Top 10 Tourist Attractions In Sydney – for Shire Shuttle Bus

Our city of Sydney is home to a wide variety of amazing tourist attractions, some of which are among the landmarks of the world! Here at Shire Shuttle Bus, we are proud to deliver quality transportation to and from these famous locations!

  1. Sydney Harbour. Sydney is home to one of the world’s most famous harbours. First settled in 1788, Port Jackson (its original name) has magnificently evolved over time. Sydney Ferries offer cruise tours which take visitors across the harbour, from Circular Quay, past the lower North Shore, and the famous Sydney Heads.Sydney Harbour at Circular Quay is also home to the world famous Harbour Bridge, (built 1932), and the Opera House (built 1973)
  2. The Rocks. Situated on the peninsula behind the southern end of the Harbour Bridge, is one part of the city that has remained oblivious to the changing times. The Rocks is a must see for fans of history, and to visit is almost akin to a walk back in time. The Rocks features a variety of historic homes, shops and hotels which date back to Sydney’s colonial period, along with an interactive museum that can be enjoyed by all ages.
  3. Darling Harbour. An industrial zone for much of Sydney’s 230 year history; the last thirty years has seen Darling Harbour evolve into a world renowned attraction featuring a wide variety of outlets to suit the desires of any tourist. At Darling Harbour you’ll find the famous Sydney Aquarium and Wildlife World (a must visit for fans of nature), the soon to be reconstructed IMAX Theatre (the world’s biggest cinema screen), the National Maritime Museum, Star Casino, Harbourside shopping centre and Pyrmont Bridge.
  4. Bondi Beach. Located twenty minutes from the city in Sydney’s eastern suburbs is the world famous Bondi Beach. Featured on countless television shows and a popular destination among surfers and general beachgoers alike, Bondi beach is a must see for any visitor to the harbour city.
  5. Royal National Park. Situated on Sydney’s southern outskirts, the Royal National Park at Waterfall (one hour from the city)  is a must visit for all nature and bushwalking enthusiasts. At the Royal National Park, a keen visitor has the option of cycling or walking along tracks, and of using barbecue facilities. The park features a wide variety of native flora, waterfalls, forestry and magnificent /coastline, including the hidden beaches at Watamolla and Otford.
  6. Royal Botanic Garden. A historic oasis situated in the heart of the city of Sydney, the Royal Botanic Garden is a must visit for any tourist. First established in the 19th century, the Garden which spreads from adjacent to the Opera House all the way to Wooloomooloo, is home to a wide variety of native flora and is kept immaculately by local gardeners. The Gardens also feature the renowned 200 year old Mrs Macquarie’s Chair at the Woolloomooloo end.
  7. Luna Park. First opening in 1935, Luna Park is one of Australia’s oldest and most famous amusement parks. The park features a variety of rides and attractions suitable for all ages, including the Wild Mouse roller coaster, the spin-tastic Rotor, the vintage Coney Island, along with many others. Luna Park is also home to the Big Top which frequently holds concerts and related events.
  8. Wet N Wild Sydney. After the closure of the much loved Wonderland Sydney in 2004, it appeared Greater Western Sydney would never have a theme park to call its own again. Nine years later, following much anticipation, Wet N Wild Sydney opened in Eastern Creek. The entirely water themed amusement park is open every day throughout the summer months (depending on weather). The park features some of the most thrilling water rides and slides imaginable and is a must visit for all summer lovers.
  9. Centerpoint Tower. Standing at 309 metres tall and offering some of the most amazing views of the city imaginable, Sydney’s Centerpoint Tower has remained a strong favourite among visitors (and residents) to the city since it first opened in 1981. The tower features a variety of restaurants, an observation deck and a boutique shopping center at street level to satisfy visitors shopping desires.
  10. Australian Museum. Australia’s oldest museum, first opening to the public in the 1850s, is a must see for any fans of Australian history or nature. The Australian Museum is home to a collection of mummified Australian fauna, dinosaur remains, and different themed sections relating to Australia’s history and culture. The museum also features occasional unrelated special exhibitions.


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