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Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"With a warm and mild climate year-round the open-air double-decker coach tour is a perfect way to sightsee in Sydney and Bondi. Hop aboard the open-top double-decker bus at any of the 34 stops around the city. Enjoy live commentary from your onboard guide as you sit back and relax on the full ride which takes about 90 minutes or hop off to sightsee and explore at your own pace.Discover Sydney's highlights including the Sydney Opera House Sydney Harbour Bridge the historic Rocks district and Sydney’s CBD (Central Business District). Hop off the coach to browse the stores in modern shopping areas or grab a bite to eat at the bustling Sydney Fish Market. Stretch your legs as you stroll around the Royal Botanic G
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Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney and Bondi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"For great views of Sydney and Bondi while you’re in port in Sydney travel around the city in an open-top double-decker bus. The Sydney and Bondi routes take you around the world's most beautiful harbor past towering skyscrapers iconic buildings like the Sydney Opera House the iron-lace terrace houses of Paddington Double Bay’s millionaires’ mansions and legendary Bondi Beach. Sydney’s year-round climate of blue skies and sunshine makes it the ideal location for an open-top bus ride while in port.You can hop on and off as many times as you like aboard both each tour takes approximately 90 minutes and includes interesting on-board commentary. The bus departs every 15 to 20 minutes from each stop and tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use. The tours connect at 100 William Street or Central Station sto
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Australian Museum General Entry Ticket
"Arrive at the Australian Museum at a time that suits you — your ticket is valid anytime the museum is open and includes entrance to the permanent exhibits. Three floors house some of the more than 18 million items in the museum’s collection including priceless fossils and unusual artifacts. The minerals collection alone holds more than 53000 specimens from Australia and abroad.In the Surviving Australia exhibition marvel at massive animals that once roamed Australia including giant wombats and echidnas. See live animals such as a baby freshwater crocodile a python and lizards; then find out how the most dangerous creatures hunt their prey. The Indigenous Australians and Garrigarrang Sea Country exhibits provides an in-depth look at the Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders
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Walk around the city, even...

Favorite thing Walk around the city, even without any specific destination.

Fondest memory The view I saw when I was on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The scene of the sunset over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Also, just an relaxing afternoon in the Royal Botanic Gardens reading and enjoy the sunshine.

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annipooh
Aug 26, 2002

Take the evening 'haunted...

Favorite thing Take the evening 'haunted sites' walking tour around The Rocks and the Harbour bridge.

Fondest memory I guess the reason why I like Sydney so much is because it is almost exactly like San Diego. Same weather, similar geography and nightlife, etc.

My own personal best memories of Sydney involve the time I spent singing with the Sydney Harmony Chorus, the 90-man barbershop chorus in Sydney.

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zanzan
Aug 26, 2002

Explore the city by walking...

Favorite thing Explore the city by walking around... even if it causes aching feet... see Oxford Street, see Royal Botanical Garden (but don't forget to leave before it closes down... I had to be picked up by one of the park-rangers, shame on me...)

Fondest memory Nothing special.... just the feeling I get everytime I remember my first visit to the city and to Australia generally

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corey07
Aug 26, 2002

try all the different foods on...

Favorite thing try all the different foods on offer that you wouldn't get at home.
take a walk up the harbour bridge and take a ride on the ferries.

Fondest memory the whole of this visit has been some thing i shell never forget for the rets of my life.

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Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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If you've only got a week or a...

Favorite thing If you've only got a week or a few days in Sydney, your time would be best spent by taking a walk around the wider CBD area, visiting The Rocks or spending time on the harbour. The harbour is Sydney and on a warm day, with a clear blue sky, there is no better place on earth.

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ankx
Aug 25, 2002

sky-diving...its FUN..!!Taking...

Favorite thing sky-diving...its FUN..!!Taking a City Circle train, the Monorail or walking is the best way of seeing city attractions, while buses and ferries represent the best way to visit points and attractions around the harbour. The government-run Explorer Buses and Sydney Pass service represent an ideal and inexpensive way to see most of the main tourist points around the city and out to Bondi.

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Aug 25, 2002

Circular Quay, Opera House, Botanic gardens

Favorite thing Kill a couple of hours by taking a walk from Circular Quay, around the Opera House and the Botanic Gardens. Beautiful Gardens, great photo opportunities around here. You could lie in the gardens for a few hours and bask in the sun (as many people do). Walk all the way up to Mrs Macquaries Chair (pic left), a carved rock ledge seat where Elizabeth Macquarie, the Governor’s wife, liked to sit and watch the harbour. Harbour panorama from here. More info and photos: http://www.rbgsyd.gov.au/

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SydneyGal
Aug 25, 2002

Walk about the old parts....

