyle and Playfair Streets, The Rocks; 9240 8788 or 1800 067 676; Open daily 9.30am-5.30pm, closed Good Friday

Find out what’s on and book activities, accommodation, tours and much more. The centre also offers a range of brochures, maps and gifts. ➡ the ultimate city guides


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SYDNEY’S CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT ISN’T JUST ABOUT WORK, THANKS TO ABUNDANT GREEN SPACES, IMPRESSIVE VIEWS AND HORIZON-BROADENING CULTURE.

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Art Gallery Road, The Domain; 1800 679 278 www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au; Open daily 10am– 5pm, Wed 10am-10pm, closed Christmas Day

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museums. With a fine collection of Australian, European, Asian and contemporary works, and one of the largest permanent displays of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, the gallery attracts more than one million visitors a year.


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What's on? Illuminate Until 27 January 2014 Art Gallery of NSW

An installation created with paper, light and sound explores the concept of home, housing, culture and community. 02

Australian Museum

6 College Street, Sydney; 9320 6000 www.australianmuseum.net.au; Open daily 9.30am–5pm, closed Christmas Day

Established in 1827, this is Australia’s oldest museum, with a wealth of exhibits including natural history, Australian animals, minerals and gems, and a skeletons room. Don’t miss the Indigenous Australians exhibition, which explores themes of spirituality, land, social justice and cultural heritage, reflecting the diversity and commonality of Aboriginal culture and experiences.

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Elizabeth Street, Sydney; www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

The city's central open green space, Hyde Park is a tranquil setting featuring the stunning Archibald Fountain at one end and the ANZAC Memorial at the other.

What's on? Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family Until 27 July 2014 Australian Museum

The first exhibition in the world to shine a light on this incredible dinosaur family. The most famous was the T. Rex – but tyrannosaurs came in all shapes and sizes! The exhibition features fossil specimens never seen before in Australia.

EXHIBITION NOW OPEN BOOK AT TICKETEK.COM.AU OR 132 849 EXCLUSIVE TO SYDNEY AT THE AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM

TYRANNOSAURS.COM.AU BEIJING MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

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Queens Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney; 8239 2311 www.sydneylivingmuseums.com.au; Open daily 10am–5pm, closed Good Friday

Built in 1819 to house, clothe and feed convict men and boys, this impressive brick building and walled compound is now a museum in itself. Everything you see here has its own unique story.

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Take a fascinating stroll through eight historic homes that capture the different ages of Sydney’s food culture from 1788 to the 1950s – from the farmhouse-kitchen comforts of Elizabeth Farm to the Regency dining at Elizabeth Bay House. 05

Museum Of Sydney

Corner Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney; 9251 5988 www.sydneylivingmuseums.com.au; Open daily 10am–5pm, Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

Built on the ruins of the first Government House, this modern museum uses state-of-the-art displays to tell stories of Sydney’s people, from its Aboriginal origins to the city of today.

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Wednesday 18 December 1:15pm Lunchtime Lessons and Carols 6:30pm Candlelight Carol Service Thursday 19 December 6:30pm Candlelight Carol Service Sunday 22 December 7:45am Said Eucharist 9:00am Eucharist & Christmas Pageant 11:00am Choral Eucharist 7:30pm Nine Lessons & Carols Tuesday 24 December 6:00pm Children’s Christingle Service 11:00pm Midnight Eucharist of the Nativity

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This is the city's oldest surviving church building, commenced by Governor Macquarie and designed by convict architect Francis Greenway in 1819. The classical Georgian structure is located in a legal precinct and features a crypt that includes a Children's Chapel. 07

Eat Your History: A shared table Until 9 March 2014 Museum of Sydney

St James’ Church

173 King Street, Sydney; 8227 1300 www.sjks.org.au; Open Mon–Fri 10am–4pm, Sat 10am–1 pm, Sun 7.30am–4pm

State Library Of NSW

Macquarie Street, Sydney; 9273 1414 www.sl.nsw.gov.au; Open daily

Featuring regular exhibitions from its collection of Australian manuscripts and art, the State Library aims to make accessible the documentary heritage of New South Wales. 08 Sydney Tower Eye + SKYWALK

Level 5, Westfield Centre, Corner Pitt and Market Streets, Sydney; 9333 9222 www.sydneytowereye.com.au; Open daily 9am–10.30pm

Sydney’s highest outdoor attraction, at the top of Sydney Tower, is twice the height of Sydney Harbour Bridge, and has two levels of walkways and glass-bottomed viewing platforms. The Observation Deck offers state-ofthe-art technology and unrivalled views, while a SKYWALK tour lets you walk on a glass platform 268 metres above the city streets.

Wednesday 25 December 7:45am Sung Eucharist of the Nativity 10:00am Choral Eucharist of the Nativity Sunday 29 December 7:45am & 10:00am Eucharists

OrchestraL masses 2014

Sunday 12 January, 10:00am Mozart: Missa Brevis in F (K192) Sunday 19 January, 10:00am Ola Gjeilo: Sunrise Mass Sunday 26 January, 10:00am Haydn: Creation Mass (Mass no. 13 in B♭Major)

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Cockle Bay Wharf

www.cocklebaywharf.com.au

2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour; 9298 3777 www.anmm.gov.au; Open daily 9.30am–5pm (Until 6pm in January)

On top of an ever-changing selection of exhibitions, the Australian National Maritime Museum houses everything from historic vessels to permanent highlights, including a full-scale replica of Captain Cook's magnificent HMB Endeavour.

