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Sydney Harbour National Park
~14.81 miles from Palm Beach city center
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Sydney Harbour National Park is a national park comprising parts of Sydney Harbour, its foreshores and various islands. The park lies within the Sydney metropolitan area and was created in piecemeal fashion during the 20th century. Much of the harbour foreshores had been spoiled by residential development; what remained was preserved partly because of the presence of military bases, and partly because of the work of conservationists. Early precursors of today's "Greens" were responsible for stopping mining at Ashton Park in the 19th Century. Other places were saved because of people such as the visionary Neil Nielsen, who became the New South Wales Minister for Lands and a strong advocate of a public reserve around Sydney Harbour.Nielsen was ahead of his time when he used the phrase "nat...
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~17.09 miles from Palm Beach city center
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Taronga Zoo is the city zoo of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Officially opened on October 7, 1916, it is located on the shores of Sydney Harbour in the suburb of Mosman. Taronga Zoo is managed by the Zoological Parks Board of New South Wales under the trading name Taronga Conservation Society along with Dubbo's Taronga Western Plains Zoo.Divided into eight zoogeographic regions, Taronga Zoo is home to over 2,600 animals on 21 hectares, making it one of the largest of its kind.
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~17.54 miles from Palm Beach city center
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Vaucluse House is a historic estate in Gothic Revival style in the harbourside suburb of Vaucluse in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The suburb takes its name from this house. Vaucluse House is a 19th century estate with house, kitchen wing, stables and outbuildings, surrounded by 28 acres (9 hectares) of formal gardens and grounds. It is managed by the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales as a museum that is open to the public.The original Vaucluse House was built by Sir Henry Brown Hayes, who had been transported to New South Wales in 1802 for kidnapping the daughter of a wealthy Irish banker’s daughter. Governor King considered Hayes "a restless, troublesome character" and was keen to move him 3km away from Sydney. So in 1803 Hayes was granted permission to purchase the land...
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Luna Park (Sydney)
~18.19 miles from Palm Beach city center
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Luna Park Sydney (originally Luna Park Milsons Point, also known as Sydney's Luna Park) is an amusement park, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Luna Park is located at Milsons Point, on the northern shore of Sydney Harbour.The park was constructed at the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge during 1935, and ran for nine-month seasons until 1972, when it was opened year-round. Luna Park was closed in mid-1979, immediately following the Ghost Train fire, which killed six children and one adult. Most of the park was demolished, and a new amusement park was constructed; this originally operated under the name of Harbourside Amusement Park before resuming the Luna Park name. The park was closed again in 1988 as an independant engineering inspection determined that several rides needed urgen...
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~18.29 miles from Palm Beach city center
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Fort Denison is a former penal site and defensive facility occupying a small island located north of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.Prior to European settlement, the island had the Aboriginal name Mat-te-wan-ye (sometimes Mallee’wonya). After the first fleet arrived in 1788, Governor Phillip and his Advocate-General used the name Rock Island. In 1788 a convict named Thomas Hill was sentenced to a week on bread and water in irons there, and the island came to be known as Pinchgut. Once a 15 metre (49 ft) high sandstone rock, the island was flattened as prisoners under the command of Captain George Barney, the civil engineer for the colony, quarried it for sandstone to construct nearby Circular Quay.By 1796 the government had installed a gibbe...
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Open Air Cinema
~18.71 miles from Palm Beach city center
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Attraction type: Movie theaterhttp://www.stgeorgeopenair.com.au/Address: Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney 2004 AustraliaTel: +61 (02) 9231 8111; +1300 3666 49Fax: +61 (02) 9231 8054
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~18.86 miles from Palm Beach city center
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Government House is located in Sydney just south of the Sydney Opera House, and overlooks Sydney Harbour. It was the official residence and remains the official reception space of the Governor of New South Wales, Australia and is now managed by the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales as a museum.
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Done Sydney Observatory
~18.95 miles from Palm Beach city center
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This is Australia's oldest observatory and one of the most significant sites in the nation's scientific history, also listed as heritage. It's located near Sydney's historic Rocks district and close to the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Observatory comprises a virtual reality 3-D space theatre, exhibitions, a lecture theatre and many more.
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Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
~18.98 miles from Palm Beach city center
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The Museum of Contemporary Art (abbreviated MCA) in Sydney, Australia is an Australian museum solely dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art, both from across Australia and around the world. Housed in the Art Deco-style former Maritime Services Board Building on the western edge of Circular Quay, the MCA is one of the youngest of the chief cultural venues in Australia's largest city.The MCA was established to fulfil the museum aspect of the vision of Australian expatriate artist John Power (1881–1943), who bequeathed his personal fortune to the University of Sydney to inform and educate Australians in the contemporary visual arts.With the relocation of the Maritime Services Board (MSB) to larger premises in 1989, the former MSB Building was gifted by the...
