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Top 10 Must Do Day Trips From Sydney

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Are you thinking about going on a day trip away from Sydney? What exactly is out there once you eventually manage to escape from the never-ending suburbs of ...

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17 Fun Things To Do In Brisbane At Night

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5 Barossa Valley Wineries Perfect for Tasting Tours

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Top 10 Must Do Day Trips from Brisbane

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Ten Romantic Things To Do In Melbourne

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Most Popular Attractions in Australia

1. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, formerly known as the Sydney Aquarium, is an attraction in the Darling Harbour area of Sydney. Designed by Australian architects
  • Adults $28, Child $19.60
  • 61 1800 199 657
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Wheat Road, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Daily 9:30am-6pm
  • Website
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2. Old Melbourne Gaol

  • For a realistic experience of what prison life was like in the 19th century, Old Melbourne Gaol gives visitors a true taste of what sentenced criminals
  • Adult $25, Concession $20, Child $13.50
  • +61 3 8663 7228
  • Old Melbourne Gaol, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 9:30am-5pm
  • Website
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3. WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

  • WILDLIFE Sydney Zoo is a unique inner city zoo attraction in the heart of Darling Harbour. Different from most zoo attractions, the WILDLIFE Sydney Zoo
  • Adults $28, Child $19
  • 61 1800 206 158
  • WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Daily 9:30am-6pm
  • Website
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4. MCG – Melbourne Cricket Ground

  • The Melbourne Cricket Ground, usually referred to as the MCG (or colloquially ‘the G’), is one of Australia’s greatest sporting grounds.
  • Adult $20, Child $10; Sporting events vary
  • +61 3 9657 8888
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground, Brunton Avenue, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
  • Tours: Daily 10am-3pm (Gate 3); Closed on Good Friday, Melbourne Cup Day, Christmas Day and major MCG event days
  • Website
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5. Chinese Garden of Friendship

  • The Chinese Garden of Friendship, located at the south end of Darling Harbour, is a symbol of friendship between Sydney and Guangzhou in China. A walk
  • Adult $6, Child $3
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Daily 9:30am-5pm
  • Website
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6. Werribee Open Range Zoo

  • Werribee Open Range Zoo offers visitors a unique opportunity to see wildlife from Africa, North America, Asia and Australia, roaming free on 200 hectares
  • Adult $26.10, Children $12.90
  • 1300 966 784
  • Werribee Open Range Zoo, Werribee South, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 9am-5pm
  • Website
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7. Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

  • The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne is globally recognised and is located close to Melbourne’s centre on the south bank of the Yarra River. Consisting
  • Free
  • +61 3 9252 2300
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 7:30am-sunset
  • Website
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8. Phillip Island Chocolate Factory

  • The Phillip Island Chocolate Factory isn’t just the sweetest thing on Phillip Island, it’s also one of the most interesting man-made attractions.
  • Adults $15, Child $10
  • Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, Phillip Island Road, Newhaven, Victoria, Australia
  • 9am-5pm Daily; 9am-6pm Oct-March
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9. Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

  • The Queen Victoria Building, known by locals as QVB, is a famous historical building in Sydney CBD that is home to a variety of boutique stores and cafes.
  • Free
  • 61 2 9265 6800
  • 455 George St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
  • Mon-Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm
  • Website
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10. Bondi Beach

  • Bondi Beach is a popular, and very well-known, beach located in Sydney. It’s about 7km east of the city centre and is an ideal spot to enjoy on a
  • Free
  • Bondi Beach, New South Wales, Australia
  • Daily
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11. Taronga Zoo

  • Taronga Zoo is a city zoo located in Sydney. The zoo, which is managed by the Zoological Parks Board of New South Wales is home to some 2,600 animals from
  • $23 – $46
  • 61 2 9969 2777
  • Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman, NSW, 2088, Australia
  • Daily 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Website
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12. Featherdale Wildlife Park

  • Featherdale Wildlife Park is one of Australia’s best privately owned wildlife parks, located in the Doonside area of New South Wales. Known as Sydney’s
  • Adults $29,50, Children $16
  • 61 2 9622 1644
  • Featherdale Wildlife Park, Kildare Road, Doonside, New South Wales, Australia
  • Daily 9am-5pm
  • Website
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13. Eureka Skydeck 88

  • Those looking to see Melbourne from a new perspective will find everything they’re looking for at the Eureka Skydeck 88. Situated nearly 300 metres
  • Adult $19.60, Child $11
  • +61 3 9693 8888
  • Eureka Skydeck 88
  • 10am - 10pm
  • Website
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15. Melbourne Zoo

