55 Places to Visit in Sydney, Tourist Places & Top Attractions
Manly Beach
Manly Beach is a part of the northern beaches of Sydney. It covers three parts- Queens cliff, north steyne and south steyne. It's main street for shoppers and diners, runs through the ferry wharf and harbor to the peninsula to Manly beach, the boundary between north and south steyne. Manly Lifeguards work the entire year at South Steyne, and work from October to April at Queens cliff and North steyne. After an energy filled day at exclusive Aussie beaches, unwind from unwinding by exploring the insane night acne at this beach. The nightclubs on this beach will keep you on your toes all night. Before that do remember to shop till you drop and try the sumptuous cuisine at one of the restaurants.

Location: It is located at Manly, NSW 2095, Sydney.

Highlight: Manly Beach is known for its restaurants, nightclubs and dive bars.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbor, located close to the Sydney City Centre has developed as the most popular tourist spot in Australia. Stretching from Cockle Bay and Kings Street to Pyrmont, it has innumerable attractions to offer to the tourists. As a result of being Sydney's commercial port once, Darling Harbor has seen a thorough intermingling of various cultures that are best exhibited through its tourist spots.

Being located at the heart of Sydney, this tourist waterside destination can leave you spoilt with the number of attractions and activities for tourists to explore. Known as one of the most favourite shopping and dining spots in Sydney, Darling Harbor hosts a number of events for its tourists all year long. 

Starting from high end shopping centres, Madame Tussauds Museum and to the most popular Sydney wildlife world, Darling harbour has a lot to offer to its tourists. Get to dine at some of the world’s famous restaurants as you enjoy the scenic beauty of the surroundings, sail over the ocean in luxury cruises and explore the enchanting aquatic life all in this place.

Explore the Australian Maritime Museum on the Western side of the Pyrmont bridge to get a detailed illustration of sea wars that took place several years ago. Not only that, Darling Harbour being located at the center of Sydney is well connected through to the main cities by road and water, which makes connectivity easier.

It is located 10 minutes away from major shopping centers, 25 minutes from the Sydney International Airport and has frequent bus and ferry services running to and fro. Stay in some of the finest hotels and resorts around this area and have a memorable and mesmerizing holiday.
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Blue Mountains

The beautiful Blue Mountains are situated in New South Wales, in Sydney, and are one of the most remarkable attractions in Australia. This mountain range, which is spread over an area of 11,400 square kilometres, was formed from a sandstone bedrock from a dissected plateau.

It is situated in the Sydney Basin and after millions of years of evolution, they are now a series of ridge-lines, separated by gorges as deep as 760 metres.The Blue Mountains are fringed with the Hawkesbury and the Nepean rivers in the east, and Lake Burragorang in the south and the Cox river in the west.

The Colo River flows on the north side of the mountains. Several popular towns, like the Blackheath, Mount Victoria, Springwood and Katoomba are situated in the intersections of this region.The most striking natural feature of the Blue Mountains is the vast expanses of eucalyptus rainforests.

The name of the mountain range is derived from the brilliant blue haze of the mountains, which is created by tiny, suspended droplets of eucalyptus oil released from the eucalyptus trees that grow on the face of these hills.

The Blue Mountains have been declared a World Heritage Area in 2000 by UNESCO due to the significant role of the eucalyptus forest, which have been stabilizing the environment and climate of Australia since prehistoric times.

There are many interesting places you can visit in and around the Blue Mountains, including the Three Sisters rock formation, which you can observe from the Echo Point Lookout at Katoomba.

This place is a confluence of many thrilling walking trails and valleys, which is why it attracts a number of tourists from all over the world. The ancient Jenolan Cave can also be found on the Blue Mountains, which has spectacular limestone crystal formations and underground rivers dating back to 340 million years.


Another key aspect of the Blue Mountain Range is that it is home to almost 400 different species of indigenous animals, the most predominant being koalas, spotted-tailed quoll, grey kangaroos, long-nosed potoroo, yellow-bellied glider, Blue Mountain water skink and several rare reptiles.

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Bondi Beach
The iconic stretch of the fine white sand along Bondi makes Bondi Beach one of Australia’s most popular beach destinations. The sand that glistens in the sun and the curling waves make it a paradise for surfers and deep-sea swimmers. The beach is framed with a beautiful sandstone peninsula that is popular among tourists and locals for walking, whale watching, and golfing.

The splendid Bondi Beach is not only flooded by foreigners, but also by the hardy locals who love to swim in the ocean pool all year round.  The beach also has ample public showers to wash away the salty water after a great swim in the sea. Just grab some finger-licking fish and chips from the Campbell Parade and enjoy them as you gulp on some cocktails while getting tanned under the sun.

The easy-going beach culture of Australia has always attracted travellers making Bondi Beach a buzzing place from dawn to dusk. It is not just for the water babies and beach lovers but eating out at one of the award-winning restaurants at Bondi is one of the much-admired attractions. Lively cafes and bars surround the beautiful Bondi Beach offering some amazing dining options that overlook the milky white coastline.

The promenade around the beach is flooded with shops having fashionable beachwear and places to stay ranging from hostels to trendy apartments. The scenic beach bustling with surfers during the day turns into a sparkling picture as the sun sets, making it the best place to cool off and enjoy some drinks.
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Queen Victoria Building
One of the grandest structures housed on mainland Australia, the Queen Victoria Building is a magnificent shopping plaza sprawling across the length of an entire block. The beautiful Romanesque structure was built in the year 1898, and its elaborate design was specifically planned in order to employ a large number of workmen for its construction, in a time when Australia was going through recession. 
 
