Sydney Tower Eye

Soar high above Sydney’s famous skyline for a vantage point like no other. The 250-metre-high Sydney Tower Eye provides unparalleled panoramic views of the Harbour City, from the bays in the east right through to the Blue Mountains in the west. Enjoy the interactive touchscreens, and don’t forget to visit the onsite 4D cinema (included in the admission price) for an enthralling audio-visual tour of Sydney that comes complete with in-theatre special effects, including wind, bubbles and fire.

Sydney Tower Eye

Return on a fine day for the Skywalk experience, where you can get an adrenaline fix on a guided 45-minute tour around the outside of the tower’s golden turret.

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Sydney Opera House Tour

It’s one of the world’s most recognisable landmarks, but what secrets does the Sydney Opera House hide beneath those magnificent sails? Find out on a guided tour into the bowels of the city icon that will reveal the inspiration behind Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s revered masterpiece. The tour explores the theatres and foyers where more than 1600 concerts, operas, ballets and dramas are staged each year.

Sydney Opera House

It’s the perfect pre-show warm up, or why not book and early-morning Backstage Tour, which gives you behind-the-scenes VIP access, including breakfast in the domain of the stars. 

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Madame Tussauds’ Wax Museum

The rich and famous don’t spoil in the rain – the sculptors at Madame Tussauds’ Wax Museum see to that. It’s worth the visit, even if your hair is in a frizz, because the celebs here won’t notice – they’re not real, despite appearances. You can get up close and personal with superheroes, world leaders, sports champions, rock stars and Hollywood A-listers in a fantastical collection of wax figurines that will blow your mind.

Enjoy an audience with the Queen, moonwalk next to Michael Jackson and trade stares with Johnny Depp.

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Living Museums

Experience life as a well-heeled colonial during a tour of one of Sydney’s historic homes. Visit Elizabeth Bay House, described as one of Australia’s most splendid private properties, and admire the views over Sydney Harbour as you explore the sweeping staircase, elegant rooms and lavish furnishings. Or, for something a little further afield, explore the expansive gardens and wooded grounds of Vaucluse House, a 19th-century mansion that in 2015 celebrates 100 years as a museum.

Elizabeth Bay House
Image courtesy of Tony Yeates; Destination NSW

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Art Gallery of NSW

More than 1 million people can’t be wrong. That’s how many visitors pour through the doors of the Art Gallery of NSW every year. The 130-year-old gallery houses more than 30,000 artworks from renowned Australian and international artists from around the world. Enjoy sweeping views of Sydney Harbour while perusing the modern and contemporary collection, and don’t miss the Australian colonial artworks and European masterpieces.

Art Gallery of NSW
Image courtesy of Daniel Boud;Destination NSW

There are also dedicated galleries displaying Asian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, as well as a host of temporary exhibitions, events and programs. Admission is free, so enjoy!

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