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Gate Way to Australia – Sydney

Posted on September 20, 2010 | Travel Destinations9 Comments



Fun seems to never stop in Sydney. The Harbour city with its seductive and laid back outdoor lifestyle, physical allure and natural beauty is one of the most pleasant cities to visit. My love for this city seems to be growing every time I come here. The city has wide ranging cultural life, most relishing cuisines, iconic colonial and contemporary architecture calls me and I am sure that you will be completely bowled by the marvels this city beholds. The Central city area and the harbour is where the buzz is always going. Sydney is supposed to be the easiest city to travel as the buses and ferries, city circle train, the monorail or even walking on foot is the best way of seeing the city attractions. The traveling will not cost much to your pocket.

Harbour city
Explore the Historic rock where apart from get to know the colourful convict history, you can also find people partying hard and celebrating the Australia Day on January 26th, Anzac Day on April 25th and New Years Eve. A true epitome of marvelous craftsmanship you’ll find historic workman cottages and elegant terraces, art galleries and the oldest pubs. The fear factor can upscale on hearing some haunting and scary stories of hanging while taking the Ghost Tour.

Visit Manly on the Ferry. Nestled between a tranquil inner-harbour beach on one side and a popular Pacific Ocean surf beach on the other, it lends a perfect combination of laid back attitude with sophisticated living style. The Palm tree lined Scenic walking routes can be covered on foot, roller blade or even cycle along the ocean front. You can picnic at shelly beach, ride a bike to Fairy Bower, explotre the shops, bars and cafes, Kayak and scuba dive.

Sydney Ferry
Hit the Buzzing Oxford Street in Paddington for spotting what’s the latest trend in fashion, cuisine and design. Discover an array of antique shops, art galleries, and attractive Victorian terraces in up market Woolahra. 1840s Victria Barracks Army base opens to public once a week. Enjoy the Café culture, lively historic pubs, and a ride or roller blade in Centennial Park in Paddington.

Centennial Park
Appreciate the marvels of the Mother Nature as you take a walk along Bondi beach. Get a chance to experience its laid back sun-drenched lifestyle. Enjoy the Wild waves in Tamarama kissing the golden sand. A breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean with a sunset cocktail from the restaurant above will soothe your eyes. Surf, swim, snorkel and scuba dive on the blue turquoise pristine waters, picnic on the grass or sit for a coffee at the family- friendly Bronte.  Enjoy the scenic beauty of Coogee.

Bondi beach
The Sydney Opera House with the dramatic water vista of the bridge marks an iconic image of Sydney. The shores of the Sydney harbour are home to numerous forts. Sail past the Sydney Opera House paddling on a kayak from Rose Bay or a scenic cruise from Circular Quay or Darling harbour. Learn about Sydney’s first inhabitants touring Fort Dension. Watch the Harbour glitter from the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Sydney Opera House

Some more areas you can visit if you are not running short of time or can extend your vacation are The King’s Cross, Tumbalong Park, Australian National Maritime Museum, Star City Casino, Sydney Aquarium and the Wildlife World.

Tumbalong Park

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9 Comments »

  • Patton Wilkerson says:

    Loved your post!

    Australia is a huge rest home where no unwelcome news is ever wafted onto the pages of the worst newspapers in the world.
    -Germaine Greer

  • Sara Astin says:

    In a way Australia is like Catholicism. The company is sometimes questionable and the landscape grotesque.But you always come back.
    -Thomas Keneally

    I love Australia and always return to it time and again..For its colorful landscapes and openness to everything new.

    Keep posting! :-)

  • John Stack says:

    From what I’ve said of New Holland(Australia) they may appear like the most wretched people on earth,but in reality they are far happier than we Europeans,being wholly unacquainted not only with the superfluous, but with the necessary conveniences so much sought after here in Europe;they are happy in not knowing the use of them.
    -Captain Cook

    Thanks for the post!:-)

  • Richard Hudgens says:

    Australia has got a splendid harbor,beautifully situated city and a vast territory and varied and inexhaustible natural wealth, all the requirements for a great and prosperous nation.

    It would be a pity if would be no amusements in Sydney but vice and religion.

    Keep posting! Thanks!

  • Guillermo del Tomo says:

    In the weltering hell of the Moorooroo plain,
    The Yatala Wangary withers and dies,
    And the Worrow Wanilla demented with pain,
    To the Woolgoolga woodlands,Despairingly flies.
    -Mark Twain

    Cool post! Thanks! :-)

  • Charles Whitefield says:

    One of the few moments of happiness a man knows in Australia is that moment of meeting the eyes of another man over the tops of two beer glasses.

    I love Australia for its newness,a new sense of democracy and every man who thinks of himself as a model of perfection and goodness!

    Thanks for the post! :-)

  • Caleb Scott says:

    Australia is a beautiful land, with an awesome harbor line,a democracy, vast territory…

    Still,Australia is disappointing, except for its wickedness,it is far more wicked than I’ve conceived any place to be,or than it is possible for me to describe to you in England.

    Thanks for posting about Australia!

    My feet still return to this land as if there was a mine of gold here!

    There is something about this place which is so magnetic to your soul!

  • Caleb Scott says:

    Just for fun…If you have a sense of humor you’ll probably appreciate …

    There was a young man of Australia,
    Who painted his ass like a dahlia.
    The drawing was fine,
    And the painting divine.
    But the aroma- That was the failure.

    Australia rocks for its hooks and crooks..!

    Keep posting! Cheers :-)

  • Alex Parkes says:

    God how I like new countries!

    They are older than the old, more sophisticated ,much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything.

    Thanks for the post though!

    I enjoyed reading it :-)

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