The title should explain the rest of the tip!! I saw 'Jeremy' play at the Outback centre, located in Darling Harbour and boy was he great!! He showed us exactly how to do it, what he was doing and played different style for about 30 minutes. He also told us his aboriginal roots and the origins of the didgereedoo. I was not bored at all, neither were my parents, or anyone else in the room including children!
Getting a didgereedoo through customs is difficult, so you would be better off listening to an authentic australian do it instead of trying yourself and losing the art!!
You are infact in the land where boomerangs were invented...so you have to throw one!! However, this is quite dangerous, and there is a lot of skill required in throwing one, so make sure you are taught by someone.
There are many tours that operate in Sydney that include free boomerang throwing lessons, I totally recommend it, as you are taken to a large open space, are given an authentic boomerang, and are partaking in an 'Only in Australia' activity!!
Darling Harbour has many great attractions, including an IMAX theatre. This is not a main attraction in many countries so I was very eager to see it, especially as I hadn't seen it at home.
I watched a short documentary about the making of the titanic, which was great in 3D...a few times I reached out and tried to 'touch' the bubbles!! There are many other ones too, so don't be put off if you get sea sick!! ;)
Its not too expensive, i think it was about US$10
If the earth had a voice it would be the sound of the Didgeridoo.
In the area known as the "Circular Quay" right as you get off the ferry boats is a wide walkway that you take to go to the different terminals for the ferry. In the center of this walkway, on most nights, there is a group playing their "Didgeridoos". The sound is mesmerizing, hypnotic and completely primal! I bought a small one for my husband.
The didgeridoo is an important part of the cultural heritage of Australian Aboriginal groups from northern Australia. The didgeridoo is believed to be the worlds oldest wind instrument, dating back thousands of years.
A didgeridoo is traditionally made from one of many species of Eucalyptus branches, but only about a dozen species are used for didgeridoo making.
A north westerly view of the Long Reef Golf Course.
Mind you there is a beautiful walkway that runs between the golf course and the coastal beaches......very beautiful part of the eastern coast of Australia.
Home to the world's largest movie screen Sydney's IMAX Theatre, in the heart of Darling Harbour, offers a sensational mix of 2D and 3D films. The giant screen, more than eight storeys high. It's located in the heart of Darling Harbour.
Imax is open every day from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. They also have a coffee shop and candy bar, just like a movie theatre.
Personally we have seen documentaries at Imax, however they often offer short movie re-run's in 3D Eg. titanic.
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You enter Luna Park through a monumental Art Deco mouth. Yes, a fantastically-coloured laughing mouth. You can visit one of the incarnations at the Powerhouse Museum. . .otherwise make the short trip to Luna Park for the real thing.
Luna Park is a now-defunct fun fair ~ complete with fun house, rides and chaotic colours. Although it is no longer in operation (having closed for the last time in the mid-90's), it is still a great place to visit and wander around.
The atmosphere is half ghost-town and half movie-set ~ I loved it.
You must watch how the Aussies play their special brand of sports called simply - Australian Rules Football. It can be quite interesting once you get a hang of it and understand the game! :-)
Don't miss Tropfest if you are in Sydney in February. It is an outdoor free film fest. Sit in the park and watch the Cockateils feed in the morning and evening.