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Top 10 Sydney (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides)

EYEWITNESS TRAVEL TOP 10 SYDNEY Y WA AD RO RF ll CHALLI S AV E N UE l T MA NN ING STR EET STREE T N E STR EET

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EYEWITNESS TRAVEL

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Must-see museums & galleries Best restaurants, bars & cafés Greatest beaches & pools Most fashionable places to shop Best venues for music, dance & theater Most fun places for children Scenic excursions Best hotels for every budget Insider tips for every visitor Best sporting venues

YOUR GUIDE TO THE 10 BEST OF EVERYTHING

TOP 10

SYDNEY

STEVE WOMERSLEY RACHEL NEUSTEIN

EYEWITNESS TRAVEL

Contents

Left Mosaic at St Mary’s Cathedral Centre Sailing on Sydney Harbour Right Kings Cross

Contents Sydney’s Top 10 Sydney Opera House

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Reproduced by Colourscan, Singapore

Sydney Harbour Bridge

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First American Edition, 2005 11 12 13 14 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Sydney Harbour

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Published in the United States by DK Publishing, 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014

The Rocks & Circular Quay

18

Royal Botanic Gardens & The Domain

20

Art Gallery of NSW

24

Darling Harbour & Chinatown

28

Powerhouse Museum

30

Taronga Park Zoo

32

Bondi Beach

34

Moments in History

36

Printed and bound in China by Leo Paper Products Ltd

Reprinted with revisions 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 Copyright 2005, 2011 © Dorling Kindersley Limited, London. All rights reserved Without limiting the rights under copyright reserved above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise), without prior written permission of both the copyright owner and the above publisher of this book. Published in Great Britain by Dorling Kindersley Limited. A catalog record for this book is available from the Library of Congress. ISSN 1479-344X ISBN 978-0-75667-038-2 Within each Top 10 list in this book, no hierarchy of quality or popularity is implied. All 10 are, in the editor’s opinion, of roughly equal merit. Floors are referred to throughout in accordance with Australian usage; ie the “first floor” is the floor above ground level.

Historic Sites & Buildings 38 Writers

40

Museums

42

Art Galleries

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The information in this DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide is checked annually. Every effort has been made to ensure that this book is as up-to-date as possible at the time of going to press. Some details, however, such as telephone numbers, opening hours, prices, gallery hanging arrangements and travel information are liable to change. The publishers cannot accept responsibility for any consequences arising from the use of this book, nor for any material on third party websites, and cannot guarantee that any website address in this book will be a suitable source of travel information. We value the views and suggestions of our readers very highly. Please write to: Publisher, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, Dorling Kindersley, 80 Strand, London, Great Britain WC2R 0RL, or email [email protected]. Cover: Front – Getty Images: Stuart Westmorland bl; Hemisphere Images: Bruno Perousse main. Back – Alamy Images: World Pictures tc; DK Images: Max Alexander tr; Rob Reichenfeld tl. Spine: DK Images: Alan Williams b.

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All prices in this guide are in Australian dollars

Architectural Highlights

46

Around Town

Beaches

48

City Centre

76

Parks & Gardens

50

Sporting Venues & Olympic Sites

Kings Cross & Darlinghurst

84

52

Outdoor Activities

54

Paddington & Surry Hills

90

Activities for Children

56

Eastern Suburbs

96

Restaurants

58

Newtown & Glebe

102

Casual Dining

60

Balmain & Leichhardt

108

World Flavours

62

The North Shore

114

Beyond Sydney

120

Performing Arts Companies

64

Nightlife & Live Music

66

Streetsmart

Pubs & Bars

68

Practical Information

132

Gay & Lesbian Friendly

70

Places to Stay

143

Festivals & Events

72

General Index

150

Contents

Left Beare Park Centre Sydney Opera House & Sydney Harbour Bridge Right Shelly Beach

Left Victorian terrace house Right Royal Botanic Gardens

Key to abbreviations Adm admission charge Dis access disabled access

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SYDNEY’S TOP 10

Sydney Opera House 8–11 Sydney Harbour Bridge 12–13 Sydney Harbour 14–17 The Rocks & Circular Quay 18–19 Botanic Gardens & The Domain 20-23 Art Gallery of New South Wales 24-27 Darling Harbour & Chinatown 28-29 Powerhouse Museum 30-31 Taronga Park Zoo 32-33 Bondi Beach 34–35 Top Ten of everything 36–73

SYDNEY’S TOP 10

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