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Essential Sydney Tour Including Lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
"Welcome to Sydney one of the most vibrant and panoramic cities in the world. During your stay in Sydney let a local expert guide show you the best the city has to offer. Your tour will start in your hotel lobby where your friendly guide will meet you before showing you th pubs and the first church in Australia.Head east to the stunning Botanical Gardens situated right in the heart of Sydney. En route pass through Macquarie Street named after the fifth Governor of New South Wales Lachlan Macquarie. Here you will see Australia’s first Parliament House the Mint Hyde Park Barracks and St Mary’s Cathedral. The tour continues onto Mrs Macquarie’s Chair situated on the water’s edge here you will enjoy a walking tour of the harbour’s edge with magnificent views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House before rejoining your vehicle.Continue through Woolloomooloo
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Private Tour Around Sydney
"Let your driver/guide show you Sydney and its sights including the city centre George St Macquarie Street and the Sydney Opera House Woolloomooloo and its Navy Base. Visit Sydney's Red Light District of Kings Cross the back streets of Rushcutters Bay -- the  start of the famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race Double Bay known to locals as Double Pay
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Essential Sydney Tour Including Lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
"Welcome to Sydney one of the most vibrant and panoramic cities in the world. During your stay in Sydney let a local expert guide show you the best the city has to offer. Your tour will start in your hotel lobby where your friendly guide will meet you before showing you th pubs and the first church in Australia.Head east to the stunning Botanical Gardens situated right in the heart of Sydney. En route pass through Macquarie Street named after the fifth Governor of New South Wales Lachlan Macquarie. Here you will see Australia’s first Parliament House the Mint Hyde Park Barracks and St Mary’s Cathedral. The tour continues onto Mrs Macquarie’s Chair situated on the water’s edge here you will enjoy a walking tour of the harbour’s edge with magnificent views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House before rejoining your vehicle.Continue through Woolloomooloo
From AUD225.00

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Vestiges of the First Fleet

Being vestiges of the ‘First Fleet’ this anchor and small cannon, in Macquarie Place, hold an important place in the history of European Australia.By the end of the 18th century, Britain had lost its...
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wabat
Apr 18, 2016

Verdant Remnants of the Vice Regal Garden

MACQUARIE PLACE is indeed what the above title implies.Yes this historic little triangle of green just up from Circular Quay is all that is left, just a little part of the Gardens of the Governor of...
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aussiedoug
Jan 13, 2005

Macquarie Obelisk

In January 1788 the First Fleet arrived into Sydney from the UK. It brought with it Australia’s first European, mostly convict, settlers who came ashore here at Macquarie Place, now a little further...
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wabat
Jul 20, 2015

Macquarie Place - An Oasis in the City

Set back a couple of hundred metres from Circular Quay, Macquarie Place is a delightful little oasis right in the centre of Sydney's central business district and is a great place to get away from the...
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wabat
Jul 20, 2015

Macquarie Place – Canopy Drinking Fountain

In 1857 Sydney acquired a small number of these ornate cast iron drinking fountains from Macfarlane & Co, a prominent Scottish iron foundry.On the face of the fountain (which, as you see, lacks...
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wabat
Apr 21, 2016

Macquarie's Obelisk

Macquarie's Obelisk is a sandstone obelisk that stands in Macquarie Place. This stone obeslisk Obelisk, marks the oldest milestone for measuring roads. The stone has seen better days and I wish they...
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cjg1
Mar 26, 2013

To Sail to Stop Sculpture

The To Sail to Stop sculpture is located by Town Hall and was featured in the Amazing Race. The sculpture was unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II in 1992 and was donated by the Chinese Community to the...
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cjg1
Apr 19, 2012

Macquarie Street

Forming the easterly boundary of the CBD, Macquarie Street connects Circular Quays/Sydney Opera House with Hyde Park. It is lined with grand public buildings - along this stretch, initiated in the...
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leffe3
Sep 05, 2006

Macquarie St

Sydney's greatest concentration of early public buildings are straddled or near to famous Macquarie St. The best for both looks and visitng reasons is the elegant, two-storey Parliament House. You...
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Venturingnow
Mar 18, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near Macquarie Place

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Hyde Park Barracks Museum

The Hyde Park Barracks was built in 1819 to house, clothe and feed convict men and boys. This impressive brick building and walled compound, located at the head of Sydney’s historic Macquarie Street,...
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Parliament House

We strolled by Parliament and decided to stop in. We wandered around the first floor which had beautiful architecture and some nice paintins from local artists. Even better, we were thirsty and they...
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Government House

The Government House The Sydney Government House was built in 1845 as the official residence of the Governor of New South Wales. Between 1901 and 1914 and again between 1996 and 2011 the buildings...
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State Library of New South Wales

The library is made up of two sections; the Mitchell and Dixon libraries. The Library buildings are a nice stone structure with a statue of Sir Richard Bourke Statue the former Governor NSW in the...
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Justice & Police Museum

CIRCULAR QUAY Certainly a museum with a difference..located at the eastern end of the Circular Quay is the Police and Justice Museum..These lovely sandstone buildings were used to house the Sydney...
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Oz Jetboating Sydney Harbour

ENJOY THIS VIDEO OF THE JUMPINGFAMILY OZ JETBOATING! This OZ JETBOATING ride is CRAZY but fun, haha…The boat ride was included in the iVenture Card (Flexipass that you can buy online before leaving...
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