A popular food and entertainment arena with a wide range of restaurants, cafés, bars and nightclubs. 05

Darling Quarter

www.darlingquarter.com

Sydney's newest community precinct featuring Australia's most spectacular free kids playground, a peaceful community green and an exciting selection of family friendly cafés, a wine bar and various food outlets. Try out Stacks Taverna, a buzzing restaurant combining delicious dining options with fun cocktails and live entertainment. A great spot to begin a Friday evening.

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Chinatown

www.sydney-chinatown.info

The vibrant Chinese quarter is centred on Dixon Street, a pedestrian street mall overflowing with restaurants, shops, and a traditional Chinese Paifang archway at each end.

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Southern end of Darling Harbour; 9240 8888 www.darlingharbour.com; Open daily 9.30am to 5pm, closed Good Friday

Immerse yourself in age-old oriental tradition with a leisurely stroll along meandering footpaths linking exotic pavilions with waterfalls and lily pad-strewn lakes. Have your photo taken in a traditional Chinese ornate silk gown, then unwind in the Chinese Teahouse with a hot jasmine tea.

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Darling Drive, Darling Harbour; 8204 1888 www.harbourside.com.au; Open daily 10am-9pm

Shop, eat, drink and play at this premier entertainment destination with magnificent views of the city skyline. Enjoy the vista and soak up the great atmosphere, or track down a wide range of Australian-made merchandise. Shops are open daily from 10am to 9pm. ➡ the ultimate city guides


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IMAX Theatre

31 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour; 9281 3300 www.imax.com.au; Open daily

Experience amazing 3D movies on the world’s largest cinema screen, right in the heart of Darling Harbour. 08

King Street Wharf

www.ksw.com.au

This waterside precinct buzzes at all hours of the day and night, offering a diverse selection of restaurants and bars, from the trendy Bungalow 8, the Loft and popular Cargo Bar, to King Street Brewhouse and The Malaya.

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Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour; 9333 9240 www.madametussauds.com/sydney; Open daily 9am–8pm

This world-famous wax museum boasts an all-star cast of the world's best-known personalities, from Obama to Oprah, Captain Cook to Kylie Minogue and even Madame Tussaud herself.

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George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher Until 10 January 2014 Powerhouse Museum

A retrospective of the work of George Nelson (1908–1986), one of the most influential figures in American design during the second half of the twentieth century. Nelson was also a notable architect and prominent author.

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Powerhouse Museum

500 Harris Street, Ultimo; 9217 0111 www.powerhousemuseum.com; Open daily 10am–5pm

Housed in a restored power station, this massive museum hosts a buzzing program of interactive experiences spanning science, history and design. Exhibits include a railway locomotive, a NASA space station and fashion through the ages.


CLIMB ABOARD CAPTAIN COOK’S HMB ENDEAVOUR*

EXPLORE ONE OF THE LARGEST MUSEUM FLEETS IN THE WORLD Spectacularly located on the Darling Harbour waterfront, here you’ll find lively exhibitions, tall ships, Navy warships, a submarine and beautifully restored historic vessels. DARLING HARBOUR 9:30AM TO 5PM DAILY • ANMM.GOV.AU • (02) 9298 3777 *A full-scale reproduction of Captain Cook’s famous ship (when in port)


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Aquarium Pier, Darling Harbour; 8251 7800 www.sealifesydneyaquarium.com.au; Open daily 9am–8pm

33 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour (behind IMAX); 9240 8788 or 1800 067 676; Open daily 9.30am-5.30pm, closed Good Friday

More than 13,000 marine animals call this aquatic paradise home, including sharks, penguins, turtles, dugongs, clownfish, stingrays and ‘crabzilla’ Japanese Spider Crabs. After a $10 million overhaul, the recently renovated SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium boasts a spectacular ocean tunnel, terrifying Shark Walk, and the world's largest variety of sharks and rays.

Find out what’s on and book activities, accommodation, tours and much more. The centre also offers a range of brochures, maps and gifts.

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The Star

80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont; 9777 9000 www.star.com.au; Opening hours vary (see website)

Sydney's premier location for adults to come and play! Following an $870 million redevelopment, this one-ofa-kind destination now boasts more than 20 restaurants, bars, cafés and entertainment venues, plus a new luxury boutique hotel, The Darling, a 16-room day spa, retail collection and choice of upscale gaming areas on the casino floor.

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WILD LIFE Sydney

Aquarium Pier, Darling Harbour; 9333 9288 www.wildlifesydney.com.au; Open daily 9am–6pm (until 8pm from October)

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Embark on an amazing adventure through some of Australia's most iconic habitats and come face to face with the loved (and feared!) animals that call them home. Meet Rex the five-metre crocodile in Kakadu Gorge, see kangaroos and emus in the Outback, discover a world of creepy crawlies in the new Bugs Garden, or pat a koala in Koala Encounters.


