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  • Manly Wharf
    Manly Wharf
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  • A church at Wagga Wagga, Australia
    A church at Wagga Wagga, Australia
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  • The bridge, Batemans Bay
    The bridge, Batemans Bay
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  • Darling Harbour / Casino

    Sydney Favorites

    What you now have is an Entertainment Centre, Sydney Aquarium, Star City Casino, IMAX Theatre (pic 4), Powerhouse Museum, 5 star accommodation - and that's just to name a few! There are also pleasant things like the Japanese Gardens and lots of fountains. Needless to say shopping, especially for souvenirs, is another activity many people undertake....

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  • Parks / Gardens

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    So I turned and walked through a tunnel beneath the railway and started to climb the stairs up beside a park landscaped into the slope. Halfway up I traversed this park over to the next ascending walkway and then, soon after, moved on to another delightful little park that had a sculpture beside the path (pic 2). It was not long after when I...

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  • Zoo / Wildlife

    Sydney Favorites

    The one activity that was a must for me during our visit to Sydney was getting up close and personal with a Koala. On my Birthday trip in 2007; Chris took me to Taronga park for my first Koala encounter. I must admit the bears are very cute and fuzy but they are rather stinky(Phew.....). Our particular Koala seemed attracted to the smell of my hair...

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  • Sydney Harbour

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    I loved that I could see so many lighthouses from the ferry to Manly. Some of them I could identify, but some of them I could not. It was just interesting to see so many different types of aids to navigation My husband the sailor would love sailing in the harbour at Sydney. Later we got a good view of some weekend races from the Sydney Tower

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  • Sydney Harbour Bridge

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    Without a doubt, this is one of the best views of the city you can get. You could actually go higher than the view I show here, by paying the extra money and going to one of the observation platforms. Alternatively, you can climb onto the uppermost section of the bridge. To do that you need to pay even more money, plus rent a protective poncho....

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  • Sydney Suburbs

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    You can follow the walk around down below on your way to or from Clifton Gardens or, if you want to chack out some lovely real estate, you can climb the stairs and walk along Iluka Road. We chose to go to the upper part of Iluka Road as it's split into twol These shots were taken on that walk.

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  • Walks

    Sydney Favorites

    We started at the Rose Bay end, alighting at the ferry wharf and trudging along the footpath until we reached Tivoli Avenue. Here you should turn left and head down to the waters edge which is where the track actually starts. En route you will get some spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, see some lovely little beaches, brush against native plants...

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  • Beaches

    Sydney Favorites

    New tourists to Australia will undoubtedly have this iconic image of Bondi Beach with sunny skies, scantily clad people and benign surf. However, as you can clearly see from the pictures, Bondi Beach isn't always like that. Some days you can't even swim in the baths. A few thought they might the day I took this picture but they quickly left the...

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  • Sight Seeing

    Sydney Favorites

    These walks show you more of Australia in one go than is possible anywhere else in my opinion. You get to see how people live and how animals exist side by side. Speaking of animals, the harmless water dragons (pics 1 & 5) are everywhere, particularly when it's warm. They love nothing more than resting on the sandstone in the middle of the trail...

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  • Cathedrals / Churches

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    St. Mary's is a large cathedral designed and decorated to European standards. See the travelogue for more pictures. Its quite a large cathedral, but had a large section under maintenance while I was there. I didn't like having to pay A$2 to take pictures, but it beat the one in Antwerp where you need to pay two euros to even visit. As a practicing...

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  • Opera House / Circular Quay

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    This building is something of an enigma. Firstly, it's unavoidable. Every tourist coming here wants to see it and, when you do, it's certainly and eyecatcher. Yet beneath the stunning surface lie more questions than perhaps there are answers for even today. The main one for me is, "Why build an opera house whose accoustics don't match the grandeur...

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  • Fountains / Monuments

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    Commissioned by the Women's Pioneer Society of Australasia in recognition of the courage and endurance displayed by the pioneer women. Part of the BiCentennial celebrations it was unveiled in 1988 by Lady Rowland. The sculptor was Kolozsy. It's located just back from Circular Quay in Jessie Street Gardens, along with some other nice works.

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  • Newcastle area / Hunter Valley

    Sydney Favorites

    There's another harbour about 2 hours north of Sydney. It's my home town actually. This is an eyecatcher at night. This welcoming scupture aimed at seafaring folk casts its genial purple light every night across the waters of the harbour. Not quite the Statue of LIberty but, we're only a small town by comparison and the French probably don't love...

