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Attractions Opening in June 2020 - Sydney & Surrounds

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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
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Published May 24th 2020
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Following weeks of coronavirus restrictions, lockdowns and closures, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejijlian announced that some restrictions would be easing this June (at time of writing). And that means one thing for Sydneysiders and New South Wales residents; we can experience, explore and enjoy some places of interest and attractions!

Most places, including some of our favourite spots, might not be opened yet, however, the list below includes the sites and attractions that will be opening as of 1 June 2020, across Sydney and New South Wales.

Do note that attractions will have certain restrictions in place for the health and safety of everyone.

Important Note: If you are feeling unwell, please do not visit these attractions.

1. State Library of New South Wales

Reopening Date: Monday, 1 June 2020

Details: The library will be reopening two of the main Reading Rooms (Macquarie St Building & Mitchell Building) and the Library Café for takeaway with a 10-person limit as per NSW Health orders. Public programs and learning activities will continue via online and galleries are scheduled to reopen in July. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The State Library of New South Wales Facebook


2. White Rabbit Gallery

Reopening Date: Saturday, 6 June 2020

Details: The gallery will reopen its doors and continue to follow Government guidelines and measures. The gallery's origins of the collections date back to the late 1990s, and displays include four floors of exhibition space as well as a theatrette, a library and a teahouse. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from White Rabbit Gallery Facebook


3. The National Maritime Museum

Reopening Date: Monday, 22 June 2020

Details: The National Maritime Museum is home to Australia's national centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology. There are also changing programs of exhibitions and events. Click here for the website.



4. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Reopening Date: Monday, 1 June 2020

Details: The Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is home to exhibitions, performances, festivals, screenings, theatre and events across six galleries, two theatres, and large main hall.Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Facebook


5. Campbelltown Arts Centre

Reopening Date: Monday, 1 June 2020

Details: Campbelltown Arts Centre in the South West Sydney region's major cultural venue and cultural services provider. It is home to exhibitions, workshops, studio spaces, performance studio, Sculpture Garden, Japanese Gardens, amphitheatre, and a café.Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Campbelltown Arts Centre Facebook


6. Art Gallery of New South Wales

Reopening Date: Monday, 1 June 2020

Details: Collections include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, Asian Art, Australian Art, Contemporary Art, Pacific Art, Photography, and Western Art.Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Art Gallery of New South Wales Facebook


7. Royal Botanic Gardens

Details: Some of the garden's attractions will be closed. However, these attractions will be opened: The Domain, Farm Cove Eatery (Takeaway only), Terrace on the Domain-Kiosk (Takeaway only), Busby's Bar (Takeaway only), Piccolo Me (Takeaway only), Bar Coco (Takeaway only), and Sports Field- groups limited to 10 or less. Click here for the website.

8. Mount Annan Botanic Gardens

Details: Some of the garden's attractions will be closed, however, these attractions will be opened: all walks & cycling trails, lakes, playground, and Melaleuca House (Takeaway only).Click here for the website.

9. Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens

Details: The Gardens will be opened to the public with the Visitor Centre and The Potager being closed.Click here for the website.



10. Centennial Parklands

Details: The Parklands will be opened with Centennial Homestead-Kitchen, The Ian Potter Children's WILD PLAY Garden, and Reception closed. The Centennial Parklands-Pantry, Greenhouse and Spruce Goose will be opened for takeaway only.Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Centennial Parklands Facebook


11. Moore Park

Details: Some of Moore Park's attractions will be closed. However, these attractions will be opened: Moore Park Golf & Driving Range (restrictions will be in place), The Patio Café at Moore Park Golf (Takeaway only), Equestrian Centre (restrictions will be in place), Sports Fields and Sports Centre.Click here for the website.

12. Farmer Markets

Reopening Date: From Monday, 1 June 2020 (see websites for dates)

Details: Some Farmer Markets across Sydney and surrounds will be reopening this June.Click here for my article on Farmer Markets reopening this June.

13. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Reopening Date: Monday, 1 June 2020

Details: The aquarium is home to many exhibits including Day and Night on the Reef, Penguin Expedition, Shark Walk & Shark Valley, Dugong Island, South Coast Shipwreck, Sydney Harbour, and Jurassic Seas. Click here for the website.



14. WILDLIFE Sydney Zoo

Reopening Date: Monday, 1 June 2020

Details: The zoo is home to some of the world's most exciting and cuddly animals, including koalas, Tasmanian devils, birds, snakes, kangaroos, and much more. Click here for the website.



15. Taronga Zoo

Reopening Date: Monday, 1 June 2020

Details: The zoo is home to many exhibits as well as 5,000 animals from over 350 species! Animals at the Zoo include Sumatran Tigers, Asian Elephants, Chimpanzees, Giraffes, Meerkats, Gorillas, Red Kangaroos, Koalas, Tree Kangaroos, Birds, Sun Bears, Regent Honeyeaters, Southern Corroboree Frogs, and much more.Click here for the website.

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When: From 1 June 2020
Where: Sydney & Surrounds
Cost: Free & Ticketed Attractions- See websites
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