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Constructed in 1989, the Metro Marlow vision to cater to international travelers and locals alike has wonderfully come to life in this 220-room gem. As you explore this venue, notice the intriguing mix of old and new in the hotel's façade - a testament to the city’s balance of history and modernity.\n\nStart your day right with an authentic Sydney breakfast in the heart of the city. Our journey begins here, where city charm meets shopping pleasure. As we prepare to explore, remember to visit the hidden lobby bar, a secret haven crafting bespoke cocktails with Australian botanicals. Now, who's ready to embark on a thrilling Sydney adventure after a hearty breakfast? Let's continue our journey, there's much more to discover!\n\n"}]},{"address":"Chinese Garden of Friendship","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FVX9Uh2mYo4WmAfZ4M477%2Ftts_1.mp3?alt=media&token=e21f2164-08c1-428a-9282-87d90dc7ce7c","placeId":"ChIJFTfQPjuuEmsREP3x-Wh9AQ8","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1773310700361052,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.87655816066168,"longitude":151.20305485},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FVX9Uh2mYo4WmAfZ4M477%2Ffriendship%201.jpeg?alt=media&token=bb788c15-fa2a-4102-9324-a22756d1a5fe"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FVX9Uh2mYo4WmAfZ4M477%2Ffriendship.%20.jpeg?alt=media&token=d8c60582-b3f9-4fbf-9f50-bf0abe58215f"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FVX9Uh2mYo4WmAfZ4M477%2Ffriendship.jpeg?alt=media&token=dbb89fd8-0c35-42d8-9da5-d841291ade89"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FVX9Uh2mYo4WmAfZ4M477%2Ffriendship%202.jpeg?alt=media&token=fd6a384d-4e25-48c8-9c55-66abc2078c74"},{"type":"text","content":"Seeking a quiet spot in our bustling city? The cherished Chinese Garden of Friendship exists right here, a meaningful gift from our sister city, Guangzhou. The garden is an oasis of peace right amongst our urban hubbub, reflecting Taoist principles with its water elements, rock formations, and thriving plant life.\n\nCheck out the enchanting Lake of Brightness, home to the rare Koi fish, isn't it a beauty? And don't forget to sneak a look at the tucked-away Dragon Wall, said to bring good luck to our community! Once you're ready for a break, head to the secluded tea house to enjoy a freshly brewed cup of fragrant Jasmine tea and some yummy locally made dim sims.\n\nWhen you're ready to move on, reach out and we'll delve deeper, revealing more of the hidden precincts that make Sydney, our delightful hometown, so unique!\n\n"}]},{"address":"Barangaroo","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FVX9Uh2mYo4WmAfZ4M477%2Ftts_2.mp3?alt=media&token=7a9c6d39-41e7-4bf6-b384-9fbff857d94a","placeId":"ChIJ1ZL9NkGuEmsRUEkzFmh9AQU","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1773310700361052,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.86055257932802,"longitude":151.2015978680998},"media":[{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJ1ZL9NkGuEmsRUEkzFmh9AQU"}},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FVX9Uh2mYo4WmAfZ4M477%2Fbaranga.jpeg?alt=media&token=ce355c93-af00-4395-a9a8-5be66724797b"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FVX9Uh2mYo4WmAfZ4M477%2Fbaranga%201.webp?alt=media&token=aa6b3665-7105-41e6-bc1b-c48d82021d55"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome everyone to Barangaroo! This district tells a compelling story of modern architecture entwined with rich indigenous heritage. A former hunting ground for the Gadigal people, its unique landscape is a treasured testimony of our city's past. As you explore Barangaroo, imagine Australian animals in the structures around you, a fun, whimsical way of connecting with our beloved national creatures.\n\nLet Barangaroo engage your senses. Delight in the local art scene, browse unique finds in fashion boutiques, or savor delicious craft brews. Barangaroo Farmers Market is a weekly must-visit, donning a tempting display of local products and food. A few eateries steal the spotlight here: check out 'Cirrus Dining' for mouth-watering seafood, or 'Banksii' if you fancy some vermouth bar and bistro, and don't forget to reward your sweet tooth at 'RivaReno Gelato'. So, immerse yourself, take your time, and remember - it's all about the journey! \n"}]},{"address":"Observatory Hill Park","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FVX9Uh2mYo4WmAfZ4M477%2Ftts_3.mp3?alt=media&token=7f0168cb-9809-4de6-b0f3-8d374fc44dd1","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1619644261854895,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.85958351065483,"longitude":151.2053235},"media":[{"type":"place","content":{"types":["establishment","park","point_of_interest","tourist_attraction"],"formatted_address":"Observatory