30 June - 4 July 2015 | Australian Catholic University , North Sydney | 14th Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine, International Society for the history of medicine: VIII conference

Visiting Sydney

For exciting things to do in Sydney visit Sydney.com.
Here are some ideas to get you started...

Medical History Trail

 

Museums & Galleries of NSW has compiled a medical heritage trail that encourages residents and visitors alike to enjoy some of Sydney's historic health locations. These include the city's former mint, the Lucy Osburn-Nightingale Foundation Museum, the Quarantine Station, the Society for the Preservation of Artefacts in Surgery & Medicine, and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Museum.
For information and directions, please click here to visit the Museums & Galleries of NSW.

Sydney Opera House

 

The World-Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House is one of the world’s most recognized and celebrated buildings, recently celebrating its 40th anniversary. Contributing significantly to the cultural life of the city, through hosting events such as the Australian Ballet and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and simply inspiring visitors with its dynamic architecture. Take one of the official tours and discover the history, magic and stories inside one of the greatest buildings of all time. Available in multiple languages. 
Click here to organise a tour. 

The Rocks

 

Get a sense of Sydney's past and head to The Rocks to explore the cobbled laneways, find great places to eat and shop, and have a drink in the oldest pubs in the country. Take a guided walking tour with a friendly local and hear tales about Sydney's past.

To find more information and book a tour please click here.

BridgeClimb Sydney

 

See Sydney like a local - take the climb of your life to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney.
With our Climb Leaders as your guide, you will suit-up in our specially designed outdoor gear and ascend. From its fascinating underbelly to its summit, 134m above the Harbour, the Bridge is the pride of Sydney.
From dawn until dusk, the view from the top is always different. Climbs are available at dawn (limited departures), during the day, twilight or night. 
To find out more information about BridgeClimb, please click here or call (02) 8274 7777.

Taronga Zoo

 

Uncover the secrets of the wild and get closer than ever on a guided Taronga Zoo tour.
Taronga Zoo is the city zoo of Sydney. A not for profit organization which by paying a visit will enable the individual to support work in breeding of endangered species, research of animal health, and protection of wildlife in Australia and the rest of the world. Frequently referred to as ‘The Zoo with a view,’ Taronga Zoo is a Sydney icon that possesses some of the finest views in the city.
Led by experienced guides, Taronga Zoo tours offer visitors a chance to meet native animals up-close in keeper-only areas! 
Click here to visit the website and see the different tour options to book a once in a lifetime experience.

Royal Botanic Gardens

 

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, is a place of natural beauty, where people come for peace, relaxation, education, and to learn more about plants and horticulture. The surrounding parkland of the Domain is a place for sport, entertainment and recreation.
The Garden tours provide interesting and interactive programs with a botanical, environmental and horticultural education focus for the entire community.
For more information on tours of the Royal Botanic Gardens please click here.

Spit Bridge to Manly Walk

 

The Spit Bridge to Manly Scenic Walkway is a series of short tracks, mostly less than 1-2km, including the Fairlight, Dobroyd and North Harbour walks. Each track covers a themed section of the harbour, so covering all of them in one walk is a great way to experience the diversity of Sydney Harbour’s bays, beaches and bushland.Starting at the Spit Bridge in Seaforth (easily reached by bus), the walk highlights coastal cliffs and views of Middle Harbour and the Pacific Ocean beyond. The full walk is 10km, a 3 hour walk, have lunch in Manly and then catch a ferry back to Circular Quay.

14th Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine
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