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[{"address":"Piccolo Me Moorebank","location":{"longitude":150.92366115000002,"latitude":-33.94738431069018,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Try a Reuben Hood at Piccolo Me\nIf the mee goreng toastie didn’t float your boat, you this cute little cafe between the State Gallery and the ‘ruins’ is a lovely place to sit on a sunny day – but they are in here because the names they give their sandwiches make me laugh.\n\nTry a Hammer Time (ham, tomato, cheese and rocket) or a Reuben Hood (corned beef, apple slaw and swiss cheese)."},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F13.webp?alt=media&token=af4bddea-0071-461d-8302-6ba7a92b388a","type":"img"},{"content":"https://www.facebook.com/piccolomeau/","type":"link"}]},{"address":"Ark Joinery","location":{"latitude":-33.946413160689815,"longitude":151.19575035,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Marvel at The Suspended Tree\nFun things to do in Circular Quay? Erm, how about visiting a tree that’s hanging horizontally about 15 feet up in the air!\n\nThe first time I saw the Underwood Ark (as it’s known) I was walking down nearby Pitt Street and I literally stopped in my tracks and reversed. I could see tree roots sticking sideways out the side of a building. Confusion did not come close.\nIt actually is a real tree – it was dug up, the bark removed and the roots cleaned.\nAs it ages it’ll change from its brown colour to a silver.\n\nThe tree aims to symbolise the areas past history of shipbuilding and the fact that a stream used to run down this alley many moons ago.\n\nWhere to find the Underwood Ark:\n\nThe best way to find it is to walk down Dalley Street which runs between Pitt Street and George Street – you’ll see the roots sticking out from the laneway. If you come in this way and walk down underneath the tree you’ll end up in Instagram Alley (see below)."},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F4.webp?alt=media&token=8edeb8a1-6b33-4334-bcb1-4ab917e227e0","type":"img"},{"content":"https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/sydneys-underwood-street-grows-a-tree-of-awe-and-wonder-20170728-gxkvis.html","type":"link"}]},{"location":{"longitude":151.1798406,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitude":-33.896086310669546},"address":"Mary's","media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Have a Blowtorched Bloody Mary\nMary’s are a Sydney institution – part rock, part hipster, they also do blooming good burgers – and a Bloody Mary covered in melted cheese that the barmen take a blowtorch to melt.\n"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F15.webp?alt=media&token=52dc8917-6d36-43fb-88bf-d0892dc3ece4","type":"img"},{"type":"text","content":"While their original homes is in Sydney’s Newtown, they have a new super-swish outpost in Macquarie Place, just outside Circular Quay.\n\nIn the evening it’s noisy and a buzzing and they have live music upstairs, but if you’re not super hipster and still want to try it, go Saturday lunchtime when there’s barely anyone around.\n\nOh, and while I haven’t tried them yet, their vegan offerings like the Whole Cauliflower are apparently amazing."},{"type":"link","content":"https://www.marys69.com/"}]},{"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Do a Mini Scavenger Hunt\nWithout giving too much away, the Underwood Ark, may, or may not feature in one of the fun app-based Secret City Trails that have recently launched in the city.\n\nThere’s five of them in total in areas like Circular Quay, The Rocks and Chinatown.\n\nThey were an idea of Transport New South Wales to help give people something to do during the busy rush hour periods when their bus or train might be a bit busy but they’re also a really fun thing to add to a weekend trip to Sydney – or, if you’re a local, they’re perfect for one of those days where you aren’t quite sure what you want to do but you know you want to be outside!\n\nThere’s about 5-6 clues in each trail which each let you explore a different area of the city spotting details you might not have seen before."},{"type":"link","content":"https://goo.gl/maps/y7BG7mXWEsJ4us9t5"}],"location":{"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitude":151.204117,"latitude":-33.87902736066267,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834},"address":"Chinatown - Sydney"},{"media":[{"content":"# Discover the Women Who Made Sydney\nCircular Quay is the starting point for this fascinating tour by 24 Hours in Sydney.