Hill Park, 1001 Upper Fort St, Millers Point NSW 2000, Australia","partial_match":true,"geometry":{"viewport":{"east":151.2066724802915,"south":-33.8609324802915,"north":-33.8582345197085,"west":151.2039745197085},"location":{"lng":151.2048413,"lat":-33.8595961},"location_type":"ROOFTOP"},"address_components":[{"types":["establishment","park","point_of_interest","tourist_attraction"],"short_name":"Observatory Hill Park","long_name":"Observatory Hill Park"},{"types":["street_number"],"short_name":"1001","long_name":"1001"},{"types":["route"],"short_name":"Upper Fort St","long_name":"Upper Fort Street"},{"types":["locality","political"],"short_name":"Millers Point","long_name":"Millers Point"},{"types":["administrative_area_level_2","political"],"short_name":"City of Sydney","long_name":"City of Sydney"},{"types":["administrative_area_level_1","political"],"short_name":"NSW","long_name":"New South Wales"},{"types":["country","political"],"short_name":"AU","long_name":"Australia"},{"types":["postal_code"],"short_name":"2000","long_name":"2000"}],"plus_code":{"compound_code":"46R3+5W Millers Point NSW, Australia","global_code":"4RRH46R3+5W"},"place_id":"ChIJZ6DWeEOuEmsRYO_x-Wh9AQ8"}},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgjklyCubGVPUNwudpIxH%2Fo%20hill%201.jpeg?alt=media&token=7125be4b-5580-49a5-9f43-39cb59eb51e2"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgjklyCubGVPUNwudpIxH%2Fo%20hill%202.jpeg?alt=media&token=725a2b18-9caf-4f0a-b53e-7e7984ab4cda"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to my favorite, Observatory Hill Park. This park has a rich history dating back to the 1800s when a fort was constructed here to defend against potential foreign attacks.\n\nObservatory Hill Park provides one of the best vantage points for taking in the stunning views of Sydney Harbour. Close your eyes and imagine what it must have been like for the early settlers gazing out at the vast Pacific Ocean for the first time.\n\nAs we soak up the beautiful scenery, take note of the historical sandstone observatory building in front of us. Initially, it was used as a weather station before it was later employed as a time signal station to keep ships in the harbor on schedule.\n\nTake your time to explore Observatory Hill Park, which has plenty to offer, including a grassy area ideal for picnics and hidden gardens on the eastern side of the park for the more adventurous visitor.\n\nAfter enjoying the views and exploring the park, it's time to head to our next stop on our exciting journey!\n\n"}]},{"address":"3 Cumberland St","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FVX9Uh2mYo4WmAfZ4M477%2Ftts_4.mp3?alt=media&token=5b214c9b-16ba-4553-9708-899088a618b8","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1619644261854895,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.85757247044315,"longitude":151.2073878362305},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Walk the Harbour Bridge 🚶‍♀️🌉"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgjklyCubGVPUNwudpIxH%2Fharbour%20bridge%20walk.jpeg?alt=media&token=6d2b9741-c463-428d-87f8-8f038b6ee205"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgjklyCubGVPUNwudpIxH%2Fharbour%20bridge%20walk%201.jpeg?alt=media&token=865472e9-b6f6-44d4-a885-ba7e3eb767b4"},{"type":"text","content":"Get ready to walk along the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and soak in the breathtaking views of the city.\n\nDid you know that the Sydney Harbour Bridge was completed in 1932? It's hard to imagine the city's skyline without this remarkable structure. But it's not just a world-famous landmark - it's a feat of engineering and a symbol of human ingenuity.\n\nAs we take each step along this magnificent bridge, we're reminded of the perseverance and dedication that went into its creation. Imagine the workers that toiled for eight long years to bring this marvel to life. It's a tribute to human perseverance and tenacity that's inspiring to all who walk across it.\n\nAs a local tour guide, I've walked across this bridge countless times, but every time I still feel a sense of awe and wonder. The views of the city skyline, the Sydney Opera House and the surrounding waters are simply breath-taking. From up here, you can see the entirety of the surrounding area. You get a true sense of just how extraordinary and unique this city is.\n\nSo take a moment to admire the views and appreciate the historical significance of this incredible structure. And if you're up for a challenge, see if you can spot all the ships sailing in and out of the harbour.\n\nBefore we leave this magnificent bridge, I want you to take a deep breath and appreciate how much of an engineering marvel this construction is. And if you have a moment, visit the Pylon Lookout museum to learn more about the fascinating history of this iconic structure.