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  • Historic Buildings

    Sydney Favorites

    When you're wandering the outer headlands of the harbour you're guaranteed to come across old military establishments designed in bygone times for the defence of the harbour. To quote the National Parks and Wildlife: This walk explores a great section of Sydney Harbour. The walk starts with views of the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge,...

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  • Sydney Skyline

    Sydney Favorites

    Checkout videos Stunning Sydney Harbour @ http://beta.tripvids.tv/ViewVideo.aspx?MediaId=260. Capturing the beauty and elegance of Sydney harbour. Sydney has one of the most beautiful skylines of the world. Many of the box-office topping movies like Matrix Reloaded, Dil Chahta hai and Superman Returns were shot here! Being able to sit under the sun...

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  • The Rocks

    Sydney Favorites

    If it's history you're after then you'll undoubtedly have The Rocks pencilled in as a "must-see" on your itinerary and rightly so. Though much of it was rescued just in time before the developers got hold of it, these days its importance is clearly recognized. The Rocks is one of the most-visited parts of Sydney. It is not hard to see why. Nestled...

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  • Blue Mountains

    Sydney Favorites

    Hi, I was in Sydney in September. There are lots of interesting places around Sydney. Before visiting, I did research via internet and found many interesting tours on web site http://www.sydneytourguide.com.au where you can find photos and video. I recommed tourists to see: 1) Blue Mountains, Great Blue Mountains Canion, Wentworths Falls, Three...

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  • Night Skyline

    Sydney Favorites

    I love this picture of the Sydney Harbour Bridge at night. The picture was taken from our suite at the Sydney Marriott, Circular Quay. The sky was so clear and the lights were so bright, made for a very special night. IMHO, Sydney boasts some of the best night skylines I have ever seen. The beautiful view from our suite at the Sydney Marriott,...

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  • Historic Background Info''

    Sydney Favorites

    On September 23, 1786 John Newton – the man who penned Amazing Grace – approached Rev Richard Johnson with a vision for Johnson to be the chaplain and missionary on the first fleet of convicts being sent to Botany Bay in the uncolonised land of Australia. Australian modern history was being written when Johnson accepted this challenge put to him...

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  • Museums / Galleries

    Sydney Favorites

    Some people can truly be listed as national treasures. The lady pictured here was one such person. This art work is significant inasmuch as it won Australia's most prestigious art award, the Archibald Prize for portraiture, and she was also the subject of another winning entry in the year of her death, 2011. The one shown here was painted by the...

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  • AMP Tower / Centrepoint

    Sydney Favorites

    When one's walking about the city of Sydney, there is always something that catches your attention.. Shopping at high priced boutiques or high skyscrapers or just simply watching people passing by you.. Walking is perhaps the best way to see the city so plan on spending a few days just walking in the city's popular areas be it the Opera House or...

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  • Olympic Park

    Sydney Favorites

    When I was in Australia I was thinking to realize a crazy dream: assist to the Olympic Games Sydney2000. But how to do? All my Aussie locals friends told me that they will be impossible to get tickets or too expensive. So I choose to ask the Swiss Olympic Federation as all countries participing the Games have a limited number of tickets available....

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  • Markets / Shopping

    Sydney Favorites

    In 1966, SFM moved from the Haymarket area of Sydney to its current location at Blackwattle Bay, Pyrmont. In those days, fish were sold using the labour intensive, traditional ‘voice’ auction system. This system saw buyers assemble outside the sales bay fence, where inside an assistant would hold up samples of fish from each box for buyers to bid...

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  • Chinatown

    Sydney Favorites

    Dixon Street. That's where it's at but, having said that, you can go a few blocks either way and still be where it's at. Dixon Street has the advantage of being sealed off from traffic so it has a better atmosphere but that doesn't mean you should restrict your eating to the mall. No indeed, with so many Asian restaurants to choose from you could...

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  • Festivals / Parades

    Sydney Favorites

    This is the 2012 version of an annual sculpture show that can be viewed between Bondi and Tamarama. Though it's a relatively short walk, it certainly is scenic and definitely worth a look. The price is certainly right because it costs nothing and there's such a variation in styles I'm sure you'll find something of interest. I attended on a day when...

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  • Martin Place

    Sydney Favorites

    Whenever I think deeply about Sydney, sometime or other the old Post Office building comes to mind. Other cities in Australia also have fine post offices, notably Perth and Newcastle, but the first one I ever became interested in was this one (picture 2). These days its use has changed but thankfully the grand architecture remains. Known as the...

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  • Sports

    Sydney Favorites

    I came to Sydney during the Rugby World Cup. I had never ever seen a game of rugby and I didn't know the rules. Man do those ozzies love a gam of rugby. Every where you go you are confronted with the game. Right next to Darling Harbour they even made a Rugby World Cup shop where you could buy all the shirts of the participating countries (not...

