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    by DAO Updated Feb 12, 2015

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    If you are coming to Sydney- make sure you have your free Virtual Tourist Flag with you!

    Just email the wonderful VT staff at:

    Just send them your address and the rest is history. History to make!

    Don't forget!

    The VT staff like postcards, so please send them a nice postcard while you are here!

    801 Parkview Drive N.
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    by DennyP Updated Feb 23, 2012

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    This is something that I, and many hundreds like me do when out late in the city ...Hunger usually sets in the AM and so many head for Harry's Cafe De Wheels. for an early morning appetiser.
    This is a major Sydney institution and has been serving hot snacks to the "late niters" and party casualties for decades. This location is also very popular over the years with Taxi drivers along with local and visiting sailors from the nearby Naval Base..Although the establishment is not what it was in the early days with the old "blue and white old caravan..Today has seen an upgrade and is a little upmarket these days with some neon lights and "flash encouterement" ...but the main things are the pies..thats what has brought the crowds to Harry's .yes. one of his famous Aussie Meat Pie and peas or a Pie and sauce (tomato ketchup) is the mainstay..yes, a really great way to finish a big night out!! some great memories are related to a late night visit to Harry's..."This is one of those must do things".

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    by DennyP Updated Nov 9, 2011

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    Well, its about time that they got back the Hard Rock Cafe in Sydney...Recently opened and located at lovely Darling Harbour the new Hard Rock Cafe has been worth waiting for. Definately in a superb location the view from the upstairs balcony is really something .Overlooking the City centre panoramic view is excellent and especially after dark when all the buildings are lit up .
    Like all Hard Rock Cafes worldwide this is no exception with a wonderful selection of Rock and Roll memorabilia..I call the HRC's the "Rock and Roll Music Museum" as they contain the best of music legends "Bits and Pieces" no matter where the HRC's are located . The staff here is as always helpful with the taking of phots and also a good chat..Check out the HRC "pins" that the staff wear ,pins from all over the world from the hundreds of HRC 's now that are available.I always wherever I can find a HRC stop in for a great "Burger and Chips" and of course "blow the froth off a few cold ones. Of course I go to the Rock shop and buy my HRC "Sydney pin" to add to my collection.
    Stop by I am sure that you wont be dissapointed.

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  • Vacation at Australia

    by vaibhav_s Written Apr 26, 2009

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    Vacation at Australia and touring all the Australia attractions literally mean experiencing great shopping, great food and exciting entertainment. The names that come across my mind while speaking about Australia tourist attractions are Sydney, Melbourne. Nevertheless the scenic natural surroundings that these Australia attractions offer are mind blowing. Some of the most desired tourist attractions in Australia include Fraser Island, Sydney Harbor Bridge, Great Barrier Reef, Scenic World, Jamison Valley, Kakadu National Park, Sydney Opera House, Port Arthur, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Amp Tower Centrepoint, National Gallery of Australia etc. Visit the Australia attractions and experience a vacation of a lifetime.

    If you are on your way to Australia for vacation, I would suggest you to start with the best. Go to Sydney, the most beautiful City of Australia and take a glimpse of the famous Sydney Harbor Bridge. Sydney Harbor Bridge has been one of the major tourist attractions in Australia through ages. At the foot of the bridge one can see “The Rocks” placed which are considered as the birthplace of Sydney. A brave tourist can also take a walk up to the top of the bridge with an escort. Make sure to visit the Great Barrier Reef. One of the most visited tourist spots in Australia is the Great Barrier Reef which is also considered as the most well protected marine site in the whole world. Constructed by the famous Danish architect John Utzon in the twentieth century, Sydney Opera House is another world famous tourist attraction drawing a number of tourists from across the world. Make sure you cover at least these three above mentioned Australia attractions and make the best out of your Australia trip.

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    Weekend in Sydney

    by ashipway Written Jul 22, 2008


    so much to see in a weekend. Doyle's is great food and atmosphere. You can get the ferry over there from Circular Quay. The bridge climb can be quite pricey so you could try the view from the top of the southern pylon for a fraction of the cost and still have the stunning view.

    The pubs around the rocks area are always fun and the food upstairs at the Orient is always good. There are also loads of bars/restaurants at King St Wharf and Cockle Bar Wharf.

    You both may even enjoy the Harbour Jet Boat ride on the harbour. Not my thing but many rave about it.

    Enjoy your weekend in lovely Sydney, cheers :-)

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    See the Kookaburras

    by angiebabe Updated Jul 19, 2008

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    The Australian bird called the Kookaburra, which is an aboriginal word, is a member of the kingfisher family and is an Australian icon - also referred to as the 'laughing jackass'. It makes an unusual noise - often a long drawn out call at dawn or as sunset nears.