The Building was named thus to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of the long reigning monarch. The glorious structure is characterized by its beautiful stained-glass panels, its magnificent domes, pillars and arches. The building premises also houses a number of architectural wonders, such as the bronze statue of Queen Victoria and other similar sculptures.
 
The grand shopping plaza houses more than a hundred different shops, including retail stores, galleries and diners. Queen Victoria Building is especially well known for its dining options, offering more than 20 cafes and restaurants for grabs. Among its many dining options stands out the Tea Room, a heritage diner built in the concert hall once housed here.
 
There are several charming exhibitions scattered across the Queen Victoria Building premises. Along with the portraits of the eponymous Queen, the building also houses a secret sealed letter by the Queen, a Town Hall Palace, a Royal Wishing Well and two magnanimous clock structures.
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Taronga Zoo
Taronga Zoo is located on elevated land in the suburban area of Mosman on the banks of Sydney harbor, in New South Wales, Australia. Australia’s largest zoo, opened on 7th October 1916, is divided into 8 geographic regions and has a zoo shop, a café, and an information center.

The iconic zoo, spread over 69 acres of harbor land, is habitat to some of the exotic flora and fauna which include, but not limited to Australian Kangaroos, Koalas, Wallabies, Sumatran Tigers, Asian Elephants, Platypus, etc. A long list of additions to the Taronga Zoo includes a giraffe house in 1923, a marine museum or fish tank in 1927, Tahr hummock in 1932, and tiger dens in 1939. 
 
The 4,000 strong brigade of animal kingdom belonging to 350 species delights the wildlife enthusiasts. The scintillating views of Sydney Harbor Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, and the City’s Skyscrapers fascinate the visitors.

A range of experiences like tiger trek, elephant trail, serpentarium, and tours such as keeper-guided Wild Australian tour, VIP Aussie Gold tour, Nuara Diya tour, Roar & Snore tour, etc, captivate and entertain visitors. Shows such as Seal show, Chimpanzee keeper talk, Penguin talk, Sky safari, and Wild ropes attract droves of visitors throughout the year. Every year 1.5 million tourists visit Taronga zoo.
 
The zoo, which supports wildlife conservation, has had success in breeding exotic and endangered species like a pygmy possum, the koala, brush-tailed bettong, and parma wallaby. Its rainforest bird sanctuary is habitat to lyrebird, bowerbirds, honeyeaters, fruit pigeons, Australian parrots, and New Zealand Kiwis.
 
The “rustic bridge” opened in the year 1915, is described as the romantic tract sequestered by the trees.
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Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is a topmost favorite spot that tourists look forward to visiting during their Sydney trip. Located on the east of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (Port Jackson), New South Wales, Australia, the Opera House was even designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007.

Its architecture is a fusion of modernist, and ancient influences, which attracts over 8.2 million visitors every year. The eye-grabbing roof structure that looks like a white sail-shaped shell makes it the best-known landmark. It is a multipurpose place used for various performing arts facilities.

It can seat only about 1,500 people during one show to offer an exceptional experience to the audience. The 2,679-seat Concert Hall is the most abundant space here that hosts choir performances, symphony concerts, and famous music shows.

You can head to the Opera Theatre to watch popular Opera, dance performances and ballet shows. Further, the building houses three different sized theaters for presenting film screenings, stage plays, and shorter musical acts.

On the southeastern end of the building is the Forecourt that hosts outdoor performances. There are also a professional recording studio and restaurants in the complex. Thus, if you ever plan to take a tour of Sydney, the Sydney Opera House is worth a visit to witness impressive structure as well as performances.
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Harbour Bridge
The grand and beautiful Sydney Harbour Bridge has become an architectural symbol that is instinctively a signifier of not only Sydney but also Australia. It has been a quintessential icon of Sydney and an important part of the city’s landscape since 1932.

The construction of this iconic bridge took almost seven years, and it is made with 52,800 tons of steel. Since the shape and the angles of this bridge match that of a regular coat hanger, it is also known as coat hanger in the colloquial language.

It is renowned all over the world for being the largest steel arch bridge that serves as a primary medium of transportation. It is fully functional and carries not only rail and vehicular traffic but also pedestrians and cycles.
Maintained by the government of New South Wales, the Sydney Harbour Bridge has eight lanes and is 134 meters in height.

The southeast pylon of this bridge is often used by the tourists for legal bridge climbing. It holds an extremely special place in the heart of the locals as well as the tourists alike.
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The Rocks
Cobblestoned laneways, earliest pubs, upscale restaurants, bustling markets and cosy cafes- all these make a perfect setting for the historic precinct of  The Rocks at Sydney. Nestled on the edge of the spectacular Sydney Harbour, The Rocks is one of the most sought after places in Sydney offering a wide range of accommodations, attractions and natural gems to marvel at.

Among the highlighted attractions of The Rocks, you can check out The Rocks Discovery Museum, Argyle Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and many more. If you are interested to know the history of the place, take a tour around the oldest pubs, heritage buildings and laneways, each of which has a long history to its credit.

It is also a great destination for adventure junkies. Whether you want to soar over the city on a scenic tour or explore the wildlife on a day trip or surf the golden beaches, The Rocks has it all for you! Apart from these, the Rock Market is a great place for tourists and Sydneysiders for spending happy hours of shopping and enjoying mouth-watering local platters from the roadside stalls.

You can also buy collectables and gifts from the market where more than 200 stalls are put up for displaying a wide range of products. There are luxury to mid-range hotels at The Rocks offering comfortable accommodation and sometimes great views of the surroundings. Some of the best hotels here are Park Hyatt, Quay West Suites, The Langham and others.
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SEA LIFE Aquarium

A crystal clear glass tunnel, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is one of the most visited places in Australia. The site was established in the year 1988, housing an alluring world of aquatic creatures in their real marine life. This entire family of sea creatures consists of more than 13,000 fish of 700 species from around the world.