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surry hills Quirky, artistic and undeniably hip, Surry Hills has a style of its own. If you like your fashion vintage, your yoga hot and your pubs gastro, fitting in will be as smooth as a soy flat white. Surry Hills Markets Shannon Reserve, Corner Crown and Collins Streets; 0434 197 224 www.shnc.org/markets; Open first Saturday of the month 7am-4pm

On the first Saturday of the month, Surry Hills Markets in Shannon Reserve offer up an assortment of recycled, retro and handmade gifts and clothing. The markets open at 7am sharp – rain, hail or shine.

Sydney Antique Centre 531 South Dowling Street, Surry Hills; 9361 3244 www.sydantcent.com.au; Open daily 10am-6pm

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A treasure trove of antique finds from over 60 specialist retailers. Expect everything from Japanese wedding kimonos to coloured Erica telephones, Olympic memorabilia and Art Deco collectibles.

Wander down Crown Street on a Sunday morning to find young professionals and artisans sipping coffee as they talk politics and art, with a requisite side of irony. There’s no shortage of popular local cafés, alongside pop-up galleries, small bars and a number of vintage clothing stores, including the aptly named Grandma Takes a Trip (263 Crown Street).

Brett Whiteley Studio 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills; 9225 1881 www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/brettwhiteley-studio; Open Fri-Sun 10am-4pm

The workplace and home of renowned Australian artist Brett Whiteley from 1987 until his death in 1992. Visitors can see the studio housing Whiteley’s unfinished paintings, a living area complete with personal memorabilia, as well as changing exhibitions of the artist’s works which include paintings, drawings, sculpture and graphics. ➡ the ultimate city guides

Oxford Street

The Book Kitchen, Surry Hills

A major Sydney thoroughfare running from Hyde Park through to Bondi Junction, Oxford Street is home to an enticing range of stylish fashion boutiques, independent bookstores, cute cafés and pumping nightclubs.


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eastern suburbs Venture just east of the city centre and you'll find some of Sydney’s prime shopping and entertainment quarters – from fashionable Paddington to edgy Kings Cross and up-market Double Bay. Vaucluse House

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Once Sydney’s infamous 'red light district', Kings Cross is quickly evolving into a sophisticated dining and entertainment precinct. Kick off your evening at trendy Asian restaurant Ms.G’s or buzzing Hugo’s Lounge before continuing on to Kings Cross Hotel or The Village in Potts Point – a one-stop shop for delicious antipasto, cocktail jugs and pumping post-dinner beats. 02

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This Sydney suburb is home to scores of elegantly-coiffed fashionistas traversing the numerous designer boutiques along Oxford Street and Glenmore Road. Here you’ll find some of Australia’s best fashion talent, including Sass & Bide, Scanlan & Theodore, Ellery, Zimmermann, Camilla and Marc and Josh Goot. Don’t miss the beautiful Paddington Reservoir Gardens and Paddington Markets, held every Saturday on Oxford Street from 10am.

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Sydney Jewish Museum

148 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst; 9360 7999 www.sydneyjewishmuseum.com.au; Closed Saturdays and Jewish Holidays.

This world-class museum challenges visitors' perceptions of democracy, morality, social justice and human rights and places the Holocaust in its historical and contemporary context. 04

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Wentworth Road, Vaucluse; 9388 7922 (House) or 9388 8188 (Tearooms) www. sydneylivingmuseums.com.au; Open Fri-Sun 11am-4pm, closed Good Friday

A historic Gothic Revival mansion, dating back to 1803, that was once the home of William Charles Wentworth. Catch up with friends at the Vaucluse House Tearooms or take a guided tour of the building and beautiful 10-hectare gardens.

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bondi For soy lattes, small bars, big brekkies and beach culture, there’s no better place to be than Bondi Beach. Once known as a tourist hotspot, this eclectic locale now features a range of quirky cafés, trendy bars, fashion boutiques, surf shops and small galleries. Bondi Junction

Bondi To Bronte Coastal Walk

Smack bang between the city and the surf, Bondi Junction (the closest station to the Eastern Suburbs beaches) plays home to the mega Westfield Bondi Junction shopping centre, a slick six-level mall notable for its modern structure and upmarket retailers.

Popular with locals on a sunny weekend morning, this walk begins at the southern end of Bondi Beach, near the Bondi Icebergs outdoor swimming pool. The walk continues through Tamarama and ends at Bronte Beach, a popular spot with families who favour the shady lawns.

Bondi Markets

Gertrude & Alice Bookstore Café

Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade; 9315 7011 www.bondimarkets.com.au; Open Sun 10am-4pm

Enjoy the roar of the surf and a fresh sea breeze while you scour through unique items from up-and-coming designers, alongside must-have pieces of retro furniture, scented candles, organic beauty products and a vast selection of handmade jewellery.

Gould Street Explore hip fashion boutiques and designer labels on Gould Street (parallel to Campbell Parade), including edgy threads at Ksubi, men’s fashion and footwear at The Annex, or cutting-edge labels at Tuchuzy.