\n\nCalled Skirting Sydney, the idea came from tour guide and owner Simon’s mum who pointed out that most of Sydney’s history is all about the men that built the city, but what about the women?\n\nOn this tour you’ll hear fascinating stories about the Dragon Lady who manned (or should that be ladied) the door of one of Sydney’s most exclusive nightclubs – and if you’re a Sydney local you’ll also be fascinated about where it was located.\nYou’ll also never look at the corner of Elizabeth and Market Street again when you find out that it’s home to one of Sydney’s most secret and exclusive clubs.","type":"text"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F10.webp?alt=media&token=bba4a619-7656-478b-86e6-045f0678de4f"},{"content":"https://goo.gl/maps/7RDFym9mMsUibJdz6","type":"link"}],"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"longitude":151.2102156,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.87072351065934},"address":"Elizabeth Street & Market Street"},{"location":{"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitude":151.21522050000002,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitude":-33.86592081065743},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# See the Incredible Green Wall\nThe Calyx in the middle of Sydney’s Royal Botanical Gardens has some amazing exhibitions – and is home to Australia’s largest indoor green wall.\n\nOne day I went there and for an exhbition called Plants with Bite which featured 25,000 carnivorous plants.\nErm, has anyone tested that so many in one room is safe? What if they turn feral?\n\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F7.webp?alt=media&token=430aa3a9-fb65-48bc-8a7a-aa35f0046f65"},{"content":"https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/the-calyx","type":"link"}],"address":"The Calyx"},{"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Get some Sydney Honey – or see a Stingless Bee\nThe bees above are made from plants but there are also real bees that frequent the hives in the Royal Botanical Gardens and these make honey that you can buy in the Garden shop.\n\nIt costs $14 a jar and according to the beekeepers at the gardens, tastes like no other honey.\n\nBecause the bees have an enormous variety of different plants to sample for pollen it really is a mishmash of influences you won’t find elsewhere.\n\nNote: Honey is one of the foods that often can’t be taken between states in Australia so, if you’re travelling around check before you buy some and pop it in your suitcase,\n\nInsect lovers can also visit a hive of stingless bees in the Royal Botanical Gardens….yes, despite Australia’s reputation for being full of creatures with a mission to kill you, at least ten species of bees that live here don’t sting. There’s a colony of them living slightly to the left (if the Harbour is behind you) of the old Palm House.\n\nIf you didn’t know that’s what it was though you’d probably walk straight past it – it just looks like two tree trunks and the bees, and the opening to the hive, are tiny.\n\nI only know about it as I went on one of the free tours offered in the Gardens every morning at 10.30am – which is another fun thing to do in Circular Quay."},{"type":"link","content":"https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/visit/shop-in-the-garden"}],"location":{"longitude":151.2167204,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitude":-33.86492591065698,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421},"address":"The Garden Shop"},{"location":{"longitude":151.2152453,"latitude":-33.863994713736645,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Stand Here and Stamp\nThis is the main pond in the Royal Botanical Gardens and, if you’re very lucky, as you stamp the eels that live in the pond will come and up to see you – mostly because they think they are being fed. But the fact that they perform on command is not the most exciting things about these eels.\n"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F22.webp?alt=media&token=ed2cb7e8-d270-49ee-acbb-c62917f55160","type":"img"},{"type":"text","content":"You see when these eels decide to make baby eels, they can’t do it in the pond. It’s freshwater, they need saltwater to spawn and so, in the depth of night they haul themselves out of the water and slither across the grass toward Sydney Harbour where they need to start the swim to their spawning grounds.\n\nBut oh, no there’s a wall in the way….what’s a frisky eel to do?\n\nWell, if you’ve ever walked along the sea wall here at high tide or on a windy day you’ll have noticed water splashing in through drainage holes at the base of the wall. Apparently, that’s how the eels wriggle back out to sea.