Madame Tussauds - Sydney

Australia’s A-listers celebrate one year in wax at an exclusive celebration by the Harbour


After a momentous first year, Madame Tussauds Sydney celebrates its first birthday with an array of A-list wax figures

Surrounded by the beautiful iconic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, Australian stars Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Dannii Minogue, Miranda Kerr, Eric Bana and Lleyton Hewitt, were all in attendance at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair to help celebrate Madame Tussauds Sydney’s first birthday.


Now one year old, thousands of people through the door and already a gold Australian tourism award for ‘Best New Tourism Development’ under its belt, Madame Tussauds Sydney reveals:
- The most requested figures are the pop-sensation boy band, One Direction
- The most photographed figure is Barrack Obama, sharing the title with Brad and Angelina
- The most kissed figure is the forever gorgeous Johnny Depp


However keeping these figures looking their best for the thousands of visitors is no easy feat. Since the opening last April, over 40 tubes of oil paint, 120 sets of eyelashes and over 1,500 hours have been spent on keeping the figures looking picture-perfect. But it doesn’t stop there, over 90 trips to the dry cleaners were taken and 150 boxes of laundry powder used to keep their outfits in top condition.


New figures to arrive on Australia’s shores since opening last year include limited-time-only appearances by Beyonce, Britney Spears, Robert Pattison and a travelling Bollywood exhibit, with permanent arrivals including Justin Bieber, Andy Lau, Ian Thorpe and E.T..


Madame Tussauds has become a major part of Sydney’s entertainment scene. Plan your visit these school holidays where you will not only meet over 70 wax figures, but you will recieve a special birthday treat and a party hat!

Book your tickets today via the below link.


Above; Down on the harbour and merry in spirit, the A-listers, among other guests, all sang happy birthday and helped to cut the spectacular five-tiered birthday cake.

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