Sydney Local Attractions
Mercure Sydney is ideally located for both leisure and business travellers alike, with a wide range of Sydney attractions and things to do that are nearby.
For superb waterside dining, from a lunch break to a gourmet dining experience, Darling Harbour has more than 100 restaurants, cafes, bars and outlets offering everything from pasta and pretzels to authentic Asian and contemporary Australian cuisine.
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The Capitol Theatre is the official theatre for Billy Elliott The Musical. For 60 years the theatre enjoyed a chequered history playing host to opera, rock concerts, movies and stage performances. The theatre underwent a $35 million dollar refurbishment in the 90's and is now regarded as one of the finest theatres in the country, a grand old tradition continues.
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Sydney's Chinatown is a colourful mixture of Asian culture, shopping and cuisine. The area's distinctly oriental architecture, street lanterns and archways confirm it as a showpiece for Australian Chinese culture. The eateries in Chinatown serve up authentic Asian dishes throughout the day, until 4am in some cases. The food halls leave little to be desired with respect to ambience but they make up for their shortcomings through being particularly good for their variety of dishes and exceptionally reasonable prices.
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Averaging an attendance of 1 million people each year, the Sydney Entertainment Centre is famous for its flexibility, providing seating capacities for an intimate setting of 500 people up to a maximum of almost 12,500.
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It has remained a link between country and city for a hundred years as well as a working transport icon, linking rail, bus, tram, taxi and car. Today, Sydney Central Station is the hub of the Sydney transport network.
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Situated close to Central Station, make a complete night of your Sydney Olympic Park concert or game by staying at Mercure Sydney Hotel. Be smart, beat the traffic by catching a door-to-door train or bus right to the middle of the Sydney Olympic Park venues, see your event and then return to Mercure Sydney Hotel in the heart of all the Sydney action.
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The Australian Jockey Club's Autumn and Spring Racing Carnivals provide the ideal occasion for a special day out with clients, while watching Australia's top racing champions, jockeys and trainers in action. Royal Randwick Racecourse is situated 5km from the Sydney city centre. There is a special bus service from Central Railway available on weekend's and public holiday race meetings.
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The historical Sydney Cricket Ground boasts an impressive list of credentials, encompassing cricket, Australian Rules Football, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer, Baseball, Cycling and major concerts by the Rolling Stones, Billy Joel and Elton John, Michael Jackson, Madonna, the Eagles, Prince, Green Day and the Wave Aid concert.
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