46 Hall Street, Bondi Beach; 9130 5155 www.gertrudeandalice.com.au; Open Mon-Fri 7.30am-11pm, weekends 7.30am-12am

This cosy bookstore café on Hall Street is popular with locals and visitors alike for its wall of vintage books, comfy couches and delicious coffee.

Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery 31 Lamrock Avenue, Bondi Beach; 9300 9233 www.cooeeart.com.au; Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm

For more than 30 years, Australia's oldest Indigenous art gallery has been sourcing art directly from Aboriginal communities and has curated more than 300 Indigenous art exhibitions.

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Want to soak up the atmosphere of Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach? For a quintessential Aussie dining experience, you really can't go past Speedo's Café. The beachfront restaurant, which boasts uninterrupted panoramic views, is a favourite among celebrities so is ideal for a bit of star-spotting as well. The food is the perfect match for the view – unobstructed and impressive. You can stroll in right off the beach for a casual latte, or indulge with lunch and a glass of sparkling wine. Serving the best coffee in Bondi Beach, Speedos is the perfect place to mix with well-heeled locals and visitors alike. ➡ the ultimate city guides


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manly Mistakenly overlooked by many first-time visitors, Sydney’s North Shore has plenty to offer – from beaches to shopping, unique landmarks, fine dining and stunning views from the Manly Ferry as it travels across the harbour.

Manly Beach A world-famous landmark in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Manly epitomises the laid-back beach lifestyle. Go for a dip in the sparkling ocean or strap on some rollerblades and skate down the promenade (half the population seem to travel on wheels!)

Manly Wharf www.manlywharf.com.au

This historic wharf is the perfect destination for everything from quality restaurants to specialty shopping and family fun. Dine on fresh seafood, enjoy fish and chips, have a pizza at Hugos, try parasailing and kayaking, or relax with a drink at the Manly Wharf Hotel.

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Q Station North Head Scenic Drive, Manly; 9466 1500 www.qstation.com.au; Opening hours vary (see website)

Sydney’s former quarantine station is now a luxury boutique hotel, restaurant and bar in the Sydney Harbour National Park. Book in for a nighttime ghost tour at what’s reputed to be one of the most haunted sites in Australia (the ‘shower block’ and ‘hospital’ are particularly terrifying).

Manly Sea Life Sanctuary West Esplanade, Manly; 8251 7877 www.manlysealifesanctuary.com.au; Open 10am-5.30pm (last admission is 4.15pm) Manly Wharf

Manly Surf School North Steyne Surf Lifesaving Club, Manly; 9977 6977 www.manlysurfschool.com

Balancing skills not quite up to scratch? Book in for a lesson at Manly Surf School, home to Sydney’s most respected instructors and voted by Surfing Australia as the number one surf school in New South Wales. All equipment is supplied and classes run daily.

Explore the wonders of the deep at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary, and take the plunge of a lifetime with Shark Dive Xtreme. This unique opportunity lets daredevils dive into a tank and come face-to-face with the resident Grey Nurse Sharks, turtles and stingrays. Or, check out Penguin Cove to discover a colony of Manly’s iconic (and significantly less deadly) Little Penguins.

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inner west With its pop-up bars and fixed-gear bikes, the Inner West epitomises ‘industrial chic’. Thought of as arty, bohemian, multicultural and modern, it is truly alternative – home to cute cafés, small bars, boutique restaurants and vintage emporiums. Leichhardt A little Italy in the middle of Sydney! Norton Street is bursting at the seams with pizza, pasta, coffee and gelato. Don’t miss the renowned Italian Forum, with its strolling musicians, marble fountain and romantic piazza.

Newtown

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Balmain With its colourful working class heritage, historic sandstone architecture and scattered commercial developments, this harbourside village expertly combines urban chic with a suburban vibe. Darling Street, Balmain’s main thoroughfare, features a quirky mix of galleries, boutiques and oldschool bars.

Pulsing heart of the Inner Western suburbs, Newtown is the epitome of ‘alternative’ – vibrant, bright and buzzing whether it’s 3am or 3pm. Meander down King Street, the central strip of this unconventional locale, where you’ll find hundreds of vintage fashion boutiques, second-hand bookshops, organic cafés, small bars, record stores and art galleries, alongside two-for-one cocktail specials and budget Thai restaurants.

Birkenhead Point Roseby Street, Drummoyne; 9812 8800 www.birkenheadpoint.com.au; Mon-Wed 10am-5.30pm, Thurs 10am-7.30pm, Fri 10am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm

Against a lovely harbour backdrop in Sydney’s Inner West, designer-hungry shoppers can nab labels like French Connection, Saba and Alannah Hill at up to 70 per cent off retail prices.

Glebe One of Sydney’s oldest suburbs, with a strong community vibe and old-world charm. Check out Glebe Markets every Saturday for vintage clothing, local designers, an alternative character and inner-city vibe. ➡ the ultimate city guides

Street art in Newtown

Enmore Theatre 118-132 Enmore Road, Newtown; 9550 3666 www.enmoretheatre.com.au

The Enmore is Sydney’s oldest and longest-running live theatre. Originally built in 1908 and opened to the public in 1912, the building has evolved over nearly a century and today incorporates elements of Art nouveau, Edwardian, Art Moderne and Art Deco styles.


