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What To Do In Sydney CBD?

  1. See animals Wild Life Sydney Zoo
  2. Visit Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
  3. Visit Art Gallery of New South Wales
  4. Checkout Museum of Contemporary Art
  5. Enjoy at Wharf Theatres
  6. Explore Australian Museum
  7. Visit the Museum of Sydney
  8. Walk at Hyde Park Barracks
  9. Explore Sydney Observatory
  10. Relax at Royal Botanical Gardens
Sydney's Central Business District (CBD) is the city's commercial centre. It is often referred to as “Town” or the “City” and there are plenty of things to do in Sydney CBD, for both kids and adults alike. Since Sydney is a multicultural city, it is a must visit, at least once in your lifetime, especially with your family. There are a lot of delicious foods on offer and it is the perfect place for shopping enthusiasts. The more you explore the city, the more you will learn why it is one of the world’s top cities.

If you are visiting Sydney for the first time, your trip will be incomplete without visiting the historic museums. You will explore how people and events have shaped the city throughout history. If you are wondering what to do in Sydney CBD besides visiting museums, well, this city has something for everyone. There are a lot of things to do in Sydney CBD, such as see a show at Opera House, book walking tours, visit local markets, explore Bondi and Manly beach, etc. Sydney is one of the most fun places to explore, and indulge around, while learning about the history, art, and culture of the place.

Here is the list of best things to do in Sydney CBD:

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Activity Location: Aquarium Wharf, 1-5 Wheat Rd, Darling Harbour NSW 2000

Operational Timings: 1st January - 29th January: 09:30 AM - 5:00 PM (weekdays), 09:30 AM - 06:00 PM (weekends)

30th January - 31st March: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Last Admission: One hour before the closing time.

Activity Duration: 2-3 Hours (Approx.)

About WILD LIFE Zoo, Sydney:

Explore the different sections of the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo in CBD and learn more about the habitats and nature of wild animals. Here, you can see and interact with some of the unique Aussie animals, including Kangaroos, Tasmania Devils, Wombats, Quokka, and Numbat. Learn about these distinct animals, witness their lifestyle, and interact with these adorable creatures. Plus, you can click unlimited photos of these animals and yourselves with access to a special Digi Photo Pass.

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Visit Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Art Gallery Of New South Wales is one of the best museums to visit in Australia. It has a collection of Australian, European, and Asian arts and conducts forty exhibitions annually. This is the go-to place for most visitors as they love to engage with beautiful arts.

It is a 15-minute walk tour from the city centre and located within beautiful parklands overlooking Sydney Harbour. The timings for Art Gallery Of New South Wales are between 10 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday. This is one of the best things to do in Sydney CBD as you will get close to Australian culture.

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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Location: 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000

Opening Hours: 09:30 AM - 18:00 PM

Last admission: 17:00 PM

Activity Duration: 2 Hours (Approx.)

About SEA LIFE Sydney:

Get close to an amazing world of underwater discovery at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium’s themed exhibits including the Penguin Expedition, Dugong Island and Shark Valley. The Sydney Aquarium has 13,000 animals from 700 different species including majestic dugongs, grey nurse sharks, jellyfish and an array of tropical fish! Among 14 different zones, the newest attraction- Day & Night on the Reef is a definite favorite. From Discovery Rockpool to the Jurassic Seas you can enjoy them all at the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

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Checkout Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum Of Contemporary Art (MCA) is located on George street in Sydney’s The Rocks Neighbourhood. This is one of the best museums to visit in Australia which is dedicated to interpreting and collecting art from Australia and across the world.

MCA has a store where you can purchase Australian and International contemporary art and culture publications. Also, this is a place that has a cafe where you can enjoy delicious cuisines while enjoying the spectacular views of Sydney Harbour. In addition to having a huge collection of arts, MCA hosts a continually changing range of modern art exhibitions.

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Explore Sydney Observatory

The Sydney Observatory is a jack of all trades. It is a heritage-listed meteorological station, astronomical observatory, science museum, function venue, and education facility. Exploring this is one of the best things to do in Sydney CBD as you will get an opportunity to see the planets with the naked eye.

December is the perfect time to visit this place where you can view planets like Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus. Sydney Observatory also has a shop where you can purchase Sydney Observatory books at the Powerhouse shop. A cold drink machine with water and soft drink is located in the rear courtyard.

