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.
Redfern, where 41.6% of people live in public housing, has a poor reputation among those who haven't been there, yet it has a repository of interesting architecture, some galleries and an interesting park or two.
Fondest memory: It was named after the renowned surgeon William Redfern, who certainly came a long way after being sentenced to death for his part in the mutiny of the Nore in 1797. After serving four years he was transported to Sydney and gained a conditional pardon in 1803 followed by a full pardon in 1804, the year he was strongly advocating smallpox vaccination.
Such was his success that Governor Lachlan Macquarie gave him over 100 acres of land where the suburb now stands.
Children Activities in Sydney
How to amuse the children whilst in Sydney, then select a few of these activities and have a fun family day.
Taronga Park Zoo - Mosman
Luna Park - Milson Point
Maritime Museum, Powerhouse Museum - Darling Harbour
Sydney Tower - CBD
Ferry rides around Sydney Harbour
Manly Quarantine Station Tour.
Guided tours only allowed – phone for booking 9247 5033
Public Tour: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat and sun Time: 1.10pm – 3.40pm (Take the no 135 bus from Manly Wharf)
Adult Ghost Tours: Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun Time: 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Kids Ghost Tours: Friday 6 – 8pm
Manly boat and kayak hire: East side or pier Manly Wharf
Epic surf Adventures – Manly Yacht Club
Tour of School of Artillery North Head – wed/Sat/Sunday 11.30, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
Oceanworld Manly – West esplanade Manly Cove
Learn to surf - Manly Beach
Paddies Market - Chinatown
Paddington Markets - Paddington
Blue Mountain- zigzag Train
Imax Theatre - Darling Harbour
Centennial Park - hire bikes/ponies
Dinosaur Heaven- The Australian Museum
Sydney Aquarium- Darling Harbour
Ocean world - Manly
Ride with the riverboat postman - Brooklyn
Waratah Park Sanctuary - Duffy’s Forest. (Kangaroos and koalas),
Hire a houseboat Middle Harbour-fish/swim
Ferry to the Basin- Pittwater National Park.
Fort Denison - Sydney Harbour
Take a train ride to Wollongong.
Lane Cove National Park - Take a nocturnal walk ph 94729300
Bush and Birds at Hay Nature Reserve- St Ives - walk through the blue gum forests - 9472 9300
Eco Adventure Rangers - Learn about our bushlands - 9247 5033
Restaurants for children
Eat at Sydney Fish Markets - Glebe
Eat at Chinatown
Eat at Bill and Toni’s - Darlinghurst
Eat at Doyle’s Watson’s Bay
Eat take away ocean foods -fish and chips on Manly Beach.
Hire a car and do a tour of the coastline, culminating in a walk to Barrenjoey Lighthouse in Palm Beach.
Fondest memory: Any sunny day, be it summer or winter, the drive is magnificent. It is, of course, most enjoyable if you are not driving yourself, so the view can be fully appreciated.
Once you get past Mona Vale, the road offers stunning views, the ocean to the east and Pittwater to the west.
If you like girls, night clubs, or you just want to use cheap internet you deffenetly have to go this place. You will enjoy that. You can use the Internet for $3AUD unlimited. The connection is fast.
Fondest memory: The place is a little bit scarry, but know worry. Don't give an attencion for the people on the streets, and you will have no problem.
Go outdoor bowling in Coogee. Its free, its by the sea, you can booze whilst you bowl, there are old women dressed in their whites passing the days simply...bowling. There's a lot to be said for it.
Fondest memory: Staring at the big blue skies that go on and on and on and on (get the picture?)
Favorite thing: Hang out in the beer garden of the Watsons Bay Hotel on a sunny weekend. This place gets packed. WHY? the atmosphere is fantastic, it is a great place to eat fish and chips/seafood/BBQ steaks with a beer/wine with friends, against postcard views of Sydney Harbour. You cannot beat that combination! TIPS: parking is a nightmare on weekends. So perhaps catch the ferry over from Circular Quay. Arrive there before lunch in order to get a table with the best vantage point over the water. And after you finish eating, take a walk (5 mins away) to 'The Gap', which has panoramic views over Sydney. A word of warning: You could get caught around here for hours!
Visit it all. Take the time to venture to every nook and cranny. There are little delights everywhere. I lived just outside Sydney - Bondi Beach for 8 months. Amazing. Go there. About a 30minutes train ride from Sydney. Darlinghurst and Paddington are amazing areas for shopping. The Rocks is cool for a night drinking hole. Or there is Kings Cross which is a seedy area, but where the best people watching occurs. Especially after dark.