\n\nOnce they’ve had their babies, mum and kids slither back to the pond. Okay, I admit, it sounds like something from a horror film, but it’s still incredible.\n\nAnd yes, I learned that on the free tour of the Botanical Gardens too – I told you it was worth booking.\n\nSadly you can’t add ‘watching the eels slither out to sea’ as one of your fun things to do in Circular Quay as it only happens at night when the gardens are closed."},{"type":"link","content":"https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/"}],"address":"Royal Botanic Garden Sydney"},{"location":{"longitude":151.2152453,"latitude":-33.863994713736645,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421},"media":[{"content":"# Book a Mystery Picnic in the Botanic Gardens\nMore Scavenger Hunting. This fun idea by Amazing.co is a great adventure for a Sydney date, or for a group of foodie friends.\n\nYou book the picnic for your chosen date and then you’re given a set of clues which takes you to independent food stores to collect all the goodies you need for a picnic.\n\nYour last stop is the Botanic Gardens where you get to eat all of your goodies. \n","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F6.webp?alt=media&token=24a9d6aa-a157-45a5-931e-dfcb18715189","type":"img"},{"type":"link","content":"https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/"}],"address":"Royal Botanic Garden Sydney"},{"location":{"latitude":-33.86623641065753,"longitude":151.21290639999998,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834},"address":"State Library of New South Wales","media":[{"content":"# Learn All About Trim The Cat\nTrim was the cat of explorer Matthew Flinders and accompanied him around the world on his journeys.\n\nThe story goes that as a kitten Trim fell off the ship while at sea, but managed to climb his way back on via a rope!\n\nHe was then adopted as a favourite cat by the whole ship.\n\nThere are a few statues of him around Australia and even some in the UK, but the thing I love most about this one is the little pawprints that lead away from the statue of Matthew Flinders and across the railing to Trim’s statue.\n\n\n","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F18.webp?alt=media&token=77b7dc85-cd1f-4564-be15-607435f46182","type":"img"},{"content":"The statue appears on the windowsill of the Mitchell Library (part of the rather fancy State Library of New South Wales) who also now sell a range of Trim merchandise.\n\nYou can get your own Trim keyring, postcard, book – or even a model of the statue if you head inside. The Cafe is also named after him!","type":"text"},{"content":"http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/","type":"link"}]},{"address":"Government House","location":{"longitude":151.21490390000002,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitude":-33.85979926065493},"media":[{"content":"# Check out The Queen’s Gardening Skills\nOkay, let’s get a bit more refined. Government House is home to the sitting New South Wales Governor and it’s full of pomp and circumstance.\n\n","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F17.webp?alt=media&token=203e7a9c-6f29-4fd2-8f3a-f266b49adb9d","type":"img"},{"type":"text","content":"The decor is amazing and I loved the part of the talk on how the various Governors choose their coat of arms.\n\n"},{"content":"http://www.governor.nsw.gov.au/","type":"link"}]},{"media":[{"content":"# Go on a Jet Boat\nYes, it’s in every guide to things to do in Circular Quay and, generally, I try and normally I stay away from what everyone else recommends but it seriously is fun.\n\nI did it on my birthday a few years ago and had an absolute blast. You will scream, you will get wet and you will come off beaming like you’ve been on a rollercoaster.\n","type":"text"},{"content":"https://thunderjetboat.com.au/","type":"link"}],"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitude":-33.860043960655034,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitude":151.21303655},"address":"Thunder Jet Boat"},{"media":[{"content":"# Have a Themed Afternoon Tea\nHotel the Sir Stamford Circular Quay on Macquarie Street love a themed afternoon tea.\n\nOne of their most popular was the Wizardry High Tea, which contained such delights as The Sweetest Sorting Hat pastry and Philosopher’s Scones.\n\nBut other themes have included a cheese-themed tea and Christmas in July tea.