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penrith Travel west to Penrith for an array of adventure activities, cultural pursuits and a breathtaking natural environment. Nepean Gorge and Riley’s Mountain Lookout Catch a stunning view of the Nepean Gorge by driving along Mulgoa Road to the historic Mulgoa Valley. Riley's Mountain Lookout is a 30-minute walk away through swampy heath and Eucalyptus forest.

Penrith Regional Gallery 86 River Road, Emu Plains; 4735 1870 www.penrithregionalgallery.org; Open daily 9am-5pm, closed Good Friday

Set on the western bank of the Nepean River, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest presents a dynamic mix of exhibitions covering local, national and international art.

'The Rock' lookout over Napean River, Penrith

Penrith Whitewater Stadium McCarthy’s Lane, Cranebrook; 4730 4333 www.penrithwhitewater.com.au; See website for opening hours

Head to the foot of the Mountains for some whitewater fun! The purposebuilt course at Penrith Whitewater Stadium recreates the characteristics of a wild river, with 14,000 litres per second of raging whitewater flowing over a moveable obstacle system.

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ou’ll an adventure yt!! never forge Guided & self-guided rafting trips Bookings Essential: 4730 4333

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canberra Fancy a weekend break? Just three-and-a-half hours' drive from Sydney, Australia’s capital is a thriving city of stunning parks, modern museums and captivating cultural attractions. Australian War Memorial Treloar Crescent, Campbell; 6243 4211 www.awm.gov.au; Open daily 10am-5pm

A shrine, world-class museum and extensive archive, The Australian War Memorial commemorates the sacrifice of Australians who have died at war. Exhibitions covering everything from World War I until today present the stories of many men and women through art, photography, aircraft, equipment and personal mementos.

Cockington Green Gardens

Cockington Green Gardens 11 Gold Creek Road, Nicholls; 6230 2273 www.cockingtongreen.com.au

Venture into beautifully landscaped gardens to discover miniature buildings representing 30 different countries around the world.

National Archives of Australia Museum of Australian Democracy

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House King George Terrace, Parkes; 6270 8222 www.moadoph.gov.au; Open daily 9am-5pm

Take a free, guided tour through one of Australia’s most-loved buildings and discover how vibrant, innovative and controversial our road to democracy has been. Sit in the House of Representatives and Senate Chambers that once held raucous debate, or be inspired by the permanent Designing Democracy and Living Democracy: The Power of the People exhibitions. ➡ the ultimate city guides

Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes; 6212 3600 www.naa.gov.au; Open daily 9am-5pm, open until 7pm Tuesdays.

Explore Australia’s history on display in this beautiful historical building that was the original Canberra post office. See Memory of a Nation, a permanent exhibition tracking Australia’s journey as a country, research your family history in the Reading Room, or visit the I've Been Working on the Railway exhibition (until 18 May) which tells the stories of Aboriginal, Torres Straight Islander and Australian South Sea Islander people who built Australia's railways.


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Meet some of the world’s most amazing animals in our exclusive & interactive encounters

Open 10-5 Every Day - except Christmas Day TOURS & ENCOUNTERS OPERATE DAILY PRIOR BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL Book online at www.nationalzoo.com.au Ph (02) 62878487 Lady Denman Drive, Weston Creek ACT ➡ the ultimate city guides


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National Gallery of Australia Parkes Place, Parkes; 6240 6411 www.nga.gov.au; Open daily 10am-5pm

See the artworks that have defined the Australian nation and admire iconic international works from various eras. Don’t miss the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection, which comprises more than 7500 works and is the largest in the world.

Walk on the Wildside tour. Along your way, you may stroke a cheetah, scatter food for the otters, cuddle an emu, design food puzzles for monkeys, share lunch with giraffes or even pat a shark! Fees apply.

National Zoo & Aquarium Lady Denman Drive, Scrivener Dam, Yarralumla; 6287 8400; open daily 10am-5pm

Australia’s only combined zoo and aquarium offers some serious experiences for the brave at heart! Take a two-hour 'ZooVenture' tour where you can hand-feed the big cats, bears, monkeys, dingoes and other animals, or get more of an insight into the Zoo’s conservation work with the all-day

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Free 90-minute highlight tours and 45-minute short tours are conducted daily by volunteer guides.

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shopping With its sleek urban malls, backstreet boutiques and vintage emporiums, Sydney is a mecca for shopping lovers. Explore the pop-up stores, art galleries and designer labels of Paddington. Bag a bargain (and a ramen) in the cultural melting pot of Chinatown. Cruise the department stores of the City Centre, or grab a retro find from hip Surry Hills – there’s something for everyone! Surry Hills / Darlinghurst

Shopping in Paddington.

Find fabulous vintage, offbeat designer fashion, bohemian treasures and eclectic dining in the inner-city suburbs of Darlinghurst and Surry Hills. Just off the main Oxford Street strip, Crown Street features a large number of antique emporiums and second-hand clothing stores.

SHOPPING PRECINCTS City Centre Loved by Sydney’s jet set for the luxe labels on Pitt, Castlereagh and King Streets, the City Centre’s other key drawcard is its fabulous choice of shopping centres, including the upmarket Westfield Sydney and the historic Queen Victoria Building.