    As is what is lovely about Sydney is that its a city with a profilic number of parks throughout the city centre and many trees and vegetation out in the suburbs and with this we also get to have many native birds living freely in these areas. A wonderful array of colourful birdlife here and around the fertile areas in Australia can be seen.

    relaxing beside the inlet of Long bay Australian icon - The Laughing Jackass! The Laughing Jackass having a quiet moment
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    Pub crawls

    by peteyjim Written Jul 5, 2007

    Okay, I've been a homebrewer for the past 2 years. It's cheap and therefore more money goes into the travel fund! Since then I've discovered a few pubs round town that do their own brew, or serve microbreweries beers on tap!
    Here's a few:
    Redoak Boutique Beers: Clarence St, sydney, between Market & King sts.

    James Squire Brewer & Bar: King St Wharf, Sydney

    Macquarie Hotel: Cnr Golbourne & Wentworth Sts, Sydney

    Australian Hotel, York st, the Rocks. (this place doesn't brew, but has top beers on tap!)

    There is more to Australia than VB & Tooheys (although I'm still a big fan of Tooheys Old)

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    by Loops Written Apr 5, 2007

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    Walking around just sightseeing is a good and cheap day out in Sydney. It is clean, safe and interesting.

    We started around the Rocks and Circular Quay, then walked around the Opera House and through into the Botanic Gardens where we saw cockatoos and fruitbats. We had a bite to eat at the cafe there and then continued into the city and walked right back to Darling Harbour where we were staying.

    A good day out.

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    These are the rules!!

    by Steve-H Updated Jan 7, 2006

    We could do with more rules and regulations like these, in London you hardly dare look at the grass but in Sydney;
    Please walk on the grass
    We also invite you to smell the roses, hug the trees, talk to the birds and picnic on the lawns.
    The world needs more of this kind of thing.

    Sensible regs.
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    The best Gelato in Sydney

    by petdec Written Jun 13, 2005

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    Recently discovered a Gelato Bar in King Street, Newtown. On a hot afternoon this place is the best. All home made and fab coffee to go with it. Gelatomassi. in King Street. Check it out. Worth the trip to Newtown. A full on Trip

    King Street Newtown
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    Do everything once

    by petdec Written Jun 9, 2005

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    A short list of must sees. All of them well worth it.
    The Commonwealth Bank in Martin Place. I think it is number 48
    The Observatory in the Rocks,
    The Aquarium,
    The Parramatta Rivercat,
    The Fish Markets in Pyrmont
    Centennial Park
    South Head
    Botany Bay
    St Mary's Cathedral
    The Hyde Park Barracks,
    High Tea at the Sir Stamford in Macquarie Street
    A drink in The Horizon Bar of the Shangri-la Hotel
    The Italian Forum, Leichardt
    King Street Newtown
    A trip to Manly on the Ferry,
    All these things are well worth the effort so make time and go for it. You will enjoy.

    A Good cup of Coffee is very important on holiday
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    by laughingsun69 Updated Aug 19, 2004

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    HI i love bushwalking and sydney has alot to
    offer in this area ,one of my favourites is the jerusalem trail north of sydney .The bush here is subtropical rainforest lots of ferns waterfalls trees, creeks the track starts of near cowan railway station and winds down to a beautiful secluded bay ,often youll have it to yourself sometimes boats come in and anchor as its very deep here in parts ,you can fish or just relax .

    cowan bay
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    Something that I have never seen before

    by unravelau Written Apr 24, 2003

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    While I have seen plenty of koala in the wild and often with babies on their backs, this was the first time that I had ever seen a baby suckling its mother. Although this was taken at Taronga Park Zoo and far from being totally in the wild, every effort is made to keep all of the animals in as close to their proper environment as possible.

    Madonna and child.
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    want to catch a movie while...

    by jrs1234 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    want to catch a movie while you're in Australia? Sydney is a pretty good place to do it - head to George Street, just up from Town Hall Station, where you'll find a big cinema complex just opposite Planet Hollywood. There's also an independent cinema next door to Planet Hollywood, too. Other independents can be found all over town, there's one in Martin Place (the Dendy), a couple in Oxford Street, and there's the Valhalla at Glebe.

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  • At different times of the year...

    by lucy83 Updated Aug 31, 2002

    At different times of the year different events happen. If you happen to come to Sydney during Easter you must go to the 'Easter Show'.
    The Easter Show is a day full of fun for family, and friends. You can go on lots of rides, buy show bags with lots of goodies in them, see different events like sheep sheering or parades, or simply visit the baby farm.

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