Bringing in a whopping 8.2 million visitors every year, the Sydney Opera House is Australia’s most iconic landmark. The Sydney Opera House is home to over 2000 shows and performances each year, and is only closed for two days annually. It is not only home to famous opera performances, but also magnificent Broadway shows, orchestras, contemporary concerts, and a range of other performances. The Sydney Opera House always has a variety of shows coming up, and you can click here to see what’s on at the moment! Tickets are known to sell out quickly, so book now!
With this in mind, it’s safe to say that there is always something happening at the Opera House! Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of these world-class shows? Do you want to see what the stars see? The backstage access tour of the Sydney Opera House is for you! For $40, you will be shown the off-limits areas of the landmark building. Take your Sahara and book the opportunity of a lifetime. You will be given an insight into the history of the building, and the story of how it was built.
Wendy’s Secret Garden
This hidden garden originally started life as a rundown train yard. In 1992, when artist Brett Whitely passed away, his wife Wendy used the space as an outlet for her grief. The garden lives at the base of Wendy’s home in Lavender Bay, where it has flourished for the past 25 years. See a video of the garden’s journey here.
With a beautiful display of exotic and native flora, the garden is the perfect escape from daily life. The garden provides breathtaking views of the harbour foreshore, the Harbour Bridge, North Sydney, and the city itself. Wendy’s Garden is not inspired by horticulture, but rather colour, beauty, and aesthetics. Her goal was to create a garden that mimicked a painting, inspired by her late-husband’s passion for art.
The uppermost part of the garden is fully accessible for mobility scooters, so call 1300 366 545 today to discuss your options and find out what mobility scooter would be best to help you get around Sydney and Wendy’s Garden. Talk to our fitting specialists to see if you are eligible for an Aviator through Government Funding, such as the NDIS. Wendy’s Hidden Garden would be a perfect place of inspiration if you are an aspiring artist like Brett Whitely, or for writers and bookworms alike. The garden is a great place to visit by yourself, or with friends and family; you’re bound to spend some time here, so don’t forget to pack a picnic!
Sydney Sea Life Aquarium
Have you ever dreamt of sliding on the ice with the penguins, getting inside a tank with the sharks, or feeding the tropical fish in the aquarium? Well, now you can at Sydney Sea Life Aquarium. At various times throughout each day, the aquarium gives visitors the opportunity to watch the keepers feed the sea life. Viewings include feeding the penguins, learning about fossils, and meeting dugongs. Click here to see the full daily viewings timetable, and click here to book your up close experience today!
The aquarium is broken up into ‘zones’ where various animal habitats can be seen. Some of the zones include the “South Coast Shipwreck” which is home to animals native to Southern Oceans. Perhaps you want to join the penguins on the ice with the penguin experience, or have a look at the Port Jackson Sharks, and Moon Jellies. “The Sydney Harbour” zone shows you some of the fish native to the iconic harbour, including Silver Sweep, Mado, and Cuttlefish. “Dugong Island”, as the name suggests, allows you to see dugongs from above and below. Enter the glass tunnels and see Pig, the aquarium’s rescue dugong, along with a range of White Spotted Eagle Rays, sharks, and fish. Click here to see the full list of habitat zones.
The Sydney Sea Life Aquarium is a fully accessible attraction, and is a perfect way to spend your weekend. The aquarium even offers 30% off standard admission prices to customers with a disability, and free entry for carers, when you purchase tickets at the door.