\nIt sells out fast so if one is on when you’re in Sydney and you’re keen to try it then definitely book in advance.","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F2.webp?alt=media&token=3f5dfdaf-9aab-4874-bc23-5b1ee404004d","type":"img"},{"type":"link","content":"https://www.stamford.com.au/hotels/stamford-circular-quay-hotel"}],"location":{"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"longitude":151.2128094,"latitude":-33.86208286065587},"address":"Sir Stamford at Circular Quay"},{"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitude":-33.86203106065583,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitude":151.21235169999997},"address":"Justice and Police Museum","media":[{"content":"# Get Your Mug Shot Taken\nThe Justice and Police Museum on the corner of Albert and Phillip Streets is a surprisingly fun thing to do in Circular Quay considering it covers a relatively serious subject.\n\nIt’s full of stories of Sydney’s underworld there were a lot of poisoners in the city back in the day, but also fascinating information on how the police force worked when Sydney was a bit more lawless than it is now.\n\nWe went for the 2.30 afternoon talk (which is heralded adults only but really isn’t that shocking) and learned all about Henri Louis Bertrand, the mad dentist who, before deciding he wanted to kill his lover’s husband, paraded around Sydney dressed as a tiger – way to stay under the radar there fella.\nA nice little touch is the chance to dress up as one of the molls (or spivs) of the 1920s underworld and pose for photos in the old court.","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F14.webp?alt=media&token=4db62375-1a13-4c7f-8f90-72a4f56ead4c","type":"img"},{"type":"link","content":"http://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/justice-police-museum"}]},{"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Check Out The ‘Ruins’\nIf you’ve visited Europe you’re probably used to seeing bits of old wall sticking out of the ground, but, there are not many such sites in Sydney – the Romans not making it this far and all that – which is why the pile of what looks like old city ruins at the bottom of Macquarie Street is quite so unusual.\n\nThere’s bits of column, curved parks of doorways and all manner of unidentified shapes set in a spiral just sticking out of what’s otherwise, a completely non-descript piece of land.\nNo, Sydney didn’t have a secret ancient city – the piece is an artwork called Memory is Creation Without End by artist Kimio Tsychiya.\n\nBut wait, there’s a twist – the stones are from old demolished buildings and other structures like the old Pyrmont Bridge that once stood in Sydney – so, is it art or is it ruins?"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F11.webp?alt=media&token=1ea2e8a5-61db-439a-b716-86f51d7df225","type":"img"},{"content":"https://museu.ms/","type":"link"}],"address":"Museum of Sydney","location":{"longitude":151.21157595000005,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitude":-33.86349171065643}},{"location":{"longitude":151.2118564,"latitude":-33.86398651065665,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Try Sydney’s Best (and most fun) Burger\nThe Blame Canada burger at Bar Luca has been voted the best burger in Sydney – but that’s not why they are included here though. That’s because of their ingenuity when it comes to their ingredients.\n\nThey love adding things you might not expect to find on a burger (Blame Canada has poutine on it) and past specials have included the Chickarita which was a margarita glazed chicken burger topped with (among other things) pickled melon and the Hella Weiner – a burger with two added sausages! I also love their ability to make puns from what’s in their buns!\nPersonally, I don’t think the sides are quite as good as the burgers, so if you’re looking to save a few calories go big on the burger and maybe skip the extras. Bar Luca is at 52 Philip Street"},{"type":"link","content":"http://barluca.com.au/"}],"address":"Bar Luca"},{"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitude":151.21079375,"latitude":-33.86221046065589},"address":"Customs House","media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Visit the Tiny Model of Sydney\nOkay, so it’s getting a bit scratched, half the new buildings aren’t on it – and, it plays havoc with my vertigo if I walk over it, but there’s something super cute about the tiny model of Sydney that lives on the ground floor of Customs House.\nThe building also has a tourist information office, a nice bar called Quay outside, is home to the library (and foreign newspapers if you fancy a catch up) and last time I was in there had model bats hanging all over it for some strange reason. I guess it’s the same reason why there’s koi carp ‘floating’ round the sky of Sydney!