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In pictures: Inside Google's Sydney office funpark

Governor-General Quentin Bryce today officially opened Google's new Sydney headquarters opposite Star City Casino. IDG was there to snap photos of the tech giants new offices which included an elaborate kitchen, gaming facilities and themed relaxation rooms for its 350 staff.

  • Welcome to the Jungle: Google's reception.

  • Cooking up a storm: Google's new kitchen.

  • Goodies galore: from cereal to confectionary.

  • Pasta to pudding: the Google menu.

  • Some of Google's contemporary designs that flow through the offices.

  • Welcome to Google, where gaming is encouraged.

  • Games galore at Google.

  • Staff hammer out frustrations on the electric drum-kit.

  • Or table tennis.

  • Checkmate: chess is bound to be a hit with the minds at Google.

  • Staff can chill-out with a game of pool.

  • Games and guitars: Is there any time left for work?

  • These Google staff managed to find time for work.

  • The spectacular ocean theme.

  • No ocean theme could be complete without a marine aquarium.

  • Part of the ocean theme chill-out room.

  • A futuristic chill-out loungue.

  • Another Google chill-out lounge.

  • Bath or bench? Another example of Google's eye for contemporary design.

  • More contemporary designs.

  • A themed chill-out lounge.

  • Bryce checks out Google Wave

  • Byrce signs the Google Portrait

  • Bryce joins media in rapt attention.

  • Colourful cubicles.

  • Plenty of seating for the Google staff

  • Some of Google's chill-out chairs.

  • Bryce talks up Google, saying the company is 'cool'.

  • Google artwork.

  • Google stirs the emotions with emoticon.

  • Bryce tours the offices.

  • Media frezy: Google knows how to draw a crowd.

  • The theme continues.

  • Google Earth.

  • Walk in the park: Another themed area

  • Media out in force.

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