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Sydney is a powerhouse city with outstanding landmarks and nature. Pristine beaches (Bondi) famed for being easy on the eye are rivaled only by a cool location that provides easy access to natural delights such as Blue Mountains. To be a Sydneysider is to indulge in everyday activities that make the city such an award winner: cuisine, surf, culture, and landmark icons such as the Sydney Opera House. 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, aquariums, and the list goes on.
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 downtown business district to Milsons Point. Admire from afar as boats zip beneath this steely crossing, white washing the waters of Port Jackson. Opened in 1932, the bridge is the largest steel arch in the world. Enjoy views of the city from its ledge.
Sun worship at Bondi Beach and watch on as surfers ride a wave. Electric barbecues are provided to service an appetite stirred up at this spotless crescent beach that is jammed with tanned up 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 sweeping beach.
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 can also be found at The Rocks, offering good 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 a little more of the laid back vibe than happening Bondi, Manly Beach is appreciated for white sands and snug coves. Nine miles north of Sydney and accessible via ferry from Sydney Harbor, Manly Beach offers boardwalk saunters, a snorkel or surf, and sculptures that depict local wildlife.
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