Replicating the shape of a humongous wave, it took two years to bring this design from paper to reality. You can travel through the wavy tunnels to witness the wide variety of exotic tropical fish to bulky sharks, peppy penguins, and furious stingrays along with many other fish.

Besides this, you can also get engaged in various events organized by the aquarium or hire the venue for hosting one on your own. These events range from New Moon Underwater Parties to Private get together with all your near and dear ones in the company of colorful reefs and playful marine creatures. 
You must also know that the large establishment is divided into 14 parts, which have their unique theme for facilitating the visits of all the tourists. These zones include Jurassic Seas, Discovery Rockpool, Shark Walk, and the world’s largest Great Barrier Reef on display.

Each zone has its essence, and you can encounter various types of animals in their natural habitat. You must dedicate a day to the aquarium as it owes more than 50% of its traffic to the international visitors proving its worth. It is a fun, educational and exciting place to be at and take your little toddlers on to a journey with the lively aquatic life.

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Royal National Park
Royal National Park is the second oldest and protected National Park in the vicinity of South Sydney. In December 2006, the park was added under Australian National Heritage List. It is also known as Nasho or Royals and was established in the year 1879.

 

Location: Royal National Park is located at Sutherland Shire, New South Wales in eastern Australia. Public transports like ferry, tram or trains are easily available to reach the national park.
  
Highlights: This place has incredible landscapes and beaches and is the best place to explore the beauty of nature. It's also a perfect place for walking, cycling, surfing, picnicking, whale watching or bird watching.

Best time to visit: Usually, tourists like to visit the national park in different seasons to enjoy different attractions. In the summer, people can enjoy surfing and relaxing on the Garie beach. In the winter, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery along the coast and spot whales too.
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Circular Quay
Circular Quay is one of the most famous harbors in Australia. Many type of community celebrations take place here so you can be here during such times to make the most out of the place.

Location: It is located at the central business district of Sydney Cove. The location is precisely between the Bennelong point and The rocks. There are great transportation facilities including ferry quays, bus stops and train stations.



Highlights: This harbor is among the favourite tourist attractions in Sydney and people who are on a tour to Sydney definitely visit here. One of the most fascinating or strange thing about the place is that despite circle in its name, it is square in shape. You will get a spectacular view from the Cove in this quay.

Best time to visit: If you are planning to visit the Circular Quay, make sure that there are some celebrations happening there which makes the experience really worthwhile.
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Madame Tussauds
Famous for its wax statues of people who are achievers in their fields, Madam Tussauds was first opened in London. It showcased the work of great wax statue artists who worked tirelessly day and night to appeal to high artistic and aesthetic sensibilities. After its raging success in London it opened in many other places with similar success. After a long wait, in 2012 Madam Tussauds opened in Sydney with great fanfare and pomp. Right now in Sydney, it showcases many brilliant artists, businessmen, politicians, sportspersons who have made their life living examples of success and achievement. Madam Tussauds aims to commemorate this achiever spirit and challenges us to look within and carefully nurture the achiever within us all.

Location: It is located in near the central business district in Sydney.

Highlight: Wax statues of many famous people can be found here so, if you wish to be photographed with celebs, this is the place to visit.

Best time to visit: Can be visited any time of the year. It might be crowded during holidays and weekends.
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Sydney Fish Market
For all the fish lover’s this place will be like a true heaven for you. You can shop your favourite fish from the Sydney Fish Market which is the third largest seafood market in the world in terms of variety.



Highlights: The Sydney Fish Market caters to six seafood retailers, greengrocer, sushi bar, restaurants, gift shops and more. To help you fill your weekends with seafood delight the place offers constant offers from Friday 2pm to Sunday 4 pm.

Location: Bank St & Pyrmont Bridge Road, Sydney NSW 2009, Australia
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Museum of Contemporary Art
For art lovers, the museum of contemporary art is one of the finest places to visit in Sydney.



Location: It is located in The Rocks area of Sydney and getting there is very simple as well. You can check the map on its website for the exact location.

Highlights: It is among the only museum which houses Australian and international modern art so art lovers will have a great time here. The museum is also home to Aboriginal art which is quite rare to find elsewhere.

Price: The entry is free to the museum so anyone can visit it during the given timings.

Best time to visit: The museum stays open from 10 in the morning to 5 in the evening so you can visit it during these times. There is a certain amount of rush experienced between 11 to 12 in the evening so you can avoid the time slot if possible.
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Sydney Tower
Sydney Tower is one of the tallest structure and the second tallest observation tower in the southern hemisphere. The tower is 1,014 feet high and among the most eye catching places of tourist attraction. It is also known as Sydney Tower Eye, AMP Tower, Westfield Centre point Tower or Sydney Sky tower.

Location: Sydney Tower is located in the new Westfield shopping center at the corner of the Pitt street and Market Street. To reach here, the most quick and easy way is to use public transport.

Highlights: The magnificent view of the whole Sydney from the tower eye is one of the most spectacular view one will cherish in their visit here. At the base of the tower, there is a shopping center. It also has restaurants, coffee lounge with revolving view of the Sydney Skyline.

Best time to visit: Sydney Tower is opened daily from 9:00 am to 9:30 pm. One can enjoy this breathtaking place at all seasons.
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George Street
George street is one of the business hubs of Sydney where you can spot some of the biggest multinational companies of Australia. If we see the Top 100 listed businesses in Australia, most of them are located in this region. Although it is just a general street, it has become a tourist attraction owing to the huge buildings and the presence of many company headquarters.