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~18.99 miles from Palm Beach city center
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The Rocks is an inner-city suburb, tourist precinct and historic area of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the southern shore of Sydney Harbour, immediately north-west of the Sydney central business district. The precinct and its immediate surroundings are administered independently of the local government area of the City of Sydney, by a New South Wales state government statutory authority, the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.The Rocks area borders on the Bradfield Highway, leading to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with the suburbs of Dawes Point and Millers Point, to the west. It is immediately adjacent to Circular Quay on Sydney Cove, the site of Australia's first European settlement in 1788.
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~19.01 miles from Palm Beach city center
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The Customs House is an historic Sydney landmark located in the city's Circular Quay area. Constructed initially in 1844-1845, the building served as the headquarters of the Customs Service until 1990. Ownership was then transferred from the Commonwealth Government of Australia to the City of Sydney Council in 1994, when it became a venue for exhibitions and private functions. After being refurbished in 2003, it has also become the new home of the City of Sydney Library.The ground floor of the building houses a 4.2m x 9.5m scale model of Sydney's CBD, viewed through a glass floor. The model was built by Modelcraft in 1998 and weighs one tonne. Images of the various versions of the building across its history are also displayed.
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Royal Botanic Gardens (Sydney)
~19.07 miles from Palm Beach city center
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The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia, are the most central of the three major botanical gardens open to the public in Sydney. (The others are the Mount Annan Botanic Garden and the Mount Tomah Botanic Garden.) The park, managed by the same trust as The Domain adjoining it, is free to access and open every day of the year.
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~19.10 miles from Palm Beach city center
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Circular Quay is a locality in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the northern edge of the Sydney central business district on Sydney Cove, between Bennelong Point and The Rocks. It is part of the local government area of the City of Sydney.Circular Quay is made up of walkways, pedestrian malls, parks and restaurants. It hosts a number of ferry quays and a train station.
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Museum of Sydney
~19.11 miles from Palm Beach city center
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The Museum of Sydney is built on the ruins of the house of New South Wales' first Governor, Arthur Phillip on the present-day corner of Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney. The original house, which was Australia's first Government House, was built in 1788 and exposed by archaeologists in 1983. The building was designed by Denton Corker Marshall architects. The museum was built as part of the Governor Phillip Tower development and is managed by the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales.The Museum of Sydney explores colonial and contemporary Sydney through objects, pictures and new digital media techniques. Panoramic views of Sydney - from 1788 until today - stretch across walls and video screens. Sydney's convict era is explored in a giant showcase of goods and chattels recovered from ...
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Elizabeth Bay House
~19.27 miles from Palm Beach city center
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Elizabeth Bay House is a historic home in the suburb of Elizabeth Bay in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Built between 1835 and 1839, Elizabeth Bay House was known as 'the finest house in the colony'. Elizabeth Bay House is a 19th century Regency style home originally surrounded by a 54-acre (22 ha) garden but now situated within a densely populated inner city suburb. It is managed by the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales as a museum that is open to the public for a modest fee.Elizabeth Bay House is a superb example of Australian colonial architecture, best known for its central eliptical saloon with domed lantern and geometric staircase.
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Sydney Opera House
~19.27 miles from Palm Beach city center
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Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre on Bennelong Point in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was conceived and largely built by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, who, in 2003, received the Pritzker Prize, architecture's highest honour. The citation stated:“There is no doubt that the Sydney Opera House is his masterpiece. It is one of the great iconic buildings of the 20th century, an image of great beauty that has become known throughout the world – a symbol for not only a city, but a whole country and continent.”Sydney Opera House was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007. Currently, it is the most recently constructed World Heritage Site to be designated as such, sharing this distinction with such ancient landmarks as Stonehenge and the Giza Necrop...
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Sydney Town Hall
~19.28 miles from Palm Beach city center
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The Sydney Town Hall is a landmark sandstone building located in the heart of Sydney. It stands opposite the Queen Victoria Building and alongside St Andrew's Cathedral. Sitting above the busy Town Hall station and between the cinema strip on George Street and the Central Business District, the steps of the Town Hall are a popular meeting place.
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State Library of New South Wales
~19.31 miles from Palm Beach city center
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The State Library of New South Wales is a large public library owned by the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located in Macquarie Street, Sydney near Shakespeare Place.The Library hosts many exhibitions, both from its own collections and from other organisations such as World Press Photo and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.The public library started as the 'Australian Subscription Library' in 1826. It was then taken over by the New South Wales Government in 1869 and became the 'Sydney Free Public Library'. In 1895 it was renamed the 'Public Library of New South Wales' until its most recent name change in 1975, when it became the 'State Library of New South Wales'.
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Downtown Business District (Neighborhood)
~19.31 miles from Palm Beach city center
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Sydney Parliament House
~19.33 miles from Palm Beach city center
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Parliament House in Sydney is a complex of buildings housing the Parliament of New South Wales, a state of Australia. It is located on the east side of Macquarie Street in Sydney, the state capital. The facade consists of a two storey Georgian building, the oldest public building in the City of Sydney, flanked by two Victorian additions containing the parliamentary chambers. These buildings are linked to a 1970s 12 storey block at the rear, facing onto the Domain.The main entrances are contained in a two storey building with a colonnaded front verandah. On the ground floor, there are two entrance halls. Between these halls is the Greenway Room, which is used for small committee meetings and events. The upstairs rooms are used by Hansard. To the north of this building is the chamber of ...