Darling Harbour / Chinatown Chinatown offers an eclectic mix of mouth-watering cuisine, alongside cool Asian boutiques, novelty gift shops and supermarkets. Head to Sydney’s bustling Paddy’s Markets, open from Wednesday to Sunday, for everything from food to fashion and fake designer labels.

The Rocks The Rocks has a fine collection of boutique shops and heritage buildings, plus the colourful Rocks Markets held every weekend. Nearby is the specialty Clocktower Square, alongside Metcalfe Arcade, Nurses Walk and duty-free shopping at DFS Galleria.

Paddington Fashionistas flock to Paddington for the latest looks and emerging designer names. Take a walk down Oxford Street for on-trend fashion, and duck off along the likes of Glenmore Road to discover style sanctuaries laden with handpicked designer gems.

Bondi Smack bang between the city and the surf, Bondi Junction plays home to the mega Westfield Bondi Junction shopping centre. From here, follow the sea breeze to Bondi Beach, where surf stores mix with the trendy boutiques of Gould Street, Hall Street and Campbell Parade.

Inner West The Inner West showcases Sydney’s alternative side. Reflecting Newtown’s diverse urban culture, King Street is a haven of eclectic cuisine, recycled fashion and quirky boutiques. Community bookshops and a Saturday market dominate the shopping scene in Glebe, while Balmain revolves around lovely Darling Street, with its mix of fashion and fine food. ➡ the ultimate city guides


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Westfield Sydney Corner Market and Pitt Streets, Sydney; 8236 9200 www.westfield.com.au/sydney

Queen Victoria Building

Strand Arcade

DESTINATIONS Queen Victoria Building 455 George Street, Sydney; 9265 6800 www.qvb.com.au

Built in 1898 as a monument to the reigning monarch, the QVB is much loved for its stunning architecture and great range of local and global fashion, plus jewellers, cafés and homewares.

The Rocks First floor, cnr Argyle and Playfair streets

Westfield Sydney is a one-stop shopping extravaganza in the heart of the CBD, combining food and fashion to deliver an unrivalled shopping experience for locals and tourists alike. The fine dining precinct on Level Six includes high-quality restaurants Chat Thai, Xanthi, Chinta Ria...Mood for Love and Sky Phoenix. 412 George Street, Sydney; 9232 4199 www.strandarcade.com.au

The Strand Arcade is a wellpreserved Victorian-era shopping emporium located between Pitt and George Streets, and offering chic boutiques, shops and eateries. Visit the upper levels for a range of fashion from some of Australia’s most talented designers.

Darling Harbour Palm Grove Near Imax Theatre

Open daily 9.30am – 5.30pm

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Westfield Bondi Junction

The Galeries 500 George Street, Sydney; 9265 6888 www.thegaleries.com

Four stylish levels of fashion, art, music and culture, with an incredibly diverse mix of boutiques and retailers. Don’t miss Kinokuniya, Sydney’s largest cross-cultural bookstore, with more than 300,000 titles in English, Japanese, Chinese, French and German.

Market City 9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket; 9288 8900 www.marketcity.com.au

In the heart of Chinatown, Market City is home to 30 factory outlets, with discounts of up to 70 per cent and the added bonus of a Chinese food court.

The Star

500 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction; 9947 8000 www.westfield.com.au/bondijunction

A slick shopping hub and sixlevel mall, notable for its modern structure and up-market retailers covering fashion, food, beauty, homewares, gifts and technology. An Event Cinema complex features 11 screens plus a Set Café and Bar with stunning panoramic views of Sydney Harbour.

Top 5 Sydney Markets 1 ∂ Bondi Markets

Bondi Beach Public School; Open Sunday 10am-4pm

80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont; 9777 9000 www.star.com.au

Treat yourself (or someone else) like royalty at The Star, Sydney’s premier shopping and entertainment precinct overlooking Darling Harbour. You’ll find international brands including Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci and Calvin Klein, plus a Chanel Fragrance and Beauty Boutique, alongside an extensive selection of signature restaurants, bars and entertainment venues.

Enjoy the roar of the surf and a fresh sea breeze while you scour through unique items from up-andcoming designers.

2 ∂ Paddington Markets

Paddington Uniting Church, Oxford Street; Open Saturday 10am-4pm

Sydney’s oldest community market with more than 200 stalls selling a wide range of Australianmade goods.

3 ∂ Surry Hills Markets

Shannon Reserve, Corner Crown and Collins Streets, Surry Hills; Open first Saturday of the month 7am-4pm.

The place to be for second-hand records, recycled clothing and handmade trinkets.

4 ∂ Rozelle Markets

Rozelle School, 663 Darling Street; Open weekends 9am-4pm

Sift through a mix of pre-loved goods, from curios and collectables to timeless vintage clothing.

