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The only problem with visiting Sydney is fitting in everything you want to do and see. Of course, you won’t want to miss the iconic attractions: the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

You should also check out the native wildlife in Taronga Zoo, stroll around the tourist precinct of Darling Harbour, and get a dose of Down Under culture at the Australian Museum. If it’s hot, take your “cozzie” (swimsuit) and towel to Bondi Beach or Manly.

I also recommend a quick trip out of town. Go bushwalking in the Blue Mountains, wine tasting in the Hunter Valley, or dolphin spotting at Port Stephens.

Deals on Sightseeing?

Several major Sydney attractions offer discounts if you buy passes for entry to more than one of them. If you plan to visit the Sydney Tower, Sealife Sydney Aquarium, Manly Sealife Sanctuary, Wildlife World, or Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, it would be worth checking out their websites. Passes can be used for two, three, four, or five attractions. After you've entered your first attraction, you've got 3 months to visit the remaining three attractions on the pass, and you can make considerable savings.

Meanwhile, The Explore Four Pass is shared by Sydney Tower, Sydney Aquarium, Manly Oceanareum, and Wildlife World, and you can buy it online at their websites or at the attractions themselves. Once you've entered your first attraction you've got three months to visit the remaining three attractions on the pass.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.