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Art Gallery of New South Wales
~19.33 miles from Palm Beach city center
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Hyde Park Barracks Museum
~19.47 miles from Palm Beach city center
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The Hyde Park Barracks are at the southern end of Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The barracks are located near the north-east corner of Hyde Park, opposite Queens Square and beside the Sydney Mint. Hyde Park Barracks were designed by the colonial architect Francis Greenway and built between 1818 and 1819. It is managed by the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales as a museum that is open to the public for a modest fee.
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St. James Church
~19.51 miles from Palm Beach city center
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St James' Church is an Anglican church in King Street in Sydney, Australia, known by Sydneysiders as St James' King Street. It is the oldest church building in Sydney and has been in continuous use from its consecration on 11 February 1824. The building was originally designed to serve as a courthouse - a purpose betrayed by the unusual classical form and central positioning of the northern porch (which also serves as the main entrance) - but was modified prior to construction as a church with the addition of a steeple at the western end
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Pitt Street Mall
~19.54 miles from Palm Beach city center
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Pitt Street Mall is the pedestrianised section of Pitt Street in the CBD of Sydney, Australia. It is one block long between Market Street and King Street and is one of Australia's busiest and most cosmopolitan shopping precincts.Despite its small size, it hosts many flagship chain stores, including Myer and Soul Pattinson, and more than 600 speciality stores within two city blocks. It is Sydney's main shopping street, and floorspace rents are correspondingly the highest in Australia, and the eighth highest in the world in terms of city streets.A number of shopping centres front onto the Mall, including Westfield Centrepoint, Imperial Arcade, Skygarden, Glasshouse, Mid City Centre, Westfield Sydney Central Plaza, The Soul Pattinson Building and Strand Arcade. In 2005 Westfield took over...
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St Mary's Cathedral
~19.58 miles from Palm Beach city center
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St Mary’s Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, currently Cardinal Archbishop George Pell. The cathedral is dedicated to “Mary, Help of Christians”, Patron of Australia. St Mary’s holds the title and dignity of a minor basilica, bestowed upon it by Pope Pius XI in 1930. It is the largest church in Australia, though not the highest. It is located on College Street in the heart of the City of Sydney where, despite the high rise development of the CBD, its imposing structure and twin spires make it a landmark from every direction. In 2008, St. Mary's Cathedral became the focus of World Youth Day 2008 and was visited by Pope Benedict XVI.
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University of Sydney
~19.62 miles from Palm Beach city center
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The University of Sydney (informally Sydney University or simply Sydney) is the oldest university in Australia. It was established in Sydney in 1850. In 2009, the university had 47,775 students making it the second largest (behind Monash University) in Australia.The University’s reputation has been built on the breadth of disciplines that it offers to students, and the quality and impact of its research. It is renowned for the activity of its student life (Germaine Greer and Clive James cut their teeth at Sydney, as did the Chaser team) and is consistently ranked by the National Union of Students as offering the best student experience in Australia. Increasingly it has been working to broaden both its student intake, through scholarships and programs like the Compass Project, and its com...
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~19.64 miles from Palm Beach city center
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Sydney Tower (also known as the AMP Tower, AMP Centrepoint Tower, Centrepoint Tower or just Centrepoint) is Sydney's tallest free-standing structure, and the second tallest in Australia (with the Q1 building on the Gold Coast being the tallest). It is also the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere (after Auckland's Sky Tower, though Sydney Tower's main observation deck is almost 50 m (164 ft) higher than that of Auckland's Sky Tower). The Sydney Tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.The tower stands 305 m (1,001 ft) above the Sydney CBD, being located at 100 Market Street, between Pitt and Castlereagh Streets. It is accessible from the Pitt Street Mall, and sits upon Centrepoint (to which the tower is often referred), an office and shopping centr...
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~19.66 miles from Palm Beach city center
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Sydney Aquarium is a public aquarium located in the city of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the eastern (city) side of Darling Harbour to the north of the Pyrmont Bridge.The aquarium contains a large variety of Australian aquatic life, displaying more than 650 species comprising more than 6,000 individual fish and other sea and water creatures from most of Australia's water habitats.Its key exhibits are a series of underwater, see-through, acrylic glass tunnels where sharks swim above visitors, and recreation of a Great Barrier Reef coral environment.The Sydney Aquarium was opened in 1988, during Australia's bicentenary celebrations, and is one of the largest aquariums in the world. It is regarded as one of Sydney's premier tourist attractions with over 55% of it...
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Queen Victoria Building
~19.75 miles from Palm Beach city center
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The Queen Victoria Building, or QVB, is a late nineteenth century building by the architect George McRae in the central business district of Sydney, Australia. The Romanesque Revival building is 190 metres long by 30 wide, and fills a city block, bounded by George, Market, York and Druitt Streets. Designed as a shopping centre, it was later used for a variety of other purposes until its restoration and return to its original use in the late twentieth century.
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Australia National Maritime Museum
~19.76 miles from Palm Beach city center
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