Sydney Tourist Traps

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  • 1. Souvenirs / Shopping

    Watch out with souvenir shops. Some shops charge 3 times as much as other for exactly the same item. Usually the shops in the main streets and fancy shopping malls are expensive, but you really need...

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  • 2. Bridge Climb

    You've heard about it. You've seen the photos. You're all psyched about doing the bridge climb!! Well, it's about time you cooled off a bit. The climb, unfortunately, isn't all it's drummed up to be....

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  • 3. Darling Harbour

    This place was much better then the Sydney Aquarium. I think what made it more better was the fact it actually had Australian fauna to look at. The exhibits mimick their natural surroundings. There's...

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  • 4. Transport

    I can imagine the quality varies with each individual bus trip but, if the one I went on was anything to go by, it is probably worth a miss and may not be suited for elderly and disabled passengers...

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  • 5. Beaches

    If you're going to be at the Beaches try to bring things you will need with you for the day. One of the biggest tourist traps are the little shops that line the beaches. true that sometimes they have...

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  • 6. Tours

    I think it really is a waste of money to tour "3 Sisters Mountain" There aren't anything so spectacular about it as you can see in the pictures I'm going to show you. It' pretty expensive tour just to...

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  • 7. AMP Tower / Centerpoint.

    O K so you have figured out the food is disgusting, not even prepared on site, the view wonderful if the clouds part and if it's race up the Sydney tower day or worse still only 1 lift is operating...

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  • 8. Opera House

    The fourth stop was the Sydney Opera House. Because I don't give a hoot in hell about opera, I refused to go in there with resolve equal to that which I refused to have my film x-rayed in Tahiti. I...

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  • 9. Olympic Park

    If you must see them, then be warned they are a big tourist trap......located just ouside Sydney, these stadiums must have been something when the Olympics were here in 2000, but now there just empty...

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  • 10. The Rocks

    Right at this location the first Europeans settled themselves in Australia. Therefore you will see a lot of old and historical houses, churches, etc. Also the oldest building in Sydney, Cadman's...

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  • 11. Kings Cross

    KINGS CROSS: Be careful as some people (including locals) may recommend that you visit this place at night time. Some locals tend to think that King Cross is the only red light district in the whole...

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  • 12. The Monorail

    If you are staying at a hotel next to a station then I guess there is some point to this, but if not do yourself a favour and just take a picture of it as it passes overhead. We made the mistake of...

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  • 13. Casino

    Despite my liking for Las Vegas, I really didn't like Sydney Casino at all - the whole place is just aimed at taking money from the punter's pockets, without providing much in the way of...

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  • 15. Getting Your GST Back

    Not really a trap but keep in mind that in order to get your GST back (Goods and Services Tax) you have to spend at least $300.00 in one store. I did this and...

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  • 16. Hard Rock Cafe - Not worth your time

    I've been at Hard Rocks in *Many* cities around the world and I was least impressed by this one. It was hard to find and in a wierd place in town. It wasn't...

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  • 17. Hotel Internet

    Ok - so it is the same the world over. DON'T use the hotel internet - especially at the big, flash hotels. They were going to charge about $10 Australian...

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  • 18. Absolutely none

    I have travelled to many countries around the world and I can easily say I experienced the least troubles in Sydney than I even experience in my home in London....

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  • 19. Sydney Backpackers - Wilmot St (off George St)

    From a spiel in a backpacker magazine that made it sound great, we pre-booked Sydney Backpackers for 3 nights in a 4 bed dorm, Oct 2003. I'll give its good...

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  • 20. Sydney Harbour Bridge is the...

    Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world's largest (but not longest) steel arch bridge, and, in its beautiful harbour location, has become a renowned international...

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  • 21. Fox Studios might be...

    Fox Studios might be considered a tourist trap because there doesn't seem to be too much there that is unique to Australia. There aren't that many restaurants...

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  • 22. FOX STUDIOS. The southern...

    FOX STUDIOS. The southern hemisphere version of Universal Studios. It's great that Sydney is becoming intertwined with Hollywood with productions like Babe 2...

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  • 23. Leaving your Sydney pocket...

    Leaving your Sydney pocket sized map (that they hand out at the airport) in your hotel room and needing to know where to meet someone after you're miles away!!...

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