  • Melbourne Zoo is an amazing animal attraction located just minutes from the centre of Melbourne city. Experience and encounter 320 different animal species
  • Adults $30.80, Child $13.60
  • +61 3 9285 9300
  • Melbourne Zoo, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 9am-5pm
  • Website
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16. Great Ocean Road Attractions

  • The Great Ocean Road is widely accepted as being one of the best drives in Australia and you will encounter some of the most unique attractions in the
  • From $115 AUD
  • Great Ocean Road, Peterborough, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily
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17. Darling Harbour

  • Darling Harbour is one of the main tourist destinations in the city centre of Sydney that is also home to a large entertainment and pedestrian precinct.
  • Free
  • 61 2 9240 8500
  • Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Daily
  • Website
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18. SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

  • The Melbourne SEALIFE Aquarium is a popular family and visitor attraction in Melbourne, located on the Yarra River. The perfect place to come explore and
  • $17.50-$96
  • +61 3 9923 5925
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, King Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 9:30am-6:00pm
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19. Melbourne Museum

    The Melbourne Museum displays thousands of exhibits featuring Australia’s indigenous culture, native animals, the planet’s history and other
  • Adult $10, Children free
  • 1300 130 152
  • Melbourne Museum, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm
  • Website

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20. Sydney Opera House

  • The Sydney Opera House is one of Australia’s most famous architectural creations, well-recognised landmarks and indeed an icon for Australia’s
  • Tours $24-165
  • 61 2 9250 7111
  • Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Mon-Sat 9am-5:30pm
  • Website
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21. St Mary’s Cathedral

  • St Mary’s Cathedral is the centre of Sydney’s Catholic community, and the seat of Sydney’s Archbishop. Standing on the place where the
  • Free
  • (02) 9220 0400
  • St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Mass times at 7am, 9am,10:30am, 6pm
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22. National Gallery of Victoria

  • Art, history and beauty lovers, the National Gallery of Victoria should be on your to do list next time Melbourne is your destination. This world-class
  • Free
  • +61 3 8620 2222
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm (except Tuesdays)
  • Website
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23. Sydney Harbour Bridge

  • The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia’s most famous, and likely most well-photographed landmarks. It might not be the longest steel bridge
  • Free
  • +61 2 9903 2159
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Daily
  • Website
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24. National Sports Museum

  • The National Sports Museum is the household to some of the greatest Australian athletes in the history of all sports. Famous events, grand finals and sporting
  • Adult $20, Child $15
  • (03) 9657 8879
  • National Sports Museum, Brunton Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm
  • Website
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25. Werribee Park

  • Werribee Park is perhaps the best place in Melbourne to enjoy a quiet picnic. With over 10 hectares of land, visitors can stroll through formal gardens
  • Free
  • 13 1963
  • 320 K Road, Werribee South, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 10am-4pm
  • Website
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27. Queen Victoria Markets

  • The Queen Victoria Markets are nothing less than a Melbourne institution. The cultural, food and fresh centre of Melbourne’s bustling and friendly
  • Free
  • +61 3 9320 5822
  • Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Tue to Thu: 6am-2pm; Fri: 6am-5pm; Sat: 6am-3pm; Sun: 9am-4pm
  • Website
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28. Australian Museum

  • One of the oldest museums in Australia, the Australian Museum aims to inspire visitors and locals alike to get motivated in learning about the history
  • Adults $15, Children free
  • (0)2 9320 6000
  • Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Daily 9:30am-5pm
  • Website
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29. Sydney Tower Eye

  • The Sydney Tower Eye is an attraction that has been a part of the Sydney skyline for the past 30 years. In that time it has made a name for itself as an
  • Adult $26, Child $15
  • 61 1800 258 693
  • Sydney Tower Eye, Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Daily 9am-10:30pm
  • Website
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30. Phillip Island Nature Park

  • The Phillip Island Nature Park, located just an hour and a half outside of Melbourne city, is the perfect place to see Australian wildlife as it should
  • $5.95-$150+
  • + 61 3 5951 2800
  • Phillip Island Nature Park, Victoria, Australia
  • Penguin Parade Visitors Centre: Daily 10am; Koala Conservation Centre: 10am-6pm; Churchill Farm: Daily 10am-5pm; Nobbies Centre open 11am-8pm; Time schedule may vary
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