Location: It is located in the central business district of Sydney and is about 3 km long. The street has the best connectivity options and you can easily find various transportation facilities to get around the city from here.

Highlights: This street still stays among the busiest roads in Sydney as most of the top businesses are located here. There are many high rise buildings in the street and you will mostly spot business people around the place. The skyline of the place is simply amazing, you will have a good time visiting this street.
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Kings Cross
Kings Cross is an inner city locality which is situated 2 km east of Sydney's central business district. It is Sydney's red light district known for its crime and organized mafia. Once infested with numerous illegal establishments and casino it is now a mixed area with residences, nightclubs, restaurants, bars, brothels and strip clubs.

Highlight: The tacky nightclubs, topless waitresses, strip clubs as well as the adult bookshops are still there, but of late some exciting cafes have surfaced on the Kings Cross that is attracting a wide range of the different types of visitors. The Kings Cross is very sleazy at night. During the day it looks a lot less threatening.

Best Time: Ideally, if you are planning to go to Kings Cross with friends, you can make a visit any time of the day. However, prefer going during the day, if you are on your own.
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Hotel Hollywood
The moment you step inside you will find framed posters from the time when Hollywood sirens were photographed. It has a fun art décor with red lighting and a disco ball which makes the atmosphere a lot of fun. The place plays a soft blend of electro music which will take you to a different world altogether. The melodious songs are always perfect to either make you groove or have you perfect drink quietly somewhere in the corner.



Highlight: The Happy Hours from 5 to7 pm Monday to Saturday. And if you want to try some good beer this is the place to hangout.

Price: A$6o for two people which is inclusive of alcohol.

Location: 2 Foster Street, Surry Hills, Sydney.
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Bronte Beach
Bronte is a small popular beach in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. It is 2 km south of Bondi and situated north of Coogee. The beach is frequented by walkers, swimmers, surfers of all kinds. It provides various trails due to its paved coastal footpath with the rocky cliff tops. A long distance swimming event is also held here every December. The 30m pool in the south end is very famous among locals in Sydney. Come here for an amazing walk with your loved one. This is an absolutely beautiful place for those long endless conversations and creating timeless memories. Knowing well the beauty once, you are sure to return to this beach time and again.



Location: Bronte Beach is located in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.

Highlight: It is well known for its amazing surf waves and water sports.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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Palm Beach
The Palm Beach is the northern most part of the northern beaches. It's mesmerizing sands and shining blue water is perfect for swimming, chilling and surfing. Palm Beach has been divided into two, with the north offering perfect surfing conditions while the south offers a more protected swimming environment. The beach has an extravagant 35 meter ocean pool for toddlers and amateur swimmers. There are popular eateries like Jonah's, Dunes restaurant and The boathouse. Palm Beach also has a golf course nearby for golf aficionados.



Location: It is located 41 km North of Sydney. So, if you travel towards the north, never miss out on the very beautiful and inviting Palm Beach.

Highlights: If you feel like exploring, Ecotreasures provides for seekers their famous Sydney's hidden treasure tour then Palm Beach is one highly recommended spot.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May
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Collaroy Beach
A suburb in northern Sydney, it is 22 km north-east of Sydney's central business district. It is among the northern beaches' region. Famous for its great swimming conditions, amateurs as well as seasoned players will not hesitate to make this their play ground. This beach provides the perfect waves for all skill levels. No more bickering in a friend circle over which beach to surf at, come to Colloroy and everyone feels right at home. Advanced surfers can move on to crazy wave magnets like Narabeen and long reef. It has a lot of amenities to complement your wave time, like picnic area and Rock paths. There is also a surf shop, a restaurant and a cinema for fun seekers.



Location: Colloroy Beach is located 22 kms north-east of Sydney's central business district.

Highlight: The beach seems ideal for both seasoned and amateur swimmers.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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Chinatown
Showcasing the best of China's food and culture is Sydney's Chinatown, an urban locality in the southern part of Sydney's central business district. An enthralling experience for any food lover, you can get all of your favourite classic Chinese food right here. Chinatown is sure to give you an intensely rewarding experience as here you can immense yourself in Chinese culture and history and partake in its many festivals that take place throughout the year. It is an absolute family destination with something for everyone. With its cheap hotels, it makes for a great place to stay for the weekend.

Location: Located in Haymarket, between Darling Harbor and Central station. It is Australia's largest Chinatown.

Highlights: What makes Chinatown extraordinary are the specialty shops wherein one could buy things which would not normally be available elsewhere. You could get art, crafts, tea sets, dinnerware and Chinese herbs. There is a Chinese supermarket as well which houses ethnic Chinese goods.

Best time to visit - September to November, March to May.
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Chinese Garden of Friendship
The Chinese Garden of Friendship is a garden in Chinatown, Sydney. Designed in the form of private gardens, the garden was made in the Ming Dynasty and offers the people a botanical insight into Chinese culture and heritage. Filled with beautiful bamboo plants and glistening waterfalls, the whole garden cannot be seen from anywhere within the botanical garden. The Chinese Garden of Friendship has a Dragon Wall. This symbolizes the bond between the Guangzhou and the New South Wale. There is a Tea House that offers the visitors a refreshing and a traditional ethnic Chinese tea. You can also get some incredible refreshments here.



Highlights: Chinese Garden of Friendship is also a popular venue for weddings.

Location: Pier street, Darling harbor, Sydney, NSW

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May

Admission fee: For adults the admission fee is $6 and for the children below the age of 12, the admission fee is $3.
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Freshwater Beach
Freshwater is an amazing beach nestled between two peak lands. In the northern peak it does provide protection in the summer from the waves, however throughout the year the waves are fairly consistent. Freshwater Beach is under the aegis of the Manly-Freshwater National and World Surfing Reserve that recognizes the environmental, cultural and historical values of beaches. The Beach is beautiful and stands apart in its own right for its environmental heritage. Most tourist places are fun but this aims to educate the people with regards to safeguarding our environment.

