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Sydney is a powerhouse city where outstanding landmarks and a stunning natural landscape come together. Pristine beaches like Bondi are famed the world over for their white sands and excellent waves. If you’re keen to experience a city that combines great culture, world-class surf, and delectable cuisine, it’s time to plan your own trip to Sydney. It's all here.
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbor Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Smack in the heart of Sydney, Darling Harbor is a pedestrian friendly precinct that offers a fine blend of leisure and entertainment. Feel the buzz as you walk through a lively part of the city that is packed with excellent restaurants, retailers, cruises, and aquariums.
This distinctive and multipurpose performing arts center required thousands of worker-hands before opening its doors in 1973. Located at Bennelong Point, Sydney Opera House aptly stands alone on an island providing all-day gazer views, a choice of fine dining restaurants, and world class acoustics.
Sydney Harbor Bridge stretches from the city’s downtown business district to Milsons Point. Admire from afar as boats zip beneath this iconic crossing, or as climbers ascend its steel arch. Opened in 1932, this is the largest steel arch bridge in the world. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, join one of the climbing groups - trips up are offered daily.
Enjoy the sun at Bondi Beach and watch on as surfers ride the endless waves. Electric barbecues are provided to service an appetite stirred up at this spotless crescent beach that is popular with kite flyers, swimmers, and laid back sunbed loungers. Walkable restaurants with fresh eats and hip fruity cocktails will cool you down after a day spent at this famous stretch of sand.
Enjoy a picnic beneath Sydney Harbor Bridge before strolling the cobbled streets of The Rocks historic lanes. Several original sandstone houses have open doors for the public to enter. Learn of the convict history and how the early European settlement arrived here. Some of the older pubs in the city are located in The Rocks, offering delicious beer and friendly conversation with locals.
Head downtown and get lost in the verdant 30-hectare of the Royal Botanic Garden. Here you’ll find serene gardens offering exclusive experiences such as the Rainforest Walk and The Calyx. This 200-year-old institution further delivers with beautiful gateway entrances and insight into rare plantation, which is provided by employees armed with expert knowledge.
With perfect beaches and slightly more laid back vibe than bustling Bondi, Manly Beach is appreciated for its white sands and snug coves. Nine miles north of Sydney and accessible via ferry from Sydney Harbor, Manly Beach offers visitors the chance to snorkel, surf, or simply saunter along the boardwalk.
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