Hyde Park is Australia's oldest park and is home to over 16 hectares of wide-open space in the heart of the CBD. You will find plenty of picnic spots, sunbathing spots, benches, hundreds of towering, leafy trees, and walking paths. Click here for the website.
Sydney Mint was the first branch of the Royal Mint outside England. Today, The Mint is a living museum and is certainly worth checking out both its history and heritage. Click here for the website.
32. Snorkelling at Sydney Beaches
Sydney is not just home to incredible surfing and swimming beaches. You will also find several fantastic snorkel beaches, including Shelly Beach, Clovelly Beach, The Basin Campground, Bare Island, Chowder Bay, and more. Discover the underwater world filled with blue gropers, Port Jacksons & Wobbegong sharks, sea dragons, numerous species of fish, and much more.
It has cultural significance for its rarity, scale, construction methods, artefacts of industrial archaeology, and diverse history of uses and events. It is also an excellent and important example of a timber engineering structure on a scale unparalleled in Australia and exceptional world terms.Click here for the website.
It was established in 1930 and is the oldest metropolitan, regional Gallery in New South Wales. The exquisite collections include early modern paintings, studio collections, and the Museum features a range of exhibits focusing on local history and culture. Click here for the website.
The museum is home to an operating demonstration tramway with over 4kms of track from the southern skirt of Sutherland CBD through Loftus across the Princess Hwy and into the Royal National Park. It also features a Display Hall, which houses Australia's oldest electric tram, the only prison tram in the Southern Hemisphere and unique counterweight dummy from Balmain. There are also historical photographs, displays, picnic area & electric barbecues, souvenir shop and kiosk. Click here for the website.
There are more than 30,000 artefacts of artistic and archaeological significance from Egypt, Greece, Italy, Cyprus and the Middle East which span the early Stone Age to late medieval times. The displays contain objects that showcase intimate stories about people's everyday lives and their beliefs from the ancient world. Click here for the website.
52. Sydney Town Hall
Sydney Town Hall was built within the former Old Sydney Burial Ground. The cemetery was Sydney's first permanent cemetery and was estimated that at least 2,000 burials were made between 1792 and 1820.
It is the most ornate late 19th-century civic building in Australia. This well-known landmark on George Street features ornate rooms which can be hired to the public to host events, parties, balls, concerts, launches, and board meetings.
It also consists of a focal tower and fanciful roofs, Centennial Hall, The Ornate Vestibule, Victorian designs and luxurious decorations, the famous 9,000 pipe Grand Organ installed in 1890, and the 21 stained glass windows. Click here for the website.
The 'Strip' is also home to significant buildings and landmarks including St Vincent's Hospital, Australian Museum, National Art School, and Victoria Barracks.
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54. Mary MacKillop Place Museum
Opening in 1995, the museum is home to the remarkable story of Mary MacKillop (1842-1909), Australia's first saint. The museum showcases Mary's extraordinary work with innovative technology displays, the beautiful Memorial Chapel (built-in 1913 and is the resting place of Mary MacKillop), and displays. There is also a gift shop and cafe providing a wide selection of books, mementoes and light refreshments. Click here for the website.
55. The Rocks Discovery Museum
This family-friendly Museum tells a story of The Rocks from pre-European days to the present. It showcases thousands of years of history with displays and both permanent and temporary exhibits, archaeological artefacts, interactive displays, audio and visual elements, and more. Click here for the website.
The Gap is also a gateway to many attractions nearby, spectacular coastal walks including the Watsons Bay Coastal Cliff Walk and home to fauna and flora including skinks and eastern water dragons which can often be seen moving among the rocks. Seabirds also can be spotted here as well as whales during their migration.
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