5 ∂ Sydney Fish Markets

Corner Pyrmont Bridge Road and Bank Street, Pyrmont; Open daily 7am-4pm

Australia’s ‘home of seafood’, offering freshly caught local produce. Rozelle Markets


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where to eat Consider yourself a bit of an epicurean? Sydney has it all when it comes to eating out. Thanks to its vibrant mix of cultures, you’ll find every taste catered for – from traditional Thai to modern Australian, Indian curry houses and side-street sushi bars. Ananas Bar & Brasserie

China Lane

18 Argyle Street, The Rocks, Sydney; 9259 5668 www.ananas.com.au

2 Angel Place, Sydney; 9231 3939 www.chinalane.com.au

A glamorous French Mediterranean bar and restaurant, serving up everything from freshly shucked oysters to traditional steak tartare and signature cocktails. $$$

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Described by designers as Shanghai meets Mad Men, this is a far cry from your typical Chinese restaurant in Sydney. The sharing menu features modern Chinese dishes of the steamed, grilled, ‘wok and fried’ or ‘spicy and wet’ variety. Make sure you leave room for dessert! $$$

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The Century At The Star The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont; 9566 2328 www.thecentury.com.au

This newest restaurant from the Golden Century Group serves up classic favourites alongside signature Chinese dishes. Among the elegant design features, the entrance is lined with 15 double-glazed aquarium tanks, emphasising the use of fresh local seafood prepared by awardwinning chefs. $$$

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Chiswick 65 Ocean Street,
Woollahra; 8388 8688 www.chiswickrestaurant.com.au

This stylish neighbourhood restaurant located in Woollahra's Chiswick Gardens has a seasonal menu designed for sharing that is built around fresh produce (mostly grown in the kitchen garden on site). There’s also a casual bar area with large communal tables and outside seating. Go for a long lunch and stay on for dinner! $$$

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Din Tai Fung World Square Shopping Centre, 644 George Street, Sydney; 9264 6010 www.dintaifung.com.au

Renowned for offering the ‘world’s tastiest dumplings’, Din Tai Fung attracts a loyal (and hungry) crowd. Every morsel is a work of art, no bigger than a mouthful – delicate, fluffy and beautifully handmade to scientific precision. $$

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Monopole 71A Macleay Street, Points Point; 9360 4410 www.monopolesydney.com.au

Right in the heart of Potts Point, Monopole brings new meaning to ‘bar dining’, combining an extensive selection of biodynamic and rare wines (it won 2014 Wine List of the Year at the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards), with an impressive menu of snacks, share plates and charcuterie. Plus, it has now introduced a weekend prix-fixe lunch menu, where you can order two tasty courses for just $38.

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The Sydney branch of popular Melbourne-born tapas bar MoVida has something for everyone on its mouthwatering menu. You'll find everything from goat’s curd and quince cigars to Spanish doughnuts served with wickedly delicious chocolate dipping sauce. $$

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3 Bridge Lane, Sydney; 9240 3000 www.merivale.com/mrwong

A sprawling Cantonese-style kitchen with celebrity chef Dan Hong at the helm. Go for the late-night dining and return for the creative gastronomy, reasonable prices and unrivalled selection of delicious dumplings! $$$

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Nick’s Seafood Located on the promenade of Cockle Bay Wharf, Nick’s has an al fresco, waterside setting perfect all year round. Enjoy fresh fish, oysters, crustaceans and local lobsters or Nick’s iconic seafood platter to share, with panoramic water views of Darling Harbour. $$$

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Porteño 358 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills; 8399 1440 www.porteno.com.au

Straight from the kitchens of Argentina, authenticity is the order of the day at Porteño. This barbeque house prepares its food front and centre for all to see on a traditional Parilla (barbeque) and Asado (pit of fire). $$

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201 Sussex Street, Sydney; 9283 1990 www.sepiarestaurant.com.au

Abercrombie Lane, Sydney

Named Restaurant of the Year in 2014, Sepia’s modern seafoodfocused menu is influenced by Japanese cuisine, each dish perfectly balanced and elegantly designed – a work of creamy, crunchy, mouthwatering art. $$$$

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An ‘original recipe’ eatery in Regent Place from renowned Thai powerhouse chef, Nu Suandokmai. Senyai’s signature dishes include crispy prawn pancakes, wood-grilled lemongrass chicken and slowbraised pork belly with cinnamon and star-anise, plus an array of authentic homestyle dishes not often seen in Sydney. $$

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Be transported into the old Prohibition era with a visit to this intriguing underground bar.

2 ∂ The Baxter Inn Basement, 152-156 Clarence Street, Sydney

Picture exposed brick, mahogany furnishings and walls of whisky. Add to that complimentary pretzels and a well-turned out crowd of young professionals and you’ve got the Baxter Inn.

3 ∂ Lobo Plantation Basement, Lot 1, 209 Clarence Street, Sydney

This new basement bar is influenced by the old-school Caribbean and it has a slightly glam, Gatsby-esque vibe. Named after legendary Cuban sugar baron, Julio Lobo, Lobo Plantation boasts an impressive selection of rumbased cocktails.

4 ∂ Frankie’s Pizza 50 Hunter Street, Sydney

Think old-school Italian restaurant meets ‘70s and ‘80s rock and roll and you’ve got Frankie’s Pizza – one of the coolest booze basements in the city, complete with a 4am license.

5 ∂ The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room 225 George Street, Sydney

An authentic New York-style bar and restaurant that specialises in fresh Australian produce and perfectly matched wines.