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Relax at Royal Botanical Gardens

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If you are wondering what to do in Sydney CBD besides visiting museums, you can chill and relax at Royal Botanical Gardens. The Royal Botanical Gardens is located at the heart of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

It offers some tour experiences, such as the Aboriginal Heritage Tour, a free guided walk, and a bespoke heritage tour. This is a place where you can relax and take a gentle walk to soak up the fresh air. It will calm your soul and mind and make you feel refreshed. You can visit The Royal Botanical Gardens between 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

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Visit the Museum of Sydney

Sydney is a city that is loaded with tons of amazing museums, and the Museum of Sydney is one of them. This museum appreciates the efforts of the people and the events that have shaped the character and soul of this beautiful city.

When you visit this museum, you will explore the richness of life, the Earth, and the Culture in Australia in one place. If you are visiting Sydney with your family, don’t forget to visit the Museum of Sydney. It will drive you to the past and you will learn a lot about the history and the culture of Australia.

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Walk at Hyde Park Barracks

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One of the best things to do in Sydney CBD is to get a gentle walk at Hyde Park Barracks. This is one of the best experiences for all ages. During your visit to this place, dive into the past of Sydney. The Hyde Park Barracks is a living record of early colonial Australia.

These barracks served as an immigration depot, asylum, law courts, and government offices. During this walking tour, you will be provided an iPod and headphones on arrival where you can listen to the history. The audio will be available in English and Mandarin.

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Enjoy at Wharf Theatres

If you are wondering what to do in Sydney CBD, you can enjoy theatrical performances at Wharf Theatres. It has two theatres; one has 339 seats and the other has 205 seats. When you enter the theatre, you will become a part of the history of Australia.

This theatre is quite different from modern theatres in the city. There are multiple skits performed on Australian history through which you will gain information about the history of the city. There is also a Wharf Restaurant, where you can enjoy delicious food and enjoy scenic views of Luna Park and the North Shore skyline.

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Explore Australian Museum

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The Australian Museum is a place where culture, science, and nature meet. This is one of the best places to visit in Sydney CBD as it has a collection of over 21 million scientific specimens and cultural objects. The primary aim of the Australian Museum is to show the world the culture and history of Australia.

This is what attracts millions of tourists every year. If you are a historian and want to gain information about Australia's culture and history, then this is the right place for you. You can visit the museum at 10 am when the tourist crowd is manageable.

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  1. How long does it take to walk through SEA LIFE Sydney?

    One of the best things to do in Sydney CBD is to visit SEA LIFE Sydney. This is one of the most tourist attractions in the city. It is recommended to take at least a 90 minute walk for your visit. Also, it depends on how long you would like to enjoy the underwater world.

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  2. What are the timings for Royal Botanical Gardens?

    Visiting the Royal Botanical Gardens is one of the best things to do in Sydney CBD. The timings for visiting this place are between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm. If you are wondering what to do in Sydney CBD Royal Botanical Gardens, you can view beautiful plants that are on the display.

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  3. Why is Hyde Park Barracks so famous?

    Hyde Park Barracks is one of the best things to do in Sydney CBD. This place is famous among tourists who love to know about the history of the city. The tourists will be provided an iPod and headphones to listen to the history of Sydney.

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  4. How much time do we need to explore the Australian Museum?

    One of the best things to do in Sydney CBD is to explore the Australian Museum. You should allow at least 2-3 hours to explore the full wonders and Australian history, nature, and culture. Learn about thousands of animal factsheets and explore scientific specimens and cultural objects.

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  5. What is the best time to visit Sydney CBD?

    The best time to visit Sydney CBD is between September and November. During this time, there are a lot of things to do in Sydney CBD and the weather is pleasant. Also, what to do in Sydney CBD is that you can enjoy outdoor activities hassle-free as there will be fewer tourist crowds.

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    1. Visit Sydney Opera House
    2. Enjoy Sydney Harbour Bridge
    3. Relax at Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney
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    5. Explore Cockatoo Island
    6. Visit Elkington Park
    7. Enjoy Manly Beach
    8. Visit Sydney Bus Museum
    9. Go on a boat trip at The Rocks
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