Locals will tell you that downtown Sydney is the heart of the authentic Sydney experience. Shopping and dining options abound at scenic locales - undertake walking tour of ancient homes, see the world's biggest largest fiddles at the Marine Terminal etc. The postcard attractions that make the first day itinerary include Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Tower and Central Railway Station. Downtown features both old and new - from Rocks and Circular Quay, to Darling Harbor, the newly established entertainment district. Nearby are the Royal Botanic Gardens.