SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Wheat Road, Sydney NSW, Australia
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
No trip to Sydney is complete without visiting SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Situated on the city side of Darling Harbour, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium houses over 12,000 animals from 650 species, including sharks, dugongs, turtles, stingrays, penguins, tropical fish and much, much more.
Pier Street, Cnr Harbour St, Darling Harbour
Chinese Gardens of Friendship
http://darlingharbour.com/things-to-do/chinese-garden-of-friendshipEscape from the hustle and bustle to a serene, secluded garden—Darling Harbour’s Chinese Garden of Friendship.
Corner Pyrmont Bridge Rd &, Bank St, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia
Large marketplace featuring shops for seafood, deli items, wine & baked goods, plus restaurants.
5 Cumberland Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge or "Coathanger," as locals call it, was the city's best-known landmark prior to construction of the Sydney Opera House. Supported by massive double piers at each end, it was built in 1932 and remains the world's largest steel arch bridge, connecting the harbour's north and south shores in a single curve rising 134 meters above the water. Along its length run two railway lines and eight lanes for road traffic, the direction of which can be varied according to traffic flow. Increasing bridge traffic encouraged construction of a harbour tunnel in 1992 to ease congestion, but motorists can still drive over the bridge for blue-water views. Pedestrians can stroll across on walkways or join a guided ascent through BridgeClimb for a breathtaking panorama of the city and harbour. To learn about the fascinating history of the bridge's construction, visit the museum in the southeastern pier.
Daring souls who want to climb to the 135-meter-high summit can book the Sydney BridgeClimb. This is a spectacular opportunity that takes groups of up to 13 people on an approximately 3.5-hour climb to the top of the outer arch. Tours run throughout the day, beginning with a dawn climb and ending with a night climb. 1.5-hour Sampler Climbs and 2.25-hour Express Climbs are also available.
Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW, Australia
One of the world's great icons, the Sydney Opera House is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the star attraction on the glittering harbour. This graceful building, shaped like shells or billowing sails, perches on a finger of land surrounded by water. Snap a photo while gliding by on a harbour cruise, relax at one of the restaurants, stroll around its exterior, or take an organised tour of this magnificent structure, which encompasses theaters, studios, exhibition rooms, a concert hall, and cinema. Book a Sydney Opera House Guided Walking Tour to learn about the history and get a behind-the-scenes look at this famous building. This is a flexible ticket that allows you to join any one of the tours throughout the day, departing every half hour from 9am to 5pm. Avid photographers head to Mrs Macquarie's Chair for one of the best photo opportunities. Note that the building is currently undergoing a $202-million upgrade, slated for completion in early 2021, but it will continue to operate during the restoration.
Bondi Beach NSW, Australia
Sydney is famous for its fabulous beaches. Tucked around the harbour are many sheltered coves with calm water and sugary sands. Less than a 15-minute drive from the city, iconic Bondi Beach beckons with its great surf, café scene, and cosmopolitan vibe. For fantastic ocean views, take the coastal walk along the cliffs from Bondi to Coogee. Other ocean beaches include Cronulla (the only one easily accessible by train from the city), Bronte, Tamarama, and Maroubra. A 30-minute ferry ride from the city, Manly is a favorite seaside destination with its beachfront promenade, netted ocean pool, and excellent shops and restaurants. Farther north from the city, surfers will find some fantastic breaks at Collaroy, Dee Why, and Narrabeen. Swimmers should stay between the red and yellow flags. Volunteer lifeguards patrol the surfing beaches on the Pacific during the summer and run popular lifesaving competitions.
Bradleys Head Road, Mosman NSW, Australia
At Taronga Zoo, you can enjoy close-up encounters with iconic Aussie wildlife and other animals from around the world, plus superb views of the Sydney skyline. Nestled on a point along the north side of the harbour, the zoo inhabits prime Sydney real estate in the posh suburb of Mosman. Highlights include the Lemur Walk-Through, Koala Encounter, and Seal Show. From the city, buses to the zoo depart from Wynyard. Better still, hop aboard a ferry at Circular Quay. The zoo's lively events calendar includes "Roar and Snore" overnight zoo stays and a summer concert series. You can purchase a Sydney Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket in advance, which includes a ride on the Sky Safari gondola.
George Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
The oldest street in Australia, George Street was once a nameless track trodden by convicts fetching supplies of water. Today, it's one of the city's major traffic arteries, where high-rise office blocks, shops, and historic buildings converge in an incongruous jumble. An architectural highlight is the elegant Romanesque-style Queen Victoria Building replete with graceful domes, stained glass windows, and high-end stores. Nearby, the Sydney Town Hall (1869) is a major city landmark sporting a medley of architectural styles (it's been compared to a richly decorated wedding cake). Another architectural standout is the neo-Gothic St. Andrew's Cathedral, completed and consecrated in 1868. Shoppers will find plenty of stores in the area. Designer boutiques and jewelry stores line the Victorian-style Strand Arcade, while Pitt Street Mall, one block east from George Street, is one of the city's major shopping precincts.
90 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills NSW, Australia
Oxford Street is getting its groove back and we’d like to think we had a small part to play in it. Part-pub, part-restaurant, part-cocktail bar; each section of The Paddington has its own distinct style. Our kitchen is guided by executive chef Ben Greeno, who had the genius idea to install custom-made rotisseries.
What does this mean for you? Juicy, brown and sticky-skinned Bannockburn chickens that are hormone-free and air-chilled. You’ll never look at a humble roast chicken the same again. But we’re not just about chicken; we cook the finest rotisserie meats, fish and vegetables, as well as lighter shared meals. Our late-night menu kicks in at 10:30pm and it’s definitely worth sticking around for.