Attractions of Sydney
Sydney is the largest and most populous city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. Sydney is located on Australia's south-east coast of the Tasman Sea. Sydney is one of the best place for you city break in Europe
Taking a City Circle train, the Monorail or walking is the best way of seeing city attractions, while buses and ferries represent the best way to visit points and attractions around the harbour. The government-run Explorer Buses and Sydney Pass service represent an ideal and inexpensive way to see most of the main tourist points around the city and out to Bondi.
Sydney Opera House:
The Opera House is situated on Bennelong Point, which reaches out into the harbour. The skyline of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the blue water of the harbour and the Sydney Opera House, viewed from a ferry or from the air, is dramatic and unforgettable.
Sydney Harbour Bridge:
Sydney's greatest icon - The Sydney Harbour Bridge - took eight years to build and opened in March 1932 .The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the fourth longest single-span steel arch bridge in the world, behind Bayonne Bridge in New York,
Town Hall Precinct:
The Town Hall Precinct contains Sydney Town Hall (1884), St Andrews Cathedral (Anglican), and the Queen Victoria Building. Completed in 1819, St Andrews is the oldest cathedral in Australia.
Circular Quay is the hub of Sydney Harbour, situated at a small inlet called Sydney Cove, the founding site for Sydney and Australia. It is a stepping-off point for most attractions based around the harbour and an exciting place to be on a warm summer's day.
Bondi Beach is a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney, Australia. It is a modern and trendy coastal resort, which is very popular. Bondi has a number of cafes and restaurants which look out over the beach and makes a great place to stay and visit.
Take a stroll now through Hyde Park from south to north, crossing Park St which divides Hyde Park into two sections. Enjoy the trees, shrubs and other greenery which line the paths, and the flowers that bloom riotously in the spring.
Coogee Beach is a great place to eat, surf and swim. Visitors and locals enjoy the great hospitality and exciting night-life of the Coogee Bay Hotel, the Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach and the Coogee Palace bars.
Manly: Enjoy a holiday on one of Sydney's most popular beaches! Manly Beach is 3 kilometres long and this beautiful beach is great for swimming, surfing or windsurfing. Manly is an easy ferry ride from Sydney City and is home to large number of cafes and bars. Book accommodation and tours now.
The Rocks has the biggest concentration of historic buildings in Sydney. Most have been 'recycled' with house shops, restaurants, art galleries, and the like. The area is dotted with pubs, including the Lord Nelson which has traded since 1842 and the hero of Waterloo since 1845. The 'Hero' was notorious as a source of unwilling crewmen for ships which were short-handed. Men were made drunk and dragged off by 'press gangs' through a tunnel which ran under the hotel to a house across the street from where they were taken to the nearby wharves.
Darling Harbour houses Sydney's convention and exhibition centres as well as several major tourist attractions, shops, restaurants and cafes. Built around Cockle Bay on the western fringe of the city centre, it starts at the bottom end of Market Street and stretches to Chinatown, where it then does a U-turn and then continues around to the other side of the bay.
Sydney Tower ,also known as the AMP Tower is Sydney's tallest free-standing structure, and the second tallest in Australia .The Sydney Tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers. Ranked as one of the safest buildings in the world, the design has made the tower capable of withstanding earthquakes and extreme wind conditions.
Nearby Parliament House is the world's oldest continually operating parliament building. The lovely sandstone exterior hides the modern inside which has modern restaurant and swimming facilities to help the politicians with their daily grind. There are free guided tours and the public gallery is open when parliament sits.