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by Alexandra Lazcano (subscribe)
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Published January 2nd 2012
Annie the Musical

Annie The Musical

A whole new generation now have the chance to experience the timeless tale of little orphan Annie; a classic musical about never giving up hope. Featuring the memorable songs It's the Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street, N.Y.C. and the ever-optimistic Tomorrow, this will be a show that your children will never forget.

Hairy Maclary and Friends

Hairy Macleary

Based on the books by Lynley Dodd, this magical and interactive stage adaptation sees your favourite canine, Hairy Maclary, and his posse of pooches brought to life. This show is a must for the whole family, particularly for those who grew up with the world of Hairy Maclary.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Harry Potter :The Exhibition has finally arrived on Aussie shores offering fans a first-hand look inside Harry's magical world. On display will be the amazing props and costumes that actually appeared throughout the Harry Potter film series.

Hundreds of authentic film props will be displayed in settings inspired by Hogwarts the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, including the mystical Gryffindor common room, Hagrid's hut, the Great Hall and many more. The best part is all guests are sorted in to house groups; will you be in Slytherin or Gryffindor?

Sydney Aquarium

Sydney Aquarium is a magical underwater world that holds the world's largest collection of all-Aussie marine life. It is so conveniently set in the heart of Sydney on Darling Harbour, so you can make a day of it and visit the aquarium with the kids and then have lunch by the harbour.

Come face-to-face with adorable little penguins, seahorses and tropical marine life from the Great Barrier Reef. Or get up close and personal to sharks in a glass-bottomed boat if you dare! Or visit the world's only captive dugongs on display in Mermaid Lagoon. Don't miss out on the Lego display that is currently on display around the aquarium.

Wild Life Sydney

Find yourself on an amazing animal adventure right in the middle of Sydney city. Walk through iconic Aussie habitats and encounter some of the most loved and feared animals that call Australia home. Wild Life Sydney is home to a huge five metre croc, who has eaten two of his enclosure-mates; needless to say this croc is not friendly. See kangaroos and emus in The Outback, cuddly koalas in Gum Tree Valley and take in some entertaining live shows, daily feeding sessions or walk through the mystical Butterfly Tropics, where the beautiful and exotic butterflies fly freely in their habitat and they may even land on you.

Circus Oz Steampowered

Circus Oz Steampowered
Circus Oz just keeps getting better and better. They bring their newest show Steampowered to the Big Top in Darling Harbour where they will dazzle their audience with performers who contort, fight gravity and fly gracefully through the air. These talented circus folks will win your hearts with their amazing moves and comedic antics.
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