Location: It is located in Freshwater, NSW, which is a suburb in Sydney.

Highlights: There is also a saltwater pool which is famous with swimmers. It is also the home of Hawaiian 'duke' Kahanamolu , the person responsible for bringing surfing to this region. There is life size statue of him on the beach.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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Sydney Jewish Museum
The Sydney Jewish museum catalogues the history of the Jewish people in Australia and most importantly the Holocaust. It was made to commemorate Jewish men and women who served in the second world war. In the historic Maccabean Hall, it was opened for Sir John Monash on Armistice Day in the year 1923. The museum has long been a major Jewish community center since then and has been deemed as an ideal venue for the museum. It is an important part of the Aussie cultural history that tends to pay tribute to the six million people who were murdered by the Nazi's. Further, Sydney Jewish Museum honors the people who happened to survive this massacre.

Location: It is located at the 148 Darlington Road.

Highlight: Sydney Jewish Museum aims to teach religious Tolerance and universal brotherhood to mankind.

Best time to visit: It is best visited during the Hanukkah festival.
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The Strand Arcade
Want to have some Victorian Style Shopping? There is absolutely no better place than the Strand Arcade. The Arcade was also known as the ‘Arcade Street’ , a name which was given to the place which connects London with City of Westminster.



Highlights: You can find the local craftsmanship of Australian Designer Labels such as Alex Perry, Manning Cartell, Lover, Dion Lee and many more to list down. You can also visit some of the renowned stores such as Haigh Chocolates, Raphael Jewellers, Victoria Buckley Jewellery and much more.

Location: 412-414 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
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Sydney
One of the largest cities of Australia as well as the capital of New South Wales region is one of the exciting cities with Mediterranean climate, sunny beaches, impressive skyline and sparkling harbour. With throbbing and consistent buzz, the city is full of entertainment and places to visit without which a holiday to Australia is incomplete. A unique feat of architectural magnificence is Sydney Opera House hosting thousands of performances and attracting millions every year.

 

Just like the Opera House, The Botanical Garden of the city is equally beautiful with array of plants and verdant greenery. Apart from this Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains, Bondi Beach, Sydney Aquarium are few of the must visit places in the city. Sydney cannot be explored fully without gracious shopping experience and the city provides luxurious shopping destination at the Queen Victoria Building with modernised stores selling suits, jewellery, accessories and a lot. Sydney Tower offering 360 degree view of the city and National Maritime Museum is also worth visiting. 
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Susannah Place Museum
Sussannah Place Museum is a historic museum which was built in the year 1844. The architecture of the four terrace house is something which will take you back in time. The museum stands as a sign of all the working class people in the locality. A few things were recently repaired in the museum so that it stays stable to be visited by tourists.



Location: It is located in The Rocks, Sydney. Getting to the place is quite easy as you can get many public transportation facilities heading to the museum.

Highlights: Tourists mostly visit the place for its architecture and rich heritage. It has been in existence since more than a century back so it's definitely worth a visit.

Best time to visit: The museum is open from 2 to 5 in the afternoon on all days so if you wish to visit here, be sure to visit it during the given timings.
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The Victoria Room
An absolute paradise for tea lovers, it is one of the upscale tea venues Sydney has ever had in the past decade. It will make you feel that you have entered the Victorian era once you have been to this place with big and bold chandeliers, colors and even elegant furniture too. On a weekend afternoon when it doesn’t serves tea the tea room gets transformed into a cocktail bar room. The place comes with an extreme luxury. The Victoria tea room has been the award winning cocktail bar.



 Highlights: One should definitely try the sapphire tea, traditional chicken, salmon and cucumber variations. You can also try the mini cappuccino cup which is definitely a big treat.

 Price: $45 for a classic tea

 Location: 235 Victoria Road, Darlinghurst, Sydney.
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Bondi Junction Westfield
What makes this shopping centre different from the rest of them in Australia is Westfield Bondi Junction. It has over 400 speciality store and several departmental store too such as David Jones and Myer. One can also get a chance to shop from their favourite brands such as Zara, Harvey Norman and Rebel Sport. Some of the other brands cover some other known brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Tiffany, Bally, Dior and other well-known brands too.



Location: 500 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction NSW 2022.
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Customs House
Based n the Central Business District, the Custom House is almost a heritage icon of Brisbane. Operated by the famous University of Queensland, this beautiful symbol of magnificent architecture is used for educational and cultural facility. There are various artefacts that symbolises the bygone era and the historical essence of the city. The place is a tourist destination and it is open for public on all days. One can explore the historical building and also catch a glimpse Stuartholme-Behan collection of Australian Art which is secured based here. One can catch the beautiful glimpse of the river from here and enjoy spending some time in this historical location. Private functions are now organised here since the hall rooms have a capacity of accommodating almost 350 persons. The place is easily accessible with bus stops and trains stations based closeby.

Location: 399 Queen Street, Brisbane City 
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Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
Queen Victoria Building is also popularly known as QVB among locals and tourists. It was built in the late 19th century replacing the old Sydney original site. This beautiful architecture is 30 meters wide and 190 meters long. QVB occupies the entire George, Market, York and Druitt Streets. In 1987, the new market building was honored to Queen Victoria for her glorious reign which marked her diamond jubilee.

 

Location: Queen Victoria Building is located at 455 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales in Australia. Public transport is easily accessible to reach this destination.

