Sydney, Australia is a vibrant, multicultural and very cosmopolitan city. Located on the southeast tip of Australia, the city boasts a jagged coastline with many sandy beaches to tempt the weary traveller. Water, water everywhere accurately describes Sydney.
The Sydney Harbour is famous the world over for the Sydney Opera House with its multiple white shells beckoning the world to enter. Spend a couple of hours climbing on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Climbers weave through catwalks, up ladders and then to the most spectacular point of all – the upper arch Climb. At this point Climbers have a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Sydney Harbour and city, as well as the exhilarating experience of reaching the top of the bridge. If extreme is your game, take a ride on the OzJet boat. This thrill ride blasts off from Circular Quay and is able to operate in most parts of Sydney Harbour at speeds of up to about 80 Km/h! During your adventure, you will experience fish tails, wave riding, power brake stops and incredible 270° spins. Not only will you feel the wind in your hair but the adrenalin pumping through your veins. Don’t forget a trip to Bondi Beach where sand, sun and fit bodies abound.
Sydney is a collection of district or localities as they are called with diverse and unique characteristics. Chinatown, The Rocks, Circular Quay have interesting historical significance to Sydneysiders.
Chinatown is located in the Haymarket district where you will enjoy the best of Asian cuisine and markets as well as traditional herbalists, butchers and grocery shops, selling foods such as pressed duck, dried mushrooms and Chinese greens.
Haymarket is also home to the innovative Asia-Australia Arts Centre and the magnificently restored Capitol Theatre that once housed a fruit and vegetable market. Nearby Liverpool Street boasts Sydney’s growing Spanish Quarter and George Street is well known for its cinemas.
The Rocks, along with Dawes and Millers Points, form Sydney’s most historic precinct where convict tents were erected in 1788 on the rocky promontory.
Despite modern buildings, parks and causeways, traces of early convict settlements can still be found. Pubs, churches, archaeological digs and houses all evoke memories of the past. The city’s oldest building, Cadman’s Cottage, built in 1816, is located here.
Sydney’s Taronga Zoo has a new exhibit called Backyard to Bush, and is perfect for visitors who are interested in the environment and the world around them. Designed to encourage interaction between visitors, Australian animals and the Zoo family, the Backyard to Bush development at Taronga Zoo gives a hands-on, behind the scenes experience. You will receive an introduction to Australia’s unusual wildlife, and have opportunities to take photos with koalas, kangaroos and echidnas. The journey continues into an Australian suburban home and backyard to experience a not-so familiar animal world and on to the farmyard of rural Australia. Next, venture into the wilderness of the Australian bushland and enter the underground world of the wombat to discover some of the mysterious creatures that share the enormous wombat burrow.
A visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park will allow you to experience feeding Kangaroos and petting Koalas. Here you will find over 2000 different types of animals including crocodiles, Tasmanian devils, wombats, fairy penguins, dingoes and snakes.
Sydney looks like the big urban centre but has a comfortable feel. Sydneysiders are friendly, fun loving and enjoy tourists. Go – you’ll like it.
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