Spend a day at COAL LOADER, a Centre for Sustainability at Waverton. Have a pleasant picnic with water views, pick up tips on sustainability & check out the heritage industrial & Aboriginal remnants of the area!
Join the Macquarie Lighthouse Tour (Vaucluse) this Sunday, of February 2014 & explore Australia's oldest lighthouse built in When you get to the top of the lighthouse, you get to see magnificent harbour and city views.
The historic cottage ROCKEND at Gladesville is a beautiful sandstone building which was built in the 1830s. The cottage was also where A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson came to live with his grandmother in 1874 to further his studies at Sydney Grammer School in the city. The cottage is now converted to Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant where you can enjoy fine dining with fantastic water views.
The Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway (Rhodes) is a memorial to all veterans who served in WWII and especially to those who served in the Papua-New Guinea campaign from 1942 to The walk features a memorial centrepiece, interpretive stations & a rose garden.
ELIZABETH FARM, located at Rosehill is Australia's oldest surviving homestead. It was built in 1793 for John Macarthur (who was also known as the father of the wool industry) and his wife Elizabeth. Today, Elizabeth Farm is set within a re-created 1830s garden, and is an ‘access all areas’ museum - there are no barriers, locked doors, delicate furnishings or untouchable ornaments!
Explore colonial history at the stately VAUCLUSE HOUSE - check out each and every one of the rooms full of living history, admire the elegant furnishings/furniture + enjoy a lovely walk at the beautiful Pleasure Garden!
The SUSANNAH PLACE MUSEUM (The Rocks) is a terrace of 4 houses built by Irish immigrants in 1844. For nearly 150 years, these small houses with tiny backyards, basement kitchens, outdoor laundry & toilets were home to more than 100 families. Today, these houses have been converted into a living museum and are only accessible by guided tour. Join the tour & listen to many fascinating stories of the people who lived in the houses + visit a re-created 1915 corner shop with old-fashioned…
The ROUSE HILL HOUSE & FARM was founded in 1813 by Richard Rouse and by the late 1900s, six generations of families have already lived in the house. Today, the site still features original objects which give us an insight into the colonial history of the local area when Rouse Hill House was the hub of social activity.
BERRY ISLAND, Wollstonecraft is a lovely place for family picnics & gatherings – it has stunning harbour views, open lawns for ball games, nice playground and the Gadyan Track Walk which still has evidence of Aboriginal history like axe grinding and Aboriginal markings.
NEWINGTON ARMORY in Sydney Olympic Park was formerly the Royal Australian Naval Armament Depot which was used to store volatile ammunition including depth charges, torpedoes and explosive shells. It has over 100 heritage buildings set amidst the 52 hectare landscape.
The historic BARRENJOEY LIGHTHOUSE is a beautiful lighthouse located at Palm Beach. It is built in 1880 and is 91 m above sea level with 360 degrees stunning views. Access to the inside of the lighthouse is via guided tours only.
If you are fascinated by dark stories of crime, the JUSTICE & POLICE MUSEUM (Circular Quay) is a must-visit. At the museum, you can explore stories/photos of many criminals from Sydney's shadowy past. The B&W photo exhibitions are compelling but be aware that some of the photos are fairly graphic and may be a little disturbing to some. Also worth checking out are the display of confiscated criminal weapons, Cell room, Charge room & Police Court with a prisoner's dock.
The FAIRFIELD CITY MUSEUM & GALLERY is a social history museum about the culture and heritage of the Fairfield City district. It tells the history of Fairfield through old objects, photographs and stories. The highlight feature is the Vintage Village which recreates an 1880 to early 1900 village atmosphere with a schoolhouse, cottage, printery, blacksmith store and general store.