Highlights: Queen Victoria statue is placed in front of the Druitt Street entrance. The building has four main shopping floors and many memorials along with historic displays. The building consisted of concert halls, coffee shops, offices, showrooms, city library and a variety of trade people are accommodated

Best time to visit: The shopping center is open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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Harbourside Shopping Centre
The Harbourside Shopping Centre provides not just an amazing view because it is located close to the water edge. The magnificent view that the place provides is an absolute show stopper. You can view the amazing harbour and city skyline view which will surely take your breath away.

 

Highlights: Quite interestingly, you will also find a bowling alley and laser in this shopping centre which just adds to the fun you can have in this place.

Location: 231/2-10 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000.
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The Rocks Markets
Did you ever know that all the good things happen on Friday. If not then visit ‘The Rocks Market’ from 9am to 3pm. The Rock Foodies Market is about all the interesting things you can relish in lovely Jack Mundey Place.



Highlights: You can try the delectable crusty bread, chocolate, homewares, condiments, Guitar and Banjos amongst others. If you are looking for something more try the gourmet wraps, burgers, barbecued salmon, lamb kebabs and much more. The market is open only on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm. You will find more than 200 eclectic stalls by some emerging designers and artists.

Location: George St, The Rocks NSW2000.
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DFO Homebush (Direct Factory Outlet)
If you are looking for a perfect bargain haven, then this place is for you. All you need to do is spend a lot of time to pick the cheaper one from the boxes that are available there. You can definitely check out the homeware store too where you can find some perfect piece. The parking can be a real nightmare for you, so it is best to visit the place somewhere around 10 am which is opening time for you. The renovation that has happened has made the shopping centre quite classy to look and moreover it allows you to get the clothes, shoes and even general merchandise too.

Location:
3-5 Underwood Rd, Homebush NSW 2140, Australia
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Bilgola
Bilgola Beach is a suburb in the northern part of Sydney and is one of the very beautiful surfing beaches in Sydney. The term 'Bilgola' is derived from an ancient Aboriginal phrase which means 'swirling waters'. The legendary Bilgola Beach is famous for its beauty. You will come here for the beauty but stay back for the serenity it offers to the mind. Once everything quiets down, you can hear the ocean, all of your worries will melt away in the 'swirling waters'. Nearby there are a lot of places to crash and munch while you look over the beach.

Location: Bilgola Beach is 33 km north-east of Sydney's central business district.

Highlight: It is known especially for its beautiful surf winds. You can swim, twist, twirl and play all your favorite water sports here at the Bilgola Beach.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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Avalon Beach
Due to the much preferred sea-change the locals from Sydney have started to prefer Avalon beach for the better 'surfer lifestyle'. So the water sport community here has grown allowing for it to become a major attraction. Along the north head land, the waters there attract a lot of long boarders for its huge waves. The 25 meter ocean rock pool attracts a lot of visitors for its refreshing experience. Little Avalon, south of Avalon produces comparatively harsher waves making it fun for tube rides. It's 'surfer lifestyle' has made this a major water sport attraction all over the world and is on the top of every water sport fanatics' bucket list.

Location: Avalon is located in the northern suburb of Sydney.

Highlight: Avalon is known for its crispy waves much preferred by professional and amateur surfers alike

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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Whale Beach
Designed by Ace Architect Alexander Stewart Jolly, Whale Beach is the home of Wedge which is a well known surf break. It is located 40 km north of Sydney city central business district and has various places and spots for the perfect wind for surf junkies. Whale Beach comes under the Pittwater council, among the northern beaches region. Its beaches are amazing but one also has to be careful about the looming whales. The government had provided a lot of security and it also has an enclosed pool. The beach, being very famous is frequented by locals and tourists alike. Catching the surf winds is comparatively easier due the equally spaced out waves. At Carol Reed, there is a heritage listed single stories bungalow made from sandstone.



Location: It is 40 km north of Sydney central business district.

Highlights: It is famous for the wedge, a surf break.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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Chinaman's Beach
Chinaman's Beach In Rosherville Reserve, Sydney Harbour, is a relatively isolated Beach. It is near Balmoral beach and faces Clontarf Reserve. It is a local favorite since it is a perfectly nestled area with just about zero waves thereby making it just the right place for snorkeling, swimming and kids. Chinaman's Beach is also famous for canoeing and kayaking. The beach is extremely clean, so rest assured that as a concerned parent you can witness your children building sandcastles, collecting shells and discovering rock formations in extremely hygienic surroundings. Moreover, if it’s your lucky day, who knows, you might even stumble upon a sea creature!

Location: Chinaman's Beach is located at Mosman NSW 2088

Highlights: It has a small playground with lots of greenery for kids to play. And if you do get hungry, which you will after having an insane amount of fun, you can just drive up to the Spit or at the Balmoral beach.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May
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Silver Beach
Silver beach, on the kurnell peninsula is your answer for a relaxing time. When life stretches you thin, stretch yourself over this pristine wonder of nature known to all as Silver beach. True to its name, you thank yourself when you see the silvery gleam of this beach shine in your loved ones eyes. In the front of Botany Bay spend your time in the midst of surreally clean sand and immerse yourself in the supreme pleasure of slowly dipping down into its crystal clear waters. The Silver beach is known for its functionality as a family outing venue with everything available at a convenient location. It is a great picnic spot and like all other beaches in Sydney it will cradle you and tease you to come explore its exquisite beauty.

Location: Silver beach is located on the Kurnell peninsula adjacent to Botany bay.

Highlights: It is known for its clean beaches and crystal clear water.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre
If you want to go out for shopping while enjoying the spectacular views of the harbour while having the best of fashion, food and lifestyle all under one roof.



