Sydney Arts & Culture

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  • 03/01/2015

Sydney – Arts & Culture

Sydney is home to a number of breathtaking landmarks and is a haven for arts and culture of all kinds.  With a history dating back thousands of years Aboriginals inhabited the area going back for upwards of 10,000 years, learn something about them at the NSW Art Gallery and see many of their artefacts and artworks on display.  A tour by mini bus with driver is an ideal way to visit the different arts and cultural sites throughout the city.

Explore the iconic Opera House and take a tour through the orchestra pits and the green rooms.  Shopping in the Rocks, Australia’s birthplace or having lunch among 10,000 plant species at the Botanical Gardens, or at Sydney’s oldest golf course.  Custom mini coach tours with any number of stops can be arranged with coach hire and private driver so you can enjoy Sydney and see everything you want to see.

Established in 1871 the Art Gallery at New South Wales(NSW) is free to enter as are the permanent exhibits.  With over 40,000 pieces in inventory and 10,000 on display at any given time there is always something new to see.  The collection on display is from around the world, and there are 30 exhibits a year that rotate through for temporary viewing.

For a lovely evening out there there is Art After Hours hosted on Wednesdays. For an interactive experience with the family or school group there is a program called “Drop in and Make” this is available daily from 11 am and 4 pm and children of all ages are invited to try. This week is Crazy Glasses and next is Colourful pinwheels and it changes on a regular basis, check their calendar for the newest projects happening. There is also a gallery dedicated to children. Stop at the information desk and tell them you want a guide to show you the children’s gallery, no appointment needed just walk in.

Botanical Gardens

When you need a natural respite but do not have time to get out of the city the Royal Botanical Gardens provides a trip into tranquility.  Stroll along the garden paths enjoying all the different species that thrive in Sydney’s sub tropical climate.  There are daily guided tours starting at 10:30 in the morning, ending just in time for lunch at one of the cafe’s.

There are half a dozen different places to get refreshments at the Botanical Gardens. For lunch or brunch on the weekends the Botanic Gardens Restaurant Cafe & Events is open daily at Noon. Private dining rooms can be reserved for corporate or social events, and it is wheelchair accessible. The Botanic Gardens Cafe is under the Restaurant, opens much earlier 8:30 am and offers breakfast, sandwiches, pastas, and salads. Again it is wheelchair accessible. For a better view for breakfast or lunch then you will want to head to the Pavilion which captures the view of the gardens with the city skyline as the backdrop. The Pavilion has a kiosk as well with light refreshments so if you want to picnic in the park without bringing your own food the Pavilion Kiosk has what you need. Shop on the Hop has take away food as well. The Palace Gate Cafe is another fabulous place to stock up on picnic goods including wine, they also have dining facilities onsite.  

The Opera House

One of the most recognizable buildings in the world Sydney’s famous Opera House is a fantastic place to explore.  The Opera House offers tours that will take you through the backstage area, the green rooms, orchestra pits, and stage area.  Get to see where the magic happens from the perspective of the performers.

Catching a show at the Sydney Opera House is another great way to show your significant other they mean the world to you. Have the ultimate date night at the Opera House, book a private luxury coach for transport and indulge in champagne, and dinner, and perhaps a few cocktails out on the town before returning to your accommodation.

Oldest Golf Course in Sydney

Lovers of golf, visit the first golf course in Sydney established in 1882, the Australian Golf Club.  Home to fourteen Australian Open’s including 2014 this private club invites interstate and international members for a round of golf with an introduction letter from your home club.

This course will challenge players of all skill levels. The clubhouse is heritage protected, and the lounge serves delicious food and great cocktails. This course provides a great environment for a round of golf, or for social events as well as corporate events or corporate golf days.

Shop the Rocks

The Rocks the birthplace of Australia is filled with heritage protected buildings, fabulous fashion boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, Australian homewares, restaurants, and cafes.  Stroll along the cobblestone streets for a shopping experience where you can meet the designers and artists at their shops.

Sydney has so many options for all budgets and all tastes.  This should get you started with some great arts and culture ideas for a day out in Sydney.

Contact Concord Coaches to arrange all your transportation needs, groups of 2-24 are welcome to book mini bus or mini coach tours, and larger groups can either book multiple buses or perhaps a larger luxury coach. We will tailor all your transport needs based on your needs and your budget. Fill out our Quick Quote form and a logistics representative will get back to you with more details.

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