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Luna Park, Sydney

1 Olympic Drive
Tel: 61 2 9922 6644's insider take:

The restored 1930s amusement park is back, and entry is free (although the rides themselves will cost you; unlimited day passes are available). Grown-ups can get a rush on the Tango Train or the Space Shuttle, and put the little ones on the vintage carousel. There are also the usual game-of-chance booths, and vendors selling hot dogs and cotton candy (known here as fairy floss). Not gourmet enough? Check out Aqua Dining, suspended above North Sydney Pool between Luna Park and the bridge, for dishes with a uniquely Australian zing—Pacific oysters with lychee and chardonnay, for instance, or seared kangaroo filet (if you can manage to get past the sacrilege of eating the national emblem).

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