State of New South Wales Tourist Traps

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  • Darling Harbour
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  • Darling Harbour
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State of New South Wales Tourist Traps

  • Souvenirs / Shopping

    Sydney Tourist Traps

    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 to be careful. If you find a shop that is cheap for one item, it may well be expensive for another. Best is to keep a list with prices and after a good...

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  • Bridge Climb

    Sydney Tourist Traps

    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. Don't get me wrong, it's definitely an experience, and you learn a lot from the climb leader/tourguide. In fact, it's pretty cool to be able to say...

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  • Darling Harbour

    Sydney Tourist Traps

    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 everything from saltwater crocs to wombats to koalas. For the koalas, you're allowed to touch them briefly, but you cannot hold or pick them up, due...

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  • Opera House

    Sydney Tourist Traps

    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 did it and got away with it by feigning a severe stomach ache. The truth is the lunch I took at the zoo didn't really agree with me, therefore it wasn't...

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  • AMP Tower / Centerpoint.

    Sydney Tourist Traps

    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 (which is common) you have to queue for a while but the tower does have a use after all and it is free. Whenever you are walking around Sydney and start...

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  • Beaches

    Sydney Tourist Traps

    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 unique treasures and sell neat things, but they are sometimes very overprices whereas you can get the same thing away from the beach for a portion of...

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  • Tours

    Sydney Tourist Traps

    Sometimes tours will not be exactly as described. This is probably because of something beyond the tour operators control. So if you are really keen on doing a particular thing on tour, make really sure that it is running that day. On my tour to the Blue mountains, the cable car and the train near the three sisters were not working, so we could not...

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  • Transport

    Sydney Tourist Traps

    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 (of which I am the latter). From what I can tell, the audio recordings are done in advance and not live (which almost certainly happens on some of these...

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  • Kings Cross

    Sydney Tourist Traps

    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 world, as it is the largest red light district in Australia, so they think that overseas guests have never seen that sort of thing before. That is all...

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  • Olympic Park

    Sydney Tourist Traps

    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 buildings......I passed on the tour, but my other friends didn't and when they came back they told me it was boring and there was not much to see...

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  • The Monorail

    Sydney Tourist Traps

    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 buying a Supervoucher day pass, but only because it went past our hotel and you get a book of vouchers for places we were planning on visitting. It...

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  • The Rocks

    Sydney Tourist Traps

    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 Cottage (1816) is located in The Rocks. It's also the entrance to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You can find this at Dawes Point Park, which is the first...

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