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  • Far North Coast

    Sydney Favorites

    The Oz Experience. This really isn't a must for everyone- it really depends what you are looking for. I did it for about 10 days (the route from Sydney to Brisbane). I really enjoyed the stop offs - a sheep farm (Nundle) and Bingara (small town, horesriding). I also stayed at the Oz bus's recommended hostel in Byron Bay for just over a week.Had...

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  • ACCOMMODATION LOYALTY CARD

    When we stayed at the Evans Head Caravan Park, I was given a Loyalty card for my one night spent at the Park. This was stamped by the park, and from then on, at any other North Coast Holiday park participating in the scheme.What the deal is "Stay for 6 nights on a site at any combination of our North Coast Holiday Parks and receive your 7th night...

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  • The Australian Convict Origins

    When I was growing up in Australia, it had become fashionable to trace ones ancestry to the convicts whereas in reality, very few australians can truly prove to be of convict descent. Another little known fact was that the "discovery" of australia happened to coincide with "revolution" in America and thus the Empire could no longer send their...

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  • NEW SOUTH WALES NATIONAL PARK GUIDE

    The NSW National Parks guide is a FREE BOOKLET available from National Park's office's or Visitor Information Centres.This is an excellent book if you are intending to visit the national parks either for walks or camping.The book is divided into areas in the State, and then in that area, the National parks are numbered. On each National Park, it...

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  • Aerial views of Sydney

    One of my fondest memories of New South Wales are the beautiful aerial view of Sdyney as my plane from Canberra was about to land at Sydney in October 2008. More photos are at the travelogue section of this VT page if you are interested :)

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  • Rememberance

    Like most cities, Sydney has its share of statues to the great and the good, memorials and street sculptures. There are bronzes of royalty and statesmen, explorers (Captain Cook in Hyde Park and Matthew Flinders near near the State Library), grave war memorials and sparkling fountains. There are modern sculptures, including a fine Henry Moore in...

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  • Wildflowers

    Australia has an extraordinary diversity of flora with many thousands of plants being quite specific to very small and particular areas. Two stunning plants to look out for in New South Wales are the flamboyant waratah (the state's floral emblem) and the delicate flannel flower.Most commonly flaming crimson though there is a rare cream variety,...

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  • You never know when you might run into a

    Famous shirt! Of course all visitors to the area will be taken and picknicked so make sure you pack your swimmers and your vt shirt. I love meeting up with vt travellers..........all those that I have met have been wonderful and genuine people.

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  • Amazing Skies

    Look to the skies to see amazing colours and contrasts.When I'm away from Oz it's the skies that I miss. From the bluest of blues to pinks and oranges.

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  • From Wollongong to Canberra

    The scenery from Wollongong to the capital city of Canberra is very beautiful, passing through fertile green valleys and national parks.

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  • Alpine flowers & tundra

    One of my fondest memories of New South Wales are the beautiful alpine flowers and tundra in the Snowy Mountains.

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  • Waves hitting the shore of Byron Bay

    One of the most beautiful scene of waves hitting the shore can be seen at Byron Bay near the border between Queensland and New South Wales.

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  • Beautiful blue waters

    My favourite thing about New South Wales is travelling along its coastline between Merimbula and Nowra (just south of Sydney). The coastal journey was beautiful and there were many pretty trendy, popular towns along it worth stopping in for a visit, with beautiful ocean or beach backdrops.

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  • Lake Jindabyne

    The beautiful panoramic view of this blue lake and surrounding mountains on a sunny day as seen from the road leading to the town of Jindabyne.

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  • Sydney Opera House

    Of course you must visit the Sydney Opera House, one of the most famous landmarks in the world Seeing the Opera House for the first time is a very good experience. Do spend time exploring inside the Opera House as well as its surroundings.

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  • Mount Kosciuszko

    When in the state of New South Wales and Sydney, you should try to reach the summit of Mount Kosciuszko (2282 metres), the highest mountain in the Australian Continent. Reaching the top of Mount Kosciuszko and standing on top of the continent.

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  • Exploring the famous Rocks area in...

    Exploring the famous Rocks area. The Rocks area located next to the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a well known historical site where the first landings of the Sydney settlement took place somewhere near 1800 (I guess). This is where Sydney and Australia began, so walking down the Rocks is like re-living history.

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  • Sydney Harbour Bridge

    The most beautiful photograph taken at Sydney was the sunset over the Sydney harbour bridge during a cruise. It's one of those days where I was at the right place at the right time.

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