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  • 1. Sydney Harbour Bridge

    The Rocks | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Despite its nickname "the coat hanger," the bridge has a fond place in all Sydneysiders' hearts. Its opening on March 19, 1932 (during the height...Read More

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  • 2. Sydney Tower

    City Center | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Short of taking a scenic flight, a visit to the top of this 309-meter (1,000 foot) golden-turret-topped spike is the best way to see Sydney...Read More

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  • 3. Watsons Bay

    Watsons Bay | Beach–Sight

    Established as a military base and fishing settlement in the colony's early years, Watsons Bay is a charming suburb, with a popular waterfront...Read More

  • 4. Barangaroo Reserve

    Millers Point | Park/Playground

    This headland park west of Walsh Bay and The Rocks is part of a massive redevelopment of an old wharf area once known as "The Hungry Mile,"...Read More

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  • 5. Dawes Point Park

    The Rocks | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    The wonderful views of the harbor (and since the 1930s, the Harbour Bridge) have made this park and its location noteworthy for centuries. Named...Read More

  • 6. Farm Cove

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    The shallow bay east of the Opera House is called Farm Cove. The original convict-settlers established their first gardens on this bay's shores...Read More

  • 7. Macquarie Lighthouse

    Vaucluse | Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    When the sun shines, the 15-minute cliff-top stroll along South Head Walkway between The Gap and the Macquarie Lighthouse affords some of Sydney...Read More

  • 8. Mrs. Macquarie's Point

    Royal Botanic Gardens | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    The inspiring views from this point, to the east of Bennelong Point (site of the Opera House), combine with the shady lawns to make this a popular...Read More

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  • 9. Observatory Hill

    The Rocks | Park/Playground

    The city's highest point, at 145 feet, was known originally as Windmill Hill, since the colony's first windmill occupied this breezy spot. Its...Read More

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  • 10. Overseas Passenger Terminal

    The Rocks | Commercial District

    Busy Circular Quay West is dominated by this multilevel steel-and-glass port terminal, which is often used by visiting cruise ships. There are...Read More

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