 Highlights: Birkenhead is the original factory outlet centre. It offers some of the top most designer labels and that too at 70%off regular price. While shopping you can also get a chance to sip of coffee.
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World Square
It is the central business district which comprises of not only shopping centres, restaurants, café and other take away shop which will keep you busy all the time.

Highlights: The place is also considered to be home to many radio stations too especially the Austereo’s Sydney radio. You can also visit the famous Rydges World Square Hotel which has both restaurants and other commercial space. You can also witness one of the tallest skyscraper World Tower. The place is a must visit for one and all and allow you to spend some of the most amazing time.

 Location: World Square is a large development in the Sydney Central Business District, New South Wales, Australia
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Wattamolla Beach
When you specifically want to just feel that clear granular sand below your feet as you lie down letting all your worries wash away with the waves, come down to Wattamolla beach in Sydney. Arrive here with your family and stretch yourself below the shade of cabbage tree palms and then head to the beach. A popular place, it has something for everyone in your family, so that you can bond like never before. When you're hungry, eat a BBQ lunch to your heart's content and then go for a walk on the beach track. After digesting your food well, get ready for some light water sport and try out canoeing, kayaking or liloing.



Location: Wattamolla beach is located at the Royal national park.

Highlights: Wattamolla beach provides a unique experience as this beach is located within a national park.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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Macquarie Street
Named after Lachlan Macquarie, an early governor, Macquarie street is the eastern-most street of Sydney's central business district. It was designed as a ceremonial district starting from the Harbor to the vast areas of Hyde Park and the Domain. Lachlan Macquarie, a visionary in his own right, along with convict architect Francis Greenway designed and constructed many of Sydney's magnificent public buildings. It is regarded as the symbol of an informal governmental and public precinct. Macquarie Street was also known as the Harley Street of Sydney.

Location - Macquarie Street starts south of Circular Quay, near Opera House to the Parliament House. Circular Quay, Martin Place and St James provide easy options to reach Macquarie Street. Sydney Explorer Bus stops at Macquarie St opposite the library is a way to reach Macquarie Street.

Highlights: A visual delight for the architecturally inclined, Macquarie street boasts of many wonderful buildings including - The Sydney Hospital, State Library of New South Wales, Parliament House, Hyde Park Barracks, St. James' Church and St. Mary's Church.

Best time to visit - September to November or March to May are the ideal times to visit Macquarie street.
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St. Mary's Cathedral
St Mary’s Cathedral is in the centre of Sydney. It is in true sense a statement of wonder and grace. A lot of artists have contributed to St Mary’s Cathedral in their designs in stone and glass thereby creating a special space of solitude in Sydney. The Cathedral is believed to be the most treasured historic building here in Sydney. More importantly, St Mary’s Cathedral is a one of the most surprisingly beautiful English style of gothic churches in the world. William Wilkinson Wardell conceptualized a gothic type structure shaped from the local yellow-block sandstone. The building was finally completed 100 years after Wardell's death.



Location: It is located on The St. Mary's road in Sydney, NSW.

Highlight: This Cathedral is representation of the origins of the Catholic Church. Not only Catholics but people irrespective of the religion can make a visit to the St Mary’s Cathedral to gather some inner peace.

 Best time to visit: September to November, Christmas.

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Centennial Park
The Centennial park land in Sydney is a very historically and culturally important place. It is one of the world's biggest park lands. It covers three major parks, Queens park, Moore park and Centennial park. It is filled with fun and surprises and is an activity intense park land with lots to do including Picnics, BBQ's, horse riding and pony rides, playground, bird watching, rollerblading and many other impromptu events. It is filled with sports and athletics happening all around with more than 560000 sports man making the parkland its home. The Centennial park land has over 35 sports venues.



Location: It is located in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.

Highlight: Its main features are the sports facilities and nature trails that can be enjoyed here. The Centennial park land is also called as the 'lungs of Sydney'.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May
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Hemmesphere
If you are looking for extreme luxury then Hemmesphere is the best place to be. A beautiful place which depicts extreme grace and relaxation. A perfect escape to sit down in comfortable lounges and have some meaningful conversations with your loved ones. You can also try an upscale romantic candle light dinner to have a pleasant evening. For spirit sippers they will be delighted to watch fresh ingredients and spices being blended in front of their own eyes. You can try the amazing vintage dram which is sure to delight every spirit sipper.



Highlight: The menu keeps changing as per the season and you can try some amazing decanted cocktails which are prepared by our special mixologists. You can also try the Rosemary’s Baby which is the show stopper of this place.

Location: Level4 , Establishment 252 George Street, Sydney.

Price: A$100 for two people.
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Alexandria Outlets
A paradise for all the shopaholics where you will get a chance to shop from all your favourite brands. A train journey to Green square would be just perfect for you to explore all the stores that line Mcevoy Street. Moreover, you will find some interesting bargains in outlets like Seafolly, Puma, New Balance, Cotton On, Morrisey and David Lawrence. You can find some interesting kitchenware, cafes and restaurants too. It will take approximately one one and a half day to complete the shopping expedition.

Location: 39/37-41 Doody St.
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Shelly Beach
Among the Famous Manly beaches, Shelly beach is the Crown jewel. It is a protected marine reserve. The beach is near North head and fairy bower. Due to its marine diversity and shallow depth of 12 meters it is popular with snorkelers and divers. One can also walk around the bush track which had spectacular views of the north head and northern beaches. There is also a restaurant called le kiosk located in proximity to satiate your hunger.

Location: Shelly beach is located in the northern suburbs of Sydney.

