Located on the east coast of Australia, Sydney is the most populated city in Australia. To fly there, in takes around 14 hours and 15 minutes nonstop from Los Angeles California. The city surrounds on of the largest natural harbors in the world. There are thousands of things to do and see around Sydney Harbour. There are parks, beaches, a zoo, a lot of entertainment & attractions, shopping and fine dining. The area is very safe to walk around and super clean and picturesque. There are plenty of waterfront scenic walkways for you to stroll and enjoy the beautiful scenery. There are also ferry rides to various points around the harbor and Sydney, so it is easy to get around the area. Visit VoyageMonkey.com Travel for the best hotel accommodations, flights and car rentals.
One of the most popular iconic attractions in Sydney is the Sydney Harbour Bridge. There are millions of photographs of this bridge, particularly with the well-recognized Sidney Opera House in the foreground. The best way to experience the bridge is to take a bridge climb tour of the bridge where you get to climb to the top of the bridge and experience the spectacular view of Sydney and the Sydney Harbour. A Sydney Harbour cruise is another popular way to get up close to the bridge and enjoy the other sites around the Sydney Harbour as well.
The next most iconic attraction around the Sydney Harbour is the Sydney Opera House with its unique architecture resembling cascading seashells. Although its name suggest opera, the facility is a multi-venue performing arts center. While in Sydney be sure to treat yourself to a symphony, live theater, ballet, opera, or pop music at one of the world’s best live performance venues. The large structure also includes a recording studio, cafes, restaurants, bars and retail outlets.
Adjacent to the Opera House, you’ll find the Royal Botanic Gardens. The gardens were first opened in 1816 and is a popular historic attraction. Because it is free and open every day, the gardens are a must see for most visitors. There are 74 acres of gardens, trees, fountains and ponds to enjoy as well as lawn areas to enjoy a picnic. All with the city in the backdrop. You’ll also find restaurants and shops at the gardens. From the Opera House you can follow the seawall walkway to the gardens. There is a great view of the bridge and Opera House from the gardens.
There are thousands of other things to see and do around Sydney. You can visit the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, check out the aquarium and if you’re daring, dive with sharks. Go up to Pylon Lookout for some great photos of Sydney. The Manly Scenic Walkway, Mosman Bay Walk, and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walkway are popular strolling areas to get great view of the Sydney area. You can visit the Art Gallery of South Wales, the Australian National Maritime Museum, the Queen Victoria Building, or the Chinese Garden of Friendship. Stop by the neighborhood called “The Rocks” which is narrow cobblestone streets with restaurants, galleries, shops, and entertainment. These are just a few of thousands of attractions and points of interest around Sydney. The restaurants in town are also some of the best in the world.
You’ll find plenty of world-class hotels in Sydney to choose from. Some of the best hotels include the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, Park Hyatt Sydney, Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, the Westin Sydney, the Marriott Sydney Harbour, and the Sheraton on the Park.
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