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Moments of Fun

How many moments of fun can you have in New South Wales, in just 6 months?

We’ve sent Andrew Smith - The Best Job in the World winner - on a mission to prove that New South Wales is The Most Fun Place in the World. Every moment of fun that Andrew encounters is added to the tally. We’re aiming for 802,000 - one for every square kilometre of NSW.

Total Fun moments achieved so far: 821,959

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State of Origin

  • 11,000 crazy NSW fans wearing blue wigs
  • 1,753 kg combined weight of NSW Blues players
  • 1,550 points scored by NSW in State of Origin history
botanical-gardens

Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens

  • 30 hectares
  • 8,900 plant species
  • 36 works of art in the garden
  • 1 serene walk through the heart of Sydney
strictly-ballroom

Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Sydney

  • 2,050 seats
  • 40 (+) performers
  • 22 years of Strictly Ballroom love in the air
  • 80 musicians in the pit
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Funster Social Media

  • 419 Instagram posts
  • 994 tweets
  • 23,165 Likes on Facebook
  • 13 videos on Youtube
  • 1,440 seconds of Funster video footage
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NSW Food & Wine Festival

  • 61 wineries present in Sydney Cellar Door Festival
  • 140 food and restaurant partners
  • 28 days of activity
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Iconpark Restaurant, Sydney

  • 34 native Australian ingredients in-house
  • 21 days to reach crowdfunding goal
  • 830 backers that crowdfunded iconpark
  • 25 Australian "lime" ants eaten
  • 10 foraged crickets consumed
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Sydney Craft Beer & Cider Fair

  • 30 different brewers present
  • 150 beers and ciders on tap
  • 300 beer nerds present
  • 3,564 calories consumed ...whoops!
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Sydney Film Festival

  • 12 days of underground film and cinema
  • 192 films
  • 100 filmmaker guests at red carpet opening night
  • 61 years of the Sydney Film Festival
  • 25 free events! (more popcorn money)
  • 60 thousand dollars cash for festival winner
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Luna Park, Sydney

  • 79 year-old amusement park
  • 400 metre ride on Wild Mouse
  • 61 seconds of riding Wild Mouse
  • 50 metre drop on Hair Raiser
  • 80 km/hr drop on Hair Raiser
  • 1,640 twinkling bulbs on the carousel
  • 65 tonne weight of Moon Ranger
  • 4 huge slides in Coney Island
  • 1 head spinning after Wonky Walk
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Bonza Bikes Tour, Sydney

  • 30 Sydney attractions in 1 ride
  • 210 minutes of riding
  • 21 gears in each bike
  • 10 km ridden
  • 10 Best Job winners to share the experience with
vivid-sydney

VIVID SYDNEY Festival

  • 56 unique light installations
  • 87 musical events
  • 200 events, talks and workshops
  • 140 artists involved
  • 2,000 songs played at Vivid Music
  • 180 Vivid IDEAS events
  • 550 Vivid IDEAS speakers
  • 34 thousand people at Vivid IDEAS talks
  • 100.8 thousand lights on the Harbour Bridge
  • 1,000 metres of fibre optic cable powering the Harbour Bridge
  • 52 jets of water in Darling Harbour Aquatique show
  • 20 metre high shots of water in Darling Harbour Aquatique show
  • 4 different shows every hour in Darling Harbour Aquatique show
  • 22 installations filmed
  • 1.43 million cumulative attendees
  • 1.6 million visitors to www.vividsydney.com
  • 95 thousand images tagged with #vividsydney.com on instagram
  • 60 thousand downloads of the Vivid Sydney app and VividSnap
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iFly Downunder, Penrith

  • 1,800 horsepower across 4 fans
  • 14,000 ft drop simulation
  • 50 seconds per "flight"
  • 13 metre high tunnel
  • 10 basic levels of flight skills
  • 250 km/hr speed
  • 1 ridiculously amazing experience
taronga-zoo

Taronga Zoo and Roar & Snore, Sydney

  • 220 kg California fur seal
  • 12 kg of fish eaten per day
  • 54 cute penguins
  • 4,000 different animals
  • 350 species
  • 80 kg weight of biggest Komodo Dragon
  • 22 species of Lemur
  • 98 years since Taronga was founded
  • 280 branches of eucalyptus eaten by the Koalas per week
  • 25,500 Allocasuarina nuts per year for cockatoos
  • 12 Roar & Snore tents to sleep in
  • 10 carrots fed to very hungry Giraffes
  • 1 amazing view of Sydney
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Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, Sydney

