Things to do in Sydney

Sydney has many attractions and some of them are offering discounts to conference delegates.

All special conference offers require ID such as delegate name badge, registration printout or tax invoice

Special offerings:

Australian Museum

The Australian Museum is offering a discounted entry for ASC conference delegates – a concession rate to both general entry and to their current major exhibition, Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route. You save $4-5 per adult entry. The offer is good from Sunday 26 February through Thursday 1 March.

Sydney Observatory

Sydney Observatory offers delegates entry at the museum member price. For day or evening visits (which include telescope viewings) you save $2 per person. The offer is good from Sunday 26 February through Thursday 1 March. Bookings are necessary for night sessions (of approximately 90 minutes duration). Phone (02) 9921 3485 or book online and say that you are an ASC delegate.

IMAX Theatre

IMAX offers delegates a 20% discount to films. See a feature or educational film on the world’s biggest cinema screen while saving from $4-6 on each adult ticket. The offer is good from Sunday 26 February through Thursday 1 March.

The Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust would like to offer free entry to the Sydney Tropical Centre and a 10% discount at all three of our Garden Shops. Delegates must bring identification with them to redeem the offers which are good from Sunday 26 February through Thursday 1 March.

Please find general information below on our Gardens.

The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

Overlooking the city’s glistening harbour, the Royal Botanic Garden is the green heart of Sydney. One of the first areas settled and farmed in the new colony in 1788, this 30 hectare botanic garden was established in 1816 and celebrates its bicentenary in 2016 as Australia’s oldest scientific organisation.

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan is 416 hectares in size and displays plants from across Australia in both formal and informal settings, within a typically Australian landscape. The Garden is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Free guided tours leave at 11 am and 2 pm most days from the Visitor Centre.

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah

Situated on the summit of a basalt capped peak 1000 m above sea level, this majestic Garden is home to a world class collection of plants from the cooler southern hemisphere. Remnant rainforest of the Blue Mountains contrasts with cultivated displays – reflecting the aim of the Garden to inspire a love of plants and the importance of conserving natural habitat.

Tour Australia’s National Measurement Institute

Here’s your chance to visit NMI, a world leader in counting DNA molecules. Why count DNA? Because counting may one day help us diagnose diseases more quickly. But wait, there’s nano particles and high voltage and … All these and more will be revealed in a lab tour hosted by NMI on 1st March 2012, 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Register by Wednesday 22nd Feb at

Other Sydney attractions include:

Powerhouse Museum

Exhibitions about science, technology, design, decorative art and social history. The Harry Potter exhibition is the current special show.

Darling Harbour

Shopping, restaurants, scenery, Chinese gardens, Sydney Aquarium, IMAX Theatre and more

Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

Shopping complex in a beautifully restored grand heritage building

Art Gallery NSW

Picasso exhibition is current feature.

National Maritime Museum

Maritime history and contemporary topics. Current feature is Aqua: A Journey into the World of Water

Taronga Zoo

Animal shows, views and keeper talks

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Three guided climbs to the top of the bridge

Sydney Aquarium

Above and under water experiences

Sydney Tower Eye

Observation deck, skywalk, views

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