Highlights: It is a haven for marine life enthusiasts, as it offers amazing under water tours with an intricate view of marine life. So, if you are a water baby, nothing really should stop you from visiting this much delightful and amazingly refreshing, Shelly beach.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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Candy's Apartment
The Candy Apartment is an age old music club where people like to groove to cult music. The club is known to have pushed limits on the music tracks that they play.



Highlights: You can get to hear both Rock, Hip-Hop, House and Electro and if you are lucky enough, you can also get a chance to listen to some party tunes too. This underground music night club will give you a chance to have some unforgettable memories and lets you come back to this place again and again. And since the nightclub has always been underground away from the sunlight so it is one of the most appropriate opportunities to have some real fun. This place is also considered to be a place which influences music trends in Sydney.

Location: 22 Bayswater Road, Potts Point New South Wales.

Price: $20 is the entry fee.
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Slip Inn
Enjoy some drinks and meaningful conversations with an absolute indoor seating and the courtyard that is placed downstairs is a pretty place to party. And a Danish flag at the entrance will leave you totally spell bound. And moreover the colorful interiors just adds to the chirpiness and liveliness of the place.



Food: You can try some pork and wine to try some amazing food.  You can try some hard core Mexican food an absolute paradise for Mexican food lovers.

Price: A$80 for two people with alcohol.

 Location: 111Sussex Street, CBD, Sydney
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Westfield Sydney
Tourists love shopping and Westfield is the best shopping center present in Sydney. The place was opened in the year 2010 and the rush never seems to slow down. The whole place is operated by Scentre group. The place went through a huge redevelopment process and after that there has been many new stores opened up.



Location: Westfield is located right below the Sydney Tower in the Sydney central business district. It is also very near to the Westfield Sydney Central Plaza so getting around other famous places is hassle free as well.

Highlights: There are more than 361 stores and services in the shopping center so you can purchase from a wide range of collections here. You will also find some of the high end luxury stores like Guess, Esprit and Cue in the place. The Pit Street Mall is also here, which is supposedly one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world.
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Broadway Shopping Centre
One of the largest shopping centre in Sydney which is located in Broadway locality and a shopper’s paradise too. You can get a chance to shop from over millions of brand options.



Highlights: The shopping mall features some of the renowned brands which are hard to find anywhere else. You can get a chance to shop from Kmart, Coles, food court, Hoyts 12 screen cinemas. And you can also shop from several speciality stores.

Location: 1 Bay Street, Broadway NSW 2007.
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Redleaf Beach
Redleaf Beach is an ideal Harbour side Sydney beach which is a must visit for every visitor. Take a dip at the Murray rose pool which was earlier known as red leaf pool at the west end of the beach. Its Harbour side will provide you a safe enclosure to swim in. No more worrying about the kids. It has no shortage of space, with its 90 by 60 meter area as you can be assured of a leisurely swim even if it's crowded. Go on a lovely walk after your swim and dry yourself in the shining sun to feel yourself close to the nature. After that move over to enjoy a fantastic bite as you contemplate your beautiful life looking over Darling point and Harbor Bridge.

Location: 536 New South Head Rd, Double Bay NSW 2028

Highlight: A good place for family and swimming trainees.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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13 February 2020
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We were running late so we could not keep out valuables at the hotel, but the operator stored them for us safely. The bikes were very comfortable, and we enjoyed it thoroughly. The tour also helped us visit places like sydney opera house, sydney harbour and many more.
13 February 2020
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Visiting places in Sydney on a bike was an unforgetful experience. We rode through parks, streets and many other spots that I wanted to visit. I love cycling and cycling in Sydney was something I wanted to do for a long time. Thank you Throllphilia for the sydney bike tour.
13 February 2020
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At first, I was scared but the guides were very amazing and friendly. They helped me with all the required briefing, and I was no more worried about my safety. It was such an unparalleled and amazing experience.
13 February 2020
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Ziplining is already an amazing activity for me, but when it was amidst Australia's rainforests, nothing can beat it. I have had experienced Ziplines at many other places and this was above all. Thank you Thrillophilia for Illawarra fly Zipline experience.
13 February 2020
Excellent
45 metres above the ground level and tall trees beneath, nothing else was required for a perfect outing. Views of the Pacific Ocean added a cherry to the cake of beauty and helped us have so many memories that we will take with us for a lifetime.
The overall arrangement done by Thrillophilia was absolutely wonderful. The trip was very well-planned, well-organized, and perfectly synchronized, The itinerary was very rich and very satisfying too, the team was nice helps us with all documentation, booking, and payment process. Great assistance during the trip and regularly sharing information and tips... from starting the team ensured that planning was flawless and well-executed... And YES, It was exactly as they promised to us... We were extremely delight and enjoyed every moment on this trip... Everything thanks to Thrillophilia and the whole team for their hard work to make our trip successful.
13 February 2020
Excellent
The routes of the buses were so well planned that they covered all the places I had to visit. The drivers of the buses were very professional and helped us transfer with ease and comfort. The buses were clean. Overall, the experience was good.
13 February 2020
Excellent
My family and I wanted to visit Sydney on our own and hop on hop off sydney bus tour was the best choice. We could visit all the places at the pace we liked. It was super easy and hassle-free and let us visit all the places we wanted to.
13 February 2020
Excellent
It was an overwhelming experience. Although I and my friends were thinking of nothing else other than Koalas but the breakfast was very delicious. thrillophilia support team was also very helpful, i had some doubts related to the inclusions and I got a call rigth after I put my inquiry. they cleared all my doubts. Would like to recommend thrillophilia to all.
13 February 2020
Excellent
Visiting Australia and watching Koalas was one of my dreams. But when I came across this tour where I could have breakfast and Koalas were in the vicinity, nothing else managed to beat this. Obviously, I felt in love with these creatures. one of my best expriences in Australia

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