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Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House
"The 2016 and 2017 opera season promises to exceed all expectations as new stars join favorites from previous seasons to transport audiences to another world. Whether you’re an opera aficionado or just looking to add something special to your Sydney vacat a performance at the Sydney Opera House — a UNESCO World Heritage site — isn't any old night at the opera!Performances take place in the Opera Theatre. With seating for 1547 people the theater is the Sydney Opera House’s second-largest venue. All operas are performed in their original languages (mostly Italian); English subtitles are projected onto a screen above the stage.Bars inside the Sydney Opera House open one hour pr"""Spend an afternoon or evening at the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Sydney Opera House for an amazing performance by Opera Australia. This 2016 and 2017 season includes legendary operas by Mozart Puccini and Verdi
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Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"With a warm and mild climate year-round the open-air double-decker coach tour is a perfect way to sightsee in Sydney and Bondi. Hop aboard the open-top double-decker bus at any of the 34 stops around the city. Enjoy live commentary from your onboard guide as you sit back and relax on the full ride which takes about 90 minutes or hop off to sightsee and explore at your own pace.Discover Sydney's highlights including the Sydney Opera House Sydney Harbour Bridge the historic Rocks district and Sydney’s CBD (Central Business District). Hop off the coach to browse the stores in modern shopping areas or grab a bite to eat at the bustling Sydney Fish Market. Stretch your legs as you stroll around the Royal Botanic G
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Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney and Bondi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"For great views of Sydney and Bondi while you’re in port in Sydney travel around the city in an open-top double-decker bus. The Sydney and Bondi routes take you around the world's most beautiful harbor past towering skyscrapers iconic buildings like the Sydney Opera House the iron-lace terrace houses of Paddington Double Bay’s millionaires’ mansions and legendary Bondi Beach. Sydney’s year-round climate of blue skies and sunshine makes it the ideal location for an open-top bus ride while in port.You can hop on and off as many times as you like aboard both each tour takes approximately 90 minutes and includes interesting on-board commentary. The bus departs every 15 to 20 minutes from each stop and tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use. The tours connect at 100 William Street or Central Station sto
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HEARD OF DROP BEARS ? re Aussie sense of humour

Well this is mostly related to Australians having that outrageous sense of humour. Someone might look very serious in warning you of "drop bears"dropping on your laps in the bush, and that these...
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it can be a trap

the enourmes distances in Australia is what tourists often succumb to. on highways, running out of petrol, driving for to many hours and dehydrate through the high temperature, not taking enough...
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Aug 05, 2006

Avoid anything like oversized...

Avoid anything like oversized bananas and the like. You will know when you see them! If you think it's a tourist trap, it is. Also don't waste money on Green Island. Many in Cairns, backpacker hostels...
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Freebeacher
Jan 02, 2006

Australians speak English... with a twist!

Australians speak English. But we also have our own special words and phrases referred to as 'Strine.' Here's a couple of samples with explainations... Barbie = BBQRoo = KangarooMozzie =...
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Gwynneth
Dec 13, 2004

Canberra- Boring.

The Capital City of Canberra- I Personally dislike. It lacks any personality, is a sleepy town, and is only for political people. Make most by visitng Parliament House. Avoid Canberra- Unless you have...
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RamSter
Sep 10, 2002

You can get caught up in too...

You can get caught up in too much souvenir buying. When trying to buy Authentic Aboriginal souvenirs it is best to buy from the Cultural Centres rather than the shops!Cultural Centres also show you...
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Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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Try to go out to local bars...

Try to go out to local bars and not all the hostel and touristy places. I think I was in Cairns for 2 weeks before I actualy met an aussie. Trust me if your out to learn about Australia talk to the...
allycat1
Aug 26, 2002

Avoid the name resorts in...

Avoid the name resorts in French Polynesia (probably elsewhere). I actually stayed in a nice locally owned hotel on Moorea, but I went to Club Med for their dolphin experience--what a waste of money....
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Karing
Aug 26, 2002

Don't buy expensive...

Don't buy expensive Australiana gimicks such as acubra hats, and fluffy koalas. They are a big rip off from the traditional souvenir sellers, and you never look at them again once you get home. If you...
EleniK
Aug 24, 2002

This roo was over six foot and...

This roo was over six foot and unlike many of the more tame ones we found in more touristy places, this one in Tassie was not letting us get any closer.
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richiecdisc
Aug 24, 2002

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Blue Mountains - Daytrip

The scenically stunning Blue Mountains are absolutely worth a visit should you come Sydney and I recommend, in your planning, that you allow more than a day, especially if you enjoy hiking or want to...
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Rottnest Island

Islands off Australia's main land have clear crystal blue waters unspoilt by pollution. The view is fantastic and a visit to one of those islands are, definitely, well worth it. Over at Fremantle's...
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Southbank

Well, not exactly! But as you pass over Goodwill Bridge you can look down on the ships below that are on display at the Maritime Museum and save the $16 admission fee. For those of us who are not...
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Australian War Memorial

I don’t, as a rule, write reviews on one off events, temporary exhibits at museums, galleries and the like as by their very nature they will invariably have finished or be gone by the time my reader...
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Hahndorf

We were led to believe that Hahndorf was a small artistic colony - much like Taos in the Southwestern USA - but we were disappointed to find that it was more commercial than expected. There were...
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City Center

Our time in Christchurch was limited to a day and a half as we were leaving Christchurch in the afternoon for a flight to Sydney. With this in mind decided that an easy way of seeing something of...
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