Sydney Suburbs, Sydney
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.
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.
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!
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?)
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!
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: 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.
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.
Sydney is a very fast international city.It is Australias largest city with a pop around 4 million.
Most over seas people when thinking of Australia would probably think of Sydney first.
Alsothey may think it is our Nations capital however, Canberra is the name of Australia's Capital city.Canberra is between Melbourne and Sydney and was basically made the capital to stop Sydney and Melbourne fighting over which city should be the capital. WHEN in Sydney you must walk toBronte along the Bondi beach cliffs.
Also not far from BONDI BEACH is a place called Watsons bay.
The view along the the cliff face is unreal visit the the sydney cricket ground where COLLINGWOOD defeated the SYDNEY SWANS by five points this year .Sydney has so much to offer and i must say I have been to sydney at least once or twice a year at least for the last 9 years.At first I really didn't like sydney but it has grown on me alot over the years.
Fondest memory: Fondest memories of Sydney have now changed after my most recent trip .
The feeling around Sydney with just one week to the Olympics is great.
I Also had the bad feeling of knowing I wont be there when the games are on due to work reasons.
You must go to Kings Cross at night to the many clubs and have a few drinks and soak in the ambiance. You must climb the Sydney harbor Bridge. For $100.00 you can experience the greatist thrill and view.
Fondest memory: The diversity in the city and the friendly people that I met. My friend Leslie that lives in Darlinghurst and the many free events that go on all the time in this great city. Breakfast at the Fish Market in the picture at Darling Harbor.
On the *** all over the place.
The Kings Cross hotel is very cool. Good looking girls and 24 hour drinking..yum yum
I lived in several different towns but my best was Dee Why beach area..
Fondest memory: best memory is working on restoring a Russian Submarine that was docked at wooloomoloo bay wharf 11. (This is true and not a joke)
Had some mental times there, earning good money (tax free..hehe)
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.
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