Favorite thing Walk about the old parts. There's so much history here, despite the fact that it feels so modern. It was thrilling to glimpse the Harbour Bridge from unexpected angles, such as when I was wandering through the The Rocks, as one of the old parts of town is called, and came upon the view captured in the pic above. Not your usual postcard shot! The pic on the left was from the top of the AMP tower.

Fondest memory Blue, blue sky, and the weird feeling of being both in the UK and in the US, at the same time!

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Aug 25, 2002
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"A Ramble around Sydney"
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"Love Those Sydneysiders"
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"Sydney - For the discerning tourist"
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When you come to Sydney you...

Favorite thing When you come to Sydney you should go to the Central Business District (CBD). This is the hub of Sydney with shops, cafes, department stores. In the evening try some clubs and and bars if you like that sort of thing. (I like the Slip Inn on Sussex St. personally) For shopping and street entertainment, the Pitt St. Mall is good for that. There are many performance artists here, especially during school holidays and major national/international events.

Also, have a look at Darling Harbour-you can get a monorail to the area.(AU$3.50) Darling Harbour has many lovely outdoor cafes on the waterfront (this is Cockle Bay). Wonderful shopping venues and entertainment sites.
And hey, what about Circular Quay?? You can't miss out on that area. This is where the Harbour Bridge and Opera House is located. There are harbour boats that you can take to the zoo, the train station is there to take you anywhere to a nearby suburb, right up to an hour away if you please. Museum of Contemporary Art is also here. There is SO much to do in Sydney if you have the time :)

If it is good weather, you should take a ferry to Manly from Circular Quay. It takes around 15 minutes or so, and the view is great! (AU$10.00 return adult ticket from Circ. Quay)

(BY THE WAY, THIS SYDNEY SITE IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION, WILL HAVE MUCH MORE INFO ON SYDNEY ONCE PHOTOS ARE DEVELOPED) :) VISIT SOON!

Fondest memory The people and shopping!! Most people are more than happy to help visitors when they are here. You only have to ask. I miss the unique city style that is unique to Sydney. So many outdoor cafes which are fantastic during the warmer months and walking along the cove to the Botanical Gardens past the Opera House is something that I miss when I'm not in Sydney. This city has a great atmosphere.

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Dominique2k
Aug 25, 2002

Take a walk through the...

Favorite thing Take a walk through the downtown area of Sydney. A great walk is to start at far end of the walkway leading to the opera house and circular quay. It's a park I believe. From there walk to the water and follow the sidewalk along the water for about a mile or so until you get to the opera house. From there, head towards downtown, walking up whatever street you come out on, you'll go past the parliment building and find yourself eventually in Hyde park. Hang out there for a while, then either go left or right. Left takes you to more downtown spots, right should lead you to the harbor once again.

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Venturingnow
Aug 25, 2002

A good favorite in Sydney is...

Favorite thing A good favorite in Sydney is to just walk around (or you could catch the Sydney Explorer Bus) the City Centre. I suggest hitting the Rocks, Circular Quay, the Sydney Botanic Gardens, St. Martin Place, and the Darling Harbour. It gives you the best of downtown Sydney!

Fondest memory A new thing to do in Sydney is the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb (www.bridgeclimb.com.au). But if you're not up to that you can simply walk across the bridge on the pedestrian walkway and go up the pylon tower. The views are virtually the same but the BridgeClimb is a little more adventuresome (and expensive).

tim123
Aug 24, 2002

Take a whole day walking along...

Favorite thing Take a whole day walking along the harbour. From the bridge, past the port, to the Opera House and beyond.

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Sep 12, 2002

Things to Do Near Sydney

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Sydney Cricket Ground

During our visit to Sydney in Feb/March 2012; we we fortunate to watch a cricket game here(my first live crisket match). It was Australia vs. India; Australia kicked butt and won. The thing that...
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Australian Museum

It had been a number of years since I had visited the Australian Museum but I was recently drawn back, attracted by the fact that it was hosting a special exhibition, Trailblazers, honouring...
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Capitol Theatre

Watching Guys and Dolls, a musical at the Capitol Theatre is an enriching experience. The theatre has a very impressive architectural design, both inside and out. The ushers and usherettes are helpful...
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Paddington and Paddington Market

Paddington Paddington is well-known for its residential area of leafy tree lined streets, with large three storey Victorian terraces overhanging the tiny narrow lanes, it is an impressive, stylish...
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Chinatown

Through a combination of cloud murals/etchings and thirty hanging silver spirit figures artist Jason Wing, of Aboriginal and Chinese descent, made a stunning transformation of the 200 metres long...
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Sydney Entertainment Centre

Georgia was excited and honoured to participate in her second Schools Spectacular at the Sydney Entertainment Centre at the end of November 2010. She did this for the first time last year and...
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