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  • Sydney, one of the worlds’ most loved cities, which gives you the lively vibe every time you visit. There are always plenty of things to do in Sydney, the lovely food, endless days at beaches and sightseeing of indigenous history of Sydney. But, if you love to take home memories of places you visit, shopping in Sydney is the perfect thing in your list.

    It is a place where fashion and design meet each other and it is one of Sydney's most well known Saturday markets with diversity, character and style. If you want to see the funkiest creation of artists, then you should visit Glebe Market on Saturday.

    If you want to go out for shopping, then Westfield Warringah Mall is another place you are looking for. A paradise for all the shopaholics, where you will get a chance to shop from all your favourite brands. An outdoor area for toddlers adds to delight, as it will leave you from a lot of stress and concentrate on your shopping. 

    Here are some of the best places for shopping in Sydney:

  • 01Westfield Warringah Mall

    If you want to go out shopping, then it is best for you to visit Westfield Warringah Mall. It has a large indoor and outdoor shopping centre. The shopping mall encompasses some good brands such as David Jones, Myer, Target, Big W, Bunnings, Woolworths and more.

    Highlight: It has approximately 50 speciality store. As an add on delight you will find outdoor play area for toddlers too which will leave you from a lot of stress and concentrate on your shopping.

    Location: Condamine St, Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale
  • 02Alexandria 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.
  • 03Harbourside 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.
  • 04Glebe Markets – Glebe

    A place where fashion and design meet each other is Glebe Market. You can spend here hours and you will still not know where the time has flown by. A market which is so full of creativity that you simply can’t have enough. It showcases the natural creativity of the artists who have seriously come up with something truly phenomenal expertise and skill sets.


    Highlights: Jewellery and Accessories are things to shop for in this market. You can shop for some stencil art and other amazing artworks which are being sold here. If you are a music lover then you can visit this place on a Saturday where you will get to listen to some free music.

    Location: Glebe Public School, Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW2037.
  • 05The Rocks Markets

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    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.

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    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.
  • 06Birkenhead 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.
  • 07The Strand Arcade

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    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.

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    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
  • 08Queen Victoria Building

    A shopping centre which will leave you totally mesmerized by its Romanesque revival architecture. It has some four floor shopping malls and is well complemented with several other delightful cafes and restaurants. A must visit place for every tourists.



    Highlight: The centre dome is a place to watch out especially during Christmas as it is occupied by a giant Christmas Tree. The Queen Victoria Building fills an entire block by George, Market, York and Druitt Street.

    Location: 455 George Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia.
  • 09Broadway Shopping Centre

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    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.

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    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.
  • 10Bondi 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.
  • 11Paddy’s Market

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    One of the biggest market in Sydney for over 150 years is the Paddy’s Market. You will find a wide variety of stalls of food, fashion and other exciting gifts. You can shop for some of your friends and beloved from the market place.

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    Highlights: You can get sporting goods, clothes, cosmetics, footwear and even fruits and vegetables. If you are in love with music then you can even shop for heavy metal CD’s too.

     Location: Hay Street Corner of Thomas Street, Haymarket NSW 2000.
  • 12Sydney Fish Market

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    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.

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    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
  • 13DFO 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
  • 14World Square

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    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
  • 15Visit Sydney Jewish Museum

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    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.

Attractions

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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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Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbor bridge is also known as Coat hanger and is the world's largest steel arch bridge. It is also one of the iconic symbol of Australia. The bridge carries eight vehicle lanes, two train lines, footway and a cycle way too. The bridge helps in connecting the Sydney central business district and the North Shore.

 

Location: Sydney harbor is located at Sydney New South Wales and is in close proximity with most of the transportation facilities. For tourists, it is great to get along to different famous places from here.

Highlights: The place looks beautiful and the scenery is just amazing overlooking the waters. The bridge and the river together look more beautiful and captivating. The design of the bridge is inspired from the Hell Gate bridge in New York City, USA.

Best time to visit: The bridge looks beautiful at night so you might choose to visit it after dusk for capturing good pictures.
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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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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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The Rocks

Scenically adorned by Sydney Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House, on the edge of breathtaking Sydney Harbor, The Rocks gives you an unparalleled mix of the new and old. From old cobblestoned laneways, to stylish modern bars, The Rocks has some of Sydney's finest restaurants and bars. As Sydney's art hub it has been transformed into a creative hub of modern art, festivals and evolving DIY spaces. The Rocks is an amazing blend of culture, cuisine and experiences that are worth living and ensuring to give you memories that will last a life time.



Location: The Rocks starts from the Harbor from the north and east to Kent.

Highlight: A total urban indulgence, The Rocks is one of the busiest tourist places in Sydney with festivals and concerts all around the year.

Cost: There is no general cost, but individual events cost may vary.

Best Time: Research when your favorite concerts are being organized, and accordingly make a visit.
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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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Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo is one of the best zoological park in Sydney, New South Wales in Australia. The zoo was opened on 7th October 1916 and is among the best places to explore different types of wild animals.

 

Location: Taronga Zoo is located in the shores of Sydney Harbor in the suburb of Mosman. To reach the zoo, you can use public transport which is easily available or private vehicles if you please.

Highlights: Taronga Zoo has different animal species nearly about 340 species and more than 2600 individual animals. You can also hire the venue to organize any functions or events with a 180 degree and peaceful view of the Sydney harbor making those events truly memorable.

Best time to visit: Taronga Zoo is open daily including the Christmas days. The visiting hours are 9:30 am-4:30 pm in the month of May to August, 9:30 am-5:00 pm from September to April and on new year's eve 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. You need to plan your trip accordingly to the timings of the zoo.
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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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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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Bondi Beach

It is one of the world's most beautiful and famous beaches. Everyone who goes there falls in love with its village atmosphere. It is almost a kilometer long and dotted with lifesavers. There are always some activities going on at bondi, mostly centered on the pavilion. Bondi is a perfect combination of nature and waves. It is a perfect getaway for those busy lifestyles as it is delightfully famous for its harsh waves. If you love beaches and are absolutely in love with the sun and sand, then Bondi is a must before you say goodbye. Bond with the friendly locals at bondi and explore the beach through them. What a better way to know Australia than via Aussies right?



Location: Bondi Beach is a suburb in Sydney in New South Wales.

Highlights: It always has activities going on at Bondi, and special events for days when it is raining. It also has a lot of food stalls along the line.

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