Fondest memory: Taking a boat ride in Sydney Harbour. Seeing Ayers Rock. The main reason I went there. Spectacualar. Just don't walk across it. It's a scared area for ther local people. Take the base tour, its even better.
There are so many things to choose from, but one that I always recommend is a visit to the Paddington Market on Oxford Street(not to be confused with Paddy's Market). The market is on Saturdays (between 10am and 4pm)and is filled with locally made clothing, jewellery, furniture, just all sorts of stuff. Nothing cheesy! There was also live entertainment and great food (try the 'glory rolls').
Fondest memory: The friendly and laid back nature of the Australian people and the cleanliness and excitement of Sydney.
Take a day trip to the Blue Mountains - you can catch a train there and its extremely beautiful. There's excellent treks and the air is so fresh!
Fondest memory: Little Bay - South of Maroubra / off Anzac Parade - you have to walk through the hospital or golf course to get to it but its well worth it - a deserted beach in Sydney - unbelievable!
I stayed at a beautiful woman's house in Mosman, a wealthy suburb of Sydney. It's the only way to go unless you meet a gifted (in a variety of ways) flight attendant from San Diego named Diane and she invites you to stay with her at the hotel during her layover.
You have to eat Thai at any one of several great Thai restaurants in Sydney. You have to visit the Italian section of the city and sip huge cups of espresso at a place on the middle of the block in the heart of the section. I can't remember it's name, but that's ok, it's the only one there.
You have to visit the only Italian restaurant in Mosman (I think it's called La Trattoria) and tell them Peter Fusco from New York sent you. They will play 'New York, New York' by Frank Sinatra in that event. Make you feel right at home if you're a New Yorker. If they ask, 'who?' Just tell them, 'the guy who tipped you people so much of that play money you guys have in Australia.' (My Mosman hostess told me no one tips in Aussieland. I told her no one doesn't tip in New York.)
You have to visit the opera house, but I wouldn't attend the opera unless you are an afficionado. It is not very comfortable and the acoustics aren't that great.
Check out the Sydney zoo (from which I was ousted for trying to get a Wallaby to hop).
Go to the Bonaventure hotel in Mosman and drink Jack Daniels. They love that.
Have your shoes fixed by the old Korean guy whose shop is kitty corner from the Bonaventure.
Go to Old Town and check out the bars.
Check out Manly Beach. I think that's what it's called.
You have to go to the wine country. It's beautiful and the people are fantastic.
And you have to keep telling yourself that its not good to fall in love with an entire country so fast.
Fondest memory: A woman named Janice. She was a kind and decent hostess whom I will never forget.
The must do when in Sydney, is a Sydney Harbour cruise . The natural harbour is beautiful and gives you not only a panoramic view of the city, but also brings you out of the CBD to charming 'burbs like Manly and Balmain.
Also, as a first time visitor there are heaps of things to see, and taking day trips to the western mountains or northern vinyards are recommended, as are the beaches of course and the nightlife.
Fondest memory: My favourite thing about Sydney is its multiculturalism. Its diversity, friendliness and openess is what I always long for when I've been overseas for a while whether for leisure or business.
Visit THE AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE PARK at WONDERLAND SYDNEY.
Fondest memory: Something I am told:
Nice and enjoyable to view the cute and shy Koalas. You can have a photo taken with one but REMEMBER that recent Australian regulations do not allow the carrying/cuddling of the Koalas.
Koalas don't live in families, but are solitary animals.
Koalas sleep as long as 18 hours a day and have a low-energy diet of eucalyptus leaves.
Koalas are not 'drunk' or otherwise intoxicated by their leaves.
Although koalas obtain most of their water from leaves -- the name koala is thought to mean 'no drink' in the native Aborginal tongues -- they do occasionally drink water at the edges of streams.
Visit THE AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE PARK at WONDERLAND SYDNEY.
Fondest memory: At The Australian Wildlife Park is the Outback Woolshed - a depiction of an authentic Aussie woolshed from the early days, complete with the character and activities of years gone bye. You are taken back to the atmosphere of the outback. The woolshed is, without doubt, the centrepiece of any outback sheep station, and no different here.
Sydney has many uptions but it's harbour is unique. Catch all the ferries to everywhere. but for a singular memorable day take a trip on Aquatic Airways to fly over Sydney's coastline. Catch the seaplane at Rose Bay. Fly to Palm Beach and have lunch at Jonahs...stay overnight there and surf Palm Beach.Fly back and have a drink at Watson's bay while watching the sun set.
Fondest memory: Sun rise over Newport beach after an all night barbecue and the first swim of the day