  • 800 hours to create each figure
  • 250 precise measurements needed per figure
  • 150 kg of clay used in sculpting
  • 20 colours used for skin tones
  • 10 layers of paint
  • 1 #selfie with "Brad Pitt"
Wild Life Zoo

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

  • 1 sleepy Koala
  • 750 kg weight of Rex, one of the largest crocodiles in the world
  • 10 different zones of fun
  • 1000 native Australian animals
  • 100 species of animals
sea life

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

  • 13,000 different animals
  • 700 different species
  • 4,000 sq ft Oceanarium
  • 75 different sharks
guerilla-eats

Guerrilla Eats, Surry Hills

  • 3 different places visited
  • 10 dumplings eaten
  • 4 cocktails consumed
  • 210 minutes of eating and exploring
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Interactive Theatre Experience, Sydney

  • 3 different pubs visited
  • 8 clues solved
  • 6 characters met
  • 3 kms covered
  • 1 mystery solved
  • 10 strangers met
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Sydney Comedy Festival Gala

  • 10 th birthday celebration
  • 7 comedians in one epic show
  • 6 sore stomach muscles from laughing too hard
Bienalle

Biennale of Sydney

  • 30,000 visitors to the island during the event
  • 97 works of art on display
  • 22 countries represented
cockatoo-island

Cockatoo Island, Sydney

  • 175 years of history
  • 1 UNESCO World Heritage listed site
  • 18 hectares of former convict penal colony
  • 12 minute scenic ferry ride to the island
  • 10 km west of Sydney
  • 10 free BBQ areas to cook breakfast
  • 12 sausages & eggs cooked for breakfast BBQ
  • 28 camping spots to go glamping
  • 15 abandoned buildings to explore
  • 1 epic hide and seek venue
ultimate-karting

Ultimate Karting Sydney

  • 30 karts
  • 9 horsepower in each kart
  • 270 cc engines
  • 450 metre track length
  • 29 sec: my fastest track time
  • 52 km/h top speed
  • 114 laps driven
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Let's Go Surfing, Bondi

  • 120 minute lesson
  • 2 complete wipeouts
  • 8 ft practice board
  • 4 ft waves
  • 1,000 metres of the world's best beach to surf
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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, Sydney

  • 104 designers on display
  • 54 different events around Sydney
  • 3,000 in attendance at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia Weekend Edition
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Kangaroo Beach | Pebbly Beach, NSW

  • 16 kangaroos enjoying Pebbly Beach
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Jervis Bay, NSW

  • 1 purple sunset
  • 90 minutes cruising with Dolphin Watch Cruises
Narooma

Narooma, NSW

  • 6 playful seals at Montague Island with Lighthouse Charters
  • Batemans Bay, NSW
  • 3 oysters opened fresh and eaten
The chief funster experiment does South NSW: XTERRA

XTERRA Asia Pacific Championships, Jervis Bay NSW

  • 300 racers at XTERRA in Calalla Beach
  • 42 km of natural environment raced at XTERRA
The chief funster experiment does Bridge Climb

BridgeClimb Sydney

  • 134 metres above the Sydney Harbour
  • 2,105 steps taken
  • 1,149 metres of bridge to climb
  • 1 ridiculously awesome selfie
  • 11 photo-obsessed Instagramers climbing
  • 1 unbelievable view
  • 0 fear of heights
The chief funster experiment does ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day, Martin Place, Sydney

  • 15,000 veterans & relatives in parade
  • 10,000 attendees at Martin Place
  • 2 coins used in two-up
  • 3 cheeky beers drunk before 9am
  • 4 pubs visited
The chief funster experiment does Pacfic Coast Road Trip

Roadtrip from Sydney to Byron Bay NSW

  • 45 year old: Ford Fairlane 500
  • 774 km drive from Sydney to Byron Bay
  • 2 games of lawn bowls played
  • 40 surf beaches
  • 366 trains in Dorrigo Steam Railway and Museum
  • 180 minutes of kayaking in Byron Bay
  • 1,000 species of fish at Julian Rocks to snorkel with
  • 1 lost GoPro
The chief funster experiment does Bluesfest

Byron Bay Bluesfest

  • 200 performers
  • 25th Anniversary of Bluesfest
  • 100,000 attendees
  • 5 days of music
  • 120 hectacres of land
  • 7 stages
The chief funster experiment does Ferrari Race Days

Ferrari Racing Days Sydney

  • 72 hours of events
  • 400 ferraris present
  • 325 km/h top speed, F430 Challenge
  • 70 million $AU worth of cars
The chief funster experiment does Dubbo Zoo & Zoofari Lodge