\n\nI hope you enjoyed your time walking along the Sydney Harbour Bridge and are excited to see what other amazing experiences Sydney has in store for us!\n\n"}]},{"address":"The Rocks Market","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FVX9Uh2mYo4WmAfZ4M477%2Ftts_5.mp3?alt=media&token=91b9ef48-c8e2-408c-adf1-ba679e34cb39","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1619644261854895,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.85781761065418,"longitude":151.20855679999997},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### 10 AM - 5 PM Saturdays & Sundays"},{"type":"place","content":{"formatted_address":"George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia","types":["establishment","point_of_interest"],"partial_match":true,"geometry":{"viewport":{"east":151.2099057802915,"south":-33.8591665802915,"north":-33.8564686197085,"west":151.2072078197085},"location":{"lng":151.2085595,"lat":-33.8577866},"location_type":"GEOMETRIC_CENTER"},"address_components":[{"types":["route"],"short_name":"George St","long_name":"George Street"},{"types":["locality","political"],"short_name":"The Rocks","long_name":"The Rocks"},{"types":["administrative_area_level_2","political"],"short_name":"City of Sydney","long_name":"City of Sydney"},{"types":["administrative_area_level_1","political"],"short_name":"NSW","long_name":"New South Wales"},{"types":["country","political"],"short_name":"AU","long_name":"Australia"},{"types":["postal_code"],"short_name":"2000","long_name":"2000"}],"plus_code":{"compound_code":"46R5+VC The Rocks NSW, Australia","global_code":"4RRH46R5+VC"},"place_id":"ChIJNcXcR12uEmsRkpSvsrO--1g"}},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgjklyCubGVPUNwudpIxH%2Fthe%20rocks%20market.jpeg?alt=media&token=dde6edeb-eede-446c-9c9b-704c66aca692"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgjklyCubGVPUNwudpIxH%2Frocks%20market%201.jpeg?alt=media&token=87db9a2b-508d-4d9f-985b-c16ee683d028"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgjklyCubGVPUNwudpIxH%2Frocks%20market%202.jpeg?alt=media&token=43cc62ce-a057-4179-8f0f-71850ff220da"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to The Rocks Market, where history meets shopping! As you stand in front of us, take a moment to look around and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this bustling marketplace. Can you guess how long it took to create this iconic market? The answer may surprise you!\n\nAs a famous person once said, \"the best things in life are the people we love, the places we've been, and the memories we've made along the way.\" This stop is all about making memories and experiencing the local culture. I once heard someone describe The Rocks Market as a \"shopaholic's paradise,\" and it's easy to see why.\n\nAs a local guide, I love coming here to find unique souvenirs and gifts for my loved ones. One of my personal favorites is a handmade leather journal, perfect for documenting all the amazing sights and experiences you'll have on this walking tour.\n\nBut The Rocks Market isn't just a place to shop - it's a living, breathing piece of history. Did you know that this area was once home to the first European settlement in Australia? You can see traces of its colonial past in the cobblestone streets and historic buildings that surround this market.\n\nAs you wander through the stalls, keep an eye out for hidden gems like the artisanal chocolates or the vintage clothing shop. And don't forget to haggle - many vendors are open to bargaining for a better deal.\n\nTake your time to explore this vibrant market and uncover all of its unique treasures. And when you're ready to move on, I'll be waiting with more stories and insider knowledge at our next stop on this unforgettable walking tour.\n\n"}]},{"address":"Museum of Contemporary Art Australia","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FVX9Uh2mYo4WmAfZ4M477%2Ftts_6.mp3?alt=media&token=41cf14eb-0ef0-484f-925b-54959d71f841","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1619644261854895,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.85959361065488,"longitude":151.20908884999994},"media":[{"type":"place","content":{"types":["art_gallery","cafe","establishment","food","museum","point_of_interest","store","tourist_attraction"],"formatted_address":"140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia","partial_match":true,"geometry":{"viewport":{"east":151.2104378302915,"south":-33.8609425802915,"north":-33.8582446197085,"west":151.2077398697085},"location":{"lng":151.2090295,"lat":-33.8599358},"location_type":"ROOFTOP"},"address_components":[{"types":["street_number"],"short_name":"140","long_name":"140"},{"types":["route"],"short_name":"George