\n\nOn top of this building is also the iconic Cafe Sydney – a bar and restaurant with amazing views and could add a bit of class to the end of your day of investigating my list of fun things to do in Circular Quay."},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F25.webp?alt=media&token=19af94ba-4f10-437e-a575-932c30a53b08","type":"img"},{"type":"link","content":"https://www.sydneycustomshouse.com.au/"}]},{"location":{"longitude":151.21089162317787,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitude":-33.858482119232654},"address":"Circular Quay","media":[{"content":"# Jump on a Ferry\nIt’s one of the best things to do in Circular Quay and one of the best ways to see Sydney – and gives you the best view of the Opera House.\n\nIf you want to visit one of Sydney’s best beaches, take the Manly Ferry which also gives you the longest ride around the cities amazing harbour\nPhotographers might want to take their ferry trip out to Cockatoo Island – a real Sydney gem.\n\nThis UNESCO listed island in the middle of Sydney Harbour has a mixed history of convict life and shipbuilding and there are heaps of old buildings and machinery still there for you to explore.","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F23.webp?alt=media&token=ae396a23-7c4d-4749-9298-8085ab602020","type":"img"},{"content":"https://myfastferry.com.au/","type":"link"}]},{"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Go on a True Crime Cruise\nThere’s a lot of walking tours in Sydney, and a few of them cover the city’s darker past, but taking a cruise around the pretty city harbour hearing about its role in Sydney’s history was a lovely break from walking around.\n\nThe tour, arranged by Dark Stories and hosted by Fantasea cruising takes around 90 minutes and gives you a chance to visit parts of Sydney you definitely don’t get to see from the land (incuding some of it’s swishiest houses. I got a bit distracted at one point trying to decide which multi-million dollar mansion I wanted most).\n\nI definitely heard a few new stories on this tour – including one about murder monkeys that means I’m going to keep my wits about me next time I takea trip to the zoo.\n"},{"content":"https://www.fantasea.com.au/","type":"link"}],"address":"Fantasea Cruising - Sydney Harbour Cruises","location":{"latitude":-33.86073851065531,"longitude":151.20999120000002,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421}},{"location":{"latitude":-33.86224871065595,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitude":151.20790325000002,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834},"address":"Dutch Smuggler Coffee Brewers","media":[{"content":"# Get a Mi Goreng Toastie in Instagram Alley\nSydney CBD doesn’t yet have the street art culture of its cousin’s Melbourne or Perth (or even Sydney’s Newtown), but it’s getting there – starting withThe Burrows, a laneway just off Sydney’s George Street which is covered with a huge mural offering numerous photogenic backdrops for you to enjoy!\n\nThe Burrows is also home to Dutch Smuggler, a coffee shop known for its quirky toasted sandwiches – most famous of which is the Mi Goreng toastie.\n\nYes, it’s a toasted sandwich full of noodles and a fried egg!\n\nThey have also done a spaghetti bolognaise one!\n\nThese are not people afraid of carbs!\n","type":"text"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F9.webp?alt=media&token=9de2f15b-63b6-42f2-87b8-b49c453175a8"},{"content":"http://www.dutchsmuggler.com.au/","type":"link"}]},{"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Find Your Favourite View From the Cahill Expressway\nThe Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are the two icons of Sydney, but it’s tricky to get them both in the same photo – unless you go to the walkway of the Cahill Expressway that is. This walkway runs above Circular Quay station and gives an amazing view of both sights (like this one).\nHow do you get to the Cahill Expressway?\n\nThere are three entrances – one on Macquarie Street – this is a bit tricky to find at the moment as there are building works but look for a set of stairs that look like they don’t go anywhere just past the entrance to the Royal Automobile Club at No89 (or before it if you’re walking up from the Harbour).\n\nIf you’re coming from the Opera House, the easiest way to get there is to take the lift that you’ll find right by Alfred Street – it’s just past the entrance to the Pullman Grand on your left-hand side (with the Opera House behind you) by all the building work.\n\nThe last entrance is in The Rocks from the stairs that also take you over the Harbour Bridge on Cumberland Street (just follow the signs to Cahill Walkway.)