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Momofuku Seiōbo The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont; www.momofuku.com/sydney/seiobo

One of the hottest new venues on Sydney’s dining scene, Momofuku Seiōbo is chef David Chang’s first restaurant outside of New York. Expect to be surprised by a constantly changing tasting menu, inspired by the bounty of Australian ingredients and Sydney’s diverse food culture. $$$$

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90 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills; 9280 0928 www.spiceiam.com

Authentic Thai food that is not afraid to spice things up! Popular dishes include the green papaya salad and Massaman curry. Tues-Sun

Yellow

57-59 Macleay Street, Potts Point, Sydney;

9332 2344 www.yellowsydney.com.au

From the team behind Monopole comes a new French-style bistro with an innovative, seasonal menu. Entrees on offer include roasted heirloom carrots with spiced crumb and sweet cicely, and slow-cooked ocean trout with young onions, fennel and almonds. Mains include lamb belly with broadbean shoot, celery and purslane or Cape Grim sirloin with mustard leaves and green sauce. Yellow is located in the historic Yellow House of Potts Point, a building with a colourful history – it was originally established as an artists collective in the early 1970s.

“Yellow is a neighbourhood bistro, easy to drop into any night of the week, but with a strong focus on innovative food.” – Brent Savage, Yellow head chef and co-owner.

Top 5 Coolest Cafés

1 ∂ Bills

433 Liverpool Street, Sydney

A favourite with locals and tourists alike, it’s the perfect brekkie destination. The ricotta hotcakes are a particular standout.

2 ∂ Kitchen by Mike

85 Dunning Avenue, Alexandria

A canteen-style cafe offering market fresh, responsible food.

61 Albion Street, Surry Hills

3 ∂ Reuben Hills

A caffeine-addict's haven, offering everything from a salted caramel milkshake to a 'Doggs Breakfast' ice-cream sandwich.

4 ∂ The Grounds of Alexandria

2 Huntley Street, Alexandria

A coffee research and testing facility alongside a farmhouse café.

5 ∂ Three Blue Ducks

141-143 Macpherson Street, Bronte

Intimate licensed restaurant and café in a laid-back beachside setting.

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Roasted heirloom carrots with spiced crumb and sweet cicely at Yellow. ➡ the ultimate city guides


essential info Emergencies

NSW Public Holidays

Police, ambulance or fire: 000 Sydney Hospital: 9382 7111 Dental emergency: 9369 7050 Emergency prescriptions: 9235 0333 Lifeline: 13 11 14 Poisons information: 13 11 26

25 December Christmas Day

Public Transport For all timetable and ticket enquiries (buses, ferries and CityRail trains) call 13 15 00 or visit www.131500.com. For CountryLink (regional trains) call 13 22 32 or visit www.countrylink.info.

Taxis Taxis are a relatively affordable way of getting around Sydney. All are metered, and are available to flag down when the light on top is illuminated.

26 December Boxing Day 1 January New Year's Day 26 January Australia Day

Holocaust Survivor Eddie Jaku was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1920. He was deported to Buchenwald in November 1938 and then incarcerated in camps in Belgium and France between 1939 - 1941. He escaped from the camps but was caught and deported to Auschwitz in 1942.

Sydney AttrActionS PASS SAVE up to

Car Hire Avis 13 63 33 Budget 1300 362 848 Thrifty 1300 367 227

Eddie Jaku,1942

Tourist Information Sydney Visitor Centres 33 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour (behind IMAX theatre)

50%

pICK, MIX & SAVE with an iVenture Card 3 attractions from $89

Level 2, The Rocks Centre, Corner Argyle and Playfair Streets, The Rocks Open daily 9.30am–5.30pm 8273 0000 or 1800 067 676 www.sydneyvisitorcentre.com

Useful Phone Numbers

Many accept payment by credit card. An Directory Assistance 1223 additional $2 is automatically added to Sydney Airport 9667 9111 any fare for passengers taking a cab from Qantas Airways 13 13 13 the airport taxi ranks. www.qantas.com Taxis Combined 13 33 00 Premier Cabs 13 10 17 Silver Service Taxis 13 31 00 St George Cabs 13 21 66

Jetstar 13 15 38 www.jetstar.com Virgin Australia 13 67 89 www.virginaustralia.com

At the Sydney Jewish Museum you have a unique opportunity to meet a Survivor, like Eddie, and hear a first-hand account of the Holocaust

gEt your pASS www.itoursntix.com Call 9211 3192

Open Monday to Sunday Closed Saturday 02 9360 7999 148 Darlinghurst Road sydneyjewishmuseum.com.au

DArlIng HArbour Shop 191 Harbourside Shopping Centre (under Hard rock Cafe) *3 attractions.

CIrCulAr QuAy Shop W1 corner of Alfred Street opposite Wharf 6


Don’t miss The Sydney Opera House Tour. Discover the stories, history and magic of this architectural wonder and see inside the theatres where performance comes to life. Tours run daily from 9am - 5pm. Available in English, French, German, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean.

take a tour today

Visit the Box Office or book online

9250 7777 sydneyoperahouse.com/Tours


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