St","long_name":"George Street"},{"types":["locality","political"],"short_name":"The Rocks","long_name":"The Rocks"},{"types":["administrative_area_level_2","political"],"short_name":"City of Sydney","long_name":"City of Sydney"},{"types":["administrative_area_level_1","political"],"short_name":"NSW","long_name":"New South Wales"},{"types":["country","political"],"short_name":"AU","long_name":"Australia"},{"types":["postal_code"],"short_name":"2000","long_name":"2000"}],"plus_code":{"compound_code":"46R5+2J The Rocks NSW, Australia","global_code":"4RRH46R5+2J"},"place_id":"ChIJ68aBlEKuEmsRHUA9oME5Zh0"}},{"type":"link","title":"What's On/Special Events","content":"https://www.mca.com.au/whats-on/?show=undefined&on=undefined&for=undefined"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgjklyCubGVPUNwudpIxH%2Fcontemp.jpeg?alt=media&token=f26b4789-e0d2-4cec-9129-04e09370065e"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgjklyCubGVPUNwudpIxH%2Fcontemp%201.jpeg?alt=media&token=1b959e59-19a2-4a36-b997-02e49c0988bb"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgjklyCubGVPUNwudpIxH%2Fcontemp%202.jpeg?alt=media&token=9e7e1e9c-b148-4de6-8d33-906080b7dc47"},{"type":"text","content":"Did you know that this museum is one of the most visited contemporary art venues in Australia? It's a place where creativity knows no bounds, and you are guaranteed to see some of the most unique and thought-provoking exhibitions of contemporary art.\n\nAs we enter the museum, you'll see that it's undergone significant renovations just a few years ago, resulting in the addition of new, modern galleries that blend seamlessly with the original building. The museum embraced new technology, using state-of-the-art lighting and audiovisual systems, which has resulted in an even more immersive experience for visitors.\n\nOne of the best things about this museum is its location in the heart of Circular Quay. As we walk around the area, you'll encounter breathtaking views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Take a moment to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.\n\nInside, you'll find inspiring and thought-provoking exhibitions created by renowned artists from all over the world. The museum showcases everything from paintings, sculptures, and installations to films, videos, and performances, all showcasing the cutting edge of contemporary art.\n\nBefore we move on to our final stop, take your time to explore the museum's permanent collection, including more than 4,000 works by Australian artists.\n\nAs your guide, I'm always fascinated by this museum, and I hope you've enjoyed your time here. Let's move on to the next stop, but I encourage you to immerse yourself in this fantastic world of contemporary art and let your imagination run wild.\n\n"}]},{"address":"Sydney Opera House","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FVX9Uh2mYo4WmAfZ4M477%2Ftts_7.mp3?alt=media&token=d7dcba0f-a826-473a-8947-df4467eb9168","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1619644261854895,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.857806324455936,"longitude":151.21454165000003},"media":[{"type":"place","content":{"types":["establishment","point_of_interest","tourist_attraction"],"formatted_address":"Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia","partial_match":true,"geometry":{"viewport":{"east":151.2158906302915,"south":-33.8591552802915,"north":-33.8564573197085,"west":151.2131926697085},"location":{"lng":151.2152967,"lat":-33.8567844},"location_type":"ROOFTOP"},"address_components":[{"types":["subpremise"],"short_name":"Bennelong Point","long_name":"Bennelong Point"},{"types":["locality","political"],"short_name":"Sydney","long_name":"Sydney"},{"types":["administrative_area_level_2","political"],"short_name":"City of Sydney","long_name":"City of Sydney"},{"types":["administrative_area_level_1","political"],"short_name":"NSW","long_name":"New South Wales"},{"types":["country","political"],"short_name":"AU","long_name":"Australia"},{"types":["postal_code"],"short_name":"2000","long_name":"2000"}],"plus_code":{"compound_code":"46V8+74 Sydney NSW, Australia","global_code":"4RRH46V8+74"},"place_id":"ChIJ3S-JXmauEmsRUcIaWtf4MzE"}},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgjklyCubGVPUNwudpIxH%2Fopera%201.jpeg?alt=media&token=074b32d9-9472-47a5-beb4-0f7df3054f3b"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgjklyCubGVPUNwudpIxH%2Fopera%202.jpeg?alt=media&token=5aebc1f9-02e0-400e-a622-118d406f11c9"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgjklyCubGVPUNwudpIxH%2Fopera%203.jpeg?alt=media&token=49bba98b-adee-4e72-bf2f-c38a77afcd9f"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgjklyCubGVPUNwudpIxH%2Fopera%204.jpeg?alt=media&token=d65e243e-f6b6-4055-bfea-2494e99aa790"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FgjklyCubGVPUNwudpIxH%2Fopera%205.jpeg?alt=media&token=39e800c1-5a57-4320-abfd-7653335bdca9"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Sydney