\n\nThere’s an official a viewing point in the middle of the Expressway, but I think the best view comes from slightly to the left of that (this time, I mean left if you’re looking out to the Harbour)."},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F20.webp?alt=media&token=08b6cd7a-4ab3-4f37-ae95-4d39eb3628d3","type":"img"},{"content":"https://goo.gl/maps/EBnKTicGgTDFRYhE8","type":"link"}],"location":{"longitude":151.2070099,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.858330910654374},"address":"Cahill Expressway"},{"location":{"latitude":-33.86581813808842,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"longitude":151.20573025031166,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421},"address":"Wynyard","media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Go on a Tiny Bird Treasure Hunt\nBritish artist Tracey Emin recently added 60 odd tiny bronze birds to the 1km stretch of Bridge and Hunter Streets just up from Circular Quay – and it’s really good fun trying to find them.\nIf you want to give it a try, look up, look down and think ‘if I were a sparrow where would I sit’ .\n"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F3.webp?alt=media&token=cd6757d6-665c-48ee-b5f2-3f0f9aaa8a58","type":"img"},{"content":"http://www.henstreasurehunt.com.au/locations/the-rocks-hens-night/","type":"link"}]},{"address":"NSW STATE LIBRARY","media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Visit The Quirky Collections at the State Library\nWhile you’re checking out the cuteness that is Trim, walk either left or right and check out the State Library too – the galleries have some really quirky exhibits like the death mask of author Henry Lawson.\nDeath masks are a bit of a thing in Sydney museums!\n\nThey were taken of people when they died for a few reasons – as a memory of what the person looked like (as it likely to be the case with Lawson) or to study the person’s features to try and spot any patterns that might indicate predisposition to certain talents and behaviours.\n\nThis is why there’s also a lot of death masks in the Justice and Police Museum.\n\nExperts were attempting to use a technique called phrenology, which involves reading the bumps on someone’s head to determine if there was any correlation between the shape and those tried for murder – spoiler, there wasn’t.\n\n"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F19.webp?alt=media&token=d731c273-e005-493e-a479-0afc21e21a71","type":"img"},{"content":"https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/plan-your-visit/spaces-research-and-study/mitchell-library-reading-room","type":"link"}],"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitude":-33.866697060657714,"longitude":151.20640110000002,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421}},{"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Sing at Frankies\nAnother Sydney local’s favourite, Frankies Pizza by the Slice on Hunter Street is an underground pizza bar stocked full of pinball machines.\nIt’s a great place to go for cheap pizza and lots of beer – but, Tuesday night is when it comes into it’s own with Hard Rock Karaoke.\n\nUp on the stage you go to destroy your vocal cords belting out your best rendition of AC/DC (known as acca-dacca if you’re talking to any Australian) or Black Sabbath with a live band – it’s not a quiet night out to say the least.\n\nFrankie’s days are numbered as the building has been purchased as part of the development of the new Sydney Metro so get there fast if you want to exercise your vocal cords."},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F16.webp?alt=media&token=ff1b6ec1-3883-4a21-8d6a-0ae4b7c6084a","type":"img"},{"type":"link","content":"http://frankiespizzabytheslice.com/"}],"address":"Frankie's Pizza","location":{"longitude":151.20951025,"latitude":-33.86589661065743,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834}},{"address":"The Carter Sydney","media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Drink at The Carter Bar\nIt’s a Beyonce and Jay Z themed hip-hop bar in the middle of the most corporate bit of the Sydney CBD so I feel it’s my job to mention it to you even though I haven’t actually set foot in the place! It’s at 16 O Connell Street.\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F7XcTPhQhDzhgCDa7zPqi%2F21.webp?alt=media&token=3a55925a-8cb1-4658-8b83-ded910c1d6ca"},{"type":"link","content":"http://www.thecarter.com.au/"}],"location":{"latitude":-33.86521421065713,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitude":151.2096039,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834}}]
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