Sydney Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Sydney

  • 1. Suburbs

    Having some fun in the Shire... It all began with a train voyage that transported us into the place that is "The Shire". No it's not a place inhabited by Hobits and thought up by Tolkien but a real...

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  • 2. Scenic Walks

    Liz and I decided we wanted to do the Coastal Walk from Bondi to Coogee. We both love the ocean and heard the views along this walk were unsurpassed. We began our walk in Bondi on the Promenade. We...

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  • 3. Blue Mountains

    Of course you want to go to the Blue Mountains while you're in Sydney - that's why I created a whole lot of Blue Mountains pages. So why are you looking here? Check out my numerous and informative...

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  • 4. Beaches

    After visiting Botany Bay National Park with our friend Jackie; we drove down to Cape Solander to admire the views from the cliffs. The views here really are breathtaking; almost as if you are...

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  • 5. National Parks / Parks / Gardens

    Pittwater is a place for yachts. If you don't believe that then wait till you get there. It's also a nice place to chill out, at somewhere like Winnererremy Bay. It's not a huge park and it's also the...

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  • 6. Historic Buildings

    Hyde Park Barracks The Hyde Park Barracks were built by convicts in 1819 in gregorian style. At the entrance of the museum you can read: Hyde Park Barracks is a museum about itself. It unravels the...

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  • 7. Sydney Harbour

    I found it quite interesting to find out how to fix such a giant Bridge like the Harbour Bridge to the ground. You need a perfect basement of course and screws that are much larger than any screw you...

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  • 8. Really way out of Sydney

    Finally in 2010; I made it to Botany Bay. I had wanted to see in the previous two trips to Sydney but just never had the time. Thankfully in November 2010; our friend JAckie took us to Botany Bay for...

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  • 9. Zoo / Animal Parks

    I'm not much for zoos really,but you want to see all the indiginous animals of Australia without going into the bush, this is the place to go. Dingos, Tasmanian devils, emus, koalas, wallabys,...

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  • 10. Central Coast

    Chances are your tourist agent never mentioned this little gem in the Hawkesbury. This small island in the middle of the river system is home to just over 200 people and there is no motorised traffic...

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  • 11. Darling Harbour

    The Millenium Athlete for Sydney Olympics 2000 Quite close to the fountain of the Tidal Cascades you will see " the Millenium Athlete", a sculpture that was built there in order to memorize the...

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  • 12. Memorials

    next to the Hyde Park Barracks you will find an interesting Memorial for the victims of the Great Irish Famine 1845 -1848. Obviously thousands of families from Ireland came to Australia at this time...

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  • 13. Museums

    The Florence Nightingale Building & Museum I did not go to this museum, but I loved its special architecture that reminded me a lot of a scottish palace. In one of the Neo-gothic side-buildings of...

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  • 14. Southern Highlands / Coast

    Jervis Bay is famous for the whitest sand in the world, and its crystal clear waters. Discover the tranquil bush settings within the National Parks. The centre of the Jervis Bay tourist haven is...

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  • 15. Olympic Park

    So, I decided to train here just because it is the Olympic Park. I did not know there was such an extensive walking, jogging, biking trail system out there. The train puts you right in the heart of...

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  • 16. Wineries

    If wild horses can't drag you away from Sydney, then perhaps these will. This fine toparic example is but a tiny piece of what you will experience at the Hunter Valley Gardens in Pokolbin. Hopefully...

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  • 17. Entertainment

    The title should explain the rest of the tip!! I saw 'Jeremy' play at the Outback centre, located in Darling Harbour and boy was he great!! He showed us exactly how to do it, what he was doing and...

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  • 18. Sydney Harbour Bridge

    The Sydney Bridge climb is an event that you will never forget and one you will not regret. There is a company, Bridge Climb (I think...) that allows you to climb (very carefully) the top arch of the...

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  • 19. The Rocks

    One of the first churches in Sydney was located at the top of the Rocks in a place called Miller's Point. This church is the Garrison Church that is still occupying the space today. The church was...

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  • 20. Far North Coast

    Newcastle is only approx 2 hours from Sydney. It is located in the heart of the Hunter Region and bordered by a stunning coastline with beautiful beaches. This city is NSW second largest city and it...

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  • 21. New Year's Eve

    If you want an Australian New Years experience that is different from anything you've done before, I would highly recommend The Peats Ridge Festival. It has the most amazing atmosphere and was so...

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  • 22. Food and Drink

    During our trip to Sydney, there was one pilgrimage that we must make and that's to the famous Krispy Kreme!!! They are originally from USA but they manage to travel across a few oceans to get to Down...

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  • 23. Markets

    The Sydney Markets are situated close to the Olympic Park. The fruit and vegetable market is probably the most exciting part. It's only open on Fridays and Saturdays, and the gates close at 3 pm. You...

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  • 24. Relaxation & Rejuvenation

    Kims Resort. We have stayed in this retreat numerous times and found it to be truly romantic and a great weekend getaway. Its approx 1.5hrs drive north from Sydney, and is situated on the gorgeous...

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  • 25. Galleries

    The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open every Wednesday night until 9pm. Special programmes occur each week, including performances, talks, films and music, as well as all exhibitions and the...

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