Taronga Western Plains Zoo & Zoofari Lodge Dubbo NSW

  • 1,400 kg Kufara the rhino's weight
  • 1,000+ animals to admire
  • 120 kg of elephant crap per day
  • 97 species of animals
  • 44 age of Cuddles the elephant
  • 10 brand new Zoofari Lodges
  • 1 massive plain full of animals to wake up to from your Zoofari Lodge
  • 300 hectare site
  • 6 km bike & cart circuit around the zoo
The chief funster experiment does Hunter Valley

Fine Food & Wine in Hunter Valley NSW

  • 1,500 grapes smashed (by foot)
  • 144 pieces of gnocchi made at Il Cacciatore
  • 6,000 trees in Hunter Valley Gardens
  • 32 football fields of grass in Hunter Valley Gardens
  • 175 metres - ball hit at Hunter Valley Aqua Golf
  • 5,000 sq metres lake at Hunter Valley Aqua Golf
  • 1 pleased palate
The chief funster experiment does Port Stephens

Adventure in Port Stephens NSW

  • 400 horsepower on Thundaraft
  • 150 metres high when parasailing
  • 90 km/hr on Thunderaft
  • 40 unique beers crafted at Murray's Brewing Co
  • 160 dolphins in the bay
  • 45 minutes of action on Thundaraft
The chief funster experiment does Tall Ships

Sydney Harbour Tall Ships

  • 93 year old Southern Swan Ship
  • 15 metres to the top of the mast
  • 90 minutes of cruising Sydney Harbour
The chief funster experiment does Australian Museum

Australian Museum Sydney

  • 30 kids terrified by Winnie the Dinosaur
  • 10 full dinosaur skeletons on display
  • 13 metre length Tyrannosaurus skeleton
The chief funster experiment does Train Tracks

Train Tracks Sydney

  • 500 in attendance
  • 180 minutes of fun
  • 15 live performances
  • 5 carriages taken over (3 music, 1 poetry/comedy, 1 art gallery)
  • 3 poets
  • 6 bands
  • 3 DJs
  • 2 comedians
  • 2 trombones
  • 7 cowboys
The chief funster experiment does Instameet The Shire

Instameet Sutherland Shire Sydney

  • 351 photos taken
  • 6,215 metres hiked
  • 2 rainbows appeared
  • 3 waterfalls spotted
  • 1 beautiful sunrise at Wattamolla Beach
  • 1 pair of soaked underwear
  • 1 BBQ under the stars
The chief funster experiment does Top Gear Sydney Festival

Top Gear Festival Sydney

  • 2 laps with The Stig
  • 240 ft high bungee
  • 500 km/hr maximum speed in Redbull F1
  • 450 horsepower Porsches in GT3 Cup Challenge
  • 40,000 spectators over the weekend
The chief funster experiment does Replay: Opera House

Replay at Sydney Opera House

  • 81 players in Sydney Symphony Orhestra
  • 16 singers in the Cantillation
  • 17 pieces performed
  • 17 games referenced
  • 2,100 gamers in attendance
  • 10,244 pipes in Concert Hall Grand Organ
  • 2,048 lighting channels
The chief funster experiment does Sky Dive

Sky Dive The Beach, Wollongong NSW

  • 14,000 ft sky dive
  • 60 second freefall
  • 420 second parachute
  • 8 tandem jumpers at a time
  • 0 regrets
The chief funster experiment does Lion King

Lion King Sydney

  • 53 actors
  • 230 masks and puppets
  • 25 species of animals
The chief funster experiment does Mardi Gras

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

  • 1 huge mirror ball, the largest in Australia
  • 5.9 km parade route
  • 144 different floats
  • 400 kg of glitter
  • 9,100 parade marches/dancers/singers
  • 6.2 inch heels the average height
  • 125 minutes of viewing time
  • 390 vehicles or Pushables
  • 250 bikes
The chief funster experiment does Flip Out

Flip Out Trampoline Arena Sydney

  • 600 sq metres of trampolines
  • 30 flips
  • 870 foam cubes
The chief funster experiment does Wet N Wild

Wet 'n' Wild Sydney

  • 12 metre near vertical drop on 360Rush
  • 40 different water rides
  • 16 metre half pipe drop
  • 75 metres in the air for the SkyCoaster (that's 10 metres taller than the Sydney Opera House)
  • 60 km/ph top speed on SkyCoaster (the fastest ride)
  • 140 metres of open lane racing in H2GO Racer
  • 180 metres of non-stop fun on the T5
  • 6.8 million litres of water in Australia's largest wave pool)
The chief funster experiment does BOWL-A-RAMA

BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi Beach Sydney

  • 12 ft of air from Pedro Barros in the Bowl
  • 5,000 spectators
  • 1 sick pool @ Bondi Beach
  • 65 skaters, ready to shred
  • 540 degrees spun in a McTwist
The chief funster experiment does Newcastle

Newcastle NSW

  • 8 wipe outs while learning to surf with Nathan Hedge
  • 14 Australian craft beers tasted
  • 1 cutthroat shave @ Jimmy Figgs
  • 4 breakfasts consumed in one day (for beer pairing)
The chief funster experiment does Bathurst 12 hr

Bathurst 12 hour NSW

  • 40 exotic cars
  • 12 hours of racing
  • 520 average horse power of the cars on the track
  • 448+ kw of the 2013 M-Motorsport Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
  • 6213 metres of track
  • 285 km p/h TOP SPEED FOR THE DAY down Conrod Straight.
  • 4.1 gs of force
  • 296 laps to the winner (a race record!)
  • 1,835 km Driven by winning ferrari
  • 30,000 weekend attendance
  • 150 countries viewed the event
The chief funster experiment does Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains NSW

  • 1,440 stairs climbed @ Empress Falls
  • 90 metres abselied at Empress Falls
  • 5 frontflips into canyon pools
  • 10 km of mountain bikin
  • 240 million years of age in Jenolan Caves
  • 150 year old signatures in Jenolan Caves
  • 270 metres high on the Sky Way
  • 720 metre length of Sky Way
  • 6 drumming locations
  • 4 piece kit from Allans Billy Hyde
The chief funster experiment does Cricket

Australia v England KFC Cricket International

  • 306 runs scored
  • 65,000 people in attendance
The chief funster experiment does Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Parade Sydney

  • 2,700 performers
  • 50 dragon dancers
  • 32 decorative floats
  • 3.5 metre horse leading the parade
  • 1 very convincing Psy impersonator
The chief funster experiment does Aus Day

Australia Day Sydney

  • 750 metres swam in the Body Science Great Australian Swim
  • 849 swimmers in the Great Sydney Swim
  • 44 artists played Big Day Out
  • 31,000 Big Day Out attendees
  • 1,895 giant inflatable thongs
The chief funster experiment does Tamworth

Tamworth Country Musical Festival NSW

  • 55,000 visitors
  • 600 registered buskers
  • 1 massive pig, ""Charlotte""
  • 800 performers
  • 4,000 shows
  • 120 venues
  • 20 beach balls thrown into the crowd
  • 1,200 kg bull
The chief funster experiment does Orange

Food & Wine Delights in Orange NSW

  • 6,000 bee hives @ Beekeepers Inn
  • 800 litre vats @ 1859 Brewery
  • 15,000 jars of honey per month
  • 100 customers a day
The chief funster experiment does Elvis Parkes Festival

Parkes Elvis Festival NSW

  • 18,000 Elvii
  • 357 km driven from Parkes to Sydney
  • 21 Parkes Elvis Festivals
  • 150 events at the festival
  • 5 days of celebration
  • 1 Big Hunk O Love
The chief funster experiment does Central Coast

Central Coast NSW

Segway Central Coast
  • 1 segway ride
  • 20 km top speed
  • 120 minutes of adventure
Treetops Adventure Park
  • 115 obstacles
  • 15 metres above the ground
  • 200 metres zipped on a flying fox across the park
  • 7 blisters
  • 3 bruises
Pelican feeding at The Entrance
  • 8 hungry seagulls
  • 80 very hungry pelicans
  • 20 kg of fish to feed them
Carnival ride at The Entrance
  • 5.2 gs of force
  • 40 metres high
  • 120 seconds of speed
Mingara Recreation Club
  • 10 oysters consumed at Mingara
  • 18 holes Mini Golf Course
Glenworth Valley
  • 200 horses
  • 4 wheels of ATV fun
  • 4,000 metre bike trail
  • 1 lost camera drone
  • 60 minutes of peaceful kayaking
Avoca Lake
  • 1 paddleboard lesson
  • 1 handstand on first try
  • 5 falls
  • 24°C water (surprisingly warm)
Six String Brewery
  • 1,200 hectolitres p/year capacity
  • 600 beer tasting board
  • 7 beers on tap
  • 9 course tasting lunch
  • 11 month old micro brewery
The chief funster experiment does NYE

New Year's Eve in Sydney

  • 1 Giant Party
  • 1.6 million people watching
  • 12 locations Visited
  • 21 nationalities met
  • 187 hi-fives delivered
  • 752 people partied with
  • 136,000 individual fireworks
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