Opera House, a magnificent architectural marvel that has become an iconic symbol of the city of Sydney. Did you know that this site was originally named Bennelong Point after Woollarawarre Bennelong, a senior Eora man at the time of the arrival of British colonizers in Australia in 1788? The Sydney Opera House was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, whose design won the international design competition held in 1956. It took 14 years and 10,000 construction workers to build this beautiful structure, which was originally estimated to cost $7 million but ended up costing $102 million, largely paid for by a State Lottery.\n\nThe Sydney Opera House is covered by more than 1 million roof tiles, made in Sweden, and has a surface area of approximately 1.62 hectares. It was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 20th October, 1973, and has since been added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2007. The Concert Hall inside the Opera House is home to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and did you know that when the orchestra is on stage, the temperature must be precisely 22.5 degrees Celsius to ensure the instruments stay in tune? Temperature and humidity are critical to musical instruments.\n\nThe Opera House has a fascinating history, with many interesting stories. For example, Arnold Schwarzenegger won his final Mr Olympia bodybuilding title in 1980 in the Concert Hall. And did you know that a net was installed above the orchestra pit in the Joan Sutherland Theatre following an incident during the opera Boris Godunov when a live chicken landed on top of a cellist? More than 10.9 million people visit the Opera House every year, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Australia. It is cooled using seawater taken directly from the harbour, with the system circulating cold water through 35 kilometres of pipes to power both the heating and air conditioning in the building.\n\nEvery year, Lunar New Year is celebrated at the Opera House, with sails lit in red, Lunar Lanterns, and Mandarin tours. In 2019, some 25,000 people celebrated with us. 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Isn't it exhilarating to be here amid the bustling city yet in the lap of serenity? Here we are, surrounded by stately native trees and immersed in Hyde Park's irresistible charm.\n\nNow, let's take a moment to appreciate the Archibald fountain's depiction of riveting Greek mythology. Feel the unique charm of Hyde Park as dusk slowly takes over the day. The park's allure is truly enchanting.\n\nJust a stroll away is the UNESCO-listed Hyde Park Barracks showcasing exceptional Australian crafts. As we continue discovering Sydney's treasures, remember the vastness of what remains to be explored! A return visit to Hyde Park is always a delightful idea!\n\n"}]},{"address":"Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FVX9Uh2mYo4WmAfZ4M477%2Ftts_9.mp3?alt=media&token=6de12d95-3a7c-44c4-8e2c-213367b8e5a0","placeId":"ChIJX-77JSOuEmsR2QhWjS9FlYg","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1773310700361052,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.87917181066274,"longitude":151.20702365000005},"media":[{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJX-77JSOuEmsR2QhWjS9FlYg"}},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FVX9Uh2mYo4WmAfZ4M477%2Fmetro%201.jpeg?alt=media&token=170825f9-3ec2-4ba3-bdc7-e618e440c202"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FVX9Uh2mYo4WmAfZ4M477%2Fmetro%203.jpeg?alt=media&token=639cbb05-2865-4c6c-acf8-4642f9a28ab7"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome once again to the illustrious Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central, your diverse and all-encompassing town oasis in the city's vibrant heart.\n\nSydney is alive with energy and after a full day of exploration and adventure, our luxury pool awaits to offer a soothing respite. Allow the refreshing, crystalline waters to dance around you and melt away the exhaustion, refreshing not just your body, but also your mind. This pool is truly a tranquil haven where you're invited to sit back, loosen up and put the day's events into perspective - a sanctuary within a sanctuary.\n\nWe extend a heartwarming invitation for you to prolong your stay with us and continue uncovering the astonishing treasures Sydney has to offer. No matter how long your stay, the city still has hidden gems to discover and Metro Hotel Marlow stands steadfastly as your reliable beacon of warmth and hospitality. Thank you for joining us!\n\n"}]}]
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