21 March 2012

Top 5 things to see in Sydney

Opera House
The Sydney Opera House can be viewed from the harbour, The Sydney Tower Eye and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Opera House offers one hour tours half hourly from 9am – 5pm which can be combined with a back stage tour, performance, Sydney highlights seaplane, Taronga zoo admission and a three course dinner. Take to the water and you will receive uninterrupted views of the ‘sails’ of the Opera House. Choose from coffee cruise, high tea, weekend breakfast cruise, top deck lunch or a sunset dinner cruise. For a signature dining experience join the Captain’s Club Dinner and enjoy the city lights. For the most exhilarating view of all join BridgeClimb Sydney and head to the top of the Harbour Bridge.

Sydney Harbour Bridge
There are picturesque views available from all around the Harbour, from Mrs Macquarie’s chair, Circular Quay and the Rocks. For a high view, why not enjoy the views from the revolving Summit restaurant and Orbit Lounge bar? For a glance from a speeding jet, join Jet Boat Thrill Ride for a massive lap of Sydney Harbour full of spins, speed and slides. Lastly, is the impressive North Sydney Olympic Pool, set adjacent to Luna Park it offers a unique view of the underside of the bridge (see image below).

Bondi Beach
Arguably the most iconic beach in Australia, this inner city suburb offers eclectic dining, boutique shopping, Sunday Markets and great surf. For the chance to spot a celebrity (while getting the best views of the beach) visit Icebergs Dining Room and Bar. If you visit in the morning why not pop into Speedo’s (overlooking the beach) for brunch, or dine at one of the many cafes along Beach Road. You can work off the food with a hike around the rocks to Coogee Coastal Walk via Bronte; or taking in a few laps at Icebergs ocean pool. If you are wanting a little adventure join Lets Go Surfing for a surf lesson!

The city caters for well for visitors seeking the local wildlife. Within 12 minutes of the city you can visit an aquarium, wild life precinct and zoo. Darling Harbour is home to Wild Life Sydney and Sydney Aquarium, where you can spot platypus, little penguins, sharks and stingrays. Taronga Zoo is a short scenic trip across the harbour by ferry and offers Australia’s unique wildlife plus the world’s most exotic animals.

The Rocks
Nestled under the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the oldest area of the city. The Rocks is a area of historic buildings, hidden laneways and old world charm. The restored precinct offers interesting boutique and designer stores with a splattering of pubs and cafes. Get lost in the old walkways or browse the The Rocks Markets every Saturday and Sunday.

North Sydney Olympic Pool

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